10th March 2022

Celebrating the best of the Mediterranean with SPL Villas

At Saltee our culture is defined by the spirit of sunny exploration, the essence of exotic adventuring, and the willingness to surrender to the perspective-altering moments every holiday experience can offer – when you embrace the Saltee mindset.

For many Brits, transformative travel moments are framed by holidays to the Mediterranean. We talked to the team at SPL Villas to seek some insider tips on undiscovered luxury locations across southern Europe. 

Canary Islands – Lanzarote

Starting with an outlier, albeit a sunny one, Lanzarote is busy shifting its reputation as a “flip and flop” holiday destination to a true cultural and active holiday hotspot. 

 

The national parks provide a playground for trekking and we encourage you to visit the tunnel of Atlantis, the largest underwater volcanic tunnel in the world, which was forged by an eruption on the island around 20,000 years ago. The mountains in the north are a good spot to view of the surreal landscape that resulted from the eruption, although even at ground level you can see traces.

 
The foodie scene is also taking off, with a huge variety of restaurants offering up freshly caught seafood and locally grown wine. With warm weather all year round, SPL Villas have curated a collection of locations that suit the climate and your holiday expectations 12 months of the year. 

 

Cyprus

It’s not just the weather that’s warm in Cyprus; you’ll find Cypriots welcoming and accommodating, making this Mediterranean island ideal for groups of all sizes, families, large groups and romantic getaways. You’ll come across endless beaches that hug the coastline, cities filled with places to eat and drink and attractions for visitors of all ages.

 

Some of our favourite spots include Cyprus’s many coves and beaches, locations such as Konnos Beach, surrounded by a national park, or Nissi Beach, with its stunning shallow waters. Step back in time with Paphos‘ archaeological remains, which contrasts with the vibrant bustling nearby waterfront.

 

Sicily

Just off the toe of Italy’s boot, the climate of Sicily benefits from its proximity to North Africa. Long ago, the Romans thought there were four gods of the wind, one blowing in each direction, but when visiting Sicily, you only have to concern yourself with one. The southern wind blowing up from the Sahara, combined with the Mediterranean sun, keeps the island warm all year round. 

Sicilian food culture has the duality of local delicacies and national Italian favourites. When you’ve had your fill of street market delights, antipasti and pasta alla Norma, you can explore the island’s many wonders…enticing old towns, captivating ruins and stunning landscapes. Plus the pale gold beaches and bright blue seas make for the perfect spot to enjoy the sun.

 

Costa del Sol

The Costa has come a long way since the tourist boom of the 70s and 80s. A great base to explore the contrasts of Andalucia. You can find culturally significant sites and natural wonders often beside each other. In cities, you can explore narrow streets of the mediaeval centres before turning a corner and finding yourself in the glamour of a modern city.    

 

As foodies at SPL Villas we enjoy the fresh seafood of the Costa de Sol coupled with spectacular villa options.  

 

This mindset for exploration and transformative European travel is why Saltee has aligned with SPL Villas for 2022 as our Med villa partner. SPL Villas have villas in Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey.

 

Exclusively the SPL team have generously agreed to provide a 5% discount on any of their bookings for summer 2022 by using the code 5SALTEE when you book your luxury accommodation. Happy exploring. 

 

T’s & C’s

Promotions cannot be combined with any other discount. Only one use of the coupon code per villa booking. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. SPL Villas reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time, without notice. The coupon codes are not transferrable or redeemable for cash. If a coupon is used and an entire booking is cancelled at a later date (in line with our cancellation policies), by the claimant, the coupon will no longer be valid. A coupon cannot be redeemed against a previous booking.

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