Caravan or Cabin for Your Holiday?

Visiting a holiday park is a fun experience for the whole family, and finding the right type of lodging helps all of you relax and enjoy the activities and surroundings. Many holiday parks now give you a choice between driving your own (or a hired) caravan and parking in a designated spot, or staying in a cabin. If you're used to doing one, you may not realise that the other could be a better choice for you, depending on your plans.

How Long Is Your Holiday?

The longer your holiday goes on, the more you'll pay for lodging, obviously. Cabins may seem expensive compared to the price you'd pay for a caravan spot, but you're also paying for the caravan if you had to hire one for the holiday. If you're planning a very long holiday, take the price of the caravan plus fuel into account along with the reservation price per night. A cabin could end up being cheaper.

How Steady Do You Need Your Lodging to Be?

Caravan owners and longtime caravan travellers know all too well that caravans can feel unsteady if they aren't secured properly, and even then you could get the sense that you're not exactly on a very stable surface. If you don't know how to secure a caravan or really need to be in a place where the floor isn't going to feel like it's on wheels, a cabin may be a better choice.

How Much Like Home Do You Need Your Housing to Be?

Make no mistake, a cabin at a holiday park is essentially a hotel room that's detached. It will likely not feel as homelike as you wish unless you're staying long-term and do a little temporary (and removable) decorating. A hired caravan may feel a little more like home as it stays with you for your entire trip if you're traveling from park to park. It's a thin line between the two, but a hired caravan that you brought to the holiday park is more "yours" than a cabin you stay in which is located at the park. Then again, if you don't want something that feels like home — there's something to be said for feeling like you're away from any stresses associated with "home" — a cabin may be perfect for you.

Holiday parks should be relaxing, and your housing at the park should reflect that. First, choose the park you want to stay at, and if it offers a choice of lodgings, start looking at the total prices for each option way ahead of your trip. Get that taken care of first so that you don't have to make last-minute plans for lodging. 

For more info about holiday accommodations, contact a local company.