The Best Beach Resorts for a Reasonable Price
Summertime often coincides with vacation time, and one of the most popular summer destinations to hit is the beach. Take a dip in sparkling blue waters and get a tan while lounging on white sand under the hot summer sun. It’s the perfect refreshing vacation filled with relaxation and fun. But it’s not such a walk in the park when the price tag is too high. And really, what do you need a fancy resort with overpriced amenities for when you really just want to be under the sun listening to the waves crash upon the shore? Beach resorts can give you just what you need without being too expensive, and here are some of the best affordable beach resorts in some of the best locations in the world.
Sonesta (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
With prices starting at $189 a night, this place is a steal because floor to ceiling ocean views come standard and the hotel offers amenities such as WiFi and iPad rentals for free. A fitness center, spa suite and two restaurants, one casual beachside and the other sinner sushi, are on site and the rooms are all suite style with comfortable white leather furnishings. As a prime tourist location, Fort Lauderdale resorts can often have steep prices, but Sonesta avoids all that.
El Sitio Hotel (Pedasi, Panama)
A room starts at just $90 a night, and although it has somewhat of a rustic charm, the hotel offers great bang for your buck. Situated on the Playa Venao, this hideaway is small with just 14 rooms, some standard and others offering living space and a balcony. The Rancho Restaurant & Bar has a menu that changes daily to incorporate fresh, seasonal food and locally caught seafood. Playa Venao is great for surfing and nearby Isla Iguana is a snorkeling hot spot.
Amarya Shamiyana (Goa, India)
On the northern shore of Asvem Beach sit four Moghul-royal inspired tents that make up this colorful hotel. The sweeping, white tents are filled with contemporary furnishings and hand-painted Damask murals. Just a few steps away from the Arabian Ocean, suites start at $111.
Rosalie Bay Resort (Dominica, Caribbean)
An eco-friendly boutique hotel with 28 rooms and suites starting at $150 per night, it sits at the foot of the Morne Trois Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rosalie River and covers 22 acres. The hotel relies on solar panels and a wind turbine. On-site, there are organic gardens, a saltwater, onyx-colored pool, a Koi pond, and a fitness center. There is a nearby black sand beach. You can go on a guided hike, rent kayaks, or watch sea turtles.