Top cheapest destinations to escape winter for a week

Razvan Zamfir 15/10/2018 | 05:47

Momondo specialists have analyzed the total cost of popular sunny destinations during European winter, taking into account flights, 3-4 star hotels, food, drinks and public transport to reveal the cheapest warm destination for this winter. Chiang Mai is the cheapest sunny holiday destination this winter, as Romanian travelers can catch a week under the sun in northern Thailand for about 924 euros, with basic expenses included.

Chiang Mai has among the cheapest flight and food costs, of less than 500 euros, for a seven-day holiday. In fact, according to momondo.ro travel search engine data, Thailand has proved to be one of the cheapest holiday options, with two destinations in the top ten cheapest for those who want to flee this winter.

India and Indonesia are also among the cheapest destinations. For a week in New Delhi and Bali, travel, accommodation and food costs reach just over 1,000 euros for Romanians. Although the advantages of holiday costs speak for themselves, Romanians who want to go looking for hot days in the wintertime have to face longer flights with stopovers across Europe.

There are, however, destinations such as Tenerife in Spain, about eight flight hours away, for which Romanians can also find the cheapest airfare deals on an average of 237 euros. The European city offers gentle temperatures, and the total cost of accommodation, transport, meals and drinks is less than 1,300 euros.

Top cheapest sunny destination this winter for a week-long holiday
Destination Flight Accomodation Food Drink Transportation TOTAL
1 Chiang Mai, Thailanda EUR 425 EUR 409 EUR 56 EUR 23 EUR 11 EUR 924
2 New Delhi, India EUR 462 EUR 415 EUR 74 EUR 21 EUR 4 EUR 976
3 Bali, Indonezia EUR 667 EUR 333 EUR 62 EUR 25 EUR 3 EUR 1.090
4 Manila, Filipine EUR 655 EUR 345 EUR 78 EUR 20 EUR 4 EUR 1.102
5 Puerto Princesa, Filipine EUR 675 EUR 362 EUR 56 EUR 19 EUR 2 EUR 1.114
6 Bangkok, Thailanda EUR 553 EUR 479 EUR 99 EUR 29 EUR 12 EUR 1.172
7 Tenerife, Spania EUR 237 EUR 771 EUR 200 EUR 20 EUR 19 EUR 1.247
8 Colombo, Sri Lanka EUR 531 EUR 643 EUR 56 EUR 27 EUR 1 EUR 1.258
9 Phuket City, Thailanda EUR 591 EUR 555 EUR 75 EUR 29 EUR 11 EUR 1.261
10 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam EUR 806 EUR 380 EUR 63 EUR 17 EUR 3 EUR 1.269

The most popular destination to get away from winter is Dubai 

Among the top 10 destinations most popular in Romanian searches, Dubai is by far at the top. While prices for accommodation, food, beverages and local transport are not the smallest, flights cost significantly lower, with an average of 238 euros, which keeps Dubai in the top 4 cheapest destinations with beach access.

Thailand is gaining ground in Romanian preferences, with three of the most popular destinations in Bangkok, Phuket and Krabi. Of these, Bangkok is the second most wanted destination by Romanians looking for sunny escapades this winter, with the lowest cost of accommodation in a 3-4 star hotel. For a week, Romanians have to consider an estimated budget of 479 euros.

Top most searched for sunny destinations this winter and the associated costs
Destination Flight Accomodation Food Drinks Transport TOTAL
1 Dubai, Emiratele Arabe Unite EUR 238 EUR 818 EUR 166 EUR 91 EUR 17 EUR 1.330
2 Bangkok, Thailanda EUR 553 EUR 479 EUR 99 EUR 29 EUR 12 EUR 1.172
3 Male, Maldive EUR 609 EUR 1.087 EUR 104 EUR 35 EUR 20 EUR 1.855
4 Port Louis, Mauritius EUR 497 EUR 1.040 EUR 142 EUR 28 EUR 12 EUR 1.719
5 Colombo, Sri Lanka EUR 531 EUR 643 EUR 56 EUR 27 EUR 1 EUR 1.258
6 Singapore EUR 602 EUR 812 EUR 185 EUR 66 EUR 14 EUR 1.679
7 Phuket City, Thailanda EUR 591 EUR 555 EUR 75 EUR 29 EUR 11 EUR 1.261
8 Miami, Statele Unite ale Americii EUR 594 EUR 1.262 EUR 308 EUR 52 EUR 27 EUR 2.243
9 Zanzibar, Tanzania EUR 595 EUR 614 EUR 132 EUR 30 EUR 2 EUR 1.373
10 Krabi, Thailanda EUR 565 EUR 608 EUR 59 EUR 34 EUR 7 EUR 1.273

At the same time, alongside Phuket, the two Thai cities are among the top 10 cheapest holiday destinations this winter. For those who choose to head to Krabi, the savings will be mainly for food and local transport where costs are the lowest in the top ten most popular destinations.

When it comes to dining in town, Colombo proposes the most advantageous menus, the cost of lunch and dinner every day is under 8 euros. Here, in the capital of Sri Lanka, travelers will also have the lowest prices for drinks consumed daily – for example cappuccino and local beer – as well as local transport.

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