The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, and the weather is taking a turn for the worse, which means it’s time to add a little sunshine back into your life. And what better way to do that, than by planning your family holiday for 2015?! With winter looming, and our last warm, sunny days seeming more and more like a distant memory, there is no time like the present to start thinking about relaxing on the beach or by the side of your pool, soaking up the sun. To get you in the holiday mood, we’ve handpicked a few of our favourite family villas to help inspire you.
Portugal’s sunny Algarve makes for the perfect holiday destination for the whole family, with warm weather, pristine sandy beaches and plenty of sheltered coves for paddling in the sea. And on top of that, at Villa Amapola, you have a games room where you can take each other on with a game of pool or on the Nintendo Wii; or you can head outside for family fun in your own private pool!
From £458pp* a family of 4 can stay at Villa Amapola in the Algarve for 7 nights departing 25th July 2015.
As far as location goes, Villa Merion Executive Plus couldn’t be in a better spot! Located in the heart of the Highlands Reserve area of Kissimmee in Orlando, you’ll find yourself in the ideal location for visiting Disneyland and all of Florida’s other theme parks. After a long day of sightseeing and thrill seeking, head back to your villa where you can kick back by the pool, or continue the fun with a game of air hockey in the games room!
From £248pp*, a family of 5 can stay at Villa Merion Executive Plus in Orlando for 7 nights, departing 4th April 2015.
The Algarve in Portugal holds enduring appeal for families, especially when you have resorts such as the Santo Antonio Resort to stay in. This is where Villa Casa Soleil is located. As well as the fun activities offered in the resort, such as golf and a relaxing spa, there’s also a kids’ club for the little ones. You’ll also have your own private pool to retreat to at the end of the day. And whilst you’re back at the villa, why not enjoy a family dinner al fresco, cooked on your very own built in barbecue!
From £334pp*, a family of 5 can stay at Villa Casa Soleil for 7 nights, departing 1st August 2015.
If you’re looking to spend some real quality time with your family and loved ones, there’s nowhere better to unwind together than on one of Greece’s most beautiful islands, Corfu. Villa Maria is surrounded by olive groves, in a stunning, tranquil setting, and provides everything you’ll need to relax in peace. The kids can keep themselves busy with the Playstation 3, or why not play some games together as a family in the pool, which is shallow enough even for the little ones to enjoy.
From £580pp*, a family of 6 can stay at Villa Maria in Corfu for 7 nights, departing 3rd August 2015.
If you and your kids love nothing better than exploring the great outdoors together, Villa Flores, in Spain’s beautiful Andalucia region, is the family holiday destination for you. Located in the heart of the stunning Cantarrijan National Park, make the most of the scenic landscape with long nature-spotting walks, or invigorating bike rides. Back at your villa, enjoy a little healthy competition over a game of table tennis, or enjoy a delicious meal together on the patio next to your private pool – bliss.
From £224pp*, a family of 5 can stay at Villa Flores for 7 nights, departing 29th August 2015.
These five beautiful villas are just a taste of the amazing family holidays we have on offer. For more holiday inspiration, head to our family holidays page.
*Please note: prices are based on occupancy stated for 7 nights villa only. Departures are subject to availability and change. Prices are correct at time of publishing and subject to change.