Luxury villas have steadily become a popular choice over recent years, especially for those who prefer to travel with large families or friends. We’ve found a few exquisite places to share with you.
Some of the obvious advantages of this kind of holiday include privacy, space and freedom, all comparable to the undeniable comfort of our homes. But now imagine all of those benefits accompanied by all the facilities of an incredible luxury hotel in a completely new destination with your loved ones by your side.
Your journey begins with the genuine feeling of arriving at a ‘home away from home’ since luxury villas offer a different and unique vacation experience in comparison to five-star hotels.
Whether it’s a beachfront residence that accommodates the entire family or even an understated, quiet hideaway for a close group of friends, these highly acclaimed properties are situated in some of the most picturesque parts of the world and come complete with the best facilities and services.
Casa del Coco at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo – Costa Rica
Located at the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula, the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is found in a stunning tropical paradise that boasts miles of pristine beaches, breathtaking mountain ranges, forests and magical wildlife. The Casa del Coco Villa at the property offers a gorgeous, luxurious private residence that has been designed to provide guests privacy and unparalleled access to nature, adventure and relaxation. Ideal for families and larger groups, this exclusive getaway comes with endless ocean views and colourful sunsets. The threebedroom villa has a dedicated personal attendant to help guests organise their vacation agenda. Visitors can enjoy poolside barbecues, take part in wellness sessions, indulge in delicious meals prepared by a private chef or experience adrenaline-fuelled activities such as surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and many others. Guests can also visit the Arnold Palmer championship golf course with views of the ocean, take part in a Latin dancing class or head out on extensive guided tours exploring the beautiful national park near this amazing property.
Ultima Geneva Grand Villa – Switzerland
Situated near the shores of Lake Geneva, the Ultima Geneva Grand Villa is a truly unique and modern property providing visitors with the utmost solitude and privacy. Designed with contemporary and upscale luxury features, this marvellous three-floored villa covers 2,000sq/m and comes with a separate villa for any additional guests to enjoy their privacy. The property boasts a master bedroom with its own terrace, seven double bedrooms, a family cinema and a state-of-the-art wellness space comprising a Jacuzzi, Hammam, sauna, pool and fitness gymnasium. Within the villa’s basement is a culinary area where guests can enjoy a teppanyaki experience. While upstairs is a bigger dining room perfect for families and larger groups to relish gourmet meals by the villa’s private chef. The property’s garage features a museum-like room that showcases a vintage car collection, contemporary artwork and arcade games. Since the villa is just a short journey away from the livelier city hub, visitors can also plan a day out visiting and exploring.
Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon Jamaica – Jamaica
The ultimate combination of space and privacy, the Rose Hall Villas are an excellent choice for families or groups to get the feel of a private home while still enjoying the perks of one of Jamaica’s most iconic resort destinations – Half Moon. The villas offer stunning ocean views and are fully staffed with a chef, housekeeper and butler. Each villa features a private pool, outdoor living space, several bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, living and dining rooms. Guests at the property can experience the best of modern Jamaican cuisine, which tells the story of the traditions of farmers and fisher folk from the countryside. The resort also has an 18-hole championship golf course that was designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. Furthermore, visitors can take a stroll on the beach, go horse riding or even try scuba diving. They can also indulge in spa treatments to support their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. The property is located in Montego Bay, a popular destination in Jamaica that boasts wonderfully vibrant nightlife.
Casale I Bianchi at Toscana Resort Castelfalfi – Italy
Among long rows of cypresses and surrounded by a splendid golf course is the Casale I Bianchi – a stunning Tuscan holiday villa that provides guests with the ideal setting for their next luxury experience. Restored to its original splendour through careful renovation, the former farmhouse is now an elegant five-bedroom villa. The living area is characterised by an open space with a fireplace and a spacious kitchen that’s perfect for family and friends to experience the beauty of the countryside. Visitors can spend the day relaxing in the privacy of their garden or swimming pool. They can also take advantage of the various services and activities such as hiking and bike tours in the unspoiled nature and rural landscape, play either golf or tennis, take a grape tasting tour or even participate in cooking demonstrations showcasing the flavours and secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Guests can also visit Pisa, Florence, Siena and other wonderful cities that are less than an hour away to explore delightful art, culture and food offerings.
La Reserva Villa at Finca Cortesin – Spain
Bordered by the Casares Mountains and situated between Marbella and Sotogrande in the south of Spain is the spectacular Finca Cortesin property, which houses the La Reserva Villa. The place is ideal for guests to unplug and decompress at this sanctuary, surrounded by tranquil private gardens overlooking the adjacent golf course and the sea in the distance. Designed with Mediterranean-style architecture and spread out over 420sq/m the villa showcases extremely high-quality finishings with its four ensuite bedrooms, a living room with an authentic log-wood fireplace, a dining room, marble bathrooms and a fully furnished state-of-theart kitchen. Visitors can relax on the villa’s vast exterior terraces and porches or in the garden and private swimming pool. Rated among Spain’s best golf courses, players can also try their hand at the resort’s renowned, world-class, 18-hole championship course that was designed by Cabell B. Robinson and landscaped by Gerald Huggan. Additionally, the property is located only a quick drive away from destinations such as Marbella, Puerto Banús and Sotogrande, making exploring various attractions easy and enjoyable.
Tranquility Villa at Amanyara – Turks and Caicos
A nature lover’s paradise, Amanyara is a slice of serenity on the beautiful island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. Enclosed by a vast wilderness of protected parkland, the property’s Tranquility Villa is the perfect choice for guests yearning for relaxation in a peaceful atmosphere. The wonderfully designed four-bedroom villa is surrounded by lush coastal vegetation and overlooks tranquil ponds and gardens. The individual bedroom pavilions have sliding doors and windows in a manner that brings together the outdoor and indoor spaces. The open-plan living area has high ceilings and a dining area serviced by a dedicated private chef and housekeeper to ensure every detail is seamless. A unique, volcanic rock infinity-edge pool lays calmly in front of a lake view, the best spot for admiring beautiful sunsets. There are more villas available at Amanyara, and they all come with four-seater golf buggies that allow visitors to roam and enjoy entry to the resort’s facilities and services. The property also has convenient access to beautiful white-sand beaches with turquoise waters, making it a premiere destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
Ultima Corfu – Greece
Nested on a dramatic hillside overlooking the rugged coastline and crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea is the Ultima Corfu – a remarkable villa which is the epitome of tranquillity and seclusion to share with friends and family. Guests arrive by boat at this authentic Greek villa’s private dock. Surrounded by deep blue waters, the 1,000sq/m property boasts breathtaking 180-degree views of the Greek and Albanian coasts. There are six suites that include a private dressing room and bathroom in an elegant modern Mediterranean style. The villa features multi-tiered terraced gardens, two heated infinity swimming pools, an impressive waterfall, two outdoor lounges and an alfresco dining area. Guests can savour a blend of Mediterranean-inspired dishes and other culinary experiences prepared by a talented private chef. The villa also includes high-end luxury amenities such as a spa, a mosaic-tiled Hammam with stone seating, Jacuzzi and a cinema room. Visitors can also head down to their own dock and sail on a private yacht discovering spots for snorkelling, swimming in secluded coves and truly experiencing luxury.