There are certain occasions that require the best of the best. A wedding, a big birthday, a multi-generational family get-together or a special anniversary
All my life I have had a love affair with fabulous 5-star hotels. So much so, that I even decided to study hotel management. But when it comes to a really special occasion, there is nothing like having your own pad with all the privacy and luxury that entails. And these days you don’t have to compromise on the bells and whistles that come with a 5-star resort as all the best vacation rentals for a special occasion that we have chosen below come with chefs, housekeepers, fitness centres, spas, masseuses and all fun recreational facilities you might want.
So, with so many gorgeous properties around the world, how do you choose the perfect one for you? My best tip is to always talk to an expert. Someone who has personally inspected and vetted all the properties for you. The other very important point is to choose a company that offers to do all the concierge for you so that you can just go and relax and enjoy. A good concierge will do everything from organizing to pre-stock the property, find the best local chefs, book the most sought-after seats in the local restaurants, source great bands and ensure every last detail goes to plan.
The team of villa experts at Exceptional Villas have scoured the four corners of the world and have come up with the some of the most ultra-luxurious villas, chalets and private islands imaginable.
As owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas, I am thrilled to share with you our top villas for your special occasion.
Godings Beach House Barbados
Godings Beach House located on the exclusive West Coast of Barbados is one of the best villas for a special occasion. This exquisite five Bedroom beach front villa is one of the most luxurious homes on the island and offers a full complement of staff that are on hand to cater for your every need. If it’s a party your planning, then this is the perfect home. With over 13,500 square feet of space set on a prime beachfront location, this home is by far one of the best villas to choose for that special celebration. This private residence is set on over 1.2 acres of tropical landscaped gardens offers total luxury. Godings Beach House perfect for those looking for a private luxury retreat with family or friends. The villa offers contemporary luxury finishes throughout and has been beautifully designed and decorated. There is plenty of choices when it comes to dining. You can choose to be inside in a more formal setting or outside on the terrace where your private chef can prepare canapés and champagne as your guests mingle. If you are looking for something more casual the outside there are two shaded dining areas, perfect for enjoying a beachside lunch or more relaxed evening BBQ. Cocktails before dinner can also be served outside on the terrace. The chef will prepare the meals for you, and each menu will be tailored to each person’s preferences by the resident chef. Some other fantastic amenities at Godings Beach House include an indoor cinema/media room, a state-of-the-art gym, 25m infinity swimming pool and plenty of water sports equipment.
Godings Beach House Barbados
Villa Sirena Blue, Dominican Republic
If you’re looking for the perfect villa for a special occasion, Sirena Blue is one of the most uniquely designed villas in the world. It’s an amazing 6-bedroom luxury beachfront villa located in an exclusive gated community of Punta Cana Resort & Club, in the Dominican Republic and has been featured in some of the world’s most influential interior magazines. This exquisite and secluded property gives you an abundance of both interior and exterior living spaces. Villa Sirena Blue can accommodate up to fourteen guests across its luxurious bedrooms and is an exceptional villa that will provide you with a truly authentic location for a special occasion.
Formed by architect Antonio Imbert and interior designer Patricia Reid this villa reflects all the world of travel. It is a peaceful home where you can breathe in the incredibly cultural pieces brought from all corners of the world. The interior designer of this magnificent villa wanted to captivate its guests, so there is a real sense of adventure, travel and colour, they wanted the guests to also experience joy and happiness so, with that in mind, Villa Sirena blue would be the perfect spot to enjoy and make unforgettable memories to cherish forever.
The outside of this amazing villa is incredible. Beautiful pools, Alfresco dining and lounging areas, there is no place more suitable for guests to enjoy all of the most amazing elements of Caribbean outdoor living.
Upon entering this amazing villa you’re immediately impressed by the polished pastel green wooden floors, the traditional wooden masks and artwork that hang in the hall which set a precedent for the rest of the villas amazing interior and it doesn’t disappoint. There are water features, fountains and the most amazing tropical plants and it even has a pond with tropical fish to admire.
The villa boasts hand-selected pieces from every corner of the world which makes this villa one of the most unique in the world. It has themed bedrooms based on different countries including Dominican, African room, Asian room and Colonial room. You’ll find authentic local hand selected and prized pieces that come all the way from their inspired motherlands.
