Going on holiday seems always to be a perfect plan particularly for summer, Christmas, or New Year. Then looking for a pleasant place to go will bear in mind. However don’t you realize when making a booking during those periods, all the hotels from the five-star to Jasmine hotels, suites, resorts, bungalows, or even private villas are almost fully booked. Booking far in advance would be needed, you may need to book one year or six month prior to your holiday dates. Why? It would cost you cheaper since most places offer early bird deals. Besides that, booking in advance means you will get your dream hotel, resort, or villa.
Now if you are about planning your next vacation at a private luxury villa in Bali with tight budget, then what could you do to save money on a villa holiday? You can do some efforts for sure and you will find those efforts work! First of all, you should choose a villa that offers you early bird rates. This enables you to get at least 10% to 20% discount from the published rates. Some additional benefits are also often added. You may like spa treatments or candle light dinner, or even barbeque. You may get these benefits when making an early bird booking.
The second thing you can do is you can rent a car while holidaying at a private villa. This will save lots of transportation costs. Going out anywhere in Bali uses taxi will be expensive even it is practical. It is better if you rent a small and cheap car that will take you anywhere throughout the island. Some expensively-priced villas most provide car and driver during your stay, however remembering the expensive rate, it would be better if you book small and cheap villa and you would need to spend at least USD 20 to USD 30 per day for car rental. You can pick the self-drive car or car with driver.
Another effort to save money on a villa holiday in Bali is with preparing your own meals. Staying at a villa enables you to have your own self-contained kitchen with complete cooking utensils such as microwave, juicer, toaster, blender, rice cooker, water dispenser, plates, gas hob, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and more. This would be more economic as if compared to buying meals in the restaurants all the time you can save much money. Even better, at some private villas in Bali, they usually provide cooker or chef to help you preparing your meals. The cooker is usually in charge during breakfast, lunch, and dinner time.
Last but not least, during your holiday at a private villa in Bali, there is another tip for those who like shopping. Don’t buy souvenirs in the shopping malls or in the souvenir shops in Kuta or Legian, in those areas you usually pay double from its normal selling price. It’s better to buy souvenirs in the night market or at local sellers in Ubud or in the villages on the way to Ubud. It would be great for you to save the money for shopping. Have a nice vacation in Bali and don’t forget to bring your pocket camera and handy-cam.