The world is opening up again for travel, and many people are itching to get back to a normal version of their lives. Countries like Jamaica have opened back up for tourists, and there’s so much to love about Montego Bay, the capital, private villa, and the experiences you can have there. It’s a place full of rich culture, history, natural beauty, and fun recreational and aquatic travel ideas.
Whether you’re heading to Jamaica or another tropical destination, your most important decision will be where you will stay. There are lots of hotels and all-inclusive options, but if you plan your vacation rental carefully you could experience a luxurious week in your own private villa with your family and friends, and it doesn’t have to cost as much as you would think.
Here are some ways that renting a private villa while vacationing can be financially beneficial.
Costs can add up quickly when you’re staying in a hotel. All-inclusive resorts are a popular choice for this reason, as they’re usually more affordable. However, if you’re travelling with a group and you stay at a private villa, you can split the cost between you, which can be the same, if not cheaper than a resort..
Staying close to the beach or near a town allows you to cut out transportation costs. Some places will require you to hop into a cab, or onto a bus or boat, but they will all lead you to a fun destination. If you’re travelling in a group you can split the costs of small chartered vans or buses that give you privacy.
Food or Meals
While many people choose all-inclusive resorts to save money on meals, there are always extra fancy meals, upgrades and other tempting options that could end up costing you a bit more. By staying at a villa, you can plan your food budget carefully and explore the local foods from the markets or stores. Exploring life like a local will likely lead you to food that isn’t marked up in price and tastes even better.
If you have the option, guests can share the costs between each other to have a personal chef for the duration of your stay. You can learn a great deal about local culture, which helps you to have a more intimate relationship with your food. Make sure to include a tip in your budget for something like this for what will be exceptional service and food that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to find at a resort or at a hotel.
These are just a few of the economical reasons why staying at a private villa can be an exciting option for your next group vacation. If it’s not something you can do now, consider saving up for an incredible experience with your friends. Picture yourselves on a warm night in Montego Bay by a pool, sipping a rum cocktail under the stars after a day of good food, adventure, learning new things and making new memories.