Hotel Or Villa? Choosing Your Perfect Bali Holiday Rental
When planning for the ultimate Bali getaway, your choice of accommodation is key – what you end up choosing will either make or break your dream holiday. While it is important to choose an accommodation that is within your budget, remember to factor in all the aspects such as creature comforts, day-to-day requirements and amenities that would ensure your Bali holiday remains memorable.
Here are some tips on how to choose your ideal holiday home.
Choose Your Location
Location is everything. It will determine your day-to-day activities and other factors such as distance to-and-from airport and other landmarks, access to shopping, spa, restaurants and beach clubs of your choice and of course, transportation. It really depends on what you’re looking achieve from the holiday and how much time you want to spend on the road to get to it – remember, Bali’s infamous traffic can really put your patience to the test!
Those looking for amazing surf and incredible sunsets, narrow your options to the South like Uluwatu, Balangan and Pecatu. Want to be in the hustle and bustle and in the thick of it all? Then Kuta and Legian will be your best bet. For classier neighbourhoods, amazing shopping, divine beach clubs and dining, you’ve got the ever-popular Seminyak, Petitenget and Umalas and of course, Canggu for modern hippy vibes and vegan restaurants. If you want to just relax and stay amidst nature, then Ubud is your best bet. Those who really want to get away from it all can go even further out of South Bali to West Bali, North to Lovina and Singaraja or East to Sidemen, Amed and Tulamben.
Choose Your Accommodation Type
Now that you’ve locked down your preferred location, it’s time to select your accommodation of choice. Bali is awash with a plethora of hotels and villas that will suit a wide range of budgets. The question is, which accommodation option will be perfect for you? You can always choose a hotel that comes with 24-hour service, amenities, facilities and delightful never-ending buffet breakfasts, entertainment and dinners but staying in a villa gives you so much more for your buck! Here are just a few points to consider:
- Privacy – you can be sure that you’ll enjoy the utmost privacy that even the most luxurious hotel can’t beat. The entire property will be yours throughout the length of your stay. This means you won’t have to share your space with other travellers or worry about loud neighbours. The entire swimming pool will be yours not to mention garden, gym, sauna, the living room and of course, the kitchen where you’d be free to cook up a storm and make as much mess as you desire!
- Savings – Whether you’re getting a two-bedroom villa or a ten-bedroom villa, you can be sure you’ll get your money’s worth especially if you’re sharing the cost with a group of friends or family. It’s huge savings especially when you factor in food, drinks, babysitting, your very own private pool, kitchen and living space!
- Perfect Location – One of the best things about booking a private villa is that you can rent one in an incredible setting. Here in Bali, there are no shortages of stunning locations, including beachfront, rice fields’ view, cliff top, jungle views and even mountain views. While there are hotels that offer amazing views and location, keep in mind that you will have to share that with a few hundred other guests!
- Beautiful Designs – When staying in a hotel, your only private space will be in your rooms or suites and while these may be extravagant and beautiful, nothing can beat an entire luxury villa all to yourself. You can enjoy endless open spaces extending indoors and outdoors, grand living spaces, entire kitchens, open-air pavilions and of course the gardens. Many villas now offer rooftop spaces for guests to relax, unwind, practice yoga in or even have a party!
Now that you know your preferred type of accommodation for your next trip to Bali, let’s get to planning! Check out Puri Asia for the most beautiful, new and newly renovated, modern, contemporary and traditional style villas in various locations and settings throughout the island.