Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (229654)

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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Villa rental in Ribeira Grande with swimming pool

Santo Antao / Ribeira Grande

2 8 3 nights min

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

from £49 / night

£300 / week

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from £49 / night

22

Holiday villa with shared pool in Villalonga

Province of Valencia / Villalonga

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£604 - £1294 / week

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from £87 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Almancil

Almancil / Fonte Algarve

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family” 7 of us stayed in Villa Magnolia with 4 children ranging from baby to teenager. The house was finished to a high specification, was spacious and well maintained. There was ample room for everyone and lots of di  …see more

from £190 / night

£1130 - £3095 / week

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from £190 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Marbella holiday villa rental

Marbella / Marbella

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous views” Had a great week at this villa. The views were outstanding - really stunning. The villa was clean, spacious and airy, and the although the pool was small, the area was clean and well kept. Jane was a great hostess and came out to help  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 / week

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from £279 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Montana Blanca

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“quiet but well suited” fully equipped villa, clean with fresh linen and towels, very quiet area quiet pool near always empty , bit of a walk to shops or town but a walk down and taxi back (4euros) was our way of travel, overall good relaxing br  …see more

from £35 / night

£249 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Picassent

Province of Valencia / Picassent

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £225 / night

£302 - £2544 / week

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from £225 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Bondi

Greater Sydney / Bondi

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£671 - £946 / week

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from £122 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Nice clean complex” This is a family friendly safe complex. Spacious units. Good swimming pools.Clean areas Gardens beautifully maintained. A little far out from town but walkable. Needs air conditioning.Lovely holiday.  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £985 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Banus with swimming pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay at Puerto banus” We had a great week at the villa, it's very well oppointed,spacious and clean. The pool was big enough for a cool off and the sun terraces had plenty of room and seating for 10. The location was perfect! 7 minute walk to  …see more

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3500 / week

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from £300 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £207 / night

£1449 / week

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from £207 / night

(3) Excellent 

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San Pedro de Alcantara holiday villa rental

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Villa within walking distance to Puerto Banus - perfect for families or groups of friends” I would highly recommend this villa to both groups of friends or families. The villa itself is excellent with a great pool and garden area. The villa  …see more

from £247 / night

£1725 - £2328 / week

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from £247 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Costa de Antigua with shared pool

Fuerteventura / Costa de Antigua

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay in, would love to visit again” We had great time on Fuerteventura island, staying in this house. It is big enough for 4 people and includes everything needed for normal everyday life. Everything is very comfy and well-designed. Da  …see more

from £48 / night

£332 - £363 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Benissa

Costa Blanca / Benissa

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£194 - £518 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment rental

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very Nice appartment” Nice appartment. Exactly as it looks on the picture. The best location you can get. Maybe not for families with small children because of the pool (deep). Really Nice and peaceful place  …see more

from £75 / night

£519 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oria

Oria / Sierra de Estancias

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, truly tranquil, great hosts , well worth a visit!” I have visited Casa Barranco on a number of occasions because my partner and I enjoy the tranquility of the location, it is peaceful and has beautiful surroundings. Casa Barranco  …see more

from £21 / night

£150 - £275 / week

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from £21 / night

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Holiday villa in Alcaldi

Benissa / Alcaldi

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £98 / night

£682 - £2233 / week

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from £98 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa with helpful owner and property manager.” We booked Casa Maurice for our silver wedding anniversary in which we invited our family to stay with us. The youngest child was 10 years old and the oldest adults were pensioners.Despite the v  …see more

from £178 / night

£1250 - £2850 / week

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from £178 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Catral

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool

from £36 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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from £36 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Costa Blanca / Javea

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£518 - £1035 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Olerdola

Province of Barcelona / Olerdola

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool

from £194 / night

£1682 / week

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from £194 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Port of Soller

Soller / Port of Soller

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Peaceful retreat in itself and a great base for local exploration” Great apartment, clean and well-equipped. View from balcony is stunning overlooking the marina. View from the bedroom out towards the sea and the sunset was idyllic. Puerto de Soller  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £640 / week

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from £70 / night

24

Moraira holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Moraira

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £92 / night

£640 - £2282 / week

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from £92 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Imsouane holiday apartment rental

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Imsouane

1 4 1 night min

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

from £31 / night

£173 / week

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from £31 / night

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Apartment rental in Exmouth with golf nearby

Western Australia / Exmouth

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £86 / night

£513 - £622 / week

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from £86 / night

(11) Excellent 

17

Strand holiday cottage rental

Strand / Strand North

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Private garden
“The cottage was well equipped, close to the beach and other amenities, comfortable and the hosts, gratious and friendly.” The cottage was well equipped, very comfortable and close to the beach and other amenities. The hosts were friendly and helpful.  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Paceville

Saint Julian's / Paceville

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £69 / night

£863 / week

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from £69 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic location” We stayed at la Ricon the apartment was clean ab No tidy, very spacious and was inside a secure gated community over looking the swimming pool it was very pretty and quiet. It was within walking distance to some lovely bars and r  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 - £265 / week

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from £27 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Mirleft

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £104 / night

£725 - £966 / week

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from £104 / night

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State of Sao Paulo / Praia Grande

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Pierre

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £337 / week

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from £36 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Holiday home rental

Phang Nga Province / Khao Lak

2 4 5 nights min

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

from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

(41) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment rental

Saint Julian's / Spinola Bay

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect, already booked for a return visit!” This apartment is very spacious and in a wonderful location overlooking Spinola Bay. Albert is a perfect host being extremely courteous and helpful. The best recommendation was can make is that we've alr  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Sec

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Townhouse letting in Iznalloz with shared pool

Province of Granada / Iznalloz

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely mountain retreat with all the facilities.” The house has wonderful facilities with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The rooftop terrace is especially nice with mountain views. Iznalloz is an unspoilt small Spanish town with fe  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £274 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wondrous” A WONDERFUL Casa to stay in, in a perfect location. Five minutes walk into the village so as close to everything you'd need as well as quiet enough to drink in the fabulous views offered to the sea. The house was the most well equipped ho  …see more

from £81 / night

£561 - £1035 / week

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from £81 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Greater Perth / Wanneroo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£305 - £577 / week

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from £49 / night

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

4 12 4 nights min

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

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Diaz Beach

Mossel Bay / Diaz Beach

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Avenida de las Playas

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A little gem.” My wife and I spent 8 days in this apartment and feel that we could not have found anywhere better. It is in a quiet and secluded position in a small development which is well maintained. Having said this its location is ideal and you a  …see more

from £33 / night

£230 - £300 / week

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from £33 / night

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