Date: Wed 03 Jan 2018

CV Villas Holiday Guide

We’ve put together a handy month-by-month guide for the best time of year to visit some of our favourite places.

January

Antigua

January is possibly the best month to go on holiday as far as we’re concerned. Once the excitement of Christmas has passed and we’ve had our fun ringing in the New Year, it’s only a matter of time until we feel those familiar January blues approaching. What better way to eliminate that feeling of melancholy than to jet set across the globe to somewhere the sun is shining? Our recommendation is Antigua, with its unique curving coastline of white sand beaches and dramatic mountainous vistas. January is the perfect time to visit as the weather is at its driest with an average daytime temperature of 25°c.

Where to stay?
Sehil, Sleeps up to 6
With superb sea views from the exceptional swimming pool terrace, and grounds that stretch to the water’s edge and a soft sand shore, this family villa in Antigua is peaceful, private and perfect.

Click here to view our villas in Antigua.


February

Mustique

Our recommendation for February is another stunning Caribbean island: Mustique. A private island known for idyllic white sand beaches, it’s no wonder visitors continue to return to this beautiful and tranquil haven. The average daytime temperature in February is a satisfying 25°c.
Where to stay?
Macaroni Beach House, Sleeps up to 6

This spectacular villa, fully staffed and with a boutique hotel feel, is within easy reach of the island’s best beaches and offers inclusive cook service for the height of luxury and relaxation. With stunning sea views from the 12m private infinity pol, this is a very special property.

Click here to view our villas in Mustique.

March

Tenerife

With pleasant highs of 22°c spring arrives in March in Tenerife, and with it comes a welcome abundance of beautiful wildflowers. A great destination for a walking holiday as well as an Easter break with the kids, Tenerife is a versatile destination with something for everyone. For impressive panoramic views of the island, take the cable car to the pinnacle of Mount Teide.

Where to stay?
Princess, sleeps 4
Perfect for a family holiday or a couple looking for a romantic retreat, Princess is a sumptuous and sophisticated villa with private pool and access to excellent Royal Garden resort facilities including the Golden Pond spa, and a bar and restaurant.

Click here to view our villas in Tenerife.

April

Marrakech

As the April showers come pouring down at home, we recommend you head to a warmer part of the world. Morocco, specifically Marrakech is perfect in springtime. The weather is warm enough for sunbathing if you’re simply looking to relax, or if you feeling more adventurous take a tour of the souks to find an array of dazzling jewels, handmade textiles and other unique souvenirs.

Where to stay?

Ezzahra sleeps 14
This fully staffed luxury villa offers the best of both worlds, with the intimacy of a private country house combining with the service of a fine boutique hotel. With cook service and all meals included this is an excellent choice for an indulgent Easter break with family or friends.

Click here to view our villas in Marrakech.

May

Tuscany

If you are yet to visit Tuscany, then May is the time to go. Before the height of summer it offers pleasant daytime temperatures at an average of 23 c. Bask in the glory of the iconic Duomo in Florence or journey through the vineyards of Chianti, Tuscany is a vast region with plenty to offer. Why choose between a beach holiday and a city break when you can have both?

Where to stay?

Villa Michele sleeps up to 10
A stylish and comfortable house with wonderful private pool, Villa Michele boasts stunning views over the countryside of Chianti, and is perfectly placed for exploring the delights of Tuscany. This is a beautiful property for friends or family.

Click here to view our villas in Tuscany.

June

Côte d'Azur

The Côte d'Azur may be known for the glitz and glamour of Cannes Film Festival but we recommend waiting until the festivities are over to truly enjoy what the destination has to offer. Channel your inner VIP with a visit to La Croissette, or simply soak up the atmosphere and while away your afternoons on one of many beautiful beaches. Highs of 27°c make June the perfect time to visit.

Where to stay?

Bormes les Mimosas sleeps up to 18
Perfect for a big group to get together, this rambling family house boasts a beautiful big private pool with over-water deck, a pool house with a summer kitchen and al fresco dining areas, and complimentary use of a shared tennis court, while the beach is just 1km away.

