Exotic beach location named ‘cheapest destination’ for Brits with £1.60 beers and white sands
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A beach town on the other side of the world has been named among the cheapest long haul destinations, boasting cheap beer, white sandy beaches and beautiful scenery.
This destination has been popular with tourists for a long time now, but now it has been named as the cheapest destination for British tourists in the ‘Long Haul Holiday Report 2023’ conducted by the Post Office.
Because the value of the local currency falling down sharply recent times, the overall cost of a visit to that part of the world has come down by 19.2 percent since last autumn.
Of course, the economy going badly for them is not good news, but more tourists would certainly bring more cash into the area, so hopefully they get an uptick after this report.
The report takes 10 common items and activities, things like alcohol, bottles of water, sun cream, and the like, before then aggregating them together and working out where the cheapest places for British tourists are.
This year, that place is Hoi An, in Vietnam.
Across the 10 metrics, the average cost was just £52.66.
There’s some seriously cheap stuff here, too.
For example, a bottle of beer will set you back just £1.60.
A glass of wine, that’ll come in at an average of £2.85, and a three course meal with a bottle of wine comes in at an average £34.03.
Pretty good stuff, right?
As well as the low cost of the place, we should also mention that it’s absolutely stunning and full of history out in that middle part of Vietnam, as well.
Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the well-preserved trading port that dates back to the 15th century.
The architecture is interesting as well, showing off the hallmarks of the colonial French style.
There’s also a thriving tailoring industry, should you fancy getting hold of some fancy bespoke togs, and it's reportedly the ‘banh mi’ capital of the world, if you want a delicious Vietnamese sandwich.
So, there’s a lot to enjoy.
As for the relaxation side of things, we’ve already covered that the beer is cheap, but the beaches are also delightful as well.
Cua Dai Beach is popular, as is An Bang Beach, which has restaurants and bars as well.
For the little ones, there’s a huge new waterpark called VinWonders that has slides, pools, rides, and fun for everyone.
The biggest outlay will be for your flights, clocking in at around £600 return with a layover in Singapore or Hanoi, and that’s going to take a good while.
However, five star hotels can start from just £54 per night, and the weather is usually pretty great most of the year.
So, for the price of a swanky holiday in Europe you could easily save a bit of cash and have a great time out in Asia.