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Tips On Being An Environmentally Responsible Holidaymaker

As we move into 2020, it’s impossible to escape news about global warming and its effect on our planet. If cancelling your holiday plans and staying home simply isn’t an option but you still want to do ‘the right thing’ wherever possible to reduce your impact, what steps can you take? Here’ we’ve put together […]

villa holiday or hotel getaway

The Big Holiday Question: Hotel Or Villa?

One of the burning questions which has to be answered early in the holiday planning process is whether to opt for the lavish decadence of a hotel or the tranquil relaxation of luxury villa. Here, we look at the pros and cons of both options and see how they compare. Affordability Choosing to stay in […]

Learning a language for your villa holiday

Ten Tips For Learning A Language

Make The Effort Don’t just talk about it. Take action. You are unlikely to become fluent in any language before your holiday but every tiny bit you learn will help. You will find that almost every attempt to converse in the local language will be met with a better reception than simply launching into English. […]

Deia Mallorca

A Brief Guide To Deia, Mallorca

The small village of Deià, on the northwest coast of Mallorca, is one of the most beautiful villages on the island. Nestled at the foot of the Teix mountain, with views across the Mediterranean, Deià has attracted a long list of famous artists, writers and other creative luminaries through the years, including the writer Robert […]

Ibiza Beach Sunset

Top Activities For A Family Villa Holiday In Ibiza

Contrary to popular belief, Ibiza isn’t just a party destination. During the main season, thousands of families set sail for this beautiful island to relax and enjoy the sun. With a huge list of beaches to choose from, there is something for everyone and when you need a break from the beach, there is a […]

A luxury villla makes the perfect place to celebrate

Ten Great Reasons To Celebrate The Big Occasion On A Villa Holiday

Whatever the occasion, whether it is a wedding, engagement party, a significant birthday, anniversary, retirement or any other family celebration, organisation can be a huge and committing process. And one that can bring with it an equally large amount of complexity and anxiety. Increasing numbers of families, couples, groups of friends, and work colleagues are […]

The perfect villa for your holiday

Simple Steps to Find the Perfect Luxury Retreat for Friends and Family

Choosing the perfect villa for a relaxing break should be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Yet for many who find themselves in the organisers role it can quickly turn in to a major frustration. Trying to please everyone yet pleasing few, and in the end feeling unappreciated. Managing Director of Villa Retreats, Simon Rowland has been searching out perfect villas for almost 30 years. Here, he has […]

Portugal’s Golden Triangle – The Adventure Paradise

The small area in Portugal between Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lobo and Villamora, referred to increasingly as ‘The Golden Triangle’ is the destination of choice for the rich and famous. The area’s particularly upmarket and exclusive appeal and has seen it spawn many incredible restaurants (several of which boast Michelin stars) and some hugely […]

Christmas on a villa holiday

Christmas In A Suitcase

Booking a villa holiday over the Christmas period is an excellent way to get the extended family together and to spend valuable relaxing time with children, grandchildren or just a group of old friends.  In this short article, we give you a few tips on how to make you’re your Christmas Day (or New Year’s […]

Eebents On a Villa Holiday In Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda – Events In 2020

Antigua and Barbuda enjoy beautiful weather almost all your round and have enough beaches for you to visit a different one each day of the year without ever running out. That makes this sun-swept paradise the perfect place both to party, and to relax, which is why you’ll find there is always something going on. […]