Holiday villas in top European resorts: The perfect family break


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Taking the family away for a well-deserved holiday is something that we all love to do, and there are some stunning places in Europe that offer excellent weather and superb attractions. Ibiza has become one of the top family holiday resorts, and is also popular with groups of friends who want to take in the party atmosphere that the island is famous for, while Cyprus, with its wonderful weather and relaxed atmosphere, has always been a firm family favourite. Emerging as a top holiday destination is the beautiful land of Croatia, a central-European gem that is up and coming.

For families, and also for groups, booking a villa is a great way to take a holiday, for it does away with the formality of a hotel. Groups of friends can book the stunning Farmhouse Can Baso in San Juan, Ibiza, for example, which sleeps up to 11 people and comes complete with a private outdoor pool, air conditioning and luxury fittings, and they can enjoy themselves without the need to adhere to strict meal-times and other restrictions. It is just one of many superb villas in Ibiza offered by James Villas, a holiday company with many years experience in renting villas across the world.

If Ibiza is too lively and hedonistic for you – perhaps you are looking for a family holiday – then Cyprus may be the place to go. This picturesque island has it all: superb restaurants, wonderful beaches and beautiful, quaint villages and towns to visit, and a choice of villas that can cater for any family or group who want to experience the sun, sea and sand of this Mediterranean paradise. There are an excellent selection of villas in Cyprus that offer superb facilities and luxury living. The complex at Helios Heights, in the beautiful Aphrodite Hills, has apartments that sleep up to six, with more intimate choices that are two-berth, perfect for couples looking for that romantic summer break. Cyprus is, after all, the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love!

For a different kind of holiday experience altogether, you may want to have a closer look at Croatia; this quite beautiful country, with miles of stunning beaches adjoining the warm waters of the Adriatic, is fast becoming a family favourite thanks to the glorious weather, the facilities and the superb prices. Croatia’s ancient cities – check out glorious Dubrovnik, an as yet unspoilt delight, and the wonderful capital Zagreb – are packed with glorious architecture, great restaurants serving local food, and many excellent bars and shops. The choice of Croatia villas means a relaxed family holiday with the promise of a private pool is surprisingly affordable.

Each of these destinations offers a different experience: the family holiday and romantic island of Cyprus, the party capital Ibiza, and the emerging and engaging beauty of Croatia are all worth considering.