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Vietnam offers best value beach break

Most of the pocket-friendly beach destinations are in SE-Asia.
January 23, 2013
By: AsiaOne
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Vietnam offers best value beach break

SINGAPORE - Vietnam offers the best value beach breaks for couples in Southeast Asia, reveals travel search website Skyscanner.

The study analysed the cost of return flights for two adults from Singapore and the cost of accommodation, food and drink for a week. 17 resorts across seven popular Southeast-Asian countries were included in the research.

Mũi Né in south eastern Vietnam, which has been attracting growing numbers of visitors in recent years, topped the list for best value while the ever-popular Malay resort of Langkawi was close behind making the wallet lighter by just $3.

Paradise island Bali, which is reported to be considering an alcohol ban, took third spot at a total cost of $600 for a couple for one week.

Vietnam made no.10 in the most popular overseas destinations for Singaporeans last year according to Skyscanner’s search data, while Malaysia and Indonesia were second and third respectively.

The Philippines also scored highly for good value in the rankings, with both Malapascua Island (6th) and Boracay Island (8th) featuring in the top 10 best value.

Vietnam features twice in the top six, suggesting that, as a country it offers some of the best value for travellers within the region.

Skyscanner’s Ira Noviani said: “January is the busiest time of the year for holiday planning, and our study shows that travellers should choose their destination wisely if they’re looking to save money this year."

Myanmar, the fastest growing destination for Singaporeans in 2012, also creeps into the top 10, securing the last spot.

"While many destinations such as Myanmar are becoming more popular, the availability of cheap flights may persuade many to stick to old favourites such as Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines which each feature two resorts in our best value list,” said Noviani.

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