Even if you have been saving for years to be able to relax in Bali or see what the world has to offer, it’s still nice to be able to save a little money where you can. When you’re a tourist to a new country, it can be a challenge to know whether you’re getting a good deal or not, which is why doing your research beforehand can help. Aside from being aware of discount offers and the best websites for accommodation, these five tips below may be of assistance as well.
Consider Home and Pet Sitting
If you’re in desperate need of a holiday, but your budget doesn’t stretch to flights as well as accommodation, then why not consider being a house and pet sitter? There is an abundance of websites with people looking for reputable house sitters and pet sitters to take care of their precious possessions while they are away. The best part is, it doesn’t cost you a cent – saving you thousands in accommodation.
Know When to Book Flights
No one is a mind reader when it comes to booking flights. Therefore, there is always going to be a time when you book a trip then find out it is several hundred dollars’ cheaper the next time you look. Whether you’re booking one return flight to get you to Bali villas and back, or several for a world trip, it’s a good idea to do your research on flight booking tips.
According to CheapAir, you can save a significant amount of money if you book four months or three weeks before your holiday, and on a Tuesday or Wednesday. In most cases, Friday, Saturday, and Monday tend to be the most expensive days to fly.
If you are not bound by your employer for when you can take leave, then don’t be afraid to go on holiday on a whim. Often, those trips are the ones that end up being the most memorable (and affordable). For example, if you check out cruise deals, you can often pick up last-minute trips with an asking price of less than half. Even when it comes to Bali villas, you’re bound to find they are cheaper than you could have ever thought possible.
While an average dinner for two in Bali is only going to set you back around AUD 23.50, it can add up when you’re away for days or weeks at a time. You can cut down your food costs by keeping snacks on you at all times. Muesli bars, fruit, and other wrapped food can be something you carry with you in your backpack – satiating your hunger, so you don’t have to spend more than necessary.
Be Water Smart
Before you head away on holiday, it’s a good idea to find out what the quality of the water is like. Is it drinkable? Do you need to boil it? Or, is it better to buy bottled water? Once you know, you can plan accordingly. Having to buy bottled water can be a significant drain on your finances. If the water is safe to drink, consider carrying around a refillable bottle and filling it up at various free locations. If the water isn’t safe, you can invest in a special purifying straw which means water can be safe to drink.
Even if you want to splash out while relaxing in Bali villas, it doesn’t hurt to try to cut costs where you can. Try out these tips, and you may have more money in your wallet when you return home.