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Imagine having a personal assistant with you on a luxurious trip, but instead of taking care of business matters, that person is there to make it memorable.

If you’ve never considered hiring a personal butler service for your travels, you may not know what you’re missing! The following are 6 different things a butler can take care of for you!

6 Reasons to Book a Butler on Your Next Vacation

They Can Draw an Aromatherapy Bath for You

After a long day hiking or playing tennis, there’s nothing like having a relaxing bubble bath waiting for you in the room.

Instead of preparing it yourself, you just need to make a phone call, and your butler will draw a bath with candles, petals, and a champagne bucket if you so desire.

Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge

Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge

They’ll Provide In-Room Breakfast Service

Breakfast in your room can be a lot more interesting than a tray of food next to the bed. A butler will actually serve you in bed, and you don’t even need to lift a finger.

If you prefer to have it on the outside deck, he or she will be there to cater to your needs.

They’ll Help You With Check-In

When you have a personal butler at your service, you don’t need to go to the reception desk; he or she will escort you to your room for a private check-in.

And if you don’t feel like unpacking? Not a problem, they’ll neatly organize your clothes while you go out to see the view.

They’ll Take Care of Bookings and Reservations

When you stay in a Caribbean hotel that offers a butler service, you just need to focus on having fun. You don’t need to worry about any of the stressful travel planning – your butler will do it all for you!

So, if you’re at the pool and feel like going on a boat trip the following day, your butler will make sure everything is booked and let you know when the driver will pick you up.

If you want ApexLuxuryCarHire booked, your butler will make sure you have the most beautiful car available. Everything you want or desire, they handle for you.

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They Can Arrange Special Celebrations

Sometimes it’s hard to arrange something special for your partner in advance, particularly if you’re traveling abroad. However, a butler can follow your instructions and, for instance, have your room full of roses and chocolates when you get back from a day out — a real surprise!

They’ll Provide Customized Experiences

Have you ever felt like doing something different, such as having a picnic at the beach or a gourmet meal by the pool, but didn’t know how to go about it in a foreign country?

With a butler, you don’t need to worry as it’s just a matter of asking and having it delivered, your way.

Many people don’t realize they’d enjoy a personal butler service until they try it for the first time. When you leave it to others to take care of the minute details of traveling such as bookings, preparations, or unpacking, you can truly relax and enjoy your stay.


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Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

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  1. A girl can dream!!

    • Maybe one day! A splurge for a special occasion perhaps :)

  2. At this point I’ve trained my husband to draw me a bath and bring me breakfast in bed LOL so no need to spend the money on a butler service haha

    • Impressive work!! I’ll have to have you teach me your secrets lol

  3. This would be lovely – we travel with a nanny who takes care of our children while on family trips, as a number of high end resorts are surprisingly lacking in kids club / childcare facilities. And while I can’t justify the expense of bringing a second help with us, I hadn’t previously considered booking someone on site. I would be interested to know just how many properties offer this.

    • Hi Marna, glad you enjoyed the post, yes, many resorts will offer this an an extra service you can book for the duration of your stay.

      It’s quite common at properties throughout the Caribbean in particular, but if you’re looking at a specific resort, it will generally be listed on their website under a tab for packages or extra services.

  4. Honestly? A bit elitist isn’t it?

    • Not at all. Many travelers these days are willing to pay more for personalized service, or enjoy being able to splurge on this type of luxury for a special occasion.

  5. Now this is what I would call all inclusive!!

    We stayed at Sandals Montego Bay for our honeymoon with butler service and it was totally worth the splurge -especially for the honeymoon! They really take care of you and make everything so special. Not that the rest of the staff isn’t super friendly…but they really make you feel good! We always had dinner reservations with a little name card on our table, candles and flowers, bubble baths drawn for us with rose petals as a surprise twice, and dinner on our balcony brought by the butler! It was fun…..I don’t know that I’d do it again due to the cost but definitely for a special occasion :)

    • Wow it sounds like a spectacular honeymoon Elsa! If you’re only going to do it once, your honeymoon is definitely the occasion to splurge!

  6. I wouldn’t regularly be able to afford this, but planning on splurging for our honeymoon and surprising the misses.

    • What a great way to celebrate your honeymoon Rickie! I’m sure it will be unforgettable, she’s a lucky woman!

      Congratulations on your engagement :)

  7. How much does it cost extra to have a butler service?

    • Hi Dana, prices will vary between the country you’re in, the resort, and things like the room category you book. The cost is generally listed on a resort website though :)

  8. I work as a private concierge (I would preferred to be called as such as opposed to a butler) – please remember to tip too. The general rule of thumb for tipping butlers is $20 – $30 per day per butler. Don’t forget to factor that in your budget.

    • Thanks for the tip Wyatt – I’ve found that this varies as tipping culture does between countries, but definitely something to research first, and budget for if you’re visiting a region like North America / the Caribbean where tipping is expected.

  9. We did the Butler service 3 years ago for our 10 year anniversary. It was an over the top fairy tale to say the least ;-)

    Almost like rubbing the magic lamp and your genie popped out! It was worth it for a very special occasion.

    HOWEVER, if you have to go in debt to afford it then I would say not to.

    • Sounds like an incredible anniversary Lyam! Totally agree that it’s worth the splurge for a special occasion. But yes, it’s only worthwhile if you can truly afford it.

      Thanks for sharing your experience!

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