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Checking Out the Villas

Ann | Villa Specialist
28 Apr 2023

Earlier this month our fabulous and very knowledgeable villa specialist Ann, spent a few days out in the Algarve visiting some of our newest villa additions, and some old favourites.

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Discovering the beauty of Tuscany: Our guide to things to see and do

Peter | Villa Specialist
11 Apr 2023

Our guide to the top things to do and see in Tuscany

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Ask a villa expert - We get Rose's Recommendations

Rose | Villa Specialist
23 Mar 2023

We Ask Rose What makes a perfect villa holiday in the Algarve with Sun-hat Villas & Resorts

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How to keep the kids entertained on an Algarve holiday

Rob | Villa Specialist
30 Jan 2023

How to keep the kids entertained on an Algarve holiday with Sun-hat Villas & Resorts

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10 Top Algarve Restaurants

Peter | Villa Specialist
05 Jan 2023

Top 10 Best places to eat out in the Algarve with Sun-hat Villas & Resorts

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Checking Out the Villas

Ann | Villa Specialist
28 Apr 2023

Earlier this month our fabulous and very knowledgeable villa specialist Ann, spent a few days out in the Algarve visiting some of our newest villa additions, and some old favourites.

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Discovering the beauty of Tuscany: Our guide to things to see and do

Peter | Villa Specialist
11 Apr 2023

Our guide to the top things to do and see in Tuscany

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Ask a villa expert - We get Rose's Recommendations

Rose | Villa Specialist
23 Mar 2023

We Ask Rose What makes a perfect villa holiday in the Algarve with Sun-hat Villas & Resorts

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How to keep the kids entertained on an Algarve holiday

Rob | Villa Specialist
30 Jan 2023

How to keep the kids entertained on an Algarve holiday with Sun-hat Villas & Resorts

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10 Top Algarve Restaurants

Peter | Villa Specialist
05 Jan 2023

Top 10 Best places to eat out in the Algarve with Sun-hat Villas & Resorts

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10 Top Best Beaches in Majorca

Adam | Villa Specialist
14 Dec 2022

Top 10 Best beaches in Majorca, miles of soft sand, turquoise waters and unspoilt coves

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10 Top Ibiza Beaches

Adam | Villa Specialist
12 Nov 2022

Top 10 Ibiza Beaches with Sun-hat Villas and Resorts

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A week to while away in Vilamoura

Rob | Villa Specialist
18 Dec 2018

If you’re looking to spend a week somewhere warm and full of character, then the resort of Vilamoura could be right up your street.

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Five tips renting out perfect holiday villa

Peter | Villa Specialist
04 Dec 2018

Whether you’re looking for a home-away-from-home to escape the winter chill, or another income from holidaymakers, investing in a property abroad is a dream come true for many.

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Four breathtaking beaches in the Algarve

Peter | Villa Specialist
24 Oct 2018

Dreaming of a beach getaway? Look no further than the the Algarve – a sun-drenched region scattered with some of the best beaches and coastlines in Europe.

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Finding wellness in the Algarve

Peter | Villa Specialist
08 Sep 2018

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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A perfect day's golfing in the Algarve

Rich | Villa Specialist
26 Jul 2018

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

Ann | Villa Specialist
09 Jul 2018

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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Boarding passes at the ready Holly and Phil

Rose | Villa Specialist
20 Jun 2018

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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Top tips for air travel with the kids

Ann | Villa Specialist
01 Jun 2018

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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Sightseeing Ibiza without the clubs: history, culture and sun

Peter | Villa Specialist
26 Apr 2018

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

Rich | Villa Specialist
13 Apr 2018

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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2018 in the Algarve: activities to explore this summer

Peter | Villa Specialist
16 Mar 2018

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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Magical markets in Majorca

Peter | Villa Specialist
06 Mar 2018

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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Hunting for the best holiday exchange rates

Rich | Villa Specialist
19 Feb 2018

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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Portugal tops travel table, voted 2018 ‘World's Leading Destination

Peter | Villa Specialist
29 Jan 2018

This southern point of Europe, recognised for its charm, cuisine and cultural heritage, continues to draw in wanderlust travellers from across the globe that crave the allure of its turquoise waters, stunning fairways and idyllic coastlines.

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Things to see and do in Portugal in 2018

Peter | Villa Specialist
25 Jan 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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Choosing where to go in Croatia

Peter | Villa Specialist
12 Jan 2018

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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Christmas traditions and festivals across Europe and the Caribbean

Rose | Villa Specialist
08 Dec 2017

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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Escape to Lanzarote this winter

Peter | Villa Specialist
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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Five great places to eat with the family in Quinta do Lago

Ann | Villa Specialist
09 Nov 2017

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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Ann celebrates success at the Lincolnshire Media Business Awards

Peter | Villa Specialist
17 Oct 2017

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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The best places to go shopping in the Algarve

Rose | Villa Specialist
12 Oct 2017

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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How to get over the post-holiday blues

Rich | Villa Specialist
02 Oct 2017

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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The best events and festivals in the Algarve

Peter | Villa Specialist
29 Sep 2017

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

Rose | Villa Specialist
08 Sep 2017

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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Eight top tips for a more comfortable flight

Ann | Villa Specialist
14 Aug 2017

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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Packing for holidays is just our cup of tea

Ann | Villa Specialist
04 Aug 2017

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

Rose | Villa Specialist
28 Jul 2017

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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Picture Perfect: Tips For Taking Stunning Holiday Photos

Rich | Villa Specialist
11 Jul 2017

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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Vote for Sun-hat at the British Travel Awards

Peter | Villa Specialist
03 Jul 2017

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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48 hours in Northern Sicily: Opera, exploration and history

Rich | Villa Specialist
13 Jun 2017

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

Peter | Villa Specialist
22 May 2017

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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7 Best Family Things To Do Algarve

Rob | Villa Specialist
04 May 2017

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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48 hours in Tuscany a romantic weekend in the Chianti region

Richard | Villa Specialist
09 Mar 2017

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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Things to do in St Lawrence gap, Barbados, turtles cricket and Oistins

Peter | Villa Specialist
10 Feb 2017

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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SUN-HAT'S TOP FIVE REASONS BOOK HOLIDAY EARLY

Peter | Villa Specialist
18 Jan 2017

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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Book your ABTA accredited Sun-hat holiday with confidence

Peter | Villa Specialist
12 Jan 2017

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

Rob | Villa Specialist
22 Dec 2016

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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An eye in the sky on our holiday destinations in the Algarve

Rich | Villa Specialist
23 Nov 2016

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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Meet the team: Rob

Peter | Villa Specialist
23 Nov 2016

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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48 hours in the Algarve

Peter | Villa Specialist
02 Nov 2016

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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Meet the Team - Ann Evison

Richard | Villa Specialist
19 Oct 2016

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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Christmas in Lanzarote

Ann | Villa Specialist
06 Sep 2016

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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Meet the team: Richard Robinson

Rose | Villa Specialist
01 Jan 2016

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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