Villas - Luxury Homes Away From Home
Historically, the Latin term ‘villa’ was used to describe an upper class country house, which the people of the past would visit when in need of an escape or a getaway. Today, although villas have evolved into more luxurious accommodation with greater variety, the term is still associated with a relaxing retreat abroad in the countryside or by the beach. No longer limited to the upper class, villas are enjoyed by a variety of people worldwide every year; couples, families, friends and more. This accommodation, not quite hotels or apartments, can be personalised to any group and you can choose from a range of villas situated on the azure seafront, surrounded by stunning country or even on a golden beach perfect for your halal holiday.
The beauty of a villa holiday is that you can make your retreat halal-friendly. With many halal villas incorporating private pools and hot tubs amongst other amenities, privacy and modesty is key and can be easily attained by the Muslim family. With the freedom to live like a local in the area, which you are visiting, you can take your holiday in your own hands and experience it at your own pace. Perfect for Muslim families and couples, villas offer complete privacy and women do not need to cover up to be able to enjoy breakfast in the sun, lounging under the stars, or taking a dip in the pool. For larger groups, villas are the ideal option to be able to enjoy a home away from home and have the space to relax as well as create memories in a beautiful country. This freedom can also be a cost-effective way to enjoy your holiday as you can save by cooking your own meals in your very own kitchen.
Why Choose A Villa?
Whilst there are many reasons to book a villa for your next halal holiday, one of the most important is your complete privacy and ample space. More and more people are moving away from the classic hotel holiday, with the advantage of not feeling confined to one room and being able to enjoy the feel of a luxury country home like the ancestors of your past. Complete flexibility allows each member of the group to have their own down time, and to make the most of the living space being able to use it during the day for group meals, game and movie nights and evenings by the poolside. A villa is an ideal option for the Muslim woman to avoid the anxious feeling of having to worry about what to wear to a simple breakfast as she can enjoy her breakfast and morning at a relaxed pace.
Families are choosing to celebrate and mark important occasions, weddings and anniversaries abroad amongst the warmer climates and beach settings on offer. Staying in a villa and enjoying close and intimate moments with your loved ones has never been easier. Start your day together and enjoy a family feast indoors or outdoors. Whether you are cooking together, eating together, or enjoying spending time in the comfort of a larger living space, without worrying about vacating each other's rooms or controlling noise levels, this is really something that can't be enjoyed in a hotel. Each person's holiday is what they make it, two people travelling to the same destination will each have unique highlights of their trip. With a halal luxury villa everyone has the key elements of privacy, peace and serenity to personalise and enjoy an amazing halal villa holiday experience.
All the villas at HalalBooking boast authentic settings with a variety of scenery. You can find yourself in a villa which is on an island of its own in Qatar or the Maldives, or make a splash in luxury villas in Turkey with their own shimmering pools, and even stay in villas with their own luscious gardens with wildlife or a beach close by. Your opulent villa is at your fingertips at HalalBooking, personalised to your choice of backdrop, with private gardens looking over mountains from your window, or at the edge of green spaces, smelling the aroma of olive groves. You will have the freedom to make your dream a reality, and choose whether to stay in a quaint villa or amongst the busier beach settings. Together as a group, you can enjoy time as a family or with friends in an outdoor pool under the stars.
For the Halal-Conscious Traveller
For the Muslim traveller, a villa is the perfect halal option for a modest holiday. Without the fear of being overlooked from prying eyes, many villas on Halal Booking offer complete privacy in the garden area and around the pool - ideal for families and groups. A Muslim woman does not need to be as conscious of covering up as she is in a hotel and can even enjoy the leisure of swimming with her family in a private pool together under the sun and stars - a luxury which cannot be found in many other places. Muslim couples can also enjoy the beautiful villas which can include swimming pools, jacuzzis and other amenities for a hint of romance. In some villas, if you book early enough you can even request your very own slice of private beach area.
Our recommended villa, the Ocean View Luxury Villa, located in Adeje, Spain is amongst our most private villas. The villa is located on the cliffs, with your own access to the ocean and relaxation area. Complete with a full halal menu, where breakfast and dinner can be served by your pool or even on the beach, the Ocean View Luxury Villa is an idyllic place to spend your most precious moments with your loved one.
