At House of Coco we love a luxurious hotel stay; fluffy robes, room service, a hotel spa and a mini-bar that gets restocked daily, what’s there not to love? But many of the world’s luxury hotels are upping their game to cater for the traveller who likes their own space… and plenty of it.
Hotel villas offer the best of both worlds; the seclusion and space of a ‘home away from home’ with its own private pool, but at the same time you still have access to all of the hotels amenities and don’t have to look after yourself if you’d rather not. You have all the conveniences of a luxury hotel at your fingertips but can close the door on hotel crowds and retreat within your own private oasis.
Here are our picks of 6 of the world’s best hotel villas:
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Each villa at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain brings home the signature sophistication of the Ritz-Carlton brand, imbued with an effortless coastal vibe. Inspired by ’60s architecture, with generous South American and Mediterranean influences; they are thoroughly modern in nature, sporting state-of-the-art amenities and features. Each villa is complete with fine 600-thread cotton linens and plush feather duvets, its own opulent bath with luxurious Asprey amenities, a personal outdoor pool with beautiful views of the sparkling Gulf, access to a personal beach and 24-hour butler service.
2. Es Saadi Marrakech Resort, Morocco
Es Saadi Marrakech Resort’s collection of stunning Palace villas are the epitome of Moroccan splendour. Traditionally designed, the villas are sporadically situated throughout Es Saadi’s lush green gardens and all pay tribute to Oriental styles, drawing inspiration from Persia, Andalusia and Egyptian architecture whilst still keeping its core essence Moroccan. Offering lavish décor, spacious quarters and all the amenities of the luxury hotel and spa, the Palace villas allow easy access to Marrakech’ electrifying city centre from the Hivernage district, you can be a part of the bustling city from the comfort of your back terrace.
3. Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus
For the true meaning of a Luxury Villa, look no further than The Mythos Collection at Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus. Perfect for the larger family, these sprawling 5-bedroom properties offer extraordinary privileges and amenities, in-villa and throughout the resort; from a deluxe food hamper upon arrival to fully-heated pools and complimentary breakfast basket every morning. These lavish luxury villas boast some of the most breathtaking views in the entire resort with guests being treated to spectacular sunset panoramas over the Mediterranean Sea.
4. Velaa Private Island, Maldives
Marking magnificence in the Maldives, The Private Residences at Velaa Private Island offer aspirational living and the ultimate escape for those seeking pure privacy. Complete with capacious high ceilings and fine furnishings, each Private Residence on the luxury island leaves a permanent, awe-inspiring impression and guarantees that those who check in won’t want to step away. A slice of your dream home is reimagined in the heart of the Indian Ocean, The Private Residences are complete with four beautiful bedrooms accommodating up to 10, with 1,350 square metres of contemporary elegance. Unrivalled service for each, privileged personalisation is catered by a team of dedicated butlers, so guests do not need to move beyond the limitless luxury of their Residence unless desired.
5. Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, Crete, Greece
Modern luxury is defined by exclusivity and privacy. Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection’s Ultraluxe Villas epitomise this ethos. Bringing about a wonderfully fun, yet private holiday experience for a uniquely discerning clientele, the Ultraluxe Villas offer spectacular in-villa and resort privileges including Domes’ dine around service and access to their Haute Living member’s lounge. Distinctively designed, the Ultraluxe Villas offer a fashionable retreat, perched hillside with breath-taking, 360-degree views of glimmering blue ocean. Combining smooth-edged architecture with an exotic touch from Moorish additions, the surrounding vistas of the sea (and the best views of Spinalonga on Crete) all contribute to the exceptional atmosphere.
6. Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa, Thailand
Perched elegantly on the spectacular champagne sands of Mae Nam Beach, ceding to a private half-moon bay offering a gentle surf and warm, lapping waves, Santiburi’s villas are ideal for long lazy days by the seaside. Recently transformed into lavish, modern, spacious and stylish homes, the new pool villas are particularly stunning, large and with private pools near the sea on an incredible sprawling estate of lush, tropical gardens. And with 300m of pristine beachfront studded with more than 600 swaying coconut trees and lush, tropical gardens sprawled over 23 acres with rare flowers and plants, the atmosphere is one to be remembered for a lifetime.
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