Add some sunshine to your winter by jetting off to one of these much loved winter sun destinations. Choose from an active water sports holiday, an exotic tour of a far off place or just kicking back and relaxing while topping up on some much needed vitamin D.
High on the winter sun hit list are diving at some of the world’s top dive sites in Egypt or Thailand, or soaking up the sights in Mexico, Argentina or Brazil. Go on safari in Tanzania or South Africa, or just chill in a Caribbean paradise in St Lucia or Barbados. If you don’t mind a long haul flight, join the thousands exploring the beaches, vistas and warm welcomes of Australia and New Zealand.
For something a little closer to home, the Canary Islands are bathed in sunshine all year round, making your winter sun break just a short flight away.
“So much more than a home away from home” My mother and I - both of whom have travelled extensively - stayed at Pano Avli, which we came across by word of mouth, and were expecting no more than a very run-of-the-norm self-catering unit. What we found o
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“We had an exceptional stay and was perfect for the family”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2012
The access to the beach was great with small kids. The overall quality of the property and attention to detail was suberb. We will definately go back again.… More
Hi Nathan Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future. Kind regards Jo"
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou
This is a beautiful home, that offers everything thing that you could want on holiday... It is very clean, very well appointed and spacious, excellent for large or small groups or as we were just the … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Second visit. Fell in love with the oustanding views each day, which reminded me of Mount's Bay in West Cornwall. Great arrangement of accommodation that afforded privacy as needed. lots to do within … More
“Spacious House with magnificent views”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
Magnificent views over the ocean to the majestic mountains in the distance is the sight that greets you from just about every aspect of this lovely home. The accommodation is very spacious and comfort… More
“Very comfortable and spacious” Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included:
- Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 baths)
- Great for
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.Runner …see more
Wilderness House is walking distance to Wilderness Village restaurants, beach and lagoon. We are en route from Eastern Cape to Cape Town, with the N2 being the main freeway feeding Wilderness and George.Wilderness House ideal holiday home to relax and enjoy beautiful se …see more
“Nice place” We stayed here for a week - the apartment is in a lovely complex with a fantastic swimming pool - very quiet, you practically had the resort to yourself.
You definitely need a car (renting at airport would be best as it was a little chal
I stayed to Ocean Breeze with my wife over Xmas 2012 and New Year 2013, we had planned a quite relaxful holiday and that is exactly what we got. Apartment 3H is excellent, the equipment, beds, furnitu… More
“Great find, great location!”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2012
We booked this apartment for a week starting the 4th April 2012.
The owner, Jaap, made the booking process friendly, efficient and stress free. The apartment itself is of good quality and well reso… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure having you as a guest and I am looking forward to welcome you back again.
“Comfortable place to stay during your Phuket visit”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2011
I've been staying at Jaap's apartments for over a week in August together with my friends. The place is very comfortable, has a large pool, nice surroundings, and is very calm. The beach is nearby (ar… More
Thank you very much, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the place as much as I do!
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected” Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its
Kamala beach is a beautiful spot with some friendly bars and nice restaurants giving it a really friendly character. If a wild night is wanted Patong is only ten minutes away in a tuk tuk. The prope… More
“Excellent location, quiet, but next-door to everything you could want”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
The apartment is well kept in a quiet spot. You are staying within inches of a pool. And 20 feet away is a tree where the birds sing in the morning. It is in the heart of the (biggish) village of Kama… More
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2016
Kamala Beach is a great spot and this apatment only made it better. The apartment is clean, well fitted out and in a great spot. We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we all fitted comfortably, … More
“LET'S DO IT AGAIN !!!” What a nice experience !!!
Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach.
Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the housecook makes delicious local
If i have to discribe my stay in villa golden in one word i would say "heaven". The premises are excellent, charming villa and superb gardens. Very nice pool and with a garden that gives into the sea … More
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !
Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back.
It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our s… More
“Beautiful villa, people and setting”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
I have just stayed here with my family and its been amazing. Its a beautiful villa, very tastefully done with lots of space and different seating areas so it feels so relaxing. The setting is gorgeous… More
“Magical Matemwe” I just wanted to thank you for letting us stay at villa Tulia. It was just the peace and quiet we needed after a gruelling week on mount Kilimanjaro. Everyone was wonderfully friendly and the staff at beach village along with Pili and
“A lovely and well-decorated place next to wonderful beach”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
We just returned from our holidays in Zanzibar, we choose to stay in a house instead of an hotel in order to be free to organize our days and meals.
