How to Go On a Luxury Getaway With Friends

Are you bored of staying in hostels and flying economy when you travel abroad with friends? Going on holiday is the perfect time to add a little bit of luxury to your life, and this is no different when you are travelling with friends than if you were travelling with family or a partner. Read this guide to find out how you can add luxury to large group holidays, and you will be jetting off to your dream holiday in no time!

Rent a Villa

Rather than opt for traveller's hostels or budget hotels, which are popular options for groups of friends, exchange these for a private villa in your ideal destination. Villas are perfect for large groups of friends as they are spacious enough to allow everyone to have privacy and space to breathe while ensuring that you can all stay together. Not only this, but villas are a high-end accommodation option for groups, with the opportunity to stay in a secluded and tranquil location outside of bustling resorts and use luxury facilities such as private swimming pools which come included. James Villas Holidays provide a selection of luxury villas for large groups such as villas in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, giving you the opportunity to enjoy some of the most sought-after destinations for groups of friends with a luxury twist.

Choose a Picturesque Destination

The location of your trip is important to any luxury destination, however, and it can be difficult to come to a group agreement on your perfect location. For instance, destinations such as the Canary and Balearic Islands are popular with large groups of friends and are known for their vibrant nightlife and relaxing beachside destinations. However, for those in your friendship group that are not interested in these popular pastimes, these destinations also have other amazing things to do, including trips to Timanfaya National Park, snorkelling and dolphin trips, and even luxury attractions like boat trips around the astonishing coastline.

Hire a Private Guide

If you don't know your way around, you can heighten the luxury of your trip by hiring a local to help you to see the best that the country has to offer. These guides will show you around the local area and find you the best places to perform all the activities that you have dreamed of, whether that is finding the best destinations shopping destinations or finding the most glam beachside bar.

Book Business Class

Although you may have thought that booking business class flights were only an option if you won the lottery, it is possible to upgrade your group's flights by being flexible with when you leave, booking far in advance or finding last-minute deals, and by booking with budget carriers whose business class options are already generally cheaper. Business-class travel can give you more legroom, better meals, and even more space to allow you to sleep during the flight, which can be especially important if you are travelling long distances.
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.


Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.

I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!

- The Armchair Psychologist

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