Destinology loves boutique retreats – let us introduce some of our favourite hideaways.
The House by Elegant Hotels, Barbados
Hidden from view, The House by Elegant Hotels is an adults’ only experience. With just 34 rooms, quiet spaces and an intimate atmosphere are easily found. Each room is graced with a feather topped king sized bed and soft cotton linens, an iPod docking station, and a Nespresso® coffee machine. Each room and suite opens onto a private balcony which overlooks the Caribbean ocean.
Chic and unpretentious, you are guaranteed to be pampered. It begins as you arrive with a jet lag massage, and from then on, your every wish is tended to by your personal 24/7 ambassador.
Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico
Seductive seclusion is what the Viceroy Riviera promises. Tucked into the rainforest, each of the 41 private villas feature a private plunge pool, outdoor lounging area and indoor relaxation space. King-size beds, wrapped in Egyptian cotton envelope happy and relaxed guests, while your relaxation soundtrack drifts through the villa courtesy of a Bose music system.
Poolside, ‘tropical butlers’ are ready with iced face-towels to cool, and your chaise-longue will never be damp as the covers are changed in an instant. For the ultimate experience, choose the all-inclusive Mayan Indulgence.
Naladhu Private Island, The Maldives
Looking for peace and tranquillity at home? Naladhu Private Island makes you feel like you’re at home, but without any of the stresses of everyday life.
Your speedboat arrival is met by your dedicated butler, who will accompany you to your island sanctuary. With only 20 houses, each with private pools, you can experience the best of the Maldives without leaving your abode. You can experience private dining, an in-house spa journey, and the continued services of your butler.
Neighbouring islands of Dhigu and Veli have leisure activities for the whole family and more dining options; always at the end of the day you can return home to your perfect pillow.
Retreat into the cliffside enclave perched above Agios Stefanos on the island of Mykonos. Traditional whites and sea-hued blues amongst the traditional architecture give Grace Mykonos a sense of place on the island.
Each room and suite comes with private outdoor spaces that overlook the landscape, and, for guests who want that added escape, some have private heated plunge pools.
Relaxing on the sun-drenched terrace involves basking on a king-size sun bed, while attentive staff bring you iced towels, frozen fruit juice shots, and if the mood takes you, a cocktail or two!
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
On the shores or Talamanca Bay is Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay which promises ‘the perfect balance of indulgence and serenity’. At Nobu you are surrounded by boutique – a walk away is trendy and chic Marina Botafoch where jet setters are found meandering through the bars and designer boutiques!
Just 152 rooms and suites come with plush beds, cosy sofas, and marble bathrooms with deep stone soaking bathtubs or rain-fall showers. Floor to ceiling windows open onto furnished terraces where drinks can be enjoyed from your mini cocktail cabinet as the sunsets.
The Kids’ Club is a chic, trendy space where pirates and mermaids can have fun engage in cookery classes and try DJ workshops – it is Ibiza after all!