Top 10 Holiday Home Investments
1 Asmara, Bali
Asmara, a majestic five-bedroom Balinese ironwood villa set amid the island’s rice fields, has its own spa and pool, beautiful landscaped gardens and proximity to some of Bali’s best beaches, restaurants and golf courses.
2 Il Bosco, Italy
Surrounded by 10 acres of olive orchards, this renovated Tuscan farmhouse (only 12 miles from Florence) is a blissful country retreat. The residence boasts panoramic views of the countryside, while a watchtower on the estate dates back to the 12th century.
3 Maliga Kanda, MALE
Enjoy colonial-style comfort amid paddy fields, tropical jungle and Buddhist temples at this fully staffed, seven-bedroom, hilltop Maliga Kanda property. The beautiful Wijaya Beach is just 10-minutes away. Maliga Kanda means mountain palace – an apt description, we think.
4 Villa Layan, Phuket
Phuket’s pristine Layan beach is just a five-minute walk from this four-bedroom (all en suite), Thai-inspired luxury modern villa that boasts its own 20m pool, located within a private estate.
5 Hibiscus, Mauritius
This enchanting plantation-style abode sits in the Villas Valriche estate, alongside a tennis club, a golf course and a nature reserve teeming with deer, rare birds and monkeys. Plus, there are uninterrupted ocean views.
6 Kitsutsuki, Japan
A dramatic, four-bedroom luxury chalet, with lofty ceilings, Jacuzzi, sauna and games room, Kitsutsuki is a dream home-away-from-home for adventurous skiers, perched right by the ski area in Niseko, one of Japan’s premier outdoor-activity resorts.
7 Kalkan View, Turkey
Stunning panoramic views of the Kalkan Bay and the glorious Lycian coast beckon at this modern, cool and contemporary four-bedroom villa. The residence boasts its own infinity pool, surrounded by marble sun terraces.
8 Chalet Soleil, France
Chamonix après-ski fiends – and their sportier counterparts – should splash out on this six-bedroom alpine retreat with a stunning open-plan living space. The villa is situated high enough to benefit from snow throughout the ski season.
9 La Retraite, France
Those wanting the best of all worlds should splurge on this 225sq m stone Provençal villa, with beautifully restored interiors and all mod cons, set among the most picturesque villages in Europe – yet a stone’s throw away from the glamour of the Côte d’Azur.
10 Villa Arabella, South Africa
Just an hour from Cape Town, and offering views over the largest natural lagoon in South Africa, this peaceful four-bedroom villa, in the gated grounds of a five-star resort and golf club, is the perfect escape from hectic city life.