5 Benefits Of Staying In A Villa

I’m in full holiday day-dreaming mode at the moment. So when Immo Abroad asked if I’d like to work on a collaboration together I thought it would be the perfect excuse to fuel my day dreams. They offer a wide range of properties to buy and rent throughout Spain, France and other popular holiday destinations. Their site is easy to use and I’ve found myself craving a holiday in one of their Denia properties in Spain.

I love a city break but sometimes it’s important to take a little time to relax and re-charge in the sunshine. Last year I stayed in a villa in Portugal and it was perfect, a really restful break from day-to-day life. I think that’s what I really need at the moment – time to relax and spend with loved ones. These types of holidays are fun to take with a big group of friends or family so booking a villa is a good option.

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In today’s post I’m going to talk through the benefits of booking a villa on your next holiday.

Space – When you’re travelling as a group you need to have space. That means separate rooms, toilets and time to relax individually. Most villas will come with a garden and usually a pool. This gives you the chance to split off from the group and take some time to yourself. You spend a lot more time together on holiday than you do when you’re back at home.

Private pool – You don’t have to dash down early in the morning to secure a space by the pool. You also don’t have to worrying about getting splashed, deal with noisy people or wait for the hotel water aerobics to be over before diving in for a morning swim. It’s just you and your friends or family which helps to create a much more relaxed atmosphere.

Self-catering – I love eating out at independent restaurants when I’m visiting a new country. I always arrived armed with a list of places I hope to try before the end of the holiday. However, when you’re staying for a couple of weeks it’s also fun to cook a few meals at the villa, or at least lunch. It gives you the chance to use fresh, local ingredients and get creative in the kitchen. It’s also nice to have a leisurely breakfast without rushing down early to get the freshest food at the buffet.

Budget or luxury – There’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to picking a villa. You can really narrow down your choices in terms of size, location, style and of course, budget. It’s down to you to ensure the villa ticks all the right boxes for everyone in the group. Having the option of a budget friendly villa is fab for families. However, it’s also nice to treat yourself to a little luxury when you’re on holiday. I personally like to find somewhere that’s going to be as comfortable as my own home.

Live like a local – Staying in a villa will set you apart from the usual tourist bunch. You’ll be situated between locals who’re going about their daily life. This will give you the chance to visit the local shops to buy fresh fruit and veg to have in the villa. It will also mean you’ll be more likely to stop and chat with people who really know the area. Who doesn’t love a local tip on where to grab the best coffee in town? You’re not really a local but it will give you a glimpse of what local life is like.

Do you prefer to stay in a hotel or villa when travelling abroad?