Sometimes, a regular hotel room just won’t do. If you’re travelling with family or just want to indulge, the villas listed below will suit your needs perfectly.
Four Seasons Resort at Maldives Landaa Giravaaru
Not every atoll in the island nation of the Maldives is created equal.
The UNESCO protected Baa atoll, with its rich population of manta rays, whale sharks, hawksbilled turtles and fish, counts among the more privileged ones. Lucky then, that there’s an exquisite Four Seasons resort there waiting to welcome you.
The Four Seasons Resort at Maldives Laandaa Giravaaru’s over water villas are your front row seats to paradise.
Ideal for honeymooners, nature lovers or anyone who likes to wake up to blue oceans stretching out into the horizon, the Four Season’s Sunset and Sunrise Water Villas with Pool villas are designed for complete immersion into the wondrous landscape and incredible – you guessed it – views of the setting or rising sun.
The villas come equipped with a small infinity pool which merges with the waters of the Indian Ocean. An overwater net with inviting pillows is the perfect spot for afternoon naps, and if you ever want to take a swim in your backyard; just walk down a series of steps, and you’re right into the warm waters of the sea.
At dusk, order a cocktail, dangle your feet over the ledge, and let your toes skim the edge of the warm water with schools of fish swimming below. This is paradise indeed.
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
This wine estate out in the Tuscan countryside is the perfect venue for that overdue get together with family or friends you’ve been dreaming of.
From the outside, the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco looks like it’s been whisked away from the medieval era and dropped amid the lavender and vineyards of Brunello wine county, and in a way, it has.
This medieval hamlet still includes the noble family’s original villa as a centerpiece, and renovated farm houses make up the estate’s remaining 23 suites and villas.
If you’re thinking big for your travels, head for the Villa Biondi. One of the estate’s largest villas available, the two-storey Biondi can comfortably accommodate 10 adults and comes with a heated outdoor pool and terrace to make the most of the Tuscan sun. Though the outside is reliced, the beautiful contemporary interiors would look right at home in an interior design magazine you’d pick off a shelf. Spend you days inside them, or doing one of the many outdoor activities on offer – including a tee off in a 18 hole Tim Weiskopf golf course.
Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara
Like a great adventure with the training wheels on, the Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara let’s you enjoy the thrill of safari’s, horseback riding and more, with all the comfort of a pristine luxury hotel room to return to when you’re done.
Located on the desert island of Sir Bani Yas, the resort is only one hour away from the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi, but once you’re there, you’d never know it.
Home to the Arabian Wildlife Park, the area is teeming with cheetahs, onyx and so much fauna, that if you avoid looking at the waters of the Gulf; you’d be forgiven to think you’re in sub Saharan Africa.
If you’re after a sense of seclusion during your trip, the resort’s One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa is a great option.
Tucked away from the main resort complex and with direct access to the beach, the villa genuinely makes you feel like you’re on a far flung desert island. It skips the rough living part of course.
The One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa comes with a private plunge pool, sun loungers, a separate living area and kitchenette and exquisite Arabian designs for a unique sense of place.
This legendary five star is still the go to hotel for luxury travelers in Morocco and though there’s plenty of quality options to choose from, few capture the imagination like this Grande Dame does.
Set in 20 acres acres of historical Royal gardens, the hotel’s exotic and exclusive Riads are La Mamounia at its best.
700 m2 of Jacques Garcia designed space include: three rooms, terraces, a solarium, and a heated swimming pool centered around a patio. Within this parlor of luxury, you’re completely cut off from the outside world. However, if you ever want know what the mortals are doing beyond your walls, climb to the upstairs terrace for direct views onto the hotel’s gardens and Atlas mountains.
Staffed by a dedicated butler and a retinue of La Mamounia’s longest standing members of staff, La Maounia’s Riad’s offer one of the most indulgent luxury experiences you can ever have in a hotel.
The Riviera Maya is one of the trendiest places to escape to for the holidays. So when a hotel manages to make it feel like the secluded corner of beach and jungle that it is; it’s worth taking note.
The Rosewood Mayakoba does just that. This resort of over-water bungalows and villas blends seamlessly with Mexico’s dramatic landscape.
Every villa and suite is tucked away in a private cul-de-sac overlooking the waters of the lagoon and comes with a private boat dock for those who want to travel by lancha (a traditional fishing boat) to other parts of the resort.
The Casa Laguna, a 3-bedroom villa spanning over 500 square meters is the Rosewood Mayakoba’s crown jewel.
Made to accommodate up to 6 adults, the Casa Laguna is designed to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Five dedicated members of staff – including a Chef in the villa’s private kitchen – are at hand to cater to your every need and make sure your stay is 100% stress free. The villa’s floor to ceiling windows offer incredible views over the lagoon, and the outdoor deck is perfect for sun downers, especially with the sound of tropical birds chirping all around.