In recent years, villa holidays have increased in popularity and villas can now be rented in many more parts of the world. As well as traditional destinations such as Spain, France and Italy, holiday villas can be found in Morocco, Croatia and other less well-known countries. Many companies advertise on the internet and you can find more information on villa rentals here or from your High Street travel agent.
Dalmatia, on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, is one of the few remaining totally unspoilt areas of the Mediterranean. Here you can enjoy beautiful beaches and islands to explore, dramatic mountains and absorbing cultural experiences. A villa holiday in Dalmatia gives you the opportunity to discover the real Croatia. The local markets supply all the fresh produce you need and there is a wide choice of restaurants, bistros and small taverns where you will find local speciality fish or meat dishes and local red and white wines.
Villas can be rented on many of the Greek islands, but visitors to Meganissi will find a peaceful, traditional destination where they can relax and enjoy the lovely beaches or walk on the many footpaths through the beautiful scenery. The rich history of the island is evident all around and you can see old churches, wells and ruined windmills. The island’s cuisine can be sampled in the local tavernas.
The exotic city of Marrakech makes for a very different destination where you can rent a villa. The culture of Morocco is very interesting and you will find souks and bazaars where you can haggle for a wide range of produce. The architecture is stunning and there is plenty to see in and around the old city.
In Hurghada on the Red Sea Riviera you can enjoy wonderful snorkelling and diving to see the rich sea life, try a variety of water sports or simply relax on the beach. This is a lively resort with a wealth of shopping opportunities and energetic nightlife. The old town is quieter and gives visitors a taste of traditional Egyptian life.
This beautiful island is famous for its gardens and flowers. Holidaymakers are attracted by Madeira’s subtropical climate and stunning scenery, but there are lots of activities and water sports to enjoy as well. Whale and dolphin watching are also popular pastimes and visitors to the island will have a huge selection of restaurants to try as well as excellent shopping facilities.
Wherever you decide to go for your villa holiday, you will enjoy the benefits of your own private accommodation and a more relaxed, independent experience.