Spain

Spain

Known as the land of the siesta, lazy days, a laid-back vibe and living your best life, Spain continues to be one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. From San Sebastian and Galicia in the north, to Malaga and the Costa del Sol in the south, (as well as the Canary and Balearic Islands), Spain offers travellers the best in sunny weather, unspoiled beaches, azure waters, delicious tapas and highly detailed architecture. Expect a smorgasbord of quaint fishing villages, bustling resorts, vibrant nightlife and an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage sites and historical ruins. Spain is a country that will inspire and delight, time and again.  

Things to do in Fuerteventura

Here are a few amazing things to do in Fuerteventura while on your next villa holiday. Explore epic sand dunes and relax on vast beaches ...

Things to do in Tenerife

Here's a guide to the best things to do in Tenerife. From stunning beaches and epic volcanos to buzzing resorts to sleepy hillside villages ...

Things to do in Lanzarote

Here's our guide to the best things to do in Lanzarote, from lush vineyards to secluded beaches, and majestic cave systems to day trips. ...

Things to do in Majorca

From exploring the historic capital of Palma to sipping on cocktails while relaxing at a beach club, here are some of the most fun things to do in Majorca ...

Things to do in Menorca

From the attractions of Ciutadella to beaches and waterparks, Menorca has something for all the family. Here's some of the best things to do in Menorca ...

The Best Time to Visit Spain

Thinking about when is the best time to visit Spain? Our guide to weather and things to do will make it easier to plan your holiday ...

Food Guide: Spain

Spanish food contains all the character and flavour of this vibrant country. From delicious tapas to seafood-laden paella, here's our guide to some of the best food in Spain! ...

Best Places to Visit in Spain

): Looking to relax on holiday in the glorious Spanish sunshine? Here are the some of the best places to visit in Spain and things to do while on your travels ...

Best Beaches in Spain

Dreaming of lazing on one of the best beaches in Spain? Here's our guide to the country's most beautiful shores on its mainland and islands ...

3 reasons to book a holiday villa in the Canary Islands this year

The Canary Islands draw millions of visitors each year, and it’s not hard to see why. Here are 3 clear reasons to book a holiday to this Spanish archipelago. ...

Wondering where to go in the Balearic Islands in 2021?

Wondering where to go on holiday in the Balearics in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of Majorca & Menorca's very best villas and resorts. ...

Wondering where to go in Spain in 2021?

Wondering where to go on holiday in Spain in 2021? Let us inspire you with these tempting villas and resorts handpicked by our expert team. ...

Best Places to Visit in Italy

Here's our guide to some of the best places to visit in Italy for couples and families looking for a relaxing villa holiday in the sunshine ...

The Best Time to Visit Crete

Thinking about when is the best time to visit Crete? Here's our season by season guide to holiday weather, calendar events and monthly temperatures ...

Things to do in Crete

Here's our guide to the best things to do in Crete, from inspiring historical attractions like the Malia Ruins to sun-drenched beaches ...

Things to do in Zante

There are many things to do in Zante while on holiday, like visiting water parks, lazing on iconic beaches and spotting loggerhead turtles ...

Things to do in Rhodes

Here are some of the most amazing things to do in Rhodes, Greece while on holiday. From high-end beach clubs, to ancient cities and hiking trails. ...

Swap your home office for a villa with a view

Here's our guide to this summer's new trend – WFV (working from villa), and the benefits of working from your luxury villa while on holiday ...

The Best Time To Visit Portugal

Planning your next holiday and wondering when is the best time to visit Portugal? Here's our month-by-month guide to weather and attractions ...

Best Beaches in the French Riviera

Are you dreaming of enjoying a sun-soaked getaway on one of the best beaches in the French Riviera? Here's our guide to where to book that sun lounger ...

The best time to visit Kefalonia?

Wondering when is the best time to visit Kefalonia on a villa holiday? Here's our guide to temperatures and things to do on the island. ...

