If you’re planning to venture abroad this summer, join the club! Very often, it’s easier to relax when we are far away from home. Before you book your accommodation, though, have you considered a villa holiday? Many people feel this kind of lodging tends to top all others.
Let’s think about some of the reasons why.
A Home from Home
Do you seek holiday lodgings that still keep some sacred items and conveniences you have at home? If so, you’re probably not alone. After all, isn’t the whole point of a vacation to feel as comfortable and as relaxed as possible? If you choose to stay in a villa, you’ll be able to relax in your own space, at a pace that suits you.
My sister frequently travels with her husband and a small group of other couples and rents a villa to share among them. They have never had a bad experience. One of the secrets she says is to choose people in which you have many travel and budget similarities.
While in a hotel, you’re typically confined to one room, villas offer a more spacious, airy feel to guests. You feel more free to roam the house at your leisure, and you’ll be more likely to settle in than you would be at a hotel or inn.
A villa can guarantee a home-from-home experience for travellers, especially those who don’t mind doing some cooking or grilling while they are away on holiday. My sister and her friends frequently go diving or do water sports during the day on a vacation and then return to a villa and relax with a BBQ for the evening while sipping on their island themed cocktails. By all of them chipping in together for booze and food, it makes the holiday experience a little cheaper and more fun for them.
When it is your holiday, you will likely want to unwind in your own space. Though hotels provide this benefit to some extent, villas can offer ultimate peace and seclusion.
If you seek somewhere to relax after a big day of adventures in your travel destination, or you just want to lounge around your lodgings, a villa could be the best type of accommodation for you. That way, you and your group can enjoy your holiday to the full without interference from anyone else. How many times have you been in a hotel and suffered the experience of hearing someone’s wedding party blast through the corridors at 2am like the festivities haven’t ended? Or woken up in the morning and faced a cold shower because it seems everyone in the hotel hit their bathroom at the same time?
While Mr Sunny and I love sunning ourselves by a ginormous pool at a luxury hotel, we also don’t enjoy getting splashed by every dad playing ‘here comes the canon ball’ with his kids while everyone else dodge’s the oblivious mom on her oversized inflatable unicorn on the other side.
With a villa that is close to your chosen amenities and places of interest, you will also be able to secure easy travel as well privacy during your trip.
Sounds like being a celebrity or dare I say… a royal?!
Let’s face it, as pleasant as hotels can be, they typically offer little opportunity to personalise your room. In fact, many don’t allow any kinds of unique touches to be made – and if you’re going on a special holiday, this could really dampen your mood.
A villa, on the other hand, provides a nice, private space that – for the duration of your trip – is entirely yours. Wouldn’t it be nice at the end of a long day of excursions to lay on a couch and watch television or a film in a space that didn’t double as your bed? Or one of those stiff chairs that is probably holding half your luggage too?
In particular, this makes villas an ideal place to stay if you aim to throw parties or events while you’re away – as the house is temporarily yours, you can decorate it as much as you like. Even better, you’ll be able to tidy up afterwards in your own time, too.
A villa vacation seems to offer everything to the person who wants a customisable trip.
Many of us dream of peaceful holidays – and with a villa holiday, you probably have the chance to achieve just that.
How many of you have tried a villa holiday? What was your experience? What tips do you have for someone planning their first villa holiday?