Did you miss your fix of The Millionaires’ Holiday Club last Friday? With only two episodes we’ve been overwhelmed with how many of you are dying for more glimpses into the world of ultraluxe holidays. With that in mind, we at ITC have compiled this list of 10 millionaire holiday hideaways that will make your jaw drop!
Considered ‘home’ by none other than billionaire businessman Richard Branson, Necker Island is a remote dot in the beauty of the British Virgin Islands. Envisioned by Branson himself as a highly exclusive sanctuary for discerning guests, as well as his family home, this place does laid-back luxury like nowhere else on earth. For most of the year, the island (which can host just 30 people) is only available to those who can hire it on an exclusive basis, and some of the world’s most famous names have graced its shores. Super model, Kate Moss, chose Necker as the setting for her 40th birthday celebrations, whilst back in the early 90s Princess Diana favoured the island as a one of the only places on earth where she could escape the paparazzi.
Guests here stay at the Great House - a palatial 9-bedroomed house with gorgeous Caribbean interiors and incredible views out to sea - or in one of the unique and private Bali Houses dotted around the island, which accommodate one or two guests. With almost 100 staff catering to the needs on only 30 people, this is a luxury lifestyle that has to be experienced to be believed!
Surrounded by the rugged, mountainous landscape of Oman, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a true hideaway for any guest, with its secluded coastline lapped by the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman. Indeed, at the Inspiring Travel Company some of our most discerning clients are repeat visitors to this elite spa resort.
The pinnacle of superb accommodation choices here, though, is undoubtedly the Beit Musandam, The Private Reserve; an ultraluxe enclave located at the end of Zighy Bay with its own private stretch of beach, as well as a 17-metre infinity pool for the exclusive use of Reserve residents. In this four-bedroom Omani mansion, a live in butler will be on hand whenever you desire, and there's a private spa suite and wine cellar to guarantee easy access to the finer things in life. In fact, with an emphasis on unique experiences, Zighy Bay will even arrange for guests to paraglide into the resort upon arrival!
If Dubai is synonymous with luxury, then the exquisite Beachfront Villas at One&Only The Palm represent the very highest standards of privacy and decadence. There are just four of these stand-alone, two bedroom hideaways, and all enjoy round-the-clock service from personal villa hosts. Entered via a grand entrance hall, each villa is simply dripping in luxury, with plush furnishings and achingly spacious rooms.
The view from the private pool isn't bad either, with the Arabian Gulf on your doorstep and another frond on iconic Palm Island in the hazy distance. Never being over-looked means guests can relax and enjoy this expansive vista from anywhere they choose, whether the indulgent stand-alone bathtub or on a private terrace whilst having dinner. The villa comes complete with kitchenette, but you may never enter it, as sumptuous in-villa dining is provided at your convenience.
North Island in the Seychelles is quite simply one of the most luxurious and environmentally responsible private islands in the world. As seen on episode one of The Millionaires' Holiday Club, the handful of exquisite villas available are all served by a dedicated butler and every aspect of the holiday experience is as bespoke as it possibly can be. Guests can dine wherever they want and chose whichever cuisine they desire. So, whether it's fresh seafood grilled on the beach, or sushi by the swimming pool, your wish is the North Island team's command.
The understated, luxury accommodation here serves perfectly as the ultimate escape from the everyday and the island is also available as an exclusive hire for 22 guests. And if that hasn't impressed you quite enough, you might like to know that this island in the Seychelles is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to spend their honeymoon, so it's a holiday hideaway truly fit for royalty!
This incredible luxury villa was featured on The Millionaires' Holiday Club episode two and sits in the Sandy Lane Estate - the ultimate playground of the rich and famous on Barbados's coveted 'Platinum Coast'. None other than music mogul Simon Cowell owns a house here, where he retreats to each Christmas after a busy X Factor season. Other famous names include Gwyneth Paltrow and the Rooneys, who favour this location for its famously idyllic beach and ultra-exclusive atmosphere.
The five-bedroom Tradewinds villa itself sits within its own lush grounds, so privacy is a byword for any guest staying here. With its majestic, colonial-style courtyard and private, secluded swimming pool, days on end could spent never leaving these luxury surrounds. This is especially true when you remember that a full staff, including a private-chef, butler and house-keeping, are on hand to cater to your every whim!
The secluded, luxury resort of Daios Cove in Crete has recently unveiled its most ambitious and luxurious accommodation yet: The Mansion. Spanning some 600 square metres of indoor space, this ultraluxe stand alone villa encompasses three king size bedrooms, en suite bathrooms and spacious living areas. Then there's the basement, where you'll find an entire private SPA level, complete with heated indoor pool, steam bath, sauna, gym and treatment areas. Outside there's another 300 square metres of space to enjoy, including an infinity pool with views out to sea.
Service levels are as impressive, as in-villa dining as lavish as you like and extras such as personal trainer or spa therapist are available upon request.
Also featured in episode two of The Millionaires' Holiday Club, the expansive Owners Villa at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is a luxurious paradise overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Siam and surrounded by lush palms. During their stay, guests enjoy the exclusive services of a private chef, who is on hand to whip up just about anything that they might desire. These sumptuous meals can be enjoyed in the luxurious indoor living spaces, or the open-air pavilion, whose position perched above the bay takes full advantage of the outstanding natural beauty, providing panoramic views to savour along with the cuisine.
If guests want to get and explore this beautiful area of Thailand whilst maintaining the privacy and exclusivity of their villa lifestyle, there's a private yacht for up to 12 people, which can be chartered and at your disposal throughout your stay.
With plush furnishings, acres of space and ostentatiously appointed surrounds, the six-bedroom Villa Del Mar is a favourite with elite guests in search of decadence in the Spanish sunshine. At this exclusive villa, which is within the grounds of Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa on the Costa del Sol, you'll find hand-woven silk carpets, unique works of art, and 24-hour, 'nothing-is-too-much-trouble' service.
Outside, a stunning private beach is just steps away from the incredible pool area, which wouldn't be out of place serving an entire boutique hotel! The unrivalled sea views can be enjoyed from virtually every floor-to-ceiling window of this exquisite property.
Marooned off the coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is the perfect, private island, luxury holiday destination. With four and a half miles of pristine, white sand shoreline, plus tropical island interiors, you’ll discover that winding paths and resort bicycles are the perfect way to explore this car-free paradise.
Within the meandering Jumby Bay Estate, there is an exclusive selection of luxurious and pleasingly spacious private estate homes. Boasting three to eight bedrooms, their own pools and ocean views, they represent the crème de la crème of holiday hideaways. Ty Molineux is one of the finest properties among these, with eight beautiful bedrooms, a private gym, huge pool and even its own croquet lawn!
Private island holidays in the Maldives are a coveted luxury for many, and A-listers from all over the world flock to this archipeligo. Everyone from the Beckhams to Kate Winslet holidays in this desirable destination, which has more than its fair share of exclusive properties to delight.
Marooned off the shore of small private island resort Gili Lankanfushi, The Private Reserve is only accessible by boat, and provides a complete getaway experience, with guests so well provided for that they never even have to step foot on the island itself should they not wish to. A resident Mr or Ms Friday - named after Robinson Crusoe’s loyal assistant and dear friend - is on call 24-hours a day. The Private Reserve itself boasts many luxurious touches, such as a private couples' spa with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilions, roof top terraces, and infinity pool.
We hope you've enjoyed this tour of some of the world's most exclusive holiday offerings. Of course, these might be a little beyond what most of us could wish for on a luxury holiday, but if you'd like to find out a little more about what the Inspiring Travel Company can offer you in these incredible locations, don't hesitate to contact us.