Many will be eying the world for sun and sand this winter. If that’s you and you are ready for long-haul travel, check out these four villas for complete privacy while benefiting from the services and facilities of a luxury resort.
From a clifftop villa in St Lucia to a golfer’s paradise in Barbados and a villa spacious enough for an extended family in Mauritius, here are our top picks.
Heritage The Villas, Mauritius
Mauritius is opening up from October 2021 for travel without the need to quarantine on arrival.
So, for a winter sun holiday that offers guaranteed warm weather (30°C), privacy, space to have fun as well as five-star hotel services, Heritage the Villas offers the best of both worlds for a large family or group of friends.
Located on Domaine de Bel Ombre in southern Mauritius, Heritage The Villas offers two-, three- and four-bedroom villas and have mountain, golf course or sea views and each has a private garden with an expansive terrace and pool, that are perfect for alfresco dining and BBQs.
You can relax on the white sand beaches, swim in the ocean, play a leisurely round of golf at the Heritage Golf Club, chill out at the C Beach Club, enjoy water sports, have a relaxing spa treatment in the adjacent hotel’s spa, go for a hike in the Heritage nature reserve, or immerse in the hotel’s daily activity programme of classes and activities. There’s a kid’s club too.
A private chef can be arranged or dine at the Domaine’s 12 restaurants at sister properties, Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali where guests receive a 20 per cent discount in select restaurants. From local Mauritian dishes in a fine dining 19th-century chateau to ‘toes in the sand dining’ at a beachside restaurant, there is a variety of culinary experiences.
A seven-night stay starts from £2,117 in a 2 bedroom villa with private pool and goes up to £4,816 for a 4 bedroom villa with pool. For more information visit: www.heritageresorts.mu
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Whitehaven villa, Barbados
With pristine powdery white beaches, year-round sunshine and a welcoming community, Barbados’ reputation as an idyllic tropical escape is second to none.
Whitehaven is a newly built three-bedroom villa set within the gated community of Westmoreland Hills on the west coast of Barbados. Positioned on a ridge with stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, the villa enjoys a tranquil setting, yet is only a five-minute drive to the closest beach in Holetown where there is plenty of shopping, banks and eateries.
Nearby at Westmoreland Hill is a high-tech gym and swimming pool.
The villa has an open plan living space and floor to ceiling sliding doors that lead out to a covered dining and lounging terrace with a swimming pool.
Seven-night stay starts from £2,219, which includes housekeeping. For more information visit www.onecaribbeanestates.com
Cap Maison, St Lucia
Set atop a private ocean-front bluff on the northernmost tip of St Lucia and spread across one acre of private landscaped grounds, Saman House at Cap Maison resort offers unparalleled privacy, personalised concierge service, and a private pool in an idyllic location.
The four-bedroom villa sleeps up to eight people and boasts unobstructed views that overlook Pigeon Island National Park and the neighbouring island of Martinique.
Saman House gives the flexibility of a holiday utilizing all the services of a luxury boutique resort whilst enjoying the privacy of a complete residence for a family.
You can spend your days on the beach, taking part in water-based activities like scuba diving and sailing, going on scenic hikes, cooking lessons, or taking a boat trip along the beautiful coastline.
Each bedroom can be furnished with twin or double beds and feature an en-suite bathroom. The villa comes with a fully equipped kitchen, with private chef options available, as well a dining and living room, private pool and decking area with BBQ.
A seven-night stay starts from £5,582, which includes daily housekeeping, laundry service and a welcome fridge pack. For more information visit www.capmaison.com
Bajan Heights, Barbados
For the ultimate luxury getaway, Bajan Heights at Royal Westmoreland offers the perfect base. The spacious four-bedroom villa is set atop a ridge overlooking the West Coast of the island with tropical views from every vantage point.
The villa features high ceilings and coral stone interiors and a private swimming pool, beautifully landscaped grounds and several dining options including a formal dining area, outdoor veranda, and relaxed sit-up breakfast bar.
With access to Royal Westmoreland’s facilities, families can fill their days with endless activities including golf on the award-winning golf course, tennis and even beach sports. The resort also has a children’s pool, gym, children’s areas and spa facilities.
For those that want to venture out Holetown is a five-minute drive away with an array of restaurants, bars and chic boutiques.
A seven-night stay starts from £7,420, which includes a butler service and housekeeper. For booking details visit www.onecaribbeanestates.com