Top Villas Around the Globe

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Whether your clients are traveling in a group or they simply enjoy a little extra luxury and room to spread out while on vacation, even the world’s most spacious suites might not do the trick. Instead, consider sending them to one of these top villas around the globe, where they’ll be treated to ocean views, multiple bedrooms, luxury amenities, plenty of space, and more.

5. andBeyond Phinda Homstead

Following a large-scale renovation, andBeyond Phinda Homstead reopened in September 2018 in KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal South African province known for its beaches, mountains and savannah. This sole-use, 4-bedroom safari lodge allows travelers a completely private safari experience designed for groups or families. Guests will arrive to Phinda’s private airstrip via one of the daily flights from Johannesburg and will be treated to a completely customized experience. Amenities of the lodge include a dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler and chef; a rim-flow swimming pool; WiFi throughout the villa; complimentary laundry services; a gym; a massage room; an outdoor deck with an island bar and fire pit; an outdoor kitchen with an herb garden; and a library. Safari experiences include twice-daily game drives; bush walks; Zulu village tours; Night turtle drives (seasonal); scuba and ocean safaris; Black rhino tracking on foot; participative conservation experiences; and wildlife sightings including cheetahs, black and white rhinos, lions, and more.

Nightly rates at the andBeyond Phinda Homstead villa start at approximately $6,690. For more information, visit andbeyond.com.

4. Belmond Cap Juluca

Also having reopened following a recent renovation is Anguilla’s Belmond Cap Juluca. Completed in December 2018, the renovation brought the addition of three new private pool villas. The Beachfront Pool Villas offer 3- and 5-bedroom options fully equipped with a private, freshwater pool steps away from the beach of Maundays Bay. Features of the resort itself include two restaurants, a full-service spa with an infinity pool, a cocktail lounge, and activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, tennis, and golf.

Rates for the Beachfront Pool Villas start at $1,425. For more information, visit belmond.com.

3. Belmond Villa Margherita

The new Belmond Villa Margherita opened earlier this month, offering a 2,152 sq.-ft. summer house overlooking the Amalfi Coast from 1,000 ft. above. The villa features two suites—one on the first floor and the other on the second—while both can be booked for guests who want an entirely private experience in this home surrounded by gardens. A private butler will be available to take care of all guests’ needs, while those who book both bi-level suites in the home will have access to a personal chef. Inside the villa, guests will also find hand-painted murals, antique terracotta, and hand-scraped hardwood floors alongside with a collection of traditional furnishings including 1800’s Neapolitan pieces and Fortuny fabrics. A short stroll away from the villa is Belmond’s hotel in Ravello, where can guests can dine at the Belvedere Restaurant with its terrace overlooking the coast, or grab a drink at one of the bars. The hotel also offers villa guests access to a spa and infinity pool.

Nightly rates at the Belmond Villa Margherita start at $3,850. For more information, visit belmond.com.

2. GoldenEye Resort

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For a beachfront vacation that will make your clients feel like they’re on a private island, send them to the Fleming Villa at GoldenEye Resort. Taking its name from English author Ian Fleming, this villa brings travelers to the site where all 14 James Bond novels were written. Whether guests are looking for literary inspiration or just a relaxing stay away from home, the Fleming Villa will offer them the seclusion of a villa vacation with the convenience and added amenities of a small resort located nearby. The villa can be found on a separate parcel of land away from the rest of the GoldenEye Resort and features three bedrooms in the main villa—each with a tropical garden bath—plus two stand alone guest cottages. The villa also comes with a dedicated staff that includes a butler, housekeeper and cook.

Rates for the Fleming Villa start at $6,365. For more information, visit theflemingvilla.com.

1. Royal Mansour Marrakech

Of Royal Mansour’s 53 individual 3-story accommodations, the 4-bedroom Grand Riad is known as the “hotel within the hotel” at this Moroccan property. The 19,375 sq.-ft. residence features a private library, two swimming pools, a cinema, hammam, gym, multiple dining and living rooms, and a glass-enclosed split-level terrace with a retractable roof. Guests of the Grand Riad are also treated to the services of a dedicated staff that includes a chef, watchman, housekeepers, and butlers. Designed to immerse guests in a quintessentially Moroccan experience that will also leave them feeling like royalty, those staying in the Grand Riad will find that every detail from the architecture and decor to the hospitality are all rooted in Moroccan culture.

Rates for the Grand Riad start at $40,000 per night. For more information, visit royalmansour.com.

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