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If you’re thinking of visiting Bali, you’ll soon discover that it’s a destination that doesn’t require a hefty budget to explore. In fact, some of the very best, unvarnished Balinese experiences are free of charge. Awash with geological wonders, terraced rice fields, and spectacular volcanoes, Bali is often referred to as the ‘Land of the Gods’- and for good reason. This island enchants with flowery ceremonies and ancient stone temples with a backdrop of lush greenery. Best of all, you will find plenty in terms of inexpensive accommodations, without having to compromise on comfort or quality. Here are our suggestions for 16 of the best budget-friendly villas in Bali that don’t break the bank. Seminyak While Seminyak is often hailed as a popular party destination for young travelers, this region is also home to an abundance of cultural and gastronomical spots, ideal for a family-friendly holiday in Bali. Villa Hiburan…

A teardrop-shaped island rising majestically in the middle of the Laccadive Sea, Sri Lanka packs in a delightful medley of laidback and thrilling adventures. If you’re considering your first trip to this sun-kissed island and know you want to wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach, read on for our guide of the best hand-picked beachfront villas (for moderate to luxury budgets) and what to do around the area! Nestled off the coast of India’s south-eastern coast, Sri Lanka is known for its inviting beaches, diverse culture and rich canopies of thick foliage perfect for hiking. Whether you feel like lying on a beach with a Toddy Tapper’s Punch- the local cocktail, or traipsing through the jungle in search of a hidden waterfall or embarking on a scenic rail adventure, there’s no denying that this island has something for just about everybody. Mirissa A beach town…

Still looking for that perfect place to spend a relaxing beach holiday with the family? Thailand is great! Exotic, colourful, tropical and home to some of the best beaches in the world. You can stay at splendid private pool villas, do lots of fun things and see beautiful places. Next question is – where in Thailand are you going to spend this family beach holiday? Is it going to be the vibrant and exciting beach city Pattaya or Thailand’s original resort beach town Hua Hin? To see which of these 2 fabulous holiday destinations is best for you, let’s zoom in a little and do some comparisons. This is Pattaya vs Hua Hin for families. Pattaya vs Hua Hin Pattaya is a major tourist hub famous for beach fun, nightlife, shopping and more nightlife. We’ll be honest, it’s not usually the first destination you’d think of for a relaxed family…

Chiang Mai makes for the perfect holiday destination for families with kids. This beautiful walled city in the north of Thailand has endless family activities and is filled with friendly locals who are always happy to help with directions or recommendations. The city is clean and safe, with plenty of things to see and do. You may want to consider ticking some (or all!) of the following family things to do in Chiang Mai for an amazing family getaway in Thailand. 1. Temple hopping Under the gold, glittering sun, the giant Buddha statues, serpent stairs and high rooftops of colourful buildings appear as if out of a fairy tale or an ancient saga; the kids and you will marvel at the attractions because let’s be honest, it’s not every day you see unique temples.  There’s only so much walking you can do in a day though, so choose your temples…

Are you planning a trip to Thailand and looking for the best villas in Phuket? Then make sure you check out this list of amazing Phuket properties for rent! We have found and reviewed the most outstanding villas in Phuket for you to choose from. 1. Villa Napalai Villa Napalai is a tranquil Phuket rental property, located in the beautiful beach-side town of Surin beach. This amazing private Phuket villa consists of four furnished bedrooms and a stunning infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking the ocean. The villa also has a number of other convenient in-house amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen, gym, spa, games room and luxurious living spaces. Each of the four bedrooms has their own en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, stylish interior furnishings and plush linen. The master bedroom is located on the upper floor and has a luxurious spa bath with magnificent views out towards the ocean. We are deeply in…

Happy wife = happy life right? Well, is there anything that makes the mama happier than a bunch of content and exhausted kids at the day’s end? Plan a stay at one of the best Seminyak family villas and ensure that the little ones stay entertained the entire length of your holiday in Bali. Villa Tiga Puluh With seven bedroom suites, Villa Tiga Puluh is large enough to accommodate two or three families travelling together. A room with twin beds is connected to a larger, queen-size bedroom, particularly nice for younger kids who need to be within easy reach to their parents. A 10-minute walk to Jalan Oberoi, aka ‘Eat Street’, this tucked-away villa is great for hosting BBQ cookouts, yoga retreats or other special events. Prices start at US$1,328 (low season), US$1,732 (high season) and US$2,079 (peak season) Book now Villa Arte Minimalist and airy in design, Villa Arte…

So, you want to stay right in the action of buzzing trending and fashionable Seminyak and you want to be as close to the beach as possible, living the good life in a gorgeous private pool luxury villa? We don’t blame you! How to track down the perfect Seminyak beach villa? Don’t sweat, we’ve already done the hard work for you and made an awesome list of the best Seminyak villas near the beach. Check them out below and make your inquiry directly or contact our talented team of villa experts to get even more amazing beach villa options. Let’s go! Villa Zenitude Villa Zenitude is a really tropical and utmost charming stay in the heart of Seminyak. Housing 2 deluxe villa suites, this private pool vacation home is perfect for couples and small families. The villa features a traditional Balinese open-plan living room and a lovely private tropical garden with…

Though it is necessary to splurge on a luxe accommodation sometimes, it is also nice to travel to an exotic destination and not break the bank. As the litany of Seminyak villas grows and grows, so do the number of affordable homes available for short-term rental. Some of our favourite villas to stay in are the ones intimate in size, great value for the price and located smack dab in the middle of Seminyak’s lovable madness. Check out our best affordable villas in Seminyak below! 1. Villa Tara Tropical, happy and peaceful is what Villa Tara is. Featuring an airy open-plan living room adorned in vivid colours of pink, orange, yellow and blue, Villa Tara is charming yet stylish and truly one of a kind. Another great thing is that all 3 bedrooms enjoy direct access to the sparkling private swimming pool of the peaceful tropical garden. Such bliss! Around…

Looking for that perfect family villa for your upcoming Bali holiday? Look no further, here is our selection of 8 amazing Bali family villas that both you and your kids will love to bits. How we select our best Bali family villas: Depending on how old the kids are, a villa can be child-friendly to one family but not to another one. So for this article, we list down the strictest criteria possible for a family vila: They have to be safe for babies and toddlers: safety features such as pool fence, stair gates must be available when needed. They are in a convenient location. Child-friendly facilities such as baby cots, high chairs are available. There is entertainment for kids at the villa such as swimming pool, toys, big garden. Parents will be able to pamper themselves, too! Something extra is a plus (as you will see below). 1. Villa…

Seminyak is the perfect destination for a party holiday. The lively and colourful streets of central Seminyak are home to lots of bars and clubs to explore at night. In the daytime, you can shop around at hip fashion boutiques, pamper yourself with traditional Balinese spa treatments and soak up the sun on the beach, followed by sunset drinks at charming beach bars and world-famous beach clubs. What’s the first thing you need for this party holiday to Seminyak? That’s right: you need a private Seminyak villa – a solid luxury base where you can relax, sleep ’till noon, swim, lounge, chill and do whatever you feel like. Nothing beats having your own private villa, just for you and your travel party to enjoy. Here is our pick of the 10 best party villas in Seminyak (in no specific order): 1. Villa Summer Villa Summer makes the perfect party hub, located…