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Stunning Islands To Visit For A Budget-Friendly Getaway

By Shandley McMurray


Sri Lanka
It's easy to budget when visiting Sri Lanka. After you've paid for airfare (the largest expense), you can expect reasonable rates on hotels, food, and transportation.
A night at Jayananda Estate Villa costs $17 with breakfast, tickets cost around $15.50 for first class on the luxury Ella Odyssey Train, and a meal will cost between $3 and $11.
Set just off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar has pristine (and super cheap) beaches blanketed with white sand. Food items range from $4 to $13 and come with rave reviews.
In Zanzibar City, accommodations range from one-bedroom apartments for $21 in Kiwengwa Beach to under $100 for a double room (including breakfast) at the Taj Nungwi Hotel.
It's easy and super cheap to explore the diverse landscapes of this Indonesian haven. Perama Tour & Travel offers a shuttle bus that costs just over $6 to travel 20 miles.
Street food is cheap and available across the island, and accommodations range from bed and breakfast for $12 a night to $30 for a deluxe garden room at a four-star resort.
Malta is a haven for history buffs, and there's no cost to see many of its attractions, including the upper and lower Barrakka Gardens, which offer captivating views.
Entreés at Forty Fishes costs as low as $11, and rates at So City Adults-only Hotel start at $80. The average bus ticket costs about $1.60 in the off-season and $2.20 in summer.
Budget-friendly Madeira offers great weather year-round and is a perfect place to see magical views from hillside terraces, towering mountains, or the Cabo Girão Viewpoint.
Accommodations are plentiful and start at about a night. Food at Lido's Tavern will cost between $2.20 and $11, and a one-day bus ticket will cost about $5.