Best Beaches in Zante

Dreaming of a holiday in the Greek sunshine? Here's our guide to the best beaches in Zante for relaxing and soaking up those rays! ...

Best Beaches in Rhodes

Dreaming of a sun-drenched holiday to Greece? Here's our guide to the best beaches in Rhodes for sunbathing, swimming and water sports ...

The Best Time to Visit Italy

Thinking about when is the best time to visit Italy? Check out our guide to local events, weather and things to do ...

Food Guide: Italy

Wondering where you can try some of the best food in Italy while on holiday? From pizza to arancini, here's our guide to the most famous Italian food ...

Best Time to Visit French Riviera

Wondering when is the best time to visit the French Riviera? Month by month, here's our guide on things to do and weather for this popular holiday hotspot ...

Best Beaches in Puglia

Heading to Italy for a villa holiday in the sunshine? Here's our round-up of the best beaches in Puglia for sunseekers, water babies and sports lovers ...

Best Beaches in Kefalonia

Here's our round-up of some of the best beaches in Kefalonia, Greece – where you'll find some of the Mediterranean's most stunning sandy shores ...

The Best Time to Visit Corfu

Wondering when is the best time of the year to visit Corfu? We've got you covered with our guide to monthly temperatures and local events ...

Where to go on holiday over February half term 2022

Wondering where to go for holidays in February 2022? Why not spend the half term in style with your family in a luxurious villa? ...

Where to visit in Croatia

From the Dalmatian Coast to the historical city of Pula, here's the ultimate guide to Croatia's best resorts, things to do and places to explore. ...

Things to do in Lagos

Here's our guide to some of the best things to do in Lagos, including must-visit beaches, historical fortresses and enjoying a coastal catamaran trip ...

Things to do in Paphos

From stunning mountain ranges and historical ruins to water and wildlife parks, here are some of the best things to do while holidaying in Paphos, Cyprus. ...

Best Beaches in Cyprus

Planning your next summer holiday to Cyprus? Here's our round-up of the best beaches in Cyprus for swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and water sports. ...

Things to do in Cyprus

From the stunning beaches of Nissi and Fig Tree Bay to historical ruins, there are plenty of things to do in Cyprus to keep the whole family occupied ...

Things to do in Albufeira

Discover the best things to do in Albufeira for couples and the whole family while enjoying your quality villa holiday ...

Things to do in the Algarve

Wondering what are the best things to do in the Algarve on your next holiday? From beaches to day trips, our expert guide has got you covered! ...

Food Guide: Portugal

From Caldo Verde soup in winter to Bacalhau a bras with asparagus and olives in the summer – here's our round-up of the best Portuguese traditional food. ...

Best places to visit in Portugal

With its intriguing history, fascinating culture, delicious food and stunning coastline, here are some of the best places to visit in Portugal. ...

Best beaches in Portugal

Wondering where to sunbathe or enjoy a good snorkelling session on your holiday to Portugal? Here is our guide to the best sandy shores with azure waters. ...

Where to go in Portugal in 2021

If you're wondering where to go in Portugal in 2021, we've compiled the ultimate guide to the best resorts and things to do on your trip. ...

Best Places to Visit in Kefalonia

We've rounded up the some of the best places to visit in Kefalonia, Greece for both families and couples looking to relax on holiday in the sunshine. ...

Best Places to Visit in Crete

Discover the best places to visit in Crete for couples and families with our guide to must-see attractions and points of interest. ...

Best Beaches in Crete

Heading to Greece's largest island? Here's our guide to the best beaches in Crete for sunbathing, swimming, water sports and romantic sunsets. ...

Food Guide: Greek Islands

With dishes like pastitsada, taramasalata and Tzatziki on the menu, Greek island food is a pleasure when on holiday. Here's where you can sample it! ...

Where’s hot in December?

