We’re only halfway through summer, which means plenty of time left to plan your tropical family vacay! If we at The Luxe Nomad have got anything to do with it, your kids are in for the time of their lives and are about to rack up some amazing vacation stories to tell their friends! The best part? You will too. Here are our picks for the top 10 family-friendly villas to book this summer.
1. Villa Mana
Set amongst the lush paddy fields with mountain views is Villa Mana, a cool lush-sized 6-bedroom abode with modern contemporary fittings and a 17m infinity pool sits centre stage. The villa is equipped with pool toys, board games, barbecue and a private movie theatre. Guests also receive complimentary guest membership to the Canggu Club, Bali’s most exclusive sports club. Kids will be ecstatic with the children’s playroom and the massive open-air rooftop deck. The villa is fully staffed and comes with a private chef, housekeepers and security.
2. Villa Maridadi
This lavish beachfront five-bedroom villa sits on 5,200 sq. meters of land with an amazing tree house for children overlooking the garden and sea. The villa is fully staffed and comes with an in-house private chef, complimentary bicycle, car and private driver and in-house spa, perfect for parents who want some ‘me’ time. Located in the sleepy village of Cemagi, bordered by rice fields on one end and black sand beaches on the other, your little ones will find no end to the stunning panorama views and picturesque nooks and crannies within the villa. With luxurious garden bathrooms, endless entertainment with a games room, private tennis courts and a 20-meter swimming pool, there’s plenty to keep mini nomads on their toes.
3. Villa Ombak Putih
This uber stylish pristine five-bedroom villa offers comfort, privacy, space and fabulous ocean views with a sunken poolside lounge, a rooftop terrace and a 30-meter swimming pool. Situated on a stunning 3,300-sq.-meter garden dotted with flowering jasmine and frangipani trees, there’s tons of space for the little ones to run about and play hide and seek. Nomad parents won’t need to lift many fingers, thanks to the full team of staff on hand offering butler services as well as gastronomic home cooking by your own in-house chef Ketut, who previously worked at the famous Ku De Ta.
4. Villa Kinara
This stunning and spacious six-bedroom villa is the ultimate getaway for families who wants to be in the heart of it all yet return to the ultimate private abode. With plenty of rich textures to keep the kids busy, the villa also boasts oversized sofas, a 12-seater dining table, home entertainment room and a billiard table. On top of it being only a five minute walk to the beach, restaurants and bars of Seminyak, the villa is fully staffed and comes with a villa manager, seven maids, in-house chef, gardeners and pool attendant to cater to your every need. Plus, the staff are always happy to keep an eye on the kids, although babysitting charges are extra, and you can even hire extra items so you don’t have to pack your baby’s play pen or stroller with you!
5. Bayuh Sabba
This magnificent coastal cliffside with a five-bedroom ocean view villa located on three acres of land is perfect for the family with young children who want a private yet scenic retreat back into nature. With meticulously manicured lawns flanked by frangipani trees and brilliant bougainvillea blooms, two swimming pools,wide open verandas and soaring ceilings, the villa is the ideal family getaway. Using a delightful mix of limestone, teakwood, alang-alang thatch and floor-to-ceiling windows, Villa Bayuh Sabbha blends traditional architecture and antique elements to bring breezes and splendid views into its spacious bedrooms and soaring living/dining areas. Chill out on any one of the many scenic pavilions that flank the villa, or work out at the gym or the private tennis court out back.
6. Villa Chan Grajang
A high-end luxury 6-bedroom villa that comprises of two separate villas, two swimming pools, and private deck areas for each en-suite room, which means there’s a chance parents will be able to get some private time. Work out at the fully functional gym or kick back at the 30-meter chipping and putting course that’s perfect for mini nomads. An entertainment room with a 50-inch plasma screen and snooker room with all manner of games is sure to keep all guests occupied yet each finding their own individual space.
7. Villa Padma
This modern and chic four-bedroom villa set in lush nature comes with an exotic backdrop of ocean views and forest foothills, as well as a 25-meter infinity pool, soaking tubs and your very own private chef. Mini nomads get to rule the roost with their very own kids menu, and challenge friends to a game of pool or foosball in the games room while others relax in the cinema room featuring a pixel-perfect projection screen with surround sound. Plus, two tennis courts will do wonders for their energy and the private beach will become their own perfect paradise, while adults get to wind down with an evening cocktail in the water fringed sunken sala before dining under the uniquely luminescent ox bone chandeliers in the vaulted foreroom.
8. The Anandita Villa
Comprising four luxurious pavilions set within a huge coconut grove on the postcard-perfect Sira Beach, The Anandita is fully staffed including a villa manager, in-house chefs, housekeepers, gardener and pool attendant. There’s acres of space for mini nomads to run about, and the the lawn is perfect for a game of volleyball, while the 26-meter free-form pool is the perfect setting for many an imaginative underwater adventure. Active families will bounce with joy thanks to the two double sea kayaks and snorkelling equipment for days out on the sea, 11 adult bikes and three children’s bikes for rides though traditional villages, plus a round of golf for the adults on the adjacent and stunningly situated 18-hole championship course.
9. Baan Hinta
An outsanding property with five bedrooms spread across two villas, Baan Hinta boasts a state-of-the-art 120-inch outdoor movie screen and a fully equipped games room that’s perfect for the kiddos. The young adults and parents alike will love the kayaks and paddle boards that are available free of charge, alongside windsurf and jet skis available to rent. The sunset view from the hammocks is worth writing home about, whilst the outdoor cinema is the perfect family activity for balmy, island evenings. The attentive in-house staff exist to make your holiday as fuss-free as possible so that you can enjoy the private swimming-pool, X-Box with popular games, iPad/iPhone docking station in all bedrooms, direct beach access, in-villa wine selection and spa treatments.
These million-dollar villas arguably have the best views in Koh Samui, thanks to their perched location on a hillside overlooking a coral cove with your very own private beach access. Samujana’s design seamlessly blends contemporary luxury with Thai architecture, created by the award-winning Gary Fell of Gfab Architects. Set into the hillside, the villas incorporate original rock outcrops and indigenous trees into the villas. Enjoy a game of tennis at the villa resort, work out in its fully equipped gym, roughhouse in the villa’s very own Muay Thai arena, or take its 43-foot catamaran ‘Kindred Spirit’ for a sail while the six-star concierge service and in-house chef takes care of everything else. This is luxe living at its best, for both kids and adults!
Well that’s it mamas, all that’s left to do is pack up your bathers and sunnies, shut off the Blackberry and settle in to one of these amazing villas for an unforgettable tropical retreat the whole family will treasure!