December 1st, 2008
In the last post of this five part series focusing on Huatulco villa rentals vs. Huatulco resort vacations, we’re going to compare the costs and availability of property and concierge services for both travel options.
The majority of the villas offer private pools and/or shared pools. This luxury has to be one of the absolute best parts about renting a private villa; you get to enjoy the pool all to yourself. At worst, you may have to share the pool with another few guests from a neighboring villa. The best part of private pools is the fact that you don’t have to share the pool with hundreds of other guests…it’s all yours to enjoy!
In addition, many of the villas are very close in proximity to local marinas that offer boat and bay tours as well as other ocean based activities like deep sea fishing. In some cases, you’ll even find that the villas themselves come with additional toys such as sea kayaks and small paddle boats.
If you really feel like you want to enjoy the properties and grounds of a resort, you should know that all resorts offer day-pass rates! That’s right, for about $10 you can use all of the property grounds for the day, including pools, tennis courts, exercise gyms, basketball courts, volleyball nets and more. You can even dine at their restaurants - although this service comes at an additional cost.
It’s kind of a nice thought to imagine having the choice of peace & quiet and privacy but being able to exercise the option to visit the resort for a day here or there throughout your stay…or if you’re really adventurous you can even try out a few different resort properties! THIS INCLUDES THE OPTION TO ACCESS KIDS’ CLUBS IF YOU PARENTS WANT A DAY OFF!
In terms of concierge services, there is a wonderful local service that can arrange any restaurant or tour bookings/reservations you wish to make. There are also various packages available that can all be arranged through online booking companies.
All of the major resorts definitely offer some great amenities including:
- Several large pools
- Tennis courts
- Volleyball courts
- Exercise and Fitness Gyms
- Restaurants and Bars
- Entertainment Centers
- Planned Activities
- Convenience Stores
Since these resorts have all these amenities right on their property it makes it very appealing for the traveler that doesn’t care to leave the resorts grounds. This is likely one of the main reasons why some people tend to prefer to stay at resorts as opposed to private villas. In addition to the resorts’ pools, you can usually stroll down to the beach and find watercraft rentals or use the hotel’s sea kayaks to play around in the ocean.
However, the crowded common areas and overbooked services can sometimes begin to get a little old as your week(s) progresses. But once again, it all depends on what you want to get out of your Huatulco vacation!
Many families gravitate towards resorts in order to entertain their kids since many of the resorts offer kids’ activities/clubs and planned activities as well as more vibrant nightlife. This is a definite plus for many families with kids in different age groups. But most people forget that these resort features are not exclusive just for guests; almost all resorts offer these amenities at a day-pass rate!
One of the other main benefits of staying at any resort is that you have the benefit of full-time concierge services.
With either travel option you really have the opportunity to enjoy the best amenities and property grounds. If you don’t want privacy and and are really just looking for family entertainment without having to travel around, then a resort vacation would be perfect for you! This way you can enjoy everything from daily activities to restaurants and clubs without ever having to leave the resort grounds.
If you want to have some privacy while on your vacation, then there is no better travel option than a Huatulco villa rental. Plus, with any villa rental you also have the opportunity to use any of the resorts’ properties because they all offer day passes! This way you can really get the best of both worlds by having the privacy of your own villa while still being able to enjoy in the social activities and grounds offered by the biggest Huatulco resorts! This combination truly makes for the perfect vacation!