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Info of Puglia

Torre Guaceto Beach

While staying in a Puglia villa with pool amenities means you’ll be able to go for a dip at any time, the region’s beaches are not to be missed. There are many great crowd-beating seaside spots, but one of the best is Torre Guaceto in Brindisi. A protected nature reserve, it is beautifully unspoilt and great for nature-lovers and beach fans alike – just be sure to take a picnic, as there aren’t any restaurants in the immediate area.

The Trulli of Alberobello

It will be immediately apparent to anyone staying in a Puglia villa with pool provision that this is a region of beautiful architecture, and with a little exploration you’ll discover all kinds of buildings of many styles and eras. Perhaps the most intriguing of all are the trulli, dry stone huts with conical slate roofs, all of which can be easily and quickly dismantled. These came to prominence in medieval Puglia as a clever means of avoiding taxation: tax was charged to homeowners, and trulli owners could take their houses apart and then reassemble them once the tax collector was gone. Visit Alberobello to see beautiful, slightly otherworldly-looking rows of trulli.

Abbazia Santa Maria di Pulsano

Those looking to steep themselves in local history will find plenty to fascinate at the Abbey of Santa Maria of Pulsano. Located on the Gargano Promontory, it will most likely be a bit of a drive from your Puglia villa. With pool, garden, and home comforts it might be tempting not to leave your accommodation, but the Abbey is well worth the journey. Any doubts as to whether it is off the tourist track will be settled when you arrive at the deserted gate, which visitors are expected to open and close behind themselves. A short walk brings the Abbey into view, with its striking combination of recently-restored main buildings and ruined arches from previous incarnations. It was first built in the sixth century, and rebuilt and destroyed several times up until the latest restoration of 1991. With peaceful environs to explore, hands-on workshops, and a high-tech library holding more than 20,000 texts, this is certainly a singular and illuminating attraction.

Melodies of Sardinia

Polyphonic Chant

One absolutely beautiful (and quite unique) form of music from Sardinia is a rural chant known as ‘cantu a tenore’, which requires four singers of different types to produce its haunting melodies. The four singers are ‘bassu’, or bass, ‘mesa boghe’, or middle, ‘contra’, or counter, and finally ‘boghe’, the leader and also soloist when a solo section of the chant is called for. It is definitely a musical experience that will echo in your mind long after you have retired for the evening to your villa in Sardinia. This wonderful style of singing has also been critically acclaimed even beyond simple appreciation – the vocal stylings of cantu a tenore were deemed a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, by UNESCO.

Launeddas

The launeddas is an ancient instrument, played using the little-utilised technique of circular breathing, and often heard at religious ceremonies and dances. The construction of the instrument is quite distinctive, being traditionally made of three reed-canes, two of them glued together with beeswax. The complex style of music that can be produced on a laneddas has been recognised internationally, with many similarities required of the musician as when playing other similar wind instruments – such as the Australian digeridoo or the Egyptian arghul. If you’re impressed with the launeddas music while relaxing at your villa in Sardinia, you’re not alone – professional musicians such as Frank Zappa and Peter Gabriel have included them in their modern works.

Opera

If you’re interested in experiencing music in a more formal setting outside your villa in Sardinia, then why not pay a visit to the Teatro Communale of Cagliari? You’ll be able to see a performance by the permanent Choir and Orchestra of the Opera and Concert Association of Caligari, and if you’re preference is for open-air venues, then the Roman apmpitheatre is often open to visitors in the summer.

Choosing the Best Villa in Bali

Find a location.

Mainland Bali is divided into separate areas all known for their distinct characteristics. Seminyak, for example, caters to the high-end markets with a taste for luxury. The villas here are naturally more expensive than anywhere else in the entire island, but everything is more posh and upper-class than anywhere else too. Ubud in central Bali is the cultural heart of the province and is home to a rich profusion of Balinese architecture, history and native traditions, giving you access to temples, museums and authentic Balinese restaurants. Kuta is Bali for backpackers but still has its nice string of villas situated particularly near the white-sand beaches that adorn its seashore. Decide where you want to stay in Bali and zero in on a villa in that location.

Talk to a villa rental agency.

That is how much demand villas in Bali are getting. Villa rental agencies can help you find the right villa for you by providing information such as rates, amenities, locations and views. They can also contact the villa you have chosen and book reservations for you. The upside is that you minimize the risks of renting a place that turns out to be lower than your expectations because villa rental agencies are supposed to know everything about Bali villas. The downside, however, is that you will have to pay more to cover the cost of hiring a middleman.

