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Luxury Private Villas for Truly Relaxing Family Trips

Ready to book your next big family vacation? Consider entering one of the many luxurious private villas scattered around the globe.

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Author: Jamima Forbes

There are endless benefits to booking your own private villa over separate rooms at the hotel. For starters this is a great place to relax and unwind – especially if you are traveling with children or a large group. Villa additionally allows you to stay away from the crowds and avoid sharing facilities with others, both of which may be important to you in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.

What’s more, you’ll find that most of the villas in our top luxury holiday resorts around the world tend to sit within complexes that give you access to stunning dining options and amazing services. There is usually something to suit every age and interest, from spas and peaceful health centers to kids clubs, sports facilities and a variety of exciting activities and excursion options.

Like the sound of a vacation in your private home away from home? Below is a summary of the best luxury villas for a pampering stay with the whole family.

1Te Manba, Cook Islands

A backdrop of the tranquil Pacific Ocean makes Te Manba one of the best luxury villa options for family beach vacations. The collection of 13 stunning villas is nestled along the pristine beaches of Murray Beach on the island of Rarotonga, the largest in the Cook Islands.

The secluded location of Villas Te Manba elevates it to a quiet haven where contact with others is kept to a minimum. The size and design of each villa varies, with the largest being able to accommodate up to six people across three luxurious suites. Each villa features modern comforts and a fully equipped kitchen. You will also have access to a grocery delivery service, which ensures that preparing family meals is a breeze.

Kids will love getting instant access to the soft sand and warm, clear waters of Mori Beach. There is also an exclusive kids club for villa guests, as well as a series of exciting excursions such as snorkelling trips to the nearby lagoon. Adults can look forward to a break at the luxury spa or take a night off from cooking with Te Manava’s gourmet private service.

Luxury private villas for family trips are really relaxing
Soak up the best of the Cook Islands with a stay in a luxury villa

2Shahar Villas, Kenya

If a wildlife vacation is at the top of your family’s category list, Kenya will definitely not disappoint. The nation is a great place for safari experiences in addition to enjoying a dreamy stretch of Indian Ocean coastline.

One of our top places for families in Kenya is Alfajeri Villas. Hiding in Okonda, just a short jump along the coast from Mombasa, this magnificent complex gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to adventure and relaxation. Choose from three particularly luxurious villas, including a 4-bedroom Cliff Villa featuring its own private infinity pool and uninterrupted views of the gilded Diani Beach from the magnificent Torte Suite.

When it comes to completing your vacation itinerary, staying at Alfajiri Villas offers much more than just taking a nap by the pool. An 18-hole golf course is nearby, and you can explore the Shimba Hills National Reserve during a guided safari or ATV experience. Guests also have access to a spa, gym and sauna, as well as a variety of water sports.

Families who want to go on trips of a more sustainable nature will have the opportunity to be involved in community projects in Oconda, including volunteering at a local orphanage. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit villages scattered along the coastline of Diani Beach.

3HM Palapas Del Mar Villas, Mexico

For the ultimate and worry-free escape in the sun, this amazing selection of properties in Isla Holbox in Mexico fits the bill. You will find the idyllic island – famous for its vibrant flamingo bands – north of the Yucatan Peninsula and it is a paradise for those who crave complete serenity.

Villas HM Palapas Del Mar in Isla Holbox gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of staying in both a private holiday home and a luxury hotel. The catering complex boasts a number of luxurious villas which have been divided into secluded suites, some of which include intimate balconies, sun terraces and swimming pools. The largest comfortably sleeps four people in two elegantly decorated rooms, each offering pool and ocean views.

If you prefer not to cook while on holiday, Villas HM Palapas Del Mar has a variety of gourmet dining options. Test your chopsticks skills at Tamashi Sushi Bar or delve into appetizing Mexican cuisine, including fresh regional specialties, at the main restaurant. As night falls, make your way to the rooftop Sky Bar for delicious, tropical cocktails with a backdrop of sparkling ocean.

You will also find a full-service and boutique spa in the Villa Spa complex. Take time to browse the shelves to find locally made handicrafts that are the perfect souvenirs for your happy escape to Mexico.

Luxury private villas for family trips are really relaxing

4Four Seasons, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand is easily one of the most popular destinations to visit as a family thanks to its wonderful beaches, vibrant culture and world-renowned hospitality.

Why not immerse yourself in nature at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai Resort? The complex is located 30 minutes from Chiang Mai and right in the shadow of the Soutep Mountains, providing access to the city’s top cultural sites and exceptional outdoor attractions in the countryside.

Chiang Mai Four Seasons Hotel features some of the best luxury villas in the area, all carefully designed to promote relaxation and well-being. Stay in a pavilion that features traditional Thai architecture, intricate Siamese artwork and wonderful views of peaceful rice fields. There is also the option of a premium villa with its own private pool, perfect for romantic trips for couples.

Aside from luxury accommodation, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai offers a variety of amazing services and activities. Young children can make friends and get involved with fun arts and crafts at the kids’ club on site. Choose from several hiking options all of which are specially curated for families. Go out into the fields to sow your own rice plants, go on a bike tour of the Meir Valley or seduce your taste buds with a Thai cooking class.

Light family dinners at Four Seasons thanks to the resort’s private dining service that allows you to dine together at your villa. An optional live servant may relieve some of the stress of going on vacation with children in tow!

Luxury private villas for family trips are really relaxing

Talk to our experts about planning your next family vacation and choose from our selection of luxury private villas.

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