Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (16281)

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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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Faro District / Carvoeiro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday” This was our second stay at this excellent apartment, we will look to return again. Apartment in very good condition, pool close and Sun beds always available. We did have a couple of issues this time but these were sorted quickly by  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Portimao / Alvor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£392 / week

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from £31 / night

(16) Excellent 

31

Holiday apartment in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary
“Super stay in the apartment” Warm, welcoming, flexible guidance from Pilar and Ricardo for all the stay - before, during and after our stay. The apartment is situated so well in the heart of the city, so easy to get everywhere from there. All is near  …see more

from £40 / night

£274 - £427 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Playa de las Americas / Tenerife Royal Gardens

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £48 / night

£335 - £542 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

51

Javea holiday villa rental

Javea / La Lluca

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“For those Expect and Respect the best” My wife and I have just returned from a six-week holiday in this newly refurbished villa. I begin my review by saying that I do not normally write reviews, except in the case of either good/bad experiences….this  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £2674 / week

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from £148 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Lake Tuzla holiday apartment rental

Bodrum / Lake Tuzla

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Holiday of a Lifetime” My wife and i spent a wonderful two weeks in August 2012 and are looking forward to another two weeks in August 2013. The apartment is spotlessly clean and very spacious with a lovely en-suite in the main bedroom. There's  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £300 / week

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from £29 / night

(8) Excellent 

14

Cuevas del Almanzora holiday townhouse rental

Cuevas del Almanzora / Desert Springs

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous resort, fabulous golf course, fabulous location on the resort” Lovely two bedroomed town house in a perfect quiet location overlooking an infinity pool looking over the driving range. Perfect location on the resort, very close to all the pra  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A relaxing, peaceful holiday!” We had a lovely relaxing holiday, the pool was great for cooling down and Jerry and Helen made us feel very welcome. The Casita has views of Vejer and is located just off a main road which will lead you to all the local  …see more

from £57 / night

£420 / week

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from £57 / night

23

Port Fairy holiday home rental

Victoria / Port Fairy

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £119 / night

£827 / week

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from £119 / night

(12) Very Good 

23

Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£695 - £2495 / week

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from £99 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Villamartin

Villamartin / Villamartin Plaza

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Perfect in the right place” Location was in very good spot, a little bit to far from beach, but not a problem. Houses and amenities in the area very good. Really enjoyed this for a holiday Apartment was spot on in prime location, Casey who met us  …see more

from £25 / night

£145 - £272 / week

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from £25 / night

(6) Excellent 

29

Holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a brilliant stay in this Reserve De Marbella apartment!” The experience of organising renting this apartment with the owner, Bali, was a pleasure from start to finish. The apartment had great facilities, and was on a wonderful complex, in a goo  …see more

from £125 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Roldan

Murcia / Roldan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great location also clean and comfortable.” I would highly recommend this apartment it was clean and comfortable everything you need with great views of the pool.I will be returning again in the near future.  …see more

from £27 / night

£174 - £296 / week

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from £27 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Sucina

Murcia / Sucina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £30 / night

£195 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night

(10) Average 

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Holiday studio with shared pool, golf nearby in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Parque Santiago 2

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great value for money” Apartment is very clean and equipped with everything you need while on holiday such as WiFi, hair dryer, washing machine,& iron. Apartment is situated in a great location with plenty restaurants and bars around with Los Angeles  …see more

from £44 / night

£261 - £348 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

12

Costa del Sol / Casares

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £51 / night

£253 - £522 / week

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from £51 / night

(19) Excellent 

30

Vale do Lobo holiday villa rental

Faro District / Vale do Lobo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa and pool in a fantastic setting. Stunning.” We were so looking forward to this holiday, it was the first time we had rented a villa and it turned out to be truly fantastic. A wonderful experience right from the moment we booked. The ow  …see more

from £174 / night

£1087 - £3087 / week

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from £174 / night

(12) Excellent 

40

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Palm-Mar

Tenerife / Palm-Mar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well presented with quality” There is no skimping on quality in this spacious apartment from the power shower to the branded hairdryer, to the extremely comfortable king sized double bed with access to large patio. Lots of bedding and even pool towels  …see more

from £40 / night

£348 - £392 / week

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from £40 / 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) Very Good 

