For many people, the highlight of their year is a holiday abroad. This has been the trend ever since the late sixties. However more and more people are changing their choice of accommodation by choosing self catering apartment instead of hotels.
I had always hated using hotels, but it had never occurred to me to rent a self catering apartment and I would not have known where to start looking anyway. Then my friend returned from her holiday in Ibiza and told me about the fantastic time she had. She raved about how relaxed it was when renting a self catering apartment.
There are not many hotels that can accommodate a family of eight in one room, we always had to pay for extra rooms which made the price extremely expensive. Hotels also have strict rules about taking food and drink up to the rooms. The kids can also be quite nosy at times as well, and it was never a proper holiday for me as I was always waiting for someone to complain about the noise.
My friend told me that the apartments to rent were very practical and luxurious. It was just like having your own property but in a foreign country. I needed to see this for myself and immediately opened Google to search for sites where these self catering apartments were for rent. It turns out that a lot of the apartments are private rents by ex-pats who have bought property abroad and simply rent it out to cover the running costs.
I found apartments with luxury bathrooms, all modern cons and lots of bedrooms, so we no longer had to sleep on top of one another. The price was also very cheap and we would save money as each apartment came with a kitchen so we did not have to go out to restaurants every night.
For our next holiday, we knew we wanted to go to Ibiza so I sat there looking at hundreds of gorgeous family apartments to rent. One appeared in the search and instantly I knew it was the apartment that I wanted to rent. I made the reservation online and the money would be paid on our arrival. I was even able to pay for a cleaner to come into the apartment every day. This was great as it meant I did not have to spend all day cleaning up after the kids.
The apartment that I rented for that holiday was a four bedroom apartment and it really did make a difference to the quality of our holiday. I did not have to set the alarm and get everyone up in case we missed the breakfast slot. Instead we woke up when we wanted to and had breakfast on the balcony.
When you are thinking of your next holiday abroad. I suggest you take a look at the thousands of self catering apartments that are available to rent. You will find them for every country in the world, so it does not matter what your destination is. I have already booked an apartment for our next holiday in Ibiza. I am looking forward to feeling more relaxed and carefree than I ever did in a hotel.