Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (127608)

Want to leave the winter chill far behind you?Start 2015 with a wonderful winter sun holiday in a toasty warm destination. Whether you’re after watersports, exotic tours or simply a private pool to lounge around, we’ve got it covered.



You can leave your winter clothes at home when you book one of these gorgeous holiday homes, all set in super-sunny locations. Check out our property options for all types of traveller – escape the winter chill by nabbing a chic party palace in the Canary Islands, an elegant sunbather’s villa in Thailand or a rustic house in the Californian hills.



Whether you head to the Med or plan an escape much further afield, you won’t regret booking that slice of winter sunshine – especially when you’re showing off your tan!


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(40) Excellent 

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Valletta holiday townhouse rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Stunning.” I can't add any more comments that haven't already been said in previous reviews. Stunning is what it is. Five minute walk and you are in the centre of Valletta but it's in a really quiet location. The view from the terrace is great, especi
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from £142 / night

£913 - £1580 / week

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from £142 / night

(10) Excellent 

21

Holiday penthouse in Almerimar

Almerimar / Playa Del Golf

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable” The apartment was well located for all amenities and very comfortable inside. It is tastefully decorated and we at home straight away. It was spacious enough for 4 people and there are lots of restaurants nearby offering a good variety to
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from £50 / night

£350 - £415 / week

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from £50 / night

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Sotogrande Marina holiday apartment rental

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £101 / night

£505 - £673 / week

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from £101 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Blue Bay

Grand Port District / Blue Bay

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£324 - £1206 / week

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from £47 / night

(17) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa in Guia

Albufeira / Guia

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic vacation, lovely house, great surroundings.” We had a fantastic couple of days in Casa da Encosta. The house was very well positioned between the town and the beach, with plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding areas. It was very
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from £109 / night

£757 - £1765 / week

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from £109 / night

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Holiday villa in Salema

Faro District / Salema

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £99 / night

£649 - £1999 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hobart

Greater Hobart / Hobart

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect getaway with high-end hospitality” What a treat it was to discover that the sweet little off-the-grid eco-farmhouse in the photos is even better in person -- and perfectly situated between Hobart (a short 10-minute drive) and the countryside.
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from £100 / night

£696 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Nueva Andalucia holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday home in Medlow Bath

Blue Mountains / Medlow Bath

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £295 / night

£1765 / week

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from £295 / night

(8) Excellent 

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La Zenia holiday villa let

Costa Blanca / La Zenia

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent house and location!” Lovely house with everything you need. It is right beside a lovely clean pool, fenced off so safe for children. It is very close to shops, bars (a minute away) and the beach (8-10 minutes away). La Zenia is a lovely li
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from £36 / night

£250 - £650 / week

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from £36 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home rental in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Cozy spot in Azeitão” Great place, very cozy and confortable. Details to make you feel at home. Highly recommended for a city break, being very close to Lisbon still alows the feeling of escaping to the countryside. Hosts very helpful. To return!
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from £38 / night

£263 - £305 / week

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from £38 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Faro District / Burgau

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £138 / night

£970 - £1950 / week

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from £138 / night

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Porto District / Porto

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £19 / night

£117 - £327 / week

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from £19 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Moraira / Central Moraira

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa--position, quality of fixtures, cleanliness” Just back from 2 weeks in this Villa. We have visited the wonderful Moraira many times and this is, without doubt the best villa we have stayed in. The Villa was spotless, with all the equip
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Puerto Banus with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Puerto Banus

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“El Palmeral - Kieran & Evior White - Nice People, Nice Location” This was an pleasant experience from the moment we booked it. Kieran & Evior were extremely helpful from the outset. The apartment/house is situated in a quiet suburb about a ten minute
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from £131 / night

£757 - £1043 / week

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from £131 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Riambel holiday villa rental

Savanne District / Riambel

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£690 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Guia holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Guia

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£450 - £1395 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Puerto Banus

Marbella / Puerto Banus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feels like home” It's a lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the beach (100m) and supermarket (300m). Heaven for the amateur-chefs thanks to the amazing kitchen and lots of privacy and sun in the garden. A perfect sprin
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from £169 / night

£1009 - £2017 / week

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(2) Average 

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Palma de Mallorca holiday studio accommodation

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £28 / night

£195 - £539 / week

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from £28 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Maxwell

Christ Church Parish / Maxwell

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£550 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent accomodation nice quite location” The accommodation was very good and perfect for a family of three. Nice to have a swimming poll and generous seating outside. Nice quite location.
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from £85 / night

£620 - £980 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Benitachell with swimming pool, golf nearby

Costa Blanca / Benitachell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The ideal villa 'home from home' for a fabulous holiday - this villa has everything!” Our family has just returned from the most fantastic holiday in Spain largely due to the fact that we chose to stay at Casa Almendra, Benitachell - a peaceful, resid
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from £54 / night

£375 - £1015 / week

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from £54 / night

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Home rental in Harrington

New South Wales / Harrington

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£939 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Pasito Blanco

Gran Canaria / Pasito Blanco

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£450 - £1442 / week

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from £65 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cercal

Setubal District / Cercal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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from £71 / night

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Southwest Nova Scotia / Weymouth

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in El Medano

Tenerife / El Medano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Review of White Regina Apartment” The location is so central, about one minute away from the beach, shops and restaurant. The apartment was perfect for us and we will definitely visit again.
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Ko Samui / Maenam

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£182 / week

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from £27 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Colmenar holiday cottage rental

Province of Malaga / Colmenar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“A lovely relaxing retreat” We couldn't fault the Casita and it is exactly as described. A lovely rural retreat perfect for our honeymoon. You do need a car as the property is very isolated but once on the main roads it is easy to access Cordoba and th
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from £32 / night

£224 / week

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from £32 / night

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Townhouse rental in El Palmar with shared pool

Panama Province / El Palmar

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £157 / night

£985 / week

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from £157 / night

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La Mata holiday apartment rental

Province of Alicante / La Mata

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £38 / night

£265 / week

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from £38 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Estepona / Estepona Puerto/Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely location” Great location with views over estapona marina. Close proximatity to the beach and a good range of restaurants in the marina itself. Apartment clean and well equipped.
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from £72 / night

£500 - £584 / week

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from £72 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Fuengirola holiday apartment rental

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

1 2 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“second stay” This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. It is lovely - very comfortable and like a home from home. It is obvious that Babbs is 100% committed to ensuring that her guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay as nothing
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from £28 / night

£180 - £310 / week

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from £28 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Red Mountain, Playa Blanca

7 15 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful, spacious villa with fantastic pool and incredible views” We have just returned from a wonderful stay in this villa and we honestly could not fault it. It definitely has the "Wow Factor" and was spotless and very well presented. Super larg
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from £464 / night

£3245 - £4645 / week

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from £464 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant villa plenty of space” We stayed for a family birthday in Feb . The pictures do not do this villa justice it was lovely . It had plenty of space never felt like you was on top of each other in our party there was 5 adults and 2 children . Th
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from £170 / night

£1285 - £2300 / week

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from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Estepona / Cancelada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £94 / night

£654 / week

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from £94 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£246 - £459 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday home in Eugenia

Grey County / Eugenia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £102 / night

£622 - £1061 / week

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from £102 / night

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Holiday apartment in Punta Prima

Province of Alicante / Punta Prima

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£184 - £229 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Moraira

Moraira / El Portet

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtaking views and spacious holiday retreat” Stayed in Tim's fabulous home this summer with our family and grandparents. The views from the terrace and house are truly stunning!!! The house has everything you need x 2 and is perfect for two fami
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from £101 / night

£505 - £1513 / week

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from £101 / night

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