1. Best value getaway destinations for winters, Goa ranks 3rd; Canary Islands tops list

Best value getaway destinations for winters, Goa ranks 3rd; Canary Islands tops list

Goa is revealed as the cheapest place for a bite to eat and drink at just Rs 2024 for a dinner out for four.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 9, 2015 9:03 AM
According to a survey, Fuerteventura in Canary Islands offers the best value winter sun break for Indian families this year. (Thinkstock)

According to a survey, Fuerteventura in Canary Islands offers the best value winter sun break for Indian families this year. (Thinkstock)

Like summers, Indians need a getaway from winters as well. They get into the planning mode as soon as chilly breeze of November greets them. While, Goa has always been the first destination on everyone’s mind, there are destinations abroad that would cost you less.

According to a TripAdvisor cost comparison study conducted by Ipsos, Fuerteventura in Canary Islands offers the best value winter sun break for Indian families this year. The study also revelead that Fuerteventura and Tenerife in Canary Islands are cheaper than Goa, which has been ranked third among top five value destinations, for vacations.

A week’s holiday for a family of four in Fuerteventura will cost you Rs 51604, which is more than seven times cheaper than the price of the most expensive destination for a winter sun break at Rs 388,798 in Turks and Caicos, home to one of the best Caribbean islands.

The study compares the cost of a holiday in 29 winter sun destinations around the world. It takes into account the cost of a week’s stay in a two bedroom, one week’s car hire, basic self-catering groceries and dinner at a restaurant including drinks for a family of four this winter travel season.

The Canary Islands are a clear winner for families this year as three are named in the top 10 most affordable destinations: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife. The Caribbean emerges as the most expensive part of the world, laying claim to five of the ten most costly destinations.

When it comes to accommodation prices across the popular winter sun destinations, Turks and Caicos has the most expensive average rate for a week’s stay in a two bedroom, coming in at Rs 388798. For the price of one week in a holiday rental in Turks and Caicos, a family of four could have over 10 weeks in our very own Goa, with a holiday rental there costing just Rs 34649 per week.

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Tenerife is the cheapest destination to get around as the cost to hire a car for a family of four for one week comes in at Rs 8782 – around four times less than in St Lucia where hiring a car for a week will set a family back Rs 34555. Goa is revealed as the cheapest place for a bite to eat and drink at just Rs 2024 for a dinner out for four, Rs 106 for two soft drinks and Rs 314 for two pints of beer. Dinner in the Cayman Islands is the most expensive at Rs 8470 while Dubai is priciest for drinks with two beers costing Rs 2142 and two soft drinks Rs 627. http://infogr.am/best-value-tripindex-winter-sun-destinations-for-indians

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For families wanting to stock up the holiday rental with some groceries, the best value destination for a loaf of bread is Mauritius, where a family could buy ten loaves at Rs 29 each for the price of one loaf in the most expensive destination, Turks and Caicos, where a loaf of bread costs Rs 306. For a pint of milk, Goa and Gran Canaria offer the best value at Rs 30 while Barbados is the most expensive at Rs 155.

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