The Hanoitimes - Online travel company TravelBird has released its annual 2018 Beach Price Index, which breaks down the daily expenses of a beach holiday at 327 seaside locations in 90 different countries. Vietnam came in first for cheapest beach holidays, while the world’s most expensive ones are found in the Pacific region and Italy, according to TravelBird, a Netherland-based travel company. Cua Dai beach. The study reveals the prices at 327 of the most popular beaches from over 90 countries, based on local tourism board numbers and data from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The three cheapest beaches in Vietnam include Cua Dai beach in Hoi An (Quang Nam province) with US$15 for all six items, city beach in Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa province) with US$16 for all six items, Long beach in Phu Quoc island (Kien Giang province) with US$18 for all six items. The study found out what were the most affordable spots, TravelBird looked at the prices of five popular beach … [Read more...] about Vietnam tops cheapest beach holidays worldwide: TravelBird
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For more general advice on booking a holiday in Portugal, see our Portugal summer holiday guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays. Porto de Mós, Western Algarve The sweeping sands of Porto de Mos are overlooked by dramatic multicoloured cliffs, which, further along the coast, harbour hidden caverns and pretty archways. This is why the Algave is such a coveted holiday destination. Ochre-coloured Vivenda Miranda, once a private home, is perched atop the cliffs and is a spectacular spot to while away lazy days. Its 26 rooms offer wonderful sea views, while its verdant garden, studded as it is with palm trees, juts out to cliff edge and overlooks the golden sands below. It's all about pandering to pleasure here; Neal’s Yard has just opened its first overseas spa at the hotel, while the kitchen serves delicious dishes that make good use of local produce. The path down to the beach, which wends past the … [Read more...] about The top 5 beach holidays in Portugal for 2017
For more general advice on booking a holiday in Greece, see our Greece summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays. Iguana Beach, Crete Lucky Haniá has two lovely, clean, amenitied town beaches, 4km west at the end of a frequent urban bus line. They’re separated by a headland, with a third, westerly cape graced by the little Church of the Holy Apostles, which lends its name to the area. The easterly cove is smaller and crowded, but more protected from occasional surf; the second, universally known as “Iguana” after its quirky kantína and sunbed concession, is bigger and more exposed, but the thick sand shelves gently enough for kids, and the pristine water rates a Blue Flag. The closest recommendable lodging is the Sorta Apartments in Makrys Tihos district, with seven fully self-catering units in somewhat bright colour schemes, or the bigger, nearby Athina Beach Hotel, both … [Read more...] about The top 10 beach holidays in Greece for 2018
Spain will be able to boast of having a record 681 high quality 'Blue Flag' beaches this summer, 34 more than in 2014 and the highest number in the world. The Blue Flag rating is awarded by the non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to beaches and marinas that meet tough water quality and safety standards. Some 48 countries participate in the voluntary scheme which also takes environmental management and education into account. Spain has the highest number of Blue Flags in the world since 1987 and 2014 is no exception. SEE ALSO: The Local List of Spain's beaches for 2014 On Tuesday FEE annouced the country now has 573 beaches and 108 marinas with the Blue Flag denomination. This puts Spain streaks ahead of Greece (407), Turkey (397) and France (379). Galicia has the highest number of blue flag locations (123), while Valencia comes close with 120. State Tourism Secretary Isabel Borrego welcome the news of … [Read more...] about Spain tops clean beaches global rankings
TripAdvisor announced its annual Travelers' Choice Awards, declaring the top beaches in the United States travelers should consider this year, along with suggestions of nearby oceanfront hotels to book. From Hawaii to California, here are the top 10 spots to soak up the sun on your next vacation. 10. Lanikai Beach – Kailua, Hawaii Lanikai Beach, located on the Windward Coast of Oahu, is a cherished treasure for beachgoers. Lanikai, meaning "heavenly sea," has plenty of activities for travelers including canoe tours, kayak rentals and snorkeling the crystal blue sea. Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head (from $242 per night on TripAdvisor) 9. Santa Monica Beach – Santa Monica, California Travelers visiting Santa Monica Beach can soak up the sun on the coastline while still enjoying mountain views. The location is also a favorite among television and movie producers, and with dozens of walking and biking paths, there's plenty to … [Read more...] about TripAdvisor’s top 10 beaches to visit in the U.S.