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.
Casa do Pego
3 bedrooms, up to 6 guests
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 Casa do Pego, a minimalist three-bedroom villa just five minutes from the beach, which will take relaxation to a new level!
Porto Heli, Greece
9 bedrooms, up to 18 guests
Perhaps not yet on the international VIP map, Porto Heli is considered the St Tropez of Greece; a look at the fantastic Villa Aristea 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.
Le Mas de Chabran
8 bedrooms, up to 16 guests
Baux de Provence is the most beautiful French village 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.
Rome Area, Italy
6 bedrooms, guest up to 10
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.