For travellers who yearn for off-the-beaten-track accommodation that doesn’t skimp on luxury, look no further than The Thinking Traveller. Each and every villa on their books is carefully vetted and chosen because of its unique take on style, comfort, extraordinary location and endless amenities. Kolokithi Bay on the east coast of Alonisso near Skiathos is a case in point. This luxe villa boasts incredible views of the blue bay, has accommodation for up to 14, an on-site chef, a housekeeping service and direct access to the beach. In a word – heaven!
You’ll find this exceptional private home-for-rent on the cliffs of Kilifi, just north of Mombasa, Kenya. This Moorish-style space is blessed with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views and boasts six suites with the master bedroom occupying the entire first floor. Here, it’s all about immersing yourself in Kenyan time – the on-site chef serves locally caught seafood, days are spent beside the 25-metre pool, in the private spa, enjoying the beautifully manicured gardens or getting your adrenalin pumping out at sea. It’s how holidays are meant to be – exotic, relaxing and re-energising.
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For a seaside vacation with a difference, Maltese Falcon is in a class of her own. The 88-metre yacht combines the adventure of cruising under sail with the glamour of a motor yacht. Cruising the Mediterranean in the summer months and the Caribbean in the winter, Maltese Falcon is a pleasure seeker’s dream come true. Refurbished in 2016, this magnificent example of seagoing sophistication boasts ultra-luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests, and with 19 crew members, those lucky enough to live onboard need not lift a finger. Art, worthy of a gallery, gorgeous contemporary décor and a menu of water toys including dinghies and jet skies ensure a five-star, and fun, ocean sailing experience.