Woman overlooking Bali

Budget-Friendly Island Destinations That Are Breathtaking

By Shandley McMurray


Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, you can expect reasonable rates on hotels, food, and transportation. For example, a night at Jayananda Estate Villa costs $17 with breakfast.
Taking the train is one of the most scenic and affordable ways to travel, with tickets around $9.30. For a meal, Flow in the Hilton Colombo Residences will cost between $3 and $11.
On this gorgeous island off the coast of Tanzania, menu items at Lost Soles Bar in Jambiani Village range from $4 to $13, and accommodations start at $20 per night.
Bali bursts with beauty in all forms, and it's super cheap to explore. Perama Tour & Travel offers a shuttle bus that costs just over $6 to travel 20 miles from Kuta to Ubud.
At Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua's resort area, street food is cheap and available across the island. Parthi Puri Ubud, a stunning bed and breakfast, costs only $12 a night.
There's no cost to see many of Malta's attractions, including the upper and lower Barrakka Gardens, and a complete meal can run as low as $11.
As for spending the night, rates at So City Adults-only Hotel start at $80. On Malta's main island, the average bus ticket costs about $1.60 in the off-season and $2.20 in summer.
Madeira is home to magical views, and accommodations start at $77 per night. Food at Lido's Tavern costs between $2.20 and $11, and a one-day bus ticket will cost about $5.