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JW Marriott Phu Quoc EMErald Bay Discover the five-star luxury, unique style and unbeatable location of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. Set on the pristine beach of Phu Quoc, a hidden gem off of Vietnam's south coast, our hotel blends oceanfront tranquility and elegance with a quirky, fun atmosphere. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=spWYKW53S4u


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PRIVATE VILLAS

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BEST WHETHER IT’S THE DESIRE FOR PRIVACY, PEACE, OR A POOL OF YOUR OWN, THERE ARE PLENTY OF REASONS TO CHOOSE A VILLA HOLIDAY. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR LUXURY TO RIVAL WHAT'S ON OFFER AT THE BEST HOTELS – WITH THE SERVICES THAT GO ALONG WITH THAT – TRY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR PRIVATE VILLAS.

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VILLA IZULU THANDA SAFARI, SOUTH AFRICA Situated amidst lush green lawns and surrounded by expanses of wild African bush - yet protected from wild animals by a fence – the Villa features separate accommodation for child-minders and/or VIP security officers, as well as a private helicopter landing pad. Accommodation consists of five suites – which can sleep a total of 10 guests – each with its own private viewing deck and luxurious bathroom. The standout however, is the master bedroom which features an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Villa's private waterhole.

The shared main areas include a magnificent Afrochic inspired dining room and spacious lounge, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a traditional Villa boma and bonfire area, verandas and terraces, a games room, a private business area, an outdoor gym, a heated swimming pool (with kiddie pool), a wine cellar and a vast viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. Checking in is easy. Checking out is the hard part… www.thanda.com/en-gb/rooms/villa-izulu


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Mantis Owners Collection is the newest addition to Mantis, joining the well-established Mantis Collection and Mantis eXtreme portfolios. All of the handpicked fully staed and exclusive use properties in the Mantis Owners luxury villa portfolio, represent the ďŹ nest examples of their kind and celebrate the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found. For the full low-down, visit their website. www.mantisownerscollection.com/properties


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VILLA SHEHEREZADE DUBROVNIK A dazzling, domed, white-stone palace commanding thrilling sea views, Villa Sheherezade is one of the most exclusive addresses on the Croatian Adriatic. Featuring its own pier, beach and an intriguing history, this is genuinely the ultimate Mediterranean luxury retreat. Perched on a peaceful cliop, overlooking the Adriatic at the southeast end of the Dalmatian coast, Villa Sheherezade directly faces both the picture-perfect paradise island of Lokrum and Dubrovnik’s famous fortress walls, which are easy to walk to. In fact, sun-blessed cinematic views greet guests everywhere: the villa is surrounded by 4,000sq m of original white-stone terraces – two of them on the roof. Very popular among our guests, a third has been transformed into a large, secluded outdoor pool with a platform whirlpool next to it. www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com/en/villa-sheherezade

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CONTE MARINO VILLAS Located at the edge of Kontomari village , the awarded Conte Marino Villas – three exclusively built independent masterpieces designed by visionary architects Aristomenis & George Varoudakis – offer luxurious accommodation with a private pool surrounded by a natural, unspoilt seing. The three two-storey villas can house up to 6 guests as they feature three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Each has its own private shimmering swimming pool and garden space providing the perfect seing in which to relax and unwind under the sun. A personal chef can prepare meals – including traditional Cretan dishes – upon request in the high-tech kitchen using produce from the organic garden. www.contemarinovillas.com

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Park Hya abu dhabi presents the best of both worlds, an uncommon journey of lounging around the most pristine shores of saadiyat, to adventures on the sun-kissed sands of the arabian desert. abu dhabi is an amalgamation of old-world charm and new age culture. From trendy nightspots to the brimming cultural districts of the capital, all are in close proximity to the hotel. www.hya.com/en-US/hotel/united-arab-emirates/parkhya-abu-dhabi-hotel-and-villas/abuph

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SHangri-La HoteL Qaryat aL beri abu DHabi

embodying first-rate luxury with distinct privacy, the Villas by shangri-la provide an exclusive sanctuary for the most discerning guests seeking an ultra-luxurious stay. named aer a different region in abu dhabi, each of the six fourbedroom Villas is tastefully furnished with asian, arabic or contemporary décor. each villa is equipped with state-of-theart technology, and have highly-trained butlers to provide discreet yet convenient service. the Villas are ideal for conducting business, hosting events or simply enjoying unique exclusivity with loved ones. www.shangri-la.com/abudhabi/shangrila/roomssuites/villas/the-villas/


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tHe ritz-CarLt Grand Canal


ton abu DHabi accommodations at this abu dhabi hotel stretch beyond traditional guest rooms to include a collection of suites, residences and villas. spacious layouts, outdoor spaces and modern interiors are complemented by views of the beach, gardens or Grand Mosque. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/abudhabi/rooms-suites#fndtn-Villa

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aL raHa beaCH HoteL abu DHabi a true example of sophisticated living the two- bedroom 500 m2 villa is the definition of urban elegance that is residentially appointed offering a magnificent views of the lush garden, combined with classic and contemporary arabian comfort with state of the art technology. Beautifully private manicured garden along with the privacy and tranquility. www.alrahabeach.danathotels.com/en/two-bedroom-villa.html

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SOFITEl dUBaI THE PalM ResoRt & sPa

indulge in a private swimming pool and rooop terrace in our Beach Villa. Polynesian designs create a sense of natural island living, with sandstone walls, slaed windows and rich woods. the light-filled villa includes a luxurious living space and three well-appointed bedrooms, ideal for a large family or group of friends. Club Millésime welcomes you with a private check-in

and offers use of a private buffet, bar, library and meeting room. a personal butler will respond to your every request, from a private dinner to a sunset cruise or desert excursion. www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com/roomsapartments/beach-villa/


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ananTara tHe PaLm Dubai reSort


Relax in the comfort of one of 293 luxurious rooms and villas, each tastefully furnished with exceptional amenities. Gaze over stunning lagoons and tropical gardens from our lagoon View Rooms, or enjoy immediate access to inviting waters from our superbly positioned lagoon access Rooms. For guests seeking even more space and indulgence while in Palm Jumeirah, hotels such as ours offer, an exceptional choice of villas including the grandeur of a Beach Pool Villa with a personal infinity pool, and unique over Water Villas poised over the arabian Gulf, most featuring a clear glass viewing panel in the floor. the incredible space of an anantara two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa also offers an idyllic retreat for families and friends. dubai-palm.anantara.com/rooms.aspx

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MadInaT JUMEIr tHe JuMeiRaH Malakiya Vill


Hidden within Madinat Jumeirah’s captivating waterways and architectural marvels is the resort’s most luxurious accommodation – the Jumeirah Malakiya Villas. the villas offer spacious bedrooms, oversized marble-clad bathrooms, generous living spaces, fully furnished kitchens and private terraces overlooking the waterways and resort. www.jumeirah.com/en/hotelsresorts/dubai/madinatjumeirah/malakiya-villas/

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Jannah Place Villas Ras al Khaimah Jannah Place Villas Ras Al Khaimah is a peaceful community located in the exclusive area of Jazirat Al Hamra. It is set in an urban sanctuary where the modern lifestyle and privacy are combined to create a luxurious and elegant environment, yet very cozy and laidback. It is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, only 45-minute drive from Dubai. http://www.virtualworldinternet.com/portfolio/jannahplace-villas-ras-al-khaimah


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Pleasant to the eye and mind, these uniquely designed spaces feature a deck with external shower pool and vast recreational areas. Perfectly conceived down to the smallest detail, these villas decorated with white, light blue and beige colours, perfectly combined with elegant wooden details. the bedroom and living areas feature a full-length window frontage with sliding doors opening onto the large terrace with a private pool. the outdoor green area is fied with high quality furniture, offering a unique area for private dining or simply for relaxing. www.nikkibeachhotels.com/dubai/rooms/nikki-beach-villa/

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dESErT PalM PEr aqUUM dUBaI

an urban oasis set amidst a 160-acre polo estate with a naturally contemporary design welcoming guests in 38 spacious rooms, suites and villas. a mere 20 minutes from dubai’s urban centre, find yourself in the lush serenity of desert Palm, the perfect seing for an elegant hideaway. From creative restaurants and bars showcasing culinary exhibitionism to indulgent journeys at samāna spa to a riding school and championship polo fields, the resort’s manicured surrounds give the world’s most elite travellers a haven to call home in dubai.

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Clustered around a magnificent lagoon pool and set amidst lush tropical gardens, the 38 exclusive Royal Residences feature the finest sources, including turkish marble, rich dark wood and exterior ceramics from the ancient town of iznik in western anatolia. enjoy privileged access to a private beachfront as well as a myriad of facilities offered by Jumeirah Zabeel saray. enjoy stunning views of the arabian Gulf from a five-bedroom Beach Villas, which leads on to a private beach. look out at a spectacular lagoon-style pool amongst tropical landscaping from the four-bedroom lagoon Villas, or bask in the stunning décor and furnishings of the seafront Villas. www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/jumeirahzabeel-saray-royal-residences/?policyhandler=guest&featured=true&qqb=2&dev_post=false

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Dar aL maSyaf aT MadInaT JUMEIraH set amongst tranquil gardens, waterways, exclusive pools and Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach, the intimate and exquisite summerhouses of Jumeirah dar al Masyaf offer elegant and spacious guestrooms and courtyards, personalised and generous butler service and an understated arabian luxury experience. these summerhouses offer an exquisitely designed hideaway – the premium accommodation at the arabian Resort of dubai. every summerhouse has

nine to eleven guestrooms, including one suite. depending on its location, they are named arabian, Gulf, and ocean. each summerhouse also features a typical arabian Majlis , or living room, where sundowners are served to guests daily, before they depart by traditional abra boats, on foot or by golf buggies to one of the resort’s 50 restaurants. www.jumeirah.com/en/hotelsresorts/dubai/madinat-jumeirah/dar-al-masyaf/

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THE rITZ-CarlT spacious layouts, modern design, deep soaking tubs and resort, garden or sea views are among the features found in these luxury accommodations. Guests on the Club level enjoy additional services and amenities, and the Villa includes a private pool and beach.spacious layouts, modern design, deep soaking tubs and resort, garden or sea views are among the

features found in these luxury accommodations. Guests on the Club level enjoy additional services and amenities, and the Villa includes a private pool and beach. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/middleeast/bahrain/rooms-suites#fndtn-Villas


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eS SaaDi marrakeCH reSort MOrOCCO nestled in a quiet, intimate area of the Resort, the 10 villas welcome guests to a space where time seems to stand still. www.essaadi.com/en/accommodationmarrakech/villas


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aPHRodite Hills ResoRt CyPrUS our elite Villas at aphrodite Hills offer unrivalled luxury among the finest high-end accommodation in Paphos. as far as a luxury villa goes, it does not get much beer than these spacious, beautifully-furnished properties situated in the heart of aphrodite Hills. at sizes ranging between 250-650m2, these unique elite properties are available for short term and long term breaks for intimate and truly independent luxury accommodation

like no other. From a fantastic welcome hamper on arrival, stocked to the brim with high quality food and French champagne to the in-house facilities, pool privileges and modern entertainment appliances, the lap of luxury is right on your doorstep from the moment you arrive at your own private elite Villa. www.aphroditehills.com/Aphroditehills/villas-apartments/elite-villas/

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SAIL AWAY In search of an exciting new, holiday experience? Why not consider charter-ing a yacht which involves hiring a sailing or motoring boat and travelling from one idyllic island to another. What makes this type of vacation (oen referred to as a ‘term charter’) so satisfying is that, on a charter yacht, you get to dictate the pace and mood as the only people present on your yacht are those that you have personally invited. Tempted by a Crewed Yacht Charter? It’s time to

choose your ship for the décor is different on each and every boat. Take the famous sailing catamaran, Zahora, by Sunreef Yachts Charter (the world’s largest yacht charter agency). The ship is a marriage of modern and classic interior design, incorporating as it does American walnut and Anegre wood. Meanwhile Za-hora’s Sunreef sibling, SEAZEN is Japanese in style meaning that minimal-ism reigns. Decor differences aside, most yachts come


equipped with a Jacuzzi or two, a media room, state of the art gym, spacious deck area and private (and roomy) cabins. Cabin facilities have also been carefully considered and amenities include iPod docking stations, flat screen TVs, DVD players that enhance the enter-tainment system, satellite phone, on board internet and music and DVD libraries to cosset guests in true luxury.

