Luxury villa operator 5 Star Villa Holidays has reported a 50 per cent increase in enquiries and villa bookings from UK holiday makers over the past month, a rise attributed to a change in our holiday aspirations post covid-19.
The news comes as it also announces a new collection of villas in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. We’re literally being spoilt for choice.
“As an operator, we’ve responded to the pandemic with new safety measures to help our customers stay safe and also feel confident in booking their villa holiday, like extra cleaning in our villas and the ability to change a reservation to a later date if a guest can’t travel due to coronavirus,” says founder John Paul Donnelly.
“A villa offers like space, privacy and control over your own environment…these factors are more important than ever to customers now.”
Donelly says that there’s been a trend to travel with an extended family, and an 8 bedroom villa will sleep 16 in luxury.
“A villa offers space, privacy and control over your own environment…”
The new locations join other destinations in the United States, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Australia, Greece, Mexico and the Philippines.
So what kind of villa escape would you choose. Here are some of the operator’s hottest options. Prices range from £371 per night to £57,077.
The Villa Saan in Thailand, located on Phuket’s west coast, on the exclusive Cape Amarin estate, this 8 bedroom 8 bathroom villa can accommodate 18 guests and is serviced by a staff team and private chef.
Built over four levels, the Villa Saan boasts a 19m infinity-edge pool, home cinema and games room.
In Indonesia, the 4-bedroom Bali Villa 1031 sits in the hills above Jimbaran Bay with views over Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.
Price vary. Baa Atoll Villa 1001, in the Maldives, is one of 8 luxurious residences on Amilla Fushi Resort the coral edged island in the Baa Atoll UNESCO world heritage biosphere reserve. This was our most expensive choice.
Conversely in Protaras Cyprus, there’s the delightful Protaras Villa 1252, which was our cheapest. A five bedroom villa priced at £371 per night.
Need to perfect your swing? Perennially popular, the Orlando Villa 1350 is situated on the exclusive Reunion Resort with Jack Nicklaus designed PGA golf course. This mansion property includes its own movie theatre and games room.
Finally, in Sri Lanka, there’s the South Coast Villa 1002, set within 8 hectares of palm fringed parkland and right on the ocean’s edge. Sea turtles visit this undisturbed sandy shore to lay their eggs. If it’s good enough for them…
For more choices visit 5 Star Villa Holidays online here.