Heading to sunnier climes with your mates in tow needn’t mean one of you having to slum it in a camp bed… Glamorous jet-setters in search of a slice of the luxe life need look no further than the below, as Oliver Corkhill, Co-Founder of luxury villa specialists Villa Guru, shares exclusively with House of Coco his top picks of luxurious villa escapes perfect for big group getaways…
Villa Del Mar- Marbella, Spain
Groups looking to head to Marbs for a glamorous escape in the Spanish sunshine need look no further than the palatial Villa del Mar, located in the exclusive Hotel Marbella Club development; offering glamour and elegance in equal measure at the epicentre of the famous ‘Golden Mile’. Sleeping 12, the expansive home offers guests 6 large en-suite bedrooms, all of which have their own private terraces and spoiling beach views, along with a beautiful infinity pool, private home cinema and vibrant zen garden. There’s even an in-villa spa with Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and gym. Impressive inside and out, the property fuses traditional Andalusian architecture with sleek interiors, luxurious furnishings and striking artwork, and even offers direct access onto your very own private area of the beach. Priced from £7,300 per person per week based on up to 12 sharing.
Villa M- Ѐze, France
One of the most exclusive parts of the French Riviera is now within easy reach for groups looking for an A-List escape thanks to Villa M- a brand new ultra-modern villa just minutes from Monaco. Sleeping up to 10 guests across 5 beautifully designed en-suite bedrooms, this is the perfect escape for groups in search of serious glamour; think freestanding bathtubs, state of the art appliances, plump king-size beds and sleek open plan living. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors fill the living areas with light, opening up onto the villa’s heated rooftop swimming pool and terrace, complete with pool house BBQ and uninterrupted views of the Med. Groups on a health kick can also take advantage of the villa’s fully-equipped fitness studio, complete with sauna, steam room and tropical shower. Priced from £710 per person per week based on up to 10 sharing on a self-catering basis.
Villa Cardona- Ibiza
Just 10 minutes’ drive from the party island’s clubbing capital is Villa Cardona- an exceptional hillside villa sleeping up to 14 guests, boasting sleek interiors, spectacular sea views and bags of space for groups to unwind. 7 spacious bedrooms offer a luxurious yet comfortable base for guests to rest their heads, one of which is set within its own guest house, complete with its own en-suite. The fantastic pool area offers the perfect spot for long days in the Ibizan sunshine, with its large infinity pool, sink-in sun-loungers and spoiling day beds, and active groups have plenty on offer to keep them entertained; from a state-of-the-art home cinema, to table football and table tennis. Priced from £1,070 per person per week based on up to 14 sharing on a self-catering basis, including airport transfers.
Samujana 4- Koh Samui, Thailand
Boasting jaw-dropping views over the spectacular Gulf of Thailand is Samujana 4- a seriously sleek five bedroomed villa spread over two levels, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living spaces to make the most of its prime position on Koh Samui’s coastline. The ground floor of the property houses an indoor/outdoor open plan living area comprised of a sitting room, dining space and slick kitchen, plus a cinema room perfect for evenings in. Five spacious en-suite bedrooms plus an additional living space await on the lower ground floor, each bedroom with its own private terrace complete with day bed, making this a great choice for groups seeking a good amount of private space. Each morning, a complimentary breakfast is served and a private in-house chef can be arranged, ideal for those not wanting to slave away in the kitchen. Price based on 10 people sharing for 7 nights it would be $644 per person for the entire week. on a self-catering basis, including daily complimentary breakfast.
Villa Sant’Anna- Tuscany, Italy
If the tranquil, rolling hills of Tuscany are calling your name then Villa Sant’Anna is the place to head to when travelling en masse. Sleeping up to 9 guests across 5 beautiful en-suite bedrooms, this chic country retreat is perched on a ridge overlooking the Sangiovese vineyards, offering miles of spoiling countryside views. Rustic-chic décor pervades throughout, with traditional Tuscan fireplaces, exposed stone walls and timber ceilings; it even houses its own reading and cinema room. Outdoors, there’s an additional pool house complete with living room, bathroom and shady pergola, as well as a large heated swimming pool, outdoor wood oven and a tennis court. Freshly baked Tuscan pastries arrive each morning and an in-house private chef can also be arranged- the perfect way for guests to savour the region’s spectacular food and wine without having to lift a finger. Best of all, groups have access to the world-famous facilities of the Castiglion del Bosco resort, with its impressive restaurants, spa and exceptional winery. Priced from £2,100 per person per week based on 9 sharing on a self-catering basis, including daily pastry basket.
Cugo Gran- Menorca
Fancy a tranquil slice of Balearic life? Look no further than Cugo Gran on the beautiful island of Menorca- Ibiza and Mallorca’s quieter little sister- an ultra-exclusive renovated farmhouse tucked away amidst a 250 acre estate. Sleeping up to 22 guests across 11 en-suite bedrooms, this is the ideal option for celebration escapes with an enormous amount of space to enjoy. Interiors are the epitome of Menorcan elegance, with plush furnishings, billowing neutral fabrics and bright white-washed walls, and outside there’s a sparkling swimming pool, fantastic barbeque area and numerous terraces to enjoy. The villa even has its own vineyard and herb gardens which foodie types will love. Groups here are more than well catered for, with delicious daily breakfasts and sumptuous lunches and dinners provided throughout by your own private chef. Priced from £1,700 per person per week based on up to 22 sharing.
All properties featured are available to book via Villa Guru at www.villaguru.com.