Most yachts are also kied out with water toys (windsurfers, water-ski, jet skis, scuba diving apparel et al) for your entertainment and some even offer state of the art gyms alongside full blown spas and salons. Ready to set sail? www.sunreef-charter.com

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THE NOTEBOOK We may be living in a digital age but nothing beats writing or receiving a hand wrien leer on beautiful paper. Luxury stationer, Smythson, has a superior selection. Rooted in deep heritage, the luxury British brand has long catered to the highly discerning, from European Royalty and the Indian Maharajas to the

likes of Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Claudee Colbert and Vivien Leigh. Influential figures, leading extraordinary lives, from Sigmund Freud to Sir Winston Churchill, have all recognised the timeless purity of Smythson’s creations. www.smythson.com


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Below: Pool by Aquatic Consultants, Inc. with tile finish and installation by Mosaicist.com

MAKE A SPLASH Transform your backyard from drab to fab with a custom built swimming pool. With a custom pool, you are given carte blanche meaning you can kiss goodbye to standard square shapes, regular rectangular ones and other cookie cuer pools and say hello to something altogether more special. Be-ing tailored to your

taste, custom pools can be as artistically designed, tech-nologically advanced and luxurious as your heart desires. “A well thought out pool should pop visually as well as functionally. People oen spend more time looking at their pools than swimming in them, so you want something that is really pleasing to the


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eye,” reveals Brian Van Bowyer of Aquatic Consultants – one of the industry’s most coveted consultants. Creating a custom built pool requires careful planning and plenty of patience (once a planning permit has been obtained, it typically takes three to four months for the pool to be built), but the

end result is well worth it. A custom built pool is so much more than a place for recreational activity: it’s an ex-traordinary showpiece that multiplies the value of your home and magnifies the beauty. Time then, to take the plunge… www.aquaticconsultantsinc.com

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CRAZY FOR KARIM RASHID Karim Rashid is arguably Canada’s most successful and prolific designer. However unlike most top draw designers, Rashid has not made his name designing expensive furniture, but by designing every day objects of consumer desire. Indeed his Big Apple based design practice, Karim Rashid Inc, has produced products ranging from perfume packaging to wine glasses, board games, cheese boards, coat racks, couches and everything in b-tween for clients as diverse as

Alessi, Audi, Prada, Proctor & Gamble, Kenzo and Yahoo. The Canadian – by way of Cairo – designer admits to being on a one man mission to make the banal more beautiful so that we all learn to love objects the way we love clothes. Rashid has also turned his aention to architecture: Kurve restaurant in New York,


Philadelphia’s Morimoto restaurant, the Majik Café in Belgrade, Brighton’s boutique My Hotel and the award winning Athens property, Ser-amis, are all Karim’s creations.

at prestigious institutions like London’s Design Museum as well at the Museum of Modern Art in New York – all of which makes for a none too shabby resume.

His designs are in the permanent collection of 15 major museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris no less, while he has exhibited

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WHISKY WONDER Whisky lovers will want to get their hands on The Glenlivet Winchester Vin-tage 1966 – one of the most sought aer and exquisite whisky collections in the world and the pinnacle of the Glenlivet range.

The series of rarefied 50 year-old single malt whiskies have been craed over generations, matured over decades and hidden within the walls of the Glenlivet distillery. With only 100 boles of this rare and precious liquid in existence across the globe, the historic Scotch is priced at £20,000


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SHOP TO IT Searching for a knock out outfit for the British summer social season – read the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, Wimbledon et al? Perhaps it’s time to seek professional fashion assistance. Aer all, we have relied on interior designers to help create a home environment that reflects our individual style, so why not turn to professionals to pull together a wear-able wardrobe – just as we do when planning our homes and holidays?

Men would do well to consult the dapper Daniel Johnson – who starred in the BBC documentary The Millionaire’s Gi Guide. Meanwhile women should look to Laura Fantacci and Petronella Stoerg, two British former fashion editors whose services include home wardrobe consultations, personal stylish and shopping trips.


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GOING GLAMPING Escaping city life doesn’t mean having to sacrifice comfort. Just ask the makers of the Autonomous tent – a stunning semi-permanent structure designed by star-chitects such as Patricia DiMario and Harry Gesner (whose famous Cooper Wave House design, inspired the Sydney Opera House) that can be enjoyed anywhere, all year round without destroying the world’s delicate ecosystems.

The tent provides over 500 sq.  of indoor living space, a king size bed, a gas fireplace and leather lounging chair, luxurious coon linens and comforter. It also boasts an en suite bathroom including a claw foot shower and flushable composting toilet.


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The smaller, 700-square-foot Cocoon version costs US$100,000 while the 1,000-square-foot Tipi retails for US$200,000. However if you want get in touch with nature without sacrificing your crea-ture comforts, we reckon it’s a price worth paying.

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GET ARTY We’re loving the Watercolour Compendium – a collaboration between iconic British brands Linley and Winsor & Newton which retails at a cool £12.500.

Created in a ripple sycamore veneer which is bleached to mimic the colour of a primed canvas, the compendium has a marquetry colour wheel using 12 different hand-dyed birch, tay and bolivar veneers inlaid onto the lid and finished with an engravable sterling silver plaque.


Inspired by the wing of the iconic Winsor & Newton griďŹƒn, the compendium has a curved radius edge and a gently sloping angle. Inside, the smart wal-nut interior has been meticulously designed with drawers and compartments to contain all the materials needed to create a watercolour study.

From the underside of the lid an easel extends out, standing on the box and providing a space to work at in the studio as well as proudly display ďŹ nished work. www.davidlinley.com/store/winsor-newton-artcompendium

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ABOUT TIME The coolest wrists in the world right now, are wearing luxury watches that happen to be smart. Translation? A watch that connects to the Internet – in addition to other devices like smartphones or tablets – in order to deliver re-al-time information to your wrist.

We want a watch that can do it all – from taking pictures to tackling emails and texts, recording our heart rate, sleep and stress levels, checking our stocks and giving us real-time driving directions. As such Tag Heuer – the 155 year old Swiss maker of luxury timepieces – released its Connected Watch, which is powered by Google's Android Wear operating system.


Elsewhere Tissot has unveiled its Smart-Touch smartwatch which – when connected to your smartphone – will allow you to sync the time, get weather updates, change seings and share experiences with friends.

Then there’s the Hermès Apple Watch – a unique timepiece designed with both utility and beauty in mind. www.tagheuer.com www.tissotwatches.com www.hermes.com

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VROOM VROOM Calling all luxury car lovers (that’s all of us then). If the Verve Rally isn’t on your radar, all we can say is: it should be. For the Verve Rally represents a luxurious adventure travel experience with like minded people, supercars, beautiful roads and majestic locations. It’s not a race and it is not timed in any way. Rather it’s a journey – taking place in July 2018 and September 2018 – that celebrates where a luxury car can take you.

Driving time has been balanced with relaxation and exploration: expect to spend around four hours a day behind the wheel, cruising along the Insta-perfect roads at your own pace and stopping off to savour local delicacies with fellow Ververs, before arriving at the day’s destination by mid to late a-ternoon.


Luxurious five-star hotels and chateaus provide the serene space as soon as you’ve parked up. And with no night-time driving, you’re free to indulge in all the destination's flavours and experiences. Good cars, company and quality accommodation sign us up.

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DIVE RIGHT INTO THE CAYMAN ISLAN The Cayman Islands may be associated with offshore banking and the rich and famous, but the trio of Caribbean islands are also synonymous with world class diving having invented recreational scuba diving.

Make no mistake: the Cayman Islands’ 365 dive sites are sure to cause even the most seasoned divers’ jaws to drop. If you have never snorkelled or dived on a Caribbean coral reef, you’’ be amazed by the beauty and incredible diversity of Cayman Trough.


DS Other don’t miss Cayman dive sites include Bloody Bay Wall which is found off the coast of Lile Cayman, within the Bloody Bay Marine Park and offers some of the best wall dives in the Caribbean.

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Make a splash this summer From sassy swimwear to cute cover ups, Best in Travel brings you some of the best beach wear by luxe label, Melissa Odabash – lauded by Vogue as the “Ferraris of swimwear” – to help get you holiday ready.

Shop the stunning new Melissa Odabash collection at www.odabash.com


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VeLaa PriVa iSLanD MaldiV


accessible only by boat, this ultra-private onebedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean offers the utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those who are looking for ultra-luxury. all rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects towards the horizon. dine inside or over the

water in a dining gazebo on its own jey at sunset, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. the interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colours with occasional ikat accents or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence, there’s lile reason to leave. www.velaaprivateisland.com/our-villas/

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DomeS of eloU aUTOGraPH COl

do you enjoy gazing at the unlimited stars in the night sky? Would you like to travel back in time and experience food as the people in the Minoan civilization did? did you ever wonder how the world-famous Cretan olive oil is made? at domes of elounda we‘ve tried our best to offer you a range of unique experiences no maer what your taste is. are you ready to join us? www.domesofelounda.com/villas


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Santiburi beaCH reSort anD SPa tHailand surrounded by verdant gardens, sheltered by indigenous trees and plants, our villas and suites oer ultimate tranquillity and privacy. Fully refurbished in late 2014, each of our luxurious villas features sleek, modern design, blended with warm, contemporary thai dÊcor. www.santiburisamui.com/accommodation/?term=villas

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alila Villas uLuwatu

Perched on limestone clis 100 metres above the indian ocean, the view is nothing less than picture-perfect – aquamarine ocean vistas and glorious golden sunsets. www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu#top


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once the summer residence of Queen Marija karadjordjevic, Villa Milocer overlooks the adriatic sea and is embraced on three sides by dense forests of cedar, pine and olive trees. the stone-walled manse is home to elegant suites as well as the airy communal living Room, expansive Meeting Room and book-filled library. the Villa sits above Milocer Beach and also offers easy access to Queen’s Beach, in the neighbouring cove, as well as the standalone aman spa. www.aman.com/resorts/aman-svetistefan/villa-milocer

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S aT nUSa dUa BalI Composed of five pavilions, a lush garden and a two-tiered swimming pool, the 1,500-squaremetre (16,146 square feet) amandari Villa features three detached terrace-style bedrooms around a glass-walled living room and kitchen. serviced by two staff, it is situated a minute’s drive from amandari. www.aman.com/resorts/amandari/villas/3bedroom-villa

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date palms and olive trees dot the grounds of amanjena, a peaceful oasis outside the ancient city of Marrakech. the five star resort’s indulgent tranquillity is complemented by easy access to the medina and Morocco’s mesmerising landscape. www.aman.com/resorts/amanjena

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Jannah ResoRt & Villas Ras al Khaimah Jannah Resort & Villas - Ras Al Khaimah is United Arab Emirates’ scenic, tranquil oasis in the northernmost emirates. From the scenery of mountains, deserts, mangroves, water sports and white sandy beaches it promises to be the place of off-road adventure and magnificent views for relaxation. http://www.virtualworldinternet.com/portfolio/jannahresort-villas-ras-al-khaimah


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SPA ALILAat alila Jabal akhdar

Featuring seven treatment and changing rooms, a Vichy shower room and Jacuzzis, Spa alila at the ultra luxurious alila Jabal akhdar is a peaceful sanctuary dedicated to pampering you from head to toe, restoring a sense of total well-being. Step back in time in the steam room where the air is ďŹ lled with a mist of heady, earthy and cleansing oils, grounded in frankincense and juniper berry, reminiscent of ancient Oman.

alternatively take relaxation to new heights - quite literally - with the new Spa arbour, an alfresco wellness suite perched 2,000 meters above sea level on the edge of the canyon. Choose from three 60 or 90 minute spa treatments exclusive to the spa and unwind while admiring majestic views of the al hajar mountain range. www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar/spaalila


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T ANANTARA AL JABAL AL AKHDAR RESORT

Set 2,000 metres above sea level on the Saiq Plateau of Jabal ahkdar (Green Mountain), anantara al Jabal al akhdar resort’s location is sublime. it’s spa – anantara Spa at anantara al Jabal al akhdar resort – has a hammam, indoor pools, rain showers, separate male and female thermal suites, five luxurious spa treatment rooms, a himalayan salt steam room and an aroma infused sauna room. Signature treatments use local ingredients such as rose and pomegranate and can last from an hour to a whole day. jabalakhdar.anantara.com/spas.aspx

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accommodation at the Oberoi beach resort, al Zorah is unique amongst hotels in ajman; spacious, elegant and modern, with high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass windows that fill the spaces with natural light and fantastic sea views. Guests can also enjoy spectacular, daily sunset vistas.Each of the rooms and suites has a private terrace, while the villas offer temperature controlled, private pools and an outdoor space to host exclusive parties. www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-al-zorahajman/rooms-villas/

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Six SEnSES ZiGhy bay OMAN

the two retreats are located at either end of beautiful Zighy bay and are overlooking the sea. these wonderful havens oer an unsurpassed level of comfort and privacy. they are a blend of the surrounding traditional Omani, indigenous village style with modern amenities which provide a relaxing lifestyle amidst local cultural themes. there is a personal spa suite, a

wine cellar and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. huge outside space is within the privacy of high cobblestone walls, with plumped up sun loungers and shaded dining area by the large inďŹ nity-edge swimming pool. www.sixsenses.com/resorts/zighybay/accommodation/specialty-villas


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amanoi

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From their curving roofs peeping above the treeline to their laiced windows and discreet natural materials, amanoi’s Pavilions and Villas are at one with their magnificent surroundings. With access to the full range of Vietnamese spa treatments available at amanoi's spa Houses, they draw on the grace and artful simplicity of Vietnamese design, offering combined bedroom and living areas, and large bathrooms that open onto spacious decks. the Villas enjoy private pools and expansive views. www.aman.com/resorts/ amanoi/pavilions-villas

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amanPuLo PHIlIPPInES

Just steps from t Pamalican island offer consumma indoor-to-outdoo an expansive swi and dining areas, bedroom pavilio chef and butler, a independent exp

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the beach in secluded seings along d’s shore, amanpulo’s luxury Villas te privacy. designed for seamless or living, each one is arranged around imming pool with outdoor lounging , and one, two, three or four separate ns. all villas are staffed by a private and club cars (one per bedroom) invite ploration of the island.

