Some things are best done when done together. And while the age-old debate of whether travelling solo or with a group is ideal, it’s hard to deny the fact that travelling with a group can certainly make your vacation more memorable. The more the merrier, right?
Be it the fun factor, flexibility, cost-effectiveness or the experiences, benefits are aplenty when it comes to group travel. Sri Lanka is also one of those destinations where you can experience a lot more if you travel as a group. So if you’ve decided to go along with your buddies on a holiday, the first question that would probably be raised is “Where do we stay?”
Thankfully, the answer to this is pretty basic. Let’s narrow your options down:
- Hotel? Considering the large group, it would probably not be easy on the wallet
- Hostels? Often lacks the comfort factor for group stays
- A rented bungalow? Oh yes!
Bungalows in Sri Lanka are one of the most sought-out accommodation options and for good reason too. It allows you to explore more and the fact that your group has the entire bungalows is literally a dream vacation come true. What more could you ask for?
Here are some reasons why bungalows are great for group stays:
It is cheaper
Since a hotel room charges apply per night, it would add up to the total bill quite significantly. A bungalow, on the other hand, is more budget-friendly since the entire house can be rented out for the group at a lower cost. Besides, the entire group can contribute money for the bungalow rental, helping to cut down on individual costs too.
Bungalows are more generous
Yes , we do love the small packets of shampoo and bathroom essentials that hotels put at our disposal free of charge but this luxury doesn’t apply all the time. Sometimes, getting a bottle of water can cost as much as LKR 80 and multiply that by the number of members in your group and it amounts to quite a lot.
Bungalows on the other hand, are more generous when it comes to such things. The kitchens are usually fully equipped with everything you would need to whip up your own breakfast without having to splurge on eating out at a restaurant for every meal.
Travelling with a group can be a noisy business and hotels can be fussy about this. A bungalow, on the other hand, is a home away from home where you have the freedom to just be you. Your group could be leaping off trees or singing horrendously from the veranda but no one would know or care. You have all the freedom you need.
So if you’re planning on travelling with a large group, we hope you’ve got your accommodation sorted out. Be it bungalows in Nuwara Eliya or villas in Galle, Sri Lanka is never short on accommodation options for group travel. So unwind, relax and enjoy your group stay at a bungalow and relish a truly special travel experience.