I wanted to share with you guys some photos of the place I stayed at while I was on holiday in Fuerteventura. I opted for a villa at Bahaizul Villas & Clubs in Corralejo over a hotel room because I was really intent on having a kitchen. In addition to my personal dietary preferences, I happen have a host of food allergies that makes it damned near impossible to eat food like a normal person. (Spoiler alert: it sucks.) I figured that having a kitchen would allow me to cook for myself and also save some money in the process.

Rae in Fuerteventura from www.lovefromberlin.net/

The villas themselves were nestled away a few miles from the center of town. Although aspects of the villas were showing their age, overall the stay was lovely. The staff was super accommodating, the breakfast buffet was delicious, the on-site spa was incredible, and 24 hour security made me feel secure, especially as a female on her first solo holiday. The bungalows themselves were all equipped with their own private pools (unfortuantely it was still a bit to cold to dip in, although I jumped in once on the principle that I was paying for it so I might as well “enjoy it”), rooftop grill area, kitchen (as mentioned above), living room, and sleeping accommodation for up to 6 people.

bungalow pool in Fuerteventura from www.lovefromberlin.net/

As I mentioned in a previous post, due to the nature of the bungalows, I was pretty much left to my own devices. Being secluded would have been perfect, had I been traveling with a significant other or my family, but in the end, for a solo trip it was not idea. I also ended up eating the majority of my meals outside anyway, which meant all that money I thought I would be saving on cooking wasn’t actually being saved. I made about one dinner in the villa and ate out the rest of the week since I was basically wiped out every day from surfing. (I did, however make sure to doggy bag meals and re-heat in the villa.) When solo-travelling, it’s highly unlikely that you will actually muster the energy to cook your own meals. Lesson learned.

bungalow in Fuerteventura

Being in a more social environment is something that I realized is really key for solo-travelling, so for my next solo trip, I will definitely be opting for a hostel or surf camp. Bonus points? They’re a hell of a lot cheaper as well. I would still definitely recommend vacationing in a bungalow as long as the holiday fits the location, a relaxed beach trip for couples or families being the ideal.

My biggest takeaways concerning travel accommodation?

The key to travel is matching your accommodation to the kind of trip you will be taking. In the end, I think that all kinds of accommodations have their place depending on the kind of trip you want to take. A bungalow might be perfect for a romantic getaway in the Bahamas, but a cheap hostel bed is more the sufficient for a weekend city trip.

kindle from www.lovefromberlin.net/

Decide where you want to put your money. The same amount of money will get you different things. If you are looking for more of a relaxed luxury trip, then invest it in your dwellings. But if you are more interested in exploring everything there is to see, a hostel stay will be more then sufficient. The other thing to keep in mind is that fancy luxury trip could also fund 3 shorter less glamorous trips somewhere else.

You don’t have to stick to just one form of travel. I tend to like all kinds of trips. The super cheap ones where I save a ton of money and get to soak in all the sights and sounds of a place or a more relaxed trip where I’m all about chillin’ at the spa. And that’s totally fucking fine. No one said you have to be into only one form of travel.

Photography: Rae Tashman

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  • The villas look beautiful, perfect for a quiet getaway with family or friends. Totally agree that you don’t have to stick to one form of travel though; our main holiday is always a quiet family one, but we always aim for a couple of city breaks too :)

  • Wow, the villa looks so beautiful and so peaceful. Thank you for the tips, this would be helpful since I’m planning for something next year <3

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  • Wow everything looks so amazing !


  • Style_Me_Annie

    Lovely photos – new follower!

    xo Annie

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  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Wow stunning photos!


  • Great travel opinions/ideas!

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  • I love not sticking to one form of travel, most of the time I do love to go sightseeing but sometimes it’s nice to just go away to relax :)

    Rebecca Coco

  • Rae, I love your top on the first pic. Where did you get it from? Would love to read your tips on how to enjoy the sun and stay safe under my newest post here: http://www.igaberry.com/2015/05/stay-healthy-and-safe-in-the-sun.html Have a lovely day, Iga x

  • Thank you for sharing those useful tips! I love the Canary islands! We’ve visited Lanzarote and really enjoyed our vacations there as well! Beautiful photos, dear! Oh, and I love to use Kindle when travelling! Great post, lovely!


  • Amy

    Oh, I absolutely love your photos! I would love to go there ♥
    Amy xx

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  • Ah I’m sorry about your food allergies. Looked like a great place though!



  • Wow, beautiful photos…the tips are really helpful!

  • That pool looks so relaxing! I’d love to just lay in there for hours!

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  • Oh my goodness! Your pictures are to die for and this place looks soo dreamy! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! It helped me to find your gorgeous blog and I am a new follower for sure! Please teach me your ways!! I want to capture my life this gorgeously (insert heart-eyes emoji!!!)

  • These pictures are gorgeous! I really want to go on vacation to warm place right now!
    Sincerely, Sara

  • The place looks stunning! I had similar issues with accommodation not matching travel when I was in Thailand, I chose to stay in a Bungalow in a place which is entirely full of hostels and backpackers, definitely the wrong decision! xx

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  • Cat

    It looks so peaceful! I really need a good holiday! haha x

  • oh wow this place looks amazing! and btw love your hair!

  • so true that we never should stick to just one way of travel :) such a lovely villa by the way, and you look so beautiful!

  • Stephanie Louise

    Looks like paradise Rae! The place you stayed is so beautiful and great tips.

  • Stunning photos, looks like an amazing place – I would never leave!

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  • Nice post and amazing photos! The place looks lovely and I love your hair, I recently dyed mine pink.


    • rae

      Thanks, Andrea! I had mine pink before too :) It’s a great color as well but I found it hard to match my outfits to it.

  • thestylecrusader

    Wow, this place looks really beautiful. Shame it wasn’t warm enough to spend more time by that pool. It looks incredible! xx


    • rae

      I felt the same way! At least I was able to go in once though!

    • rae

      Thank you.

  • Ooh this place looks too nice to be real! And I agree with your conclusions, I like specific things when it comes to accommodation but sometimes you have to trade off with what you’re planning to do/location/price etc.

    • rae

      Thanks so much Jane! And yes, most of everything is a trade-off though at the end of the day.

  • You are so pretty! The place you visited looks so amazing and almost surreal!

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    • rae

      Thank you so much, Sarah! Your comments are always so sweet!

  • I don’t know, I think I kinda like the seclusion–it looks so peaceful! I probably just feel this way because I’ve been living with a roommate for a whole school year :P I love her, but sometimes I can’t just burst into song when I want to or play music out loud or something like that because I don’t want to bother her :P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • rae

      True, seclusion can definitely be really lovely but I think you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it! But yeah I can totally understand wanting a bit of alone time after living with a roommate for a whole year!

  • This villa looks beautiful! A holiday which involves just spa and relaxing time is definitely my kind of holiday. I love it!! =D

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    • rae

      Thank you!

  • Nancy Wilde

    “No one said you have to be into only one form of travel.” – AMEN!

    • rae

      Sing it, sister!

  • Such lovely photographs, you are so skilled! And that surf camp honestly sounds like such an adventure. xxxxx


    • rae

      Thanks so much! And yeah a surf camp would be amazing, wouldn’t it?!