Staying in villas is one of the best ways to go on holiday, but if you want to make the very most of your villas then there are numerous things you should bring to help you enjoy them to their fullest. Here we will look at what a few of those are and how precisely they can help you to get the most of your visit. At the same time we’ll also look at some of the things you should buy in order to enjoy your stay in your villa as much as you can.
CDs and DVDs: When you stay in a hotel one of the downsides is the severe lack of entertainment in the rooms. Most likely you’ll have a TV yes, but this will probably be in a foreign language and as such you probably won’t find it particularly entertaining (though it can be interesting/quite amusing to watch your favourite programs badly dubbed into another language).
However with a villa you will be likely to have not only a TV, but also a DVD player and a CD player and various other media devices potentially such as a VCR or BluRay player. It’s worth contacting the owner of the villas before you visit so that you know which format of media to bring, but once you’ve done that bringing something can allow you to enjoy family ‘film nights’ together, or to listen to some music while you’re outside by the pool.
BBQ: There will likely be a barbecue provided if your villa is in a hot country, but even if there isn’t you can buy a disposable one. This is again something you can only get to enjoy in a villa and a great way to make the most of sunny weather and warm evenings.
Board Games: Board games are another great way for you to entertain yourself while you’re on holiday and to do something that’s sociable as a family. Whether your choice of game is chess for an intellectual evening under the stars, or Snakes and Ladders for family fun indoors this is something that can help to make your holiday all the more memorable.
Floats: This is something you will probably want to buy while you’re out there on holiday, but once you do they will give you the perfect way to relax and unwind in the pool. This is again something you couldn’t really do in a hotel as other people splashing around the pool would be sure to disturb you or even knock you off into the water. Make the most of having complete peace and quiet in the pool all to yourself by bringing floats and preferably one with a holder for some beer or a cocktail.
Ball: A ball is an absolute must for people staying in a villa. This way you will be able to play games like water polo and volley ball while you’re in the pool, or football and catch while you’re out of it. Again this is probably one you’ll want to buy out there though, as balls aren’t famously easy to transport.
Tom is a freelance writer and a travel blogger with optimavillaslanzarote.com. Through his blog he advises about the various places you can visit during your trip to Lanzarote.