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amanPuri


offering consummate privacy and gracious thai hospitality, amanpuri’s Villas lie towards the tip of the Phuket peninsula, with ocean-front or garden seings. With a choice of two to nine bedrooms, extensive living and dining areas are arranged around a private swimming pool. interiors feature thai furnishings, art and antiques, and two live-in staff aend to guests’ every need. www.aman.com/resorts/ama npuri/villas

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AnAntArA BAzArUto ISlAnD reSort AnD SpA MOZaMBIqUE


experience island indulgence in harmony with breathtaking nature at one of the leading Bazaruto hotels. Hideaway in the perfect balance of understated luxury and rustic charm, complete with an exotic garden or beach outlook. Constructed from indigenous materials such as reed, soî…š fringed thatch and wood, our villas feature elegant natural design that beautifully complements the unspoiled tropical surrounds. sleep in a sumptuous four poster bed with white mosquito drapes billowing in the breeze. bazaruto.anantara.com/rooms.aspx

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experience rustic luxury in natural harmony with our tropical island and ocean surrounds. anantara Medjumbe island Resort is considered a top contender among the resorts in Mozambique. a boutique collection of 12 thatched Beach Pool Villas line a postcard perfect beach and reveal panoramic

indian ocean views, enjoyed from your outdoor deck as you sunbathe, refresh in your plunge pool. Beautifully furnished interiors blend comfortable luxury with anantara’s signature modern amenities, to oer the ultimate island hideaway. medjumbe.anantara.com/rooms.aspx

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anantara PHuket Layan reSort & SPa THaIland


at anantara layan Phuket Resort, a luxury collection of 30 rooms and suites is accompanied by 47 pool villas, providing guests with an exceptional accommodation choice. a sought aî…šer choice amongst Phuket luxury hotels, our resort is designed in classic and contemporary asian style, with natural tones, elegant wooden furniture and ornate features accented by rich textiles, colourful hints and sumptuous artwork. enjoy a host of creature comforts and signature anantara luxuries, alongside views of tropical gardens or the sparkling bay from your private balcony or terrace. phuketlayan.anantara.com/rooms.aspx

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angSana reSort & SPa iHuru MaldIVES

Come to a true island paradise. experience the gorgeous turquoise waters, the white beaches, and the rich green tropical vegetation. Go diving on a shipwreck, enjoy snorkeling on the house reef, or relax on the beach at this ihuru island resort. www.angsana.com/en/maldives/ihuru/rooms

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aValon Hotel PalM sPRinGs


it’s no secret that over the years, avalon’s spanish-kissed studios, suites and bungalows have been a Golden age playground for Hollywood’s famous (infamous, too). surrounded by four acres of citrus trees, manicured gardens and secluded swimming pools, their naturally private layout makes it easy

for everyone to unwind. With a sense of light and deep comfort, these timeless retreats channel an ineffable romance with various extras like sun terraces and fireplaces–and all with seriously plush beds. www.avalon-hotel.com/palmsprings/rooms/

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banana iSLanD reSort dOHa Fusing sophisticated arabian design, plush comforts and anantara’s signature amenities, every room comes with the allure of a captivating sea view. admire the tranquil ocean scenery from the balcony of your beautifully appointed room or spacious suite. Choose from a luxury collection of two and three bedroom villas that boast a personal pool or stretch over turquoise waters. live the dream of an exclusive island

hideaway, whether you’re escaping for romance, quality time as a family or indulgent relaxation.unwind in luxurious surrounds at Banana island Resort doha by anantara, one of the most sought aer doha hotels. Banana island Resort doha by anantara respects local culture by offering an alcohol-free environment. doha.anantara.com/rooms.aspx

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banyan tree tamouDa bay moroCCo Come to the northern coast of Morocco and experience our stunning beach retreat in tamouda Bay. this exclusive all-pool villa resort blends romance with exotic Moroccan charm, and provides complete relaxation with its understated Mediterranean vibe. www.banyantree.com/en/morocco/tamouda-bay/villas

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Ranging from one to three bedrooms, every Beach Village room or suite includes a fireplace, marble bathroom, and patio or balcony for enjoying the view. suites also feature gourmet kitchens and living rooms, some with outdoor soaking tubs or fire pits. Coages are located in the front row and Villas are located in the back row of buildings. Coage accommodations labeled as beachfront are on the ground floor while oceanfront accommodations are on the second floor. beachvillageahedel.com/accommodations-coronado/

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Canouan eState st. VinCent & tHe GRenadines the collection currently includes 14 Canouan estate Residences which feature similar styles and views of the lagoon and vary from 2 – 8 Bedrooms, and 3 Canouan estate Villas, which are larger homes and all feature unique designs. there are 4 beaches, three restaurants and bars close to the villas: Bellinis, shell Beach Bar and Grill and l’ance Guyac. Residents have access to over 9 restaurants and bars on the estate, at the Pink sands Club and the boutique property tamarind Beach Hotel. www.canouan-estate.com/properties/

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Casa CHaMeleon at Mal Pais COSTa rICa Mal Pais is an adults-only retreat tucked away in the jungle of Costa Rica. it embodies privacy, and no two villas are the same. access requires an adventurous 4×4 drive, but once you’re in Mal Pais you’ll find a quirky lile beach town with just the right blend of locals, surfers, yoginis, and barefoot wanderers. located in one of the world’s seven Blue Zones, Mal Pais is recognized as one of the healthiest places in the world. www.casachameleonhotels.com/mal-pais/

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is located directly on the beautiful, palm-fringed beach of khao lak, just one-hour drive, by car from Phuket international airport. this ultimate design resort with stunning andaman views as well as its friendly service warmly welcome visitors from across the globe. We are proud of being the first modernist hideaway in khao lak, presenting cuing-edge architecture and unique design amid tropical nature. Whether you'relooking for a romantic hideaway or a luxury holiday experience, Casa de la Flora is definitely a perfect choice. www.casadelaflora.com/index.html

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CHateau Saint-martin anD SPa FranCE

our villas and interconnecting room options are perfect for families, and a special welcome awaits all children with surprises, gis and a treasure hunt. there is a also a fantastic kids club oering an exciting programme of activities.

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CHiLeno bay reSort & reSiDenCeS MExICO


Villas offer 3,300 – 11,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor living space with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces that bring the outside in while showcasing stunning ocean views. Bold natural materials, distinct artisanal Mexican accents and stylish fixtures complement large, open floor plans. Gourmet kitchens feature Wolf and subzero appliances. chilenobay.aubergeresorts.com/accommodations/

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COMO Par


rrOT Cay tuRks & CaiCos CoMo Parrot Cay is an award-winning turks and Caicos luxury resort set on its own private island. With 1,000 unspoilt acres and mile-long beach, we deliver foot-in-the-sand luxury. all rooms, suites and beach villas have soothing interiors along with CoMo’s service ethic, holistic therapies, yoga, diving and worldclass cuisine. our private island resort

has undergone a redesign, with brighter rooms and fresh spaces - including a new CoMo shambhala gym, the creation of the Play by CoMo space for children's activities and an improved CoMo Beach Club and lotus restaurant. www.comohotels.com/parrotcay

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COMO POInT


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CoMo Point yamu is a resort located at the tip of Cape yamu overlooking the andaman sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang nga Bay. interiors by italian designer Paola navone oer an expression of contemporary thai luxury, alongside a CoMo shambhala wellness retreat and two world-class restaurants for thai and italian cuisine. www.comohotels.com/pointyamu

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Como SHambHa


aLa eState Bali CoMo shambhala estate is located near ubud, Bali— a true ‘Retreat for Change’ with resident experts including a yoga teacher, ayurvedic doctor and resident dietician. the holistic, 360-degree approach offers signature massage therapies and beauty treatments. a state-of-the-art gym and outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing make the most of the estate’s unique location. Cuisine is always nutritionally balanced while the residences, suites and villas suit independent guests, couples or families. www.comohotels.com/comoshambhalaestate

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CoMo uma Paro, is an intimate, 29-room resort featuring the most exclusive private villas in Bhutan with an enviable location in the Paro Valley. this puts you within striking distance of the country’s great cultural landmarks. the style combines local artisanship with CoMo’s contemporary style, while activities range from yoga to Himalayan camping adventures. our Bukhari restaurant is a royal favourite. www.comohotels.com/umaparo

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Jannah BurJ al SaraB aBu DhaBi Jannah Burj Al Sarab boasts the world's fastest hotel Internet at 1.2Gb per second. The 5-star hotel is a hub that offers business, shopping, cultural and beach experiences in the central business district of Abu Dhabi. Work, Play, Sleep and Spa are the foundations behind the innovative design of each room and suite. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ojWD1uA6Cxf


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THE TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN RAS AL KHAIMAH Tucked away away at the northern tip of the UAE lies the country’s most underrated emirate, Ras Al Khaimah.

Make no mistake: Ras Al Khaimah abounds in archaeological sites, historical structures and natural beauty – from mountains to deserts and pristine white-sand beaches.

You won’t find the gargantuan skyscrapers, shopping malls and bars that dominate Dubai and Abu Dhabi Factor in year-round sunshine, first but you will be struck by a cultural class resorts and friendly locals – and authenticity that is hard to find in the you have an up and coming UAE other emirates. holiday destination.

HE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF S AL KHAIMAH Located in the western part of Ras Al Khaimah city in a fort that was the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960s, The National Museum houses a collection of archaeological and ethnological artefacts. Visitors will learn about architecture, pearl diving, date agriculture, farming and fishing in the various galleries.

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SCALING THE HAJAR HE The spectacular Hajar Mountains in the eastern part of the emirate, were formed over 70 million years ago and stand nearly 2,000 metres above sea level. The mountain range oers breath-taking scenery and a welcome respite from the heat of the beach resorts, with temperatures around 10 degrees cooler

than sea level. For those who wish to spend the night under the stars, there are a number of established camping spots or, to really get into the Arabian spirit, why not camp Bedouin-style in some remote wadis? jebeljais.ae/about-jebel-jais/


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JUST DESERT No visit to Ras Al Khaimah is complete without taking a trip into the desert – the true heart of Arabia. Virtually every tour operator offers a half or full day desert safari tour: aer dune driving you can have your hands henna’ed, then make like Lawrence of Arabia and ride a camel, before enjoying a desert sunset, Arabic barbecue and a bit of belly dancing.


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GET WET Seven tenths of the world is covered in water and as satirist Dave Barry once quipped: “Staying on top of the water is like standing outside the circus tent.” As enjoyable as activities above the water are, it’s what lies beneath that is of real interest – particularly in Ras Al Khaimah, arguably the finest emirate in the UAE for snorkelling, diving and exploring the marine life. Adrenaline junkies will also be in seventh heaven: jet-skiing, fly-boarding, wake-boarding, parasailing and banana boat rides are all on offer along the 64km coastline.


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JAZIRAT AL HAMRA FISHING VILLAGE This abandoned ďŹ shing village, just outside of Ras Al Khaimah, is one of the oldest and best preserved coastal villages in the UAE (with roots dating back to the 16th century) and serves as a reminder of life before the oil boom. One caveat: watch out for ghosts – some of the abandoned buildings are believed to be haunted.

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AL MARJAN ISLAND Al Marjan, a series of four connected man-made islands, is located in the west of Ras Al Khaimah. Extending a vast 4.5km into the sea, the island covers an area of 2.7 million square metres. With waterfront homes, quality hotels and resorts, marinas, private resident beaches, leisure, retail and recreational facilities, this ambitious development represents the direction in which RAK is headed. almarjanisland.com

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TEE TIME

Most visitors flock to Ras Al Khaimah to fly and flop but the underrated emirate is also a great destination for golfers, thanks its enviable climate and world class golf courses including Al Hamra Golf Club. Designed by renowned golf course architect, Peter Harradine, the course incorporates both open water lagoons and desert landscapes resulting in a stunning par 72 championship course – measuring 7,325 yards at full length. www.alhamragolf.com


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DISCOVER DHAYAH FORT


This 16th-century mud-brick fort was built in a strategic hilltop position facing the Gulf to defend the region from aî…&#x;ack by the British and was the last holdout, before eventually falling in December 1819. More recently it housed the royal family until 1964 when, following a very short period as a local prison, it opened to the general public as a place to celebrate Emirati history.

