Simply - Off the beaten track
Spain, Greece, the Canary Islands, Portugal – is it any wonder that our most popular destinations continuously top the charts when it comes to favourite family holiday destinations?
In fact, if you're ready to go exploring and discover new places then these gorgeous locations offer you plenty to see and do if you're prepared to go off the beaten track. Hire a car, book one of our Simply range of family-friendly villas as your base, and discover a more relaxed, simpler way to explore some of the world's favourite spots. Release your inner explorer
Discovering new and exciting places is the dream of everyone who loves travel. But not all of us want to hoist a backpack onto our shoulders and rough it. In fact, the majority of travellers still want a little bit of extra comfort and privacy when they're abroad, even if they are on a budget.
Your James Simply villa gives you all that – and more. It makes the perfect base for you to discover those secret villages, hidden attractions and unexpected festivals that will make you feel like a local rather than a tourist. Your Simply villa is your home from home – a great base from which to head out with the family, and then come home to at the end of a busy day and simply relax.
Car hire – the best way to discover the unexpected
If you're craving that feeling of blissful freedom why not hire a car, pack a picnic and head off for the day? ‘Getting lost' can be the best way to discover the traditional Spain or Greece, potter around Portugal, or find the real Canary Islands. And with plenty of Simply villas in locations around the world, you're never far from an adventure.
Spain – a real driver's country
Spain is a real driver's country, with excellent main highways and plenty of winding mountain roads with some truly dramatic scenery.
The heart of Spain is filled with small villages and towns, and as the Spanish love to party there's a very good chance you'll find yourself in the middle of a fiesta or celebration. You can spend all day dancing with the locals and then head home after a day's exploring and relax by your own swimming pool. Why not fire up the BBQ and try out all those delicious Spanish treats you've picked up on your travels?
Lazy days on the beach
While you can choose a James Villa Simply property close to a stunning beach, exploring other nearby bays and coves is a must.
Hiring a car gives you the chance to find a new spot that's perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or simply topping up your tan on a sandy beach. Discover your own secret hideaway on your own mini-adventures.
Portugal's full of fabulous beaches, with the dramatic burnt orange cliff faces of the Algarve. And don't think the Canaries can't match up to the beauty of far flung destinations either – head into the centre of the islands and you'll find breathtaking natural wonders like lava fields, or go and explore some of those iconic black sand beaches.
A home from home
Simply villas are your home from home, no matter where you choose to holiday. A villa holiday gives you all the space and privacy you want, and with all those home comforts too. You can relax in front of a flatscreen TV, rustle up a home-cooked meal (made from local ingredients) in a state-of-the-art kitchen with all mod cons, or take a dip in your own, private pool. There are no crowds, no fighting for a sunlounger, and no hotel timetables dictating when and where you eat – great when you have a big family to please.
But most of all, a Simply villa holiday gives you freedom – to explore, to discover and to make your holiday your own. What more could you ask for?
“These villas pass the James test. Comfortable and affordable, plus all the fun of a private pool!”
Jo Product Director