09 Feb Cost Effective Holidays for Large Groups and Families
When you are traveling in a large group, if can be difficult to find somewhere to stay that can accommodate everyone and it is cost effective. Hotels have suites for large groups but they are really expensive.
Sometimes the only option left is with a penthouse suite from an apartment company. With these companies, you pay per week and not per person, so you split the cost by however many people are traveling with you. This can sometimes work out to be a lot cheaper than even one night in a nice hotel.
With apartments, they are self contained, so you have everything that you would normally have at home. The penthouse apartments tend to be the biggest and you can sometimes have a rooftop jacuzzi or a pool. They are perfect for small groups who want privacy and parties.
Private apartments will not be found in regular travel brochures. You will have to go online and find a company who specialize in the rental of private apartments. They should be based in the area that you want to stay in and they should have years experience at booking apartments for customers.
The best travel agents will be able to offer you a complete service. They should deal with your itinerary, get you tickets for shows and special events and they should be able to handle a flight booking.
Apartments are perfect for large groups and families, but sometimes customers are put off because they think that they will be responsible for the up keep of the apartment. Whilst customers are expected to keep the apartment looking nice, they are not expected to make the beds and clean the bathrooms. The travel company will have a cleaning service that comes in to take care of that.
If you are thinking about booking a private apartment for a group holiday or for a special, family occasion, make sure that you do the research and know where the apartment is based. You will want someone that is accessible on local transport, somewhere that is close to tourist attractions, shops and tourist attractions, and somewhere that is close to the beach.
When you are traveling to a foreign country, you will want to make sure that you know what the security is like on the apartment complex. You will not know what the crime rate is like and you won’t know where anything is. You will stand out like a sore thumb to thieves and you don’t want any of them following you home. Therefore pick somewhere that has 24 hour security.
If you are on holiday with a group of friends, then you will wanted to stay connected to the outside world. Most penthouse apartments have free internet and they have English TV. With them having the internet, you will able to phone home for free, using Skype. They really have thought of everything.
Keep in mind that even if you have the penthouse apartment, you might not have your own Jacuzzi. This is not a negative on the apartment complex, it is just more likely that the building has communal facilities. Check in the description of the building and you should be able to use a sauna, swimming pool, gym or Jacuzzi if they have them available.
Booking a penthouse apartment does sound expensive, but there are very cost effective ways to have them. Remember that the more guests you have, the cheaper it will be for each person and you will have access to a full kitchen for food storage, which will be cheaper than eating out.