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ZIP LINING A world record-breaking zip line measuring 2.83km – equivalent to over 28 football pitches – and reaching speeds close to 150km per hour is the latest addition to Ras Al Khaimah’s claim to be the adventure capital of the Middle East. Via Ferrata – which means iron street/path in Italian – includes three courses along the rocky facades of Jebel Jais, aka the UAE’s highest mountain. www.jebeljais.ae/book-now/


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PARK LIFE Opened in the 1990s, Saqr Park is the largest public park in Ras Al Khaimah, and is known for its vast areas of greenery. It is the perfect spot for big kids and liî…&#x;le kids alike to relax and unwind featuring, as it does, green spaces, playgrounds and other facilities.


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JANNAH PLACE RAS AL KHAIMAH

Jannah Place Villas Ras Al Khaimah is a peaceful community located in the exclusive area of Jazirat Al Hamra and consists of 24 self-catering private villas, in townhouse style, featuring 318 sqm of luxury space with 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in each villa, including a Zen garden and sun beds in the spacious rooop area. It is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, only 45-minute drive from Dubai.

FEATURES • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Balconies or terraces • Jannah Spa beds equipped with the finest 450 thread count linen • Laundry and shoe shine services • Car parking facilities • Legendary Karim services


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• Organic Jannah bath amenities • Plush bathrobes and generously sized bath towels • Stylishly-integrated and fully-equipped kitchens • Private pools and BBQ area • Complimentary access to “Jannah Sur Mer” private beach

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12 THREE-BEDROOM VILLAS WITH PRIVATE POOL Whether it is the desire for privacy, peace or a pool of your own, there are plenty of reasons to choose this villa holiday, with two oors of indoor and outdoor living spaces and an abundance of privacy throughout.

Perfectly positioned for families as well as friends gathering, you may have the ultimate indulgence in an impressive sanctuary with Ras Al Khaimah’s largest private pools in your backyard and a spacious BBQ area in your private balcony, with BBQ equipment to take pleasure in an exclusive dining experience served in the privacy of your own villa.


12 THREE-BEDROOM VILLAS WITH GAMING ROOMS Ideal for a relaxing break, this bright and modern villa is perfectly designed for families with children who wish to own their private gaming room during their vacation. This luxurious slice of paradise allows you to relax in privacy with your friends, while your kids enjoy playing in the bouncy castle.

The 318 sqm three-bedroom villa offers you numerous facilities to choose from, including a karaoke, baby-foot, PlayStation and many more. You can also indulge in an exclusive BBQ dining experience in the intimacy of your own villa. This new concept offers a choice of experiencing the serene and tranquil lifestyle for adults while fulfilling children’s gaming desires. www.jannah.ae

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JANNAH RESOR RAS AL KHAIMAH

Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah promises paradise-hunters a luxury rustic break from the city life in the tranquility of white sandy beaches, uninterrupted vistas over the Arabian Gulf and year-round sunshine. Enjoy idyllic vacations, adventure activities including water sports, micro-lighting, mountain climbing and kayaking, as well as an eclectic selection of international gourmet experiences and world-class spas combined with genuine Arabian ambience and hospitality.

FEATURES • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Jannah Spa beds equipped with the finest 450 thread count linen • Organic Jannah bath amenities • Stylishly integrated and fully-equipped kitchen • Balconies or terraces • Laundry and shoe-shine services


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Legendary Karim services Car parking facilities Private pools and gardens Direct access to Mina Al Arab beach and Jannah Sur Mer private beach • Direct access to recreational dining and retail outlets, located along the promenade

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3 FOUR-BEDROOM BEACH VILLAS

1 FOUR-BEDROOM SEA-VIEW VILLA

Stunning views and direct access to the beach, giving a choice of experiencing the serene and tranquil beachfront living, that is only steps away from the shoreline of the four bedroom villa, offering 628 square meters of haven with a 12 square meters temperature-controlled private pool and a 24 square meters private garden.

Perfectly positioned for guests to wake up to a beautiful sunrise and gentle breeze that rolls off the sea, offering 628 square meters of cozy space, with Ras Al Khaimah’s magnificent 12 square meters temperature-controlled private pool and a 24 square meters private garden, ideal for familes or friends traveling together.


15 THREE-BEDROOM GARDEN VILLAS

5 THREE-BEDROOM SEA-VIEW VILLAS

Serene beachfront living with stunning views, only steps away from the shoreline, with 348 square meters of haven in a stylish design, with a 12 square meters temperature-controlled private pool and a 24 square meters private garden.

Ultimate indulgence in an impressive sanctuary with Ras Al Khaimah’s largest temperaturecontrolled private pools and private gardens, modern interior with natural tones, 348 square meters of luxury space providing comfort and convenience. www.jannah.ae

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THE RITz-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH AL WAdI dESERT

Just outside the ever-growing metropolis of Dubai, the tranquility and adventure of the desert awaits. Set within the sanctuary of Wadi Khadeja, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers a luxury resort experience inspired by nature, culture and tradition. Luxurious pool villas borrow from Bedouin architecture, dining features local dishes and desert views and resort activities include falconry shows unique to the UAE.

FACILITIES • 101 luxury private villas each with own pool • Fine dining at our signature Farmhouse restaurant • Levant cuisine and Middle Eastern specialties at Kaheela restaurant • Six indoor meetings and event spaces • Spectacular outdoor event spaces including a Stargazing platform, falcon deck, traditional watchtowers, terraces or sand dunes. EXPERIENCES • 500-hectare protected nature reserve. • Experience Concierge offering archery, camel rides, bird watching, stargazing, nature walks, and other activities. • Al Wadi Equestrian Centre • Ritz Kids program and all-day kids club.


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LUXURY VILLAS A private pool overlooking the Ras Al Khaimah desert. Architecture and laicework that reflects the deeply rooted culture of the UAE. Modern touches including LCD televisions and high-speed Wi-Fi. The fusion of past and present creates a unique sense of place in each resort villa and suite. AL RIMAL POOL VILLA These traditional brick villas each feature a private pool opening onto unparalleled desert views. Arabesque interiors boast rich fabrics and earthy tones, complemented by the blue shades of the villas' private pools.

AL RIMAL ENCLOSED POOL VILLA These traditional brick villas each feature an enclosed private pool opening onto unparalleled desert views for more privacy and tranquility. Arabesque interiors boast rich fabrics and earthy tones, complemented by the blue shades of the villas' private pools. AL KHAIMAH TENTED POOL VILLA Reminiscent of Bedouin architecture and design, the resort’s Tented Pool Villas are nestled amongst undulating dunes, offering uncompromising privacy, tranquility and serenity, accented with elegant interiors and the finest amenities and features. Tented villas are available on full board basis, including captivating desert activities and bespoke dining experiences for the whole family.


AL SAHARI TENTED POOL VILLA Reminiscent of Bedouin architecture and design, the resort’s Tented Pool Villas are nestled amongst undulating dunes, offering uncompromising privacy, tranquility and serenity, accented with elegant interiors and the finest amenities and features. Tented villas are available on full board basis, including captivating desert activities and bespoke dining experiences for the whole family. Al Sahari villas offer an elevated level of privacy and tranquility,distanced one to another.

AMENITIES & ROOM FEATURES • Private pool • Furnished outdoor terrace • Cozy seating areas • Coffee/tea maker • Safe box • 55-inch LCD TV • High speed internet Access • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Separate rain shower • Oversized soaking tubs • Maximum occupancy 2 adults + 2 children and 1 infant (incl 1 extra bed and baby cot)

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dESTINATION dINING FARMHOUSE Inspired by a traditional rustic farm house, the restaurant offers fresh food produced from the land, air and sea with premium selections of wild meats and home grown vegetables. KAHEELA Reflecting the delight of home-cooking, Kaheela is an all-day dining outlet offering Levant cuisine and Middle Eastern specialties.

LOBBY LOUNGE Lobby Lounge offers a premium light menu of snacks and sandwiches with hot and cold beverages throughout the day along with an Arabian-inspired signature Aernoon Tea, to enjoy in a cozy and elegant seing flooded by natural light in the resort’s main reception. THE TOWER Constructed in the style of a traditional Arabian watchtower, The Tower offers private dining looking out over the desert. A dedicated chef prepares a spread of specialties. SAND DUNE DINING Enjoy a mouthwatering spread of Arabianor Western-style barbecue under a star-lit desert sky. A personal chef and butler aend to your every need.


THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA Bringing together local herbs and healing traditions, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a spa sanctuary in the Arabian desert. Signature treatments aim to relieve and restore with posttan soothers, refreshing body scrubs and relaxing massages.. Set within a desert environment, our resort offers the chance to truly unplug and reach the mindfulness and calm that escapes us in everyday life. Lavish pavilions are the perfect seing for an array of treatments, including signature Al Wadi indulgence rituals, facials, massages and body therapies. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/al-wadidesert

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THE RITzCARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH AL HAMRA BEACH


Lined up along the beachfront, the resort’s 32 villas offer luxury and seclusion. Set on a private beach along the coast, The RitzCarlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach brings together natural beauty and thoughtful luxury to create the ultimate getaway. Privacy is prioritized with pool villa accommodations and spa pavilions, while activities and dining take advantage of the resort’s beachfront location. FACILITIES • 32 private villas, each with its own pool and direct beach access • The Ritz-Carlton Spa offering holistic treatments, intimate spa pavilions and a spa lounge

• Shore House restaurant offering poolside dining, sea views and a menu of international cuisine and seafood • Private dining experiences in-villa or on the beach • Resort and beach activities including a fitness center, snorkeling, fishing, diving and Ritz Kids • Comprehensive event and wedding services including planning, venues and catering EXPERIENCES • Protected beachfront conservation zone • Experience Concierge offering watersport equipment and marine excursions • Ritz Kids program.

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LUXURIOUS AND SECLUDED VILLAS Lined up along the beachfront, the resort’s 32 villas offer luxury and seclusion. Each has its own private swimming pool and deck with direct beach access, and features traditional design touches and modern amenities. AL BAHAR TENTED BEACH POOL VILLA • Private pool • Direct beach access • Beautiful interiors inspired by traditional Bedouin architecture

AL NASEEM TENTED BEACH POOL VILLA • Private pool • Elevated feeling of seclusion • Indulgent amenities


GUEST ROOM FEATURES AND AMENITIES • 32 luxury villas with direct beach access • Private pool • Pool deck with sun bed, lounger and outdoor bathtub • 24-hour in-villa dining • Complimentary Wi-Fi • 42-inch LCD TV • iPod docking station/clock radio • Coffee/tea maker • Daily housekeeping aention • Laundry and dry-cleaning services

Young travelers carry an innate curiosity and excitement wherever they go. With the resort’s Ritz Kids® program, guests ages 4 and older are immersed in adventure and education with activities that expose them to the natural wonders and cultural traditions of Ras Al Khaimah.

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SHORE HOUSE Set on a poolside terrace, the all-day dining Shore House offers uninterrupted views of the beach and Gulf of Arabia and a relaxed seing for seafood and international cuisine.

dESTINATION dINING Resort dining blends local flair with fine dining touches, offering an immersive, refined experience. Seafood and international cuisine are the focus at the sea-view Shore House, and private dining on the beach is ideal for romantic, family or group gatherings.

BEACH DINNING With the azure water of the Arabian Gulf ahead and the white sand of Ras Al Khaimah underfoot, private beachfront dining offers a truly special experience. Whether a romantic dinner for two or a festive family barbecue, resort chefs have craed menus to cater to every occasion.


THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA Locally inspired treatments, prepared with flowers, spices and other native ingredients, are complemented by uninterrupted sea views at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Therapies are offered in luxuriously appointed pavilions, and a 24-hour fitness center rounds out the wellness experience.

• 5 Spa Treatment Pavilions offering elegant and relaxing environment with direct sea views • Beauty Salon – manicure and pedicure • Fitness studio / Gym • Relaxation area • Gallery shop www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/al-hamrabeach

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HILTON RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT & SPA

Ras Al Khaimah, the most pristine of the Emirates, is only an hour and 15 minutes' drive from Dubai International (DXB) Airport. The multi-award winning resort provides a leisurely pace of living, sprawled over 1.5 kilometers of private white sandy beach, offering the perfect destination for a family getaway.

