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18 Sep 2018

What World Tourism Day 2018 means to us

Travel is proven to broaden the mind. To celebrate World Tourism Day 2018, we’ve been speaking to our expert team to find out why they love all things travel.

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08 Sep 2018

Finding wellness in the Algarve

When choosing a location for your next holiday, the Algarve is unique as it really does have a bit of something for everyone.

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29 Aug 2018

Discover the Algarve in September and October, 2018

Peak season in the Algarve may be drawing to a close – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of events to enjoy during your stay.

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10 Aug 2018

Walking and cycling routes in the Algarve

For those of you with a zest for sun, sea and adventure, we’ve put together the perfect list of walking routes to explore in Portugal.

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26 Jul 2018

A perfect day's golfing in the Algarve

From an early tee time to dinner by the lake watching the sunset, a perfect day's golfing in the Algarve showcases everything wonderful about the region.

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09 Jul 2018

Exploring Ibiza’s many Patron Saint days and their festivals of honour

Ibiza holds fantastic festivals in honour of its numerous Patron Saints; here are some of the ones you don't want to miss on the White Isle.

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20 Jun 2018

Boarding passes at the ready Holly and Phil

Our recent survey revealed who us Brits do (and don't) want to sit next to on a plane and go out partying while on holiday. All is revealed...

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01 Jun 2018

Top tips for air travel with the kids

However you choose to occupy the little ones, whether it’s iPads or ingenious in-flight crafts, there’s a tip for every traveller in this foolproof list.

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17 May 2018

Where to watch (or avoid) the 2018 World Cup in the Algarve

For those of you lucky enough to be visiting the Algarve during the 2018 World Cup, here's our guide to where to watch (or avoid) the matches this summer.

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26 Apr 2018

Sightseeing Ibiza without the clubs: history, culture and sun

Discover another side to the turquoise isle of Ibiza, here's our list of sightseeing activities in Ibiza, that don’t involve clubs or midnight-raves. Enjoy!

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13 Apr 2018

A guide to travelling with sports equipment: golf, cycling and trail running

If you’re planning an exciting activity holiday to the likes of the Algarve, Majorca or Croatia, then read our equipment guide to help the packing process.

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29 Mar 2018

Things to do in Lisbon during Eurovision 2018

Our extensive guide of things to do in Lisbon during Eurovision 2018. See the sights of Portugal’s coastal capital city during this musical extravaganza.

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16 Mar 2018

2018 in the Algarve: activities to explore this summer

If you love holidays jam-packed with activities and exciting sightseeing explorations, then a trip to the Algarve in 2018 should be at the top of your list.

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06 Mar 2018

Magical markets in Majorca: freshly caught fish, hand-woven baskets and gastronomic delights

Our whistle-stop tour guide to some of the most exciting and vibrant daily markets open throughout the week on the beautiful island of Majorca.

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19 Feb 2018

Hunting for the best holiday exchange rates

Before you jet off on your next holiday adventure, take a look at our top tips when hunting for the best holiday exchange rates – don't miss out on a deal!

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25 Jan 2018

Things to see and do in Portugal in 2018

Postcard worthy landscapes, medieval villages and beckoning beaches – there's so much to see and so many things to do in Portugal in 2018.

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12 Jan 2018

Choosing where to go in Croatia

We’ve scaled breath-taking Croatia to find some of the best and most fascinating hamlets, villages and towns; here are some of our favourites.

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08 Dec 2017

Christmas traditions and festivals across Europe and the Caribbean

To help you navigate the festive period away from home, we have put together a list of Christmas traditions from across the miles.

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15 Nov 2017

From restaurants, activities and places to stay – we’ve got your next visit to Lanzarote covered. Check out our insider guide to this beautiful island.

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09 Nov 2017

Five great places to eat with the family in Quinta do Lago

We've compiled five of our favourite places to eat with the family next time you visit Quinta do Lago in the Algarve. Where will you go first?

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27 Oct 2017

Ann celebrates success at the Lincolnshire Media Business Awards

We recently attended the Lincolnshire Media Business Awards where our UK operations manager, Ann Evison, scooped the award for employee of the year.

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12 Oct 2017

The best places to go shopping in the Algarve

Constructed to suit the sunny, Portuguese lifestyle, add a dose of glorious sunshine to your retail therapy when you go shopping across the Algarve.

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02 Oct 2017

How to get over the post-holiday blues

Our in-house travel experts, gives you some great pointers to help hammer those post holiday blues... and how to start planning your next big trip.

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29 Sep 2017

The best events and festivals in the Algarve

You may know the Algarve for its 300 days of sunshine and its luxurious white beaches, but what about its vibrant festivals and events? Discover them here!

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08 Sep 2017

The 11 best travel apps you will need for your next holiday

Sun-hat’s travel expert Claudia Mansi, has collected some of her favourite travel apps, so you can get the most out of your next holiday!

