Sometimes only sitting by your own private pool, sipping a cocktail that a waiter has kindly brought to you will do. Yes, that’s right I’m talking about the joys of a high-end holiday. You know the ones with the fancy resorts, massive super king-size beds, and fluffy slippers on tap. Of course, such a break can leave a serious dent in your wallet. Unless you follow the tried and tested advice, you will find below that is.
Buy each part of your holiday separately.
Package holidays are the industry standard for a reason. It is because they are the most convenient way to do things. After all, you book once, and everything, including your room, flight, and hotel transfer, is sorted for you.
However, there is also a premium attached to booking a package holiday, especially a high-end one. Something that means you can make significant savings by booking each part separately.
The best way to do this is to find accommodation in a location you like and work back there. In particular, try to time your visit in the offseason, which is likely to be when rooms are cheapest.
Also, be sure to use flight comparison sites for the best deals. Remember, too, that flights at hours that are less social such as the middle of the night, will be vastly cheaper.
Finally, do a little research online to see if any buses or trains will take you to your hotel. Then you won’t have to pay out for leasing a car during your stay.
Research the exchange rate before you book.
Another smart way to get a high-end holiday for a low price is to do a little research before you book. What you’re looking for is a place that meets your requirements and has a favourable exchange rate compared to home. Therefore you need to carefully think about what you want from your break before you begin your search.
In fact, by choosing a destination based partially on the exchange rate, you can live the high life when it comes to eating out, entertainment, and cocktails without worrying about budgets or overspending at all.
Take advantage of voucher codes.
There are two types of holidaymaker in this world. The first always pays what is asked of them for any product or service they buy. While the second jumps online before they click that ‘buy now’ button and check for a voucher code.
Of course, it’s the latter holidaymaker that gets the best deal. The reason being that there is a wealth of discount codes for your Summer 2021 holiday online right at this moment! So, do yourself a favour and check before you book. Otherwise, you may end up paying more than you need to.
Don’t pay for extras on your flight.
Many flights seem to be priced in a way that is too good to be true. However, it’s essential to factor into your total all the costs involved, including hold luggage, tax, food, and seat choices.
Of course, if you hope to keep costs as low as possible, paying for only what is necessary is the best approach. That means not pre-booking your seats, or eating or drinking on the plane. It also means avoiding the hold luggage fee by packing light and only taking a carry on.
The good news is that taking only a carry-on can provide you with many advantages, as it’s not just cheaper, but will make your fashion choices each morning easier too. You can even find a great guide on how to choose a plus-size capsule wardrobe that will fit in a carry on here.
Of course, you must buy your essential items such as swimwear and sun cream at home and take them with you on holiday. The reason being that such things tend to be vastly overpriced in vacation resorts.
Save on car hire once you are at your destination.
There are two options to consider when it comes to savings and car hire. The first is that you can shop around and get the best deal from local rental companies. While the second is to avoid the cost of hiring a car altogether.
This latter option can work very well on higher-end holidays, the reason being that they are often in resorts that contain everything you need for your entire stay. Additionally, such resorts are often easily navigated by bike. Also, if you choose a location with warm weather, cycling can add an enjoyable dimension to your holiday that will save you money at the same time.