It used to be that group travel – be it a bucket-list family vacation or a sun-soaked girls’ getaway – meant, at best, conjoined hotel rooms. That’s changed. Four Seasons hotels and resorts offer scores of exclusive villas for groups of all sizes. If it’s privacy, top-quality service and unparalleled access to the world’s most beautiful places you seek, consider your search officially over.
Private beach access? Check. Private chef? Check. Private infinity pool? Check. The four-bedroom, oceanfront Hibiscus Residence is ideal for groups seeking a seaside respite sans crowds. Accommodating 10 people, including up to six children, the colonial-chic villa includes indoor–outdoor showers off each bathroom; gardens filled with frangipani, bougainvillea and, naturally, hibiscus; and a chef’s kitchen and stocked bar. The 24-hour service team includes a personal assistant and a chef who provides daily breakfast, daily snacks and evening canapés, plus 24-hour in-villa dining in either the expansive great room or the gated garden courtyard.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
Tucked away in the extensive private gardens beside the Hotel, the four-bedroom Villa Rose-Pierre provides unparalleled French Riviera living with expansive Mediterranean views and around-the-clock butler service. Linger over your morning coffee on a sea-view balcony – each bedroom has one – before heading to the heated, mosaic-laid infinity pool for a swim. Challenge yourself on the private synthetic-clay tennis court or in the fitness room, complete with two treadmills and strength-training equipment. Just don’t leave without taking an evening meal under the stars on the rooftop terrace. Those who stay 10 nights or more will enjoy the complimentary use of a Maserati SUV, the stylish way to explore nearby Nice, Monaco and Cannes.
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Inspired by Northern Thailand’s Lanna architecture and surrounded by its own garden, the four-bedroom, split-level Owner’s Residence Villa looks peacefully out on the Mae Rim valley.
After soaking up the sun on your private deck, take a dip in the large swimming pool, overlooking the Doi Suthep mountain range. At day’s end, gather in the sitting room, where you can glimpse the Resort’s tropical gardens and waterfall, before enjoying a chef-cooked meal in the spacious dining room. Want to keep the party going? Retire to the adjoining wine room for an after-dinner drink and dessert, or sit before the fireplace. In addition to the chef, you’ll have a designated housekeeper and a private butler who can arrange trips in an on-call chauffeured limousine or book you a babysitter.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Offering views of the Atlas Mountains, the Royal Villa pampers guests with ample private terraces, a central salon with a fireplace, and common areas inside and out, all set around a lap-size pool. Each bedroom has a full marble bath en suite. With an eight-person whirlpool spa and private barbecue area, you can take a late-afternoon dip and then, under the stars, enjoy a meal prepared by your private chef.
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Take the idea of a penthouse suite to the next level by reserving the entire top floor here. Your 16th-floor domain of 21 sumptuous guest rooms features suitably top-level audio–visual integration – imagine a concealed media screen and projector that drops from the ceiling – and multiple terraces from which to behold the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks. Tap one of a host of complimentary butlers to unpack your bags, arrange theme park excursions, coordinate dinner parties with formal table service and organize kids’ activities.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort
Both the Pacific Ocean and Bahia Culebra Bay unfold before you, whether you’re perched on the terrace or floating in the heated infinity pool, and the soaring ceilings and wall-to-wall sliding doors of the cavernous great room bring the outdoors in. The five-bedroom Casa de Cielo, stands in a private gated neighbourhood at the tip of the peninsula. En-suite full marble baths, terraces and outdoor showers extend four of the bedrooms; a separate cottage houses the fifth. Expect fresh flowers, customized pantry items (refreshed daily) and the services of a butler.
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Enchant your group with a stay at the three-bedroom beach villa, every room just steps from the Indian Ocean. While away the daylight hours shifting between the beach and your infinity pool. When it’s time to tuck in for the evening, retreat to the master bedroom – three walls of sliding glass windows let the tropical breeze in. For some extra alone time, take your breakfast on the private deck just off the master’s sitting area. Not to worry; the other guests are coddled too, their en-suite bathrooms outfitted with outdoor garden showers.
Maldives Private Island Voavah at Baa Atoll
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