Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and campsites in Croatia

July 3, 2014

Croatia has a short and intense high season. All prices cited here are valid for stays from mid-June to late August. Note that rates drop dramatically – sometimes by up to 50% – out of season. Beaches are rare in rocky Croatia, so these top 10 picks book out far in advance. Hotel Solitudo, Lastovo […]

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Florida’s best beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

February 13, 2013

The Sunshine State has more than 600 miles of beaches, some of them regarded among the best in the world. Whether you’re catching Atlantic Ocean waves on Florida’s East Coast or slipping your toes into the powdery white sand of one of the Gulf Coast barrier islands along the west, here’s our pick of the […]

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Australia’s best beach accommodation on a budget: west coast

February 5, 2013

Kooljaman camp, Cape Leveque, Kimberley To the far north of Western Australia, adventure awaits at Cape Leveque. Around 220km from Broome, Kooljaman is an award-winning camp owned by the Aboriginal communities of One Arm Point and Djarindjin. Getting there is an experience itself with the easiest choice (albeit most expensive) to fly into the camp’s […]

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Australia’s best beach accommodation on a budget: NSW coast

October 31, 2012

Lennox Head Bed & Breakfast, Lennox Head A rustic family home-cum-guesthouse in the hugely popular beach location of Lennox Head. The mellow neighbour to the often manic Byron Bay, it is populated by happy surfers, bohemian families and sea changers from Sydney, and has a cluster of excellent coffee spots and restaurants – try Quattro […]

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Brittany’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

July 18, 2012

Villa Tri Men/Hôtel du Bac, Sainte-Marine Originally a grand holiday home and now a boutique hotel, the Villa Tri Men sits elegantly on a leafy peninsula in the pretty fishing village of Sainte-Marine, 16 miles from Quimper. Most of its 20 bedrooms look across the harbour and the Odet estuary towards the fashionable resort of […]

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California’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

April 11, 2012

Crystal Cove Beach Cottages, Crystal Cove state park These bohemian, higgledy-piggledy beach cottages sit in the heart of Crystal Cove State Park’s 3½ miles of winding white-sand coastline. They were built in the 30s and 40s and have been lovingly restored with vintage seaside furniture and period details. Each cottage is either on the beach […]

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