Nothing feels better than a vacation. It’s totally refreshing to go on a vacation or trip even for just a couple of days. One of the most common we encounter when planning a trip is the budget and our destination.
Going on a beach vacation is a top choice among travellers. Sure there are plenty of beaches around the globe that we end up confused on where we want to go first. Known for its stunningly beautiful beaches, NSW is one of the go-to destinations for coastal holidays. With plenty of beaches to choose from, you’ll surely pick the right one for you. Here are some tips to relax in the ocean breeze without breaking the bank.
Budget In Advance
If you’re somewhere in Australia, you don’t need to go far. Plan and have the best time out on a coastal holiday NSW. Start saving now if you’re planning to go on a trip this summer. Aside from having lots of time to save, you also have plenty of time to think through your itinerary. Estimate all the possible costs in your trip; from plane tickets or gas for your car up to the tiniest expenses such as shopping for local trinkets.
If you want to cut down on expenses, consider choosing a local beach near you. You can save a great deal on plane tickets and travel. Save more by doing a picnic-style family beach getaway. Pack your own lunch and take your lounge chairs plus music to be more comfortable. You get to enjoy the sea breeze in your hair and nature’s beauty without having to spend too much.
Avoid Peak Seasons
During peak times, hotels and resorts charge higher rates than the usual. Try considering a weekend beach trip or have an off-season vacation. Not only the rates are lower this time, you also get to fully enjoy your stay since it’s not too crowded.
Consider Less Known Beaches
Vacationers often look for the perfect beach and they tend to choose among those with reputation. If you’re more of an explorer, you’ll find that there are lots of cheaper, lesser known beaches at par with the luxurious ones. You might just find your dream beach among them.
Rent a Vacation Home
If you’re planning on having a long vacation, it might be financially distressing when you think of staying in a hotel. Vacation homes are generally affordable than hotels especially when you have lots of company. Typically, it has a kitchen which allows you to cook your meals. It helps you save a lot rather than dining out. Choose one that is accessible to your chosen beach and other essential businesses to cut off travel fare costs.
Plan Your Itinerary Ahead
Layout the activities that you and your family are planning to do on the beach. Aside from the usual swimming, you may also want to try scuba diving, snorkeling or boating. For thrill-seekers, you can try water sports such as surfing, stand up paddling or parasailing. Include the expenses in these activities on your budget plan. Kids can enjoy playing beach volleyball or making sandcastles. Bring all the necessities such as sunscreen, beach balls, beach toys, floaters, inflatable rafts or even some water sports gear if you have one. Shops there have marked-up prices so it’s best to come prepared.
See? You really don’t have to spend all of our hard-earned savings on one coastal vacation. With proper research and planning, you’ll surely get to relax and enjoy more under the sun.