Research the villa and read real reviews about it.

The villa’s own website will not give you the real score. Look to real user reviews instead. The Internet is the best place to do this, with websites such as TripAdvisor and VirtualTourist made specifically to provide reviews written by real people who have actually been to the place. You can also visit travel blogs and personal websites of people who have been to Bali and read up on what they have to say about the places where they stayed.

Interview the manager.

Once you’ve found a Bali villa that suits your preferences, have a short chat with the villa’s manager first before closing the deal. A good manager should be friendly and knowledgeable. He should be able to make you feel comfortable and provide you with information on how to get to the villa’s location, places to visit in the area and activities you can do.

Hip Hotels

Highlighting the finest of Omani hospitality is the Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay Hotel where your rooms aren’t just rooms, they are villas! Every single one of them comes with its swimming pool, a sensational wine-cellar and sweeping views of the Musandam Peninsula! Book and you’ll know what it is like to truly “live on the edge”!!

Next up is The Commune in the capital city of Beijing! Smack dab in the middle of a two-thousand acre (yes, you read that right) property, this hip hotel showcases the best of Asian talent in each of its 236 rooms, fearlessly designed yet tastefully built! Combining exotic materials such as feathers and bark, this “Rockstar” of hotels takes architecture and your senses to the heavens below! Unbelievable!

Desire something that is both upscale and downright monumental (literally!)? Head out to the Emerald Isle – Sri Lanka and book some quality time for you and your loved ones at Vil Uyana which features hip and spacious dwellings built right within the culturally extravagant environs of Sigirya! This eco-friendly and design-conscious hotel features all the contemporary luxuries to get yourself pampered from head to toe plus all amenities to dissolve yourself in the cultural ethos of Dambulla!

Fancy a glass of the finest Red?? Or maybe a rejuvenating session at a mineral spa? Why choose? Have a bit of both in surroundings so lush, so sublime, so mind-blowing, so atmospheric you’d call it profane! The Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley is built in cedar and framed by fragrant pine and rarefied air!

The Racha in glorious Phuket features here for it is not just fantastic; it is out of this world!! Think Mykonos or Crete. Now add a splash of the Caribbean. Shake well with the unmistakable Thai hospitality – There you have it. Almost. For this gem of the Andamans has every possible luxury you can conjure up with your imagination unbound!

Pay your dutiful homage to the pioneer of HIP at L’Hotel in Paris and maybe you’ll be touched by the essence of individualism and intellect, a legacy left behind by the innumerable artists, filmmakers and writers. For us sheer mortals, the grande rooms, the spa at the Catacombs and the Michelin-star restaurant will suffice. c’est formidable!!

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Attractions of Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Nestled between a lush coastal forest and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, Essque Zalu pampers guests with an array of luxurious facilities. Your experience of a holiday in the suites or the villas overlooking the garden or the beach will linger in your memory for years. Here you can access upscale contemporary amenities. The one bedroom suites feature comfortable king size beds. The en suite bathroom is equipped with toilet, bidet, bath and a large shower. The standard suites offer a stunning view of the resort garden. To get a partial view of the ocean, book one of the Partial Ocean View Suites of the resort. However, to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean, reserve one of the Seafront Suites or Ocean View Suites, located at the front of the resort. While the one-bedroom suites are suitable for couples, for a family vacation, choose one of the villas of the resort. Depending on the location of the villas, the large three to four-bedroom villas offer outstanding view of the coastal garden and/or the ocean. The villas come with private plunge pools and self-catering facilities. Guests can cook their own meals or seek the assistance of a local chef. The villas also boast of a private massage room where guests are pampered with refreshing spa treatments by experienced therapists.

Facilities in Essque Zalu

Zanzibar Island is a popular water-sporting venue in East Africa. Guests staying at Essque Zalu Zanzibar can easily access diverse water sporting facilities available near the resort. They can enjoy parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and jet skiing. The boutique hotel has a stunning art gallery that displays paintings and artworks of African artists. Traditional beauty treatments and hydrotherapy are available at the resort’s spa. To beat the tropical heat, guests can head to the large swimming pool. Children can keep themselves engaged in a bevy of activities in the children’s club. Essque Zalu also has a reading area that combines a library with a lounge and cafĂ©. The three restaurants and the bar promise to satisfy epicureans with their wide range of foods and drinks.

