More than ever before, privacy and space are at the top of our checklists when it comes to planning the perfect luxury holiday. So, we've rounded up some of the very best villas and private accommodation options at a range of One&Only Resorts around the globe - from Mauritius and Malaysia to Montenegro to Mexico.
Ranging from two-bedroom hideaways to four-bedroom residences, each with all the comforts and amenities of home, they are a great choice for multi-generational family escapes or simply groups seeking a little extra exclusivity. Enjoy the highest level of privacy, oodles of space and unrivalled locations, without sacrificing the restaurants, bars, spas, fabulous facilities and unique experiences that make One&Only so wonderful.
Villa One at One&Only Le Saint Géran
Sleeps: 4 adults, 2 children / View: Your exclusive stretch of sand and the turquoise ocean
The most exclusive retreat at Mauritius' most exclusive address, Villa One is splendidly secluded, boasting a private footpath that leads directly to the beach and shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean. The two bedrooms are effortlessly elegant, leading into spa-like en suite bathrooms and mirror-lined dressing rooms. Each dominating a separate wing of the residence, they offer privacy as you need it, while the living room, dining room and party-ready kitchen are fabulous for time spent together, adorned in local art and fresh flowers. Whether you wish to relax or entertain, the amount of alfresco space is awesome - from a huge wraparound terrace and infinity pool surrounded by hammocks, to an open-air dining room, outdoor kitchen, charcoal grill and fire pit - perfect for gathering around come evening time. This is your holiday and a time to simply relax. Luckily, your stay in Villa One includes the dedicated services of butler and valet, not to mention access to an on-resort car for exploring the splendour of Le Saint Géran.
Grand Sunset Residence at One&Only Reethi Rah
Sleeps: 6 guests / View: Bright white sand and the turquoise lagoon
This thatched oceanfront retreat promises to impress from every angle. Ideal for multiple families or groups that want to balance time together with time to themselves, three bedrooms are spread across not one but two oversized villas adjoined by a walkway, as well as housing two swimming pools and a private section of unmatchable Maldives beach. Ultra-exclusive and hidden within lush gardens and coconut palms, it is the perfect place to get it away from it all, while enjoying the seriously superb service and five-star luxury of Reethi Rah. Make memories around the firepit, enjoy cocktails at sunset, and feast alfresco on island cuisine prepared by a private chef.
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa at One&Only The Palm
Sleeps: 4 adults, 1 child / View: The beautiful beach and Arabian Gulf
Dubai's dreamiest two-bedroom villa, this beautiful retreat nestles right on the beach, accessed via a private driveway. Inside, the grand entrance foyer leads into an open-plan living space with its very own bar, as well as a compact kitchen, elegant dining area and two master bedrooms, each with a separate dressing room and gorgeous bathroom with egg-shaped marble tub. Matching that, the alfresco offerings include a shady seating space for dining together, and an area in the style of an authentic Arabian majlis. Splash in the swimming pool or soak up the sunshine in the extensive gardens, while a team of butlers sees to your every need.
Beach Garden Villa at One&Only Royal Mirage, Residence & Spa
Sleeps: 4 adults, 2 children / View: Your picturesque private garden
Elegantly Arabian in style - think dramatic pillars, impressive chandeliers and luxury materials - centring around a majlis-style lounge area, this beachfront residence offers a dreamy Dubai escape. As well as two master bedrooms (with enormous bathrooms and air-conditioned terraces), the villa flaunts elaborate living spaces and a beautiful dining room that seats up to 8 guests - perfect for entertaining. Rejuvenate and relax in your very own hammam steam room or embrace the marvellous Middle Eastern sunshine in a hammock beside your private swimming pool. Managed by a dedicated host and housekeeping team, look forward to a stay tailored exactly to your liking.
Villa Cortez at One&Only Palmilla
Sleeps: 10 guests / View: The captivating Sea of Cortez
Seeking a wealth of space (we're talking 975-square-metres), a team of staff (including a butler, chef and fitness trainer), and facilities to rival any luxury hotel? Choose the four-bedroom Villa Cortez for your luxury Mexico holiday. The ultimate in modern amenities - including a state-of-the-art cinema, a private gym, massage suite and culinary kitchen - combine with chic Baja interiors and jaw-dropping sea views, leaving little to be desired. Embracing all the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings, Villa Cortez features a large terrace (accessed via sleek sliding doors from the living room), an impressive infinity pool (measuring 74-square-metres), alfresco shower, rustic firepit, heated whirlpool and plenty of daybeds and hammocks for lounging in luxury. If all that wasn't enough, enjoy direct beach access via a private pathway, as well as a reserved cabana atop the soft sands.
Villa One at One&Only Portonovi
Sleeps: 9 guests / View: The awe-inspiring Adriatic Sea
The newest villa in our roundup, this magical Mediterranean hideaway is designed to resemble an authentic Montenegrin home (with a little added luxury), flaunting cool stone floors and arched hallways. Three bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms and splendid sunset views, are joined by a separate nanny room (hello families), a huge living area with personal bar, wine cave, dining room, library, study and family room - phew! Making the most of its location overlooking the beautiful Bay of Boka, there are over 1,200-square-metres of outdoor space - including a huge private pool with hydrotherapy stations, a gorgeous garden and plenty of room for dinners overlooking the Adriatic.
Three-Bedroom Wolgan Villa at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Sleeps: 6 guests / View: The mighty Greater Blue Mountains
Nestled within the UNESCO-listed Greater Blue Mountains of Australia, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is made up solely of standalone villas with private pools, offered with either one, two or three bedrooms. Hidden away in a corner of the resort's conservancy, the Three-Bedroom Wolgan Villa is a simply spectacular standalone lodge, offering the ultimate in privacy and generous living spaces. The villa combines a rich heritage and authentic furnishings with ultra-luxurious amenities, as well as various features that cleverly reduce water consumption, in keeping with the resort's environmental ethos. Spend quality family time over dinner in the spacious dining room, unwind by the rustic double-sided fireplace or soak up sublime views over Wolgan Valley from the veranda or private temperature-controlled swimming pool.
Villa Pacífico at One&Only Mandarina
Sleeps: 8 guests / View: Uninterrupted Pacific Ocean waters and far beyond
The largest and most luxurious of One&Only Mandarina's envied clifftop villas, this gorgeous getaway is a wonderous escape from the everyday, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna for seclusion and serenity. With king- and queen-size suites, invite your family and friends to relish the magic of Mexico, enjoying two private swimming pools, a full-screen cinema and plenty of entertaining and living space for mouthwatering culinary gatherings. There are also walk-in closets and outdoor rain showers for an unmatched luxury experience, whilst outside you'll find a custom-made fire pit - the perfect place to perch as the sun begins to set.
Villa One at One&Only Desaru Coast
Sleeps: 8 guests / View: The sparkling South China Sea
The most exclusive retreat at One&Only Desaru Coast, set apart from the main resort and surrounded by greenery, Villa One is spread across two floors, boasting airy interiors and finished with Malaysian details, local artwork and luxury amenities. Four beautiful king bedrooms - each with a terrace and sea views - are joined by luxurious living and dining spaces, both indoors and out. Ensuring an utterly unforgettable stay, the villa also boasts a private spa room, home study, library, extensive gardens and stunning 27-metre private pool. If all that's not enough, your dedicated butler is on hand to arrange whatever you may need - whether an impromptu pool party, Malaysian massage or gourmet dinner for the whole family.