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. […]

Beautiful view from a villa in Antigua

All About Antigua

Geography Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadeloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin. Antigua On Antigua, life […]

Thomas Cook

What Can Holidaymakers Learn From The Collapse Of Thomas Cook

  The news of Thomas Cook’s collapse was sudden and shocking. Most shocking for those with holidays booked, or for those potentially stranded overseas on their trip. Whilst things unfold, in the aftermath tens of thousands have been airlifted home and many, many more are attempting to secure refunds on their holidays. As a nation […]

Spending Precious Family Time With University-Age Children

As children or grandchildren head off to university, to start new lives and develop new careers, so an exciting new-age of holiday begins. During this transitional period, children’s personalities are evolving rapidly. Their world is filled with new experiences, insights, influences and experiences. They are full of new-found energy and passion. But at the same […]

Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Rays

The truth about aftersun

When we make our plans for a sunny holiday, most of us have a bottle of aftersun high on the ‘must buy’ list. Although awareness of the damage caused by UV rays has grown significantly over the last few years, dermatologists are concerned that we still misunderstand the role of aftersun. Many sun bathers still […]

Surfs up In Western Algarve.

Next summer brings with it the World’s biggest sporting spectacle.  The Tokyo Olympics. For the first time, surfing will be on the list of Olympic events, showcasing an exciting, fast-growing sport which carries with it a long cultural, musical and spiritual heritage. The increase in exposure will no doubt bring a boost in interest in […]

Mykonos In The Autumn Sun

What’s So Special About Mykonos?

Billed as a liberal blend of St Tropez and Ibiza, Mykonos has a glamorous image and has been an A-listers playground many years. But what else does this beautiful Island have to offer and why should you pay a visit? Sizzling Hot Weather If you like it hot, you will love Mykonos. Whilst it is […]