Listopedia: Bali’s best swaps

Listopedia: Bali’s best swaps

Been there, done that… Where to go next?

If Bali is not your thing and you’re longing for a destination without the crowds but still a great price, Expedia has unearthed nine international holiday spots that still offer long beaches, cocktails by the pool and great value-for-money.


Not only is Malaysia super cheap to visit, there’s plenty to do. Whether you want to enjoy white sand beaches, learn about fascinating history or tuck into delicious cuisine, Malaysia is a destination that quite literally has it all.


For travellers with a checklist of pristine beaches and balmy tropical weather, Expedia encourages travellers to check out Vanuatu. The stunning nation of islands offers reasonable accommodation prices and thanks to Vanuatu’s beautiful tropical climate, the weather is generally good all year round, so it’s never a bad time to snag a deal.


Hankering for a sun-kissed holiday without the crowds? Turn your attention to the less-travelled beaches of Cambodia. This holiday destination offers travellers great value for money. Thrifty travellers can grab bargain with flights and accommodation, especially when booked together.


If you’re looking for a value-for-money trip that’s only six hours away from Sydney, consider the South Pacific islands of Samoa. Best known for its natural beauty – think crystal clear beaches, rainforests and waterfalls – this is a humble destination, devoid of tourists, mega-resorts and flashy attractions.

Sri Lanka

With a number of new luxury resorts moving in, now is the best time to travel to Sri Lanka. Explore the island’s unspoiled coastal areas and lush landscapes.


Sun-drenched beaches, turquoise lagoons, swaying palm trees – Fiji supplies all the classic images of paradise. If you’re thinking of making this destination your next trip, accommodation prices are really reasonable.


Kiss the tourists goodbye – and within four hours and 30 minutes (from Sydney) say a warm ‘Malo e lelei’ (hello!) to the Kingdom of Tonga. With endless blue bays, sparkling beaches and ancient stone temples, it’s a great one for kayaking, whale watching and surfing.

New Caledonia

While it may have a reputation as an expensive destination for Aussie travellers, now is the time to grab a great value-for-money holiday to New Caledonia. With all-year-round balmy weather, there’s a range of activities that won’t cost a fortune.


If you’re looking for a destination that not only boasts affordability but also incredible nature, intriguing culture and great food, Expedia advises you check out Vietnam. The value for money doesn’t just end with airfares and hotels, once you get there don’t be afraid to haggle!

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