Wondering where's hot in December for a pre-Christmas holiday? Soak up the sunshine and enjoy the glorious temperatures of Tenerife and Fuerteventura. ...

Where’s hot in November?

Thinking of escaping the UK for some winter sun? Wondering where's hot in November? Bask in sunshine on the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. ...

Where’s hot in October?

Considering an autumn holiday and wondering where's hot in October? Relish the balmy temperatures of Croatia and Sicily. ...

Where’s hot in September?

Thinking of where's hot in September for a late summer holiday? Enjoy sizzling temperatures in the French Riviera and Puglia ...

Where’s hot in August?

Thinking about where's hot in August for your next family holiday? Sun worshippers will love the sizzling climates of the Algarve and Crete. ...

Where’s hot in July?

Wondering where is hot in July for your next summer getaway? Soak up sizzling sunshine in glorious Menorca and Rhodes. ...

Where’s hot in June?

Want to know where's hot in June for your next villa holiday? Enjoy warm and sunny days with temperatures of 27ºc in Kefalonia and Majorca. ...

Where’s hot in May?

Thinking about where's hot in May so that you can book your next getaway? Soak up warm spring sunshine in Corfu and on Spain's Costa Blanca. ...

Where’s hot in April?

Wondering where's hot in April for your next holiday? Soak up the warm climes, lush vegetation and relaxed pace of Cyprus and Lanzarote. ...

Where’s hot in March?

Want to start planning your next holiday and wondering where is hot in March? Here's a couple of warm and sunny destinations to try. ...

Where’s hot in February?

Thinking about where's hot in February for your next villa holiday? Tenerife and Lanzarote are our sunny destinations to visit on a winter sun trip ...

Where’s hot in January?

Where’s hot in January? Discover winter sun this January in the Canary Islands, which enjoy warm to hot temperatures year-round ...

Best Places to Visit in Corfu

Need some inspiration for your next Corfu villa holiday? Here's our guide to the best attractions and places to visit in Corfu. ...

Where to visit in Italy in 2021

Wondering where to go on holiday in Italy in 2021? See our guide to the most stunning and beautiful places to tick off your list on your family holiday. ...

Discover the best beaches in Corfu

Greece’s emerald isle boasts a fantastic and varied coastline. But what are the best beaches in Corfu? Here are just a few contenders. ...

5 unmissable things you absolutely must do in Cyprus

Wondering what to do on holiday in Cyprus in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of activities. ...

Wondering where to go in Greece in 2021?

Wondering where to go on holiday in Greece in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of the very best villas and resorts in the Greek Islands. ...

8 winning reasons to book a villa for your next holiday

When you’re choosing where to stay for your next holiday, you might think a hotel or cruise ship are your only options. But what about booking a private villa instead? Here are 8 reasons why a villa is the best accommodation choice you can make. ...

Discover the Val di Noto

Cruising through Sicily’s stunning and lesser known south east corner, you might start to feel a little conflicted. On one hand, you may want to tell all your friends to stop what they’re doing and come immediately! However, the desire to keep this ...

What are the advantages of holiday villa rentals for groups of friends?

Has the winter series of Love Island got you glued to the TV watching them get up to their cheeky antics in the sun? If the show’s got you dreaming of a villa holiday with your group of friends, then now is the perfect time to start planning one! ...

Looking for stunning scenery, fascinating history and lip-licking cuisine? Look no more!

Corfu Greece’s “Emerald Isle”, ever-popular Corfu is blessed with lush green countryside, rugged mountains and idyllic views over the sparkling Ionian Sea. The North boasts endless golden beaches, and you’ll find unspoilt secluded coves all along ...

6 reasons your next villa holiday should be in Lanzarote

6 reasons your next villa holiday should be in Lanzarote   Still not sorted this year’s summer getaway? Why not consider the fourth largest of the Canary Islands? With over 3 million tourists flocking to its shores each year, Lanzarote has ...

Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca?

