Holidays are the perfect escape from the daily routine.
You can relax particularly well on an all-inclusive holiday – everything your heart desires is in one place.
After two years of restrictions, many of us will be desperate to get away this year. But with the cost of living crisis straining our bank accounts to the breaking point, vacations have to fit into a tighter budget.
To help us, Savoo analyzed 46 popular vacation destinations to determine the cheapest spots on a budget – and compared costs to reviews to find the best value.
The team reviewed all-inclusive packages, including flights, for a seven-day trip in July 2022.
And the results are in – these are the top locations for your budget this summer.
Crowned the cheapest all-inclusive holiday destination is Agadir, Morocco. All-inclusive holidays in July cost around £490 per person when the average temperature is an ideal 26°C.
Agadir sits on the shores of Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, nestled in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains.
As a holiday resort it is well known for its golf courses, extensive crescent beach and seafront promenade – with all the cafes and restaurants you could wish for.
Costa Brava, Spain
In second place is the Costa Brava in Spain, where trips cost an average of £546 per person.
Costa Brava is another coastal resort located in northeastern Spain. It’s a part of Catalonia where people speak Catalan rather than Spanish.
It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and enjoys hot summers – an average of 29°C.
Next is Istanbul, Turkey, with a price tag of £559 for the average package. This big, bustling city doesn’t lend itself to a quiet seaside retreat, but it is steeped in culture and history.
Istanbul spans Europe and Asia across the so-called Bosphorus Strait. In the old town you can see evidence of ancient empires that ruled there – including the hippodrome from Roman times and the Egyptian obelisks.
For almost £30 more (£593 on average) you can fly to Italy for an all-inclusive stay in Sorrento.
Sorrento is a beautiful seaside town in southwest Italy built into cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
Visit the plaza for stunning water views, winding narrow streets, delicious Italian food and coffee on the plaza.
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Rounding out the top 5 is Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
This trip will cost you £612 per person and Fuerteventura is understandably known as a popular holiday destination thanks to its white sandy beaches and pleasantly warm weather.
The last five:
Still relatively affordable for all-inclusive vacations, but just inside the top five, are:
- Madeira, Portugal £630
- Marrakech, Morocco £645
- Gran Canaria, Spain £659
- Mallorca, Balearic Islands £696
- Antalya, Turkey £700
Top tips for booking the perfect all-inclusive:
- Identify your needs – Describe your expectations for a vacation. Are you planning a trip with your family or friends? Explore the city during the day or relax by the hotel pool? Looking for resort-like activities or somewhere rich in culture? Deciding all of this will really help you narrow down your search.
- Take a closer look at what’s included – Don’t be fooled by the “all-inclusive” promise: Some all-inclusive hotels may not include the same amenities as other locations and offers.
- Check out how the weather will be – A standard for every holiday. The weather can change on a whim, but check the average temperature forecasts to get an idea if the location is right for you.
Best price performance ratio
When choosing a holiday destination, value for money is important. If you can afford to spend a few hundred euros more for a place with great reviews, try Sal in Cape Verde.
Savoo scoured Booking.com for traveler reviews and compared them to vacation costs. Turns out Sal had the edge.
Trips to this place cost around £920 per person with an average rating of 89/100.
In second place is Antalya in Turkey, which is also the 10th cheapest place at £700 per person.
You are spoiled for choice in Antalya, which has no fewer than 700 all-inclusive places on offer.
Also great value for money are North Male Atoll in the Maldives for £2,244, Hurghada in Egypt for £887 and Madeira, Portugal for £630.
There are many places to choose from, but avoid Pula, Croatia for your all-inclusive: Not only is it the most expensive all-inclusive location in Europe, it’s also the worst value for money — with just one offering an all -Inclusive and no ratings available.
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