The house is very well-decorated and there is on… More
“Wonderful stay in a Wonderful Villa” We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been more helpful and
BOOK 6 nights GET 7th FREE! A deluxe experience in the comfort and privacy of a villa overlooking the sea, minutes from exotic sandy beaches, the best restaurants and spas. Three air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeping up to 8), two panoramic terraces & private pool.Smok …see more
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi
Looking for a SEAFRONT apartment with breathtaking views of the sunset? LOOK NO FURTHER! Royal Breeze 1 in the Al Hamra Village Resort. Beach, Marina bar and restaurants close. Golf, water sports, paragliding all available - or just chill and listen to the sea. …see more
The Kayola boasts of a quiet, peaceful location with magnificent view of both mountains and seas in a comfortably relaxing setting.We are merely, 8 mins drive from the Seychelles International Airport, 5 mins drive from the closest beach. …see more
“Excellent apartment and super hosts” The Drake apartment is a clean, well equipped, pleasant apartment with a superb view and fantastic hosts close by. The regular linen change and cleaning was really helpful particularly with young children on a bea
We spent 2 weeks on honeymoon here - and think we struck gold! A beautiful, spotless apartment with everything you could wish for, in a fantastic location right next to the sea. Snorkelling was amazi… More
“Excellent Apartment, View and Location.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We were made to feel at home from day one.
The accomodation was spotless and modern.
For snorkelling you can jump in from the balcony.… More
“Great apartment with great view”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
The apartment is well equipped, it contains everything is needed. The view from the balcony is extraordinary. The breakfast is not included, but a really good "starter pack" is provided for the first … More
The complex offers two swimming pools, barbeque facilities and off street parking. Perfectly located, a mere ten minutes walk from the spectacular Camps Bay Boulevard and beaches where some of the best restaurants in Cape Town are found.Camps Bay offers a delightful and …see more
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles” We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Isla
My husband and I took some time off and spent 3 fabulous days at Pearl Bay. It was relaxing, romantic and exactly what we were hoping for. The service we received from Peter and Tinashe were AMAZING. … More
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Not too far from Cape Town, this gorgeous house has everything you need for a relaxing day or weekend away. Pool was perfect and the view is incredible. amazingly friendly staff.… More
“As good as it gets!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Dear Denise, Peter and Tinashe
Many thanks for a splendid weekend away. The pictures don't actually do the Beach House justice as the peace,charm and tranquility is not possible to record! Definite… More
Luxury designer Beach Villa situated in Witsand - THE GATEWAY TO THE GARDEN ROUTE - located on the beach with direct beach access.
The home has 5 double bedrooms of which 3 are en-suite and 2 bedrooms share a full bathroom. There is an additional guest WC.
The villa …see more
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m
“Exceeded our expectations” The staff is very friendly to us and the children. Always smiling and creating a good atmosphere. The service is excellent. It is nice that we can decide the menu together with the chef. After a few days we just let the che
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
2 Oceans Apartments offers a tastefully decorated Self-Catering Apartment in the heart of the Cape Peninsula with a large sparkling and solar heated pool. The 1-Room Apartment is perfect for 2 people but can accommodate a family of 4.
Our beautifully decorated one room …see more
“A truly memorable experience” We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is stunning. But above all
The problem with Hiru Sandhu is that wherever we go in the world now will feel like Disneyland. This included our next stop after our two week stay at the villa which should have been a delight given … More
“diamond in the rough”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
the villa is amazing. beautiful setting and well maintained. the staff are very kind and helpful. being set away from the hustle and bustle of tangalle, we were able to relax and truly enjoy the be… More
“Amazing stay with lovely and very kind people!”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2012
The location first of all is amazing for a couple or friends wanting to get away from the city. It is the perfect combination of beach, sea, and jungle all made even more relaxing with the people pres… More
A luxurious Beach Front Villa with stunning views of the Ocean and a private plunge pool. Exclusive interior that is equipped with 5 star amenities and come with 3 plush bedrooms, tasteful living area and a well appointed kitchenette with all modern amenities.High end O …see more
ZEBULA GOLF ESTATE & SPA is the only 5 Star graded Golf Estate; Nature Reserve and Health Spa combination in the whole of Africa, located on a 1600 hectares in the African Bush veld in the shadows of the Waterberg mountain range.
This Zebula self catering holiday renta …see more
“Just Amazing” A Villa paradise, 15 minutes walk from the beach and yet set in the most serene and gorgeous gardens. Our 3 week holiday seemed to fly by.From Al fresco dining by the pool to watching the monkeys swinging through the trees in the garden
“Rainforest paradise with village atmosphere near beach, transport and historic Galle Fort.”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2016
The well furnished and comfortable villa consists of three bedrooms with en- suites and a spacious open living/dining area. The master bedroom has a spacious Bali-style indoor-outdoor bathroom. The … More
Thank you Gudrun for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday in Sri Lanka. Best wishes, Tam
“a Wonderfull relaxing location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2016
we stayed at the villa for 2 nights and had a Wonderfull time. the place was exactly what we needed to relax after touring sri lanka for 4 days. the villa is well maintained, we faced no issues with b… More
Thank you Larissa for your lovely review. Glad that you had a relaxed holiday at the villa. We would love to welcome you back. Best wishes, Tam
Reviewed 28 Feb 2016
This is a great place! We stayed at this wonderful villa and would highly recommend it to both families and couples. The villa has three large bedrooms all with seperate bathroooms. But it is the gard… More
Thank you for your great review. Wow, you were lucky to be able to snorkle with the sea turtles. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Gallindawatta.
