The Purple Summer difference

We know that it takes the finest details to make a perfect holiday – it isn’t only about relaxing in the comfort of your villa, it is about the exquisite food and wine that goes alongside it, and the assurance that your every need is of the utmost importance. We do everything we can to make sure that your Purple Summer experience goes beyond your expectations, and so becomes truly special.

“I can honestly say that from the first welcome from the superlative staff it has been pure luxury. They are the most professional yet friendly staff I have come across with no effort spared and all done with gracious ease.”

Purple Summer chef

Purple Summer people

Our people have been at the heart of our philosophy ever since we established our winter company, Purple Ski, in 1991. For many years now we have been known for delivering the highest, always consistent level of service possible. Our people are our most important asset.

As well as providing the loveliest luxury holidays for our guests, we are proud to be an excellent company to work for. Our people are hired based on their skills, experience and attitude. We expect the very best from them, and in return we make sure that they are well looked after, and spend lots of time enjoying themselves, too.

Meet our team
Villa Llenaire playroom


Your children will love staying with Purple Summer – and so will you. We’re always looking for ways to make your holiday and your children’s as happy and hassle-free as possible.

For instance, we’ll gladly serve children’s high tea in the early evening so that you can relax and enjoy dinner with your friends later, while they play nearby or go to bed! Or, if you wish to eat together, your chef will tailor the food to suit young palates.

Children’s equipment such as cots, high chairs, sterilisers, baby listeners, a large selection of games, indoor and outdoor toys are available, and we can even stock up on nappies and wipes to save you bringing them with you. We also have a small number of pushchairs available, or can hire these for you if needed.

“Your staff had the perfect combination of professionalism and friendliness that I have never seen before. They were the ‘perfect hosts’ as it were, as if we were staying in a close friend’s house with all the luxury of a five star hotel.”

Purple Summer nanny


For childcare during the day, we’re able to offer in-house private nannies to look after your children in the comfort of your villas.

All of our nannies have been personally screened by us (including checking references and police records), so you can rest assured your children are in safe hands. All are English speaking, qualified to NNEB or equivalent standard or have significant formal childcare experience, and all hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate.

The cost per nanny for a full week (6 days, 8 hours a day) is €890.


Ratios per nanny (except swimming)
1 Child up to 6 months
2 Children from 6 months – 3 yrs
3 Children from 3 yrs – 6 yrs
4 Children from 6 yrs – 13 yrs

Ratios per nanny (when swimming)
1 Child under 3 yrs
2 Children from 3 yrs – 5yrs
4 Children from 5 yrs and up (must be confident swimmers)


Meet our nannies

Purple Summer cuisine

Find out more about our spectacular chefs

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