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These are the world’s top 5 villas with the quirkiest features

By Natasha Bazika on 21st January 2020

Looking for somewhere truly memorable to stay? There are endless options out there from unique vacation homes in Orlando to incredible five-star hotels and waterfront villas in the Caribbean.

Whether you’re looking for a special stay for that family reunion or want to treat your significant other to a romantic adventure, here are the world’s top villas with that special something just for you.

A royal family reunion: Reunion Resort 1600, Orlando in the USA

Situated just a short drive from the Magical World of Disney, this 13-bedroom Orlando castle is perfect for family reunions. With enough space to fit 23 guests, you can invite everyone. Inside the reunion castle are 13 en-suite bedrooms, including a spectacularly decorated themed children’s bedroom, an open-plan living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a game room, and a home theater with cinema-style seating.

Outside, you will find a private infinity-edge pool with a spillover tub, a large pool deck, a covered lanai with an alfresco dining area and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in BBQ. As for the quirky feature, it’s a good one. If you ever thought you couldn’t own a bowling alley, think again. This castle comes equipped with a bowling alley, which is guaranteed to keep every member of the family entertained.

If that’s not enough, the home is close to Orlando’s major attractions including, Sea World, Disney World, Universal Studios, Legoland and much more. Reunion Resort, which is nestled in a spacious 2,200-acres of lush parkland and landscaped gardens, is home to thousands of spectacular rentals in Orlando, nicknamed of course, “the City Beautiful”.

Luxury in Saint Martin: Plum Bay 1, Saint Martin in the Caribbean

Nestled in the hillside in the exclusive private enclave of Terres Basses is this luxurious seven-bedroom villa that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy an open-plan and contemporary living area, a curved sofa seating area and a large lounge area with openings to the outdoor terrace.

Perfect for couples, friends, and family, this villa is surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens with water fountains encouraging guests to relax and soak up the surroundings. Guests will also find a tropical reef aquarium, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a game room, an extensive home gym, and a media room.

Outside, there is access to a spectacular pool deck with 2 separate pools, sun loungers, a jacuzzi, water features, a tennis court, a putting green and plenty of lounge and dining areas.

Escape to Barbados in style: Shoestring, Barbados in the Caribbean

Barbados is known for its rum shacks, lush landscape and calm turquoise waters lapping on white-sand beaches. This ultra-modern beachfront villa features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with enough space to sleep up to six people.

Whether you want to bring the family or are looking to escape to paradise with friends, this luxury villa is the perfect option. Inside, you will find a spacious living area with multiple lounge areas, a dining area, and a fully equipped dining area.

Outside, guests can enjoy ocean views from the hot tub or sun loungers. Did we mention you enter over a carp pond? It doesn’t get any more tropical than that.

Furthermore, to take the hassle out of traveling, guests will also enjoy perks such as meet and greet at the airport, free return airport transfer, welcome drinks package on arrival, and complimentary early check-in or late check-out.

Infinity in St. Lucia: Saint Lucia 11 in the Caribbean

This Eastern Caribbean island of dramatically tapered mountains is equal parts beauty and mystique. Anyone who sets foot on St. Lucia’s coastline falls in love with her soothing waves, hospitable people and gorgeous landscape.

For a memorable experience book a stay at this luxury four-bedroom villa, perched atop Trouya Pointe. Commanding 330-degree ocean views, guests will be immersed in acres of lush tropical gardens. With views as good as this, each of the four suites offers ocean views direct from private decks and seating areas. The best feature in this villa is the 55-foot saltwater infinity pool.

It is surrounded by a large pool deck, which can seat up to 24-people and is perfect for alfresco dining during St. Lucian sunsets. Guests will also enjoy a croquet lawn, house staff and a private chef. When you can pull yourself away from the views, head down to Trouya Beach, an unspoiled stretch of perfection, situated a mere 200-metres from the villa.

Have it all in Phuket: Cape Yamu 9479, Phuket in Thailand

Cape Yamu

If you haven’t heard, Phuket has it all. From idyllic coasts to some of the best island hopping in the world, the mountainous island in Thailand is a great option for family holidays. This exclusive nine-bedroom beach front estate combines contemporary design with charming Thai style to create a splendidly relaxing retreat overlooking the Andaman Sea.

With views from practically every angle, guests will be treated to sunrise and sunset light, streaming through the cathedral like front that frames the infinity pool and ocean views. Enjoy an array of entertaining spaces, including an outdoor deck, formal dining room, family lounge and more. You will also find rain showers and bathtubs in the bathrooms and a fully-equipped home gym.

There’s no need to worry about cooking, guests will have a private skilled chef and round-the-clock in-villa butler to enhance your villa holiday experience. This is just the beginning, there’s much more to this oceanfront villa than meets the eye.