Sometimes only an island getaway can fix that mid-year slump. We’ve got the solution: private pools, an on-call chef and floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean. Whatever your island of choice – Bali, Phuket, Koh Samui – we’ve got a fresh new villa for you.
Noku Beach House
The details: Opening in September 2018, Seminyak, six bedrooms, beach access, private spa
You (and 11 of your friends) could be the very first to stay in this brand new Bali villa, set to open in September this year. You’ll be right in the thick of it in Seminyak, but with beachfront access, a private tennis court and spa, and holiday playlists curated by international DJs.
Book it here from USD2,600++ per night.
The details: North Bali, five bedrooms, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, child-friendly
This stunning mountainside villa is one of the largest private villa properties in Bali. Wherever you are in the villa, you get an unspoilt view of the surrounding landscape, from cliffside to coastline. Sunset here is unbeliveable. Inside, the villa is just as beautiful, fitted out in warm wooden furnishings and textured accents.
Book it here from USD1,200++ per night.
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Baan Chom Tawan
The details: Lipa Noi, six bedrooms, beach access, full-time chef
Lipa Noi is one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches, and you’ll be in prime position to take full advantage of that here. Spacious, airy and well-appointed, Baan Chom Tawan is perfect for big groups who plan to max out their time on the beach.
Book it here from USD1,300++ per night.
Villa Thousand Hills
The details: Nai Harn, eight bedrooms, three pools, private chef
Got a big family? Not a problem here. Spread them out across eight rooms and three different pools, overlooking the Andaman Sea. You’re just a stone’s throw from Ao Sane beach, and there’s also a fitness room, two spas and a games room for those who want to stay in.
Book it here from USD1,950++ per night.