Here’s Where to Go for A Luxury Villa Holiday


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There is nothing better than staying in a luxury villa while you are on vacation.  You have your own home and don’t have to worry about the people in the room next to you or above you making a lot of noise.  It is much more personable than a standard hotel, and you either have your own kitchen for cooking, or a caterer to deliver.

Many villas are quite large and have up to 9 or 10 rooms so if you want to you can bring friends or family along with you easily.  You can often get personal pools as well. There are companies that rent luxury villas all over the world so if you stay at one in one country and enjoy yourself you could deal with the same company the next time for somewhere else.  Here are five places to go for a luxury villa holiday.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a great place to visit and there are many luxury villas for rent on both the Pacific and the Caribbean Coasts.  You can try surfing, trekking through the rainforest, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing and then come home to relax in your own private home each night.

The Caribbean

The Caribbean also offers many different luxury villa rentals. To get the best deal, make sure you have a look at this list of Caribbean islands and destinations ranked by price. You can get great accommodation on Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, and many more.  Enjoy the beaches, the water sports, fishing, and the shopping as you stay in your luxury rental complete with a private pool and a full staff so you don’t have to do any cooking or cleaning.


Renting a luxury villa in Tuscany, Italy is a great way to spend your vacation.  The villas are often on farmland and you will have vineyards or olive groves within walking distance of your door.  You may be able to help harvest grapes or olives as well.   You may be able to take cooking lessons or help prepare food while you are there.  Food is generally freshly picked from neighbouring gardens, locally grown meat, or daily caught seafood.  There are also many different kinds of locally made wines for you to try as well.


Greece is a fabulous place to visit and there are many tour companies (like this) that offer luxury villas. You can get a private pool and concierge service, in a quiet villa nestled by the ocean all within a short distance of Athens and the many wonderful things you can see there like the Acropolis, and the Parthenon.  When you get tired of the pool there are always the beautiful beaches that Greece is famous for as well.


Thailand offers up many luxury villa rentals especially in the area of Phuket.  You can get rentals that are minutes from the beach with full staff, private pools, and all the amenities that you require like free Wi-Fi, workout equipment and much more.   Spend your days lying on the beach, snorkeling in the ocean, or just swimming and your nights sitting around your private, serene, personal home. Have a look at this blog for inspiration.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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