• 1.5 kilometer of private sandy white beach • 14 dining and lounge choices, including 4 specialty restaurants • Spa with treatments, hammam Turkish baths, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools • 7 outdoor pools, 24-hour fitness center and beach club • Fully-equipped water sports center offering snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing, diving and much more


ROOMS & SUITES Watch the sun set over the sea from a stylish room or beach chalet at Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort & Spa. All rooms, suites and villas feature internet access and a private balcony or patio. Our Royal Suite offers a private steam room, sauna and Turkish Hammam. GUEST ROOMS Relax in a 48 sq. m./516 sq. . guest room with a balcony, LCD TV, work space and WiFi. Guest rooms also feature a mini bar and a large bathtub. Upgrade to a spacious 50 sq. m./537 sq. . guest room with garden access for direct access to the gardens with the beach just a few steps away. We also offer 51 sq. m./548 sq. . sea view rooms – perfect for a memorable stay.

VILLA Enjoy the stunning sea view from the balcony of your villa. Unwind with DVDs on the large LCD flat-screen TV, or get to work at the desk in the working area. Pamper yourself in the spacious bathroom with walkin shower. Some suites have separate living and dining areas.

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HILTON SUITE Spoil yourself in this luxurious contemporary suite with a separate living and dining area. The vibrant suite has a large bathroom and walk-in shower. Relax on the sofa and surf the web with WiFi access. Destress while watching DVDs on either of the two LCD flat-screen TVs. Some suites offer a whirlpool. THE SPA Discover a haven of relaxation at The Spa at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Embrace the healing powers of the four elements with our range of rejuvenating treatments and tranquil spaces. Our professional spa team will help you choose from a wide range of therapeutic spa treatments, including body scrubs, customized facials and therapeutic massages using Kerstin Florian products.

Embrace the healing powers of the four elements with our range of rejuvenating treatments and tranquil spaces. Our professional spa team soothes the senses with pampering body treatments, rejuvenating facials and blissful massages.


SPA EXPERIENCE Embrace in a journey of senses from the moment you arrive for your treatment. The Spa features separate male and female changing rooms, two Moroccan Hammam, nine treatment rooms and two relaxing lounges. Experience the amazing whirlpool tub, sauna or steam room, complimentary along with your treatment.

DINING Dining and entertainment are at the heart of the Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort & Spa experience, with spectacular views, cuisine and delicious drinks in more than a dozen venues. Specialty options include ďŹ ne Italian cuisine at Piaceri de Gustare, stylish beach barbecue at Al Bahar and an exciting taste of Brazil at Pura Vida.

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THE COVE ROTANA RESORT Welcome to Rotana's first property in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The Cove Rotana Resort is where the traditional charm embraces the uniqueness of the Arabian culture. The spectacular resort is located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf with 600 m of pristine beach. Spread through the idyllic resort, are a number of Villas that are ideally designed to

accommodate families or a group of friends. With a Nubian touch in their design, the Villas are well-craed and aesthetically designed to offer comforts that you would expect of a 5star resort and much more. From spacious living rooms, private terraces, spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf to the lagoon or lush green hills, each of the Villas are designed to anticipate and cater to your every need.


The city of Ras Al Khaimah is the capital of the Emirate and is divided into two parts by a natural creek. Ras Al Khaimah meaning the “top of the tent” is situated in the northernmost part of the UAE. With the varieties of landscapes, Ras Al Khaimah is an interesting and aractive area to visit. The waters of the Persian Gulf and 64 km of sandy coastline form a natural border in the West. The Eastern part has a spectacular mountain range called the Ru’us Al Jibal. It is part of the Hajar Mountains, which start in the Musandam Peninsula and run as far south as Sur in Oman.

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Villas

Recreation

Spread through the idyllic resort are 79 (1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Villas) that are ideally designed to accommodate families or a group of friends. With a Nubian touch in their design, the Villas are well-craed and aesthetically designed to offer comforts that you would expect of a 5-star resort and much more.

You can keep fit and relax with our state-ofthe-art facilities

From spacious living rooms, private terraces, spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf to the lagoon or lush green hills, each of the Villas are designed to anticipate and cater to your every need.

• 600m pristine beach • Bvodylines Fitness & Wellness Club includes jacuzzi, steam, sauna, 7 massage rooms, fully equipped gymnasium, fitness classes, cardiovascular and weight training. • Flipper's Kids' Club • Baby siing service on request and kids menu • 2 outdoor swimming pools • Kids pool • Offsite activities include sight seeing trips, desert trips, fishing trips • Water Sports Activities


Dining & Entertainment Basilico Mediterranean Restaurant This upscale dining restaurant offers a mix of traditional and modern dishes and a variety of choices from all over the Mediterranean with an Italian emphasis. Basilico is the place to wine and dine, to spend time with friends and leisurely enjoy the best life has to offer "La Dolce Vita". Cinnamon All Day Dining Featuring extensive and diverse choices of International buffet with Oriental highlights and an outdoor terrace, Cinnamon is the place to socialise over a casual meal or celebrate your occasions with a circle of friends. Breeze Situated near the main lobby, Breeze lobby lounge and bar is an ideal place for aernoon coffee or tea or for sampling an excellent selection of cocktails and mixers. It offers snacks, cakes and pastries from the cake counter as well as Shisha in the evening on its spacious terrace.

Laguna Bay Unwind and take in the calming atmosphere of poolside dining at Laguna Bay pool bar. Situated by the lower pool, facing the Villa islands and lagoons, it offers cold snacks accompanied by an appealing selection of fresh juices, cocktails and iced drinks.

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so white sand, blue sky doed with white clouds and turquoise lagoon which beckons long soaks… stylishly renovated Constance Belle Mare Plage offers comfortable accommodations in a lively and cosy atmosphere, choose from one of the 104 Prestige Rooms, 149 Junior suites, 6 deluxe suites,

18 distinctive Villas or the Presidential Villa for a top-notch island holiday. www.constancehotels.com/en/hotelsresorts/mauritius/belle-mare-plage/

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ConStanCe ePHeLia SEyCHEllES spacious contemporary accommodations surrounded by lush landscape and scintillating lagoons, a beautiful spa village to revive your senses; choose from one of our 42 tropical Garden View Rooms, 184 Junior suites, 40 senior suites, 22 Family Villas, 16 Beach Villas, 8 Hillside Villas or our unique Presidential Villa. www.constancehotels.com/en/hotelsresorts/seychelles/ephelia/

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ConStanCe HaLaVeLi MaldIVES experience true luxury at Constance Halaveli and enjoy the hotel’s private island seing in the Maldives’ north ari atoll. stroll down white sandy beaches and swim in turquoise water teeming with colourful marine life while children can unleash their spirit of adventure at Constance kids Club. lie back and relax on your own private sun terrace, dip in your own plunge pool, or take the time to nurture body and mind at u spa by Constance. www.constancehotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/maldives/halaveli/


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lounge in an intimate and secluded seî…&#x;ing, pamper yourself at the u spa by Constance and feast on exceptional cuisine created by our chefs from around the world. Families can choose our beach villas and complimentary Constance kids club, while golf pros can retreat to our two 18-hole championship golf courses. www.constancehotels.com/en/hotelsresorts/mauritius/prince-maurice/

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ConStanCe Lemuria SEyCHEllES lounge in an intimate and secluded seî…&#x;ing, pamper yourself at the u spa by Constance and feast on exceptional cuisine created by our chefs from around the world. Families can choose our beach villas and complimentary Constance kids club, while golf pros can retreat to our two 18-hole championship golf courses. www.constancehotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/seychelles/lemuria/

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ConStanCe moofuSHi MaldIVES set on its own secluded island, Constance Moofushi is a perfect combination of luxury and simplicity where everything is taken care of with our all-inclusive Package - from premium drinks, exquisite cuisine to luxurious accommodation. and if you are not exploring

one of the best diving sites in the world around the south ari atoll; try our bio marine spa treatments for a more beautiful you. www.constancehotels.com/en/hotelsresorts/maldives/moofushi/

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ConStAnCe tSArABAnjInA MadaGaSCar

laid back atmosphere, barefoot chic, intimate retreat, eco-friendly, unspoilt Madagascan island surrounded by azure water; the resort oer chic Robinson Crusoe style experience. enjoy our all-inclusive Package which includes everything from premium drinks to authentic cuisine and comfortable accommodation. Be among the ďŹ rst to seek out the hidden depths and gems of the unspoilt location. www.constancehotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/madagascar/tsarabanjina/


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Danai beaCH reSort anD ViLLaS greeCe Welcome to the official homepage of the danai Beach Resort and Villas the danai Beach Resort & Villas, a splendid Greek hotel and member of “the leading Hotels of the World”, resides within the renowned destination of sithonia, Halkidiki, a Greek peninsula located by the turquoise aegean sea. our luxurious hideaway is set within breathtaking nature: lush Mediterranean gardens and a wide- ranging, sandy beach with the tranquilizing sound of the waves, create the ideal environment for genuine recreation. our Resort offers a broad range of suites and villas of exceptional grace, unique in style and design, featuring either stunning views over the gardens, or the aegean sea. www.danairesort.com/

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Dar ayniwen ViLLa HoteL MOrOCCO enjoy a warm welcome and 5-star level of service during your stay at the dar ayniwen Hotel ( very exclusive with only 10 suites ). We provide a concierge service, a tour desk and free shules into town each day. our friendly and discreet staff strives to

provide the best service possible, to ensure your stay with us is truly unforgeable. our guests are welcome to take full advantage of the hotel facilities and pool. dar-ayniwen.com/en/

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diaMonds staR oF tHe east TanZanIa an oasis of tranquillity, privacy and relaxation awaits. eleven private villas featuring a pool, equipped terrace and a luxurious tropical garden reward with breathtaking views over the indian ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset. each villa bears the name of one of the most precious gems in the world, harmonising perfectly with the modern african architecture. a personal assistant will be at your disposal 24 hours a day to ensure that all your requirements are fulfilled, you can also enjoy an international mini bar replenished daily and other exclusive services. a private beach and a top quality all inclusive package complete the offering of Zanzibar’s star resort, our diamonds star of the east! staroheeast.diamondsresorts.com

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St RegiS MaldiveS voMMuli ReSoRt Tucked away, a distant private island reachable by seaplane invites guests to uncover the most luxurious resort in the Maldives. Combining contemporary design and local craftsmanship, with a profound appreciation for the ecological environment, there is no other destination quite like this exquisite beach resort on Vommuli Island. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JPEYB3KJVhu


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PRIVATE VILLAS

VILLA LIVIN

Villa Sheherezade, Dubrovnik, Croatia – Adriatic Luxury Hotels


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TAKE THE VIBE AND FACILITIES OF A LUXURY HOTEL, ADD EVEN MORE SPACE, PRIVACY, FLEXIBILITY AND THAT IMITABLE FEELING OF BEING AT HOME (ALBEIT AN UNSPEAKABLY GLAMOROUS ONE) AND YOU HAVE A VILLA. STILL SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD AS TO WHETHER TO CHECK INTO A HOTEL ROOM OR OPT FOR A VILLA? DON’T. HERE BEST IN TRAVEL EXTOLS THE VIRTUES OF VILLA LIVING…

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VILLA LIVING

Villa Sheherezade, Dubrovnik, Croatia – Adriatic Luxury Hotels

ULTIMATE PRIVACY Villas offer a space of your own where you can live the life that you want – whether that means playing your music at midnight or basking in the sun in your birthday suit – without worrying about upseing the guests next door.

LIVE LIKE A VIP Hotel villa guests are truly treated like VIPs. Anyone staying in a villa can look forward to complimentary airport transfers and to being checked in by their own private concierge.

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A PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE What makes staying in a villa sublimely satisfying is that you get to dictate the pace and mood. Breakfast at midday? No problem. A private chef can prepare a spread fit for a king, in your villa kitchen. When you stay in a villa, there is no itinerary. Any given day is purely spontaneous.

FEELS LIKE HOME Let’s face facts: even five star hotel rooms are lile more than somewhere to sleep and have a shower at the end of the day. Not so with a villa where, chances are, you’ll want to hole up for a large chunk of your holiday. You can choose as many rooms as you like – ideal if you are holidaying in a group – whose interiors are filled with bespoke furniture. Conte Marino Villas, Chania, Crete

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Villa iZulu, South Africa – Thanda Safari

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Stay in traditional hotel accommodation and you can be prey sure you’re going to have to share the pool with the other guests, even if you get up at 6am (and who wants to do that when on their hols?) The same applies for the gym, sauna, steam room… you get the gist. Book a villa and you’ll have all of the aforementioned to yourself.

Hotel villas are located in prime spots and usually abut the beach, the ocean or lakes providing sweeping panoramic views. You’ll want to ready your In-stagram filter…


FAMILY FRIENDLY Travelling with children isn’t exactly a walk in the park but you can make it more manageable by renting a hotel villa – most of which boast their own private gardens, for ankle biters to play in.