Being a returning visitor to Lanzarote I should admit I had some expectations. I’m happy to confirm that I was not disappointed. Playa Blanca with its picturesque coastal walks, sea front location and variety of coffee shop, restaurants and bars ...

We LOVE ISLAND Life in Majorca

Are you glued to your TV watching the Love Island celebs get up to their cheeky antics in the Majorcan sun? If the show’s got you dreaming of a villa holiday to this amazing Balearic island, here are four ways to enjoy life out there.   Stay ...

On the Gourmet Trail. Spain: Paella

This delicious dish is from Spain and is the ideal meal for a night in with your friends and family.   Ingredients  4 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red pepper, chopped 125g (4¼ oz) fresh chorizo sausage, ...

Cala Galdana: Menorca

I have called Menorca my home for over 15 years, and Cala Galdana is without a doubt one of my favourite spots. A combination of many factors makes it, in my opinion, a little piece of paradise. Think golden sand and the crystal-clear turquoise ...

41 Hours in Andalucía

On a recent work trip I was lucky enough to find myself in Andaluciafor just 41 hours! Having spent the last few days exploring the bustling resorts of Fuengirola, Marbella and Benalmadena, I was looking forward to a more relaxed pace as I headed ...

The 3 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe

Are you an Instagram lover deciding where to book your next villa holiday? Look no further than our top three most photogenic destinations in Europe. Rent a holiday villa at one of these Insta-worthy locations and you’ll get incredible #nofilter ...

Floral Themed Villas

To celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 we decided to dig out some of our floral inspired villas and share a bunch of our favourites with you.   Villa Poppy, Polis, Cyprus Situated in a fantastic central location, just 900 yds from the ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with Fat Hen Cookery School

Spanish food is sublime. We love it so much, in fact, that we’ve dedicated our latest project to learning how to really Eat Like a Local in Spain. With a little help from some of the UK’s best cookery schools, we’ve covered the ins and outs of the ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with The Foodworks Cookery School

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Foodworks Cookery School is a high-end school running both day and evening courses. The building it’s housed in is worth visiting for alone – think large windows, herb gardens and a barbeque area ripe for lazy ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with Claremont Farm

As part of our Eat Like a Local series, we’ve been speaking to some of the UK’s best cookery schools and finding out just what makes Spanish food so unbelievably tasty. Next up, we’ve got Claremont Farm. This family-run cookery school champions ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with Ashburton Cookery School

Spanish food is world famous. It draws in hundreds upon thousands of holidaymakers every year, each one in search of local dishes made to delight. For part of our Eat Like a Local series, we’ve decided to look at the simple charms of Spain’s ...

Costa Blanca vs Costa del Sol: which holiday is for me?

Many people consider the coastal resort regions of Spain to be largely interchangeable. But, while these areas usually all boast sun, sea and sand, there are some key differences you should consider before taking the plunge and booking your next ...

3 romantic destinations in Spain for a secluded getaway

If you’re planning a honeymoon, or even just an intimate getaway away with your other half, you’ll probably already know that there are plenty of romantic destinations in Spain. The real task at hand, though, is narrowing the list of potential ...

Activity holidays in Canary Islands for villa lovers

The Canary Islands are simply filled with excitement and adventure. Located off Africa’s north-western coast, this Spanish archipelago packs in diverse landscapes perfect for thrill seekers. Alongside top-tier weather, the island comprises ...

Best Mediterranean places to visit for cycling holidays

There’s something idyllic about cycling along a clifftop track while the sea gently crashes beneath you. Apart from that and the whizz of your hubs, the world seems mysteriously quiet. It’s moments like this that make cycling holidays in the ...

Good snorkelling holidays for villa-loving travellers

Holiday rentals provide the perfect basecamp for snorkelling getaways. Hiring a villa gives you the freedom to prepare your own packed lunches and dinners, and you’ll have plenty of room to store your snorkels, flippers and wetsuits. Image by, ...

