Villa Muthee at Shangri-La Villingili Golf Resort & Spa
Muthee, meaning ‘pearl’ in the local Dhivehi language, is a villa for those craving sanctuary from the fast-paced world. One of the largest overwater villas in the Maldives, it offers everything necessary for a perfect getaway, including a private infinity pool which runs almost the full length of the terrace, a personal island host, a choice of both indoor and outdoor showers as well as a spectacular oval bathtub with infinity views over the Indian Ocean. Villa Muthee also boasts a home cinema, private spa pavilion and dining for six. For al-fresco feasting, a poolside pergola adjacent to an open-air kitchen provides space for convenient catering. The terrace also offers a choice of spots for relaxing in sun or shade, with options spanning hammocks, daybeds, sofas and rattan loungers. Prices from £3,795 per night. More details.
Casa Anderson at UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
Brazil’s most acclaimed private property is a showpiece of sustainable design conceived by Wilbert Das and realised entirely at the hands of local craftsmen. Celebrated on the cover of the August 2016 edition of Architectural Digest (USA) the immaculately decorated kitchen, living, and dining rooms offer maximum privacy and privileged views to the Quadrado, with the crowning jewel being a 20 metre pool with hydro massage beside a spectacular indoor/outdoor rainforest lounge; a perfect complement to the beaches of Trancoso. Prices from £1,627 per night. More details.
Beach Villas at Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa
Previously hosted celebrities and royalty, Le Touessrok’s Beach Villas immerse guests in the island’s most exclusive oceanfront accommodation with a distinctively Mauritian, yet indulgently sophisticated, atmosphere. Guests are catered to by a team of four butlers and a personal chef who are available for around-the-clock requests, from packing and unpacking to cleaning rooms, setting up daily champagne breakfasts and in-villa spa treatments. In addition, guests of the three iconic Beach Villas will be offered access to the Dom Pérignon Butler Experience; a dedicated butler available to serve the prestige champagne to guests, anytime, anywhere. Guests are greeted upon arrival – whether by private jet, helicopter, or limousine – by their champagne butler who will then be on-hand throughout their stay with decadent Dom Pérignon and gourmet canapes created to complement the delicate vintage. Prices from £5,327 per night. More details.
The Old Schoolhouse at Carbis Bay, Cornwall
Just minutes from Carbis Bay’s privately owned Blue Flag beach, the rustic exterior of this historic conversion conceals an opulent interior. The two double bedrooms feature vaulted chandelier ceilings, en-suite bathrooms with power showers and personal bathrobes, as well as plasma TVs and dining space for up to eight people in the spacious open plan living room. Guests are also welcome to enjoy all of the facilities of the Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate, including the award-winning Sands restaurant, C Bay luxury spa and the Sunseeker motor yacht. Prices from £1,445 for 7 nights. More details.