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Five Best Villas in Asia

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Five Best Villas in Asia

Taking a villa is a great way to have a stress-free family holiday. Boisterous kids can romp around to their hearts’ content without fear of annoying other guests, and the whole family relishes having a home away from home to retreat to after a day’s exploration. And in Asia, the villas come fully staffed so there’s no need to worry about self-catering and shopping. Bliss!

These five beautiful villas in SE Asia are from ‘s pioneering Kids Collection which has over 875 hotels, guesthouses, villas, apartments and B&Bs, perfect for family vacations.

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Marari Villas, Marari, Kerala, India

Fully serviced boutique beach villas with fenced private gardens? Two set right on the beach and two with private pool, of varying sizes so suits all? Oodles of equipment for babies? Heaps of inflatables and pool toys? Games, toys and books? All day kids menu? And kids under 4 stay for free? Yes please!

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Uda Kanda, near Galle, Sri Lanka

Families are warmly welcomed at this new three-bedroom hilltop villa, which is surrounded by a rubber plantation and tropical trees for maximum privacy. Smart interiors are open-plan, gardens are lush and bursting with birdsong, the infinity pool is accompanied by cushion-strewn pavilions. Staff can take kids on tours of the village and estate, meals can be tailored for children, and there’s useful baby and toddler equipment provided, including a mosquito-netted baby cot.

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Bali Luxury Private Villa, near Tanah Lot, SW Bali, Indonesia

Just 40 minutes from the airport, yet surrounded by lush gardens and rice paddies far from overdeveloped Seminyak, is this fully staffed sleek tropical villa consisting of soaring open-side pavilions, an infinity pool with shallow end, and luxury details including a media room. It can sleep up to 8 adults in four spacious master bedrooms, three of which have private outdoor showers, plus another four children on extra beds; masses of baby and toddler equipment is provided. Perfect for two families holidaying together.

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Aashyana, Bardez, Goa, India

You’ve a choice of accommodation at this superb architect-designed hideaway. There’s a super light and airy modern villa, which sleeps up to 13, a trio of Zodiac-themed cottages for 2-4, plus a 3-bedroomed restored 19th-century Portuguese villa, all with private verandas and set in huge tropical gardens. There are staff in abundance, from chefs to masseurs, a large chlorine-free pool, and direct access to the golden sands of Candolim beach.

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Khomba House, Kalapitya Peninsula, Northern Sri Lanka

For those after barefoot luxury, this elegant beachside two-bedroom villa, with private swathe of beach and set amongst palms and sand dunes fits the bill. A housekeeper and chef are supplied, there are extra beds for six people if required, and you’ve access to the watersports, pool and restaurant of the neighbouring resort, just 300m away. Dolphin and turtle spotting is popular; boat trips can also take you to prime snorkel sites, perfect for older kids.


Thanks to Nadine, Editor of i-escape’s Kids Collection, for this post –




Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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