Walking holidays in Lanzarote – spectacular routes for villa holidays

Lanzarote’s rugged coasts and otherworldly national parks are made for walking. Whether you’re on a family getaway or an intrepid hiking adventure with your partner, this Canary island gem’s spectacular interiors stretch from the shores of Playa ...

5 of the best beach holidays for families in Europe

Europe is blessed with many of the world’s most stunning coastal destinations. Take advantage of shorter flights and jet off to explore the best of them with your loved ones. Here’s the continent’s five best beach holidays, made for families who ...

Why beach holidays in Menorca are perfect for young families

On Menorca, young families can enjoy thrills and sunshine at a leisurely pace. This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve island is home to luscious wetlands, dunes and an untold number of islets just waiting to be explored. Just try to walk along its inviting ...

Fuerteventura: things to see on a self-catering holiday

Though often overshadowed by Tenerife and Lanzarote, the Canarian island of Fuerteventura is in many ways the epitome of this region’s way of life – windswept, sun-baked and all laced together with Spanish, African and Latin American influences. In ...

Hidden gems of the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol remains one of Spain’s most popular destination for holiday makers. The glitz of Marbella and the wealth of tourist developments in Torremolinos and Benalmadena attract travellers in their millions. But there is more to this ...

3 holiday breakfast ideas for a Tenerife self-catering getaway

The Canary island of Tenerife is synonymous with tremendous views made for feasting upon. Next time you’re visiting this beguiling part of the world, why not pair such scenery with a mouth-watering breakfast that would make the locals proud? On a ...

Top things to do in the Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca is without a doubt one of Spain’s most prized regions. Beautiful shores, dazzling sunshine, fascinating history and delicious cuisine are but four of the many reasons people visit here. Fortunately, affordable holiday options to the ...

Top things to do in Majorca

Touching down on Majorcan soil, you know you’re onto something special as soon as that first gust of warm Mediterranean air washes over you. Once you’ve acclimatised, a whole new world of adventure awaits. Want to know the best thing about it all? ...

Your guide to Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is found in the blue waters of the Atlantic just 60 miles from the western edges of the Sahara Desert. The closest of the Canary Islands to Africa, Fuerteventura lies at the same latitude as Mexico and Florida, and as such is the ...

Why you should choose a holiday let next time you go to the Costa Blanca

Home to 100 miles of gorgeous golden coast, it’s no wonder that the Costa Blanca is an old favourite with holiday-goers. If you fancy a Mediterranean getaway, choosing a holiday let is an ideal way to experience Spain’s southeastern coast from a ...

Hidden gems of Lanzarote

Lanzarote is diverse in every sense of the word. Many people travel here with their sights set on Arrecife, but after arriving you’ll immediately realise there’s far more to this beguiling island. Villa holidays in Lanzarote open you to a whole new ...

Why you should choose a villa holiday let in Majorca

Majorca attracts families, couples and party-goers to its balmy shores. Many holidaymakers visit the Balearic island every year for a whole host of reasons. From simple beach relaxation to thrilling cycling routes, the island is loved by people who ...

Why you should choose a villa holiday let in Majorca

Majorca attracts families, couples and party-goers to its balmy shores. Many holidaymakers visit the Balearic island every year for a whole host of reasons. From simple beach relaxation to thrilling cycling routes, the island is loved by people who ...

Why you should choose a holiday let next time you go to Tenerife

The enviable climate and endless beaches of the Canary Islands have been attracting visitors for years. Resorts in Tenerife offer one of the most alluring holiday options, promising package holiday comfort and convenience all year round. But if you ...

Your Guide to Lanzarote

In many ways, Lanzarote wrote the book when it comes to the classic beach holiday. Even with four decades as one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations behind it, Lanzarote is still able to surprise and delight. The third-most populated and- ...

Recipe for delicious tumbet mallorquin

A self-catering holiday doesn’t mean you have to forgo the cuisine of your destination. In fact, by learning a few recipes you can enjoy the flavours of where you are and have a new recipe to bring home! To help you savour the real taste of, ...