This is a bright, open and airy fully furnished condominium located in a peaceful established and very well maintained resort surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Ideally suited to families with children or small groups that like the flexability when on holiday that a se …see more
Mot Mot Lodge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with double hight ceilings and full width sliding doors, opening out on to a large upper patio,with outdoor dining facilities. This dining area links the interior and the garden seamlessly. …see more
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops!
Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with any queries. The house… More
“Paradise on earth!” This place is magical! Never have I felt more relaxed and at peace than here. This place is great for any kind of travel group, family, friends, couples, etc... You can litteraly do anything you want here no matter how old or young
Celebrating christmas and new years eve at the lovely island Ko Kho Khao in Thailand, is an experience I would not trade for anything. From the moment you arrive at the airport, the service from the s… More
“Stille rolig sted. Avslappende og nydelig.”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2013
Flott sted og betjeningen var topp. Følte oss trygge og ivaretatt. Anbefales for alle som liker en stille og rolig ferie.… More
Reviewed 12 Nov 2015
the previous reviews have said it all, we loved the place and will definitely return, its one of those gems that you hope will stay as it is forever… More
“Brilliant Apartment in Marigot” The moment we arrived in St Lucia it was an incredible adventure. We rented a Jeep at the airport and drove to Marigot Bay. Coming from the US, driving was a thrill from the very beginning. The people of St Lucia are
“Beautiful condo on a spectacular bay in paradise”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
Marigot Bay is one of the most scenic spots on a very scenic island. The condo was ideally suited for our party of four. There are two sizable king bedrooms separated by a spacious living area that in… More
“Peaceful, friendly, safe - heavenly relaxation!”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
Wonderful apartment in quiet bay. We travelled with our nanny & 2 young children (2 & 3 yrs old) for a fortnight. Spacious, clean, luxurious development with daily maid service etc. all the benefits o… More
Reviewed 21 Dec 2012
Although low season (despite it being English half term) we had a truely wonderful holiday. The apartment was big with a lovely open plan living area so plenty of room to spread out. We ate breakfast… More
“A luxury apartment in a beautiful place” I stayed in this luxury apartment for 2 weeks in March 2014 the place offers everything you need to have an amazing time away.The staff are very helpful and friendly and the pool is incredible, this apartment a
We were recommended Nai thon by our friends who said it was a nice place, with a quieter beach, close to the airport and without those loud night bars that Patong is famous for. When we arrived, we s… More
“A PIECE OF HEAVEN IN THAILAND” I spent two months in this magnificent home and could not have wanted for more. The property is huge and spread out comfortably where one can actually " live" inside or outside depending on your wish. The outside area i
Hub to Surin Island and Koh Phra Thong .The best resort in Kuraburi with air condition. the location in the center of Kuraburi .just 5 minutes walk from Kuraburi bus station.15 minutes drive to Kuraburi pier to get Surin Islands speed boat. Fresh market is opposite so y …see more
“Truly fantastic and highly recommended holiday home” The home is spacious, meticulously clean, elegant, modern and very comfortable; as a family with two small children and our miniature Dachshund we had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay
The house is well maintained and kept. The photo’s on the web are exactly what you get, a rare occurrence in my opinion. The service is outstanding. We were welcomes and looked after so well, Cecil… More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was a great pleasure to welcome you and the ladies to our house. I am so pleased that your expectations were met. It would be a pleasure to welcome you all back at the house again, when you are next visiting Port Elizabeth. Kind regards, Cecile
“home from home. worth every penny”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2015
This property is delightful. You need and want for nothing. The extras provided make it even more special. The layout of the property is suberb for a large family and the garden area is lovely and ver… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and I hope that we will see you again. As promised, we have had ceiling fans installed and they have made a HUGE difference! I wish you and the family all the very best and hope to see you back in South Africa one day.
“Fantastic accommodation for 2 families”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
We were a group of parents supporting our rugby boys at Cape Schools week 2015 in PE. The house is very well maintained - a home away from home with all the amenities that you made need. We had fres… More
Thank you so much for a lovely review. I am so glad that you found everything to your satisfaction. I have taken note of your comment about the kitchen knives and will make sure that they are sharp when next you visit. Just one small thing, the cost of upgrading to the premium package is R400,00 which is the difference between the small package and the premium package. I do hope we see you again when you next visit our city. Once again, thank you for the kind words. Cecile