Trending Now: The Rise of the Villa Resort


The Villa Collection, sells to a wide range of clients….from honeymooners looking for that ultra-special romantic celebration, to groups of friends seeking a fun getaway, to extended families finding time to enjoy happy get-togethers.

Clients looking for villa accommodation often privacy, space and independence above what is usually offered in traditional hotel stays which often prove to provide the opposite experience. Individual private villas cannot always offer the social aspects of a hotel stay, where guests meet and mingle with each other, or all the facilities enjoyed at resorts. But many do have impressive facilities including pools, gyms, tennis courts and even cinemas and games rooms.

For those wanting to combine privacy with an array of on-site facilities and the chance to meet new friends, the choice of a villa resort may be the ideal option.

Many resorts have come to realize that many travelers are looking to get away from the standard cookie-cutter hotel room located along a corridor. The privacy of staying in detached accommodation, oftentimes with your own garden, driveway, pool, staff and some even beachfront, really is something to crave. Hence the rise of the villa resort!

Resorts come in many compositions, some are composed of a selection of private villas within a gated community offering a small selection of services on site, such as a communal pool, restaurant and reception. Golf courses can often be part of these resorts, for example at Royal Westmoreland in Barbados and Tryall Club in Jamaica. The villas are usually privately owned and will offer unique interiors but will most commonly have similar footprints, such as those found at the Sugar Hill luxury development in Barbados

Another type of villa resort will offer full scale hotel accommodations with a small selection of exclusive private villas. An example of this type of resort can be found at St Regis Villa at the St Regis Resort Mauritius , where guests enjoy complete privacy, a private staff, pool, beach access and even a separate entrance but with the addition of close access to the resort’s restaurants, spa, kids’ club and communal pools.

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