Villas in Bali can be a perfect residence for anyone who wants to settle down in the heart of Indonesia’s vacation site. However, the investment required to own or even rent a villa can be quite costly compared to build a normal house or rent an apartment. That’s why there’s some predicament saying Bali holiday villas are for rich foreigners only.
Are foreigners the only target market for Bali Holiday Villas?
But is that really true? Well, not quite. I think it would be safe to say it depends on what kind of villa are we talking about here first. Because even though villas in Bali pretty much offer the same facilities and amenities, it can be a different experience based on several factors.
There might be a difference in preference for both locals and foreigners…
The first one is the location, most foreigners like to live in a quiet area. They usually traveled all the way to Bali to truly experience the natural environment that Bali has to offer. That’s why areas around northern Bali is filled with outsiders, because the area is secluded and far from the crowds.
Meanwhile, local tourists usually prefer a merry location with easy access to many public areas. They didn’t have a problem blending with others because there’s less ‘social barrier’ among fellow Indonesian. So villas located near the center of the city and crowds are most likely taken by local Indonesian tourists.
The second one is price, I do not exactly call Indonesian people are cheap but they tend to try hard to find the best price possible. That’s because there’s a lot of scams happening across the country, and Indonesian people mostly already aware of some of the tricks used by the frauds and ended up being extra careful especially when investing in something.
As for foreigners, they do not exactly gullible but in their opinion as long as the price is good and they like the design and location, they will close the deal in a heartbeat. Not to mention there’s plenty of real estate agents with limited English as well, so it would be a hassle to do thorough research for them.
The last one is service, international tourists often looking for excellent service by the staff and tend to report any small flaws that inconvenience them.
For Indonesian people, not that they didn’t enjoy a good service themselves, but they tend to be quite forgiving whenever there’s a mistake by the staff or any flaws in the villa area. It’s one of Indonesian charm I guess, most people are really polite to each other. That’s why the hospitality in Bali holiday villas are rated really good by most guests.
It is kind of hard for a villa to give the best of both worlds…
Now lastly I just wanted to mention that all of those factors didn’t apply to every locals and foreigners. In fact, some of them are maybe the opposite. This article is just pointed out the common traits for both parties that can be used as a summary of the difference in preference between local and international tourists.