One of the hardest parts of planning any beach vacation is finding an affordable (yet amazing) place to stay. It's a balancing act to pin down the perfect location and those must-have amenities, and it's rare to find a stunning beach hotel for less than $100 per night.
So, fellow beach-lovers, it seems we have really outdone ourselves this time.
Here are our picks for a handful of beach hotels where you can pay less and still get a first-class experience.
1. Bali, Indonesia: 4-Star Haven Bali Seminyak with Shuttle Service and WiFi - $48+
You'll hardly believe your eyes when you see the 4-star Haven Bali Seminyak, with its simple, modern rooms and sumptuous, zen-inducing grounds. Legian Beach is just a 12-minute walk away, and there's a free shuttle service to get you around if you prefer not to walk.
Other freebies include parking and WiFi. Upgrade for a few bucks more to get daily breakfast.
2. Myrtle Beach: 4-Star Guest Rated Sea Watch Resort – Kids Stay Free - $63+
Myrtle Beach's high season is winding down, which means rates are dropping, even though the weather in South Carolina still stays pleasantly warm into October.
Take full advantage of the shoulder season and stay at the 4-star Sea Watch Resort, an oceanfront property with six pools and two 225-foot lazy rivers. The icing on the cake? Kids stay free.
Daily rates at this hotel range in the next few months, but drop as low as $60 per night in October.
3. Cozumel, Mexico: 5-Star Guest Rated Casita de Maya Boutique Hotel - $71+
It's not often you find a hotel that has earned a full 5-star rating from TripAdvisor reviewers, but when you see the Casita de Maya Boutique Hotel, you may understand why. It boasts that no-frills tropical charm that Cozumel does so well, and the rates are a little unbelievable.
The property is just a short walk from both the waterfront and the airport, and parking and WiFi are free.
4. Koh Samui, Thailand: Beach Resort with Free Breakfast, WiFi, Parking - $68+
Koh Samui has long been a favorite of beach-lovers and budget travelers. A stay at the Chaba Samui Resort will certainly quench your thirst for an exotic, far-off beach vacation, and the low hotel rates help offset high flight costs. You'll have direct access to the beachfront, along with free breakfast, parking and WiFi.
5. Myrtle Beach: Slashed Rates at Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort - $69+
Myrtle Beach makes our list yet again, but that's no surprise. It's one of our favorite family-friendly vacation destinations — check out our video highlighting the best things to do in this beach town.
At the Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort, you'll be steps from the beachfront in North Myrtle Beach. The property boasts an oceanfront pool, an indoor splash pool and two spa tubs. Parking and WiFi are free. And when you're in the mood for a little entertainment, The Carolina Opry is just three miles away.