Not only does it feature an indoor aquarium, wine cellar, infinity pool and Steinway grand piano, but it’s set on a private island
Have fun in the sun with your family at one of these fabulous locations
The One That Surrounds A Tree
Villa 15, Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Think Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest. A huge jungle tree takes centre stage and the four-bedroom villa wraps around it. And what a villa it is. It comes with four sumptuous suites, including a master bedroom that has a master bathroom and dressing room, and the kids’ bedroom comes with its own den. And you can get the party started turning up the tunes on the Bose Hi-fi system and zipping down the water slide to the sunken dining table in the pool. If you have forgotten any party treats you can always call the villa’s butler, who of course are called Mr or Mrs Friday.
The One With Turtles
Vamizi Casamina, Mozambique
For the ultimate family getaway Casamina on Vamizi Island in Mozambique is hard to beat. Not only can the adults relax in three glamorous suites with breezy ocean views, but the kids can sleep in a magical treehouse room. You can spend the day snorkelling along the reef that’s home to green turtles, and spend the night enjoying cocktails at the top of the villa’s tower, which also houses a games room that is sure to keep everyone enthralled.
The One With A Spa
You don’t have to worry about annoying the neighbours with your party antics as the only thing that this six-bedroom villa overlooks is the India Ocean. You can dine under the stars on your outdoor dining deck, and then turn it into a dance floor as the villa comes with its own Bose system. Tots will love to love around on the huge lawn and teens will want to kick back in the Nintendo games room. When you’re all partied out, you can book a massage at your very own spa that’s set within the Pool Pavilion.
The One With A Water Slide
Meda Gaedara, Sri Lanka
This seven-bedroom Colonial-style villa in Dikwella is sure to keep the whole family entertained. Step through the antique double-fronted doors to discover a bright living space, followed by a tropical garden and ocean views. The kids will love making a splash by taking a ride down the villa’s own water slide into a private plunge pool, while the adults may enjoying stretching out in the yoga sala or playing a game of cricket or two on the lawn. But every member of the family will love tucking into the gourmet dishes created by your own private chef.
The One By The Beach
Skye House, Sri Lanka
Every member of the family is sure to love this five-bedroom villa by the beach. The adults are sure to love the delicious dishes cooked up by the villa’s private chef. While the kids are going to be thrilled when they discover the children’s playground that includes a climbing rope, two swings, monkey bars and pirate’s cabin. The whole family can relax by the private pool or enjoy taking a walk along the beach.
The One On Safari
Leobo Private Reserve, South Africa
This villa has just been named the best family safari villa for 2018. And who are argue? This chic retreat set on a 20,000 acre estate within the beautiful Waterberg mountain range needs to be seen to be believed. There are no schedules or time restrictions. If grandpa wants to eat birthday cake at 3am, it’s up to him. Apart from being able to go on private game drives, the family can enjoy an array of activities including quad bike safaris, camping with hippos, stargazing and heli picnics. There are two sets of accommodation on the reserve – a state-of-the-art private house, which features an infinity pool, rooftop terrace and Jacuzzi and sleeps nine, and a lodge that can take up to 18 guests in eight pretty chalets. You have no concerns about being disturbed though as only one group can hire the reserve at any time.
The One That’s On A Private Island
Tanda Island, Tanzania
This villa is truly the last word in luxury. Not only does it feature an indoor aquarium, wine cellar, cigar humidor, infinity pool and Steinway grand piano (yes, we did just say, grand piano), but it’s set on a private island. The five bedroom suites feature king-sized beds and romantic copper baths, and they all lead directly onto the beach. But what to do during the day? Well, you could explore your own private marine reserve. Taxi!
The One With Tropical Gardens
Bendega Villas, Bali
Want to celebrate with your family, but still fancy your own space? Then how about the Bendega Villas in Bali. Three separate villas (three bedroom, five bedroom and one bedroom pavilion) surround one tranquil pool and each offers modern looks with Balinese style. The villas come with 17 staff to help cater to your every whim including a chef, butlers, pool attendant, masseur, gardener and yoga instructor. A chauffeured car is on standby just in case you need to grab any last-minute party buys.
The One That Has Its Own Speedboat
Sira Beach House, Lombok
When you find out that an editor from the World of Interiors magazine chose the furnishings, for this six-bedroom villa, you know that it is going to be really special. The family can watch the sun go down in the cathedral-like sitting room, enjoy a mouthwatering meal in the Dining Room that looks out over the Gili islands or party by the pool. Daylight hours can be filled with a dip in its own salt water pool, a game of tennis on the court, or even a round of golf as it backs on to the Kosaido golf course. Or if you want to go for a whizz along the coast, you can take your own speedboat.