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Holidays under $1,000: China, Phuket, Australia, Fiji, Singapore

Posted: 5 October 2017 1:29 pm
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Our round-up of the best holidays you can book for $1,000 or less.

Take your pick. There are plenty of places you can go for under $1,000, whether you're looking for a laid back experience close to home, or an intensive and far-flung tour.

Beijing, China

$769: A 6 day tour of Beijing including flights

Travel merry, and all-inclusive, with Merry Travel. Prices are starting rates per person for a six-day tour package, including flights, accommodation and attractions.

You'll need to set aside about $80 for tipping, and a bit more if you're planning to spend more time going your own way on these flexible tours, but there's no need to spend more than $1,000 on this getaway.

Need to know:
  • Deal is price per person for a twin share
  • Not all meals are included
  • Offer availability and travel dates may vary
  • An $80 tour tipping fee is payable on booking
  • Singles supplement of $250 applies
  • Flights allow for one carry-on and one checked bag up to 23kg
  • Deal is for fixed travel periods on 9 May, 16 June, 7 July, 4 August, 15 September, 13 October, 17 November, 8 December 2018


$899: 8 night spa resort in Phuket

You'll find paradise only 10 minutes from the white sands at Kata beach, 20 minutes from Phuket Town and 30km from Phuket International Airport, in the Kata Palm Resort and Spa.

Start with a buffet breakfast and have your fill of expertly prepared Thai food, with a hearty emphasis on seafood at The Palm restaurant, or head into town to find your own favourites.

Need to know:
  • Deal is price per person for a twin share
  • Flights are budget, and only include carry-on allowance. You may need to add checked bags separately for a fee.
  • Deal is for fixed travel periods 1-30 November 2017, 1-30 April 2018.


$789: 5 night eco-retreat in Port Douglas

A stay at the Thala Beach nature resort could do anyone a world of good. 10 minutes and a world away from Port Douglas, the resort boasts views from every corner of the property and a superb range of natural surroundings and wildlife on the premises.

Activities on-site include bird watching, nature discovery walks, tree planting, beach combing tours and wildlife encounters.

Thala even has its own specially designed stargazing observatory for a peek above the canopy.

Five nights might not be enough to do it all, but it sure is good value.

Need to know:
  • Price is per person for a twin share
  • Flights depart Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and include carry-on only. You may have to add checked baggage for extra.
  • Discount is available until 15 November. Travel is for the fixed travel periods of 6 August - 16 September, 9 October - 15 December 2017, 11 January- 21 March 2018


$849: A week in Fiji

Beaches, barbecues and lush gardens in tropical Fiji, for a full week for under $1,000. The Crows Nest Resort has 20 split-level villas and suited, each with its own private balconies to overlook the Pacific.

The reefs are visible from the rooms, letting you take a good look at some of the island's best diving and snorkelling destinations.

You'll be missing out if you don't meet the marine life, but there's still plenty of relaxation and fine food to be had in the rooms and by the pool.

Need to know:

  • Prices are per person for a twin share.
  • Must purchase by 15 November.
  • Deal is for fixed travel periods: 21 August-15 September, 6 October-10 December 2017, 21 January-31 May 2018
  • Included luggage allowance is 7kg of carry-on. Checked baggage fees may apply.


$665: 3 nights of luxury in Singapore

What a lot of luxury. Head to Wotif and look for the Fairmont Singapore. This resort-style 5 star hotel has all the ambiance and comfort any traveller could ever want, situated in the heart of the Colonial District.

You're within walking distance of some of the city's best attractions, but you might not be able to tear yourself away from the on-premises luxuries.

Need to know:

  • Travel dates are 16-19 October 2017
  • Prices are per person. It's twice as much for two.

Each week, Holidays under $1,000 will let you know about the very best discounted tours. All tours and holiday packages are available at the time of writing.

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