A fan of villas? You need to add these resorts to your bucket list.
We’re pleased to bring you the royalty of the villa world. You can thank us later from your over-water deck or private pool…
Perched over a turquoise-blue lagoon and perfectly positioned to soak up the spectacular panorama of the archipelago, the Overwater Bungalows at this Indonesian resort are the epitome of barefoot luxury. A truly intimate escape above water, each suite is made from entirely recycled, eco-friendly materials and features steps from the private balcony into the tropical waters below.
This resort is not an escape from everyday life… it’s the return to a life well lived where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. A place to connect with something larger than oneself and a haven for the adventurer. Set on the edge of a stunning, private beach the Lamba Villas are tucked away, secluded and intimate. Having said that, any of the villas at this luxurious, environmentally-friendly resort on Indonesia’s most unexplored island will steal your heart, but we can’t go past the Mamole Tree House #SWOON.
The two-story, family-friendly Edgewater Villas at this Fijian resort feature a private garden with your own plunge pool, sundeck and bridge over the pool. Best of all, at high tide you can access the ocean directly from the ladder on the deck right off your living room.
Made up of three separate, spacious villas connected by timber walkways, this resort’s Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa is the crème de la crème of Samoan accommodation. Perfectly positioned with uninterrupted views across the resort’s stunning white sand beach and turquoise lagoon, this residence is for when nothing but the best will do.
With a master residence and five guest villas, all with breathtaking views; a lavish dining room, purpose-built kitchen, cocktail bar, wine cellar, library, indoor and outdoor gym area, sauna, and a 40-metre pool, this 1.4-hectare island is the perfect space to indulge in anything you can imagine. Created by an award-winning architect and filled with bespoke art, exquisite soft furnishings and lighting, this resort was awarded the World’s Best Private Villa and Asia’s Best Private Villa in the 2017 Boutique Hotel Awards.
Choose between Island Villas, which are nestled in lush tropical greenery just steps from the ocean, each with their very own spot on the beach; or Water Villas and Escape Water Villas off the east tip of the island, which stand gracefully over a sparkling lagoon and boast infinite views across the ocean.
Spacious, clean, light, accommodating and offering breathtaking views from every angle, this resort promises villa living at its finest. Check out the luxurious Four Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide Villas – they feature retractable roofs that allow you to gaze at the stars; outdoor showers; a personal gym; and most importantly, a wine cellar.
PS: Did you know? Both Bawah Reserve & Soneva Jani were recently featured in Qantas’ list of the top 20 ‘Most Envy-Inducing Overwater Bungalows in the World’.