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.
“"A Serene holiday experience"” We planned our holiday with friends to visit the full moon party but were looking for a place that would give us an essence of the island which was away from the party scene.
The property lived up to it's expectation.
“Beautiful new 1BDR apartment in a convenient location” My husband and I stayed at this apartment for 5 days and absolutely loved it!
A new supermarket had just opened on Eden Island the day before we arrived so we were able to buy food, drinks, and
“Fantastic villa, fantastic holiday.” This was myself and friends first visit to Thailand. The villa was first class and went a long way to making this holiday one of the best i've had over many years. It was also ideally based for access to all ameni
“Fabulous from beginning to end” We rented this villa from the owners in order to celebrate our Ruby Wedding with our children and grandchildren, some of whom live in Australia, some in the UK. From the outset, the owners could not do enough for us. Vi
My family, 6 adults and 3 children, recently returned from Astasia Villa. We had an outstanding vacation. Our first impressions were of the incredible spacious villa which was so warm and inviting. Th… More
“Fabulous Family Celebration”
Reviewed 18 May 2015
We enjoyed our ten days in Astasia Villa, we were 9 adults and 4 children and not once did feel free cramped.
The location is wonderful, we were close enough to enjoy the beautiful Lamai Beach, but… More
“Excellent location for mixed aged family group - toddlers, ravers and oldies.”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2014
A well-equipped villa with spacious and comfortable accommodation. When it gets hot (as it does!) just stroll to the beach for a welcome cooling breeze. The staff at the resort are delightful and mak… More
“Lovely high quality condo close to beach and restaurants” My family and I stayed in this condo for the first week of a 5 week Asian vacation and so far this is the nicest place we have been. I had myself and 4 of my children (23, 18, 7 and 10) and the
This is by far the best place we stayed in Hua Hin. The apartment is well equipped, clean and the beds are super comfortable.
The owner is very friendly and helpful and easily reached by the mobile … More
“The Jewel in the Crown”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
What a pleasure it was to stay at Seacraze D 709 for 3 weeks. This is the Jewel in the crown of holiday rental properties. No effort has been spared Ito make this a tru home away from home holiday e… More
Feel the difference with Sandul villa. There is no hotel receptions, no crowds of other guests, you will be free to yourself .No restrictions on time. you will find civility and hospitality. We are prepared to provide you with all facilities.The Ideal Villa for Leisure …see more
“The Torch is an excellent place to stay” Apartment was spotless & well ,maintained. Well equipped and everything there to make your stay comfortable. Fantastic unobstructed view of Dubai Marina. Great location making it easy to get around.
“Perfect location for family vacations !” This property is very well maintained, always clean, as a lady came everyday for 2 hours cleaning, well furnished. (Perhaps can you add same kitchen tools & utensils… )
We had plenty of rooms for 8 people… The
I stayed here with my family a few weeks ago and we had a wonderful time. The downstairs living area in the house is huge and perfect for all hanging out together but still having space. The whole pla… More
Wake up gazing upon an ocean breeze, and fall asleep listening to waves break on the shore! Beach-lovers will adore,a 3-br, 2-ba, oceanfront condo that is just steps from the water's edge in a great part of town. Walk down to the beach for a day of sun & surf, …see more
1 BEDROOMED LUXURY SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT LOCATED IN THE SAFE AND QUIET SUBURB OF KENRIDGE, DURBANVILLE IN THE NORTHERN SUBURBS OF CAPE TOWN. OVERLOOKING THE VINYARDS OF LOCAL WINERIES.
LIVINGROOM WITH FULL DSTV PACKAGE AND WIFI.
SOFA AND DINING TABLE. …see more
The property is located in the small coastal village of Tinley Manor which is roughly a 10 minute drive North of Ballito. This home lends itself to the person who enjoys coastal tranquility whilst having easy access to all amenities. …see more
“I never wanted to leave.” Villa 11 is exactly as shown in the pictures, and that is perfection. From the minute we arrived until the morning we had to leave it was perfect. Our hosts and owners of the villa John and Kaye are there to ensure nothing is
“Beautiful Villa and Great Hosts. Simply Outstanding!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
Our vacation in Hua Hin did not get off the a good start when we arrived at the accommodation we had originally booked, which as not suitable for young children. Busaba Pool Villas was on our shortlis… More
“Great Location, Great Villa, Great Hosts”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
We booked villa 11 for a fortnights golfing holiday and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The villa is in fantastic condition and what you see in the pictures is exactly what you ge… More
“We enjoyed our time there”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
Hello Khun John and Khun Kay. This is Patty and Christian, Thank you so much for everything. We had great time in Villa 11 and definitely will go back… More
Perfect location.has many more things to offer than just surfing. Rock pools,waterfalls, diving, kayaking, deep sea fishing, island hopping, partying, etc etc.For surfing it has many breaks for such a small island,30+,suitable for all levels from begginer to experienced …see more
“Nice place” This is a nice house with a very good location on the beach in Paje. We stayed for 9 days on our kitesurfing vacation. The house is located just 50 m from Airborne Kite centre and thus perfect if kitesurfing is on the agenda. The manager w
Excellent location overlooking the ocean.
