There are a lot of definitions of “luxury” travel.
We’re going to go with the idea that any trip that you take can be made as luxurious as you want it to be.
You get to decide what luxury is to you!
Whether you’re staying in an OBX rental or you’re flying to Sardinia, you can benefit from these tips for luxury accommodations on a budget.
Mix up where you stay
If you’re going on a trip for longer than a week, try staying at a few different kinds of places.
For example, stay a couple nights at a budget-friendly spot, a few nights in mid-range accommodations, and some more in luxury lodging.
This allows you to spend a few nights in luxury without going over your budget.
Go directly to the source
In other words, talk to the hotel directly about what kind of a deal they can give you. They may be able to offer you a discount that you wouldn’t have been able to get any other way.
Consider a home exchange
Just like it sounds, you stay in someone else’s home and they stay in yours. It can really save you money in accommodations and you get to have the “local” experience.
Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be a single swap. For example, you could stay in someone’s home in Maine while a person from San Diego stays at your house.
Yes, it’s a thing and it’s called “glamping.”
There are even opportunities for glamping all around the world! You might be surprised by how much you love this option!
What about activities? Read on!
“Borrow” a luxury hotel
Did you know that you don’t have to actually be a guest at a luxury hotel in order to use their bar, have an afternoon tea, or book some spa time?
Getting a little taste of luxury without the hefty price tag is a win-win!
Hit the fancy restaurant after hours
Exclusive restaurants are hard to get into and can be ridiculously expensive.
If you go after normal dinner hours, you can usually stop in for a coffee and some dessert with no problem.
It’s a perfect way to get some luxury cuisine and experience without having to shell out big bucks for a whole meal.
The trip offers you will find on Groupon are totally legitimate and can really save you a ton of money for a luxury trip.
Here are some other tips that can make your luxury trip doable!
Tips and Tricks
Check out these additional ideas to make your travels less expensive, more convenient, and more luxurious, too!
- If you end up with a flight that has been overbooked, don’t volunteer for a later flight. Wait and see what the airline offers you. You may end up with a nice upgrade!
- Hotels and airlines are able to greatly reduce their prices during the off-season. Plan your travels to coincide to nail down the lowest rates.
- Look for promo codes online for airlines, hotels, and even activities that you may want to participate in once you get to your destination.
- Sign up for newsletters from “daily deals” sites. You never know when it might be your lucky day!
You should be well on your way to enjoying your kind of luxury vacation!