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.
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
“Unforgettable holiday.” Stunning house with lovely pool and patio on golf estate. Great location from which to explore historical Franschoek, the winelands, Cape Town and surrounds. We had a great time and can highly recommend this property.
“Villa with everything you need” First of all the owners of the villa, Ian & Teresa was so very helpful to us and give us a lot of good info on the area (restaurants, bike rentals etc, The villa is in a small village called Baan Nong Yai with lots of l
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… More
“Best vacation I ever had” After travelling to the Philippines for over 25 years I was looking for somewhere unique, untouched & relaxing. I found Bamboo Garden on the web & and Tom replied to my email immediately. As I flew over the island I could s
Tom and his delightful Pilippino Wife Liz, could not do enough to make our stay in this Siargo secret more enjoyable, ther is heaps to do here but we chose to chill out and wind down for 10 days away … More
“stunning” from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the
place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture on the wall,really nice bedroom with bat
“PERFECT GETAWAY FOR DISCERNING GUEST” Enjoy the scenery that Pezula offers. D4 is a spacious villa with 4 en-suite bedrooms situated in a country Estate with beautiful views. Large swimming pool. The house is well equiped with amenities eg. TV wit
“Wonderful” We stayed at this apartment for six weeks and nothing was too much trouble from the moment we enquired ,being greeted to the cleaning by wonderful Liza.
Fantastic balcony to enjoy breakfast lunch drinks or just watching the views and very
This apartment in Capetown is in an excellent location. I stayed there with my 2 grown daughters for 3 nights, and it was teriffic. Patrick, the owner, lives in England, and he was very easy and gra… More
“Very confortable apartment conveniently situated with beautiful view”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this spotless and pristine apartment conveniently situated close to the shops and the Sea Point beachfront with superb views and a lovely open balcony from which to e… More
“Unbelievably convenient, beautiful location and spotlessly clean”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
This location is within easy walking distance of Lion's Head Mountain, the pristine beaches of Sea point and great shops! There are a myriad of restaurants along Main Street -- everything from Itali… More
“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
“Breathtaking villa, stunning views” Myself, my friends and family have just returned (unfortunately) back from a superb holiday at Baan Villa Maphraaw. I don’t unusually leave reviews but felt this deserved one. We booked the villa on the back of all
My wife and i have just spent a week with 7 of our friends at this villa.
It is a perfect place for a getaway trip, situated on hillside with awesome view on coast, palm tree forest and neighboring… More
Thanks for your kind words. Always glad to see a large group of friends having a great time. Hope to see you again one day, Stuart
Reviewed 20 Jul 2011
Stayed here and really was impressed with the villa, even after going up the mountain! The views are stunning, the villa is well laid out and practical for a group to get around and have quiet time fr… More
Thank you for the amazing review. We are glad you were impressed with the villa. We always try to give our guests the perfect holiday so it is great to know that everything went well during your stay. We hope you and your friends can visit Samui again for another wonderful holiday.
“Great place to stay without the resort pricing” We all really really enjoyed this apartment my kids in particular. The location is great just a short 15 minute drive to the areas best beaches. The villa had plenty of room I thought my two kids woul
Martin met us at the airport, which was no small thing because it took us almost an hour to get through Customs. He then patiently waited the additional 20 minutes it took for Hertz to give us our ren… More
“location + view + value”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks to Martin for guiding us from the airport and for being a very friendly and welcoming host.
While not at the beach or driving around the island, we spent most… More
“The location and price was perfect for us”
Reviewed 24 May 2013
The place was great and we had a great view of Gros Piton, the ocean and landscape. Air condition in bedroom and in family room and they worked great and quick.Most of our activities involved the So… More
“Great place, Great owners” I stayed here for 2 nights with my partner and another couple and even though it rained most of the weekend we enjoyed moment. The villa is a 10 min drive from the town centre but don't let that put you off as the area in wh
“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
“Wonderful Holiday !!!!!” Gold Star for customer service!!!! Ian and Game were fantastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble, took us round the area, recommended restaurant, took us to several markets and organised mopeds for us. The bungalow is in a b
We stayed in Sunian Cottage for 3 weeks in total. Communication with Game was outstanding from the first interaction. She provided prompt and complete answers to my numerous questions and I felt she w… More
Reviewed 12 Dec 2014
We have been travelling around Thailand and returned to this great area before returning home. Our hosts were really welcoming and helpful and the accomodation was up with the best-in beautiful surrou… More
Reviewed 13 May 2014
Very nice cottage, very close to super Sam Roi Yot Beach. Ian and Game are so nice with customers, we have fun all the time during the stay (20 great days). I`ve already booked 1 month for next year.… More
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