Whitewashed and geometric on the outside, cosy within, this five-bedroom villa makes a welcoming home for up to 12 guests. Interiors are modern and minimal, enlivened by tropical tchotchkes (fruity artworks, rattan furnishings, pineapple motifs and the like). The large lounge has a working fireplace and there’s a state-of-the-art kitchen, sizeable pool and gardens, and sunbathing and dining terraces. All bedrooms have a private ensuite, and guests are showered with extras: two hours’ free daily babysitting, access to the spa, a 10-minute spa treatment, fresh flowers in rooms, a customised minibar… Plus, high-speed WiFi, a Bluetooth-enabled sound-system and board games. You have the run of Finca Cortesin’s lures, too: a beach club, tennis courts, golf greens and a trio of restaurants.