More Travelers Now Splurge On Luxurious Villas

Forbes May 4, 2024


More Travelers Now Splurge On Luxurious Villas

Perhaps influenced in part by TV shows like The White Lotus and Succession, more and more travelers are willing to splurge by choosing luxurious villas for their accommodations. With summer quickly approaching and travelers in vacation-planning mode, there’s been a noticeable uptick in luxury travelers and groups opting for villas over other accommodations, as well as an increased willingness to invest in more premium and personalized experiences.

Those discerning travelers in search of spaciousness and privacy will be delighted by these villas, with options for private dining, cultural immersion along with top-notch amenities and designs that capture the ultimate form of luxury.

An outside terrace surrounded by lush greenery.

Villa Piedras, Mexico

Through Inspirato, a luxury travel company, a stay at Los Veneros Resort Residences & Beach Club’s Villa Piedras comes with five-star service. Inspirato offers its members exclusive access to world-renowned travel experiences and The Inspirato Collection of private and world-class accommodations. The villa, exclusively staffed, managed and maintained by Inspirato, is ideal for members to consider for summer stays, showcasing stand-out features such as a private infinity-edge plunge pool, garden, outdoor terrace with partial ocean views, fully equipped kitchen and rainfall shower. Its location is just steps from the beach at Los Veneros Resort and a short walk to the W Punta de Mita, where members can enjoy shimmering pools, cabanas for a fee, discounts at the spa and select food and beverage outlets and access the hotel's fitness center. The villa accommodates up to eight guests across 2,324 square feet.

The exterior of Montage Laguna Beach resort.

Montage Laguna Beach, California

Enjoy a seaside residential-style home away from home at the luxury property’s newest villa. Villa Le Ciel, a coastal property, welcomes up to eight guests and is perfect for an elevated summer vacation among friends or multi-gen families. The 3,000 square feet, three-bedroom space boasts California coastal colors with luxurious amenities such as a full gourmet kitchen, two marble-finished bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, a third full guest bathroom and sweeping Pacific Ocean views from its private patio. It combines modern and minimalist Japanese design by Jeffery Maynard with Maynard Design and features bedrooms wrapped in organic inspired wall coverings finished with Nelson pendants, reminiscent of a modern Japanese lantern, cashmere blend drapery that touch on simple textural complexities, textured natural stone and rift white oak cabinets. Additionally, the villa houses custom Japanese artwork and a porcelain art installation by local artists.

A villa bedroom with large windows overlooking the ocean.

Montage Kapalua Bay, Hawaii

Immerse in island-inspired surroundings at Premier Ocean Grand ResidenceThis four-bedroom villa offers inviting space for multi-generational families to gather, stretching over 4,050 square feet to accommodate up to ten guests. Take in dramatic views of Maui’s coastline, including Namalu Bay, from an expansive, furnished lanai. In the full gourmet kitchen and spacious dining room, guests can enjoy in-residence dining, including an intimate Lūʻau or private culinary experience, The Chef’s Table in Your Residence. Luxe amenities include upgraded furniture, marble bathrooms with deep soaking bathtub and separate shower, along with high ceilings that allow for plenty of light.

The interior of a villa with wood beams.

Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, California

Originally built in 2006 by the hotel’s owners as a private residence, Casa Elar was beautifully renovated in late 2022 to accommodate family reunions, intimate weddings and celebrity escapes. The 10,147-square-foot villa’s new design was a joint effort between hotel ownership and Interior Designer Natalie Konstant, reflecting a bright, airy and modern version of the Tuscan-style villa with classic California style touches. The spacious compound is sprinkled with fruit groves and wild herbs, including olive and lemon trees, alongside aromatic rosemary and lavender. Casa Elar features two primary suites, two large bedrooms with full bathrooms and fireplaces, a Great Room and dining room that seats up to 14, a library and entertainment room; spacious chef’s kitchen along with indoor and outdoor fitness areas.

The exterior of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is the epitome of Tuscan luxury with their newly restyled eleven one-of-a-kind villas, which offer guests privacy and charm. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, each villa has been meticulously restored, now featuring heated infinity pools, expansive terraces and gardens overlooking the breathtaking Tuscan landscape. Inside, guests will find fully equipped kitchens designed by Florentine artisan Riccardo Barthel, providing the perfect setting for culinary adventures. Additionally, guests are provided with a Land Rover Defender to explore the surrounding area at their leisure.

The interior of the south Mansion in Spain.

Six Senses Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain

Six Senses Ibiza, the idyllic resort nestled in the island's serene White North, features a collection of 19 Residences and two exclusive Mansions, offering unique accommodations ideal for groups of all sizes. Spanning from three to ten bedrooms, these villa-like accommodations feature stunning locations, private pools and services like in-villa chefs and spa treatments. Located high up on either side of the resort are two beautifully designed Mansions: the ten-bedroom South Mansion and the five-bedroom Cliffhanger. The ten-bedroom South Mansion features a large open-plan kitchen, degustation room and private pool. The master bedroom opens to a large private terrace with a standalone bathtub taking center stage with views across the bay.


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