Those looking for a more homely holiday feeling can use Halal Food filters to find properties offering various halal food availability options. Whilst there are many options for villas which offer catering: bed and breakfast, half-board and all-inclusive; you can always opt to buy ingredients from nearby shops and live like the locals. Prepare your own cuisine in your home away from home or eat at nearby restaurants and cafes, helping each other and adding to the growth of a small business, which is always a humbling feeling and a chance to be thankful for your blessings. Cooking your own meals always gives you the satisfaction that you know exactly what’s in your meals. To the culinary experts amongst us - if you do choose to cook your own meals during your stay, we recommend choosing a kitchen that has a scenic view. To enjoy the beauty of scenery whilst preparing meals is a luxury not necessarily accessible to everyone at home, that provides the true al fresco dining experience.
Some villas also come with the qibla marked and the additional space to pray together as a family in a breathtaking setting, creates a beautiful memory that will stay with everyone for life.
What Facilities Can You Find In A Villa?
All villas come complete with well-equipped kitchens and on HalalBooking you can choose one which has a private pool too, which is not overlooked in any way. However, depending on the property, you may have to pay more for access to extra facilities or additional extras which might include WiFi, air conditioning and more. To put your mind at ease and avoid any surprises, make sure you check online to see what’s included prior to booking.
Spa and wellness facilities are on the checklist for many when choosing hotels and halal villas are no different, allowing you to fully benefit from a holiday with wellness included on your itinerary. You can filter the choices available on our website letting you enjoy these rejuvenating experiences and setting your holiday mood.
What Are The Most Popular Destinations For A Villa Holiday?
There are over 40 destinations on HalalBooking.com perfect for your halal-friendly villa holiday including sunkissed countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Thailand.
Villas in Spain
Spain is a country not only rich in luxurious and quaint villas, but also in countless natural landscapes with stunning scenery. For Muslims, the south of Spain may be of particular interest for your halal villa getaway. The cities of Córdoba, Seville and Granada (a UNESCO site), are perfect for a road trip with the Islamic culture of the past integrated within the cobbled streets of towns and cities, giving their own charm and flair. With some halal food options nearby, a villa in Spain will give you a taste of the Southern European lifestyle and let you enjoy those afternoon siestas under the sun.
Villas in Italy
From the enchanting Italian language to the fresh air around you, just about everything in Italy has a romantic vibe to it. Just strolling in the streets or taking a boat trip, will make you feel the love in everything the Italians have to offer. It’s also definitely a treasure trove for history lovers. With culture, history, scenery and water features all in one place, you will find yourself falling head over heels for Italy. From north to south, each region has its own charm and gives a distinct experience. Although a great destination for all travellers, we recommend the villa experience specifically for Muslim couples, especially the south and the likes of Sorrento and Amalfi. The aroma of purple lavender, Mediterranean flowers and olive trees creates the fairytale romantic backdrop for your getaway and provides the modesty you need in a halal villa holiday, creating your own love story.
Villas in Greece
One of the most visited countries in the world, Greece is home to 18 UNESCO world heritage sites. A gateway to ancient civilisations, history in Greece can be seen everywhere, all over the country. With its warm Mediterranean weather and delicious food, Greece makes an ideal halal-friendly family holiday. The whitewashed villas and the blue shimmering, with narrow and quaint streets, make for the ultimate picturesque experience. With a small population of Muslims spread around particularly in Athens, you can find halal food and prayer facilities in Greece, making sure you have a Muslim-friendly getaway. Villas include private pools and outdoor areas, which are not overlooked in any way, maintaining your modesty.
Villas in Thailand
Known as ‘The Land of Smiles’, Thailand will surely put a smile on your face with some of the most astounding coastlines in the world. The white sandy beaches and sparkling blue water welcome millions of tourists every year. For Muslim travellers, Thailand constantly tops the travel list every year and with the royal palaces and ruins, rich culture and history, we can see why. The delicious Thai cuisine can be enjoyed in a halal way and there are also many private villas with breathtaking and luxury locations. Perfect for the Muslim family, Thailand is a breath of fresh air and allows you to immerse yourself in culture whilst enjoying time in a halal-friendly villa under the tropical weather. With many prayer facilities available, you can discover the historic Chinese era mosques and many other tourist attractions whilst still letting yourself relax once you get back to the villa. Discover culture, history, cuisine and a truly relaxed life in Thailand.
To conclude, a villa holiday is definitely worth enjoying as a couple, with family, or with friends creating unforgettable memories. At home the chaos of our bustling daily lives gets in the way of truly enjoying time together as a group. A halal holiday villa takes away these boundaries you have at home and in a hotel, and allows you to fully embrace spending time together in the comfort of a holiday home away from home. Remember, for Muslims our intentions are very important. With all the natural beauty around you in the world, it is an opportunity to recognise the greatness of the almighty and his creation and earn a reward whilst travelling.