The Greatest Luxurious Villas Across the World
With vaccine distribution underway in many countries, we are beginning to see the light on travel restrictions at the end of the tunnel. We see ourselves as experts in planning short breaks that are not only unforgettable, but also put your safety first. If you’re excited to book your post-pandemic trip in 2021 or 2022 but want to limit contact with people outside of your group, consider a private villa! This is one of the most COVID safe ways to travel and experience an amazing destination.
Why are villa vacations one of the safest forms of travel right now?
Not only are private villas perfect for families and groups, but you can also limit contact with people outside of your own household. There is no facility sharing and you are completely secluded so you can relax in complete safety and comfort. Booking a private villa is different from booking a regular vacation rental (like an Airbnb) as most villas offer a number of other benefits, such as: B. Delicious meals and one-off activities.
From accommodations that can accommodate the whole family in the stunning Serengeti, to luxury homes amid peaceful rice fields in Bali, here is a selection of the best private villas in the world.
1 Laragai House, Kenya
Laragai House is located on the edge of the Borana Ranch Conservancy in the heart of Kenya and is a dream destination in the middle of 32 hectares of bushland.
In addition to a luxurious interior and eight individual bedrooms, which can comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests, the Laragai House offers you complete exclusivity for the duration of your stay. You can take full advantage of the extensive grounds with an incredible infinity pool and large tennis courts, as well as the property’s friendly staff.
A number of amazing activities are also available for visitors to Laragai House. Take a private game drive to spot the Big Five animals, take a guided bush walk, or take advantage of the villa’s riding stables. Passion for Animal Welfare? There’s also the option to team up with the local anti-poaching unit to track down rhinos!
2 Villa Shinta Dewi, Bali
If you’ve had Indonesia on your travel basket list for a long time, there are few better places to stay than Ubud. Located in the center of beautiful Bali, it is a true oasis surrounded on all sides by lush rice fields. It has long been the island’s cultural epicenter and home to its royal family.
Why not stay in a royal estate at Villa Shinta Dewi Ubud? The hotel is north of the city and right on the edge of the beautiful green fields. It’s a real paradise perfect for a family vacation. The house itself is extremely spacious, stylishly furnished and can accommodate up to 11 people in four luxurious bedrooms.
When not wanting to explore Ubud’s rich handicraft scene, tour majestic Hindu temples or take in the breathtaking scenery, relax by your private pool with tropical flora and fauna and enjoy delicious meals prepared by a personal chef.
3 Spice Coast Cruises, Kerala, India
India is a dream destination for many and is home to dozens of wonderful private villas! If you’re looking for something a little different, stay aboard a private boat in the glorious Kerala region.
Spice Coast Cruises allows you to stay on beautiful wooden boats and glide across the calm waters around Lake Vembanad in Alleppey. The ancient city, once called the “Venice of the East”, is criss-crossed by canals and flanked by pristine white sandy beaches.
When it comes to your accommodation you will sleep and travel on traditional houseboats known as kettuvalams. They have been navigating the Kerala waterways for centuries and are luxuriously updated to suit modern life. The interiors feature comfortable sleeping cabins with handcrafted furniture and cozy living areas where you can enjoy fresh fish dishes prepared by local boaters.
4th Horathapola, Sri Lanka
Tucked away in one of the quietest regions of Sri Lanka, a stay at the Horathapola Estate is ideal for those seeking tranquility and authentic local culture.
The magnificent building dates back to 1922 and sits on 50 hectares of land, including an organic farm full of coconut palms, rice fields, herb gardens, and fruit and vegetable patches. The story of Horathapola is evident in every corner, including the exquisite antique furniture that is spread across all five en-suite bedrooms.
Choose between the larger bungalow or book in the smaller annex with two bedrooms, which is ideal for smaller groups. You can spend your days strolling nature trails, cycling between rice fields, or sunbathing by the pool. Horathapola’s cuisine is impressive too – request bespoke menus to suit your nutritional needs or indulge your taste buds with delicious local dishes.
5 Singita Serengeti House, Tanzania
Another great option for animal lovers is this private villa in the Grumeti Game Reserve in Tanzania. Singita Serengeti House is located in the central Serengeti – a region known for its epic diversity of wildlife.
Not only can you go on safari trips to witness the great hike across the Grumeti River (note that this only happens between May and July), but also get to know nature from the luxurious lodge. The highlight of the Singita Serengeti House is the outdoor terrace with various relaxing seating areas, a fireplace and an infinity pool with a view of the Serengeti Plain.
Sleep inside in one of the four impeccably designed suites in the main building or in the adjoining garden rooms. In addition to all the typical amenities, you will receive delicious meals prepared by an in-house chef and benefit from your own field guide. Enjoy private access to the game reserve, visit vibrant local communities, or take a trip to the nearby anti-poaching observation post.
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