There’s simply nothing to beat a private villa for a discreet and relaxed stay away with friends or the wider family. And with our tempting luxury selection this week you’ll want to make these gorgeous spots your home-from-home for as long as you possibly can…
Villa Buena, Ibiza, Spain
The famous Balearic island is unbeatable for lazy days and giddy nights, and this stunning place to be based at sits high above the bay of Es Torrent at a pinnacle of opulence. The three impressive bedrooms can accommodate six guests, and if you’re planning a surprise for, well, a couple of couples then they’re going to love it, with its heated infinity pool, outdoor hot tub and choice of terraces to track the sun. The modern architecture is beautifully planted in its own landscaped, tropical gardens – a great place for no plans in particular, especially when you choose an on-site chef…
Casa Amin, Baru, Colombia
A delightful, eight-bedroom villa that’s superbly located in the tropical Cholon bay of Barú, just 35 minutes by boat from the ancient port city of Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The tropical climate naturally makes Cartagena a popular beach destination. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, premium linens and amenities, and – naturally –a spacious private terrace overlooking the ocean. Additionally, the villa has plenty of breezy outdoor areas, like a large verandah with living and dining areas, plus heated swimming pool with jacuzzi and kids’ pool. Resident house staff will look after you with maximum attentiveness.
Villa du Soleil, St Tropez, France
With six bedrooms that can sleep 12 guests, this ritzy gem is perfect for a bigger party, and because it’s near restaurants, golf courses, the beach and great shops there’s entertainment and stimulus in all directions. Or, of course, plan to do absolutely nothing but admire the sweeping views of the glinting blue Med, with the occasional dip into the infinity pool, as is customary on the Riviera. Catering options range from minimum arrival goodies to daily breakfasts and children’s suppers, right up to your own chef who for six days out of seven will be whetting your appetite for what’s coming up next. Stylish relaxation guaranteed!
Uluwatu Estate, Bali, Indonesia
This tropical estate, perched high on a cliffside above Nyang Nyang beach, frames a perfectly spectacular outlook, a breath-taking infinity pool offers views of the rolling waves and beach below, and the surrounding greenery is bursting with natural beauty. Each of the eight independent suites offers a choice of indoor and outdoor bathing, with signature handcrafted baths set in private enclaves of those luscious gardens. If you’ve got to get physical then you can work your way through the fully-equipped gym, billiards and table-tennis…
Villa Pentagon, Algarve, Portugal
A short hop from the airport is this beauty, that in turn is a short, 10-minute walk from the Praia da Gale coast, keeping you connected yet slightly off the beaten track. The accommodation is pretty lush by any standards in this newly-built villa for eight people, and if you’re the kind of person who seeks certainty then this one’s for you… because as well as an outdoor swimming pool there’s a heated indoor one available too, plus a sauna and gym. Meanwhile, as sunshine is really likely to be plentiful, there are several terraces with tremendous Atlantic ocean vistas.
ÀNI Dominican Republic
This stunner occupies its own private peninsula of the island’s north coast, with 270-degree views of the Atlantic. Accommodation for no less than 28 guests is provided by Villa Larimar with its sunrise vistas and west-facing Villa Amber, with swaying palm trees abounding. Some thirty on-site staff take care of absolutely everything for you, including food and excursions, which can include kite-surfing, fossil-hunting, scuba diving, fishing, whale-watching, and limitless golf…
These villas are our pick, but to find one that exactly meets your dream holiday plans, talk to you 360 Private Travel Designer now.