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5 Affordable Beach Getaways – Enjoy the Surf on a Budget

A beach holiday does not have to be an expensive and luxurious affair; instead, you can enjoy all the sun, sand and surf you want at a cost which is just right for your budget. You can choose to enjoy an affordable beach getaway from amongst a number of exotic locations, as listed below.


Mirissa in Sri Lanka

Mirissa is a beautiful stretch of beach located along the south-west coast of Sri Lanka; a true island paradise, listed on online blogs the likes of Sandy Beach Trips, this tropical resort has a lot to offer the sun worshiper on a budget. Mirissa is famous for its whale watching lures; plenty of tours are available from around the beach, and no they do not cause a dent in the wallet. You can chill under the shade of a coconut palm, for free, lounge on the sandy beach and indulge in loads of swimming in the warm, shallow waters of Mirissa Beach, again at no cost. Foodies will love the casual little kiosks serving a range of affordable seafood, and other local food in make-shift huts located in front of the beach.


Nilaveli Beach in Sri Lanka

Nilaveli is located in the town of Trincomalee, which sits along the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The stunning sun-bleached white sand beaches in the area and turquoise blue waters are incomparable, and it's free for you to enjoy on a day trip to the east coast. Plenty of impromptu little seafood cafes, offer one a taste of the local favourites such as crab, while the sunsets at Nilaveli are truly priceless. It's not hard to see why it had helped Sri Lanka become one of the best island getaways. Also, close by is Trincomalee Harbour, tipped to be one of the most beautiful in the world, while whale watching off the shores of 'Trinco', is quite a rewarding activity to look forward to as well.


Tioman – Malaysia

Tioman Island in Malaysia is considered one of the best dive sites in the world. Well known for its vibrant reefs and exotic marine life, this sunny location is ideal for those who crave private beach getaways for holidays. If you are a diving enthusiast, you can opt to take the coach from Singapore to the island, where plenty of budget accommodation is to be found, together with a number of dive centres, from where you can easily rent out equipment for a nominal fee.


Bali – Indonesia

The island of Bali is every sun worshipper's dream destination, and while the Island of Gods caters to the lavish spender, there are plenty of backpacker precincts where one can enjoy an affordable time on the beach. Choose the resorts of Kuta and Jimbaran for a low-cost holiday; these places are popular amongst backpackers and surfers, ensuring there is always a party going on at the beach after dark. The gorgeous stretch of sand along these resort towns are free to enjoy, while the street food stalls keep you well fed without causing a dent in your wallet.


Hikkaduwa – Sri Lanka

The original backpacker resort town of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa or 'Hikka' as the place is better known is where you should go for plenty of action around the beach. Not only is the place loved for its surfing allures, the strong hippie vibes that pervade in Hikka ensures there is plenty of budget accommodation and entertainment throughout the town.