A HELPING HAND If you really want to unwind you’re in luck, for many hotel villas come with their own private butler ready to aend and cater to your every whim. Private butlers will unpack your luggage, press your clothes ahead of your dinner reservation and help secure theatre tickets and spa appointments. Boom line? Private butlers can make you feel truly cosseted.

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somewhere between idyllic and perfection sits one of the most enchanting Puerto Rico luxury resorts — one that calls to those who believe every journey should be a voyage of discovery. With its serene coastline, private residences, spa retreat and a harmonious sense of place that blends masterfully

into the natural surroundings, dorado Beach, a RitzCarlton Reserve is a rare resort that invites guests to arrive spellbound — and depart speechless. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/puertorico/dorado-beach#meetings%20%26%20events

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EMaHO SEkawa rESOrT fiJi

When you simply do not wish to be found, when you need to escape and unwind, there is no beer place to disappear than emaho sekawa. Wake up in the morning to the sound of waves, whistling birds and magical rain forest. Perched high on a hill on Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua levu, the resort is surrounded by hundreds of acres of pristine tropical rainforest, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific ocean, savusavu Bay Coastline and nearby Mountain Range. www.emahofiji.com/index.html

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esPeRanZa ResoRt meXiCo unlike any other Cabo san lucas Resort, esperanza is the only private beach resort with an incomparable natural seing. tucked between two scenic bluffs on the Baja peninsula and boasting a world-renowned luxury spa in Cabo san lucas, championship golf courses, secluded beaches and a vibrant nightlife, the award-winning luxury Cabo Resort – esperanza – promises a vacation you’ll cherish for years to come. esperanza.aubergeresorts.com/

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eSSQue zaL zanzibar essque Zalu Zanzibar bucks the trend of competing resorts who aim to blend in with their local environment. instead, big and bold form aconsistent theme, from the highest makuti thatched roof on the island, to the two roomy restaurants, three well stocked bars, and sprawling lagoon-style pool. www.essquehotels.com/zalu


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fairmont Heritage PLaCe franz kLammer LoDge uSa escape to leisure and adventure amid the magniďŹ cent san Juan Mountains in telluride, Colorado. the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz klammer lodge ideally located in Mountain Village, is the perfect place to relax and be invigorated. at our private residence club featuring two and three bedroom homes, you can

enjoy all the comforts of home and the luxury of Fairmont. starting prior to you arrival, let us provide you with personalized care and the engaging service you expect from Fairmont. www.fairmont.com/heritage-place/klammerlodge-telluride/


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fAIrmont SAnUr BeACh baLi Fairmont sanur Beach Bali is a world-class all-suite-and-villa luxury resort set amidst four hectares of lush tropical gardens. only 25 minutes from the ngurah Rai international airport, the property is located along 200m of golden beach in the sanur district in southeast Bali. once a ďŹ shing village, sanur is today full of historical charm and a hub for Balinese art, culture and tradition well away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island. www.fairmont.com/sanur-bali/

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Breathe fresh ocean air and enjoy the miraculous views from one of our stunning pavillions or villas at Four seasons Resort langkawi, which seamlessly blend asian inuences with tropical woods and marble. View our special oers. langkawi is also a tax-free archipelago, which means guests (of Four seasons Resort langkawi) are exempt from paying the 6% Gst levied throughout the rest of Malaysia. www.fourseasons.com/langka wi/accommodations/

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four SeaSonS reSort anGuilla From garden-view guest rooms to five-bedroom beachfront villas with private pools, Four seasons Resort and Residences anguilla offers 181 sleek and spacious guest rooms, suites, residences and villas – 80% with views of the Caribbean sea. our wide selection of multi-bedroom

accommodations makes the Resort perfect for families, while couples love the sense of romantic seclusion in options like our Rooop studio. www.fourseasons.com/anguilla/ac commodations/?c=t&_s_icmp=mm enu

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disappear from the world in our conservation sanctuary surrounded by sapphire seas. Fregate island Private is a mini Galapagos in the seychelles for the few to discover, with just 16 secluded Villas amidst three square kilometres of pristine nature. all is designed for carefree luxury in harmony with our precious environment, where villas merge with the spectacular scenery secluded in lush foliage, and inďŹ nity pools spill into the blue horizon. our island paradise, bursting with wildlife, invites guests to immerse body and mind in nature’s beauty. www.fregate.com/

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fUSIon reSort nhA trAng VIETnaM Perched atop a 28-metre-high sand dune overlooking the ocean, and with Fusion’s unique “all-spa inclusive” and “breakfast anywhere, anytime” services, Fusion Resort Cam Ranh is the down-to-earth alternative for those looking for five-star quality without the fuss, formality, and routine of a traditional hotel or resort. occupying a pristine strip of long Beach between Cam

Ranh and nha trang, with an oceanside cocktail bar for the grown-ups, indoor and outdoor activities for the kids, a contemporary restaurant and outdoor dining area for families and couples alike, plus romantic beachfront or in-villa dining also available, we think it’s a prey special place. fusionresorts.com/fusionresortcamranh/

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Find your personal piece of paradise at Gansevoort Dominican Republic, Playa Imbert. Get captivated by its lush tropical landscape with crystal clear water decorated by deep-sea coral. Experience bliss in a modern and sophisticated seî…&#x;ing enhanced by impeccable service 24/7. Adventure seekers and serenity enthusiasts alike will enjoy a vast array of activities and exclusive oerings. Welcome to a world where your wishes become a reality. www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com/hotels/gansevoortdominican-republic/

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Geejam Hote

While blending all the creature comforts of home, it’s very much a portal into authentic Jamaican culture. Nestled in the heart of the bush, this property's seven double rooms consist of three deluxe cabins, one suite, and a self-contained three-bedroom villa. Also included are a state of the art Recording Studio, Healing Spa, Swimming Pool (Sanwood only), Gym and Bushbar, forming an exclusive universe within the natural beauty of the grounds.Nominated by the Jamaican press as

one of the “top ten most fascinating places to hang out,” the Bushbar follows the overall Geejam mantra of a grassroots approach to relaxation, restoration and reinvention. Achieving a stylish equilibrium between ultra modern technology and the intrinsic grace of the natural island landscape makes this the signature trademark of Geejam hotel in Jamaica. www.geejamhotel.com


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Grace Bay

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cluB The world renowned Grace Bay Club, the first luxury all-suite resort in Turks & Caicos, offers guests an experience far superior to the typical Turks & Caicos hotel. Our beachfront destination has three distinct offerings: our adults-only section, The Hotel; our spacious, family-friendly section, The Villas Suites; and the exclusive, uber-

luxe resort within a resort, The Estate. The Private Villa Collection, our compilation of the finest Turks and Caicos villa rentals, also offers some of the finest luxury beachfront villa homes in Providenciales. gracebayresorts.com/gracebayclub

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Grand Hyaî…&#x; Bali hotel is the crown jewel of resorts in Nusa Dua with 5 star facilities, located moments from a world-class convention centre and steps away from Bali Collection shopping centre. Just 15 minutes from Bali Airport, our hotel is suitable for both business and leisure with its blend of culture, Balinese hospitality, tropical sceneries, and modern convenience. bali.grand.hyaî…&#x;.com/en/hotel/home.html


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Hotel le toiny SAINT BARTHElEmy


All of us here at Hôtel le Toiny St Barth and indeed the entire population of St Barth are working hard towards a speedy and thoroughly healthy recovery for our beloved island. “Paradise will be regained”! We have a lot of work to do to make sure that the hotel not only sparkles “as usual” but also that it’s charm and elegance is enhanced. We hope to be open next summer but we are definitely taking reservations for stays starting 15th October 2018. www.letoiny.com/

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Situated on the widest stretch of beach in Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), Hya Zilara is an adultsonly, all-inclusive resort in Cancun where guests experience traditional mexican warmth in an intimate seing on the Caribbean Sea. Hya Zilara Cancun offers a myriad of resort activities, including refined culinary experiences at six gourmet restaurants, DJ driven pool parties, and

rejuvenating treatments at The Spa. For couples adventures, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach, a massage on the clear-blue sea or a tequila tasting. cancun.zilara.hya.com/en/hotel/homE


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located a short 20-minute ride on board a luxurious motorised catamaran from malé, Jumeirah Viaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or an exotic destination for your family. The resort comprises 89 villas and suites each with their own swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are

available with one or two bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples. Highlights are the free-standing Ocean Suites, located only a heartbeat away from the main island and accessible by complimentary boat service www.jumeirah.com/en/hotelsresorts/maldives/jumeirah-viaveli/

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kanDolHu islan malDives

As an intimate maldives luxury resort, Kandolhu oers just 30 villas in 5 dierent styles, each style distinct in design. All of these maldives villas feature local architecture with modern interiors.

They are all set in prime locations with either direct beach access or clear views to the Indian Ocean. www.kandolhu.com/villas


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Shaded by an enchanted canopy of rainforest and connected together by a network of jungle walkways, our villas are complete with a private pool and are designed for guests wishing to experience a rustic, yet lavish, escape. The designs of the villas have been inspired by the stories, cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of four

groups of fictitious ancient Phuket selers. Their characteristics are reflected in all elements of the villas and coages, including the architecture, furnishings, decorative pieces, and even textiles. www.keemala.com/villas/


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A secluded enclave of 157 spacious villas set amid the vibrant Caribbean waters and landscape. Choose from a selection of luxury guest rooms and one, two or three bedroom villas oering luxury amenities, 24-hour butler service and superb ocean and garden views. www.lascasitasvillage.com/stay


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laucala islanD resort FiJi laucala’s 25 villas, all glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings, each offer unparalleled exclusivity and privacy in dramatic, and very different, locations around the northern coast of the island. Eleven Plantation villas are set amid a coconut grove beside a private beach; four Plateau villas perch atop Nawi mountain at the heart of the island, ringed by rainforest and offering unbroken views of the sea; seven

Seagrass villas line a powder-white beach; the Peninsula villa hugs a cliff and crescent-shaped beach; the Overwater villa is set above an emerald-green lagoon; and the Hilltop Estate sits at one of the island’s highest points, commanding views of the Fijian archipelago. www.laucala.com/living


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Welcome and "Ia Orana" to le méridien Bora Bora, a spectacular island escape. Fresh from a recent renovation, our luxury hotel is nestled on a magnificent islet surrounded by the cerulean waters of a private lagoon, seing the stage for an unforgeable tropical getaway. Soak in stunning views of mount Otemanu and embrace the inimitable beauty of French Polynesia from the comfort of our over-water Bungalows. Spend your

days relaxing on Bora Bora's white-sand beaches, sample authentic French Polynesian cuisine in our array of restaurants and bars or immerse yourself in island wildlife at the Bora Bora Turtle Center. Don't just dream of paradise ⎯ come discover it at le méridien Bora Bora. www.lemeridien-borabora.com/


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Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica Round Hill welcomes you with genuine Jamaican hospitality while captivating you at every turn. Our 110acre private enclave of luxury villas, boutique oceanfront rooms, award-winning seaside dining and exquisite spa lie nestled in a lush tropical hillside along a private bay of turquoise waters. Here, guests become family, paradise is found, and experiences become lasting memories. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=d3iGYjzsJFF


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lE TAHA'A ISlAND RESORT & SPA FRENCH POlyNESIA


Since its opening in July 2002, le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa has gathered its share of industry honours and has been praised by several publications, including Condé Nast Traveler's GOlD lIST of "The World's Best Places to Stay" in January 2012. Part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection, le Taha'a welcomes you to a world of immaculate beauty, a timeless universe of sophistication and authenticity. located on the secluded motu Tautau islet, facing the lush island

of Taha'a on one side and the majestic silhouee of Bora Bora on the other side, the resort, inspired by traditional Polynesian architecture and style, hosts 57 remarkable suites and villas. Defined by the Relais & Chateaux philosophy, le Taha'a is the promise of a total change of scenery, a way of life of its own, in harmony with its preserved environment, people and local culture. www.letahaa.com

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liZarD islanD resort australia


As the northern most resort on the Great Barrier Reef, and a luxury lodge of Australia, lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. This is just one wonderful lizard Island fact that makes it like nowhere else. Add 24 private beaches, and with only 40 suites and villas, that means a private beach for every guest, couple or group. The hour

ight from Cairns allows you to take in the true majesty and scale of the reef, and the resort is literally on the reef - no long boat rides are needed to enjoy one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. www.lizardisland.com.au

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LUX* malDives soutH ari atoll malDives luX* maldives South Ari Atoll – The perfect maldives Holiday. Just 20 minutes from male International Airport, this breathtaking paradise island has everything you could wish for in a maldives holiday. One of the largest Islands in the maldives, with a range of luxury suites and villas a restful stay is ensured. The beautiful lagoon is

ďŹ lled with an array of exotic and beautiful aquatic life. There is an extensive choice of wining and dining options with 7 restaurants and 6 bars, and the luX* Spa is a haven of calm with 15 exclusive spa villas including 4 water treatment villas. www.lux-maldives.co.uk


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manDarin oriental marrakecH With the Atlas mountains as a backdrop, mandarin Oriental, marrakech lies nestled in 20 hectares of olive groves and landscaped gardens. Only 10 minutes from the city’s famous medina, this elegant, contemporary resort feels a world

away in terms of serenity, with stunning villas and suites, a world-class spa and excellent dining. www.mandarinoriental.com/marrakech/lamedina/luxury-hotel/accommodations


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Spectacularly situated on lake Wakatipu, this exclusive villa offers magnificent views from every angle of the Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, it provides an alpine lakeside retreat in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. The mountain panorama is an

imposing backdrop for this intimate, personal hideaway, which boasts a spacious main lounge, study, kitchen and dining room. Offering accommodation for up to eight guests, each of the four generous bedrooms has its own private balcony with lake and mountain views.


