Gathering a group for a vacation can be a challenging proposition. First, you need to align schedules. Next, you must consider everyone’s wants, needs, and must-do activities. And finally, you need to think about housing. But, rather than separately in individual hotel rooms, why not maximise your time together by staying at epic luxurious villas?
There are some of the most palatial, over-the-top villas you can rent with your travel group right now. We’re talking villas with fully equipped kitchens, private spas, and infinity pools galore.
Here are 15 luxurious villas to rent all over the world
The seaside Hotel Arts Barcelona in Port Olímpic is one of the few luxury hotels in the heart of Barcelona. A collection of 28 penthouse suites occupy the top floor of the 44-floor tower. The two-storey penthouses feature one, two, or three bedrooms with the most breathtaking views of the city and major landmarks, including Sagrada Familia. Don’t forget to make reservations at Enoteca, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by chef Paco Perez. The Penthouse is available for approximately USD 1,100 (SGD 1,452) per night.
This three-storey villa, designed under the direction of Ian Schrager, sits inside The Bodrum Edition. It features a private swimming pool and garden overlooking the Turkish Riviera. Neutral-toned interiors take after the surroundings using materials sourced locally. And it wouldn’t be a proper villa in Turkey without its own hammam. Guests will appreciate the location on Yalikavak Bay, just two miles away from the nightlife and shopping destination at Yalikavak Marina. The Villa at The Bodrum Edition starts at about USD 12,880 (SGD 17,006) per night.
This gorgeous five-bedroom villa at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was originally built in the 20th century. Villa Sainte-Anne is a historic property well-equipped with its own spa, hammam, gym, dedicated butler, and chauffeur. It’s perfect for families who want to vacation like the stars at one of the most glamorous hotels in the south of France. The Villa Sainte-Anne is available starting at approximately USD 14,569 (SGD 19,236) per night.
John Jacob Aster Estate
The nearly 17,000-square-foot two-story estate at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli is the largest three-bedroom overwater villa in the Maldives. It’s so big it practically deserves its own island. It comes with a gym, yoga studio, cinema room, infinity pool, two plunge pools, and three staff quarters. What more could you ask for? The John Jacob Astor Estate is available starting at USD 23,000 (SGD 30,369) per night.
The Bulgari Suite
Situated in the historic centre of Milan, Bulgari Hotel Milano is a place to see and be seen — especially during the bustling Sunday brunch, which draws both in-the-know fashionistas and visitors. However, there’s one more reason to visit — the hotel’s newly renovated rooftop suite and terrace. It’s a contemporary two-bedroom accommodation adorned with a colourful library stocked with unique art and design books and a panoramic view of Milan’s skyline just outside. The Bulgari Suite is available for USD 16,000 (SGD 21,133) per night.
Presidential Overwater Villa
When you want to escape to paradise, this two-bedroom overwater villa at Conrad Bora Bora Nui offers an infinity pool and three separate terraces, but chances are you’ll be spending most of your time swimming in the crystal-clear lagoon. The two-storey suite is available starting at USD 8,000 (SGD 10,566) per night.
Located on the beautiful island of Turks & Caicos, this ultra-luxurious villa at Grace Bay Resorts can accommodate 16 guests and sits on a private stretch of Grace Bay Beach — consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world. The private villa features unobstructed ocean views and expansive outdoor living areas. But there are also plenty of entertainment options indoors, including a cinema/media room, game room with a pool table, Sony PlayStation 4, and wireless Sonos system. The villa is available starting at USD 17,000 (SGD 22,454) per night.
It’s no surprise that this Italian hotel exudes opulence and elegance from every corner. Housed in a former 15th-century palace, the Palladio Suite at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, offers 180-degree views of the Venetian lagoon and a large terrace perfect for hosting intimate dinner parties. Your stay also includes complimentary access to a Dior Vespa so you can do as the Italians do and zip around the city with an itinerary curated by Dior. Nightly rates start at USD 5,300 (SGD 7,000) per night.
The Cliffhanger Mansion
Round up your crew and head to the edge of the world at this three-storey, five-bedroom mansion is one of the most luxurious villas at Six Senses Ibiza, which comes with its own private entrance set on the cliffs of Xarraca Bay. Take a few laps in the 15-meter infinity pool or enjoy alfresco dining overlooking the turquoise-coloured ocean. Rolling deep? Request the additional three-bedroom Residence for the full experience. The Cliffhanger Mansion starts at USD 10,687 (SGD 14,114) per night.
If the 10-car garage wasn’t a dead giveaway that this might be the most luxurious villa in St. Barths — and possibly the world — then maybe the four-storey glass elevator is. A private chef and butler? Check. Full-service outdoor spa, gym, movie theatre, and game room? What’s included? Two infinity pools? Of course, because one is not enough. Oh, and there’s also a private waterfall and garden. Rates start at USD 1,50,000 (SGD 1,98,097) per week during the summer season.
The Baobab Treehouse
Sleep under the star-filled sky at this three-storey baobab treehouse in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. This off-the-grid safari camp, separate from the main Xigera Safari Lodge, is the best way to immerse yourself in nature while you listen to wildlife calls throughout the evening on the open-air upper deck. The baobab experience starts at USD 2,570 (SGD 3,394) per night.
The Grand Riad is the crown jewel at the Royal Mansour Marrakech. The dreamy 20,000-square-foot residence feels like a hotel within a hotel, featuring a private library, a home cinema, a hammam, a gym, a full kitchen, multiple dining and living rooms, an interior elevator, and two swimming pools. There’s also staff on-call 24/7 to cater to guests’ needs. The starting rate is approximately USD 41,000 (SGD 54,147) per night.
The Lokelani Presidential Suite
You might recognise this spacious suite, also known as Pineapple Suite, from the first season of HBO’s The White Lotus. The honeymoon suite features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a massive 1,900-square-foot private garden equipped with fire pits perfect for families with kids. The Lokelani Presidential Suite at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is available for USD 26,000 (SGD 34,337) per night.
Casa del Coco Residence
The Prieta Bay residences are an exclusive residential community and the latest addition to the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. Casa del Coco is the largest residence in the development at just over 9,000 square feet. The eco-luxury villa draws inspiration from the outdoors and natural surroundings with a contemporary-organic aesthetic and the use of green roofs and local materials. Starting rates are USD 21,000 (SGD 27,734) per night.
The Beach House
Located on the island of Virgin Gorda, Oil Nut Bay is an exclusive resort community ideal for a quiet retreat in the British Virgin Islands. Its six-bedroom, contemporary oceanfront villa, known as The Beach House, offers plenty of indoor and outdoor living spaces with an infinity pool, outdoor fire pit, and built-in lounging. The white-sand beach is your backyard, so you’re just steps away from dipping your toes in the warm water. Rates for The Beach House start at USD 6,250 (SGD 8,254) per night.
This story first appeared on www.travelandleisure.com
Main and Feature Image Credit: Adam Bruzzone/Courtesy of Conrad Bora Bora Nui
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