Booking a holiday involves quite a bit of planning and forethought in order to ensure that your get everything just right for your party. Once the location is decided upon the most important thing to consider is your accommodation; exactly where will you be staying and what type of accommodation you need?
This is never more important than when booking a ‘holiday of a lifetime’ in an exotic location such as Thailand. Chances are you have always wanted to travel to that destination and now that you are getting the opportunity, it is vital that you make sure every little detail is just right. Choosing the correct type of accommodation can make all the difference here.
Many people feel that an important part of going on holiday is the hotel experience itself. For many, part and parcel of going away is the fact that you don’t have to clean up after yourselves and the close proximity to a pool, gym or other facilities. However, holidays to Asian locations tend to be longer than a typical sun holiday so staying in a hotel for two weeks or more is not always the ideal situation. Some people prefer to have a little more freedom to come and go as they please and prefer to feel a bit more comfortable where they are staying.
Additionally, consideration should be made to your budget. You will likely have spent a sizeable sum getting everyone to your location so an ideal way to save a bit of money is to eat in every once in a while – a luxury that is available if you have chosen an apartment or villa for your accommodation. A family meal is always more enjoyable when no one has to dress for the occasion or worry about not understanding a menu. You still get the opportunity to experience local cuisine when you feel like it but can also have some comforts from home when you want as well.
Organising a private villa may be the best way to accommodate all of your holiday needs. Often you can combine the best of both worlds and organise a villa that also includes some hotel services like housekeeping and either access to or an onsite pool and gym. Best of all you and your party will be free to enjoy your holiday amid the comforts of a home and can gather round the table to share stories of your day in peace.
For some top tips and more information on holiday accommodation check out the Daily Telegraph’s hotel guide.