The idea of staying on a paradise island when you’re on a budget can sometimes seem that it will only ever be one of those things you would love to do … one day. That isn’t necessarily so!
No matter where you live in the world, or where else you travel, there is often a beautiful island within easy reach. Here are 20 of them to enjoy.
Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa
Zanzibar or Ungula is an island with accommodation for all budgets. It lies in the Indian Ocean, off Tanzania on the east coast of Africa. Also known as the “The Spice Islands”, Zanzibar has a history of trade in cloves, cinnamon, and other spices. There is plenty you can see and do at very little cost on Zanzibar. You can explore the maze of the Old Stone Town and eat at local markets. The beaches and the Dhows in the water during sunrise and sunset on the coast are sublime.
Magnet Island, Australia
Magnet Island is an affordable place if you want to on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It’s only eight kilometers of the coast of Townsville in Queensland and is also a commuter. This means you’ll mix of permanent residents and fellow travelers. There’s a bird sanctuary, walking tracks, and coral reefs to explore, and yes, you’ll even see a koala or two!