Great house with excellent furniture.
Very tasty food.… More
“Our perfect holidays”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2015
Because we lived already for one year in zanzibar we know, what can happen if you don´t know a house. This time we were really surprised. A perfect clean house with a perfect manager, who is looking … More
“Perfect Holiday home”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2016
I stayed in this villa for 5 days with my friends. It provides exactly what is promised. it is right at the beach, air conditioning, clean rooms, WiFi, fully furnished with the best house manager. the… More
“Superb condo by the beach!!” I travelled extensively in Asia, especially in Thailand. When we found The Sands, we said to ourselves "....a dream has come true." The location was perfect as it took less 3 minutes of nice leisurely walk to the beach.
“An apartment to make you want to run away to Thailand forever”
Reviewed 16 Dec 2013
A hundred yards from one of Phuket’s loveliest beaches, this beautiful apartment was the perfect place to unwind with a baby in tow. Spacious, airy, comfortable, and handsomely done up, it’s the i… More
“Walking distance to the beach, a peaceful place to relax”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2013
The apartment is really nice and neat. There is beautiful swimming pool in the building. The beach is in walking distance. I also appreciated the nice French bakery in town and the yoga studio.
I ha… More
Self-catering home. Can facilitate the whole family together in one place. Stone through from the beach. You have breathtaking views over the ocean and you can witness each spectacular sunset that Gordons Bay has to offer with Table mountain on the horizon.
Fully furn …see more
“Great value and 5 minutes walk to the harbour!!” I stayed here over New Years eve and had a wonderful time, I didnt want to leave!
Bequia is a unique island with a lot of beautiful qualities, which can only experienced if you come here.
Baan Suwan (Bright House) is located in the Chaweng/Bophut hills, with commanding views of Chaweng Bay and as far as Big Buddha/Ban Rak Bay. The community is made up of a variety of quality, individually designed homes with the added benefit of gated security.
Due to …see more
Superbly fitted this is the ideal vacation rental for couples or familiesAttention has been given to comfort and luxury - a home away from homeLoads of space both inside and outLuxury accommodation, superbly fitted …see more
Hibernian Towers 307 is a spacious and luxurious self-catering apartment located in the well-known Hibernian Towers building right on the beachfront in Strand, which is close to Somerset West and on the edge of the Cape Winelands. …see more
“Perfect Thai Getaway” What a fantastic property this is.
Have spent many trips in Thailand but this is the place I will come back to. Stayed in Garden Villa with some friends - 'the guys' but am planning to return early next year with my wife and yo
I stayed here for a few nights in November last year, before it 'officially' opened as a vacation rental, and I have only great things to say! The island is incredibly beautiful, and less full of tour… More
“excellent experiences in Sri Lanka” we stayed here for 6 nights, the location right on the beach, we particularly enjoyed having breakfast ,dinner in front of the sea.
excellent service, impressive atmosphere and facillities, highly recommended!!!
Stayed here in February 2012 for two weeks with a lagre group of friends (16).
Location right on the beach is perfect, but waves right at the front can be large. For kids and adults looking for calme… More
We liked your review as you understood why we choose this location to build The Old Lady at the Sea !
“Perfect for 2 or more families or large group of friends”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2012
We stayed at the ''Old Lady by the Sea '' for 1 week this Easter holiday 2012 with 2 other families (9 children from aged 10 to 15 and 7 adults ) . It had good a/c bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms and p… More
Thanks for your review and indeed our core business is families and large group of friends .
“Beautiful Setting and great facilities”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2012
We enjoyed a truly memorable few days at the amazing villa. The entire group thoroughly enjoyed the rooms and facilities and the staff were especially helpful and attentive. I would recommend the vill… More
We realy agree with your review : beautiful settings and great facilities , and your recommendation to your firnds is our best publicity !Thanks for that
Hear and smell the ocean. 50m from the BEACH
Come and enjoy a breakaway with family and friends in our fully equipped self catering cabanas.
