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.
Get ready to dance in the moonlight!
Leobo Private Reserve, South Africa
The infinite sky of the South African bush and your own private, research-grade observatory with four luxurious en-suite bedrooms, a magical tower-shaped library and a 20-inch telescope… This is only a part of the unique experience available at Leobo Private Reserve, a 20.000-acre estate in Waterberg Mountain.
With an extra eight cottages, this vast property is ideal for guests looking for a luxurious and exciting holiday in touch with nature, either exploring the starry sky or the surrounding wilderness.
Villa Fah Sai Samsara, Phuket
Full moon parties in Thailand are now the stuff of legends – people flock there from all over the world to experience the beautiful Thai beaches turned into an open-air nightclub, the different types of music and the exciting atmosphere of these all-night events.
For more sedate travellers though, a luxury villa to retire in after such an experience is a must! Villa Fah Sai Samsara is a stunning five-bedroom property only 10 minutes’ drive from Phuket, with wonderful sea views, and a great pool area for keeping the party going.
Louiza Estate, Mainland Greece
On the 16th of July of this year, exactly 50 years after the first moon landing, there will be a partial moon eclipse visible from most of Europe and South America.
To enjoy this spectacular phenomenon on such a remarkable date, head to the beautiful Louiza Estate, a luxury property in Peloponnese, with two pools, a tennis and basketball court, a heliport, a horse riding area and, most importantly, private access to an idyllic beach and expansive grounds from which the night sky will seem that little bit closer.
Castello di Procopio, Umbria
The Perseids meteor shower is known in Italy as the “Notte di San Lorenzo”, when millions of people spend the night of 10th August gazing at the sky and trying to spot shooting stars.
To experience it like the locals, we suggest a stay in the 12th-century Castello di Procopio in beautiful Umbra, which has been renovated to offer luxury and comfort as well as a true immersion in history. From its large terrace, with the romantic views over the Tiber Valley and the towns of Perugia and Assisi, you will soon realise that there is no better place to wish upon a star.
Backstage Luxury Loft Chalet, Zermatt
Zermatt is one of the world’s most attractive vacation spots, graced not only by the stunning Matterhorn but also spectacular viewpoints like the Gornegrat Observatory. With air so clear, the imposing mountain ranges, as well as the stars at night, are undoubtedly one of the most unforgettable experiences available in the Swiss alps.
To enjoy all this, the beautiful Backstage Luxury Loft Chalet is the ideal place for a holiday, offering cutting-edge design, a full staff, plenty of amenities and floor-to-ceiling windows that let the gorgeous outside in.