SANDRA & PETER: The Founders of SPL Villas
Sandra and Peter took their first villa holiday over 28 years ago, travelling to Lanzarote with their family. They loved the space and privacy that their holiday villa provided them and so they kept returning. During their time in Lanzarote, they built up an expert knowledge of the island and the villa holiday market. Harnessing this knowledge, they successfully launched Villas We Trust in 2017, and, following this success they expanded the team and the company in 2020, with the introduction of SPL Villas. They remain an integral part of the business today, offering their advice and assistance to the team and our customers alike.
I first joined the travel industry after finishing university almost 20 years ago and have never wanted to work in any other sector since. I have been extremely fortunate to have travelled the world within various different roles, visiting destinations that otherwise I most probably would never have seen. There are so many beautiful places to visit and I am proud to be involved in sharing some of them with you through the villa holidays that we offer. I truly love taking family villa holidays, having travelled away with friends initially, but more so with my family of late.
TOP TRAVEL TIP: Try the local food within your holiday destination. There are so many culinary delights to explore, so make sure you try as much as you can.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION & VILLA: Croatia – Villa Anna
I love Croatia, it is stunningly beautiful and full of heritage, so anywhere you choose to visit, you will not be disappointed. This villa is located on the Island of Brac, an easy ferry ride from Split. If you want a villa holiday to get away from it all, yet still have everything you need, then this villa will not disappoint.
Head of Supply
I first started working in the Travel Industry in 2012, when I worked overseas in France. Over the past 10 years I have had the opportunity to visit some incredible destinations and experience some amazing countries. Villa holidays are the perfect way to spend time as a couple, family, or group of friends. Some of my favourite holiday memories are those spent with family in villas and its now my job to help you create special memories on your own villa holiday!
TOP TRAVEL TIP: With the majority of our villas having a 4pm check in, explore the local restaurants and enjoy a local lunch, before arriving at your villa.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION & VILLA: Greece – Villa Zoe
Greece is perfect for a summer holiday, with warm, crystal clear waters to swim in and traditional Greek villages to explore! The luxurious Villa Zoe in Zakynthos is one of my favourites, with incredible views of the sea, a huge swimming pool and an alfresco dining area for BBQs with your family & friends. Villa Zoe is 2km from Zakynthos Town, where you can explore the Greek Taverna’s and experience some fantastic food and hospitality!
I have been in the travel industry since 1994 and previously worked for a major high street travel agent where I gained most of my experience and expertise. Before joining SPL Villas, I was working for an independent family run travel company where I enjoyed compiling complex worldwide itineraries. When not endeavouring to deliver the best memories possible for my customers, I am either enjoying the sun or longing for its return.
TOP TRAVEL TIP: If you fancy a catered meal, why not ask us about local chefs, who can come and prepare you a delicious meal within your villa.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION & VILLA: Turkey - Villa Azalea
I love visiting Turkey and have taken many family holidays to this destination. This villa is wonderfully spacious, private and offers superb sea views. With local amenities and the beach close by, it is perfect for a family villa holiday or with a group of friends.
I first started working in the villa sector of the travel industry 17 years ago and have been a passionate advocate of villa holidays ever since. I have travelled with my job all over Europe and have stayed at some of the most wonderful villas in some of the most incredible destinations. I love taking a villa holiday with my family and friends and I have stayed in the majority of the destinations that SPL Villas feature.
TOP TRAVEL TIP: Book in advance to ensure you get the villa that you want, availability goes quickly and you don’t want to miss out!
FAVOURITE DESTINATION & VILLA: Mallorca, Spain - Casablanca Carbo
I have had many wonderful villa holidays in Mallorca with friends and family. Pollensa, Cala San Vicente and Alcudia are perfect destinations for a villa holiday, with warm weather, friendly locals, beautiful family beaches and great cuisine to be found there. I love this villa as it has stunning sea views and it isn’t too far from the beach, the shops or the restaurants and cafes.
I have been in travel for 25 years, starting off as a modern apprentice in a Travel Agent and I have also worked for Tour Operators too. I have plenty of experience within the travel industry. I have been lucky enough to travel far and wide, yet there is still so much of the world I still need to see!
TOP TRAVEL TIP: Having a plan/itinerary for 1 or 2 days of your holiday, to ensure you get the most out of the destination. We tend to hire bikes and explore.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION & VILLA: Florida, Orlando - Villa Towhee
Orlando gives the best of both worlds for everyone of all ages, you can have an action packed fun filled day, or a busy day shopping, but mostly you can relax and unwind in your villa with family and friends and just do nothing.
Before joining SPL Villas, I was working for an independent family run business where I enjoyed providing excellent service to clients. Here at SPL Villas I continue supporting and assisting our customers to ensure they choose the perfect villa holiday home that is right for them.
TOP TRAVEL TIP: Appreciate the local culture and if possible learn some phrases, even if it’s how to order a glass of wine.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION & VILLA: Protaras, Cyprus - Villa Sunset
Rich in history and culture, Cyprus is a super destination for a villa holiday. This 5 star villa with sea view is so spacious and it’s perfect for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.