I know what you’re thinking – why would I want to take a caravan holiday when I could stay in a hotel? Well if you are all intent on a luxurious holiday then maybe I won’t be able to change your mind but the truth is that caravan holidays are actually a lot more fun than they sound and they are much more luxurious than you may initially think.
If you already own a caravan then you’re all set but if you don’t, don’t worry as there are caravan hire companies located throughout the UK and indeed the rest of the world that will hire a caravan to you for a short term stay. So let’s take a look at four reasons why you should take a caravan holiday this year.
1. It’s Cheap!
Compared to a hotel stay or even a bed and breakfast, caravans are cheap. Whether you choose to hire one and attach it to the back of your car and drive around or you choose to hire one that is already situated on a campsite you will find that the cost is far lower than any other accommodation option except for maybe a tent. If you already own a caravan the only costs that you will be paying for are the fuel and the cost of the space on a caravan site – both of which are minimal. In fact you could probably have a week long holiday in a caravan for the same price of a one night hotel stay. The larger your travelling party is, the cheaper a caravan holiday will be.
One of the best things about going on a caravan holiday is the convenience. What could be more convenient than finding a destination you like the sound of, attaching a caravan to the back of your car and then driving off in search of it? The world literally is your oyster and you can travel when you want and at times that are suitable for you. You also have the choice of stopping en route if you find an interesting location – perhaps a quaint village with a lovely countryside pub – and spending a few days there. You won’t need to sort out accommodation either as your caravan is already fully equipped and contains everything you need.
3. You Have Complete Freedom of Movement
On top of the convenience mentioned above, the main benefit of a caravan holiday is the fact that you have complete freedom of movement. No longer are you bound by public transport timetables or forced to holiday in large cities purely because you can’t get around. A caravan holiday can ooze spontaneity and anything is possible. If you want to travel around the Scottish Highlands or explore the English countryside you have nothing holding you back.
4. You Can Even Travel Abroad
If you really must get out of the UK you can even take your caravan abroad. Catching a ferry from Dover to Calais is easy and is cheaper than you think and once you’re into mainland Europe you can literally travel anywhere you want. Some caravan hire companies even have options where you can pick up a caravan from a European country so you can fly in and then go on a road trip. Many people choose to travel through Europe by caravan because it is so cheap and you can explore hidden gems that are off the beaten track. If you hire or own a luxurious caravan you can do all of this in the ultimate level of comfort too and it beats travelling from hotel to hotel!