Everyone loves getting royal treatment, but we don’t want to fork out royal sums of money for it. That’s why we’ve fished out the best beach villas for you to pamper yourself at – and you don’t even have to pawn your crown jewels for them.
These might not be four- or five-star hotels, but for such gorgeous rooms at less than S$100/night, we’re not complaining!
1. Bali, Indonesia – Putu Bali Villa and Spa Hotel
This gem is highly rated for its helpful staff, comfort level, and location near some of Bali’s best restaurants. You may want to request for extra repellents at the front desk to keep the mozzies away – especially in the exotic outdoor shower area of each room.
2. Bali, Indonesia – Villa Sonia
From airy, spacious bedrooms to balconies overlooking lush greenery, Villa Sonia has it all. Of course, it has fantastically friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms as well. We’re sold!
3. Phuket, Thailand – Cafe@Luv22 Guest House
I know, I can’t believe that price either! And that’s just for the smaller villas – you can get family-sized villas for only about $50 a night. Don’t be fazed by the dodgy-sounding name though. This place has received great reviews for its location, staff friendliness, and comfort and cleanliness.
4. Bintan, Indonesia – Marjoly Beach Resort
It’s a breezy shack on the sandy shores of Trikora Beach that only appears in our dreams. Well apparently our dreams aren’t as pricey as they look! One thing to note is that this resort is located in a more remote area compared to the other resorts. Not so good for accessibility, but great for absolute peace and quiet!
5. Krabi, Thailand – P.A.N Beach Bungalow
The interior designing may not be much, but it is what’s on the outside that counts here – and the outside looks absolutely delightful. The bungalows open up right onto the beach overlooking the glittering turquoise sea. This resort, like the others, is situated in a quieter area away from other tourists and locals, so it’s a great deal for some peace and serenity.
6. Vung Tau, Vietnam – Tropicana Beach Resort
What do you know, a four-star resort! Who’d have thought they go at this price? Tropicana Beach Resort looks like everything we could ask for – beautifully-decorated room with a view, crystal pool, beach just after the crystal pool, and all under $100! There must be catch, right? Once again it’s located a little further from the more ‘exciting’ places in Vung Tau, so you’ll have to travel out a bit for those. But if you’re just travelling here for the sun and surf, you won’t have much to gripe about.
All prices were attained at current date from Agoda.com. Rates may vary according to date of travel.
By Pamela Chow