Young couple enjoying lunch by their private swimming pool. Both are dangling their legs into the water. The sparkling sea and rugged mountains sit in the background.

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Ask the Experts: Villas for Couples


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Looking for a romantic retreat and not quite sure where to begin? Our very own Head of Overseas Product and Contracting, Robert Tipler, to the rescue! Whether you’re craving candlelit dinners, beachfront balconies on balmy evenings or sun-kissed strolls on soft white sands – here’s his top picks for couples on the hunt for a slice of holiday heaven…

Black and white portrait image of Robert Tipler, Head of Overseas Product and Contracting

Villa Driftwood – St. Thomas, Kefalonia

Villa Driftwood is the perfect getaway for nature lovers! Crystal clear waters and a soft sandy beach are just a short stroll away. An ideal setting for enjoying uninterrupted, quality time together – all while admiring the gorgeous Greek countryside and unwinding in your private pool.”

Villa Margherita – Scopello, Sicily

“Overlooking the bay of Scopello, Villa Margherita wrote the rule book on romantic settings. Soak up the jaw-dropping views and glistening lights that sparkle along the shoreline, all from the comfort of your terrace and pergola.”

A private pool lit up with lanterns in the evening. Surrounded by rural countryside and looking out to sea.

Villa Kazun – Fažana, Istria

“Tucked away in a secluded countryside spot, Villa Kazun matches leisure and pleasure perfectly. Close enough to major attractions like Pula and the Brijuni Islands, there’s plenty of adventure to be had. Oozing with character, the rounded shape makes this villa a showstopping one-of-a-kind stay for couples looking for something a little different.”

Did you know? The Brijuni Islands boast two main pine-carpeted beauties and 12 little additional islets. The largest island can be visited via the National Park office in Fažana.

Emerald Suites – Agios Nikolaos, Zakynthos

“You can’t get much better than this unique and modern creation. Nestled in peaceful countryside and perched perfectly to enjoy panoramic sea views. The Emerald Suites are a blissful backdrop to a heavenly couples holiday – not to mention Agios Nikolaos is the gateway to iconic bucket list places like Shipwreck Bay!”

Villa Ira – Gennadi, Rhodes

“What could be better than the sound of the sea lapping against the shore? Set on Gennadi and Lahania beaches – this is the answer to all of your beach holiday prayers! And to top it all off, Villa Ira is just a thirty minute drive to the pretty village of Lindos – a must-see for any history buffs.”

… for the life of luxury

Beach Escape – Sivota, Epirus

“Say ‘I do’ to this dreamy honeymoon destination. Ideally situated for seaside strolls and tan top-ups, golden sands are literally on your doorstep – clue’s in the name with this one! Breathtaking views of the shimmering Mediterranean Sea can be enjoyed while floating in the luxurious infinity pool. Traditional tavernas, historic harbours, hidden coves and so much more are all just a stone’s throw away from this Beach Escape.”

Find your perfect couples’ villa across our 50 destinations and treat yourselves to some quality time away together.

Emma Mackey

Emma Mackey is a Content Executive at James Villa Holidays.

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