Click here to view our villas in Côte d'Azur.

July

Mallorca

We can be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a destination for a getaway in the height of summer. One island that continues to increase in popularity of late is Mallorca. With plenty to offer for families, groups of friends or couples, this Spanish hot spot is right at the top of the list for next summer. There are beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, quaint villages and not to mention the delicious cuisine. All the while the average temperature in July is an idyllic 24°c.

Where to stay?
Ca'n Mondrago sleeps up to 10
With a stunning private pool set in a sun deck just above a tiny sandy beach, and with the picturesque cove of Cala d’Or just 3km away, this is the perfect property for enjoying Mallorca’s summer sun. Boasting contemporary and comfortable interiors and al fresco living areas taking advantage of the sea views, Ca’n Mondrago really blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors for blissful seaside living.

Click here to view our villas in Mallorca.

August

Dubrovnik

If travelling in August, chances are you’re hoping for some sun. Dubrovnik, with an average temperature in August of 28c, is memorable place to spend a summer. The pedestrianized old town is a UNESCO world heritage site, and one not to be missed. Aside from the incredible architecture and history, this destination is also home to an array of stunning beaches, picture perfect azure waters and five-star cuisine. Though August is a popular time to visit, it will allow you to experience the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

Where to stay?
Villa Konoba sleeps up to 14
Effortlessly placed for both exploring Dubrovnik’s old town and relaxing on the pretty pebble beach nearby, Villa Konoba is a beautifully traditional town house on the outside, with relaxed but stylish contemporary interiors inside.

Click here to view our villas in Dubrovnik.


September

Crete

The school holidays may well be over, but the chance to make it feel like the summer isn’t is to take a break in September. Although many countries in Europe will be cooling down, one island where you’re still likely to experience an average daily temperate of 24 c is Crete. It is not only the biggest but also the hottest of the Greek Islands, with attractive beaches, mountain villages and an absolute heaven for foodies.
Where to stay?
Villa Meli sleeps up to 6
Set in a rural estate with peaceful country views, but only a ten minute drive from sandy beaches, Villa Meli is a fabulous choice for a relaxing family holiday, with a play room and private pool that kids will love.

Click here to view our villas in Crete.

October

The Algarve

As we ease into the winter months October is the ideal time for a bit of late season sunshine and what better place than the Algarve with average maximum temperature of a pleasant 23c. The best choice for a half-term break as far as we’re concerned, this is a great family destination with numerous sandy beaches and family-friendly restaurants.

Where to stay?
Villa Omarsleeps up to 12
Villa Omar is a modern luxury villa, its stunning contemporary interiors giving it a real wow factor. The outside spaces are equally impressive, with spacious lawned gardens, a large private swimming pool and a private hot tub.

Click here to view our villas in The Algarve.




November

Gran Canaria

As we start to crave vitamin-D and home is feeling all the more cold and dark, a getaway in November will never feel like a bad idea. Gran Canaria is one of few short-haul trips from the UK that is still a good option for this time of year, experiencing an average of 21 c, making it warm enough to still spend time at the beach.

Where to stay?
Villa Adora sleeps up to 7
Set on the Salobre Golf Resort, Villa Adora offers all the benefits of a villa holiday with access to resort facilities including communal pools, a spa, a selection of bars and restaurants, and excellent sports facilities. The villa itself has a gorgeous private pool and views of the surrounding hills.

Click here to view our villas in Gran Canaria.


December

Jamaica

Some of us prefer to spend December at home, wrapped up and feeling festive in the run up to Christmas. But if you’d prefer to escape the hectic atmosphere at home, then Jamaica is just the place to do it. With a December average of 26c this is a popular time to visit for an alternative festive season.

Where to stay?
Amanoka sleeps up to 14
Amanoka sleeps 14
Just a stroll through the gardens takes you to the private seashore, while the villa itself offers true barefoot luxury with inclusive cook service, a private pool and Jacuzzi and a spa pavilion and gym. This is an incredibly relaxing and indulgent beach retreat.

Click here to view our villas in Jamaica.