Cheap, Exotic Beach Resorts Around the World

by , SmarterTravel Staff - January 12, 2009 See all photo galleries
Fiji - Beach at Mango Bay Resort

Just because your money's tight doesn't mean you can't afford a beach vacation to the far-flung hideaway of your dreams. Make an exotic escape a reality with these seven super-affordable resorts in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

Fiji: Mango Bay Resort

It isn't necessary to shell out hundreds of dollars a night for an upscale South Pacific getaway. Mango Bay Resort in Fiji has a fresh take on resorts: It's the island nation's first "flashpacker," an upmarket backbackers' resort located on an enclosed sandy bay on Fiji's main island. You can choose from accommodations ranging from dorm beds (starting at $21 per night) and private safari-style walk-in tents ($109 per night) to a beachfront bure (a Fijian-style bungalow; from $156 per night) and make use of the resort's pool, restaurant, bar, nightclub, and outdoor cinema. In addition, there are plenty of free activities offered, including snorkeling, kayaking, cooking classes, introductory diving classes, and more.

(Photo: Mango Bay Resort)

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