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Searching for Winter Sun: Tropical Destinations for a Luxury Winter Sun Holiday
When the days start to get shorter, and the cool morning air calls for a jacket or a scarf, a holiday to a winter sun destination offers the ultimate escape. Envision yourself lying on a sun lounger by the sea instead of your blanket-covered sofa. But which destination to choose?
Ski in Style: Switzerland's Top Ski Resorts for the Discerning Traveller
The Swiss Alps are renowned worldwide for their high-altitude, snow-sure pistes and charming resort towns. But they’re also synonymous with luxury and style, attracting celebrities, royals, and high society from across the globe.
Hot Tips: Choose the Ideal Luxury Italian Holiday Spot to Fit Your Style
As seasoned travellers, we like to think we’re familiar with the most popular holiday destinations. But even a well-known location can hide a few surprises. To make the best of your stay, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the more unique characteristics of an area.
Gather Your Rosebuds: Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of a Countryside Retreat
The sound of cicadas in summer, the fiery shades of autumn, the frosts of winter, and the vibrant blooms of spring... The power of the countryside is its ability to strip us of the noise and concrete of everyday city life.
The Italian Job: Make the Best of Your Italian Holiday
For centuries, travellers and holiday makers alike have been enchanted by Italy’s landscapes, history, cuisine, and luxury shopping, or the myth created by all of these combined. From the turquoise waters of Sardinia to the pink peaks of the Dolomite Mountains at sunset, the country is a feast of colours, scents, sounds and flavours that would enchant even the most jaded visitor.
Low Season, High Reward: Travel Out of Season to Make the Most of Your Experience
Travellers are getting ever savvier and many of the more experienced now choose to roam the world at less busy times of the year. It's a technique that brings many benefits, with lower prices for the same services perhaps the most obvious, but certainly not the only one!
Start Dreaming of Summer: Let These Luxury Villas Inspire You
When the short daylight hours and cold temperatures make us miss those lazy days lounging by the beach, enjoying exhilarating boat trips, sipping cocktails poolside, and spending long summer evenings chatting around a dining table with the sound of crickets as a soundtrack… The only solution is to start planning the next summer holiday!
Slope Style: Unmissable Events in the Alps This Season
As the ski season draws nearer, thoughts are turning to days on the slopes, afternoons in a Jacuzzi-with-a-view, and evenings spent huddling around a cosy fire with a glass of bubbles as snowflakes fall gently past the windows. However, there’s always a lot to see and do away from the chalet too, from music festivals to fashion shows, to Pride parades!
Falling into Luxury: The Best Destinations for an Autumn Escape
From the Italian countryside to the Greek islands to the French Alps, we’ve picked our favourite destinations for an unforgettable autumn escape.
Cheers! Sensational Holidays According To Your Drinking Taste
One of the most appealing reasons to travel is to enjoy the local cuisine. But together with the food, there is the advantage of experiencing the local drinks!
Once in a Lifetime: The Top Villas for Bucket List Experiences
We all have one: A bucket list. Of places that we always wanted to visit but never found the time for. Of exhilarating experiences that we always wanted to try but keep putting off. Of holidays we dream of whilst stuck in the office or the car on a rainy day. The story we imagine ourselves living – and recounting numerous times around the dinner table to family and friends.
A Dog's Life: The Best Pet-Friendly Luxury Villas
Whether it's lounging around pools or running around gardens, exploring sunny beaches or sipping a hot chocolate surrounded by snow-capped mountains, we always want to enjoy the holiday pleasures surrounded by all our nearest and dearest – including our pets.
The Road Less Travelled: Discover Europe's Top Hidden Gems
As Robert Frost once proclaimed, taking the road less travelled can make all the difference. Lesser-known destinations can offer fewer crowds, pristine landscapes, and unique experiences to enjoy. However, visiting places off the beaten track doesn't mean sacrificing luxury.
Home & Away: Best Villas for Remote Working in Luxury
Over the past 18 months, many of us have changed the way we work - going from the standard five days a week in the office to a mix of in-office and at-home working. This flexible work style definitely has its perks, however, for those who are tired of the four walls of their study or living room, a remote working getaway could be the perfect solution.
At Your Service: The Top Fully-Staffed Luxury Properties
One of the greatest perks of choosing a luxury villa is undoubtedly the privacy – no busy restaurants or crowded pools to share with other guests, no queues at the bar, the freedom of using the gym or the sauna at any time... But what about the service?
Baby Steps: Villas in Walking Distance to the Beach
After many months spent indoors, waiting impatiently for life to start again and dreaming of seaside destinations, there is nothing more enticing than a villa where the beach is only a few steps away; somewhere to run to easily for an early morning dive or a midnight dip, knowing that home is close by and a forgotten towel, toy or book will not be a problem!
Europe in Bloom: Best Villas for a Luxury Spring Escape
As the winter frosts melt and the first flowers start to bloom, nature in Europe truly comes alive. From rolling green hills to purple lavender fields, and vibrant wildflowers in all shades, a whole new palette of colours is exposed in spring.
