Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (229172)

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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(25) Excellent 

39

Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Don't Look Any Further ... this is where you want to stay!” As a group of 5 couples taking a cruise departing from Barcelona, we chose to arrive 4 days early and enjoy the sights, sounds and foods that this beautiful city could offer. My husband and  …see more

from £190 / night

£1328 - £2052 / week

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from £190 / night

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Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro City

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£520 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Los Gigantes holiday apartment rental

Tenerife / Los Gigantes

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£432 / week

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from £65 / night

8

Grand Casablanca Region / Bouznika

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £22 / night

£173 - £199 / week

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from £22 / night

(8) Very Good 

19

Holiday apartment rental

Carvoeiro / Vale de Centianes

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

from £13 / night

£91 - £483 / week

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from £13 / night

22

Ko Pha Ngan holiday villa rental

Surat Thani Province / Ko Pha Ngan

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £82 / night

£574 - £949 / week

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from £82 / night

10

Holiday studio in New Plymouth

Taranaki Region / New Plymouth

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £55 / night

£275 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

27

Holiday home in Sant Carles de la Rapita

Terres de l'Ebre / Sant Carles de la Rapita

10 10 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£500 / week

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from £95 / night

15

State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£513 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Very Good 

17

Chalet rental in Hwange with swimming pool

Hwange / Msuna Island

5 4 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £32 / night

£224 / week

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from £32 / night

9

Janda Baik holiday tented camp rental

Bentong / Janda Baik

5 6 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £32 / night

£224 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Zimbali Coastal Estate

KwaZulu-Natal / Zimbali Coastal Estate

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous get away in a beautiful and well equipped house at a popular beachside/golf resort” We took the house for a week with my family from the UK, my two children aged 4 and 6 and a couple of friends. Each day we did as much as we could around the  …see more

from £265 / night

£1850 / week

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from £265 / night

(2) Average 

39

Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Benidorm

Benidorm / Sierra Cortina

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“super partment and great hollidays...” Great apartment,very clean and nice,there was everything what we need,more than we expected for such a price,next time i will go back there again..  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £582 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Guia

Albufeira / Guia

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £60 / night

£417 / week

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from £60 / night

24

Holiday apartment in Carvoeiro

Faro District / Carvoeiro

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £48 / night

£538 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday apartment in Kaunas

Kaunas County / Kaunas

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £26 / night

£173 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday home rental

Porters / Porters Gate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Value for money personified” Where do I begin with this absolute gem? Situated just 2 minutes (on a bus) from Holetown, 9 Porters Gate ticks every box.The weekly price is staggeringly low for what the apartment offers in terms of location, utensil  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£432 / week

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from £61 / night

12

Holiday home accommodation

Setubal District / Sesimbra

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£302 - £416 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort holiday apartment rental

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent family resort in a beautiful part of spain” We had a fantastic time here, loads of family activities onsite . Large swimming pools, tennis courts, mini gym and golf course. Sucina is a beatiful small spanish town with excellent places to eat  …see more

from £30 / night

£199 - £340 / week

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from £30 / night

24

Nerja holiday villa rental

Costa del Sol / Nerja

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £315 / night

£2199 / week

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from £315 / night

21

Luxor / Ramla

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £22 / night

£151 / week

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from £22 / night

19

Marrakech / Widane

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £288 / night

£2016 / week

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from £288 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Playa Samara holiday apartment rental

Province of Guanacaste / Playa Samara

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £88 / night

£552 - £784 / week

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from £88 / night

29

Holiday home with swimming pool in Plettenberg Bay

Western Cape / Plettenberg Bay

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Home rental in Fuencaliente de la Palma

La Palma / Fuencaliente de la Palma

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£302 - £435 / week

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from £44 / night

4

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Palmeraie

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £94 / night

£658 / week

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from £94 / night

15

Lao Cai Province / Sapa

4 19 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £14 / night

£17 / week

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from £14 / night

31

Holiday apartment in Mississauga

Ontario / Mississauga

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£587 / week

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from £84 / night

(4) Very Good 

25

Holiday home in Granada

Granada / Albayzin

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £52 / night

£311 - £552 / week

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from £52 / night

16

Albany holiday home rental

Western Australia / Albany

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £119 / night

£833 / week

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from £119 / night

32

Sydney holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Sydney

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £159 / night

£1110 / week

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from £159 / night

26

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £215 / night

£1423 - £1509 / week

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from £215 / night

(8) Very Good 

13

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Albufeira

Faro District / Albufeira

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” This place is simply awesome. We had a great time with our kids. I would recommend a car and as the pool is not heated going during hot weather periods... A really nice, clean, modern villa that I would go back to!  …see more

from £111 / night

£776 - £2285 / week

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from £111 / night

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Selwo Hills

Estepona / Selwo Hills

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£453 - £794 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

59

Apartment rental in Palma de Mallorca with shared pool, golf nearby

Majorca / Palma de Mallorca

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Excellent 

26

Oriental Region / Oujda

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 - £388 / week

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from £44 / night

13

Holiday farmhouse rental

Gympie Region / Imbil

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £135 / night

£705 - £1046 / week

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from £135 / night

24

Braga holiday farmhouse accommodation

Braga District / Braga

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £324 / night

£1940 - £2113 / week

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from £324 / night

(2) Excellent 

39

Capital Federal District / Buenos Aires

7 11 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £31 / night

£173 / week

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from £31 / night

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