Privacy and seclusion is still prominently at the forefront of travellers minds, after all, wanting a moment to rewind and relax in one’s space away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is a must. But why not do this with the utmost luxury and elegance? From a whitewashed villa in the Turks & Caicos, to the London suite in which Oscar Wilde was arrested, these are seven of some of the World’s Best Suites and exclusive residences, in hotels around the globe.
Heritage Suite, COMO Castello Del Nero | Tuscany Italy
The COMO Castello Del Nero, located in the hidden terraced hills of Tuscany, is a twelfth-century castle on a historic 740-acre estate. Design wise, the castle is layered with Renaissance frescoes and contemporary design, bringing a balance between the past and present. With the Michelin-Starred Le Torre restaurant and signature COMO Shambhala Retreat, the COMO Castello Del Nero is the perfect Tuscan getaway surrounded by never-ending greenery and rich history.
The Heritage Suite
The Heritage Suite is bright and airy and the vast amount of daylight from the open windows exemplifies the history of the room. Described as romantic, The Heritage Suite is filled with expressions of the castle’s centuries old history, with carefully preserved 18th-century frescoes, beautifully vaulted ceilings and a queen-size bed draped in Egyptian cotton.
The original fireplace is eye-catching as a centrepiece within the expansive lounge, where traditional red terracotta flooring is offset by cool-toned furniture and white-on-white linens and billowing white curtains in the windows. The Heritage Suite screams historical luxury modernised.
Surrounded by lush flora, the windows provide breathtaking views out onto the estate, with its towering turrets of vines, olive grooves and feathery cypress trees.
To discover more, visit: comohotels.com
Signature Royal Suite, Fairmont Windsor Park | Surrey, UK
The Fairmont Windsor Park resides beside the 4,800 acres of Windsor Great Park. Surrounded by historical monuments and ancient forests, Fairmont Windsor Park is a secluded getaway, away from the busy cities.
Signature Royal Suite
The Signature Royal Suite is accessible through a private lift and floor of the hotel and boasts two luxurious en-suite bedrooms, each with spacious walk-in dressing rooms, a grand dining room and lavish modern living area, which is perfect for ideal receptions, also boasts panoramic views of the park. Designed as an apartment style suite, the Signature Royal Suite leaves guests with unforgettable experiences.
The suite also offers private access via a lift to the VIP Spa – the Salutaris Suite (pre-booking is required). Here guests can experience premium luxury as spa services take place with the utmost comfort and privacy, with therapy to aesthetic and wellness treatment and more. The spa is modern and ambient, and the Salutaris Suite features a hot tub, steam room, day beds, changing rooms and private access to the hammam.
The Signature Royal Suite and VIP spa are comfort, luxury and solitude personified.
To discover more, visit: fairmont-windsorpark.com
CAYO’s Grand Villa, CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa | Crete, Greece
CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa is perfect for families looking to experience the beauty of Crete and to immerse themselves into the rich Cretan culture. Emanating sophistication and style, located in the picturesque village of Plaka, near Elounda Bay, the resort is surrounded with stunning views and of the Spinalonga Islet. The resort offers several leisure facilities and gastronomic brilliance.
CAYO’s Grand Villa
CAYO’s Grand Villa sits on the highest spot of the resort, overlooking the Cretan archipelago’s azure waters. With luxurious interiors and exteriors, the villa is elegantly designed with a spacious private pool (the views are unmatched), and bedrooms arranged on 3 different levels connecting through an elevator and staircase. The villa also has its own gym training equipment (perfect for those who like to stay active even on holiday) on the lower level. Being only a small walk from Plaka Beach, guests are able to enjoy exclusive access to a collection of daybeds, parasols and towels. A perfect secluded holiday destination for families.
To discover more, visit: cayoresort.com
Royal Suite, The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel | London, UK
The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, located in the heart of London in Chelsea, with high-end retailers or artistic retailers (yours to pick from), at their door step, The Codagon offers luxury comfort with style. Though this hotel does have romance and dramatic history as its Royal Suite, marked bedroom 118, is where Oscar Wilde was arrested.
Today, the Royal Suite offers modern indulgence; from the expansive marble bathrooms, extensive lounge, complemented by the fire-place, in-room library and cosy reading corners to the dedicated butler service. The suite boasts high ceilings which are framed by large windows, which pour immense daylight into the suite. Plus, the noble bathtub offers the quaint and pleasant views of Cadogan Place Gardens, which guests have exclusive access to (ideal for a morning or evening stroll). The Royal Suite is perfect to come and relax to after a long day of roaming the busy streets of London.
To discover more, visit: belmond.com
The Sanctuary, COMO Parrot Cay | Turks & Caicos
COMO Parrot Cay is an award winning resort located in the Turks & Caicos, where privacy is a priority. Guests are provided with luxury experiences with personalised services (an ideal way to make a holiday really your own). The Sanctuary is one of the most exclusive villas on the island, the pinnacle of Caribbean luxury.
The villa consists of main house with three bedrooms, plus two four-bedroom guest villas which can be rented altogether to create one large residence suite for families and groups. Residing on its own swathe of beach and surrounded by a jungle, the two dining areas, ample living space and an expansive, sun-dappled deck make up the main house, with a large infinity pool that showcases unparalleled views of the ocean beyond – offers serenity, peace and quiet.
The villa also comes with 24/7 butler service that’s on hand and ready for all your needs, whether that’s arranging in-villa experiences or a castaway picnic on the pristine sandbank. The COMO Shambhala Retreat, with award-winning excellence, is a wellness sanctuary that can arrange for in-room therapies, and intimate in-room dining experiences are a given.
To discover more, visit: comohotels.com
The Villa, Thanda Island | Tanzania
Thanda Island is the world’s only exclusive-use private island surrounded by a protected marine reserve, is probably the most reclusive island currently. Located within Tanzania’s Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, Thanda Island is unique and and has an extraordinary beach house, called The Villa. This the perfect secluded getaway (really a perfect escape) on a tropical island for families and groups.
The Villa has an indoor aquarium, a variety of musical instruments, a magnificent wine collection, a glass rim-flow swimming pool, an air-conditioned gym, a library with an extensive Ernest Hemingway book collection, and a wraparound dining area with a 180-degree view of the ocean. Apart from all the leisure facilities, the five bedrooms are all en-suite with air-conditioning and king size beds – an escape from the blazing Tanzanian heat. Guests are able to enjoy scenic views, and tropical weather with relaxed living.
To discover more, visit: thandaisland.com
Romantic Pool Residence, Velaa Private Island | Maldives
We’ve all imagined a secluded luxury getaway on the ocean and though there are several options all over the world, Velaa Private Island’s Romantic Pool Residence takes seclusion and privacy to a whole new level. Accessible by boat only, the Romantic Pool Residence is suspended over a lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean.
The interiors of the Romantic Pool Residence are designed with natural materials and neutral colours with occasional ikat accents or animal prints.
The residence has one bedroom with its own private chef and butler, as well as a jacuzzi, pool sundeck and sunken bath and a personal gym. All rooms open onto terraces, where the jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying views of the horizon. With your own private chef, the dining options are numerous: inside or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty at sunset, or sundowners on the deluxe daybeds. With in-room dining direct to the ocean, a ratio of 1:8 villa to staff and dedicated butlers, it is privacy personified. The luxurious spa treatment rooms are tailored to provide unforgettable experiences that exceed guest expectations.
The Romantic Pool Residence is a secluded heaven of pure leisure and relaxation with views.
To discover more, visit: velaaprivateisland.com
All imagery courtesy of the hotels featured. Leading image courtesy of The Villa, Thanda Island.