Top 5 reasons to choose a villa for your next trip to Thailand
Blessed with stunning coastlines, stunning islands, crystal clear waters, lush tropical rainforests and sparkling Buddhist temples, it’s easy to see why Thailand is such a dream destination for many people. When it comes to planning a trip to Thailand, one of the most common inclinations for most travelers is to look for a hotel. However, today a villa with swimming pool can be a better option than your traditional 5 star hotel. Let’s explain why.
1. Total confidentiality
One of the main advantages of staying in a pool villa is the unparalleled privacy that you won’t get even in 5 star hotels. The other noisy guests can really make your holiday stressful instead of relaxing, especially if you want to enjoy a quiet and peaceful time.
Since the villa will be entirely yours during your entire stay, it is completely private and can be extremely quiet. You won’t run into strangers in the hallway or splash around the pool with a bunch of people you don’t know. It allows you to completely relax as soon as you walk through the door.
If you’re traveling with kids, the privacy a pool villa provides allows kids to be kids. They can play, run and have fun without disturbing other guests or spoiling other aspects of the space. Giving kids the chance to play all they want can make your trip even more relaxing and fun.
2. The pool is always open
Most hotel pools are not open 24 hours a day and usually close around 8 p.m. However, if you are staying in a villa with a pool, you can use the pool regardless of the late or early time of the day. This means you can enjoy a swim early in the morning or at night if you wish. Plus, you won’t have to share the pool with anyone else. Whether you want to enjoy a quick swim after the sun goes down or want to splash around with the kids in the morning is entirely up to you! You can have the freedom to set your own schedule as everything is at your own pace.
3. More space, obviously
Space is a big reason why a pool villa is better than a hotel room. As we all know, a hotel room is limited to 1 or 2 rooms. Pool villas, on the other hand, typically have 2-6 bedrooms with a living room, entertainment area and even their own kitchen. Some larger pool villas will have private gardens, outdoor gazebos, barbecue areas, cinema rooms and gymnasiums.
Adequate spacing is extremely important, especially for large families, groups or couples with children. In addition to enjoying indoor and outdoor spaces, a villa allows you to spread out comfortably and not feel like you are living on top of each other. Also, most families and groups in hotels will need to stay in individual hotel rooms without a common room to chat and hang out. This can really limit your activities. In a villa, you can get everyone involved in the festivities. Therefore, it provides a better “family and friends” experience than individual hotel rooms.
4. Best value for money
The assumption that hotels offer the best rates is probably one of the biggest misconceptions about travel. Yes, at first glance, staying in a villa may seem expensive. But suppose you are booking an extended stay or traveling with a group of people. In this case, you will find that few hotels can match the value for money you get by renting a pool villa.
Staying in a hotel can actually be more expensive, especially once you add in all the poolside snacks, mini-bar splurges, etc. Prices with taxes can really put a dent in your wallet.
Whether you want to stay in a 3 or 12 bedroom villa, room rates are usually more affordable than a 5 star hotel. Plus, with the added amenities, like a laundry room, full kitchen, private pool, and gym, you can save significantly on expensive fees for activities, food, and beverages. You can stock up on poolside snacks, cook for yourself, or have barbecue parties and hang out around the pool with your friends. This can save you a lot over the duration of your trip.
5. A personalized vacation
Staying in a pool villa means you can travel as you please. You can fully customize your experience to suit your needs and tastes, an experience that even 5 star hotels cannot match.
For example, if you want to stay fit and healthy during your trip, you can find a villa with a large private gym. If you want to relax and get away from your hectic life, you can choose a secluded villa with a private spa. For eco-conscious travelers, many villas in Thailand adapt and offer eco-friendly options. Those traveling with children can find a villa with playrooms. The possibility is endless!
A pool villa truly provides an incredible backdrop for a memorable vacation. Thailand is a great country to enjoy affordable luxury, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t shoot higher than 5-star hotels.
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