How to book an influencer-style vacation without the sky-high price tag

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been unable to venture abroad due to strict travel restrictions. With the easing of restrictions, more and more people are wondering where to book their holiday destinations.

Lavish trips posted on social media by influencers can top many wish lists, but they’re often out of reach with a celebrity price tag attached — not to mention rising travel costs. Doing the hard work for you, Asda Money has rounded up some of the most searched destinations commonly visited by influencers, with alternative money-saving options and tips for going abroad to make the most of all vacation bookings.

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Locations include top vacation spots around the world including Mexico, Italy, Los Angeles, Maldives and more. Here are some of the best budget vacation deals to your favorite destinations. Hotel prices are taken from Booking.com based on a double room booked in early May.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Seeing stunning views of the stunning Amalfi Coast in real life may be more affordable than you think. Whether you want to sample the finest hotels or discover the countless hidden gems, there is an option for you.

Hotels:

Influencer lifestyle – Le Sirenuse, Positano – from £999 per night

Low budget – Hotel Michelangelo – from £117 per night

Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Bulgari Resort, Dubai

Staying in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world is more attainable than people think. Dubai has a selection of extraordinary hotels and experiences to discover, from exhilarating helicopter rides to breathtaking rooftop views of the world’s tallest building.

Hotels:

Influencer Lifestyle – Bulgari Resort – from £821 per night

Low budget – Dukes The Palm – from £196 per night

Experiences:

Influencer lifestyle – helicopter ride – from £134 pp (pp)

Budget – At the Top Burj Khalifa – from £29 pp

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Exploring one of the most magnificent walled cities in the world is a must. Depending on your budget, you can choose to immerse yourself in the Total Game of Thrones experience or relax with nature in the peaceful Botanical Gardens and gorgeous beaches.

Hotels:

Influencer Lifestyle – Villa Dubrovnik – from £462 per night

Low budget – Villa Orabelle – from £154 per night

Live:

Influencer Lifestyle – Total Game of Thrones Experience – from £68 pp

Low Budget – Game of Thrones Walking Tour – from £29 pp

Lisbon, Portugal

With the sun shining 290 days a year, it’s no surprise that Lisbon is a holidaymaker’s favourite. This beautiful, historic city is brimming with hospitality options, attractions and hotels to suit a range of budgets, tastes and requirements.

Hotels:

Influencer lifestyle – Four Seasons Lisbon – from £550 per night

Budget – SANA Capitol Hotel – from £93 per night

Food:

Influencer Lifestyle – JNcQUOI – £22 pp

On a Budget – Floresta das Escadinhas – £6 to £7 pp

Los Angeles, United States

Famous for its unique Hollywood glamor and vibrant nightlife, there’s plenty to discover in this iconic city and a range of restaurants and budget hotels to enjoy.

Hotels:

Influencer lifestyle – The Beverly Hills Hotel – from £1,221 per night

Budget – Hotel Angeleno – from £162 per night

Food:

Influencer lifestyle – Nobu, Malibu – £135 pp excluding drinks

Low budget – Ichijiku Sushi – £23 pp excluding drinks

Majorca, Spain




From a selection of delicious restaurants and bars gracing sunny beaches to great sailing excursions, you’ll find the activity you want at a price you need in one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations.

Hotels:

Influencer lifestyle – Cap Rocat Hotel – from £1,009 a night

Low budget – ICON Valparaiso – from £111 per night

Food:

Influencer Lifestyle – Marc Fosh – £40-£76 pp excluding drinks

Low budget – Mercat – £13 – £43 pp excluding drinks

Live:

Influencer Lifestyle – Four Hour Sailing Experience – From £86 pp

Low budget – 3 hour cave and shoreline tour – from £35 pp

Santorini, Greece

Whatever your budget, Santorini is an ideal choice for your next getaway. This Greek island offers vacationers an abundance of stunning scenery, such as the iconic whitewashed buildings with blue-domed peaks – it’s clear to see why travelers return year after year.

Hotels:

Influencer lifestyle – Elite Luxury Suites, Oia – from £625 per night

Low budget – Laokasti Villas – from £184 per night

Live:

Influencer lifestyle – Luxury sailing catamaran cruise – from £125 pp

Low Budget – Sailing Catamaran Cruise – from £73 pp

Bali, Indonesia

Experience the “Land of the Gods” as a budget traveler or luxury vacationer. Nestled between stunning beaches and lush rice paddies, you’ll find a range of reasonably priced accommodations, restaurants and experiences to suit all budgets.

Hotel and retreat:

Lifestyle influencer – COMO Shambhala Estate – from £1760 pp for a three night retreat

On a budget – Sukhavati – from £993 pp for a three day program

The Maldives

While some may think a Maldives vacation will always come with a luxury price tag, a break in this tropical paradise is much more reasonable than you might think. You’ll find luxurious accommodation with incredible views to suit all budgets, from economy to first class.

Hotels:

Influencer lifestyle – Kihavah Villas, Anantara – from £1,501 per night

Budget – Reethi Beach Resort Hotel – from £164 per night

Tulum, Mexico

If you are looking for a unique getaway, Tulum will not disappoint. With its exotic wildlife, ancient ruins, and excellent food and accommodation, you’ll wonder why you’ve never been there before.

Hotels:

Influencer Lifestyle – Nerea Tulum – from £233 per night

On a Budget – Trece Lunas – from £58 per night

Food:

Lifestyle influencer – ARCA Tulum – from £30 pp excluding drinks

Low budget – ATILA Tulum – £14 to £30 pp excluding drinks

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