Imagine a luxury villa with its own swimming pool and beach access, combined with a team of staff on hand to cater for your every whim. A luxury villa holiday offers an escape from the restrictions of a hotel or a resort’s daily routine, giving you the complete freedom to do what you want, when you want. Alternatively, if you are seeking privacy with the option of enjoying first class resort facilities, such as restaurants and children’s clubs, a luxury villa resort may just be the solution, allowing you and your party the best of both worlds.
Nestled between palm trees and set directly on the golden sands of Natai Beach in the Phang Nga Province north of Phuket Island, Iniala Beach House is a masterpiece of design with unrivalled views. Fusing traditional Thai architecture with organic forms, there are four exquisite five bedroom villas and a spectacular penthouse, all facing the Andaman Sea and each with its own infinity-edged swimming pool and sumptuous spa room.
This transcendent beachfront escape regularly hosts many of the world’s top 50 chefs for pop-up dinners and events, bringing a truly gastronomic experience directly to one’s doorstep. There are plenty of adventures and experiences to be had beyond the villa, too. With a fleet of yachts on the island, take a luxurious cruise out to see the majestic Phang Nga Bay, and enjoy the services of on-board chefs, butlers and masseuses. Divers will find they are just an hour’s drive from Khao Lak, a launch pad to Similan and Surin islands, where some of Thailand’s best diving spots can be found, while you may also wish to take a spot of yoga or Pilates on the beach or take on a kayaking or paddle-boarding venture.
Children, meanwhile, will love the ‘Land of Iniala’ Kid’s Club and Hotel. With tree houses and caves to explore in this indoor playroom, little ones will have their own camp to enjoy, and even sleep over in!
Fleming Villa ranks among the Caribbean’s most enchanting retreats and captivates those in search of natural beauty and privacy. Sited on GoldenEye property yet on its own, separate parcel of land — with private beach, private pool and tropical gardens — Fleming Villa offers guests the best of both worlds: the seclusion of a villa vacation and the switched-on scene of a small, sophisticated resort that’s just a short walk away.
The villa comes with dedicated staff that includes a butler, housekeeper and cook. Guests need never leave — but are always welcome at the FieldSpa at GoldenEye, as well as the resort’s restaurants, bars and activities.
Located 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios and less than a 10-minute drive from Ian Fleming International Airport, Fleming Villa sleeps up to 10 people with three bedrooms in the main villa and two standalone guest cottages: Sweet Spot and Pool House.
VILLA SOLA CABIATI, GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO
Just moments away from the 18th century residence Grand Hotel Tremezzo along the shores of Lake Como, you’ll find the majestic Villa Sola Cabiati. Originally built in the 16th century, the residence can sleep up to 12 people in six luxurious suites, each decorated in their own unique style. Outside of the main building, which houses beautifully decorative halls as well as sumptuous accommodation, you can enjoy strolling through traditional Italian gardens or relaxing by the heated pool.
Every detail of your stay will be taken care of by a team of attentive staff - including a villa manager, butler and housekeeper - whilst your personal chef will also prepare whatever your taste buds desire for breakfast, lunch and dinner as part of your stay. Guests can also enjoy access to facilities at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo including the award-winning T Spa and breathtaking T Beach.
BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA, MALLORCA
Sheltered by the Tramuntana mountains on Mallorca’s peaceful north-west coast, Belmond La Residencia is one of the most coveted hotels on the island set in lush gardens and olive groves, overlooking the sleepy artists’ village of Deià where English poet Robert Graves fled post war Europe. A short walk from the hotel, with three double bedrooms, the eponymous Villa offers deluxe spacious, self-catering accommodation with its own swimming pool – perfect for families or friends travelling together.
Enjoy daily breakfast in the hotel and full access to the amazing facilities including tennis courts, pools, restaurants and the Spa. Take an art class, explore the region’s cultural treasures by Vespa, hike in the hills, or let the hotel pack you a picnic feast to enjoy on one of the ancient terraces, transported by one of the resident donkeys.
THE WESTERINGS AT ROYAL WESTMORELAND, BARBADOS
This elegantly decorated Colonial style villa in St James enjoys a prime location at the 13th hole of the Royal Westmoreland’s Championship golf course, overlooking the course towards the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea. The main villa sleeps twelve and features an open plan lounge, fully-fitted kitchen and five bedrooms, of which the master suite has its own private lounge and covered terraces for greater privacy.
A guest cottage sits adjacent to the villa and comprises the sixth bedroom, which along with a bathroom, kitchenette, lounge, a fully equipped games room and dedicated media area, provides the ideal independent solution for families travelling with other relatives or teenagers.
Outdoor living areas include a dining and bar area with barbecue and an expansive terrace that surrounds the luxurious infinity edge pool and jacuzzi. Guests enjoy access to Royal Westmoreland’s superb facilities which include the par 72, 18-hole, Championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior and a complimentary shuttle service to Mullins Beach.
LA CLÉ DES MONTAGNES, FRANSCHHOEK
La Clé des Montagnes is a French-accented retreat in the former Huguenot enclave of Franschhoek, a picturesque town noted for its stellar cuisine, high-end boutiques, affluent arts scene and beautiful nature reserves. Comprising just four exclusive luxury villas and an exclusive array of hidden luxuries, the property is ideally located within South Africa’s famed Winelands region and just a short distance from central Franschhoek itself.
Enjoy the private paradise of your luxury villa, each with butler service, private swimming pool and beautifully styled interiors. Styles vary from Victorian farmhouse at La Grange and traditional French décor at Le Manoir to La Galerie’s bold and vibrant blend of antique and contemporary and a modern fusion of east-meets-north Africa at Le Colonial. Guests can experience life on a working wine estate whilst enjoying the many first-class facilities of this exceptional property.