With Kuta Lombok expanding its options of accommodation, many people are now torn about whether to look for a resort or private villa, both of which are still in relatively limited supply compared to homes and small hotels.
In this article, we hope to outline some of the pros and cons of staying in a resort or a private villa and outline some of the benefits that we offer here at Villa Amani Lombok and the Niyama Villas.
The Differences Between a Resort and a Private Villa
The difference between a resort and a villa is that a resort has everything on site—restaurants, entertainment, activities, etc. Resorts also tend to have many guests.
Villas are more private, luxury residences designed for a relaxed, intimate feeling. The number of rooms is limited, usually enough for a multi-family vacation. It is not uncommon for villas to have private pools, private balconies, and private beaches.
In most cases, the larger resorts are part of a larger management company, so in our experience, although there is an element of certainty, you often lose the personal touches and local elements that individual villa owners can give to their properties.
Privacy and Space
The ultimate benefit of a private villa is that you have complete privacy, and guests warrant discretionary service tailored to their needs. So if you’re looking for that perfect vacation to spend time with friends, loved ones, or family, a private villa allows you the space and peace to do this.
Tailored facilities and amenities
As resorts usually have many facilities and amenities onsite with private villas, owners and managers are often more creative in the additional facilities and amenities they can provide guests.
At Villa Amani Kuta Lombok, for example, although we have a huge pool and various fitness equipment onsite, we also offer a range of wellness and fitness activities the guests can engage in from the comfort of their villa.
food and beverage
Most resorts have restaurants on-site; private villas do not; however, in the case of Villa Amani Kuta Lombok, we are close to the town center, which has a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, and dining options.
Also, with the private villa, you have a large kitchen and entertainment area that are perfect for cooking at home, ordering takeout from the many restaurants close by, or even hiring one of our recommended personal chefs to cater.
With dietary requirements and people wishing to know more about the food, they consume the private villa, which offers a flexible and transparent approach to good, wholesome food and dining.
The final word
Obviously, there are pros and cons to staying at a resort or a private villa; however, in the case of Villa Amani and Niyama, the service model and guest offerings have been lovingly prepared to offer a more unique experience to guests.
So when booking your next holiday, instead of just another cookie-cutter hotel or resort, try something different and private and create meaningful, memorable experiences.