Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Holiday

Are you dreaming of a villa holiday that won’t break the bank? We believe that every traveller deserves a slice of paradise without compromising their budget. So, we’ve curated the best money-saving tips to ensure your villa holiday is not only unforgettable but also affordable. Let’s dive into the secrets of achieving villa bliss on a budget.

Book in Advance

They say the early bird catches the worm, and with The Villa Agency, it catches the savings too! The best way to kickstart your holiday savings is by booking your dream villa well in advance. Early bookings not only secure the best accommodations but often come with exclusive discounts, making your luxury retreat even more enticing and budget-friendly. Take a look at some of our current villa offers.

What’s more, flights are always cheaper the earlier you book and can get expensive if you leave it to the last minute, so booking early really is the best way to get the most affordable deals all round.

Share the Joy and Split the Costs

Planning a group holiday? Our villas cater to all group sizes, and the more, the merrier – and cost-effective! Splitting the cost of a spacious villa among friends or family is a fantastic way to enjoy luxurious properties without a hefty individual price tag. Often, it works out significantly less per person than a week in a hotel!

Photo: Moana 2, Mallorca

Explore Local Cuisine 

Indulging in local delicacies is a holiday highlight. Keep your dining expenses in check by opting for restaurants offering set lunch menus at affordable prices. Lunch meals are not only cheaper than dinners but many places also offer two or three-course set menus. Do your research beforehand and plan ahead for restaurant bookings to make the most of your culinary experiences.

Best Restaurants In Cavoeiro Portugal Blog The Villa Agency

Photo: Carvoeiro, Portugal

Sip and Save

Don’t shy away from trying the house wine when dining out. Often sourced locally, house wines provide a genuine taste of the region at a fraction of the cost of imported alternatives. It’s a win-win for your taste buds and your budget. And who knows, you might discover a new favourite vino to take home!

Snack Smart and Pack Your Beach Essentials

Enjoy sun-soaked days without breaking the bank. Grab a baguette from a local bakery, stock up on multi-pack snacks from the local supermarket, and hit the beach! Packing your own drinks and snacks for the beach means you can avoid inflated prices at beachside vendors, ensuring a relaxing day by the water without unnecessary expenses. 

Copacabana Beach Croatia

Photo: Copacabana Beach, Croatia

Cook in Comfort

Shop at the local supermarket and savour the local flavours by utilising your villa’s kitchen facilities. Or, fire up the barbecue for a night of grill and chill. Not only is it a fun and social way to dine, but it also saves on restaurant bills. 

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Photo: Villa Harmony, Croatia

Embrace Lower Season Rates

If you have flexibility in your travel dates, capitalise on lower season rates. Enjoy the same luxury at a more affordable price, letting you experience your destination without the peak-season price tag. Not only will you escape the crowds, but you’ll also enjoy reduced villa rates, transforming your holiday into a tranquil and cost-effective escape.

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Photo: Villa da Mare, Portugal

Family Pass Fun

Planning on some thrilling days out with the family? Plan ahead and book online. For families or groups, purchasing family passes for attractions or bundled tickets can result in substantial savings. Look out for deals on water parks, museums, and other popular attractions, allowing you to enjoy more for less.

Save on Transportation and Tours

Explore cost-effective local transportation options such as buses, trains, or bicycles. It not only saves money but also provides a more authentic travel experience. Take advantage of free walking tours offered in many cities, led by locals who share insights into key attractions and the local culture.

Family Bike Ride

Use Public Water Fountains

Depending on your location, you can stay hydrated without spending money on bottled water. Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it at public water fountains, which are often available in tourist areas. Don’t forget to check the local water safety guidelines before refilling your bottles from any tap or fountain.

Let Us Find You The Best Deals

And for the ultimate convenience, share your budget with us, and let our experts do the searching for you, ensuring your villa fits both your desires and your financial plan. It’s a hassle-free way to ensure a fantastic stay without the endless searching. Whether you fancy a family-friendly villa holiday in Portugal, a relaxing retreat in Mallorca, or a luxurious escape in Croatia – let us make it a reality!

Photo: San Joan, Ibiza

Explore our wide range of villas today or get in touch with our friendly team. 

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