Book 1, 2 or all 3 cabanas.
This quoted price is for all 3 to accommodate14 people.
Indoor fireplace, TV with …see more
“luxury&stylish accommodation in peaceful area with reasonable price” Apartment is situated in the East Coast. As most tourist go to West Coast the price in East is cheaper for everything. Also due to that You don't see so many tourists, including Russ
Wonderful place, the villa is perfect, big enough for 7/8 peoples, clean, beautiful, calm etc…
Just in front of beach with nobody on. The swimming pool is great, long hot and clean.
Reviewed 21 Nov 2013
Truely blissful, there were me and my husband and our 3 young children. Ut was our first time in Phuket. We got a complimentary airport transfer from Tanya. The driver was really friendly and helpful.… More
“Fantastic for a family get away. Thailand at its finest. We'll be back!”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
We had a wonderful time. There is room enough for more than the 2 adult and 2 kids we had. The unit was very clean with a view to go back for. We had a very relaxing time. While it is a drive to get… More
Thank you very much for your comment and choosing to stay with us, we really enjoy looking after you guys especially the little ones. Hope you guys had a safe trip back to Melbourne and that we will get to see you all again soon. Tanya
“Stunning Villa in an excellent location” We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Samui Blu.It is a very comfortable and spacious villa ,well equipped and very private The master bedroom and ensuite was a dream.The pool was lovely and the sal
We were collected at the airport by Yvonne and Paul who manage the property for the owners.They were very friendly and ran through areas of interest to visit and suggestions of places to eat.
The vil… More
Thanks Sarah, we are so pleased you enjoyed it.
Reviewed 7 Mar 2013
Very well appointed Villa. Clean, serviced by friendly, attentive staff, very efficient air conditioning (thank goodness!), we had a wonderful family reunion. We enjoyed the local beach, very good pla… More
“Amazing Villa - the Perfect Holiday!”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
I stayed with two friends for 5 nights over the busy New Year period, but Samui Blu was an amazing retreat from all the hustle and bustle. 3 gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms, so much space and an amaz… More
Pet friendly and price sensitive. And what you get is a spectacular location overlooking the Drakensberg Mountains near to Giants Castle. Come and experience the beauty of the Mountains, hike, bird watch and relax and unwind in this beautiful setting. …see more
This tastefully decorated two storey apartment has sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains.
Located in a prime position and occupying the 3rd and 4th floor of the Lagoon Terrace condominiums, situated in the quiet and secure suburb of Poortjies …see more
Kayjon Villa is situated in one of the best and most sought after locations on Koh Samui. The villa is perched on a hillside, facing east, on the north-eastern peninsular, above the picturesque beach of Tongson Bay (which is only a 2 minute walk away) and a picture post …see more
Imagine coming home to this beautiful paradise villa, set in mountain-view hideaway with its own private pool, Japanese garden and outdoor deck with BBQ complete with lounge furniture. This modern two-story property is nestled in a quiet coconut grove only 5 min. to th …see more
It's a ground floor condo overlooking the Tobago Plantations golf course. tranquil and peaceful surroundings. Access to 3 separate pools on compound and Lowlands beach. Sleeps 8 comfortably. Perfect for small families with young children. Cable television and wifi at n …see more
“Paradise Refound” We have just experienced the most wonderful two weeks holiday at this delightful villa-a real home from home-except that we were waited upon most regally.
The staff were wonderful and we couldn't have had better attention.I wish I c
We spend 5 memorable days at Mandalay with our two kids (12 and 17yrs). There is no better place to relax after a full week of intensive travel throughout Sri Lanka. The house is nice and cosy, the po… More
“Magical, the best holiday ever”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2012
We stayed at Mandalay for 10 days with our 2 young children. The villa was beautiful and peaceful, but also conveniently located to great sights - beaches, gardens, turtle hatcheries and an impressiv… More
Thank you for your wonderful review my staff said it was a pleasure having you there
“Perfect stress free holiday retreat, we did not want to leave!”
Reviewed 22 Dec 2011
We have just had the holiday of a life time in Sri Lanka And that was because we trusted the local knowledge of the team behind Mandalay. We stayed in different locations on our tour, all very good bu… More
I am so pleased that you were looked after so well and look forward to you returning