Yearly Archives: 2018

Choosing a Villa Holiday in the Algarve’s Golfing Region

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Are you dreaming of a little more sun at this dreary time of year? Luckily for you, there are plenty of options for beautiful villa holidays in sunnier climes, with beautiful scenery to enjoy, lots of good food and plenty of activities. Of course, a villa holiday is all about relaxing as well. Balaia Golf Village villas allow you to do all of this and more, making a perfect setting for your next holiday or weekend away.

Balaia Golf Villagae is set in the heart of Portugal’s Algarve region. It is close to Albufeira, as well as to other places like Vilamoura, Faro and Ferrarias. It is also within easy travelling distance of Faro airport, which is easy to fly into from the UK. All year round, you can get reasonably priced flights that will allow you to pop over to Portugal for an easy, relaxing break.

That being said, if you are into sport and activities, then Balaia Gold Village will have plenty for you. As the name suggests, it is part of a golf resort, with a 9 hole 3 par executive golf course that guests can enjoy. There is also a driving range available on the site. Many people choose to stay here during a golfing break, as it is in such close proximity to golfing destinations throughout the Algarve, as well as having its on golf course. This is a major benefit for those wanting to enjoy a weekend (or a week, or two weeks!) of golf.

Due to its location, there is plenty to do for everyone, not just the golf enthusiasts. This is why a villa holiday in the Algarve is such a good idea for a family – everyone will be kept entertained, with beautiful beaches and swimming pools.

The villas themselves are stunning and will really make your holiday for you. There is a wide range of accommodation available, so you can choose the type and size of villa that will suit your family. There are generally between one and five bedrooms in the properties, with apartments available within the villas as well for small groups or couples. All accommodations comes with a kitchen that has modern cooking facilities, perfect if you have a young family and children who might not be as keen as sampling the local cuisine as you are! Many of the properties also come with some of their own outdoor space for you to enjoy, and some of the villas and apartments look out over the golf course for stunning views. You will be close to the remainder of the complex, so the swimming pools and club house and restaurant are all within easy reach of your accommodation.

Booking your accommodation at Balaia Golf Village 

You will find various options for booking your stay. Apartments and villas are owned privately, so you will probably find them advertised on property rental websites, where you can find their availability and see all prices. You can then enquire and make your booking over the phone or by email.

Posted in Holidays

Entertaining Young Children on Holiday 

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 10:52 pm

Whilst a holiday will have many magical moments for you and your family, it can also pose difficulties for families with young children. It’s never easy when children are going to be getting out of their routine, and when you know the weather will be quite warm for them. It’s always good to go on holiday with a realistic expectation of how your children will behave, so that you can prepare.

It’s important to stay somewhere that is child friendly, that will have plenty for you to do as a family. When your children are being entertained, they are much more likely to be well behaved and to have fun. Choose your hotel carefully and check that it is family and child friendly; swimming pools for kids, water slides and clubs are always welcome options for a family. Bigger hotels will also tend to have some good activities, like kids’ clubs and holiday clubs.

Posted in Holidays

Why Choose to Book with a Travel Agent?

Posted on May 26, 2018 at 8:45 pm

In the age of the internet, is the role of a travel agent now obsolete? Not at all. Travel agents can add lots of value and will be able to give you plenty of advice and options when booking your holiday. You will find that the whole experience is less stressful when booking with an agent.

Many people either cannot use the internet, or choose not to use it. For this reason, lots of people feel it is safer to book a holiday through a travel company. This makes sense – they are more likely to use reputable travel companies and options, so you will get a better all-round experience, and won’t find that the accommodation doesn’t live up to your expectations when you arrive.

Travel agents will listen, advise and book trips that match your requirements. It is a good way to book a holiday if you are short of time or ideas, and you want to feel safe in your decision.

Posted in Travel Agents

Travelling to Spain – Some Travel Advice

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 9:49 pm

Spain has lots to offer to holidaymakers throughout the year. Even in the winter, much of Spain will still have some milder weather and will have plenty for tourists to see and do. If you are travelling to Spain this year, here is some advice to follow:

Learn the language. It is easy to pick up a few phrases in Spanish. Many Spanish people speak good English, but even if this is the case, they will appreciate you at least trying to speak their language.

Be mindful of the political situation in Barcelona. It is perfectly safe to travel to Barcelona. Just keep an eye on the news the check it stays this way.

Get away from the tourists. If you want to see the real Spain, pick a more remote destination. You might want to go inland a little to escape touristy beach resorts.

Consider hiring a car. This is an easy way to get around and you will be able to see more of Spain.

Posted in Travel Advice