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5 Most Exquisite Private Retreats in the World

Whether you are a couple looking for private romantic retreat or a seasoned traveller who would love some peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From a stylish villa in the island of Corfu to a whole island retreat in the Anambas archipelago, here is a lowdown on the 5 most private retreats in the world.


THE BEACH HOUSE AT PATINA MALDIVES


Luxuriously spread over two storeys, the three-bedroom Beach House at Patina Maldives is the very definition of contemporary living as envisioned by award-winning Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. Reclaim your day with stretches of room for wellness activities; or indulge in the very best of the resort’s culinary finesse with a spacious bar and kitchen to host as your own. All within a private, cosy enclave that is a mere stone’s throw from all that makes Patina special.


 The Beach House offers a rooftop terrace and a large private 21m pool set within the lush green of an enormous tropical garden, the perfect setting to gather with family and friends. Ground floor houses an open-concept bar and dining space. The second floor features a large outdoor dining deck. There is an outdoor campfire space with expansive covered entertainment area. The Beach House features both indoor and outdoor family dining with a private chef on request and provides the utmost privacy of all the accommodations at Patina Maldives.



ULTIMA CORFU, GREECE

The island of Corfu has long stolen the hearts of travellers, but it is Ultima Corfu’s multi-tiered villa that makes a journey here all the more special. Step through this doorway to heaven and discover paradise. Tranquillity is the first word that springs to mind when you think of Ultima Corfu. Arrive by boat to this authentic Greek villa’s private dock and enjoy utter seclusion for up to 12 guests. The deep blue waters beyond are inescapable, with the property boasting 180-degree views of the Greek and Albanian coasts.


Ultima Corfu sits above and beyond. It was designed in an understatedly stylish manner so that Corfu’s backdrop can speak for itself. A fusion of pale woods, honeyed hues and milky stone, set against the dazzling backdrop of nature makes it feel otherworldly. From the gym to the cinema room to the hilltop jacuzzi and the two infinity pools, you’ll be drawn back year after year. Recount the day’s events with loved ones in the heart of the villa or while sharing a bottle of wine in one of the sea-facing terraces. And there are six suites, each comprising a private dressing room, bathroom and, of course, views that will make your heart sing.


Wellness is very much on the menu, and you can expect personalised touches that will make your stay exceptional. The villa has two heated infinity pools on two different levels, plus an impressive waterfall, spa, a mosaic-tiled hammam with stone seating, and a Jacuzzi.


Watch lobster tails searing on the barbeque, enjoy the Luxury Ultima Breakfast served by the pool, and taste traditional Greek delicacies as the sun sets. Ultima Corfu’s mouth-watering dining experiences are best served with the sounds of the waves crashing below. Expect a blend of Mediterranean-inspired dishes and seafood delicacies fresh from the sea you’re overlooking. With a uniquely talented chef at your service, you will receive tailored culinary experiences focusing on dining al fresco.


 

VILLA NINA AT EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS


Villa Nina is an unbelievably beautiful 3 suited ultraluxe house perfectly situated bang on the beach. Its exceptional privacy and quality is teamed with Eden Rock and Oetker Collection’s refined hospitality.  Dedicated Chef & Butler service is provided around the clock linking the house with Eden Rock’s total luxury hotel services. 


The newly rebuilt and remodeled contemporary accommodation includes fabulous detailing perfect cuisine superb housekeeping and an outstanding art collection displayed within Villa Nina’s Private Gallery. Oversized doors and windows open directly onto the bay of St Jean with wonderful views of the ocean and the horizon.  The villa has a private pool and spa pool plus three large king-sized suites and large indoor and outdoor areas to relax upon. 


Villa Nina is rentable twinned with Villa Rockstar next door together making 9 superb double suites plus everything anybody reasonably might wish for. Visit and check it all out. At 9 suites and 18 people together it’s one of the world’s greatest beachside houses and is perfect for fine family reunions or weddings or round number birthdays or other anniversaries…or whatever to remember forever.



CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI PRIVATE ISLAND, MALDIVES


A breathtaking haven away from the rest, Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island is the purest expression of exclusive privacy. Meet the new definition of exquisite island living here. Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island sprawls across a 1-ha dedicated island, accessible from a private berth and jetty. This four-bedroom villa with over 2,200 sqm is the epitome of lush, modern island living with exceptional indoor and outdoor spaces, a dedicated team of Ambassadeurs and a vibrant array of tailored services and amenities.


In the main house, three light-filled successive reception rooms border a 25-metre-long swimming pool, inviting guests to musical interludes around a grand piano, blissful relaxation on the multiple sofas and loungers or a festive cocktail party around the private bar. The impressive master suite offers unparalleled bird's-eye panoramas of the sea, double bathrooms, dressing rooms, office and lounge areas. Two guest bedrooms feature grand bathrooms, dressing rooms and terraces, ideal for children. A separate guest villa with spacious indoor and outdoor spaces is perfect for travelling companions seeking a high sense of privacy.


Fine crafts, bespoke furniture and artwork enhance the interiors of this unparalleled villa. Outside, various terraces, tropical gardens, private beaches, an al-fresco dining pergola, and meditation pavilions bring relaxation to the tropical setting. A private spa treatment room, fitness centre and screening room complete this ultimate island stay.


Cheval Blanc’s exquisite Art de Recevoir ensures a truly memorable experience for guests of the Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island. Overseen by a dedicated team – available 24/7 and housed on premises – guests will be pampered by tailored activities and unforgettable experiences that are made-to-measure to meet every individuals’ wish.



ELANG PRIVATE RESIDENCE AT BAWAH RESERVE INDONESIA


Elang Private Residence is part of Bawah Reserve, a resort comprising six pristine islands 160 miles northeast of Singapore in Indonesian waters. Developed as the owner’s holiday home, Elang is open exclusively for buyouts. With expansive views of the ocean and turquoise lagoons from every lodge, it offers the ultimate private island experience. Each of Elang’s beautifully appointed lodges provides a unique perspective of paradise and is designed for comfort and privacy with full width outdoor balconies, living and dining areas and two bathrooms.


Encircled by coral reefs in vibrant turquoise waters and blanketed by a variety of native trees, Elang Private Residence offers its guests unique experiences in natural, tropical surroundings. Whether you want to simply relax, to explore the islands by foot or by boat, be pampered or re-energised at Kayu Spa or dive into one or more of our many adventurous activities, Elang is your perfect launchpad.


Dining on Elang is a culinary adventure that is bespoke to each guest’s wishes. You may prefer to be surprised and delighted each day by the chef’s choice options, to make each meal utterly indulgent. Elang cater to all tastes. Whether you have an adventurous palate or dietary preferences, the team will work with you to ensure a memorable dining experience.


Elang’s chefs rises to the occasion, tailoring cuisine inspired by the natural surroundings and the four elements – fire, water, earth and air. Island woods smoulder in wood-fired ovens to impart a distinctive smokiness to meats; freshly caught local seafood is seasoned with salt harvested from the same ocean; permaculture gardens yield delectable organic vegetables, while the island clay features in plancha cooking; infusions of air-dried fruits and herbs enhance the botanical cocktails. Working in symphony, they all imbue the menus with the subtle yet resonant flavours of these islands.


Elang guests may choose from a variety of dining venues: The Club House, the Owner’s Lounge, The Beach House, at any of the venues on Bawah Island. Or dine in-lodge, or at one of the resort’s exquisite destination dining locations.



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