How Can a Villa Holiday be Eco Friendly?
A report this month from holiday experts Easy Villas says if you are truly into sustainable living you may wonder if a holiday in a villa is truly an eco-friendly choice. Even though this can seem like a costly choice and therefore not so very sustainable especially if you are on a budget, you have to look at it from a different perspective. A luxury holiday like can be eco friendly if you share it. Shared holidays are usually much more fun anyway.
Suppose you choose a 3 bedroom luxury villa and took 6 people – 2 to each room. Divide the nightly rental by 6 and it suddenly becomes very affordable. At that rate, the cost of the villa that is advertised at $240 per night, drops to a mere $40 per person. This is something you would never find in Australia, especially not for luxury accommodation. Even caravan parks cost more than that per night and they certainly don’t have luxurious accommodation.
What do you get for that? A lovely villa with lots of living space and a kitchen as well as the bedrooms. Having a kitchen means you can save on the cost of bought meals, especially breakfast. You get a pool that abuts the villa so you can virtually step off the porch into the pool. Many villas have private pools so you don’t have to share with anyone other than your group of friends.
There is luxury outdoor furniture you can use in between swimming in the pool and most villas are close to restaurants, spas and other luxuries that you would enjoy on such a holiday.
It often includes a chef for the evening meal if you want to dine in and many other little luxuries that are not found in some of the more expensive hotels, where you only get one room. You can have privacy to chat or make noise late at night that may not be possible in a hotel room where other people are just a wall away.
Many luxury villas are not in the main streets, so you will get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a day of fun doing touristy things or just surfing the waves. Your holiday will be great fun and a lot safer than if you went with just one other person or alone.
So when thinking of sustainable holidays, don’t get the idea that you have to camp in uncomfortable conditions or eat trail mix for most of your meals. When it comes to Bali, luxury is affordable and you are certainly making a difference to the lives of many poor Balinese people who depend on the tourist trade to make a living. The accommodation and food are beautiful and affordable and the people are friendly. What more could you want on a holiday?