The festive season is nearly upon us and with it often comes with feeling under the weather in winter climates, an excess of eating and drinking, and the same-old-same-old gatherings year after year. It’s not surprising that more and more people are deciding to create a whole new festive experience.
To look forward to 2020 with an entirely new perspective, and a feeling of joy, you may want to consider mixing it up with unforgettable festivities in the sun with a luxury villa vacation stay.
Here are 12 reasons to inspire your end-of-year villa-vacay with a festive island stay:
1. Escape the cold
Basking in the sunshine and greeting the end of the year with a swim in the sea while it’s chilly in your home country is wonderfully uplifting and gloriously feel-good; creating a real sense of getting away from it all. The climate in Thailand and Indonesia at this time of year is at its best, with sunny days that aren’t too humid and lovely evenings with a soft breeze.
2. Avoid the hype
From Father Christmas to the over-commercialization of Christmas the somewhat forced jollity of the season can definitely turn out to be tiring and stressful. Opting out of the frenzy and doing something different might be just the tonic you need. Each year the pressure to buy into the chaos seems to intensify and for many, this time of the year is becoming less and less enjoyable.
3. Reconnect with your loved ones
Holidays are a beautiful way to bond with the special people in your life, and the true meaning of the festive season is about spreading the love, appreciating others, and living your life to the fullest. A villa stay with plenty of space and communal areas means that different generations of a family are able to feel at home and connect in a natural, unforced way that has tremendous benefits to all.
4. Feel rejuvenated by doing something different
Without a doubt, a change can be as good as a rest. Festivities start to feel predictable, dull, and absolutely exhausting if you’re going to the same events, with the same people and following the same routines. If this time of year feels like an uphill struggle or a period to ‘get through’, then perhaps now is the moment to add some zest, energy, and enthusiasm back into the holidays.
5. Share memorable private dining experiences
One of the major benefits of staying in your own private vacation villa rental is the opportunity to savor unique dining experiences. You can dine when you want, without having to go out and find a restaurant that suits everyone, while having meals prepared by your own private chef; a special menu enjoyed in a stunning villa setting, whether al fresco or in a lovely open-plan indoor dining room.
6. Hang out on the beach during your holiday time
When you have time off you may want to be able to take yourself away from your everyday life. Staying at home is not the same as feeling the sand between your toes, relaxing on a lounger by the pool, and taking a dip in refreshing waters, whether the blue sea or your infinity pool overlooking a beautiful beach. Activities on, under, and by the water are fun too.
7. Get together with friends
Rather than running around trying to fit in visits, meet-ups, dinners, and social events over weeks if not months, why not bring people together in a relaxed, enjoyable setting? Not only is a vacay with friends far more chilled-out, but it’s a perfect option for everyone concerned. In a villa, each individual has the space to unwind alone as well as social spaces to spend time together and have some fun.
8. Re-energize at the end of a busy year
Feeling worn-out at the end of a frenetic year is pretty much the norm in the modern world. Before embarking on 2020, you owe it to your mind and body to reset, recalibrate, and rebalance. A luxury villa stay inspires a sense of mindful, meditative grounding that resonates deep within your core and can be transformative.
9. Have an active and action-packed vacation
Sitting around, eating and drinking, can take you out of your normal routine and leave you feeling sluggish and uninspired. Villa vacations by the sea are ideal if you want to swim, try water sports, work out in your own private gym or perhaps enjoy an early morning or sunset yoga class on your own personal terrace.
10. Avoid overindulgence and create your own festive style
Fresh food, sea air, and lots to see and do, with interesting activities to experience with your fellow holidaymakers, and time to connect with yourself too; take control of the festive season by turning it into an opportunity to be healthy and feel invigorated. Thailand is renowned for amazing fruits and the freshest cuisine, with seafood dinners a delicious way to celebrate a beachside break in Bali too.
11. Treat yourself with a little luxury
Gorgeous spaces, sparkling pools, outdoor lounges, games rooms, and maybe even your own cinema, not to mention a private butler and concierge, plus personal chef; yes, you deserve to be looked after, so celebrate who you are and your achievements so far with a luxurious experience. Even taking a bath can be exquisite with some villas promising outstanding vistas from every room, including the bathroom.
12. Make resolutions for 2020
Raising a toast to New Year 2020 while staying in a fabulous villa sets you up for a positive year ahead. Feeling inspired, loved, motivated, and relaxed works wonders in setting you on the right path as you set goals for your future. Imagine sat outside your magnificent vacation villa, looking out over your infinity pool at the horizon and writing down what you want from the future, while sending out waves of gratitude about where you are right now and where you have been too.
Read our recent article about reasons why you may want to book a villa holiday and head over to our villas page to discover our finest collection of luxury villa rentals.