Maldives tours and trips under $1000 per person
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Simply because a luxe escape to Bora Bora may be out of reach — a one-way plane ticket can cost you $1,500 — doesn't mean you can't have that bucket-list beach vacation. There are plenty of other romantic islands and sparkling shorelines with overwater bungalows that are as equally postcard-worthy — but cheaper to get to.
Here are our top picks for lust-worthy and budget-friendly places similar to Bora Bora.
Surrounded by the clear, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean off Africa's eastern coast, the Seychelles is home to 115 islands. Each little bit of paradise hosts soft-sand beaches, lush tropical forests and unique plant and animal life — including jellyfish trees, latanier palms and coco de mer fruit.
In the warm waters of the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka, this chain of more than 1,000 islands consists of 26 coral atolls. Spot dolphins and whales in its perfect blue lagoons from your overwater bungalow.
With its similar French Polynesian heritage, turquoise waters and white beaches, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the difference between the Cook Islands and Bora Bora. A main draw here is the easy travel — Air New Zealand offers nonstop flights from L.A. that are barely longer than a day at the office.
From its enviable beaches and relaxed vibe to rich history and exotic appeal, Indonesia is a gorgeous place to channel your inner beach bum. Choose Bali for its breathtaking waterfalls, majestic volcanoes and island-in-the-sun vibe.
Perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, Panama is a veritable tropical paradise where mañana is the unofficial catch phrase: aka — we'll do it tomorrow. Today is for relaxing on the beach.
You'll find cheaper overwater bungalows here than in Bora Bora, plus bumpin' nightlife and fewer American tourists overall.
Seeking an exotic escape with pristine beaches that won’t blow the budget? Try Cambodia. It's got islands and beaches galore, without the hefty price tag.
Visit Preah Sihanouk for coastal views from the mainland, or venture onto Koh Rong for a more rustic beach bungalow experience.
When it comes to beach destinations, Malaysia may not be the first place that comes to mind. But sitting so close to Indonesia, it shares some of its idyllic landscape.
We love Langkawi for its 99 picturesque islands, swaying coconut trees and glorious diving waters. But if you like more colonial architecture and a cosmopolitan feel, glam it up in Penang.
Hailed as having more than 7,000 islands waiting for you to explore, the Phillipines boasts some of the best in the world — Boracay, Cebu and Palawan, to name a few. Each offers different attractions, like crystal-clear waters and powder-soft beaches to historical monuments.
All prices were quoted in January 2020, using dates in September 2020 as a guide.
Whether Bora Bora's too pricey or you simply want to go somewhere new — and less trafficked by social media influencers — these places offer a similar escape from the day-to-day hustle of life. Soothing ocean waves and tropical activities abound in French Polynesia and beyond.
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