By Lottie Gross
Get the luxuries of a hotel and the freedom of a villa on your next holiday with these all-inclusive villa resorts…
Villa holidays are perfect for big family gatherings, but sometimes you want the comforts that come with being in a hotel, too. With these all-inclusive villa resorts you’ll get the best of both – and enjoy some spectacular locations while you’re at it.
Bali is a fantastic family holiday destination, with glorious beaches and plenty of adventures to be had in nature – think snorkelling, short hikes in rainforests… And there are a host of great resorts too. At Mulia Resort & Villas you can book into an all-inclusive villa, which range in size from one-bedroom properties to a six-bedroom, two-storey mansion.
You’ll have a dedicated butler for the duration of your stay, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner in The Café featuring several world food stations and cocktails. Your all-inclusive villa will come with a pool, hot tub, luxurious Ferragamo bath products and a dedicated buggy service to get you around the resort. The glorious white sands of Nusa Dua beach are just a hop away, too.
Cost for an all-inclusive villa: From £750 per night. Head here for more information.
St Lucia is known for its soft white sands and stunning, turquoise seas. And nowhere quite encapsulates this than Sugar Beach, where Caribbean Sea waves lap pristine sands, backed by a lush rainforest that blankets the Piton Mountains. This Viceroy Resort has a range of accommodation options, including beach bungalows and all-inclusive villas.
There’s a spa for rejuvenating massages, a PADI dive centre should you feel like learning to breathe underwater, and plenty of dining options from waterfront a la carte to casual pizza bars.
Cost for an all-inclusive villa: A 7-night stay is available from £4229pp based on two sharing a Luxury Villa between 9 and 16 June 2020 on an all-inclusive basis, with return flights from London Gatwick to Hewonorra with British Airways. More information here.
This luxury villa resort sits on an island on the north coast of Abu Dhabi, one of the UAE’s glitziest cities. Overlooking the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf, it’s an excellent option for families seeking good quality, easy meals, on-site entertainment and beach time. There’s the Rixy Kids Club and the resort’s own waterpark, and activities such as pizza-making or music sessions will keep the young ones busy while parents enjoy the spa, pool bar or tennis courts.
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The all-inclusive villas on the resort are the perfect hideaway for families, with three bedrooms, private terraces and mini kitchens for making your stay as flexible as possible. The resort is located almost next door to the city’s new Louvre, the first outside France, and just a 20-minute drive from thrill-central Ferrari World.
Cost for an all-inclusive villa: A five-night all-inclusive villa is available from £3,421pp based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 12) sharing an Executive Villa between 23 and 28 June 2020 on an all-inclusive basis with return flights from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways. Get more information here.
If 7,000 acres on the coast of the tropical Dominican Republic, with a Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club and tennis centre with 13 courts sounds like your kind of holiday, then look no further than Casa De Campo. There are your usual luxury hotels rooms, but opt for the all-inclusive villas for a more comfortable stay. You’ll get your own private pool, a golf cart for exploring the resort, and be able to choose from eight different restaurants (six are in the all-inclusive deal).
There’s a golf course – one of the best in the Caribbean – and butlers and maids can be on hand to cook up a feast in your own villa should you prefer to dine privately without the fuss of prepping it yourself.
Cost for an all-inclusive villa: A three bedroom garden villa (six sharing) and including direct British Airways flights from London Gatwick to Punta Cana, costs £2,023 per person for the 24 October departure. To book visit travelbyinspire.co.uk.
For something completely different, utterly unforgettable and truly special, a safari holiday is the ultimate bucket list trip. And Kwandwe, an eco-conscious game reserve, has three luxurious, all-inclusive villas from where you can enjoy an African adventure.
Activities include bush picnics, barbecue dinners, nocturnal game drives and fishing in the nearby river, and plenty of opportunity for spotting big game and exciting wildlife like elephants and lions with your own private vehicle and driver.
Villas come with private pools and sit in a secluded location on the reserve, meaning with a pair of binoculars you might even spot something exciting from you own bedroom window. A huge bonus for families is that the resort is entirely malaria free.
Cost for an all-inclusive villa: One entire villa per night costs from approx. £3,000 per night. There’s also a lodge where rooms cost from £500 per person night based on two sharing. More information can be found here.
Lottie is an NCTJ-trained journalist, an experienced travel writer and an expert in creating compelling digital content.
Lottie has been in the travel writing business for nearly a decade and has writing and photography bylines at The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, the i and National Geographic Traveller. She's done broadcast work for BBC Radio 4 and have contributed to a number of guidebooks and coffee table titles during her career.
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