Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (40997)

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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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful location, beautiful house, amazing stay!” From booking to arrival our stay at Ta Nenu was amazing! The house was big enough for 6 adults to stay comfortably and enjoy what Gozo had to offer. The piazza in Xaghra was a 10min stroll (uphill) f  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

34

Chaweng / Chaweng Noi

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(2) Very Good 

29

Holiday villa in S. Roque do Pico

Pico / S. Roque do Pico

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £58 / night

£405 - £574 / week

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from £58 / night

(9) Excellent 

39

Holiday villa rental

Ciudad Quesada / Rojales Hills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good family accommodation, fabulous pool and good local amenities” We stayed for 10 days as a family of 6 in August and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The Villa has lots of outside space including a wonderful pool and barbecue and everything you ne  …see more

from £99 / night

£599 - £1299 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Very Good 

31

Holiday villa rental

Palma de Mallorca / Genova

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a great location” We stayed here for a week and loved it. The house is a good size, modernised and has a great outdoors area. The upstairs room is very spacious with a door leading out to it's own terrace which gives the feeling of  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 - £2100 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £77 / night

£492 - £811 / week

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from £77 / night

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Minorca / Na Macaret

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£604 - £1207 / week

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from £87 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with swimming pool in Xativa

Province of Valencia / Xativa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“relaxation all the way!” This is our third year staying at Casa Blanca, we find it so relaxing here.the villa is always spotless when we arrive, a credit to Mark and Tracy who look after it..And always give a warm welcome..The gardens of the villa are  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £645 / week

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from £72 / night

17

Holiday home in East Ballina

Byron Bay / East Ballina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £129 / night

£604 - £1580 / week

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from £129 / night

36

Pacific Pines holiday home accommodation

Gold Coast / Pacific Pines

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £177 / night

£1238 / week

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from £177 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Los Mojones

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £271 / night

£1895 - £7495 / week

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from £271 / night

(5) Average 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Port d'Alcudia

Port d'Alcudia / Port Alcudia

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £48 / night

£285 - £776 / week

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from £48 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Areias Sao Joao with shared pool

Albufeira / Areias Sao Joao

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Apartment” The apartment was excellent. The location was very good and the owners, David and Ana were also very friendly. We had a great time and would recommend to anyone  …see more

from £39 / night

£259 - £518 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Very Good 

17

Alibaug holiday cottage let

Maharashtra / Alibaug

8 2 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £77 / night

£520 / week

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from £77 / night

39

Byron Bay holiday home rental

Byron Shire / Byron Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £244 / night

£1525 - £3354 / week

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from £244 / night

(44) Excellent 

44

Villa rental in Los Pinos with swimming pool

Almunecar / Los Pinos

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great house, amazing views” A spacious split level house with great outdoor space for admiring the spectacular views, having a bbq or just relaxing around the pool. The house was well equipped and comfortable, with most things you need for a successfu  …see more

from £111 / night

£776 - £1682 / week

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from £111 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Forte Sao Joao

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Afew little niggles but overall very good” There are many good points about this villa, there is plenty of space for a large group, it is very central ( only a short walk to old and new town, the people looking after you are very friendly, all the bas  …see more

from £100 / night

£895 - £3395 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Thesen Island

Knysna / Thesen Island

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An absolute must stay, breathtaking views from a perfect location” We spent 4 days with friends and our kids at Taliesen on Thesen during the Knysna Oyster Festival. The house is beautiful with loads of space, large entertainment areas and stunning v  …see more

from £235 / night

£1630 / week

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from £235 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Callala Bay holiday home rental

Shoalhaven / Callala Bay

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Eixample

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Victor Harbor holiday home rental

South Australia / Victor Harbor

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £98 / night

£610 - £1183 / week

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from £98 / night

(7) Excellent 

36

Holiday apartment rental

Javea / El Arenal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Great appartment; helpful owners!” I resided in the appartment during the Christmas period, between the 22nd and 28th of December, and there is honestly not a single negative remark I could make. The appartment was clean, fully equiped and the owners  …see more

from £39 / night

£190 - £367 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday home in La Savina

Formentera / La Savina

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £164 / night

£1147 / week

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from £164 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mui Ne

Phan Thiet / Mui Ne

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice & Quite hi-end villa” We stayed on Namkah villa 2 weeks in July 2014. There 3 nice bed-rooms with WC, we liked very much home theater, BBQ area, pool, location(very quiet), washing machine(we cooked a lot), wi-fi, transfer from/to HoChiMinh city.  …see more

from £92 / night

£672 - £1696 / week

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from £92 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boracay / Manoc-Manoc

2 5 3 nights min

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

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from £129 / night

£862 / week

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from £129 / night

10

Guest house rental in Algeciras

Costa de la Luz / Algeciras

1 7 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly

from £25 / night

£143 - £505 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Average 

6

Holiday guest house in Opononi

Northland Region / Opononi

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £55 / night

£366 / week

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from £55 / night

25

Leiria District / Nazare

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £61 / night

£393 - £716 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Alcobaca

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £95 / night

£625 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Villa rental in Costa Adeje

Adeje / Costa Adeje

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £400 / night

£1800 - £2500 / week

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from £400 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Quorn holiday townhouse rental

Flinders Ranges / Quorn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £171 / night

£1196 / week

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from £171 / night

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Apartment accommodation in Benalmadena Costa with shared pool, golf nearby

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Costa

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £35 / night

£242 - £259 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Olhos de Agua

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£561 - £1121 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

12

Alburquerque holiday home rental

Province of Badajoz / Alburquerque

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £33 / night

£164 - £623 / week

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from £33 / night

(11) Very Good 

25

Apartment rental in Xemxija

Island of Malta / Xemxija

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A really special place with real character and real sea sound!” With love for detail, this place makes you feel home very quickly. My three favourite places in the appartment: (1) the funky orange kitchen where you could prepare a nice breakfast or di  …see more

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mount Irvine

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Almunecar with shared pool

Province of Granada / Almunecar

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“This apartment was comfortable and homely and an ideal location and I loved it .” The location was ideal with sun on the balcony all day . The apartment was well equipped , very comfortable beds and sofa . I have been coming to Almunecar for a while n  …see more

from £24 / night

£165 - £325 / week

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from £24 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“very nice apartment where we could stay an other time.” Nerja and apartment Susan is a very nice place to stay. They have every thing you wish for a comfortable holiday. We can recommend it to everyone  …see more

from £50 / night

£344 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Very Good 

18

Holiday b&b rental

Waikato Region / Matamata

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lush surroundings, lovely people, and a most comfortable bed!” My sister and I stayed for two nights at this lovely B&B. Brenda was gracious enough to accomodate a stay-date change at very short notice, and the homemade breakfast she provided was more  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Cerro Grande

Albufeira / Cerro Grande

4 10 7 nights min

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

from £100 / night

£700 - £2800 / week

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from £100 / night

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