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14 Aug 2017

Eight top tips for a more comfortable flight

Our own travel expert Ann Evison, has put together a list of eight useful in-flight tips to make your time on board as comfortable as possible.

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04 Aug 2017

Packing for holidays is just our cup of tea

We quizzed over 1,300 holidaymakers and found over one-third of them take something VERY British with them when the go away.

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28 Jul 2017

Pack Like a Pro: Top Tips for Pain Free Holiday Packing

To help you get through this essential, but painful holiday task, we’ve put together our top tips that will have you packing like a pro.

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11 Jul 2017

Picture Perfect: Tips For Taking Stunning Holiday Photos

Using your smartphone and a little artistry, you can soon add the wow factor to all of your holiday photos – our handy hints will show you how.

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03 Jul 2017

Vote for Sun-hat at the British Travel Awards

Vote for Sun-hat Villas & Resorts in 2017 British Travel Awards! And you could be in with a chance of winning a great prize as part of the Voter Prize Draw.

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13 Jun 2017

48 hours in Northern Sicily: Opera, exploration and history

Our guide to some of Sicily’s must see sights and experiences, that will be sure to keep you busy for a weekend in the Mediterranean’s most charming island.

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22 May 2017

48 hours in Ibiza: Love, tapas, wine and dining

How do you spend 48 hours in Ibiza without venturing near its famous nightclubs? Read on and we'll tell you where you need to see on the White Isle.

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04 May 2017

The 7 Best Family Things To Do In The Algarve

Spending time with your loved ones makes for a perfect holiday, especially when in Portugal – so here are 7 of the best family things to do in the Algarve.

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09 Mar 2017

48 hours in Tuscany: a romantic weekend in the Chianti region

Our guide to spending the perfect 48 hours in Tuscany offers a delightfully cultural itinerary for those hard-to-find places in this stunning part of Italy.

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21 Feb 2017

Take a virtual tour of your home from home

We’ve created a series of virtual tours of our Algarve villas, giving you the chance to ‘walk’ around our beautiful properties and find the perfect retreat.

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10 Feb 2017

48 hours in St Lawrence Gap, Barbados: turtles, cricket and Oistins

Our favourite place to hang your hat in Barbados to explore (you can drive the length of Barbados in an hour and the width in 45 minutes so you are never to far away from everything you want to see) is St Lawrence Gap.

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18 Jan 2017

Sun-hat's top five reasons to book your holiday early

We explore five good reasons why you should book your holiday early – from the anticipation and excitement, the motivation to hit the gym, and the savings.

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12 Jan 2017

Book your ABTA accredited Sun-hat holiday with confidence

As a third of summer holidays are typically booked during January and February, ABTA is advising holidaymakers not to be duped by fraudsters.

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22 Dec 2016

Time to tee off: award-winning golf in the Algarve

Portugal is renowned across the globe for its golf courses, and the award-winning Algarve is at the top of the list! Time to tee off!

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12 Dec 2016

Meet the team - Richard Robinson

Our IT Manager Richard Robinson tells us what makes Sun-hat a special place to work, and what he looks for when going on holiday.

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03 Dec 2016

Meet the Team - Rob Knox

Say hello to Rob Knox, our expert Algarve Villas' Product Manager. He's worked for some big firms over the years, but loves the service we offer at Sun-hat.

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23 Nov 2016

An eye in the sky on the Algarve

A stunning birds eye view of our beautiful resort in Vale do Lobo, in the Algarve. Right on the beach, you can relax in the sun and enjoy a drink or two.

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18 Nov 2016

Meet the Team - Claudia Mansi

It's time to meet another member of the Sun-hat Villas team. This week, Claudia, who dreams of visiting the beautiful Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies.

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11 Nov 2016

Exclusive villa offer for 2017 in the Algarve

We have an exclusive peak season availability offer and 7.5% Early Booking Discount for bookings taken during the month of November, with Shantivillas.

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11 Nov 2016

It's time to meet another member of the Sun-hat Villas team. This week, Michelle, one of our newest members, who loves the idyllic setting of New England.

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04 Nov 2016

Meet the Team - Charlotte Pugh

Continuing our series of meet the team posts, this week we meet Charlotte, our Algarve Villa Specialist - Reservations.

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02 Nov 2016

48 hours in the Algarve: mountain climbing, dolphin spotting and cocktails

There’s something special about the Algarve. That's why we've perfected our very own guide to spending 48 hours in this sunkissed part of Portugal. Enjoy.

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19 Oct 2016

Meet the Team - Ann Evison

Meet Ann Evison, UK Operations Manager, and someone every single Sun-hat Villas & Resorts customer will know. Learn more about Ann here!

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06 Sep 2016

Christmas in Lanzarote

Just because you are not in the wintry UK does certainly not mean you will miss out on Christmas and New Year celebrations, so head to Lanzarote!

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