Top private accommodation around the world
From luxury city hotels to idyllic island resorts, there’s no shortage of fabulous places to stay around the world. But for extra exclusivity, some venues open their doors (and land!) exclusively to holidaymakers who want to enjoy unrivalled privacy. We’ve collated some of the world’s top private accommodation to inspire your next group or private jet charter.
Villa del Lago at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como
Set in a restored 19th-century villa on Lake Como’s eastern shore, this waterside retreat offers guests Mandarin Oriental’s signature Eastern-inspired hospitality with Michelin-starred dining, the region’s largest spa and sweeping lake views.
Guests seeking the ultimate exclusivity can book one of the hotel’s two private villas, choosing between a one-bedroom split-level villa with a private terrace and a three-bedroom property with outdoor jacuzzi. The latter is spread over four floors and also has a dining room, living area and even its own private dock on the lake.
Villa Firefly, St Barths
Officially known as Saint Barthélemy, this French sovereign state offers a classic Caribbean experience with its green hills, laid-back locals and beautiful beaches. The tropical island is scattered with luxury hotels, but if you want to experience this paradise in total privacy then we recommend renting an exclusive holiday home like Villa Firefly.
Perched on a hillside with jaw-dropping sea views, this chic seven-bedroom villa is perfect for larger groups of family and friends. Guests can relax by an extra-long outdoor pool with its own bar area, while the stylish interior includes a top-of-the-range kitchen where a private chef can whip up bespoke meals. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and are divided between the main villa and a separate bungalow.
Ocean Villa at Amanpuri, Phuket
Set on its own peninsula overlooking the Andaman Sea, Aman’s first-ever luxury hotel remains one of Thailand’s most exclusive retreats. There are no rooms or suites at Amanpuri – instead, guests stay in standalone pavilions and private villas on the hillside or beachfront.
Perhaps the most extravagant of them all is the nine-bedroom Ocean Villa, a stunning Thai-style residence built around a pool and private terrace on a private headland. This grand holiday home is ideal for larger parties, with spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces and a dedicated private chef.
Vomo Island, Fiji
Why stop at a private villa when you can rent an entire island? Vomo is a 225-acre resort in the South Pacific with space for up to 100 guests, but you can book out the whole place to enjoy exclusive use of its golden beaches, pristine coral reefs, infinity pools, tennis courts, gym and nine-hole golf course.
The luxury starts the second your plane touches down at Fiji’s Nadi Airport, where a chauffeur-driven car followed by a private speedboat will whisk you to the island. During your stay a team of chefs, butlers, personal trainers and yoga instructors will be on-hand as you lounge by the pool, scuba dive and picnic on a nearby desert island. Between May and July you can also witness baby turtles hatching on the beach.
Private villa, Dubrovnik
Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is a breathtaking stretch of sun, sea and sand, sandwiched between rising cliff-faces and the shimmering Adriatic. It’s the perfect spot to rent a private villa for a week (or two!) of beachside relaxation and you’ll find many options dotted around Dubrovnik’s famous old town, many with spectacular sea views and luxury amenities.
Use your exclusive accommodation as a stylish base from which to explore the UNESCO-listed walled city’s magnificent renaissance architecture, soak up the sun on powdery beaches and dine on freshly-caught seafood at laidback local cafés and glamorous hotel restaurants. You could even charter a boat for the day from the nearby harbour to discover scenic islands and coves off the mainland.
No list of exclusive escapes would be complete without a mention of the Maldives. Surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and warm crystal-clear waters in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Milaidhoo is an intimate barefoot-chic resort with a difference where every element of your stay can be personalised according to your preferences.
For the ultimate privacy, book one of two stunning beach residences, each set over its own private stretch of beach with its own pool, outdoor cinema, dedicated butler and personal chef. The resort can also arrange an array of bespoke experiences, from catching your dinner with a Maldivian fisherman to experiencing authentic life on a local island.
If you want to travel in style to your exclusive getaway, contact our friendly team for a no-obligation quote for a group or private jet charter. We’ll assign you a dedicated account manager who can organise every detail of your charter.