8 Breathtaking Vacation Resorts That Cost Less Than $150 a Night
Exotic swim-up bars and luxe full-service spas aren’t just reserved for those jet-setters willing to shell out a month’s rent for a weeks-long vacay (aka every blogger you follow on Instagram). From stateside mountain getaways to Caribbean thatched-roof villas dangling over the azure sea, these affordable resorts offer unforgettable stays that will have you checking how much vacation time you can take off in T minus five minutes.
Rockhouse Hotel (Negril, Jamaica)
Perched on the scenic cliffs of Negril’s Pristine Cove, you’ll find this Caribbean escape with a rustic-chic vibe (think: raw materials, stone, thatched roofs, etc.). Enjoy your own private villa with a wraparound balcony and open-air shower, head to the spa for some pampering or attempt one of the many fitness challenges offered, including yoga on the rocks or snorkeling in the cove.
Rooms start at $95 per night
Sunriver Resort (Sunriver, OR)
At the foot of the Cascade Mountains sits this 3,800-acre Pacific Northwest gem ideal for families with lots of energy. There’s ample opportunity for outdoor activities no matter the season. While guests can enjoy the nearby Mount Bachelor for sking and snowboarding in winter, the mountain lakes, golf courses, 400 miles of biking paths and world-class fishing are up for grabs come summer.
Rooms start at $119 per night
Jaguar Reef Lodge (Hopkins, Belize)
It’s hard to Belize (had to) that you can score a romantic, beachfront room complete with a full-service spa, heated infinity pool with a swim-up tiki bar and more (like, so much more) all for a budget price. But, baby, it’s time to Belize (had to again).
Rooms start at $120 per night
One Ski Hill Place (Breckenridge, CO)
Set in the charming town of Breckenridge, this ski-on, ski-off hot spot is located at the base of Peak 8, just steps away from the BreckConnect Gondola. If skiing the picturesque peaks isn’t your thing, you can get your après on in the gorgeous and cozy lodge. Did we mention the spa, two movie lounges and game room? Don’t worry, there’s lots to do if you don’t ski.
Rooms start at $115 per night
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa (Bocas del Toro, Panama)
Located on an archipelago off of Panama’s Caribbean coast, this could be the romantic getaway, girls’ weekend or soul-searching respite you’ve been looking for. From the beaches to the fascinating wildlife (sloths!) and the uninterrupted solace, this Central American trip might just be the ultimate—affordable—experience of a lifetime.
Room start at $149 per night
Rarotonga Resort and Spa (Cook Islands)
Finding yourself smack-dab in the middle of French Polynesia is pretty cool to begin with. Tack on the white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and endless activities, such as horseback riding and snorkeling, and it seems like a pretty OK place to escape to for a bit.
Room start at $142 per night
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort (Yasawa Islands, Fiji)
Think: waters so clear and sunsets so pink, you’ll forget you didn’t use an Instagram filter. Enjoy a true South Pacific beachside paradise at this three-star resort that offers free morning yoga, locally-inspired cocktails, scuba-diving shark encounters (if you dare) and cave-exploring excursions, among other things.
Room start at $121 per night
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort (Koh Tao, Thailand)
This slice of heaven is tucked away on an island off the coast of mainland Thailand. And if that’s not enough to tempt you to book those flights, how about romantic sea-view suites and bungalows? The potential downside about this place? A vacation means you go home at the end…
Room start at $75 per night