Villa holidays are a great way to spend time with family and friends in your own private haven. Follow our tips and advice to help you have a happy villa holiday and return home safe and sound.

Most villa holidays go ahead without incident, but accidents can sometimes happen. Even minor incidents can spoil your holiday, so follow our tips and advice to help ensure you have a happy holiday and return home safe and sound. 

  • As soon as you get to the villa check out the safety features, emergency notices and guest information. If you find any defects or potential hazards, report them to the villa owner, your travel provider or their local agent. 
  • Accidents can happen at any time on holiday, but more often than not they happen on the first or last day – so keep watch especially when your children are playing around the villa grounds, by the pool, or in the water.
  • Ensure cookers and other appliances are switched off when you go to bed or leave the villa.
  • If the villa has outdoor cooking facilities such as BBQ’s or clay ovens, make sure they are fully extinguished before disposing of ashes.
  • A pool is an important part of a villa holiday – check the pool depths, avoid swimming at night, or under the influence of alcohol, and keep a close eye on your children in and around the pool area at all times.
  • If a safe is provided keep any valuables locked away.
  • Always lock doors and windows when the villa is unoccupied and use security alarm system where provided. 
  • Be careful when opening the door to a strangers and always ask them to identify themselves and if you feel suspicious, don’t let them in.
  • Keep accommodation doors locked even when you are inside and keep your keys in an accessible place in case of emergency.

For further tips on how to have a safe and healthy holiday click here.