Nice holiday destinations for the UK and beyond

Looking for just the right place to kick back and relax? Check out our nice holiday destinations guide for the UK and Europe, where you can combine premium chill-out time with optimum thrills. We've also got ideas for nice holiday destinations for when the weather turns cold.

You'll find these nice holiday destinations welcoming and warm

From clubbing in Ibiza to hiking up a volcano in the Canary Islands, eating paella or enjoying the annual carnival, these nice holiday destinations are a perfect getaway any time of year.

These fresh Ibiza villa rentals are refined and relaxed

Known for its nightlife and clubbing scene, Ibiza is also home to one of the largest Gay Pride parades in the Europe. If hitting the clubs isn't for you, try the Dalt Vila, the old section of Ibiza City where you can sit at a cafe and try Spain's unofficial national dish, paella. For a little of the island's history, you can also check out the city's ancient Roman walls and Ibiza Castle.

Sunny holiday rentals in Tenerife

Known as the Island of Volcanoes, Tenerife is home to Mount Teide, the third largest island volcano in the world and the highest mountain in Spain. Located in Mount Teide National Park, it's a popular spot for backpackers and hikers. Tenerife is also a mecca for snorkeling and surfing, with some of the best sites to be found at Puerto de Santiago, Playas de Las Americas and El Arenal. Known for its nightlife, Tenerife main city of Santa Cruz features a wild annual carnival that has drawn comparisons to those in Rio De Janeiro and New Orleans.

These nice holiday destinations in the UK are perfect for long weekends

If you need a break but don't feel like travelling too far afield, check out the holiday rentals in these local UK spots.

Get away from it all with these Lake District holiday rentals

The Lake District is one of the most popular getaway spots in the UK. Home to such legendary authors as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, the Lake District's natural beauty has been attracting writers and artists for hundreds of years. Also know for serving up authentic English cuisine, it's not uncommon for a meal to end with sticky toffee pudding, one of the area's legendary desserts. For a laid back afternoon, don't pass on the opportunity to take a cruise of Lake Windermere with several boats departing daily from the town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Rural or urban Northumberland has holiday rentals for all types

With sweeping vistas and secluded beaches, Northumberland has long been a popular spot for nature lovers. Anglers can dip a line in the River Tweed, which marks one of the boundaries between England and Scotland. Backpackers and hikers will find rustic trails with awesome views in Northumberland National Park. Northumberland is also home to Hadrian's Wall built by the ancient Romans and a great place to enjoy a picnic. But, the area isn't without its urban charms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne has a great reputation for nightclubs, especially those found along the city's Diamond Strip.

Warm up with these nice holiday destinations in January

In January, the UK is usually in the cold grip of winter. But January is also the time of year when these getaway spots are red hot.

Summer in Cape Town is a cool time for holiday rentals

Due to it being below the equator, the New Year sees the official start of summer in Cape Town. If you want to sunbathe head off to Queen's Beach or Sandy Bay. To the east of the city, you'll find the De Hoop Game Reserve known the world over as a place where you might be able to catch a glimpse of an African lion or a Cape buffalo. Hikers will find numerous trails of varying difficulty on Table Mountain, one of the peaks that frames the city.

Hot villa rentals to ring in the New Year

Summer in Rio de Janeiro kicks into full swing in January. The city's famed Ipanema Beach is always hopping and is a hot spot for both beach volleyball and beach football. Although the famed carnival celebration is still a month or so away, Rio does celebrate the day of San Sebastian every January 20th. And no trip to Rio is complete without trying a dish of feijoada washed down with a Caipirinha cocktail.