Holidays are the perfect escape from the daily grind.
It’s especially easy to relax on all-inclusive holidays – where everything you could possibly want is all in one place.
Following two years of restrictions, many of us will be itching to get away this year. Yet, with the cost of living crisis squeezing our bank accounts to breaking point, holidays need to fit into a tighter budget.
To help us out, Savoo has analysed 46 popular holiday destinations to determine the cheapest locations for a budget – as well as comparing costs against reviews to find the best value for money.
The team checked out all-inclusive packages, including flights, for a seven-day trip in July 2022.
And the results are in – these are the top locations for your budget this summer.
Crowned the cheapest all-inclusive holiday destination is Agadir, Morocco. It costs £490 per person this July, when the average temperature is an ideal 26°C.
Sitting along the shore of Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, Agadir is nestled in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas mountains.
As a resort town, it is known for its golf courses, vast crescent beach and seaside promenade – with all the cafes and restaurants you could possibly want.
Costa Brava, Spain
Coming in second is Costa Brava in Spain, costing £546 per person.
Costa Brava is another coastal resort, this one is in Northeastern Spain. It’s part of Catalonia, where they speak Catalan rather than Spanish.
It overlooks the Mediterranean sea and enjoys hot summers – averaging 29°C.
Next up is Istanbul, Turkey, with a price tag of £559. This major, bustling city is not the one for a quiet seaside escape, but it’s bursting with culture and history.
Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia across something called the Bosphorus Strait. In the Old City you can see evidence of old Empires that ruled there – including the Roman-era Hippodrome and Egyptian obelisks.
For almost £30 more (£593), you can hop over to Italy for an all-inclusive stay in Sorrento.
Sorrento is a gorgeous coastal town in southwest Italy, built into cliffs that overlook the Gulf of Naples.
Visit for stunning water views, winding narrow alleys, delicious Italian food and coffee enjoyed in the square.
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Rounding out the top five is Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
This trip will cost you £612 per person and, understandably, Fuerteventura is known as a popular holiday destination – thanks to its white sandy beaches and pleasantly warm weather.
The final five:
Still relatively affordable for all-inclusive holidays, but just missing out on the top five spots, are:
- Madeira, Portugal £630
- Marrakech, Morocco £645
- Gran Canaria, Spain £659
- Majorca, Balearic Islands £696
- Antalya, Turkey £700
Top tips for booking the perfect all-inclusive:
- Identify your needs – Lay out your expectations for a holiday. Are you planning a trip with your family or with friends? Hoping to explore the city during the day or to relax at the hotel pool? Looking for resort-esque activities, or a place packed with culture? Deciding all of this will really help you narrow your search.
- Have a closer look at what’s included – Don’t get sucked into the ‘all-inclusive’ promise: some all-inclusive hotels can not include the same amenities as other locations and offers.
- Check the weather – A standard for any holiday. Weather can change on a whim, but check for average temperature forecasts to get an idea of whether the place is for you.
Best value for money
Value for money is important when picking a holiday destination. If you can afford to shell out a few extra hundred for a place with great ratings, try Sal in Cape Verde.
Savoo trawled Booking.com for reviews from holdiaymakers and compared these with the holiday cost. It found that Sal came out on top.
It costs £920 per person with an average review score of 89/100.
In second place is Antalya in Turkey, which also ranks as the 10th cheapest location, at £700 per person.
You will be spolit for choice in Antalya, which has no less than 700 all-inclusive spots on offer.
Also, coming in at great value for money is North Male Atoll in the Maldives at £2,244, Hurghada in Egypt for £887 and Madeira, Portugal for £630.
There are plenty of spots to choose from, but steer clear of Pula, Croatia for your all-inclusive: not only is it the most expensive all-inclusive location in Europe, but it’s also the worst value for money – with just one offer of an all-inclusive and no reviews available.
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