The brand new year brings fresh opportunities for one to indulge in dollops of wanderlust. To whet your travel appetites
The brand new year brings fresh opportunities for one to indulge in dollops of wanderlust. To whet your travel appetites, we showcase 20 luxury villas from the beautiful island of Bali to the expansive Arabian Desert, each perfect for a touch of romance, a family adventure or simply to relax and unwind.
Alila Villas Soori, Ocean Pool Villa, Bali
With unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean, the luxurious Ocean Pool villas at the eco-designed Alila Villas Soori will instantly transport one to a place of tranquility with its languid private pools looking out to the horizon. Each villa offers complete privacy with cozy yet modern interiors and an incredible open air inner courtyard garden to relax with a good book, a couple of drinks or a delicious meal under the stars.[/ts_one_half] [/ts_row]
Amanpulo,Tree Top Pool Casita, Philippines
One look at the Tree Top Pool Casitas by Amanpulo will tempt one to say Mabuhay to the Philippines in a heartbeat. Located on the remote Cuyo Islands, these hideaways amongst the trees present sumptuous views of white beaches and clear blue waters as one dips in their own private pool. Each casita reflects island decor with coconut shell tables and pebble washed walls while the spacious Cebu bathroom features generous windows and an inviting bath for long, relaxing soaks.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa, UAE
Take a Bedouin adventure with loved ones at Banyan Tree Al Wadi in the United Arab Emirates. These are unique, magnificently appointed tented villas with sophisticated modern furnishings and private pools shimmering like oasis in the desert heat. Take in views of sloping sand dunes as one luxuriates in the freestanding bathtub in a bathroom with floor to ceiling windows or head off into the sunset with a camel caravan ride into the Al Wadi Nature Reserve.
Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Villa Eleana, France
Charming, sophisticated and peaceful are just some of the ways to describe the regal Villa Eleana on the grounds of Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc. Impeccably furnished with three distinctly designed bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, fully equipped kitchen and private pool, family and friends alike will warm to this generous home away from home. This two level Villa also features comfortable terrace to relax with a glass in hand and admire wonderfully green gardens and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei Hot Spring Villa, China
Surrounded by mystical mountain peaks, karst caves and crystal waters, Banyan Tree’s first hot spring resort in beautiful Chongqing Beibei, China is a serene, healing haven for ultimate rejuvenation. A standout amongst its villas is the two-bedroom Hot Spring Villa featuring modern interiors with traditional Oriental elements and breathtaking views from spacious balconies. Plunge into one’s own private pool or enjoy a personal hot spring, it is a magnificent retreat for both couples and families.
An Lam Villas, Hill Rock Villas, Vietnam
Along the unspoiled south-central coast of Nha Trang, Vietnam lies the idyllic Hill Rock Villas by An Lam Villas. High above Ninh Van Bay, these villas offer views for miles of the surrounding water and forest. Each three-level villa occupies over 86 sqm of space featuring an openair lounge space and plunge pool on the middle level while the bedroom occupies prime spot on the top level with a balcony to sit and while away the hours in total tranquillity
Eagle’s Nest, Eagle Spirit Villas, New Zealand
Escape into the romantic hillside villas of the Eagle’s Nest and take in breath-taking scenes of the Bay of Islands. Eagle Spirit Villas offers complete serenity and boasts of three bedrooms, an 18 metre heated infinity pool, jacuzzi and gourmet kitchen. Indulge in gourmet meals by a personal chef, then take a leisurely walk on the Estates private beach. The villa is a wonderful getaway for friends and family, providing everything a private retreat needs and more.
The Datai, Beach Villa, Langkawi
Surrounded by lush rainforest, The Datai is renowned for its captivating views of the glorious Datai Bay and premier accommodations. The new Beach Villas are no exception, offering direct access to the pristine beach through a private lawn and occasions to reconnect with nature as one relaxes in this forest escape. Each villa features one or two well-appointed bedrooms with chic timber and glass design, spacious bathroom with designer bath, inviting pool, sundeck and full butler service.
Song Saa, Over Water Villa, Cambodia
Melt into the expansive views of the ocean from the comfort of Song Saa’s Over Water Villa in the Cambodia Islands. On a private island in the Gulf of Thailand, dive straight into crystal clear waters from the balcony and enjoy luxury eco-living at its best with exquisite furniture and floors made from recycled driftwood and timber. Shower outdoors on the private deck, dip in the infinity pool or stroll on unspoiled beaches in this secluded paradise.
