There’s nothing quite like a villa holiday… Of course, staying in a hotel or holiday park is great too; but a villa promises a private retreat feel you simply just don’t get with other kinds of accommodation. With the whole place to yourself, personal amenities, spacious swimming pools, and a paradise setting; what more could you want for your next getaway? From the golden sands of Cyprus to the fun-filled city of Orlando… we’ve got a captivating selection of villa holidays you won’t be able to resist!
You don’t have to travel very far to find the perfect villa holiday, however we might be able to convince you with Bali’s coral reefs, white sandy shores, and forested volcanic mountains for the ideal villa setting.
Nestle close to the pretty sands of Batu Belig Beach in Batubelig, Seminyak. You’ll be able to find a wide range of properties featuring impressive swimming pools, private gardens, and spacious rooms that can sleep a number of guests. From here, you’ll be able to reach Petitenget Beach and Berawa Beach, as well as Petitenget Street packed with beach clubs, fine-dining restaurants, bars, and fashion boutiques.
Alternatively, Ubud is a serene spot for a villa getaway. Discover breathtaking hillside retreats with timeless landscape views; brilliant for those seeking ultimate privacy. Choose from a menu of tranquil villas, indulge in revitalising spa treatments, and sample mouth-watering Balinese cuisine, including Bebek betutu, which is duck stuffed with aromatic spices.
In roughly 5 hours you could be touching down in Turkey; one of the most scenic and delicious countries in the world.
Dalyan is a beautiful Turkish town; one that you won’t be forgetting in a hurry! Quiet, sought after areas are not difficult to find in Dalyan, which make the perfect romantic holiday for you and your loved one. Packed with character, the town has a laid-back ambience but is with brimming with tempting bars and eateries along its main street; perfect if you’d like to take a break from cooking and enjoy a low-key night out.
Picture-perfect beaches are in no shortage when you stay in Kalkan. The quaint fishing town centres itself on the main bay and is nestled by the dominating Taurus Mountains. Villa stays here are peaceful and private and there are plenty of tasty treats to indulge in. Why not try Turkish meatballs or the lamb delicacy Kuzu Tandir?
With year-round sunshine, tempting dishes, and stunning beaches, Lanzarote had to be in our round-up of villa holiday destinations.
When you choose a villa stay in Lanzarote you’ll wake up every morning to the defining volcanic landscape paired with glorious sunshine. Puerto del Carmen in particular is a dreamy choice; with its whitewashed villas, glorious beaches, and dive centres. Don’t forget to sample the famous Canarian potatoes and delicious stews that the island has to offer.
Playa Blanca is Lanzarote’s newest resort but a tranquil and popular one for many. There are many bars and restaurants around but the nightlife is not nearly as notorious as its neighbouring resorts, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise. If you enjoy a late-night disco these are two options that will guarantee a fantastic night on the town. Afterwards, you have the comfort of your private villa to return to – with no curfew!
Rhodes has a fantastic reputation for its beach accommodation and ancient ruins. If you’re searching for a peaceful villa vacation with a touch of history, then you better get packing because Rhodes is waiting for you.
The long-sand-and-pebble beach found in the village of Gennadi is one that you could only dream of stepping out onto for a villa break. Throughout the week the village stays relatively quiet but if you’re looking for a good time then the summer Sunday beach parties at the classy seafront bars are ideal. On the other hand, if like to keep things low-key why not take a seat in a local Greek taverna for some tasty meze or moussaka?
Of course, Lindos is another great pick and one that’s perfect if you wish to see the famous clifftop acropolis, featuring the monumental 4th-century gates and reliefs from around 280 B.C. There’s also the Temple of Athena Lindia and the 14th-century Castle of the Knights of St. John. This white-washed paradise really does make for a villa holiday fairy-tale.
Cyprus really makes you feel like you are living in paradise on Earth. Discover tidy beaches, historical monuments, and an irresistible collection of traditional dishes that will leave you wanting more.
Coral Bay packs all the essentials you could need for a summer getaway. Villas here boast the perfect base to explore the sheer beauty and many highlights Cyprus has on offer. With a wonderful, care-free setting, Coral Bay is home to white sands and craggy sea caves; every beach-lovers dream. If you’re a history lover check out Tomb of the Kings or if you prefer the party scene head to the main strip for cheery cocktail bars and inviting eateries.
Blissful villas are in no shortage in the coastal resort of Aphrodite Hills in Paphos, either. Flaunting a remarkable location that slopes south towards the glittery Mediterranean, you’ll be able to enjoy peace and quiet combined with state-of-the-art leisure facilities in most places.
Finally, if you’re willing to travel a little further afield Orlando is a tempting destination, home to over twelve theme parks. Enjoy the ultimate family holiday with so much to see and do and a comfortable villa to rest in when the day’s over.
As well as the adrenaline-filled theme parks, there’s actually plenty of activities in Orlando to help you feel relaxed on a villa holiday. Try a spot of fishing, practice your put on a golf course, or wander beautiful botanical gardens.
If you’re only there for the rides, then we’d recommend you check out the famous Walt Disney World, which comprises the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as exhilarating water parks. Universal Orlando is also a must, offering the unforgettable Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for super-fans.
Which destination will you be choosing for your villa holiday?