Thinking of jetting off somewhere warm for some much-needed R&R? While all-inclusive resorts and hotels can seem like easy options when it comes to accommodation, they can often be very pricey – particularly if you’ve got the whole family in tow. Why not save your well-earned money by opting for a self-catering break instead?
From having extra room to make yourself feel at home to being less restricted by strict hotel timetables, there are many reasons why you should consider self-catering on your next break.
Why opt for a self-catering holiday?Whether you’re travelling in a big group of friends or you’re planning a romantic couple’s getaway, here’s why self-catering might be the best option for you…
You’ll have more space to spread out
Why all squish into one room when you can have your own in an apartment or mobile home? Hotel rooms are usually quite pokey and compact, while having an entire place to yourself on a cheap self-catering holiday means there’s room for everyone to have their own space.
You can eat whatever and whenever you want
Got special dietary requirements? Or perhaps you like to feed your kids early? Self-catering doesn’t limit you to a handful of restaurants and specific eating times. Instead, you’ll be able to eat exactly what you want and at the right time for you.
It’s usually cheaper
Going on holiday can be expensive, especially if you’ve got a large family or you’re holidaying with a group of friends. Self-catering is always going to be the cheapest option, no matter your group size, as you get far more bang for your buck when it comes to space.
You can also shop for your food at supermarkets instead of eating out all the time, meaning you’ll have more cash to spend on activities and excursions.
You’ll have more freedom and privacy
If you like to completely relax on holiday and not stick to a timetable for meal times and activities, self-catering accommodation is for you. You’ll be able to wake up and eat at times that suit you, plus you’ll have fewer neighbours to be loud and disruptive.
Like your creature comforts? Most self-catering accommodation feels like a home away from home thanks to cosy décor and extra features like swimming pools, sports or games equipment and well-equipped kitchens.
It’s usually more authentic
It can be easy to never wander far beyond your hotel, especially if you’ve opted for an all-inclusive beach resort. Self-catering gives you a chance to truly soak up the culture of your holiday destination as you’ll be staying somewhere less closed off, shopping in local market and stores, and have the opportunity to discover restaurants and attractions that are off the beaten track.
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Decided self-catering is for you? Take a look at our great European campsites that offer up spacious mobile homes and self-catering camping or glamping options ideal for small or large groups.