There are occasions and holidays where it is necessary to go above and beyond sheer luxury to hotels that actually take your breath away, properties that stop you in your tracks, that make you say “wow!!”. Here are 5 properties around the world that trigger these reactions, both on arrival and forever in your memories.
Velaa Private Island, Maldives. This spectacular property is named after the giant turtles which choose the island’s powder white beaches to lay their eggs; need we say anymore? Villa only accommodation, Michelin starred restaurants, crystal clear water beneath the pontoons for swimming, diving and just gazing at from your sun lounger. Unwind with pre-dinner champagne and cocktail tasting at sunset before enjoying chef Adeline Grattard’s exquisite cuisine or take to the Tavaru Tower with it’s spiralling ivory tower where you can watch the locally inspired dishes being expertly prepared. Find tranquillity in the Clarins Spa, take to the waves with a copious collection of watersports or just bask in the sensational beauty of the Maldives themselves.
Tswalu Game Reserve, South Africa. The reserve stretches out between the Korranaberg Mountains, in wilderness that remains untouched, with accommodation for 30 people in this vast expanse of private land meaning that you will feel that you’re the only people for hundreds of miles. No more craning necks for a view of lion cubs or elbowing your 4x4 into the best spot to see the watering hole teeming with animals. The suites give a nod to traditional tribal décor whilst maintaining sheer luxury and a cosy atmosphere. Choose to dine on your own terrace under the stars for true romance, explore the wildlife on foot, horseback or on wheels and enjoy learning and listening to the expert guides ready to show you Africa in a whole new way!
Jade Mountain, St Lucia. Relish in the sky high hotel rooms, with far reaching views over Caribbean splendour, from the complete privacy of your own ‘sanctuary’ or ‘suite’ where bedroom, living area and a private infinity pool all glide seamlessly together with no outside wall to the view, we know, it sounds pretty crazy but this is a property to stop you in your tracks. Get ready to be blown away by the organic yet cutting edge architecture and design of this showstopper hotel. Find the award-winning restaurant on the roof terrace with views as fabulous as the food, choose from a wide range of activities and exploration that can be tailor made by the delightful concierge team, or do what many guests before you have chosen to do, and simply enjoy the vistas and laid back St Lucian lifestyle!
Tagomago, Private Island, The Mediterranean. One of only a small handful of private islands in the Mediterranean Sea, this stunning island, just off the coast of Ibiza, offers extreme luxury and privacy. With its proximity to the White Isle one can zip off to enjoy the party vibe of Ibiza or kick back and remain cut off from the outside world in boutique bliss. The 5 bedroomed villa offers all the most contemporary features, with floor to ceiling windows for taking in the full extent of the amazing views and expansive terrace and pool area for day to night time entertainment and relaxation. With your own private chef ready to stun you with culinary masterpieces the hardest decision of the holiday will be ‘where to eat tonight- on the terrace or al fresco down by the water’s edge?’ The island has its own helipad for ease of transport, or use the tender that comes with the island to get you to and from Ibiza in a 10-minute speedboat ride. Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Iniala Beach, Thailand. 20 minutes from Phuket International airport Iniala Beach House awaits to delight, relax and pamper all who cross its threshold. With a blend of Thai traditional architecture and contemporary western design the luxury beach house, comprising of three villas and a penthouse, might indeed be compared to Thai paradise. With 7km of unspoilt tropical coastline to wander down and laze about on (located right outside your villa door), a private chef, butler, Spa therapist and housekeeper all of your smallest wishes and wants will be satisfied. No need to ‘book in’ with the masseur as they are there purely for your own pleasure! Choose activities such as kayaking through the limestone caves of Phang Nga Bay or island hopping around the Andaman Sea on a luxury yacht.
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