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Luxury holiday destinations to avoid the crowds!


With the latest news that all restrictions may be lifted by the earliest of 21st June, many of you may be thinking about booking that much needed break away, but if you are still feeling cautious about a holiday in a hotel then not to worry, there are a number of fabulous locations and accommodation options that will allow for social distancing and provide that much needed luxury holiday.

Private Villas are definitely going to be a popular choice as we begin to travel again. Renting your own villa can provide peace of mind that once you arrive at your chosen destination as you can limit the amount of people you have contact with. Spend the days relaxing by your own private pool and in the evenings enjoy a bbq on your terrace. 

For those looking to enhance their villa stay, there are also options to have your own private chef and butlers on hand so you don’t even need to lift a finger if you don’t want to.

Another option to avoid the crowds would be a stay on a private island. These small secluded islands provide accommodation for a small number of guests, they are surrounded by lush white beaches and sparkling seas, meaning you can find your own personal piece of paradise. 

Here are some of our favourite private villas and private islands that make social distancing easy:

Illusion at Sugar Hill, Barbados Private Villa

With a design inspired by the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotel, Illusion is nestled in the resort community of Sugar Hill on Barbados’s famed West Coast. This beautiful villa features four bedrooms each with an en suite and private terrace.

The villa comes with a housekeeper, butler and a chef to provide 3 meals per day.

You will find everything you need for you and your guests to enjoy a private holiday in the amazing surroundings of Barbados, but you will also have exclusive access to the Sugar Hill Resort Community where amenities include a Clubhouse, acclaimed restaurant, two resort swimming pools, and four championship tennis courts.

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Illusions At Sugar Hill Exterior
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Villa Coco, Ibiza Private Villa

On the South West coast of Ibiza, Villa Coco is a stunning modern villa boasting a prime sea facing location with breath-taking views of the glistening Mediterranean Sea.

Each of the 5 bedrooms have an ensuite and four of which have full sea views.

Split across two floors you will find a large terrace, open plan living room and kitchen and even a cinema room.

The villa is serviced weekdays for 4-hours with linen and towels changed weekly. The Black Opal Team in conjunction with our representatives on the island are happy to offer a pre-arrival booking service, and you will then be met by your island host on your arrival on the island.

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Villa Coco Sun Terrace
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Jumby Bay Island, Caribbean Islands

A short boat trip from the coast of Antigua lies Jumby Bay Island; a haven of privacy, luxury and natural beauty. 

This 300-acre, car-free private island is fringed by unspoilt sands and is home to just 40 rooms and suites, alongside a scattering of unique private villas. 

The islands' many beaches means you can find your own private spot and enjoy the peace and quiet away from the rest of the world.

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Jumby Bay Island Arrival Jetty
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Time + Tide Miavana, Nosy Anko, Madagascar

This enchanting private island resort is fringed by white sand beaches and sprawling coral reefs.

Accessible by helicopter from the mainland, this private island has just 14 villas, assuring the utmost privacy and tranquillity. Floor to ceiling retractable glass windows offer stunning views of the ocean and mountains beyond.

Miavana’s culinary team creates exquisite meals that bring together the freshest local ingredients with world-class skill, you can choose to dine under the stars, in the privacy of your villa, right on the beach or in the elegant grotto.

This private island is perfect for those looking to escape to their own peace of paradise.

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Time + Tide Miavana Villa and Sunbeds
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