A popular holiday option for those looking for a home-from-home experience, there are still plenty of things to consider and remember when choosing villa holidays for your annual break.
Here are the top ten:
1. Begin browsing early
Most people generally get a good deal on their holiday villas by beginning the process of looking for one quite early. There are bargains to be had by anyone that begins the search in advance.
2. Stick to budget
Though it can be easy to be tempted by a little upgrade or a slightly more expensive, it is important to try and stick to budget at all times. Don’t spend over the amount you have designated for accommodation unless you feel it is absolutely necessary.
3. Read reviews
There is now a huge range of websites offering holidaymakers additional information about potential destinations or accommodation in the form of user generated reviews. Make the most of this invaluable source of advice and ensure that there aren’t any nasty surprises waiting for you when you arrive.
4. Surrounding area
Though getting the right villa is often incredibly important, your actual destination should be your prime concern. What is the surrounding area like? Is there a lot to do or many places to see? Will you be making many journeys out into the surrounding area?
5. All the necessary features?
When looking for a villa, it is a good idea to create a list of all those features you believe are necessary for your holiday. This may include a private pool, barbeque or en-suite bathrooms in all the rooms and any prospective villa should meet these criteria.
If you’re thinking of moving around while staying in the villa, it is important that you arrange some sort of transportation. Whether it is hiring a car or renting bicycles, having a way to travel around can make everything a little easier.
If there is a large group of you staying at the villa, it is vital that you choose a property with enough space to prevent over-crowding. On the other hand, you don’t want a villa that is too big as it may feel a little empty and devoid of energy.
8. Welcome packs
Some villa managers and owners can arrange for their property to be stocked with supplies ready for your arrival, making moving in a great deal easier. It may be worth thinking about what you’ll need if the villa you choose offers this service.
9. Type of holiday
When working out which villa you require, you may benefit from working out exactly what kind of a holiday you’re going on. A romantic getaway will probably need an isolated villa in beautiful surroundings while a family adventure holiday should probably be situated near an activities centre.
Finally, planning a holiday can be both exciting and enjoyable, so make the most of it and have a good time!