The Best Reasons to Stay in a Villa on Your Next Holiday

When you are planning your next getaway, one of the first decisions you need to make is what kind of accommodation to seek. While it might not be your first choice, a villa is a fantastic option. Here are the main reasons why.

More Space

Perhaps the biggest selling point of a villa for holiday accommodation is the sheer amount of space it offers. No hotel room is going to come close to the amount of space that you have in a villa. When you’re on holiday, you want to be able to relax and unwind as much as possible. This isn’t easy to do within the confined space of a tent or a hotel room.

Many people find that the additional space provided by a villa makes it much easier to be productive while on holiday. It also removes a great deal of the pressure to go out every day and visit new sights. Of course, you will want to experience more of your destination than just the villa, but should you decide to spend a day indoors, perhaps because of the weather, you will be glad to be in a villa.

Cheaper Space

Not only does a villa offer you considerably more space than a hotel room, you pay less for it. Now I know what you’re thinking – “What kind of villa only costs as much as a hotel room?!” And you’re right, you won’t be able to get a villa that cheap.

However, setting aside the flat cost, when you divide the amount that you pay by the number of square metres the villa has, you will find that you are paying much less per unit of space. When you compare the prices for your various accommodation options in this way, it becomes clear just how much value a villa offers.

Ideal for Parties of All Sizes

With all that space available to you in a villa, it is easy for larger parties to separate into smaller groups, with each having more than enough space to hang out together. This is especially good news if you or any of your fellow holidaymakers will be bringing along children. With a villa, you will have enough space for the adults to settle in one area, while the children take over another.

The vast majority of villas will either have their own grounds for you to explore, or they will be situated close to areas of natural beauty, or perhaps historical interest. So, not only do you have all the space you could want in order to spread out and relax indoors, you will also have access to plenty of nature.

None of that means that a villa can’t be an excellent choice for an intimate, romantic getaway. When it’s just you and your loved one, with a whole villa to yourselves, the possibilities are endless. Indulge yourselves and make the most of living like minor royalty for a while!


Having to cook your own meals might just sound like a lot of extra work. However, there are actually a number of reasons why self-catering facilities are often the best choice for holidaymakers.

First and foremost, you get complete control over what you eat. Some people will seize this as an opportunity to learn how to cook an entirely new cuisine. For other people, being able to prepare their own meals means they don’t have to worry about serious food allergies or intolerances. If there are children coming with you on holiday, they are often a lot less amenable to trying foreign cuisines. If they aren’t having any of it, being able to prepare them their favourite meal can make a big difference to their enjoyment.

The other aspect to consider with self-catering facilities is the amount of money that you will save by not eating out every night. Sure, it’s always nice to treat yourself on holiday, and you will no doubt want to go out and eat at least once or twice, but every restaurant visit is more money gone!

An Authentic Experience…

Staying in a villa will give you an experience that is much closer to that of the people who live in the country you are visiting than a hotel room ever will be. This is especially true of the villas in places like Greece, where many of them still stand near the agricultural lands where their owners once worked.

…Or Live in (Relative) Luxury

Of course, not everyone will want such a modest holiday. Those who want a more luxurious experience can find plenty of luxury villas to choose from. For example, have a look at these luxury villas from BlueVillas Collection, you can find more similar properties by searching for ‘Villas Crete’ online.

A villa really is the most stylish way to spend your holiday. Don’t settle for a dingy hotel room and a sub-par experience. If you want to holiday in true comfort and style, a villa is the answer.

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