All Work & All Play: Luxury Villas For Remote Workers
Working from home has become the new going to the office. Of course, the same four walls can become quite boring after a while – so why not change the scenery and relocate to somewhere you can go for leisurely walks between emails, or sunbathe between Zoom meetings?
C'est La Ski: Best Resorts in the French Alps
With the ski lifts shut down across the French Alps since December, many of us sorely missed our annual pilgrimage to the slopes. We missed carving the first tracks on pristine slopes, sipping vin chaud on a balcony as the sun set behind the mountains, and cuddling up around a fireplace as the falling flakes outside cocooned us in our own little snow globe.
City Lights: Stunning Luxury Properties in the City Centre
Are you missing the hustle and bustle of a big city? Elegant restaurants, quaint coffee shops, large avenues with glittering windows, and countless culture and entertainment opportunities have enriched our life for a long time and will again soon, so it’s best to be prepared!
Into the Wild: Enjoy a Luxury Villa Surrounded by Nature
With various states of lockdown all over the world, many of us have found a new appreciation for the great outdoors. Getting away from the stresses of everyday life and immersing oneself in the relaxing surroundings provided by Mother Nature may be just what the doctor ordered after weeks - or even months - indoors.
Architectural Gems: The Top Luxury Villas with Outstanding Design
Most of us are only able to dream about travelling right now... so we can dream big! Whatever the next holiday will be, it will have to be a special one to make us forget all these months spent at home.
All Together Soon: The Best Luxury Villas for Reunions
While the Christmas holidays may be slightly different this year, the best gift we could receive is spending time with all our family and loved ones.
Fit for Purpose: Stay Healthy During Your Luxury Stay
The importance of physical activity has never been as evident as it is today. Whether for health or for pleasure, fitness has felt like a vital part of our life, especially during those long weeks when staying at home was the order of the day.
Culinary Journeys: The Best Luxury Villas for Gastronomes
While the last few months indoors have seen many of us experimenting in the kitchen, there is nothing better than leaving the pleasures of the table to the professionals!
Extended Summer: The Best European Destinations for a Late-Season Escape
It may not have been the summer we had planned but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the sunny climes of mainland Europe. And though the ever-changing travel restrictions are making planning a little trickier right now, there are plenty of destinations to choose from for a late-season getaway.
And Breathe... The Best Villas for a Mindfulness Retreat
As travel restrictions ease, we’re all starting to think about our next holiday. And after a pretty intense year so far, the focus for many is on switching off, de-stressing, and really nurturing both the body and the mind.
Far from the Madding Crowd: Secluded Luxury Villas
After the last challenging few months, most people are experiencing a desire to go back to normal life, but at the same time they are concerned for their well-being and that of those closest to them.
Here We Go Again: Greek Getaways Back on the Map
With the news that Greece may be re-opening its borders as soon as mid-June, we’re already daydreaming about sandy beaches, turquoise waters, lush mountainous interiors, and white-washed buildings dotted along the coastline...
That's Amore: Fall Back in Love with Italy
More and more, discerning travellers are looking for longer stays in safe environments. Private villas can offer seclusion, security and protection to those who do not want to give up on summer holidays.
Hidden Treasures: Villas in Beautiful, Lesser-Known Destinations
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.
Quest For Winter Sun: Find Your Exclusive Sunny Escape
If the tree is lit and Christmas carols are playing all over the radio, yet the weather is doing nothing to cheer you up, perhaps a holiday in the sun is in order!
The Best Family-Friendly Luxury Chalets in the Alps
Choosing a family holiday can be a daunting task: from finding engaging activities for moody teenagers, to keeping the terrible twos occupied, different age groups come with different challenges.
Autumn Leaves: The Best Luxury Villas for an Autumnal Escape
Come October, the summer crowds give way to seasoned travellers looking for off-the-beaten-track locations to reconnect with nature. Red and gold hues and misty sunrises inspire long walks; and even if the days are shorter and cooler, huddling around a cosy fireplace at the end of the day is something to look forward to!
Food for Thought: Luxury Villas Near Michelin Restaurants
It’s undeniable – one of the most enjoyable parts of a holiday is indulging in the local cuisine. The iconic Michelin Guide is a beacon for gastronomes all over the world and is definitely a source of inspiration for all discerning travellers seeking the best creations from celebrated chefs worldwide.
Holiday Reads: Luxury Villas with Literary Inspiration
Holidays: long days spent lounging on a beach, around a pool, or by a crackling fireplace. Finally time to read that book everybody’s talking about! And perhaps get some great ideas for the next getaway…
Places of the Heart - Top Villas near UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Travelling is not only an experience of the body, but also of the mind. We travel to relax, but also to visit unique, unforgettable places, to create memories and experiences to cherish over time.
Friends with Nature: The Best Eco-Friendly Villas
With the world’s attention focussed on climate change, an increasing demand from environmentally-conscious travellers has meant that a lot of properties are approaching building and energy consumption in a new, eco-friendly way.
