We love staying in a Villa as a family (particularly as an extended family) for a number of reasons but these are the 7 reasons (chosen by the 7 of us) as to why we had a wonderful Villa Holiday with Villa Plus!
It means we can eat in, eat out. Keep the kids up late, put them to bed early. We can have our own pool or go to the beach. We can literally do whatever we want to, when we want to.
Pool (Preferably gated!)
My three girls are obsessed with swimming. So for us a villa with a pool is an essential requirement for us to have a fun holiday with the kids. It can be tricky finding villas with gated pools in some countries but Villa Plus has a whole selection of them. This gives us peace of mind that the kids can’t get into the water without us. This was even more significant when they could walk but couldn’t swim, however even now it is definitely nice to have.
Large Outside Area
We spend loads of time in the pool on holiday but I also look for an area they can play in outside, in or out of the sun. The outdoor undercover area, with sofas, pool table and large table was my husbands favourite part of the villa in Lanzarote. There was a couple of days when a few spots of rain fell and it was lovely to stay outside but be undercover when this happened as it was still warm. It also felt very luxurious to actually have sofas to lounge about on, rather than sun loungers or chairs.
With 90% of Villa Plus Villas having wifi, and all of their Very Villa Plus villas. Wifi keeps the whole family happy whether that was working, blogging, kindles, games, you tube, facebook, emails etc!
We love a Villa with games, books and toys that are already there as it saves you packing them. Villa Plus actually go one step further and have a pool table and tennis table in every villa, not just the Very Villa Plus ones. This is a great addition.
Now I know you can’t book the weather but if you book a villa in a Southern European location then you have a better chance than most! Sitting out in the sun with a cold glass of wine or a beer watching the kids play about, sums up a perfect villa holiday with kids for me!
Eating Outside (preferably with a BBQ)
Not an essential, but we do love to BBQ in a villa on holiday and I love the option to cook outside. As BBQ seems to be a Hubby job in our family, then this works very well for me too!
So there you have it 7 Reasons why 7 of us love a Villa Holiday!
NB: This post has been written in collaboration with Villa Plus
Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!
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