Its that time of year again when most villas have their peak weeks all booked, aside a few odds and ends and our customers are making their preparations for a week (or three) in the sun. Shopping lists will doubtless include a few bottles of sun screen, new swimming trunks, sandals…you get the drift! The question though, where is everyone going this year? With our finger truly on the pulse of villa fashions and the latest ‘in vogue’ destination, we give our top 5 villa destinations as voted by our customers this year:
The ever present, ever popular, ever green (mainly because of all the verdant golf courses possibly!) Algarve is in top spot. We can’t get enough of it and neither can you it seems. The resorts of Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago will be seeing a few 360 guests this year, we hope swinging the golf irons, lazing by the pool or exploring those wide expansive beaches.
Another perennial favourite and we can see why. Assured sunshine and a great quality of life, right on the doorstep in short haul flight terms. This year has seen Marbella in action and Costa Brava, water front villas seemingly what is needed and we wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting that.
Ok so we cheated a bit, they should fall under the Spain banner, but the Spanish islands have been popular. Ibiza the party isle and Mallorca both ooze obvious appeal. Villas from the modest family outfits to some stonkers have been called up, we have nothing but envy (so please enjoy and send us a postcard!)
The preferred haunt of a few of the 360 personnel, this is one of the places this year to see and be seen in. Whether it’s the laid back lifestyle, clubs, bars, beaches or just the vibe of fun in the sun Greek style, it’s a top performer.
Croatia and her beautiful islands have a unique appeal of their own. Whether you like a bit of jetset on the islands dotted around (Brac or Hvar for example) or enjoy a city / beach experience in Dubrovnik or Split, or just to disappear into the gorgeous countryside of Istria, we know what you are getting at.
Our tip for next year: Montenegro. If you have seen it and done it (and loved it) with villas, our top tip for something different but from a solidly luxurious villa base is this relatively new kid on the block. We also think Comporta in Portugal is something of a hidden gem and is going to hit the headlines any day soon. To whet the appetite:
Villa Lustica in Montenegro https://www.360privatevillas.com/montenegro/bay-of-kotor/villa-lustica
Villa Oliveiras in Comporta https://www.360privatevillas.com/portugal/comporta/villa-oliviera