Ireland – the perfect holiday destination for 2011

There is one surefire way to beat the New Year's Blues and that is to book a holiday. While some of us still crave the sun, sea and sand of Spain and Portugal, an increasing number of us are looking closer to home for our annual vacation. Ireland can be your perfect holiday destination in 2011. Ireland offers visitors a unique culture, beautiful scenery and a very welcoming welcome. There are some fantastic places to stay and we recommend that if you are looking for a truly Irish, get an Irish holiday villa. In Ireland, self-catering homes are very often in beautiful places, far from the big cities and many of them, and have this distinctive character, which is "Ireland".

The most popular stay areas in Ireland are the southern and western counties of Kerry, Cork and Galway. Many visitors go there because of its stunning nature, beautiful walks and dramatic coastline. But there is much more to Ireland and it is worth exploring the northern and eastern counties of Donegal, Antrim, Wexford and Waterford. And don't forget the cities – Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Killarney.

Whether you choose a Donegal villa or a country house in Kerry, a holiday villa in Ireland will turn into your home from home as well as your holiday home. You will have all the modern conveniences and home amenities that a hotel room cannot give you, and you will have the freedom to do what you want when you want. Self-catering villas are a great way to relax in Ireland. Go as a family or group and you can get great deals with accommodation costing just £ 5 per person per night. Ireland offers a fantastic range of properties from secluded romantic couples to large, well-appointed holiday homes or group gatherings.

Getting to Ireland is easy, there are international airports in Belfast and Dublin, and flight times from the UK and Europe are short. Many people choose to travel with the convenience of their own car and take the ferry from one of the many ports. With daily sailing, most vacation home companies will be able to organize your ferry trip with your accommodation reservation and work with established companies such as Stena Line, P&O and DFDS Norfolk Line.

Why not take a few minutes to explore what Ireland has to offer and more about the wonderful holiday villas that will be your home away from home.