Luxuries You Don’t Need But Want When You Are On Vacation


A beach vacation is a time to rest up, relax, and rejuvenate. So the ideal is to have some accommodation that is going to allow you to do just that. But I’m sure there are plenty of us that have experienced accommodation on vacation that is far from luxurious, and less than ideal.

What are some of the things that you would love to have, ideally, on a relaxation vacation? Sometimes, a little luxury isn’t essential, but can be much welcomed when you’re looking for somewhere to stay on your vacation. From hotels to apartments and holiday homes, much like the ones from Interhome, you want to choose the one that suits you best. So do any of the the following things make it onto your list of dream things? Would love to hear what you think.




Luxurious Pool

Having a pool to relax in, whether that is a private pool in private accommodation, or a shared pool in a hotel, is a must. Even if you don’t plan to be swimming in it all the time, there is nothing more soothing than the sound of moving water when you’re trying to relax. So if there is a waterfall in the pool, then even better. Resorts often have swim-up bars, which can be a nice treat. When you can stay out all day and relax, it makes your vacation much more of a dream.


Spa Bathroom

Half of the luxury of being on vacation is that you get to stay in places that are nicer than your own home. If you’re not staying in places that are nicer than your own home, then you might be staying in the wrong kinds of places! And one of the things that you want to be nicer and more luxurious than you have in your own home, is the bathroom. Most bathrooms at home can be some of the smallest in the house. So a large luxurious bathroom can be a real treat, especially if it has a whirlpool bath in there, as well as the usual shower, toilet, and sink. Oversized vanity units, heated flooring or a large wet room are also the things of dreams when it comes to a bathroom on vacation.




Rooftop Decking Area

Found less so in hotels and more in holiday homes, a rooftop deck is a great addition when it comes to vacations. Being out by the pool is great. But when it comes to evening time, entertaining, eating, and drinking out on the rooftop terrace can be a lovely addition. It isn’t something that many of us will get to do at home. So being able to enjoy it while we are on vacation is a real treat. Watch the sunset uninterrupted, and away from prying eyes.


Large Bed

If you’re on vacation to relax, then the bed you’re sleeping in is going to play a huge part in that. So if the bed is too small or uncomfortable, it is going to play a huge part in how much you enjoy your vacation. A king size bed is fairly standard in hotels and most holiday homes. But just check before you book. Obviously, a super-king bed can be the dream for a vacation; you’re meant to enjoy things that you don’t normally have at home, right?


Games Room

If there is a large group of you going away, or you have children, then having an extra space to play in, whether at a hotel or a holiday home, can be very welcome. If you’re staying in a hotel, then you might only just have bedrooms, leaving very little space to play. Besides from the pool, other space is a must. The same goes for a holiday rental; is there somewhere else to play and relax rather than just the bedrooms or outside? If a home or hotel has a games room, then it is a must for larger groups or families.




Adventure Tours and Rentals

As nice as chilling by the beach or pool can be, having access to some adventure tours or being able to hire out equipment to use, can be a big bonus. It could be boat trips, kayaking, hiking tours, jungle tours, or quad biking, for example. Hiring golf carts or bikes to explore the area can be fun, as well as just things like inflatables and paddle boards. So when you’re looking for somewhere to stay, it can be worth checking how close they are to things that you can rent, as well as if they provide this kind of thing themselves. Just adds a little bit of spice to your luxury vacation when you can break the time up doing something a little out of the ordinary.


Grocery Delivery Service

Depending where in the world you are staying, as well as what kind of accommodation you are staying in, a grocery delivery service can be much welcomed. Think about having to be in self-catering accommodation. If you’re hot hiring a car, how far will your closest store be? You don’t want to have to hire a car just because you don’t know where the nearest store is, right? Of course, you can eat out from time to time. But for every meal it can be a little much, especially with a younger family. Having breakfasts and lunches in can be really handy. So it can be worth checking out beforehand what services are on offer and if you can order groceries in advance and then have them delivered to your accommodation. Hotels that you’re looking to stay in may have more information about this kind of thing, as well as when you’re booking a vacation rental. Just take some time to plan it all out so that you can make the most of your vacation when you’re on it.


What other not necessary but do make all of the difference things would you add to the list? What does your perfect luxury vacation look like? Would love to hear what you think and what works for you.


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