10 Luxury Resorts You Can Actually Afford
Luxury doesn’t always have to come at a price so ridiculous, only the rich and famous can enjoy it. Here are a few resort hotels around the world where you’ll get five-star service without the hefty five-star price tag.
1. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Hawaii is a dream destination for many, but it's also home to some of the most expensive resorts. This one, however, offers the best of both worlds: luxury and affordability. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is rated highly among the 3,000 TripAdvisor members who rated it online, and rooms begin at just $249 per night. You'll find yourself sleeping like a baby on their pillow-top mattresses, covered in 250-thread count sheets. You'll also love the stylishly furnished balconies, lively entertainment, delicious restaurants, luxurious pool, children's activities, fitness centre and beachfront locale. Want to full decompress? A visit to their spa should do the trick. For the amount of luxury packed into this one resort, you'll hardly believe you can actually afford to stay here without going completely broke.
2. Riu Palace Macao
This Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic will truly amaze you. It's as luxe as they comes—and a stay here starts at only $180 per night. At this resort, you'll enjoy lavish rooms, fine dining, great shopping, a casino, a nightclub, lively entertainment, an outdoor pool, underwater loungers, a sauna, complete spa services and more, making for an all-around impressive resort. The best part? This spot is all-inclusive, so all your meals, drinks, room accommodations and even a few activities are pre-paid and ready for your unlimited enjoyment. If you're planning a trip down south, this great resort will definitely help you get the most bang for your buck.
3. Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Who says luxury resorts have to cost thousands of dollars per night? This spectacular resort in Phuket, Thailand is reasonably priced at only $130 per night. But that's not to say they're skimping on luxe amenities. At this resort, you'll be able to enjoy gorgeous rooms, blissful bedding, daily complimentary breakfasts, sun loungers on the beach, satellite TV in every room, bathrobes, slippers, turndown service, quiet garden resting area, and of course, an array of restaurants and cafés to choose from every day. The beachfront view, health club, and complimentary children's club will make you think you're dreaming. Just don't pinch yourself too hard because this ultra-luxe resort is the real deal, beloved by travellers the world over.
4. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
You may think anything with the word "Vegas" in its title will come at a ridiculous price, but this resort hotel is actually one of the most affordable of the luxury hotels—and it's a five-star spot! This jaw-dropping hotel starts as low as $110 per night and includes amenities like exquisite bedding and room décor, fine dining on the premises, jetted hot tubs in the rooms, and a heated pool. Plus, you'll even get 15 per cent off your purchases from Macy's just for staying at Trump International. This extravagant hotel may look as though it's reserved for the rich and famous but it's just as accessible to you, too.
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5. British Colonial Hilton Nassau
With excellent reviews, this four-star Bahamas resort will make you feel like you're living like a Hilton. And with rooms starting at under $200 per night, we bet you never guessed your dollar could stretch this far. This luxurious resort includes amenities like a 55-foot outdoor pool complete with extra large sun loungers with shades, access to a private beaches, fancy rooms, plenty of restaurant choices with different price ranges, and an ocean view you won't be able to resist. Luxury certainly comes with a price but this is one that many people can actually afford—without re-mortgaging their homes.
6. Hotel Barcelona Golf Resort
Priced as low as $100 nightly, this golf-lover's resort in Barcelona, Spain resort offers a considerable amount of luxury for an unbeatable price. At this resort, you'll enjoy a lovely outdoor pool, poolside bar, plenty of restaurant choices, spa amenities for ultimate relaxation, and best of all, a peaceful environment. Located in a tranquil spot, this resort is the ideal location for anyone looking for peace and quiet—or a quiet round of golf. The modern rooms and luxe bedding are another perk to this modern-looking, luxurious and affordable resort.
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7. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
With some Disney resorts costing over $600 per night, a stay at this luxurious hotel is a steal at around $175 nightly. In the middle of Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, this resort offers five outdoor swimming pools, four tennis courts, a three-acre playground including waterfalls, a Meditation Garden, and spa services like body scrubs, facials, manicures and massages. In addition to the restaurants, bars and coffee shops, you'll find yourself sleeping soundly on luxurious sheets, in plush, comfortable beds. You'll hardly believe this amazing resort, with excellent online reviews, is one of the most affordable at the park.
8. Hoi An Pacific Hotel & Spa Rooms and Accommodation
A guest favourite, this resort hotel and spa is a fabulous choice for anyone visiting Hoi An, Vietnam. With a full-service spa, remarkable guestrooms, a beautiful rooftop terrace, and a gorgeous outdoor pool, you'd never guess you could book this hotel for only $40 nightly. Vietnam is a relatively inexpensive country so a little goes a long way but this hotel really does go above and beyond. The friendly staff will make your trip even more enjoyable, and you'll soon see why over 900 travellers gave this hotel an overall excellent rating.
9. Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Although a notoriously expensive destination, we did manage to find an affordable and luxurious hotel for you in Aruba. The Renaissance will definitely impress you, as it has impressed guests in the past. For under $200 nightly, you can stay at a resort that offers massages on the beach, poolside bars, a saltwater swimming lagoon with beach, 40 shops, 15 restaurants, a movie theatre, and of course, a casino. On top of all that, the guestrooms are also fully equipped with plush bedding, comfy couches, and furnished patios. Enjoy the luxury of Aruba without the ultra-luxurious price tag at this affordable resort and casino.
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10. Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta
While still an expensive destination, this out-of-this world adult-only resort is reasonably priced, considering all it offers. With rooms starting around $300 per night per person, you'll enjoy a luxury suite, access to a private beach, beachside bars, Egyptian cotton sheets, a newly renovated spa complete with hot tub and sauna, plasma TVs in every room, bathrobes, and turndown service. That's all on top of its amazing on-site dining options, state-of-the-art fitness centre, and super-comfortable canopy loungers on the beach. Did we mention this resort is all-inclusive? That means no surprise charges as your trip progresses. You can eat and drink whenever you please without spending one cent more than you planned on.
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