Arranging Rental Self Catering Holiday

Unlike a hotel, you don’t need to worry about the other guests hogging all of the sun beds. All those annoying things about staying in a hotel, like paying well over the odds for food and drink, or needing to tip the staff every five minutes, just don’t apply. Whether you fancy quiet time with a small family group, or want to party with a bunch of friends, splitting the cost of a villa between you will often work out cheaper than individually paying for hotels.

The only time there might be a problem is when it comes to getting people to leave the villa to go explore. The chances are everyone will be chilling by the pool and not want to leave. But hey, they are on holiday!

There are tips to finding the perfect holiday rental

Firstly you need to decide where you want to go. There are many websites which offer Villas and apartments to rent. Most of these just act as introducers to the actual owners of the property. Find a website which has Villas in the area you wish to rent. This should have information you need about the Villas, such as: is it suitable for children, or the elderly, does it have wheelchair access and if it is suitable for pets. If there is anything you need to know which isn’t on the site you should Email the website owners. Finding out these things early on, can save you a lot of hassle later on.

Secondly, you should check the testimonials, on the website, for the Villas you are interested in. These will tell you the experiences of previous guests and can be vital in helping you choose the right villa. If the website doesn’t have testimonials it is probably a good idea to switch to a site which does.

Be prepared to pay a deposit to secure your villa. Anything between 10% and 50% is normal. Make sure you find out how the deposit is returned and about any potential extra charges for cleaning or damage and fees for using the telephone. You will also need to pay for the villa before you arrive.

Make sure you have adequate travel insurance which covers you and your family while you stay in the villa. There are special policies available which cover villa rentals.

Before you leave make sure you have the following information: The address of the villa, the owner or managers contact details, the keys to the villa – or an arranged place to collect them and directions from the airport, or a pick-up booked.

Finally, when your holiday is finished, don’t forget to go back to the website where you found your villa and leave a testimonial about your experience. This will help future guests find the perfect villa for their holiday.

Kuta Villas

Accommodation holds a vital part of the journey as a comfortable and appealing stay can make your trip memorable. Your vacations can be simply stunning with beachfront villas in Kuta. These villas are highly popular amongst the vacationers; and this is the reason for their high price. But private Villas in Bali are a dream come true for visitors seeking to relinquish in the realm of peace and tranquility. The accommodations are positioned to sense the cold breeze formed by fast moving waves in the sea.

Kuta is a populated tinsel town on the island. Sandy white beaches and alluring nightlife attract people across the globe. To manage such huge pouring of visitors, there are several Bali accommodations.

Budget-Friendly Kuta Villas

You can dwell in affordable resorts with two private bedrooms with self service. Guests have to cook for themselves and hire a car, which are amazingly priced.

Mid-Range Villas in Kuta

These holiday rentals can be really relaxing for your holiday and also easy to afford, if you wish to experience true pleasure. There are plenty of Kuta villas lending wonderful amenities. Three-bedroom villas with private pools, staff service, mini-bus transportation, etc. are few line of service letting vacationers at ease. You can indulge in the enjoyment without spending much but lacing yourself with excellent service.

High-End Kuta Villas

Stay at some private Villas in Bali will let you engross with modern luxuries provided by them. The staff is ready to provide you with cutting-edge services to satisfy your desire. These accommodations are true paradise, as they are positioned in alluring settings of the beach. Guests can rejuvenate in spa sessions and stay connected using Internet. Your hunger can be satisfied with mouthwatering Balinese dishes.

Kuta is an amazing place to spend memorable time and to appreciate the beauty of nature. A delightful visit to the place is multiplied with Balinese charm experienced in Kuta Villas. So visit this Bali Island for some quick-fix serenity.

Find Vacation Rentals

Google search

Google search is the best way to find vacation rentals. If you follow this method, you will come across many options with an opportunity of filtering these in your own ways. The option to filter the results for vacation rentals will help you reach the right destination. Long before it was reported that Google was testing a vacation-rental filter. We can find this now available in certain cities.

Therefore, the question comes- “how does this work?”

You just type “hotels in London, the UK” in the search bar. It will fetch a Google map along with a list of hotels, amenities and prices. Now you can filter the search for your specific travel dates. There is a drop-down menu under the map to tell you “Accommodation type.” This helps you choose either “any” or “vacation rentals”. Now if you click on vacation rentals, you will get to see a list of options and prices and the map will be changed to show you only rentals.

Dedicated websites

There are many dedicated websites helping you find vacation homes in your desired ways by going directly to those sites. Even you can book a rental if you find anything matching your needs and budgets. Some of these include a brief description of it and the reviews posted by many users.

