Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

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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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Formentera / Sant Ferran de ses Roques

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £166 / night

£1157 / week

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from £166 / night

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State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £77 / night

£538 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro

3 12 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £144 / night

£800 - £1304 / week

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from £144 / night

(4) Excellent 

54

Riviere du Rempart District / Grand Gaube

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £66 / night

£457 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Torrevieja Area

Torrevieja Area / Playa Flamenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” Having just returned from a 10 day holiday in this house, all I can say is - it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for myself, my son & his family. Upstairs, the outside balcony was huge. Everything you could think of was provided -  …see more

from £22 / night

£174 - £392 / week

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from £22 / night

(7) Excellent 

12

Villa accommodation in Tangalle with swimming pool

Southern Province / Tangalle

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £240 / night

£2400 / week

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from £240 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sannat

Island of Gozo / Sannat

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“One of our best holidays EVER in Ta Berta!” When we arrived quite late to Malta, we hadn't appreciated that it was Victory Day and therefore a public holiday, however that did not prevent the wonderful hosts of Ta Berta, Sam and Michelle, from warmly  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £910 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in El Toro

Calvia / El Toro

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Smashing Villa” From start to finish booking this villa with Antonia was simple, easy and hassle free the whole process couldn't have gone easier, there was 9 adults, a 12yr old and a baby, faciltitys in the villa was everything you could of asked for  …see more

from £183 / night

£1279 - £2305 / week

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from £183 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Lisbon holiday apartment rental

Lisbon / Linha de Cascais

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“The view is beautiful and the flat is comfortable” The flat is comfortable with everything you need provided. There is a large terrace with a fantastic view of rooftops and the sea. It is perfectly located, close to the station with very easy access  …see more

from £31 / night

£214 - £335 / week

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from £31 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Corralejo

La Oliva / Corralejo

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb villa with excellent facilities and great views” A group of 12 of us ranging from 4-80 stayed here for 2 weeks. What a villa! It is equipped with everything you could ever need and the BBQ was used a couple of times. The pool was lovely and was  …see more

from £187 / night

£1174 - £1435 / week

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from £187 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Koggala holiday villa rental

Galle / Koggala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful property with the most delightful hosts.” The view from Lakeview Villa will literally take your breath away. The house is stunning - beautifully designed with enormous rooms and terraces. The swimming pool is a great size and  …see more

from £220 / night

£1400 - £2250 / week

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from £220 / night

(6) Very Good 

12

Costa Esuri holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Costa Esuri

2 4 5 nights min

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

from £35 / night

£244 - £457 / week

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from £35 / night

(14) Excellent 

20

Villa rental in Bangrak with swimming pool

Ko Samui / Bangrak

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £183 / night

£1187 - £1470 / week

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from £183 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£518 - £1600 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pieta

Island of Malta / Pieta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £38 / night

£262 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Gili Islands / Gili Trawangan

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£166 - £208 / week

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from £27 / night

(9) Excellent 

10

Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / La Saline les Bains

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £109 / night

£774 / week

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from £109 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Nerja / Aljamar

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful stay in Apartment 28D near Burriana Beach” Apartment 28D had everything required for the family to enjoy the beautiful town of Nerja. Ideally located to the beach and a stone's throw away from the supermarket. From the moment we made our bo  …see more

from £31 / night

£174 - £548 / week

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from £31 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Pitiwella holiday villa rental

Galle / Pitiwella

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !” Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise ! Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back. It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our stay. A  …see more

from £183 / night

£1279 / week

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from £183 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Studio rental in Benalmadena Costa with shared pool

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Costa

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect studio apartment” Lovely apartment in a great location. The large balcony with a view over Belemadena was fantastic. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. The apartment is equipped with everything you would need for a holiday. The area h  …see more

from £30 / night

£170 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Excellent 

80

Lisbon District / Torres Vedras

2 6 2 nights min

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

from £87 / night

£435 - £609 / week

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from £87 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Malaga

Malaga / Malaga Historical Centre

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

11

Agadir / Agadir Town

2 1 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 1
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£214 - £305 / week

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from £27 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Foz do Arelho

Leiria District / Foz do Arelho

2 5 5 nights min

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

from £32 / night

£232 - £457 / week

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from £32 / night

(4) Very Good 

20

La Mata holiday apartment rental

La Mata / Los Leandros

2 6 1 night min

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

from £14 / night

£87 - £218 / week

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from £14 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Tamarindo holiday home rental

Province of Guanacaste / Tamarindo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £188 / night

£1280 - £1520 / week

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from £188 / night

21

Arrondissement of Saint-Denis / Saint-Denis

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Playa d'en Bossa

Ibiza / Playa d'en Bossa

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £400 / night

£2700 - £6785 / week

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from £400 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment in Calafell

Costa Dorada / Calafell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment with unrivalled sea views” Stayed in this apartment for 10 days with my wife and from the moment we met Manager Mike on arrival to the day we left we loved every single minute of our stay. We were met at the airport by Mike who gave u  …see more

from £74 / night

£479 - £957 / week

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from £74 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ibiza / Cala Tarida

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£218 - £509 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Playa d'en Bossa holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Playa d'en Bossa

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent value for money” This accommodation was perfect for our group. There were a couple of maintenance issues but these didn't hinder our experience. Spacious and light, this villa was perfect for our pre wedding celebrations!  …see more

from £100 / night

£2600 - £6785 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Seminyak

Seminyak / Dhyana Pura

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“We enjoyed every moment of our stay in the cozy villa ShaTo” We stayed here between 27th June to the 2nd July 2012. Our group was 3 adults and 4 adolescents. We enjoyed every moment of our stay in the cozy villa ShaTo. Great location, modern and ve  …see more

from £183 / night

£1218 - £1866 / week

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from £183 / night

(38) Excellent 

21

Holiday chalet in Panjim

Goa / Panjim

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic old world house, great host” If you're looking for a quiet, waterside stay in Goa, I can't think of a better house than this. Polished wood and glass abound in this wonderfully quaint house, but the furnishings (Rooms, Kitchen, bathrooms) ar  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park / Cortes de la Frontera

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A wonderful relaxing place to stay with wonderful convivial owners” This is a wonderful base to explore the mountains and hill towns of Andalucia. The accomodation was extremely comfortable, especially the beds, and my 11 year old son enjoyed the exp  …see more

from £44 / night

£290 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Central Albufeira holiday apartment rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £54 / night

£287 - £918 / week

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from £54 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Mahe Island / Anse Royale

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £166 / night

£1157 / week

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from £166 / night

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Villa rental in San Miguel Duenas

Sacatepequez Department / San Miguel Duenas

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £320 / night

£2240 / week

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from £320 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

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Los Cristianos holiday private room accommodation

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£153 / week

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from £22 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Nai Harn holiday villa accommodation

Rawai / Nai Harn

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“The most beautifully appointed villas in a magical setting” We had the most amaxing Christmas and New Year with our children and grandchildren although half the party got caught up in the snow in UkKand didn't make it! The villas are beautiffuly appo  …see more

from £145 / night

£860 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

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