For luxury traveller, finding an unknown destination may feel like a challenge, however, there is a myriad of beautiful spots you may not have thought about visiting yet.
Here is our selection of luxury villas in lesser-known destinations that offer visitors a taste of authentic local life.
Until recently, Comporta was just a quiet strip of sand and a nature reserve; it’s now become the new place-to-be by celebrities looking for an unspoilt holiday destination. To enjoy it before the crowds take over, head to the lovely Cas do Pego, a minimalist three-bedroom villa just five minutes from the beach, which will take relaxation to a new level!
3 bedrooms, up to 6 guests
Perhaps not yet on the international VIP map, Porto Heli is considered the St Tropez of Greece; a look at this fantastic property will confirm its high-end glamour. The bright nine-bedroom villa boasts a fantastic seaside location, direct beach access, stunning outdoor areas, and plenty of entertaining spaces for family gatherings or exclusive events.
9 bedrooms, up to 18 guests
Baux de Provence is the most beautiful village in France you’ve never heard of! The eight-bedroom Le Mas de Chabran is a lovingly-restored 18th century oil mill, providing the perfect base for truly discerning guests looking to experience the authentic Provencal life; here, guests can visit farmers markets, enjoy local oil tasting, and take leisurely strolls through the picture-perfect countryside..
8 bedrooms, up to 16 guests
You wouldn’t think that an international designer would choose a small Sicilian town to make his home, yet this eclectic five-bedroom villa – designed and owned by Jacques Garcia – defies conventions, offering guests a taste of unparalleled bohemian luxury. It lies just a few kilometres from the exquisite baroque centre of Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
5 bedrooms, up to 9 guests
Thinking of Mallorca invokes images of turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and glamourous parties; but the largest of the Balearic Islands offers an idyllic, laid-back countryside as well. The four-bedroom Villa Tramuntana – surrounded by lavender bushes and luxuriant Mediterranean gardens – is perfect for guests wishing to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere, whilst still being just a few minutes’ drive from the main action.
4 bedrooms, up to 8 guests
While not in a main touristic area, Villa Rossi Danielli is a true hidden gem, full of history and charm. For a taste of Italian genteel living, head to this 11-bedroom mansion in Northern Lazio – complete with beautiful library, outdoor dining pergola, spacious swimming pool, and a private chapel – where the owner will entertain you with stories of the VIPs who have stayed in the past.
6 bedrooms, guest up to 10
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