Advantages of Booking Direct

Advantages of Booking Direct

Remember when planning a vacation meant using a travel agent? You would walk into an actual physical location and sit down with a real human being in person to discuss your plans and then make the arrangements. My, how times have changed. Now travelers have the option of making reservations online through a variety of providers. And while this option can be convenient, you will most likely be spending 8-20% more. In fact, most online sites such as Airbnb, VRBO and Home Away add on a number of other fees based on the property and the price. 

Below is a list of advantages of booking direct from the pros at Prestige Luxury Villas to help you when planning your dream vacation to the Virgin Islands.   


Remember, those big online sites charge additional fees that increase your rental cost up to 20% more. Booking your vacation villa directly through a site like ours, saves you from having to incur those extra fees. 

We recommend doing some research and comparative pricing before booking. Take a look at what you would pay through one of the big online sites versus how much you would spend booking direct. You just might be surprised – and save some money in the process.  After all, why pay more when you don’t have to?  


A lot of times the discounts and specials we offer on don’t transfer over to other sites like Airbnb and TripAdvisor. So, in addition to paying the extra fees, you also miss out on the potential of additional savings when you don’t book direct.  



All those other big online booking sites are essentially a marketing platform for owners and property managers. Not only that, but there is typically little to no knowledge about the rental or the procedures associated with it. They may claim to offer 24/7 customer service, but when you need them, they’re often nowhere to be found. And if you do get a hold of someone, they’ll end up re-routing you back to the owner to answer any questions. Why leave your dream vacation to chance? Instead, booking directly with a property management company such as Prestige Luxury Villas will put you in contact with a live person who can answer all of your questions about the property from the start. 


At Prestige Luxury Villas, we’re proud to offer more than 40 years of local, in-depth, on-island knowledge and expertise. We offer a complimentary, full concierge service that is constantly being updated with the newest and best things to do, see and experience on St. Thomas. Not only that, but you’re just one phone call away from a live person who can help.   

What are you waiting for? Let us help you plan the dream vacation of a lifetime. Call us today at 1-888-609-9333 or email us at