Villas – Solutions to 3G conundrums

Thailand, France & Corsica, Seychelles

We’ve been organising holidays for 40 years and know one of the trickiest things to get just right is the multi-generational villa holiday.

Not only does a broad age range mean it’s harder to please everyone, but with a family trip the pressure is on for it to deliver. With our little black book of impressive properties and people planners on the ground, we know how to make your villa holiday shine bright. In fact, we’d like you to challenge us with your holiday conundrums – from the wacky to the wonderful. We’ll give you winning ideas that you won’t find elsewhere. Here is a glimpse of our portfolio including options for short-haul and for something entirely different: our wildcard wonders.

We know how to make your villa holiday shine bright. In fact, we are regularly challenged with your holiday conundrums – from the wacky to the wonderful. Here are a couple of our long-haul favourites.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Félicité Island, Seychelles

With Zil Pasyon’s cliff-side residences that have three or four bedrooms, and direct flights from the UK, bringing your brood to the Seychelles is easier than ever.

Occupying a premium piece of paradise on Félicité Island, Zil Pasyon is a short hop by helicopter from Mahé. The stylish, elevated residences have sensational ocean views, backed by volcanic rock and jade-green foliage so you and your family will enjoy your own tropical hideaway, with a personal butler to help with everything from a private chef to childcare. The master bedroom has its own plunge pool plus there’s an additional pool – so plenty of space for everyone. If you ever feel like leaving your exotic enclave, explore the island’s many boulder-flanked beaches, where turtles nest or visit La Digue Island for bicycle rides and stops at rum punch shacks. For adventurous families, take part in your own specially created treasure hunt which takes you through jungle, around granite promontories and into the sea.

 

Best For:

Families who appreciate privacy but want a full range of activities to suit everyone; wellness-lovers looking for a heaven-on-earth spa.

 

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

A private island framed by the silkiest sand imaginable could be home for your next family holiday.

With a less-is-more approach, you’ll fall in love with the all-natural Caribbean seascapes and the pared-back villas at Parrot Cay, nestled in the lushly vegetated dunes which lead directly onto the bone-white beach. If privacy is your family’s thing, then the larger, hidden away beach residences with heated pools are ideal – there’s a reason so many celebrities come here to holiday. Families love dining in, especially with a skilled chef who will come directly to you. And with a cosseting round-the-clock team of staff, every one of you will be made to feel special. Whether it’s a green juice and a barefoot run on the beach or sandcastles and a lobster lunch, this island will leave you with seriously good memories.

 

Best For:

Young and old who seek a castaway vibe paired with low-key luxury. Perfect for fly-and-flop families and groups wanting to kick back in absolute paradise.

Speak to our team of experts for a further insight into our portfolio including options for short-haul, long-haul and for something entirely different: our wildcard wonders.

 

And for something entirely different: our wildcard wonders. These villas don’t fit the mould and are fabulously different – read on to find out why.

Wild Cards

Iniala Beach House, Phuket, Thailand

Changing the way we holiday, Iniala in Phuket has a problem-solving approach to typical family predicaments.

Firstly, with three, spacious three-bedroom villas which can be rented together, Iniala presents a luxurious solution to travelling en masse. All are sea-facing, set alongside a gorgeously tropical beach where crystalline water meets golden sand, but also have infinity pools steps away.

Inside, the chic villas are the epitome of sleek Asian design, each with their own spa. Hand over the reins on arrival: staff include a chef, butler, driver and spa therapist. Your villa manager will arrange your every need including booking the children into the fantasy-led wonderland that is the kids’ ‘hotel’ – an imaginative play space where kids can sleepover in a specially designed treehouse. This leaves older members time for experiences such as sunset massages, and oysters and champagne on the beach. Heaven on earth.

 

Best For:

Time-poor parents in need of relaxation, and three generations looking for a stylish group getaway.

Insider Tip:

Bond as a family over interesting cultural trips: visit the ornate Tha Cha Temple and be blessed by a monk, canoe to a cave for a traditional ‘Loy Kratong’ ceremony among luminescent plankton or visit the island’s most sacred temple at Wat Chalong, the monumental hilltop  Big Buddha.

Domaine de Murtoli, Corsica

Imagine 6,100 acres of ruggedly beautiful corsican countryside, with 19 pool villas dotted about the wilderness all within walking distance of the beach.

This unique concept is termed a ‘scattered hotel’ giving groups and big families the ultimate in freeing flexibility: new parents and babies in one residence, grandparents in another, families with pre-teens earning the biggest pool – and everyone’s happy. And that’s not all. This grown-up agritourismo has luxury five-star facilities to match with a private beach, three dine-in or dine-out restaurants focusing on high-quality local produce (one is Michelin-starred), a golf course and a spa. But what really sets this sprawling collection of characterful stone villas apart is the emphasis on the natural environment. You’ll really get into your groove here, padding down through pine-scented tracks for early morning swims, hiking among the dunes and rivers, family fishing trips out on the sapphire sea, and long-into-the-night al fresco dinners accompanied by only cicadas. You won’t believe your luck.

 

Best Tip:

Big multi-generational families with differing-aged children and requirements – there’s a cool, stone-walled villa to suit everyone.

Insider Tip:

Murtoli’s kitchen garden is there for your use: help yourself to herbs, sun-ripened vegetables, strawberries and on-the-vine tomatoes.

Speak to our team of experts for a further insight into our portfolio including options for short-haul, long-haul and for something entirely different: our wildcard wonders

Meet The Experts

Sarah Woodthorpe
With a passion for luxury travel, Sarah has extensive experience and knowledge to make her clients dream trip a reality.
Stephanie Carthy
Raised in Australia but has made England home, Stephanie brings extensive first-hand experience across all seven continents.