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mauna lani bay Hotel anD bunGalows usa


Nestled on the the sunny Kohala Coast, mauna lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers a selection of accommodations. Enjoy views of the tropical gardens or breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Experience the grandeur of the Big Island of Hawaii with unparalleled value. Whether enjoying a morning tee-time as you golf between ink-jet black lava and lush greens, geing pampered at the Hawaiian inspired mauna lani Spa or dining oceanfront at the legendary CanoeHouse. mauna lani allows you to be yourself. Discover your own journey of relaxation or adventure. www.maunalani.com/bigisland-hawaii-hotels

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montaGe palmetto bluFF usa montage Palmeo Bluff is nestled along the may River in the lowcountry of South Carolina between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Set within an award winning 20,000 acre community, the resort encompasses an extensive nature

preserve, walking trails, a vibrant village, marina, restaurants, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Accommodations include spacious coages, guest rooms, suites and village homes that all pay homage to the region’s rich heritage.


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NaNUk Fiji

located on a serene and sandy cove, steps down the beach from the Nanuku Auberge Resort clubhouse, each of these 1- and 2-bedroom luxury residences features exquisite landscaping, private outdoor living spaces, and inviting plunge pools. Recognizing the value of this ground oor opportunity, buyers from around the globe purchased up Phase One in quick order, prompting construction to begin ahead of schedule. And now only a few villas remain in Phase Two of this special enclave.


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ocio villas by casa cHameleon costa rica


Experience Costa Rica in a whole new way. OCiO by Casa Chameleon Hotels is a private, luxury villa estate nestled high in the jungle overlooking the incredible Nicoya Peninsula coastline of mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Devoid of all distractions, OCiO is an escape from the ordinary to the extraordinary, designed for small groups, families and friends to shape memories and share

moments that will last a lifetime. With infinity pools, sweeping terraces, these architecturallyinspired jungle villas with magnificent coastal views grant groups of travelers’ intimate and unlimited access to explore Costa Rica and its outstanding natural beauty. www.casachameleonhotels.com/ocio-villas/

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Situated at the edge of the Baja Peninsula, where golden desert sands meet breathtaking turquoise waters. Set amongst the stunning natural geography of the Baja Peninsula alongside the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla aords extraordinary views of the los Cabos landscape and beachfront access to one of the few swimmable beaches in the entire region. www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-onlypalmilla-los-cabos


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unprecedented privacy. Transcendent luxury. A superb all-villa resort in the maldives. Surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North malĂŠ Atoll. A jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons and white sands, it is about 700 km (430 mi) southwest of Sri lanka. www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-onlyreethi-rah-maldives


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Beachfront living in glorious seclusion. The ultimate in serenity and spaciousness, with exceptional standards of privacy and personalised service. www.oneandonlyresorts.com/o ne-and-only-the-palmdubai/accommodation

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peter islanD resort & spa britisH virGin islanDs

There is no other place like it anywhere in the world. And certainly no other place like it if you’re seeking a true British Virgin Islands vacation. A casually elegant British Virgin Island resort and spa hidden away on an 1,800-acre oasis of peterisland.com


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pine cliFFs resiDence portuGal Set within the renowned Pine Cliffs Resort, perched high atop a cliff above the azure Atlantic Ocean, Pine Cliffs Residence overlooks the scenic Pine Cliffs Golf Course and manicured gardens resort, and is conveniently situated a short stroll away from the pristine Falésia beach. A home away from home, guests enjoy the privacy of 154 two or three bedroom luxury residence suites with ample living space abundantly equipped with all modern appliances and comfort, with the refinement of a personalized and secluded www.pinecliffsresidence.com/en


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POINT GRAC RESORT turks and caicos


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Inspired by classic, turn of the 20th Century British Colonial architecture, Point Grace is an extraordinary Caribbean retreat, located at the Point of the pristine award winning twelve-mile beach of Grace Bay, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Named aer the hotel’s singular location at the point of Grace Bay, Point Grace is a highly unique boutique hotel with 28 luxurious one, two-, three- and four bedroom suites and penthouses pointgrace.com/

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porto Zante villa Standing majestically on a private sandy beach of a secluded bay, on the island of Zakynthos, just west of Greece’s mainland and famous for its turquoise waters and Venetian villages, Porto Zante Villas & Spa is a boutique luxury hotel comprising world class luxury villas on the beach, all with private pools, exquisite Greek & mediterranean cuisine at the Club House

Restaurant, a luxury Asian Fusion Restaurant offering delicious fresh Sushi, Sashimi and Thai options, a fabulous waterfront Spa, 24-hour fivestar hotel services, and an array of unique activities & experiences for families and couples alike. portozante.com/


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Princess d'an nam resort and sPa VIETNAm

The first all-villa boutique 5-star luxury resort in Vietnam, Princess D’Ân Nam Resort & Spa rests in the peaceful heart of Kê Gà Bay. This royal, secluded sanctuary is the perfect beach destination for an intimate, romantic getaway or long awaited escape, away from the chaos of city life. Designed by award-winning architect, Tan

Hock Beng, this 57-villa luxury resort is also home to an award-winning spa, two epicurean restaurants, a bar, serene pools, function rooms for private and corporate events, and heliconiafilled gardens. www.princessdannam.com

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you don’t have to be a thrill seeker at Pronghorn—the thrills find you. It’s no coincidence that the road to Pronghorn features sports-carhugging curves, or that views from the Clubhouse and golf courses perfectly frame the Cascade mountains, beckoning with their trails and ski runs beyond the 20,000 acres of pristine wilderness surrounding the resort on all sides. The entire Pronghorn experience is built for fun, from start to I-neverwant-to-finish. www.pronghornresort.com

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ProvidEnt Luxury SuitES FisHer island usa

Provident luxury Suites Fisher Island is a private, stylish beach resort enclave on the ever-changing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This island paradise is inundated with a kaleidoscope of earthly hues, further enhancing the natural beauty of this Caribbean-like oasis. Provident luxury Suites Fisher Island provides the best of both worlds: tranquility and relaxation within the boundaries of the island; nightlife, entertainment, and socialization a quick ferry ride away. Fisher Island offers guests an elite location to live, play, and vacation. Once the private winter estate of the

William K. Vanderbilt family, this 216-acre island paradise is secluded yet accessible - guests gain access by either auto-ferry or yacht - and is located just off the coast of miami Beach, Florida. With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic miami skyline, guests feel they've entered a tropical Caribbean paradise while remaining in chic miami. let Provident luxury Suites Fisher Island deliver beauty and seclusion within the magnificent metropolis of miami. www.providentresorts.com/fisher-island


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Rio PeRDiDo

coSTa Rica Development in Rio Perdido has been designated within an area that will sum up to less than 5% of the total land area once all of the phases are completed. We have chosen an extremely interesting point for focusing said development; a place aunting unique natural phenomena. But we also chose sites based on ecologically sound

judgment. These were either scarce of forest cover or allowed us to creatively design around the present ora. So, the topography was the main inspiration for the design concepts. www.rioperdido.com/hotel


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ritZ carlton

bali


The Ritz-Carlton, Bali oers 313 spacious and sumptuously appointed suites and luxury villas in an elegant tropical ambiance. Enjoy tranquil, cliside views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean as you spend time with loved ones. Featuring luxury villas, six stylish restaurants, a marine-inspired spa, Beachfront chapel, fun activities with Ritz Kids and extensive event venues, our Indonesia resort ensures a memorable visit to Nusa Dua. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels /indonesia/bali#Spa

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samabe bali suites anD villas

located on top of the picturesque cliffs of southern Nusa Dua, Samabe boasts magnificent uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. The prestigious Nusa Dua is famous for being a large enclave of International five stars hotels and resorts. Over the years it has gained a reputation as the host to many international conferences and events, Nusa Dua is proud to be recognized as the world's destination of luxury travel. Featuring just 81 suites and villas stretched within eight hectares of land, Samabe offers spacious accommodation and strongly remarks itself as a

peaceful resort. It stands out for its serenity and privacy, differentiating itself as a memorable retreat Bali getaway. Positioned within a close proximity to Barong-Barong Temple, it is a truly exotic destination surrounded by lush tropical rainforest with a private white sandy beach on its doorstep; just a perfect place for a quiet and relaxing vacation or a romantic honeymoon. www.samabe.com/en/experience/aboutsamabe-bali-suites-and-villas.php


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Imagine yourself basking in the quiet tranquility of your own beachfront villa. No crowds in sight – just you and your private pool and serene stretch of sparkling white sand. The luxury Villa Collection by Seven Stars does one beer, pairing the solitude you seek with the world-class amenities of Seven Stars Resort. This hospitality hybrid delivers the best of both worlds. Total seclusion when you want it, a world of resort amenities when you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s another perfect day in Providenciales. www.sevenstarsvillas.com/

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SHANGRI-lA'S

FiJian RESORT AND SPA

making your way across the causeway from mainland Fiji takes you into a whole new realm. you’ve arrived at Shangri-la’s Fijian Resort and Spa, yanuca Island, Fiji, a luxurious resort on the private yanuca Island. The warm Fijian welcome makes you feel you’ve slipped into a timeless haven. Indeed, the leisurely pace here imbues you with a sense of calm. The exotic romance

continues with the resort’s accommodation – a dream-like refuge of serenity, privacy, and luxurious comfort. In your executive suite, you soak in the panoramic sea view from a spacious balcony. www.shangri-la.com/yanucaisland/fijianresort

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Six Senses Douro Valley presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley and the river below. A spa, a selection of rooms, suites and villas, restaurants, wine library, swimming pools and organic garden are but a few of the many features oered.

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Six Senses Samui is set on a gently sloping headland at the northern tip of Samui Island. The resort is made up of just 66 private villas, many with personal pools, which are landscaped within natural vegetation, and with glorious, sweeping panoramas out to the Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding islands. located just six kilometers

from Samui Airport, the 20-acre (9-hectare) estate is a 45-minute ight south of the Thai capital of Bangkok. www.sixsenses.com/resorts/samui/destination


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Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort is located on the northern musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The seî…&#x;ing of these beautiful indigenous village-style accommodations and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other. Tantalize your senses: feel the sand

beneath your toes; listen as your sunset dhow cruise glides through waves; taste culinary delights of the region. www.sixsenses.com/resorts/zighybay/destination


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BaLi

Soori Bali offers elegant, contemporary villas set between the infinite ocean and the soothing green of the rice fields. Designed by renowned architect Soo K. Chan and his wife ling Fu, each villa is craed out of local materials, fusing authenticity and modernity to create their inimitable atmosphere.

