Wellness is a journey, so why not let that journey lead you to one of these magical Haute Retreat villas, where every wellness desire is fulfilled? From the French Alps to the Riviera Maya, Haute Retreats offers a worldwide portfolio of some of the most luxurious and opulent villas on earth. At each, guests find everything they need for every personal venture. Whether your pursuits entail rest and relaxation, or exhilarating adventure, Haute Retreats and each villa’s professional staff stand ready and able to assist with all of your wellness goals.
Best Retreat for an Immersive Spa Experience: Villa Rinascimento
Ahhh. Tuscany. Who can resist the allure of Italian wine country? Villa Rinascimento is an impressive luxury villa abounding in historic charm. Dating to the 14thcentury, this hamlet and farm make a great home base for exploring both neighboring towns and iconic Florence. Once owned by a family of painters, the villa once hosted Raffaello and Botticelli. 30 acres of vineyards and olive groves play host to a large swimming pool, panoramic walkways, and an indoor wellness center with hot tub, sauna, massage treatment rooms and a well-equipped mini-gym. 20 bedrooms can host up to 40 guests.
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Best Retreat for a Tailored Wellness Experience: Ultima Megeve
Located in the French Alps, this two chalet compound easily sleeps up to 18 guests and features an indoor swimming pool that overlooks the stunning snow-capped mountains. Prefer an al fresco swim? The heated outdoor swimming pool beckons. Hammam and massage rooms await after a day of skiing, and a full fitness studio caters to additional exercise desires. Allow the private chef to create an incomparable meal before retiring to either the game room, the cinema room, the private nightclub, and/or the smoking lounge. Discrete, luxurious, and pampering, Ultima Megeve is your perfect mountainside retreat.
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Best Retreat for a Transformative Escape: Casa Tau
This sandy, beachfront retreat within the prestigious community of Punta Mita in Los Ranchos, Mexico can accommodate up to 30 guests. If the villa’s soothing earth tones, warm wood accents, and open-air layout don’t immediately induce a state of relaxation, a dip in the large swimming pool or a walk along the beach at sunset should do it. Your stay here includes twice-daily housekeeping, an in-house chef, 24-hour butler, and access to the resort’s many posh beach clubs and their water sport activities. You’ll also have access to the two championship Punta Mita golf courses, each considered the best Mexico offers.
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Best Retreat for Mystical Adventure: Casa Priakos
The vibe at Casa Priakos in Mexico’s Soliman Bay in the Riviera Maya is regal, and the locale is surreal. This 5-bedroom villa is set within what feels like a tropical movie set. A combination of Mexican and Moorish design results in elegant and tasteful spaces that soothe the soul. Four master suites offer breathtaking views of the bay, while a fifth rooftop bedroom opens to a spacious observation area at the highest point in Soliman Bay. A stone aqueduct leads to the swimming pool, and a private beach with sunbeds and palm tree-hanging hammocks is one of the most tranquil spots withing the Riviera Maya.
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Best Retreat for Outdoor Splendor: Emerald Bay
Located within the isles of Turks and Caicos, Emerald Bay is a newly built property that offers all of the elements for a chic and restful Caribbean stay. Contemporary and sleek, this villa features ocean and water views from every room and vantage point. A minimalist exterior provides the perfect backdrop for the modern, landscaped grounds that feature eye-catching palms, cacti, and bursts of colorful bougainvillea.The main villa and two guest pavilions are perfect for multi-generational families or groups of friends.
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Best Retreat for an Exotic Getaway: Praana Residence
Meaning ‘vital force,’ Praana is located in Koh Samui, Thailand on a hilltop with mesmerizing views of the crystal-clear Gulf of Samui. A Muay Thai boxing ring, a large outdoor hot tub, on-site spa, private cinema, billiard room, villa nightclub, and two private infinity pools create a resort-like, yet boutique hotel atmosphere. Buddha statues are juxtaposed with contemporary artwork within the spacious interior that features two elegant suites that overlook the pools and gardens. Your professional chef makes meals-to-order, a professional driver caters to your wanderlust, and a team of maids maintain a state of perfection.
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Best Retreat for Family-Friendly Wellness: Villa La Brillante
This Moroccan jewel, located in the Medina, Marrakesh’s original fortified citadel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just a few steps from the Bahia Palace. Despite its proximity to historic sites, the villa exudes a modern, contemporary vibe. The ideal location offers a variety of excursion opportunities, and Haute Retreat’s vetted guides will help you discover Marrakech’s many treasures. Four rooms and two sites open onto a patio that features a heated pool and hot tub.
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