12 great independent holidays in Europe – perfect for the whole family


Arianna Chatzidakis

In search of the ultimate self-catering holiday in Europe, but you don’t know where to start? Our guide to the ideal destinations for families and couples will put you on the right track.

From a summer or winter getaway with your loved ones (be it parents, kids, grandparents, or your significant other), we’ve found 12 enviable vacations that will allow you to spend quality time having fun. with your loved ones. Which destination will you choose?

Costa del Sol, Spain: Self Catering Holidays

The stunning Costa del Sol is home to numerous Blue Flag beaches, making it the perfect summer destination for families and couples.

Wyndham Grand Residences Costa del Sol


Ideal for those looking for a sumptuous break, Wyndham Grand Residences Costa del Sol is located between the glitzy Marbella and the city of Malaga. It offers numerous luxury apartments offering one, two and three bedrooms, all featuring stylish interiors. But best of all: all apartments are equipped with a jacuzzi or glass plunge pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Foodies will also be delighted to know that the residence has many restaurants under its care, as well as cocktail and poolside bars. This is food for thought!

Book from £140 per night here

Wyndham Costa del Sol Residences


One for families, Wyndham Costa del Sol Residences combines elegance and entertainment and has all the facilities you need for your family vacation abroad. From the kids’ club and fitness center to the swimming pool and access to the tennis courts, there are plenty of options to keep every member of the family entertained.

Nearby you can explore the Selwo Marina Dolphinarium (a favorite with the kids!) or take a ride on the Teleferico cable car. Many options to create special holiday memories.

Book from £90 per night here

Ramada Residences Costa del Sol


Stunning sub-tropical gardens surround this residence and the welcoming self-contained apartments are perfect for both short and long term stays. Comfortably furnished to make you feel truly settled, apartment options range from studios to triples, with all bedroom amenities and WiFi.

The Costa del Sol is also renowned for its proximity to golf courses and a stay in Ramada Residences puts you in the perfect place to practice your swing!

Book from £75 per night here

Ramada Hotel & Suites Costa del Sol


Families who enjoy lounging by the pool will appreciate this independent stay, which has a beautiful pool area surrounded by deckchairs. While mom and dad enjoy some well-deserved downtime, the kids will have fun at the kids’ club, which offers an explosive program of events.

the Ramada Hotel & Suites the accommodation is set in landscaped gardens which accommodate families of up to 6 people per apartment. Al fresco a la carte dining and an around the world buffet are some of the delicious dining options available.

Book from £60 per night here

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Tenerife, Spain: Self Catering Holidays

An ideal destination for those wishing to travel between April and October, Tenerife remains warm even in the winter months. With plenty to see and do, add this hotspot to your travel bucket list!

Wyndham Costa Adeje Residences


Located on the sunny south side of Tenerife, this family residence offers both mountain and sea views. A large curved swimming pool for adults adjoins the children’s pool, both surrounded by comfortable sun loungers. Accommodation options at Wyndham Costa Adeje Residences range from one, two and three bedroom apartments offering stunning ocean views and private hot tubs to deluxe and superior accommodation suites. Could you even ask for more?

Book from £90 per night here

Wyndham Residences Golf del Sur


Located in the verdant oasis of Golf del Sur, guests staying at this charming resort will enjoy views of the awe-inspiring Mount Teide (your Instagram will thank you). The residences are in a peaceful location, but just 20 minutes away you will find lively bars, pubs and international restaurants which are perfect for exploring in the evening.

Alternatively, to Wyndham Residences Golf del Sur to watch the resort’s live entertainment, which ranges from jazz, rock and soul artists, to flamenco nights, tribute shows and more.

Book from £90 per night here

Ramada Residences Costa Adeje


Near the tourist hotspot of Playa de las Americas, Ramada Residences brings a relaxed family atmosphere, with a breathtaking view of the ocean. For self-catering accommodation, you have the choice of studios as well as one- and two-bedroom residences with fully-equipped kitchens, living areas and terraces.

Nearby you can bask in the glorious Spanish sun on the beach or explore hidden towns and villages.

Book from £75 per night here

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Aegean Coast, Turkey: Self Catering Holidays

The Aegean coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, as well as historical sites where you can soak up Turkish culture.

Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa


One for golf lovers, Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa has an 18-hole golf course on its doorstep that is sure to keep dad entertained! Kids can make memories in the small water park and on-site tennis courts, while mom can unwind in the spa with sauna and Turkish baths.

Book from £60 per night here

Ramada Milas Bozbuk Residences


Offering great value for a self-catering holiday, this residence has the wow factor with its own beach club. Located near the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, this place is perfect for couples and families.

During a stay at Ramada Milas Bozbuk Residenceswe recommend visiting the seasonal town of Altinkum, as well as Bozbuk Bay (which you can see from your balcony!).

Book from £60 per night here

Austria: Self Catering Holidays

A top destination for skiers, snowboarders, hikers or those looking for something a little different this year, Austria will be your new vacation playground.

Ramada Residences Saalfelden


Located in the Austrian Alps, this traditional Alpine design residence is truly perfect. Book a stay at Ramada Residences Saalfelden apartments in summer to enjoy a bike ride or a scenic hike.

Alternatively, stick around during the winter season to enjoy the snow and go skiing or sledding – not to mention a trip to Salzburg’s festive Christmas markets.

Book from £60 per night here

Scotland: Self Catering Holidays

Scotland is home to an array of landscapes, from mountains to lochs, rivers to forests – your dream holiday awaits.

Wyndham Duchally Country Estate


Ideal starting point for your holidays in Scotland, the Wyndham Duchally Country Estate houses hotel rooms and 55 magnificent pavilions that can accommodate four, six or eight people. Set in 27 acres of parkland, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors, or you can stay tucked away in the comfort of the estate and unwind in the jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and spa.

Book from £125 per night here

Cornwall: Independent Holidays

Cornwall is perfect for a short break, a spa weekend or a longer family holiday, thanks to its pretty beaches and wild moorland.

Wyndham Trenython Mansion


The winner Wyndham Trenython Mansion dates back to 1872 and has since found new life while retaining all of its historical character. With a hotel room and self-catering lodge available, you can choose the accommodation that suits you.

The youngest members of the family can explore the mansion’s charming wooded playground, while adults can indulge in restorative treatments using natural aromatherapy oils at the mansion’s Templespa.

Book from £80 per night here

A stay at one of the above residences offers complete flexibility and is COVID secure with the Wyndham Residences Count On Us program.


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