Should You Book a Beach Villa or City Centre Condo?

When looking to book accommodation for the holiday of a lifetime, deciding whether to book a beachfront villa or a luxury condo can be one of the most difficult decisions to make. Although a beach villa often provides a high level of luxury, a city centre condo also has its distinct advantages that are well worth considering.

Many people gravitate towards luxury vacation villas on the sea front as they offer something that cannot be found at home – stunning views, easy beach access and a great deal of privacy that simply cannot be found in other styles of holiday accommodation.

Indeed, these are some of the main advantages of reserving a luxury beach villa. Many agencies and companies offering holiday accommodation around the world specialise in this type of accommodation too, which means that there is a great choice available to holidaymakers, including smaller villas, large villas, luxury villas and more simple affordable options too.

Villas also generally offer a number luxury facilities and amenities, including private pools, verandas, decking, barbecue facilities and multiple bedrooms to host a large number of guests. This can be perfect for a family or for groups of friends who are looking to enjoy the ultimate vacation together.

For those looking for complete privacy on their vacation, coupled with breath-taking views and the perfect spot for accessing the beach, this could be the ideal option. However, one of the major downsides of this type of accommodation can be the price, which is often far higher than with condos.

The reason for this is that there is a higher level of privacy, a highly desirable location, and the fact the accommodation is typically much larger and more spacious than other options. This can lead to higher price tags which may not be affordable for some holiday makers, even if they are travelling in a group.

These vacation villas can be compared with city centre condos, which can often provide lower price tags due to the fact there are in a good – yet perhaps less sought after – place, and are generally smaller and offer a little less peace and quiet.

This lower price tag is generally very appealing to some holiday makers, and can mean that a break in a desirable location suddenly becomes affordable where it was not before. For this reason, it is well worth considering if renting beach vacation villas is not in your holiday budget that particular year.

City centre condos are also a great choice if you want an extremely convenient location, with easy access to bars, clubs, restaurants and bustling city life. This can definitely be the right choice for you if you want to experience the unique culture of a town without being too concerned about spending every morning and evening with a view of the beach.

Condos can also offer a high level of luxury but on a smaller scale, particular for solo travellers, couples and small families. Sometimes a villa can be far too large, and a luxury condo can add a good level of privacy and independence without the excessive space or the high price tag.

Although both vacation villas and condos have their advantages and disadvantages, both of them are suitable for people with different preferences, travel parties and budgets. Beach villas can be a great choice for beach lovers, larger travelling parties and those who love to spending hours lounging by the pool or enjoying al fresco dining.

However, a city condo can provide luxury on a smaller budget and for a smaller travel party, with easy access to all that city living has to offer including top restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as any other sights that a particular town or city has.