When you think of a luxury getaway, you might not automatically land on hiring an RV for your vacation in Tampa. Yet, when you compare a beautiful RV with a five-star hotel, you’ll see there are quite a number of similarities. You might even start to think that an RV gives you a better quality of vacation (and better value for money). Let’s look at the ways that you can compare the two different types of Tampa vacation and determine which one you will prefer by the end.
Spending Time Together
One of the reasons many couples and families choose to take a five-star vacation is to be able to spend some time together. They might be working hard most of the year at their jobs or at school, and this is the only chance they have to really spend quality time with one another.
A luxury Tampa resort can offer this. There will be plenty of chances to be together, although you might find that because the resort is so large in most cases, you actually spend less time together than you had imagined you would. With a Tampa RV rental this would not be the case: because of the compact living arrangements within an RV, you can’t help but be with one another. If there is something you want to do as individuals, then of course you should be able to do it. But if you want to be together, this is a great way to do it.
Don’t worry that you’ll be cramped and ‘forced’ into closeness. Many luxury RVs are more than generous in their proportions and you should be able to hire one that suits you perfectly.
Seeing the Sights
One of the most exciting things about any vacation is seeing the sights and exploring the local area. Although it’s lovely to be able to relax around a pool or on a beach for days at a time, there will always come a point when you want to see more and do more, especially in Tampa where there are many different attractions.
In a luxury five-star hotel, this might be possible; there are often plenty of excursions that you can book through the concierge. They will cost quite a lot, however, so be prepared to pay if you want to explore a little more than just the very local surroundings. The only problem is, there will be a limited number of things that you can see because the excursions will only last for a day, and sometimes just for hours.
With a luxury RV, the story is a little different. Depending on where in Tampa you choose to park up for the night (or even for a few days), you may well be able to enjoy a sunny beach and a pool. But what is a true bonus is that you can very easily explore as much or as little as you want to on your own terms, rather than being dependent on the hotel’s excursions.
Plus, you can move around! You can see a lot more simply by driving your RV a few hours to a different place, which means you’ll never run out of wonderful things to see.
In a luxury Tampa hotel, there will be certain rules in place about how you dress, when you eat, and what you do. This might sound fine at first, but when you try to exercise some freedom and personal choice, it isn’t always possible, and it could be a dampener on your vacation if you want to do something and are told you cannot, or worse, you are told to stop when you have already started.
When you hire an RV, there are very few rules other than the rules of the road and any parking restrictions you might come across. You can also eat whatever you want, whenever you want. The only downside to this is that you will need to cook it yourself, rather than have a chef do it for you. If you love cooking, then this really isn’t going to be a problem at all.
With an RV, you can create your Tampa based vacation in exactly the way you want to with the freedom of going where you want and doing what you want with hardly any restrictions at all. There is something remarkably invigorating about being able to pick and choose exactly what you do from day to day. That is why so many people would prefer to hire an RV and plan their own vacation rather than go somewhere, no matter how lovely it might be, where everything is prescribed for you and timetabled to the last minute.
Meeting Other People
Some people are extremely sociable. They love to meet new people and staying at a hotel is a great way to do just that. They can meet new friends at dinner time, around the pool, at the cocktail bar, in the spa, or on the aforementioned excursions, for example. In fact, there is no doubt that some of the best and most wonderful lifelong friendships start off in this way.
Yet some people are not so happy to meet new friends. They are more than happy with the people who are already in their lives, and the idea of having to make small talk with the same group of people for their entire vacation while not having a chance to be by themselves or do their own thing, sounds terrible.
For those who fall into the latter category, renting an RV in Tampa is a much better idea. You will be with the people you want to be with, and you won’t have to worry about others who might want to talk to you or get to know you. You can even go on your RV vacation all by yourself if you want to, enjoying the space and freedom that option will give you. Sometimes ‘me time’ is all that is needed to reset the body and mind, and the RV hire idea might be exactly how you choose to do it.