Planning a holiday for 6, 10, 20 people? Then make sure you read on. If Asia can get one thing right, it’s villas. Whether it’s a mountain retreat in Thailand, a beach vacay in Bali, or something more off the beaten track, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our most favorite villas for large groups.
Sepoi Sepoi has six large bedrooms, and two of these rooms have two more pull out beds so the villa can sleep 16 people very comfortably. The food is superb with fantastic local dishes and great options for children. There is a huge playroom for children full of toys and board games along with an outdoor cinema-style projector and screen. Older kids might enjoy snorkeling around the Gili Islands, a 5-minute boat ride away, and Dads can practice their swing at the stunning 18-hole Lombok Kosaido Country Club just down the road.
Sepoi Sepoi Villa, www.sepoi-sepoi.com/
The Beach Club Bali Villa is not your typical villa - it's all about comfort, kids and the surf. With kids in mind, the interior designer/owner created a shabby chic getaway that is perfect for friends and family. This down-to-earth beach pad has all the trimmings to relax and unwind, or have fun in the action-packed surf. It features a thatched roof, whitewashed walls, a country-style kitchen and sleek loungers around the pool. There are three bedrooms, so plenty of room for a large family.
Beach Club Villa Bali, www.beachclubvillabali.com
At the center of each villa is the beautifully and artfully restored Javanese joglos, wooden pavilions that exude an Indonesian exoticism. Comprised of one master and four additional en suite bedrooms, all of Villa Kudus' rooms are decorated with treasures the owner's have collected from their travels around the globe. The villa staff are incredibly nurturing, loving and will dote on your kids.
Villa Kudus, www.villakudus.com
Resting in between two beaches on the southern end of the island, Baan Hen is spoiled with spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and the sunsets over its waters. This villa is great for families with children 6 years old and above! This is a 5-bedroom villa that combines the very best of traditional Thai architecture and Western luxury.
Baan Hen, www.baanhen.com/
Baan Samlarn is situated on Samui’s idyllic western coast. The villa’s attentive staff makes sure that your every need is catered to while you kick back in your outdoor Jacuzzi, or enjoy a local massage and manicure service. The kiddos will love running wild on the beautifully manicured lawns that stretch across the property. The Villa has 5 bedrooms and there is an identical adjacent villa should you need more room.
Baan Samlarn, www.baansamlarn.com/
Located on the glittering Natai Beach, the Jivana Villas are a serene haven for families of all sizes. All villas are fitted with 5 bedrooms. Villa Ananda has a dedicated children’s room equipped with a child-friendly bathroom and two double bunk beds – all linked to the Nanny’s quarters so a watchful eye is never too far away. Family reunion? Jivana Villas can be rented out for private functions totaling 18 bedrooms, including one children’s bunk-room.
Jivana Villas, www.jivanavillas.com/
The only true private luxury villa rental accommodation in the Philippines, Pure Shores Villa is the perfect setting for a family or group of friends looking for a unique holiday experience, or to celebrate a special occasion. Pure Shores Villa is a well-appointed five-bedroom luxury home with spectacular sea views. This is a tropical haven with it’s own 15km reef.
Pure Shores Villa, www.pureshoresvilla.com/
Villas are perched on the infamous Naisoso Island white sand beach. With the beach at your toes and the most remarkable sunsets, their beachfront villas are the epitome of luxury. This is a perfect setting for families, or large groups who want a room with a view. Villas can accommodate 3-5 bedrooms depending on your needs. Each villa has a beautiful pool where you can hang out for the day, catching up with friends and family.
Naisoso Island Resort Villas, www.naisosoislandresortvillas.com/
Eight residences make up the properties on this beautiful island. There is one 8-bedroom villa that can accommodate your clan. There’s lots to do too. Choose from, eating in amazing restaurants, send the scamps to kids club, try your hand at scuba diving, venture out into the ocean and try some water-sports, or have a go with a game of tennis. For those needing to relax there’s a spa, ahh.
Amilla Beach Villa Residences, www.amillabeachvillaresidences.com/
Panacea Retreat offers the ultimate combination of luxury and adventure and is perfect for those who want a bit more than just a beach holiday. There are five spacious and lavish villas with a choice of four, five or six bedrooms, perfect for families or large groups. Each villa lies in private landscaped gardens containing 20-meter swimming pools.
Panacea Retreat, http://panaceasamui.com/