While the 5-star hotel is still the luxury experience that we all crave, we are also finding that our clients are looking for new, ultra-personalized experiences that allow for even more relaxation, a deeper focus on wellness, and a greater sense of independence and privacy. The solution is a luxury villa vacation.
A lot of people hear “We rented a villa in the Caribbean/Tuscany/etc. for our vacation” and they think cha-ching $$$! But, that may not be the case. Villa vacations can be great alternatives for several types of travelers adding extra value and convenience to their trips! Villas are great options for multi-generational families, a group of several families with kids, or a group of friends celebrating a special occasion. Basically, you should consider a villa vacation anytime you are going to need 2 or more bedrooms.
Our top villa choices offer exotic locations, private beach access, and personal chefs. When you stay at a villa you have the whole property to yourself; think guaranteed peace and serenity. It’s so nice to experience the exclusivity of your own residence. You can choose a cozy 1 or 2 bedroom option for an intimate getaway or a 5+ bedroom mansion to host all of your friends and family. Most of our favorite villas come with full staff including a private chef, butler, and maid so your every need can be met with as little stress or worry as possible.
Booking a luxury villa ensures you can travel to the beat of your own drum. Looking to work out? Find a villa with a state of the art gym. Traveling to unwind? Choose a secluded location with an en-suite spa or outdoor bathtub/shower. Booking a family trip? Choose something with bunk beds, game rooms, and a cinema.
Some of our favorite villa options around the world include:
- Los Cabos, Mexico – click through for an overview of our top picks!
- Tryall Club in Jamaica
- St. Barth Properties
- Mustique Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla
- Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, CA
- European Villas with Abercrombie & Kent
- Bulgari Resort Dubai
Related Reading: 5 Reasons to Plan a Villa Vacation From Virtuoso Traveler, April 2019
- Bring the Generations Together
- Celebrate Good Times
- Seek Maximum Privacy
- Get the Best of Both Worlds
- Let the Butler Do It