The Benefits of Self-Catered Family Holidays

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Kids’ clubs, food and drink on demand, great facilities and evening entertainment – the list of benefits to staying in a hotel goes on.

But let’s not rule out self-catered accommodation just yet.


Here are just some of the reasons why we’ll consider self-catering in future:

You Get the Place to Yourself

Even though you might not want to isolate yourself as a family for the entire holiday, it is nice to spend some quality time alone together.

Not only that but when you’re staying in villas with companies like Villa Plus, you also get all of the facilities to yourself. That means no fighting over sunbeds, no overcrowding in the pool and the chance to really relax at night without worrying about having to get dressed up.

Of course, if you’re a social family, you’ll want to interact with others and immerse yourself in the culture. But a great way to do this is to go out on day trips or venture into the local town at night. That way, you’ll get the best of both worlds – peace and tranquillity and a lively, social atmosphere.

You Can Still Stay in Great Locations

Hotels often line the beaches and are found in some of the best tourist hot spots. However, you’ll also find a lot of self-catered accommodation here, too.

Furthermore, if you don’t mind being off the beaten track a little bit, you’ll also find jaw-dropping locations that you simply couldn’t get if you were staying in a high-rise hotel. We’re talking views to die for, serene mountains and a real sense of being at one with nature.

You Can Do Things in Your Own Time

Another huge benefit to self-catering is that you aren’t dictated to by specific mealtimes, pool opening times, and you don’t have to be out of your room to have it cleaned at a certain time either.

You are your own boss. You can lie in for as long as you want to without running the risk of missing breakfast and you can dine later at night after you’ve watched the sun go down. Plus, you won’t be limited to the same food every night as you can explore different restaurants as you wish (or cook your own food).  

Ultimately, self-catered accommodation can suit all types of families, whether you like to venture out at night to explore the local cuisine or you enjoy having some interrupted family time. 

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May 16, 2019
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