The Anti-Tourist

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Staying in Villas - yay or nay?

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Accommodation is one of the first things you think about when planning your travels. From hostels to luxury resorts, there are thousands of options out there, but have you ever considered renting a villa to stay in? Staying in a villa can be an incredible and unforgettable experience and has a number of advantages.

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When you stay at a hotel, you are likely to see just one area of he country you're visiting. The shops and restaurants nearby most hotels are created with the tourist specifically in mind, so you don’t have a real experience of the country. Villas have the advantage of being situated closer to the residents of the country. You will be able to wander into neighborhoods and meet interesting people.

Another huge plus is that you can forget all about hotel food! Besides restaurants, you can also make your own dishes at 'home'.

Staying in a villa means that you don’t have to argue with other guests over sunbeds, and you won't be woken up by rowdy parties in the room next door. Likewise, you don't have to worry about annoying others if you're in the mood for some partying! Also, when you stay in luxury holiday accommodation, you don’t have to worry about a cleaner coming to sort your room at early o’clock. Therefore, you can have a lay in if you want to.

A villa will have a lot more space for you to chill in. As well as the bedroom, you will have a lounge, and even a dining area to sit in if you stay in a villa. If there are a few of you on holiday, then it’s ideal for you all to be able to have space away from each other.

One of the best things which makes a villa more attractive is the fact that a lot of them come with their own pool. It means you can have a peaceful early morning swim and even a late night dip in the pool. It does also mean you can have your own choice of sunbeds around the pool and is ideal if you are traveling with kids. A villa is well worth considering when you are visiting a country when it’s going to be hot weather!

Let's talk $$$ - villas are usually pricier than booking a hotel room, but considering that these houses usually have a number of bedrooms, the expenses will be divided between friends or family. All things considered, I'd say they're definitely the better option if you're traveling in a group!

What do you think about villas? Have you ever splashed out on renting one or are they just not worth the hype? I'd love to hear what you think!

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