When planning the perfect food for your special occasion, your professional chef selects the perfect menu of mouth-watering treats and delicious meals for your party to enjoy. The large living and dining area overlooks the incredible panoramic ocean views, and its lavish furnishings display cushions and embroideries and an ambience of luxury. There are large aquariums, a pool table, and there is an abundance of space. The room is fitted with high-rise thatched ceilings and has direct access out onto the private terrace and landscaped gardens that are completely filled with amazing tropical palm trees and is the perfect villa for the perfect occasion.
Sirena Blue Dominican Republic
Chalet Les Anges Zermatt Switzerland
If you are looking for the perfect property for that special occasion such as an engagement or wedding, then Les Anges is the best chalet in the world to celebrate. Literally, we mean it, Chalet Les Anges has been voted the World’s Best Ski Chalet for two years in a row! Located in the Swiss Alps in the picture-perfect village of Zermatt you will be blown away by the locations sheer beauty and endless views of the Matterhorn in both Summer and Winter.
The chalet features 7 luxury en-suite bedrooms each with wonderful views. This luxury property also features a cinema room, outdoor hot tub and a gorgeous spa. Les Anges offers exceptional service with the greatest attention to detail by its full team of staff. You will be pampered throughout your entire stay. The wonderful staff will be on hand to cater to your every need and are great at planning surprises for that special proposal.
Les Anges is one of the best chalets to celebrate an intimate wedding or a special occasion. On arrival, the champagne will be chilling for guests; the staff will be on hand serving canapés while the pianist plays some lovely background music. Guests love to enjoy the outdoor terrace with its exceptional Matterhorn view; this is where most of our guests decide to enjoy the celebrations. You and your guests can dine outdoors with the Matterhorn as your backdrop, followed by drinks and dancing under the stars until the late hours. Chalet Les Anges is by far the most Exceptional Chalet in the World.
A private wedding at Les Anges in Zermatt
Fortlands Point Jamaica
Fortlands Point in Jamaica is the dream location for special occasions. It is not just a luxury villa on the beach; it is more like booking out your own mini resort. Named as “one of the best villas in the world” by Islands magazine, Fortlands Point truly offers it all for any special event. There are stunning backdrops for photos, 5-star amenities and a full team of wonderful staff. You and your guests will feel welcomed and pampered at your event by the villas own chef, butlers, housekeepers, laundress and gardener.
Set on a private promontory, the views from the villa are simply breath-taking. The turquoise waters of Discovery Bay are on one side, and the deep Caribbean Sea is on the other. Guests love to enjoy evening cocktails at the bar that drift into leisurely long dinners under the stars with a choice of any of the five open-air dining areas. The outdoor kitchen and gazebo at the edge of the ocean is a firm favourite for all guests to spend their evening and a great place to have a band set up and get the party underway. Fortlands Point promises an event you will treasure and remember forever.
Fortlands Point Jamaica
La Palmeraie Bahamas
La Palmeraie is one of the most breath-taking private beach front rentals in the Bahamas. It is the ideal home to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday party or any celebration with family and friends. This luxury 9-bedroom villa is nestled a private beachfront in Harbour Island, in the Bahamas. La Palmeraie is the newest and most luxurious beachfront property on Harbour Island. It can accommodate up to eighteen guests over its lavish interiors and expansive exterior living spaces. Unlike other Harbour Island Bahamas rentals, La Palmeraie offers the privacy of an exclusive villa combined with the luxury, comfort, and service of a five-star resort. The outdoor space is ideal to enjoy cocktails and canapes while the covered dining pavilion is the perfect place to enjoy a more formal meal. A chef can be arranged at this property and can cater for all of your needs. La Palmeraie also boasts a private spa and steam room, fully equipped gym and the home theatre.
La Palmeraie Harbour Island Bahamas
Coral Pavilion – Turks and Caicos
Coral Pavilion is an outstanding new unique villa located on the stunning Grace Bay beach on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. Coral Pavilion is the most amazing location for your special occasion. Guests are immediately drawn to the inviting courtyard and pool terrace as well and the large outdoor space where many special occasions take place. Surrounded by the clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay and the large swimming pool at the villa make for the perfect relaxation spot under the Caribbean sunshine. Danny, the amazing chef at Coral Pavilion, will be sure to wow guests with his wonderful culinary skills. He and his team will make sure to make everyone feel special by presenting everyone’s favourite meals. The villa is spacious and super private with so much outdoor and indoor space for everyone to enjoy this beautiful home with ample seating areas and shaded terraces which make it the perfect villa for each guest to have their own space.