Why a holiday let is ideal for a Lanzarote break

Lanzarote has been a go-to package holiday destination for years. You pick a resort, you choose all-inclusive or half board, and right away you have a hassle-free holiday ready for you. But is staying in a catered resort really the best way to ...

Guide to Tenerife’s Best Attractions

There is much more to Tenerife than the popular resort towns of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos. These tourist hubs do offer a great holiday, but visitors that don’t tread far beyond them are missing out on the wonders of this beguiling ...

Best drinks for your self-catering holiday to Costa Blanca

Wherever you go in Costa Blanca, there is no better way to unwind than with a drink in hand, lounging by the pool outside your Spanish villa or sitting on the balcony of your rental apartment. Without a hotel menu to limit your options, you have a ...

Why you should choose a holiday let in the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol holidays have it all. Wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and more bars and restaurants to choose from than you can possibly imagine. Throw in a boat load of activities like cycling and scuba diving and you’ve got holiday.   ...

Drinks to enjoy on your self-catering holiday in Majorca

Choosing a self-catering holiday doesn’t mean you have to forgo the luxuries of a package holiday. In fact, staying at a holiday rental lets you enjoy some of the finer things available no matter your holiday destination. For example, staying at a ...

Why you should choose a holiday let when you go to Menorca

Menorca is holiday paradise, peppered with hiking and cycling trails for the active, and woven with beaches and towns for the less energetic to mooch about in. Although Menorca has an understated presence that’s sleepier than its Balearic, ...

Best drinks for your self-catering holiday to Lanzarote

If you want to sample the authentic flavours of Lanzarote, there are some well-loved local drinks you simply must try. The most satisfying part about a self-catering trip is that you’re in charge of your own menu, all day, every day. You’re not ...

Your Guide to the Costa del Sol

Costa Del Sol is the crown jewel of Spanish holiday destinations. Cities and resorts here sparkle as the sun tints off the white buildings. The region’s temperatures are famous worldwide, whilst flights from the rest of Europe are fast and regular. ...

Hidden gems: Picturesque spots in Tenerife off the beaten track

Thousands of tourists visit Tenerife every year to bask in the sunshine, laze on the beautiful beaches, admire the dramatic scenery, make the most of holiday rentals and explore the bustling resort towns. For an island destination that has given so ...

Majorca – Fuelling the wanderlust…

Modern marinas, authentic towns, marvellous scenery, gorgeous beaches, friendly locals, family attractions, water sports, golf courses you name it, Majorca has it! And with a plane journey time of only 2 hours from the UK, the island is a great ...

Dispelling the myths of Costa Blanca

What if you realise that your experience of the Costa Blanca seems nothing like the usual Costa Blanca trip? Could it be that you’ve found some hidden, unspoiled gem? Or is it perhaps that you’ve been misinformed about the Costa Blanca all along?  ...

Javea, Costa Blanca, Ranked In The Top 5 Diving Destinations Worldwide

A leading scuba-diving and snorkelling website based in Peru has chosen Javea in Costa Blanca as one of the best locations in the world to explore sealife. Coming in fourth ahead of Le Morne in Mauritius, Javea is in fantastic company only being ...

Le Tour de Majorca – A trip to Puerto Pollensa, Majorca

Having recently enjoyed a more traditional package holiday on the South Coast of Majorca, when I was offered the chance to take a trip to the beautiful town of Puerto Pollenca on my first day at Villa Plus, I couldn’t turn it down. Majorca is ...

Resort Guide – The White Coast of Costa Blanca

Our Contact Manager Mark recently returned from a holiday in Costa Blanca, read his views on the resorts and his comparison with Dubai! Exploring the White Coast – Costa Blanca It’s been a long time since I’ve been to mainland Spain for my holiday. ...
%d bloggers like this: