As the year comes to a close, it’s also the time for new beginnings. A chance to start afresh. To do things differently. And what better way to start the year than by planning out your travels for 2024? Here’s some inspiration to get you started. So, what’s on your 2024 travel bucket list? 

Book your villa vacation in advance and avail early bird discounts. Make that dream holiday a reality. Treat yourself to a birthday celebration to remember or simply a well-deserved family vacation to look forward to. Get started on planning your 2024 travel bucket list now.

Why book in advance?

Planning in advance has many advantages. The earlier you book, the more options you have to choose from. You get the best villas, at unbeatable rates, and a chance to book flights before the prices sky rocket with demand. Be a smart traveller, get started on your 2024 travel bucket list and save big.

1. Spoilt for choice

Big cities are wildly popular with tourists and tend to fill up quickly. Conversely, smaller destinations have limited villas, which means that if you wait for too long, you might miss out on the best accommodation options. Early planning also gives you flexibility over your itinerary. The earlier you book your essentials like flights and stay, the more things you can do at your destination.

2. Budget-friendly

Booking in advance is also easier on the pocket. Get cheaper flights, exciting deals on accommodation and stay within your budget. If you plan your holidays in advance, you can do so much more in the year, within the same travel spend.

3. Something to look forward to

It’s comforting to have your calendar filled well in advance. Knowing that you’ll soon be sunbathing on the beaches of Phuket or strolling through the markets of India in 2024 is an exciting way to welcome the new year. Chinese New Year in Bali or the Goa Carnival in February; Easter in Koh Samui or summer in stunning Niseko – when you book in advance, you can do so much more. 

Villa Vacations: Travel in Style in 2024

Book in advance and score that luxury villa vacation of your dreams. Vacations are meant for relaxing — a welcome break from the tedium of everyday life. Wake up to magical views and dig into sumptuous meals whipped up by private chefs. Luxuriate in sparkling swimming pools or pamper yourself with rejuvenating massages. A villa promises all this and so much more.

1. Privacy

Savour abundant privacy in your very own villa. Dress as you like, share romantic moments with your better half and dance like no one’s watching! You can even choose to have the villa staff around only during meal services.

2. Personalised Holidays

Villas offer personalised service from booking until check-out. The Elite Concierge is always on call to help you tailor your itinerary to your needs. At the villa, you’re provided with housekeepers, butlers, gardeners and security — who are always delighted to help. Check with them for local insights and hidden gems that you’ll rarely ever find in commercial brochures. Ask your private chef to whip up the choicest of delicacies just for you.

3. Exclusivity

Unlike a hotel, you’re not stuck in long queues, surrounded by impersonal decor or forced to scramble for facilities. Sharing a pool with strangers can be uncomfortable. But in a villa, you have all the facilities to yourself. Lounge by the private swimming pool and enjoy exclusive spa therapies and yoga lessons. Work out with your very own trainer in the state-of-the-art gym.

 

Free yourself from the hassle of time slots and availability issues. If you’re working remotely, why not do so in a cocoon of peace and natural beauty? Make use of the villa’s office space and high-speed WiFi. Be inspired by the pristine surroundings and let your creative juices flow.

4. Family friendly

Kids are also promised a splendid time. In addition to safety, there’s plenty of room for them to play around freely. Unlike a hotel, you’re never worried about the little ones losing their way or hobnobbing with strangers. The villa staff is kid-friendly and loves interacting with them.

Best Destinations To Add To Your 2024 Travel Bucket List

1. Goa, India

India is synonymous with a diversity of experiences — a sensory explosion of magical colours, ancient cultures and aromatic cuisines. But it often gets pushed down our bucket lists being a daunting prospect as a travel destination. Fret not. Visit India with Elite Havens and allow us to cushion you with luxury. See the best of the country, minus the hassle. Live in splendour, cocooned in our luxury villas in India’s beach capital, Goa. Explore quaint 17th Century cathedrals, stroll through mysterious Portuguese forts and mingle with locals in delightful markets. Attend exciting festivals, embrace warm hospitality and tick India off your 2024 travel bucket list.  

GOA India Beach

2. Galle, Sri Lanka

Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka is a treasure trove of experiences.

Add Sri Lanka to your 2024 travel bucket list. Take a plunge into history with a visit to the National Museum in Colombo. Head to Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and witness Dutch-style architecture, trendy boutiques and charming cafes. Kids will love feeding turtles in Bentota Turtle Hatchery while you catch a tan at the beach. Pamper yourself with luxurious in-villa Ayurvedic massages. The therapists are experts in the healing practices of Ayurveda and will help detoxify your body.

Galle Fort Lighthouse in Sri Lanka

3. Bali’s hidden secrets

Bali is a kaleidoscope of natural beauty and fascinating cultural heritage. Its sweeping coastlines and culinary delights attract people from far and wide. Even if you have visited Bali earlier, there is so much left to explore on this exotic island.

Ubud is famous for its rice paddy fields, monkey forests and majestic Hindu temples. Explore art galleries, high-end stores and vibrant restaurants in Seminyak, and beach clubs in Canggu. Indulge in thrilling water sports like jet skiing and parasailing in Nusa Dua. Explore all the various facets of Bali – it’ll take you more than a handful of trips to do so.

Rice Fields Bali - unsplash

4. Natai, Phuket

Sapphire waters, exquisite temples and delightful markets, what’s not to love about Phuket? Here’s a secret – Away from the crowds of Patong, discover the untouched Natai Beach. Sitting hidden just beyond the bridge connecting Phuket to the mainland, Natai is the perfect family beach that you’ve been looking for.

Sunbathe on the golden sands of Natai Beach. A welcome respite from the more commercial beaches, you can laze for hours, listening to the waves gently crashing on the rocks. For a dose of action, head south and sample local street food in Kamala Beach. Afterwards, enjoy some me-time with a traditional Thai spa service in the villa. When you holiday in Phuket, there’s something to please everyone. 

Woman Relaxing while having a massage

Look no further, stay at an Elite Havens’ luxury villa and enjoy the perks of booking in advance.