Uni friends: top 5 villas for a big group holiday

Updated 11 March 2019 | by Sophie Spiers

It's time to blow off some steam with a much needed break, so grab your closest group of uni mates and head for sunnier climates. It's just what you need- a week or two of unfettered fun after the stress of finals. And this might be your last chance  to enjoy time together – who knows where you’ll all be next year?

Pooling resources is a no-brainer; you’ll get much more for your money. If you get a group of friends together, you could be spending as little as £80 a week each on your accommodation. Make sure you take advantage of cheaper flight prices before the schools break up for the summer holidays.

But where to go? Check out these properties we’ve hand-picked for the perfect post-uni holiday. All of these properties sleep at least 14; all of them are reasonably close to an airport and near enough to local amenities, so you won’t need to hire cars, and they all have weeks ready to be booked in June / July this year.

Best villa for a holiday in Bulgaria for a large group

Villa Dani, Golden Sands

Sleeps: 20

Bedrooms: 9

Large pool villa in Golden Sands, Bulgaria

The best bits: It’s only 20km from Varna airport, which has direct flights from Heathrow, Luton and Stansted. Although the villa has its own pool, it’s also only 500m from the nearest beach, and 500m from the nearest bar. Expect daytime temperatures to reach 25°C in June.

Cost for a week in June, if 20 of you go: £80 each! Bargain.

Best villa for a big group holiday to Majorca

Little Bridge House, Palma de Majorca

Sleeps: 15

Bedrooms: 7

Large Palma de Majorca pool villa

The best bits: This villa has a private pool and a snooker table to keep you entertained in house, or you could take a ten minute walk to the nearest bar. Very easy to get to, with direct flights to Palma de Majorca from all over the UK, and it’s only 20km from the airport (cheaply and easily done in a taxi). You could be enjoying more than 27°c here in June.

Cost for a week in June, if 15 of you go: just £83.50 each!

Best villa in Croatia for a large group

Korcula Villa, Korcula

Sleeps: 16

Bedrooms: 8

Big villa in Korcula, Croatia

The best bits: The villa has a pool, large terrace and veranda. The setting is a great base for adventure and exploring this Croatian island, whether you like discovering pebbly coves, dense forests or age-old traditions. 25°c can be expected in June.

Cost for a week in June, if 16 of you go: £192 per person.


Best Greek Island villa for a big group holiday

Villa Kouvohori, Crete

Sleeps: 14

Bedrooms: 5

Large villa in Crete, sleeps 14

The best bits: The sea view is pretty stunning. The villa is within walking distance of tavernas, restaurants, bars, watersports, mountain biking, kite-surfing and supermarkets. 16km from Heraklion International airport. If you are looking for lively nightlife, Hersonisos is only 12km away. It’ll be hot in June; highs of 27°c.

Cost for a week in June, if 14 of you go: £174 per person


Best big group holiday villa in Costa del Sol

Luxury Villa, Mijas

Sleeps: 16

Bedrooms: 6

Costa del Sol pool villa, sleeping 16

The best bits: a recent renter said: “Beautiful villa, very spacious, lovely sized pool, facilities great and beautiful bedrooms.” Private pool, games room, two minute walk to shops and restaurants. Very easy to get to from the UK, located just 30km from Malaga airport. Hot days at the beach can be topped off with lively evenings in Marbella.

Cost for a week in June, if 16 of you go: £200 per person

If none of these is quite right for you, but you do want to go on holiday with a large group of friends, take a look at our other big villas here. Happy holidays!