When you do a Google search to book one, the search engine giant Google redirects you to a travel website offering this booking facility. Sometimes, it links the filter to a website that facilities you to browse photos and read descriptions. Besides, it can tell about the amenities.

Websites offering travel news

There are many websites dedicated to offering travel news. These websites are good. They include many vacation homes along with the latest news and detail analysis of these places along with their pros and cons. These websites are very useful to tell you all in details. It helps you take a better decision and get ready accordingly.

Most Memorable Expedition to Bali

If you are on your way to a Bali excursion and want luxury waiting for you, then Seminayak villas are all around to serve you with the most luxurious amenities for that comfortable experience. When you look around Bali villas once you reach the island, you will find that villas in Seminayak are the finest examples to be found anywhere on the island. While heading on to the villas in Bali Seminayak, you will find this surprising location nestled at the heart of Bali’s most fashionable and up-market coastal town.

Seminayak is the only vibrant hub of stylish boutiques, spas, restaurants and nightclubs. So if you are looking for the amazing luxury and sophisticated services to enrich your expedition to Bali, book your stay at the amazing villa in Seminayak.

Here are some of the references for the ultimate luxurious villas in Seminayak, Bali for your reference. Check them out before you make up your mind and choose what suits you for a comfortable stay.

Villa Gabah
Spaced with more than 500 square meters of living area, Villa Gabah is exceptionally beautiful with a large swimming pool area in the midst of rice fields. Built with four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms in each, Gabah Seminayak villa is the perfect example of the ultimate luxury. The villa is has a modern kitchen in pure white design, four air-conditioned bedrooms and two living rooms with the facilities like audio system, flat screen TV and many more. This villa is also built with warmly-decorated in-house spa room, the most fascinating quality of Villa Gabah.

Uma Sapna Villa
If you are looking for both privacy and luxury, Villa Uma Sapna is the ultimate choice for you. It is one of the fantabulous private villa complexes which is fully inspired by contemporary designs and totally reflects Bali’s creative essence. Located in Bali’s trendy Seminayak village, explore 18 villas scattered over the property; and each villa is shielded with privacy. Uma Sapna brings every comfort and service for you beyond your expectations which are equivalent to any five-star resorts. You will be mesmerized by the complete massage and body therapy in spa treatment rooms of Uma Sapna Villa in Bali Seminayak.

Perela Cangu Villa
One of the contemporary-styled villas in Seminayak, the Cangu villas is all famous for its stylized location and tranquilizing natural views. Cangu villa has three stylized villas. Each villa consists of a living room with a stunning view, a private children’s pool, a well-equipped kitchen with an in-house cook, Wi-Fi connectivity and cable TV. You can have serene views of the locality of the rural Bali along with natural landscapes that will totally magnetize you. Therefore, make your day with the luxurious stay at the most comfy villas in Seminayak. Any one of the Bali villas selected by you will take you to the ultimate comfort and real paradise of the world.

Accommodation In Dubrovnik

First off, the Dubrovnik Hotel Excelsior, which is considered as one of the finest hotels on the Mediterranean, overlooks the Adriatic Sea, and is located just a stone’s throw away from the UNESCO Dubrovnik Old Town. Next is the Grand Villa Argentina, which is located near the famous walls of Dubrovnik, and also has a view of the Adriatic Sea. The Grand Villa Argentina also has special offers for families with theirHappy family package. Moving on, the Bellevue Hotel of Dubrovnik is a luxurious hotel that is just walking distance from the Old Town. The Bellevue is famous for its a la carte restaurant, Vapor, which offers the culinary delights of Dalmatian dishes served in a quiet and intimate place. Then there is the Grand Hotel Park – Dubrovnik which is located in the center of Dubrovnik, and it also has a wonderful view of the sea. Next is the Valamar Lacroma Resort, which boasts the largest conference facilities, as well as a large hotel spa in the region. The Valamar Lacroma Resort is situated on the Babin Kuk peninsula and offers a wide array of Mediterranean, as well as international, cuisine in their buffet restaurant. Last but not least, the Hotel Kompas is nestled in Lapad Bay overlooking the breathtaking Adriatic Sea and the pinewoods of Petka Hill. The Hotel Kompas has a couple of restaurants and bars serving local and international cuisine on their menu, along with an excellent choice of wines.

Truly, Dubrovnik is not only a tourist destination because of its city walls, but also for the beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea. For tourists, there are various hotels that will cater to their choices and needs; all they need to do is to book a stay in one of the popular hotels of Dubrovnik.