The More, the Merrier - Top Villas for Groups
A big birthday is coming up, and you want to celebrate with a family reunion; you and your best friends from high school are now married with children, and you’ve been planning a holiday together for ages; or perhaps you and your partner want to celebrate a wedding anniversary with all your loved ones...
Dancing in the Moonlight: The Best Villas for Stargazing
Astronomical events have been an infinite source of wonder, fascination and romance since the dawn of time. Here is our selection of luxury villas that will allow guests to enjoy skies full of stars, romantic moonlit dinners, and unforgettable parties that will last all night.
Bath, Bath & Beyond: Relax in a Truly Special Bathroom
A luxurious bathroom is often one of the greatest pleasures of a holiday. From decadent marble baths to wonderful tubs-with-a-view, we've selected our properties with the most lavish and extravagant bathrooms.
Gardens of Eden: True Paradise in Beautiful Villas Grounds
You can feel it in the air: pink blooms against a blue sky, the bright yellow of crocuses in the park, the days getting longer… Spring is on the way!
Live Like a Film Star: Luxury Villas with Movie-Worthy Settings
The Oscars have just been awarded and since we love a bit of glitz and glamour, we thought we would offer a selection of filming locations which will make any guest feel like a movie star!
New Year, New You: The Best Villas for a Fresh Start
The New Year and new resolutions go hand-in-hand but how often do we keep them? To make it easier, we suggest a slower start to the year with a focus on self; travelling to iconic destinations and staying in beautiful villas.
Special Christmas Holiday Traditions Around the World
With the holiday season fast approaching, it is hard not to think of beautifully decorated tables, resplendent with shiny silverware and laden with delicacies. Throughout the world, most cultures like to celebrate holidays with unique traditions and special recipes handed down from generation to generation, rich in taste and memories.
Every Activity Under the Sun: Exciting Experiences for All Ages
Whatever your heart desires, let us entice you with our collection of incredible winter sun properties providing utterly unique experiences; from swimming with turtles to sky-diving, jet-skiing to pool cinema, or snorkelling in a coral garden to shark feeding...
The Best Mediterranean Destinations for Unique Experiences
Why is it that the Mediterranean travel destinations constantly make it to top on any discerning travellers’ bucket list? Is it the sea, the sun, the sand? Maybe the culture, the culinary experiences, the classic vibe? Whatever the reason(s), the Mediterranean offers fantastic holiday destinations.
Sail Away: The Best Exotic Winter Sun Villas
With the constant temperature drops, the shortening days, and the greyer skies, you may find yourself wondering where’s the best place to spend the winter holidays on the beach. To help you, we have selected the best villas in picture-perfect destinations for a fix of winter sun.
Love is in the Air: Dream-Like Honeymoon Villas
Fiji or the Caribbean? Greece or Italy? Bali or Mozambique? Which do you think is the world’s most romantic and honeymoon-worthy destination? We think all of them.
The Best Family-friendly Villas for Hassle-free Holidays
If you are planning that longed-for family holiday and searching for a special place where you can all gather and live some of the best memories, you need to look no further.
Best Villas for Escaping to the Italian Coast
Panoramic vistas of the sea, golden beaches, gentle breezes, endless sunny days, and the best luxury villas – nothing really gets quite as exciting as escaping to the coast. So why not take your dear ones to enjoy an unforgettable break in some of Italy’s most desired coastal destinations?
Look Out: The Most Stunning Sea View Villas in Europe
Pamper yourself with an unforgettable summer retreat in a luxury villa with panoramic sea views and start the day with delightful breakfasts in sun-kissed gardens.
Top Destinations for an Easter Holiday
Are you still looking for inspiration for an Easter getaway? Whether you're longing for a relaxing holiday in the Tuscan countryside, or by the Mediterranean coast, or if you simply wish a city break for culture and retail therapy, we have selected some of our best luxury villas and apartments to match all tastes.
Cheers! The Best Villas on Luxury Wine Estates
A luxury villa, a scenic backdrop and unlimited access to some of the best reds, whites and sparkling in the world... For wine connoisseurs and foodies, a vineyard holiday in a world-class wine region is the perfect luxury getaway.
I Do: The Best Luxury Villas for an Unforgettable Wedding
From small properties for intimate weddings to large lavish estates able to accommodate the entire group, our collection of luxury villas features great ideas for hosting the event of your lifetime!
The Best Luxury Villas in Walking Distance to the Beach
Still dreaming about your summer holiday? It is not a dream to have your private beach or to walk barefoot to your own secluded sandy beach...
The Best Luxury Villas for Active Holidays
Thinking about a different type of holiday this year? If you want to learn a new skill, try a new sport, challenge your body and push your boundaries, have a look at our selection of stunning properties around the world and get inspired.
The Ultimate Luxury Experience - Explore Our Private Island Collection
Imagine having an entire island to yourself, along with all the luxuries and amenities of a top notch seaside vacation... Indulging in a private island experience can truly mean having the time of one’s life.