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The Most Luxurious Villas For August

Five stunning summer villas in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa that would work for your next travel roundup on Luxurious Summer Villas.
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Ultima Grand Villa at Ultima Geneva, Switzerland

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Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, 20 minutes away from Geneva city center and 10 minutes away from Geneva International Airport, Ultima Grand Villa provides the perfect environment to enjoy the city in the comfort of your villa’s privacy and tranquility.

Built over three floors, this extraordinary villa covers an area of 2,000m2 and comes with a separate guest villa for guests to enjoy their privacy. With its exceptional amenities, the villa comprises 7 rooms, a master bedroom with a private terrace, a grand cinema, as well as a 200m2 wellness space with a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, pool and fitness gym. Additional features include a wine cellar, an underground lounge and private club with a state-of-the-art sound system.

Perfect for summer with friends and family, guests can have lazy relaxing days by the pool or on the private terraces, then enjoy dinner and wine pairings prepared by the villa’s experienced private chef, all while enjoying complete privacy and a calming view of Lake Geneva or enjoy a day out in the city before returning to the peace and quiet.

Guests can also enjoy personalized treatment on a minimum month-long retreat to Ultima Grand Villa with Ultima Collection’s ‘The Ultima Escape’ in partnership with VistaJet.

Villa One at One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

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The transformed Villa One at One&Only Le Saint Géran is the most desired address in Mauritius, a private two-bedroom secluded island home for up to four adults and two children with sensational views over the Indian Ocean, Villa One guests can wander through tropical gardens to reach their private beach cabanas positioned on the shore. The exceptional interiors exude light and freshness, while bespoke furniture, locally-crafted artwork, handmade ceramics and opulent natural materials including marble, silk and leathers, recall a luxurious residential interior, ensuring a home-away-from-home feel with a Mauritian influence and a celebration of the destination.

A private welcome and check-in awaits guests of Villa One as they enter through a private driveway and majestic wooden gates to be warmly received by their personal butler. The entrance, with a cream marble mosaic floor and suspended chandelier, opens onto a spacious living room with an inspiring view of the private infinity pool and Indian Ocean. With a dining room for ten and a large, cosy salon, it is the perfect retreat for an intimate evening with friends and family.

Blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, the lounge, dining and bedroom spaces open onto comfortably furnished terraces with mesmerising ocean views perfect for sunrise breakfasts, sunset cocktails and dinner under the stars. Freshly cooked delicacies are served in the shaded outdoor dining area, prepared by Villa One’s personal chef in the fully-fitted kitchen or dedicated outdoor kitchen and grill. The night can end with stories around the fire, under a blanket of stars.


Beach Villa at Emerald Maldives

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This spacious 176 sqm Beach Villa at Emerald Maldives features a private garden just outside the bathroom, a bedroom and covered and open patios to unwind after a long day in Paradise.

The beach villa provides the perfect location to enjoy warm and calm turquoise waters that surround the island, as well as The Emerald Spa and the Dolphin Kids Club for children aged 3 to 12 - the largest in all Maldives. The  all-inclusive resort also offers guests an exciting range of restaurants with all 3 meals provided. Traditional Asian cooking to international delicacies, the package includes culinary offerings from nearly every continent that has been spearheaded by Chef Aldo Cadau, who is highly skilled and brings out an Italian flare to the restaurants.

Penthouse Suite at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria, Italy

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The 415sqm, bi-level Penthouse Suite at the Rome Cavalieri offers a sublime mix of antique furnishings, modern artworks and exposed highly polished woods that together present an elegant style with unique features. On the first floor, the elegant king-size bedroom boasts four original pieces of Andy Warhol’s Dollar Sign series and a ceiling decorated with an array of fiber-optic stars. Its master bathroom offers a walk-in rain shower and an oversized whirlpool bath elevated to provide views through a double-height interior window into the bedroom and the cityscape of Rome and beyond.

The separate ornate living area includes plush couches designed by Karl Lagerfeld, a four-seat dining table, large screen television and a bathroom for visitors. The suite has four balconies on the first floor spread out across the various spaces but its most generous outdoor space is the private rooftop terrace reached by a staircase in the living room. This spacious wooden terrace features a large Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, bathroom, lounge chairs, private bar, six-seat dining table and direct exclusive access to La Pergola, the hotel’s three Michelin-star restaurant. Guests of the Penthouse Suite are also provided with access to dedicated VIP elevators, the Imperial Club where refreshments are served throughout the day and the Grand Spa Club.

Silverback Suite at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda

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The name of the largest suite at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest celebrates its size and location; The Silverback Suite, is the name of the leader in each gorilla family. The Silverback Suite at 409m2 both offer a master king-bedded room and large en-suite bathroom with freestanding tub and private deck with rain shower, both showcasing beautiful handwoven African baskets on the walls in black, white and cream.

The spacious lounge features a sofa bed large enough for 2 children, a dining area, fireplace and a private covered viewing deck with outdoor bathtub. The Silverback Suite provides guests with their own private pool and boma with a cozy fireplace which offers views of the lush landscape and wild nature. Both suites are ideal for those travelling with staff as they offer a smaller second bedroom which includes a private bathroom, a private kitchen with 24-hour in-residence chef and butler on call.

The Silverback Suite is intended to be in harmony with nature. The villa is a luxurious, elegant, and spacious retreat surrounded by trees, with outstanding views of Pyrethrum farmland, lush shambas, and a eucalyptus forest.

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