The privacy and independence of a villa holiday can be really appealing, especially if you’re travelling with a family or a group of friends. Plenty of space, total seclusion, freedom to come and go as you please, to shop for and cook delicious local food, are definite benefits.
Luxury hotels across the globe are adding private villas to their portfolio of rooms and suites, whilst a new breed of 5-star all-villa resorts is opening up to rave reviews. These places offer a wealth of facilities. If your children are craving entertainment they can join the kids club or find friends around the pool, allowing you to indulge at the spa or try out some sporting activities. When it comes to food, many resorts offer private chefs if you want intimate in-villa dining but without the hard work of preparing it yourself, as well as access to gorgeous restaurants. If you’re feeling sociable, enjoy a cocktail at the bar, and then retreat to your own private sanctuary for some heavenly quiet time.
Here’s our pick of offers for holiday hideaways that combine space and privacy with super-smooth hotel service.