Top 10 tips to book a villa holiday
Take a look at our guide below featuring useful money savings hints and tips to help you get the most out of booking your Croatian villa or apartment.
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Look to travel to Croatia outside the months of July and August.
Whilst we appreciate school holidays mean families can only travel during the summer months of July and August, if you can travel outside these months such as in April, May, June, September and October, you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic rates! Including properties from our Premium Villas Collection, with prices as much as 75% lower than in July and August.
With some of our most popular villas booked up to two years in advance, if your holiday dates are fixed we strongly recommend booking early to get the villa/apartment you want at the best possible rate. You can take advantage of early booking discounts on selected properties.
Use the entire villa capacity to get the best value for money.
At first glance some of our villas may seem expensive. Don’t be put off! Prices displayed are for the villa per night and not per person. Our average large villas sleep between 10-16 persons and our largest property sleeps up to 38 people. When the cost of the villa is split over the number of people who can sleep at the property, the price often works out to be terrific value for money – great for large families or a group of friends.
If you’re celebrating something special, a villa and the stunning turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea can provide the perfect backdrop for a truly memorable occasion. Our Croatia Specialists are at hand to help find the right villa for you party size, whatever your requirements.
Choose flight options to match your budget and group size.
Low cost flights: As Croatia is within 2 ½ hours flying time from the UK and Scandinavia and even less from other European Countries, take advantage of booking a low cost flight to Croatia. With the money saved consider spending it on the villa you had your eye on.
Whatever your global departure point, for the latest information on the best flight deals to Croatia use our Croatia Skyscanner.
Private Jet: For the most discerning traveller, or perhaps if you are travelling in a large group consider chartering a private aircraft which can work out surprisingly cost effective. If you have booked accommodation on an island e.g. Hvar or Brac you can fly direct to their respective island airports allowing you to save time by arrivingser to your villa rather than arriving at one of the mainland international airports. Private aircraft charter to Croatia offers ultimate flexibility with travel schedules.
Car Hire Advice
We strongly recommend renting a car for most of our villas and apartments. What seems expensive initially actually works out to be a cheaper and more flexible option in the long term as you save money on airport shuttles/transfers and continuous use of taxis and buses during your stay.
As a Croatia specialist we have formed excellent relationships with a wide variety of car hire providers throughout Croatia. As such we are able to offer our clients a wide choice of vehicles, a great selection of pick up locations and the very best value for money. It’s important to book your car hire early, as you may find your chosen vehicle is sold out.
Avoid overpriced car insurance…
Car rental companies will sell you expensive excess insurance at their counters. Cheaper insurance doing the same job can be bought from Insurance 4 Car Hire.
Save on hiring child booster seats…
A BubbleBum portable car seat is the perfect, lightweight, resuable and compact solution. Weighing less than half a kilo it can fit comfortably in your hand luggage or a child’s travel rucksack. Plus, the kids love them!
While restaurants in Croatia are not too expensive, if you don’t want to have a full blown restaurant style meal when you get hungry, stop at one of the plentiful ‘Pekarnas’ and grab yourself an inexpensive slice of burek, a pie made from filo pastry with a delicious cheese filling (meat and apple filled versions can also sometimes be found). Pick up a beer at the same time and find a quiet spot on the beach to relax and enjoy your al fresco meal…
Alternatively, many Croatian supermarkets will make up an inexpensive sandwich for you at their deli counter. Just ask them.
Money Saving Tips.
As an independent Croatian specialist we are able to pass on our great money saving tips to our clients. Our many years of industry experience and the feedback of our valued clients have taught us that in addition to our villas, which offer excellent value for money, clients are also looking for great deals whilst on holiday. Below are a few hints and tips for those in resort essentials, all aimed at saving you money!
Make your money go further, purchase Croatian Kuna online with Travelex and take advantage of some great rates. Travelex offer a lowest price guarantee on foreign currency including 0% commission if you purchase online.
Visit www.travelex.co.uk to find out more
Read up on the best places to eat and drink. Find sailing, snorkelling and and scuba diving sites or simply locate the best beach on which to relax with a good book. Find all the information you need in a quality guide book.
Interact With Us
Become a Fan of Croatian Villas Facebook Page and interact with Croatian Villas guests and Croatian locals! View shared photos, videos and take note on the not-to-be-missed areas of interest. You’ll also have the chance to enter our competitions to win free goodies!
Waterside Villas and Apartment.
When booking a waterside villa or apartment in many other European/Mediterranean destinations, you may have to pay top prices to secure such an enviable position. Yet in Croatia, many of our properties situated less than 10m from the beach. Fantastic quality accommodation, good value for money and a fabulous view!
Croatia Multicentre holidays.
Croatia is a land of diverse landscapes. From picturesque harbours to sprawling national parks. Our customer feedback shows that over 30% of our guests said the country’s ‘landscapes and natural beauty’ impressed them most during their stay in Croatia. The best way to take in the wonders that Croatia has to offer is with a multi-centre trip; spending your holiday in a selection of different regional areas. Check our article on Multi Centre Self-drive Croatia Holiday for your planning!
The more adventurous traveller may like to travel further afield into Montenegro, Slovenia or Bosnia. At Croatian Villas, with our extensive knowledge of the local regions we can tailor the perfect itinerary based on your budget and interests to fit your pace and requirements. Contact one of our Specialists whom will be delighted to help and inspire you.