How to Choose the Best Villa Rental
You finally decided to take that vacation to Turks and Caicos you’ve been dreaming about. You’re celebrating an anniversary, a milestone birthday, a promotion, or “just because”.
You want to rent a villa versus staying in a hotel. But how do you choose the best villa rental for your needs? The islands are experiencing a building “boom” of private villa residences within exclusive resorts as well as standalone villas. With so many choices it’s difficult to narrow it down to just one.
But that’s only the beginning. You also need to decide whether you’re going as a couple, with friends, or the entire family. That answer determines where you’ll stay, how much space is needed, how much you’ll pay, and what amenities you want? Here are a few things to consider before making your reservation.
Choose by Date
When do you want to go and for how long? Some villas have required minimum stays of 5 nights, but with the island’s white sand beaches and sunny weather, you’ll want to stay longer. Turks and Caicos is known for tourism, so beware of the busy times of the year. Do you want to vacation when other couples and families are around? Or do you prefer to be alone? Check for busy times when reserving your villa. You may end up changing your original dates because they book up fast.
How many people will be with you? How many bedrooms are needed? Some villas are built to accommodate two people, others have 10+ bedrooms to host multi-generational families or large groups of friends. It’s easier to book correctly the first time rather than starting all over when someone suddenly decides to come along.
Villas offer advantages over hotels such as unique locations, increased privacy, and superior value. Villas also offer concierge teams to supply groceries, make restaurant reservations, and even arrange a private car and/or driver – all the services of a luxury hotel.
Villas are perfect for those who want to avoid crowds and get away from it all. Many have private swimming pools, secluded beach access, gyms, recreation rooms with Ping-Pong and pool tables, media rooms, and on-site managers. If you like attentive service, housekeeping will visit twice-a-day to tidy up and replenish towels and the groundskeeper will set up umbrellas by the deck or pool. You can cook for yourself in the villa’s kitchen, request a chef to cook for you, or order room service from restaurants. However, if you prefer to be left alone, the staff won’t bother you! Decide prior to booking which amenities are important to you so you won’t be disappointed upon arrival.
What’s your budget? The prices for villas vary widely. You can spend anywhere from $695 a night, to $20,000 or more. Turks and Caicos is where Hollywood stars, musical geniuses, and high rollers go to play and relax. There are many exclusive “hide-aways”, so you may never see them, but the rich and famous are willing to pay top dollar here for a luxury vacation.
Keep in mind that if you vacation with family or friends, you can share costs. Even $1,200 per night doesn’t seem so bad when split between four couples.
Tint Turks and Caicos
With so many decisions to make, it’s probably best to find some help. The professionals at Tint Turks and Caicos can narrow down the choices to help find the best villa rental for you. Contact us today!