After being caught up in the midst of Black Friday weekend, I’m definitely feeling as though Christmas is well underway. How have we reached the end of November so very quickly? It doesn’t seem two minutes since the youngsters were heading back to school in September!
One thing’s for sure, though, we’ve reached the advent point of no return. It’s going to be all go-go-go from now until after New Year’s.
While I’m definitely looking forward to Christmas – in fact, there’s nothing I love more than dressing the house and seeing my children grow gradually more and more excited – I’m already ready for the wind-down. Somewhere in between making sure Santa’s ticked everything off the Christmas lists, I’m also looking ahead to the first six months of 2019. Over the years, I’ve learnt that planning in some much-needed rest and recuperation after the hustle and bustle of Christmas is absolutely necessary.
Sure, Christmas is a time to spend with loved ones. But we typically broadly apply this sentiment and our warm welcome to extended family and friends, too. What I really love, after the festive period, is to get away with my children and my husband. Stay cooped up somewhere cosy and cash in on some quality time together. Just us.
Post-Christmas Family Holiday
I find that one of the best ways to do this is by staying in your own private villa, and I have been gushing over these family villas in Phuket.
While I love a UK staycation as much as I do jetting off abroad, sometimes you do feel that you’re due a little luxury. Thailand is such a popular long-haul destination right now, but I’ve always felt that the busyness of hotel resorts clashes with the idea of what a Thai getaway is all about.
Away from all other holidaymakers, these pool villas in Phuket make for a truly private and tranquil, quintessentially Thai break with your family. What I particularly love, is that it’s like choosing a home away from home. As the spacious villas are privately owned, each has their own style and flair. You can pick the villa in Phuket with a swimming pool, and everything and anything else you would want from your abroad abode.
Adjust your stay to incorporate specially designed meal plans, BBQ parties, pool toys… it seems your Phuket villa stays can be tailored to the inch, providing a truly personalised service.
Of course, holidays like these are costly. But when you do the maths, a Phuket villa could actually save you a small fortune, too. Perhaps the initial pay-out may seem slightly more, but it is certainly more the more frugal option food and drinks wise. If you like to splurge and indulge when you’re away – let’s be honest, everyone does – a villa could well be a no-brainer of a bargain.
So, while I dream of Phuket villas, throw some inspiration my way. What getaways do you have planned for 2019?