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A guide for what to expect on your villa holiday

A villa holiday is a fantastic way to see the world. It's also a great option for families, as it gives you access to a home away from home with all the comforts of being at home - plus some extra space to play in. Here are some tips and tricks on what to expect when traveling with kids on a villa holiday.

What is a villa holiday?

A villa holiday is a self-catering holiday. It's a holiday home, usually a large house, rented out to groups of people. The villa can be in an coastal or rural location and will have its own garden and private pool area.

There are many reasons why people choose villas over other types of accommodation during their time away from home: they offer better value for money than hotels; they allow you to spend quality time with friends and family (if you're travelling as part of a group); or maybe it's just because you love being able to cook meals outside on the barbecue!

There are many family friendly destinations offering a wide range of villas across the Mediterranean and Florida offering not just a breadth of choice on destination, but also on the style of villa.

From the rural fincas of Pollensa in Mallorca, the countryside estates in Tuscany, to the modern coastal villas in Omis, Croatia or Protaras, Cyprus, there is a villa to suit any taste.

What are the benefits of a villa holiday?

  • More space. A villa holiday is usually a much more spacious option than the typical hotel room, so you can spread out and relax in comfort.
  • More freedom. Because you're not tied down by room service or housekeeping schedules, you can enjoy your holiday to its fullest extent without feeling like you have to be somewhere at a certain time or follow someone else's schedule (or pay for it).
  • More privacy--and less noise! If there are other guests staying at your villa, they'll likely be staying in separate buildings from yours (so no one will be walking past your door every few minutes). Plus there's less chance of being disturbed when using shared facilities such as the pool; instead of having dozens of people milling around them all day long while they're trying to relax after sightseeing all morning long--and then again after lunchtime activities before heading out again later on--you'll only have your own families sharing these amenities with each other so everyone gets plenty of time alone together without having their peace disturbed by strangers barging into their personal space uninvited.
  • All the mod-cons. Wi Fi, air conditioning come as standard, meaning you can stay connected and keep cool whilst on your holiday.
Villa Gui, Algarve, Portugal

There are many benefits to going on a villa holiday.

There are many benefits to going on a villa holiday. First of all, you don't have to worry about packing and carrying around your belongings. You can leave everything behind in the safe confines of your accommodation and just enjoy yourself. The villa itself is also a great place to relax as it has everything you need: kitchen facilities, laundry services and even swimming pool!

If you're travelling with friends or family then there's no better place than a holiday home where everyone can gather together under one roof without having their privacy invaded by strangers (or worse still - other people's children). Not only does this allow for more freedom but also makes entertaining guests easier too - especially if they're staying over for longer periods of time like weeks or months at least!


With so many different types of villas and so many ways to experience them, it’s easy to find a holiday that suits your family perfectly. Whether it’s a private pool or a shared one, there are plenty of options out there. As well as this, the location of your villa will be important if you have children with limited mobility or disabilities. There are attractions everywhere which means you don’t even need to leave home if you don’t want to! So now all that remains is for us at SPL Villas to wish you happy holidays wherever they may take you!

Let SPL Villas help you plan your perfect villa holiday today.