24

Holiday home letting

Shire of Harvey / Binningup

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£671 / week

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from £112 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural. Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast. Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break. Only significant negative comments are that  …see more

from £65 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Albufeira

Faro District / Albufeira

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” We have just come back from a great stay at Villa Jardins Branqueira. The villa owner was fantastic, he helped us with directions when we got lost on arrival (it was very late to), and was always so quick to reply to any emails sent. The villa w  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1382 / week

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from £68 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment accommodation

Estepona / El Campanario

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Highly Enjoyable Stay” The apartment was very clean and well equipped, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space for the five adults in our group. The pool areas are beautiful but would be even better if there were some parasols to provide a little shad  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Bellingen holiday cottage rental

New South Wales / Bellingen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £69 / night

£466 / week

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from £69 / night

(24) Excellent 

31

Holiday villa with golf nearby in La Playa de Tauro

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa and Oasis of peace and tranquility” Villa Unique is exactly as described. The villa and pool are both excellent. The villa is beautifully fitted and extremely clean. The pool is wonderfully warm. The gardens are well tended and lov  …see more

from £172 / night

£1199 / week

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from £172 / night

(4) Very Good 

11

Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Los Olivos, Mijas Golf

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool

from £36 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £36 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Vilamoura with swimming pool, golf nearby

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 8 7 nights min

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

from £72 / night

£500 - £1700 / week

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from £72 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous swim out apartment” We loved this apartment its close to the beach and the pool is right off the patio. Its well layed out with both couples having their own bathrooms, a well equiped kitchen with large fridge. great outdoor area with loung  …see more

from £184 / night

£1283 - £2827 / week

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from £184 / night

(37) Very Good 

19

Villa rental in Vilamoura with golf nearby

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Marina

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4000 / week

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from £215 / night

(17) Very Good 

45

Playa de las Americas holiday apartment accommodation

Playa de las Americas / Tenerife Royal Gardens

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home away from home” We stayed at the apartment for a week for our winter sun holiday. Most importantly It was a perfect apartment for my 18 month old son. He slept so well in the 2nd bedroom and loved running around and exploring in the yard at the b  …see more

from £63 / night

£435 - £1027 / week

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from £63 / night

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Villa rental in Campo de Baixo with golf nearby

Porto Santo Island / Campo de Baixo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£305 - £974 / week

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from £44 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Prospect, Tobago

Tobago / Prospect, Tobago

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fabulous relaxing holiday in a spectacular part of the world.” Villa in fabulous elevated private location, with fantastic views out over the Atlantic Coast line during the day time, and constantly changing night time views of the low lands. The vi  …see more

from £220 / night

£1400 / week

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from £220 / night

20

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vale do Lobo

Vale do Lobo / Quinta Jacintina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £196 / night

£1087 - £2392 / week

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from £196 / night

(12) Very Good 

20

Cottage rental in Old Town Esplanade with golf nearby

Albufeira / Old Town Esplanade

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary

from £30 / night

£210 - £560 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location , fabulous view” Great apartment spotlessly clean, air conditioning and free wifi , lovely view of the beach and excellent location within walking distance of main are, shops bars and restaurants  …see more

from £106 / night

£740 - £1305 / week

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from £106 / night

(29) Excellent 

46

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £105 / night

£767 - £1172 / week

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from £105 / 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  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £415 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Collaroy Beach holiday apartment rental

Warringah / Collaroy Beach

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Car not necessary

from £93 / night

£528 - £808 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Canyamel with shared pool, golf nearby

Majorca / Canyamel

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £33 / night

£226 / week

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from £33 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Puerto Banus Centre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous apartment in a lovely complex, walking distance of Banus” I searched for ages to find an apartment that would be suitable for myself, husband, son, daughter in law and grandson. Hit the jackpot with this one. Three double bedrooms 2 of them e  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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from £150 / night

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