Parrot Cay by COMO, COMO Villa, Turks & Caicos
The award-winning Parrot Cay by COMO in sun soaked Turks & Caicos sits on a compact, remote 1,000 sqm island featuring some of the most exclusive accommodations in the Caribbean. COMO Villa is a sumptuous three bedroom villa with direct beach access, immaculate ocean views, a glittering swimming pool and outdoor showers. Relax on four poster beds with romantic white voile draping or on the verandah with a private butler attending to one’s every need.
St Regis, The Strand Villa, Bali
From the impeccably furnished 580 sq. meter beachfront St. Regis Strand Villa, stroll directly onto beach and straight into the Indian Ocean. With rich Balinese artwork displayed throughout, relax on Egyptian Ploh linens or bathe in the stand-alone bathtub warmed by fine lighting. Sit by the private pool in the split level garden at the Bale Bengong (Indonesian style gazebo) to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast or romantic dinner served by one’s very own private butler.
One&Only The Palm Beachfront Villa, Dubai
One&Only The Palm offers freestanding, contemporary villas right on the beach, a secluded hideaway in bustling Dubai. These opulent doublestorey villas are an ideal setting for couples or a family getaway with its two master bedrooms, open plan living space and private pool amid verdant gardens. With the help of the dedicated hosts, have the perfect dinner party for friends and family at the majlis-style dining area under a shaded gazebo.
Domaine dela Bretseche & Spa Two Bedroom Villa, France
Be enchanted by the quaint Domaine dela Bretsche & Spa with its well-manicured lawns, classic bricked exterior walls and homely yet luxurious manor dwellings. Be a part of elegant French living in these Villas, situated in a former sheep hold on the property, with its two charming bedrooms, fully equipped kitchettes and open living/dining space. Sip on a glass of fine French wine on the private terrace as one gently melts into the surroundings.
The Spring Cottage, Clivenden Estate, England
Along scenic banks of the Thames, The Spring Cottage is a cosy, secluded escape from the bustle of city life. Built in 1813 as a Summerhouse for the Countess of Orkney, this lovely cottage retains its country elegance while being stylishly updated with modern comforts and decor, and enough room for up to six guests. Enjoy quiet evenings reading by the warm fireplace or venture outdoors to the private garden to unwind in the company of the Thames.
The Inn at Little Washingon Claiborne House, USA
Built in 1899, the Claiborne House sits elegantly on the grounds of The Inn at Little Washington in the historic town of Washington. Stunningly remodeled to preserve its classic American colonial décor, Claiborne House is an ideal getaway for couples, families or for exquisite wedding parties. This luxurious cottage features two bedrooms, living and dining room, media room and an outdoor terrace to relax and take in the views of the private gardens.
Bushman’s Kloof Koro Lodge, South Africa
A stay at ultra-luxe Koro Lodge promises the ultimate African retreat. Sited on the exclusive Bushman’s Kloof wellness retreat within World Heritage Site, Cape Floral Kingdom, Koro Lodge features two master bedrooms, kid’s loft area and private pool. It is a great escape for the family with the Lodge providing personalized service from meals to children’s activities. Leave one’s cares behind as one takes guided walks through picturesque landscape or enjoys treatments at the spa to rejuvenate one’s senses.
Rayavadee Family Pavillion, Krabi, Thailand
Uniquely designed in a circular pattern paired with stylish, rich interiors, the two-storey Family Pavillion at the Rayavadee bids a warm welcome to any family vacation. This fabulous Pavillion has two grand bedrooms, comfortable ensuite bathrooms, cosy sitting room and an outdoor private terrace to enjoy wonderful meals. Surrounded by shady coconut trees, limestone cliffs and pristine beaches with the Andaman Sea just a stroll away, the Family Pavillion is a dream tropical hideaway creating idyllic family moments.
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso One Bedroom Beachfront Luxury Villa,Mexico
The impeccably designed One Bedroom Beachfront Luxury Villa at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso is a retreat with wellness in mind. Relax with daily massages and treatments in the privacy of one’s own wellness room. Indoor and outdoor spaces are combined seamlessly where just steps from the comfort of the spacious master bedroom is the inviting pool to dive into. Luxury is in every detail with Bulgari bath amenities and customised music selections from the villa iPad for all to enjoy.
Trisara Ocean View Pool Villa, Phuket
Rising over the treetops and towards turquoise waters, the Ocean View Pool Villa at the stunning Trisara is an inviting solitary haven. This 240 sqm one bedroom villa of teak and stone features oversized king beds, a 10 meter infinity pool, a garden-facing bathroom with a deep soaking tub. Be lulled into a state of rest with the ever present sounds of the ocean as one dines poolside with the sun setting in the horizon over the Andaman Sea.
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