These seven luxurious private accommodations come with front row seats to the world’s most magical spectacles.
When it comes to landscapes, the best seats are in the nosebleed section. While all the villas at Vomo Resort in Fiji are spectacular, the hillside villas offer uninterrupted panoramas of Fiji’s clear blue water, the coral that lies beneath it and the resort’s other private island, Vomo Lailai. Enjoy the view from your own private terrace.
The Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr al Arab
The Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr Al Arab places the world’s largest stretch of uninterrupted sand desert at your doorstep. The complex of 10 one-bedroom villas is surrounded by rolling golden hills that seem to go on forever, making it hard to find anything but a breathtaking perspective.
While any of the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort’s overwater villas provide jaw-dropping views, it’s hard not to be partial to the Otemanu mountain view villas. Take in the volcano’s dramatic peak that rises 2,400 feet above the lagoon from your private pontoon or from one of the many huge glass windows that adorn the villa walls.
Vacation like George and Amal Clooney in your own private historic villa with undisturbed views of Lake Como. Enjoy landscapes of the lake and the mountains that surround it from one of the house’s seven bedrooms or the private gardens.
While the Swiss Alps are famed for their snow-covered slopes, their peaks are stunning all year-round. For the best view, book a stay at Villa Honegg’s Garden House, where you be situated 3,000 feet above Lake Lucerne and surrounded by mountains. The enchanting views of the vast lake and alps are unimaginably better from your own private villa nestled into the landscape.
If you stay at the Luangwa Safari House, you don’t need to head out into the bush on a jeep to spot elephants or impalas. While the Neil Rocher-designed four-bedroom villa attracts luxury-seeking travelers from all over the world, it’s not the house that entices the animals. Located on the edge of a lagoon system, the surrounding area is frequented by large herds of elephants, impalas and giraffes that use the lagoon as a source of water and food, so don’t be frightened if you notice a herd of elephants waltzing by your bathroom window. That’s the norm.
What could be better than a villa with a view of a magnificent lake and a volcano? A villa with a view of said lake andmultiple volcanoes, which is exactly what you get when staying in Casa Palopo’s two-bedroom villa. This boutique hotel in Guatemala is perched above the 1,000-feet-deep Lake Atitlan framed by various volcanic peaks, including Toliman, Atitlán and San Pedro. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind view lounging by the villa’s private pool as your butler pours you a glass of wine.