Coral Pavilion Turks and Caicos
Castle Roc St Barts
Castle Roc, named one of the most prestigious villas in St Barths is a wonderful villa choice for a special occasion with its castle-like atmosphere and large spacious areas within the villa. It really is the perfect villa for large gatherings, special occasions and events offering plenty of seating, an open bar and large pool and jacuzzi. The large open terrace looks out onto Lorient Bay and is perched high up on the hillside offering the most breath-taking views of the ocean which is the perfect setting for a wedding, social event or party.
The villa itself has a stunning modern and contemporary décor offering a huge Master Bedroom and four luxurious suites offering air-conditioning, king-size bed, flat screen TV, and ensuite bathrooms. The luxury doesn’t end there with an exceptional staff service offered at this villa too, and this really is the charm of the villa. Guests who stay at Castle Rock will have their own personal chef, butler and 24 concierge service throughout their stay who will look after their every need and make sure their vacation is that bit more special. The concierge is fantastic for organising events and special occasions and will ensure guests have the most amazing experience in St Barts. Those who love their wine will be delighted to know this villa also has its own wine cellar, and professional wine tastings can be arranged for guests at the villa.
Castle Roc is only a short 5-minute drive to the shops, beach and restaurants in St Jean which is the most popular area on the island. Therefore, Castle Roc is ideally situated for those who want to be close to the hotspots on the island. Another detail making this villa the perfect option for a special occasion is the exclusive access to the famous Eden Rock Hotel facilities in St Jean. There is only a limited selection of villas that have access to the facilities at the Eden Rock, and these facilities include meet and greet on arrival from the airport or port and access to the private beach and lounge chairs at the hotel along with access to the hotel gym and priority reservations at the hotel’s restaurants.
Castle Roc St Barts
Bella Beach Villa –Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands
Bella Beach Villa is a stunning six-bedroom villa located at Oil Nut Bay Resort. Situated on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, this luxurious villa is perfect for a large group of friends or family celebrating a special occasion. There is a spacious kitchen in the villa which is ideal for a chef to come and prepare a special birthday or anniversary meal. The Great Room offers spacious surroundings meaning all the group can gather together and enjoy each other’s company. If guests prefer, they can relax outside by the pool and take in the stunning ocean views. Bella Beach Villa is located right on the beach which is ideal especially if you have children in the group as you can walk straight from your pool to the white powdery sand. Oil Nut Bay Resort offers many activities to enjoy during your stay including water sports, tennis, hiking and much more. During your special stay, you could also enjoy a snorkelling tour together or even a boat charter and enjoy the breath-taking water wonderland of the BVI. Overall Bella Beach Villa and Oil Nut Bay Resort have everything you want to enjoy a special occasion together. There is space to go and enjoy separate activities if preferred, and in the evening, everyone can come together in the villa and create great memories.
Bella Beach Villa –Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands
Paradise Beach Nevis
Situated on the palm-fringed coastline on Nevis is the luxury resort of Paradise Beach and it is perfect for that special occasion. Here we have a wonderful mix of 3 & 4 bedroom Balinese styled thatched villas and 2 bedrooms beachfront Pole houses. Staying in our 4 bedroom Oceanfront villa is a memory that will last forever with all who share in it. It boasts wonderful views of the Caribbean Ocean and guests will be treated to some of the most spectacular sunsets imaginable. The villa itself features an impressive open-style living area of Indonesian décor and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. There is a thatched cabana beside the large pebbled lined swimming where breakfast al fresco or dinner parties can be enjoyed. All the bedrooms are large, spacious and come with ensuite bathrooms with outdoor showers. For large family reunions, we have a second 4 bedroom villa 50 metres away equally as luxurious.
A short one minute stroll will take you to the golden sands of Pinney’s Beach where the water is of turquoise colour and is excellent for swimming/snorkelling. The resorts “Tiki Beach Bar” which is private to our guests makes for an excellent cocktail venue where our personal mixologist will tantalize your pallets with a selection of fruit bursting cocktails. Throw in a steel band and a seafood barbeque, and you have the makings of a wonderful, fulfilled night. Excellent restaurants are nearby such as “Bananas” and “Mango” as well as the ever vibrant “Sunshine’s Bar ” where you will have to sample its world-famous cocktail “The Killer Bee”.
Nevis is a beautiful island full of quiet beaches, sumptuous cuisine and amazing locals. Paradise Beach is a resort where you would bring family & friends together to spend a special occasion and where the emphasis of the staff there is solely on your happiness.
Paradise Beach Nevis
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alexandra Baradi is the owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas who are one of the worlds most trusted villa vacation rental companies. The only feature personally inspected and 100 per cent vetted villas.