Saturday, 9 June 2018

A Spanish Villa For Our Honeymoon

Last month we visited the beautiful Spanish island of Majorca and it has reignited my passion for travel. Every day since we returned I have been browsing travel sites looking for where to go on our next adventure. As our children are still young we have decided to stick with Europe for now, due to the short flight times and we will probably return to Spain or the lovely Spanish Balearic Islands. I really adore Spain, the sunshine, beautiful beaches, bustling markets and the super tasty tapas to eat. Plus there is so much to do for families, with waterparks, boat trips, theme parks and plenty of amazing places to visit like the caves of drac to name just a few. 

The only problem is I want to book somewhere a bit more luxurious and special next year as we are getting married next June and I want somewhere amazing for our family honeymoon. There are a few nice hotels but hardly any of them sleep families of five and I don't want to book two separate rooms and be sleeping apart from my new husband on our honeymoon. Then I discovered Luxury Retreats who offer an impressive range of luxury Spanish villa holidays and I knew instantly that this is the kind of holiday I want to book for our honeymoon, I have now been looking for houses to rent in Spain

Majorca, sea, cliffs and boats in the sea

I love the idea of having our own private villa with lots of space to relax and spread out, it sounds so much better than being together in a small hotel room. With immaculate interiors, landscaped gardens, all the home comforts we could wish for and even our own pool it ticks all the boxes for the perfect family holiday. We could each have our own bedrooms for peace and quiet and we can stay up on an evening sipping some cold sangria on the terrace watching the sunset whilst the children are safely tucked up in bed. The thing that really appeals to me the most is the privacy you would get in a villa and your own private pool. I love the idea of not having to reserve sunbeds and being able to enjoy the pool as a family in peace (and not feeling self-conscious about wearing a swimming costume in public). 

Majorca, Santa Ponsa bay

As a family with young children, I also like the freedom that a villa holiday gives you, being able to come and go as we please and choose what and where to eat that day instead of being stuck with what is on offer at the hotel. I am looking forward to dining al fresco enjoying warm croissants from the local baker and fresh picnic lunches with crusty rolls, cheese and juicy tomatoes and then firing up the BBQ on an evening to cook fresh meat and fish straight from the local market. The peace and quiet is another plus point for us as there is nothing worse than noisy guests or loud hotel entertainment on an evening when you are trying to rest and get the children to sleep. 

I can just imagine spending my days lounging on a sunlounger in the sun with a good book whilst the children enjoy having the pool to themselves. They could float around on their inflatables and play in the water for as long as they wanted too. We could just totally relax and unwind and spend quality time together as a family in luxurious and secluded surroundings, bliss! 

We wouldn't just spend all of our time lounging around the pool though as we could hire a car and get out and explore what Spain has to offer. I have so many amazing memories of family holidays in Spain when I was a child, from climbing the Gibraltar rock and seeing the wild monkeys to riding a camel in Gran Canaria and visiting the volcanos in Tenerife. We would visit local markets and tapas restaurants for food and enjoy meals in candlelit seafood restaurants overlooking the sea. 

Tapas dish

Of course, a holiday to Spain would not be complete without time at the beach and Spain has so many beautiful beaches. We spent so much time at the beach in Majorca with its golden sand and warm clear blue water, it was the perfect place to splash about in the sea and build sandcastles on the shoreline. We hunted for shells, buried our feet in the warm sand and spied little fish swimming between our feet in the sea. We all had such fun. 

Watching the sunset abroad is always so magical too as it looks so much prettier than back in England. 

sunset on the beach in Majorca

Just writing this is making me want to return to Spain right now. I want to feel the warm sun on my skin, see the palm trees (or pineapple trees as my children call them as they think they look like pineapples) and just relax with my nearest and dearest making unforgettable memories. 

I really do think that we will be booking a villa for our family honeymoon as it ticks all of the boxes for us and I truly think it will be the perfect way for us to unwind after a hectic few months of wedding planning. It will be the most perfect start to married life and I for one can not wait.

If you fancy a bit of luxury family travel then check out this post on Luxury Family Travel Tips by Wandermust Family. You might also find these Tips for travelling with pre-schoolers post useful too from AnkleBiters Adventures. 

Have you been on a villa holiday before? If so I would love to know what you thought. 

This is a collaborative post. 


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