Where are the best value beach holidays?

ays take a lot of research… from where to go, to what board basis to choose; it’s hard to know where to start, right? Well sit back, relax and let On the Beach do the hard work for you…

We’ve carried out research to find out what this year’s best-value beach destinations will be… you’re welcome! We looked at average holiday costs during 2014 to predict the best value destinations for 2015, with Morocco’s premier holiday resort Agadir, coming in top, just pipping Malta to the post in the 5*category.


The ever popular Portuguese coastal region of the Algarve is the third best value 5* destination, followed by Hammamet in Tunisia. Pretty Paphos in Cyprus completes the top five…

Top five best value 5* holiday destinations:

  1. Agadir (Morocco)
  2. Malta
  3. Algarve (Portugal)
  4. Hammamet (Tunisia)
  5. Paphos (Cyprus)


But this isn’t the case for 4* holidays… Research revealed that in this category, Spain reigns with three destinations in the top five list. Leading the way is old favourite the Costa Brava, followed by the Algarve. Malaga and Alicante are placed third and fourth respectively, whilst Halkidiki in Greece makes up the top five.

Top five best value 4* holiday destinations:

  1. Costa Brava (Spain)
  2. Algarve (Portugal)
  3. Malaga (Spain)
  4. Alicante (Spain)
  5. Halkidiki (Greece)

For those looking for a great value all-inclusive holiday, Malta is the best value destination, offering the lowest priced all-inclusive holidays in Europe, followed by the Costa Brava region in Spain.


The sun-kissed Greek island of Crete also offers great value all-inclusive holidays, coming third in the list, followed by Hammamet in Tunisia and the Portuguese Algarve coast.

Top five best value all-inclusive holidays:

  1. Malta
  2. Costa Brava (Spain)
  3. Crete (Greece)
  4. Hammamet (Tunisia)
  5. Algarve (Portugal)

It may sound too good to be true, but the report also revealed that in some cases, upgrading your hotel to a higher class can often save money.

It pays to upgrade in Malta which shows the greatest savings, with holidaymakers saving up to 45% by choosing a 4*hotel instead of a 3*.The Balearic island of Menorca offers savings of up to 24% for holidaymakers choosing a 3* hotel instead of a more basic 2* property.


Alistair Daly, Chief Marketing Officer at On the Beach comments:

“Our beach holiday report shows that for those looking for a great value holiday in 2015, there are some fantastic destinations to choose from. The report also shows that holidaymakers really need to do their homework and check across a range of destinations and hotels as the lower grade holidays are not always the cheapest.”

Ready to search for a holiday? Check out deals to all these destinations at www.onthebeach.co.uk

Written on 12th January 2015 by

Emily Whitehouse

Marketeer and blogger for On the Beach. Lover of all things beachy.

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