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St rEgiS rESo Welcome and la ora na to Tahiti's crown jewel, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Nestled in the shadow of mount Otemanu, on shores of the most beautiful lagoon on the planet, our resort invites discerning travelers to embrace the serene pace of French Polynesia. Nestled on 44 acres of

extraordinarily magniďŹ cent landscaped grounds, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is a true tropical oasis, enhanced by the signature service that only St. Regis can oer. Choose a spectacular Villa over the water, a pool beach villa, oceanfront villa or the Royal Estate (a 13,000-square-foot


ort Bora Bora distinctive private home); regardless of which luxury accommodation becomes home, the gracious service and reďŹ nement of The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is always at the ready. Be sure to explore the private "motu" (island) in the lagoonarium where the seductive miri miri Spa by

Clarins awaits; savor ďŹ ne dining at lagoon by Jean-Georges; or simply relax at our pristine beach. www.stregisborabora.com

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stowe mountain loDGe usa Travel is all about cultivating new experiences – memorable ones that stay with you long aer your trip. Here at Stowe mountain lodge, that’s exactly what you can expect. Perhaps it’s the natural beauty that surrounds us, the unique adventures available, or maybe it’s the sense of contentment you feel throughout each season here. But we’re more than just a luxury Vermont ski-in/ski-out resort and spa. We’re a captivating place that epitomizes the New England experience all year round. We’re a pristine golf course, your dream wedding venue, an immaculate meeting spot and your ultimate family getaway in New England. most importantly, we’re your home during your Stowe, Vermont getaway. Welcome to Stowe mountain lodge. www.destinationhotels.com/stowemountain-lodge

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sun aqua vilu reeF malDives

Stay relaxed as you indulge in the ultimate luxury at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. Our 5 star beach resort will bring you so much closer to the unparalleled beauty of the maldives. Immerse yourself in our paradise island as you stay in one of our luxury villas - whether you're overlooking your own private pool, our lagoons, the beach, or the ocean you are guaranteed to wake up to beautiful views every day. Here at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef we believe that holidays are made for relaxing, so why not take some time to enjoy a spa treatment or two at our Sun Spa? Indulge in VIP treatment in our rooms and spoil yourselves with a romantic dinner for two on the beach. Whatever you choose to do on your luxury holiday in the maldives, make the most of it at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. www.sunsiyam.com/resorts/vilu-reef-maldives/

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Al NAkhlA ResideNtiAl ResoRt, RiyAdh Al Nakhla is the newest, biggest and best western gated community in Riyadh. Our security is second to none and this is one of the reasons that many of the biggest western international companies in Riyadh choose Al Nakhla as their home. Al Nakhla Residential Resort is a new concept of up-scale life style in Riyadh, your home away from home. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ZEhaWXoKsGU


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taj eXotica goa

In luxury’s own lap at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa , embrace the languid and laid-back life that is so characteristic of this sunny beach state. located in Benaulim on the southwest coast of Goa and overlooking the Arabian Sea, this mediterranean-inspired resort will slow down your time to a tranquil tempo. Forty minutes away from the airport, the resort sprawls over 56 acres

of lush greenery, and is divided into the main hotel building with large deluxe and luxury rooms, and villa rooms. All this space coupled with old-world architecture, ower-lined patios and a sunshine-laden atrium make for a perfect romantic or family holiday. taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/tajexotica-goa/

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TENGCHONG HOT SPRING SPA VIllAS RESORT

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Come to the tropical highlands in Baoshan, yunnan, Southwest China, for a geothermal experience out of the ordinary. Our Angsana Tengchong hot spring resort, is full of fun, adventure and relaxation for the whole family. With 43 outdoor and indoor mineral-rich hot spring pools in six dierent themes, a hot spring pool in every room, and our legendary Angsana Spa, this Tengchong resort is the ultimate destination for water-lovers. www.angsana.com/en/china/tengchong

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TERRANEA RESORT usa

Terranea (terra-NAy-a) is a land unto itself. When you step onto our 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it's like stepping into a whole new world - minutes from the bustle of los Angeles. On three sides, you're surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. The coastal seing of Terranea embraces its mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into its architecture. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces, our carefully tended southern California family resort continues to evolve naturally over time.

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The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture. thebrando.com

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The Datai langkawi is a luxurious destination resort that nestles in the heart of an ancient rainforest. A romantic tranquil hideaway, it oers the perfect magical escape and allows each guest to reconnect with nature in a serene natural haven. www.thedatai.com/#

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The Gaia hoTel and ReseRve costa rica

Gaia luxury Boutique Hotel and Reserve, located in manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica, is a 5 star Eco-friendly resort. Enjoy a tropical luxurious getaway in a spectacular exotic location. This is Gaia boutique hotel manuel Antonio Costa Rica. We have managed to achieve an ideal blend of modern amenities and natural scenery for you to enjoy. Nestled in the magnificent coastal forests of manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, our hotel´s well-appointed, terraced suites and villas offers you amazing views of lush and pristine wild surroundings that are beyond compare. We offer a great variety of top services such as fine dining in our on-site restaurant, room service , luxury spa, gym, pool, one day tours, plus the availability of a myriad of personal services. Indulge yourself with our personalized services in an eco-friendly environment.

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Four seasons resort tHe nam Hai Vietnam Shining a light on Vietnam's cultural heartland, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Vietnam, oers an ulliminating connection to three extraordinary uNESCO sites from a private kilometre- long stretch of one of Forbes' "best beaches in the world." www.fourseasons.com/hoian/

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The oCean ClUB Feel connected to Bahamian beauty in every moment of your Ocean Club escape. Choose from unrivalled Paradise Island accommodations, wrapping you in traditional island elegance or modern beach chic. Seî…&#x;ings range from secluded to the centre of everything.

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tHe reGent GranD TuRKS & CAICOS Discover a tranquil destination steeped in tradition, elegance, and timeless Italian design. Our Tudor-style property is tucked amongst majestic palms, landscaped gardens and a spectacular mosaic-tiled infinity pool considered to be the most beautiful resort pool on all of Providenciales. From your suite’s private balcony, you can view the surf breaking on the reef of Princess Alexandra National Park. Just two hundred yards offshore, this reef protects Grace Bay, giving it some of the calmest waters in the world. Engage in limitless delights, whether strolling on the beach, swimming in warm crystal clear ocean waters, enjoying a cocktail at the Pavilion Poolside Bar or gazing at the dramatic golden sunsets. www.theregentgrand.com/

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Enveloped in absolute mystery, The Slate is a reimagining of Phuket’s rich elemental history. A medley of old traditions and wondrous new inspirations, this dreamscape exudes natural beauty and sensuous elegance. Awaken your imagination in this fantastical world. www.theslatephuket.com/

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On the powdery white sands and calm turquoise seas of one of the best beaches in the world, Grace Bay on Turks and Caicos, you will ďŹ nd an intimate paradise among the sprawling hotels. Discover a luxury Turks and Caicos resort where you can enjoy the greatest luxury of all — treasured time together. thesomerset.com/

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When you stay in a Destination Residences Snowmass condominium, you’ll enjoy all the amenities of a hotel, with all the comforts of home. Our accommodations range from studios to five bedrooms, and offer spacious floor plans, full kitchens, fireplaces, ski amenities, high speed wireless internet, and more. Choose from the prestigious skiin/ski-out condos at Top of the Village and Capitol Peak lodge, or the spacious residences at the Villas at Snowmass Club that offer access to the facilities of the Snowmass Club. lichenhearth Condominiums and Tamarack Townhomes are within easy walking distance of the Kids' Treehouse Adventure Center, while the Interlude Condominiums an laurelwood Studios offer skiin/ski-out convenience at one of the best price points in the area. Terracehouse Condominiums and Shadowbrook Condominiums are within walking distance of the slopes with fantastic hot tubs, as are the Aspenwood Condominiums. www.destinationhotels.com/desti nation-residences-snowmass

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Escape to an island where time seems to stand still, where tranquillity is not a word but a way of being, where the mere glimpse of the crystalline blue waters of the Caribbean sea leaves visitors breathless and glorious sunsets hold the promise of rest, romance and regeneration. Here in the pristine natural beauty of Tobago, on the west coast of the island, on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea is The Villas at Stonehaven, a benchmark villa resort, a tropical hideaway that borders a protected bird sanctuary nestling in 260 acres of virgin forested

hills. unwind in one of the 14 spacious villas, carefully set out in lush tropical gardens and designed to ensure the privacy of each villa. Immerse yourself in the sounds of distant ocean, the occasional birdsong, the whispering palms. marvel at the kaleidoscope of views from your balcony, spend lazy days reclining by your private inďŹ nity pool mesmerised by spectacular ocean views and bewitching sunsets, with clear starry nights, a bonus delight! www.stonehavenvillas.com/

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The Villas of Grand Cypress luxury family resort offers guests world class amenities and a choice of magnificent accommodations, including spacious Club Suites and elegant Villas with up to four bedrooms. The 1,500 acre Orlando luxury resort, currently ranked #1 Orlando hotel on TripAdvisor, features a variety of unparalleled recreation including 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf, a 21-acre Academy of Golf and a relaxing resort pool in the heart of the villas.

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Nestled slopeside, steps away from both the gondolas and charming Whistler Village, The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler offers travelers a matchless destination in Whistler, Canada. Designed with indigenous materials to showcase our rugged natural surroundings, our awardwinning hotel has twice been named the #1 Ski Resort by Condé Nast Traveler, plus was the host resort for downhill events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Enjoy an elevated escape in our 400 residentiallystyled suites, which boast features like warming fireplaces, spacious soaker tubs, modern kitchens, and stunning mountain views. unwind aer a day of skiing or mountain biking with a revitalizing massage at Avello Spa & Health Club and fuel your Whistler adventure at Grill & Vine, our acclaimed restaurant. Throughout your stay, you'll benefit from thoughtful Westin service and an unparalleled location near Whistler's top activities and local events. www.westinwhistler.com/

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thE WEStin St. John viLLaS usa The Caribbean Islands, including St. John and St. Thomas, were signiďŹ cantly aected by Hurricanes Irma and maria. Our recovery process requires the cancellation of all reservations with scheduled arrivals through January 3, 2019. As we make progress, the resort will publicize updates if these dates change. Thank you for your understanding. The Westin St. John Resort Villas is located on the southwest coast of St. John and Is the perfect

place for your next vacation. leave the outside world behind as you embrace the smallest of the developed uS Virgin Islands and a yearround temperature of 85 degrees. Distinguished not only for its vibrant culture and history the island hosts the pristine Virgin Islands National Park and a wealth of other recreational things to do in St. John. www.westinresortstjohn.com/


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A majestic mountainside destination in Stowe, Vermont that blends the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of a world-class resort. This is Topnotch. much like a countryside auberge, you’ll find an intimate and serene escape at our New England luxury resort – one that brings nature seamlessly into the conversation. And inspires conviviality at every turn. With only 68 rooms and 23 luxurious resort homes, and many to welcome few, our Vermont country retreat offers an unyielding focus on the hotel experience and on characteristics that separate the extraordinary from the ordinary. www.topnotchresort.com/

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ToRTUGa Bay DOmINICAN REPuBlIC

Find yourself in the jewel of the Caribbean. The only AAA Five Diamond Awarded property in the Dominican Republic, Tortuga Bay offers responsible luxury, impeccable service and villas with interiors designed by the worldfamous Oscar de la Renta. As a Tortuga Bay guest, our friendly, professional staff has every detail taken care of from the moment you touch down at our own Punta Cana International Airport (PuJ). Our VIP Service will whisk you through customs to a private car that is awaiting your arrival. Aer a brief ride through the lush and vibrant Dominican

scenery, your personal concierge will welcome you, check you in at your villa, and provide you with your own golf cart to travel throughout the resort. located in a private enclave within the resort, this boutique hotel includes 13 luxurious villas offering unrivaled luxury, privacy, security and five-star service. Guests may choose from a variety of accommodations: 1 bedroom junior suites, 2 bedroom suites, 3 or 4 bedroom villas, all situated along pristine white-sand beaches, with every convenience within reach. tortugabayhotel.com/

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Residential in feel, the spacious, airy interiors ow organically between bedroom, bathroom, and living areas, while private terraces with pools complete an environment of clean, conscious and very luxurious living. Each villa is appointed with hand-selected furnishings, accent pieces and original artwork complemented by a contemporary tropical aesthetic. An elegant simplicity and harmonized balance make the villas an ideal homeand-away habitat.

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Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside hideaway in 2001 and created an idyllic refuge for those seeking a relaxing or adventure-filled getaway to Belize. This 25-room seafront escape delights guests with individual thatched coages, decorated with handcraed Balinese furnishings, naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean Sea. In addition to offering an ideal location to experience the sea, Turtle Inn is located a short bicycle ride or walk from the charming sea-front fishing village of Placencia, where local artisan shops and dining spots can be enjoyed. www.thefamilycoppolahideaways.com/en/turtle-inn

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Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa was built in the style of traditional Vietnamese country houses, featuring 57 romantic thatched roof bungalows set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, allowing it to merge harmoniously with its surrounding. www.victoriahotels.asia/en/hotelsresorts/phanthiet.html

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Villa del CANCuN, mEXICO


l Palmar Villa del Palmar Cancun beach resort is an unparalleled mexican oasis for both room only and all inclusive vacations in mexico, offering a best price guarantee. Delighting visitors of all ages seeking the ultimate in relaxation, luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine, you can be sure to enjoy fabulous experiences at this Cancun all inclusive resort. From the smallest to the wisest, there is something for everyone within this idyllic mexican Caribbean resort where falling in love again comes as part of the package. Designed to reflect the mayan legacy, first-class amenities are cradled within a palm-studded

optional all inclusive resort that offers extensive world-class spa and fitness facilities, four swimming pools and a variety of gourmet dining options. Villa del Palmar Cancun’s dedicated kids club with splash pool and a host of activities on land and sea keeps both lile-ones and grown-ups fully entertained. Whether opting for all inclusive or room-only, Villa del Palmar Cancun’s bilingual staff always deliver uncompromising first-class service. www.villapalmarcancun.com/

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From the moment you step out of your private elevator you will know that you have arrived at one of the most luxurious and ďŹ nely appointed villas on the most exclusive resort on maui and all the Hawaiian Islands. www.waileabeachvillasresort. com/resort


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