Discover the World’s Top 5 Luxury Villas

Nothing screams lavish opulence quite like these 
Tuesday 27 August 2019
These villas are begging to be explored. Photo: Nafsika Estate

Santorini: Nafsika Estate.

Reigning over the scenic mountainous coastline of Megalochori Caldera, Nafsika Estate’s enchanting seclusion, captivating views and evocative ambiance encapsulate the incandescent beauty of Santorini. A 350-square metre grand estate with five bedrooms spread in two levels, connected by both indoor and outdoor stairs, Nafsika Estate sleeps 10 people and comes complete with staff, including an executive chef and a butler.

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Photo: Nafsika Estate

It offers awe-inspiring views to the crystalline blue waters of the Aegean sea and Santorini’s majestic volcano from its prime location in the Megalochori Caldera, just 4km from Santorini’s port and 7km from the airport. Featuring its own private helipad, the estate can also be accessed by helicopter.

Sri Lanka: Ani Villa.

Dream of exotic adventures and romantic retreats, discover local culture with your own private guide or simply relax as your butler delivers cocktails on a breathtaking beach. Whale watching, surfing, a visit to one of Sri Lanka’s animal reserves, and tea tasting at a nearby plantation are only a few of the cultural and action-based activities on offer in the area.

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Photo: Ani Villa

Created by Reda Amalou and AW2 of Paris, the stunning Ani Villa is a 15-bedroom suites estate combining contemporary tropical architecture with the finest bespoke finishes and furnishings. The facility itself includes a spa, oversized oceanfront pools, dedicated children’s pools with exciting waterslides, and a plethora of spaces for dining and entertainment. An event pavilion and related facilities allow the property to host a wide range of events, including weddings and corporate retreats.

Seminyak: Villa NoKu.

This fabulous Alex Zabotto Bentley-designed residence combines ancient and modern to create a lush tropical oasis with extravagant views over the Indian Ocean and Bali’s famed sunsets. With six sumptuous en suite bedrooms and a legion of 25 professional staff, it is one of Bali’s ultimate destination villas.

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Photo: Villa NoKu

A car and driver is ready and a personal in-house concierge all add to NoKu Beach House’s luxury signature. The team at NoKu Beach House has been professionally trained to meet exacting standards, and each member aims to please with warm Balinese hospitality. All you have to do is let your guest relations manager or your villa manager know your preferences and they will take care of the rest.

Bali: Villa Sungai.

This is a secret waiting to be discovered, hidden deep in the heart of authentic Bali. Floating above a river beneath a towering canopy of rainforest, the flagship Sungai has everything you expect from the finest hotels. Immerse yourself in an island escape where you are cocooned in peace, tranquillity, local style and contemporary sophistication. It is positioned just inland on the fashionable west coast near Canggu, Bali’s version of a luxury lodge – intimate and bespoke, tailored to sophisticated and discerning experiential travellers looking for luxury accommodation with access to local experiences.

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Photo: Villa Sungai

From its immaculate, elegant interiors to the extraordinary service, this villa is the last word in relaxation and being spoilt, taking the 5-star hotel experience to the next level. Its three luxurious king suites decked with their very own 18-metre horizon pool and tropical outdoor showers are enough to give you an otherworldly experience.

Koh Samui: Villa Samujana.

Samujana’s name comes from the blend of Koh “Samui” and the word “Jana”, meaning coral in Moroccan, due to its stunning hillside location overlooking a coral cove, with private beach access and uninterrupted views of Koh Samui. Samujana prides itself on providing an unparalleled luxury experience with its motto, “Your Place. Your Time”. Which is why each villa comes with its private villa manager and maid, state-of-the art leisure facilities and the latest in audio and media amenities.

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Photo: Villa Samujana

It is your luxe home away from home and if you really fancy having your own private chef, you only need to ask. Its 23 charming villas from one to eight bedrooms all come with oversized private infinity pools, modern Thai architecture and breathtaking views that promise an unparalleled luxury experience.

This article is an excerpt from UNRESERVED’s July/August 2019 issue from the article THE WORLD’S TOP 5 LUXURY VILLAS.

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