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Villa Alexis, Loutraki, Greece

Villas for Large Gatherings

JANUARY: As the popularity of villa holidays for large gatherings of friends and families continues to grow, we have greatly expanded our collection of Luxury Mediterranean Villas with at least 8 Bedrooms


Please call us on +44 203 019 34722 to discuss your requirements.


Spain's Costa Blanca

JANUARY: In addition to our collection of villas on the Costa Brava, we have recently added half a dozen villas on Spain's Costa Blanca, including the fabulous 5 bedroom beach villa Casa Arenita and the cosy 3 bedroom beach villa Casa Arco


Please call us on +44 203 019 34722 to discuss your requirements.

luxury cabin on venice simplon orient express

Festive Forays

NOVEMBER: Undoubtedly an indulgent treat to start the festive season in style, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, is taking slow travel to new heights in December 2023. With four new opulent journeys from Paris to some of the most renowned ski resorts in the French Alps – Megève and Mont Blanc, Courchevel and Les Trois Vallées, and Tignes-Val d’Isère – both skiing enthusiasts and winter wanderers can arrive and return from the slopes in the most glamorous way possible. Or, of course, you can travel from London to Venice for a truly romantic getaway. Please email Vita Brevis or call us on +44 203 019 34722 to discuss your requirements.

Portofino harbour

Portofino's Splendido Reopens

MAY: In a previous era, guests of Splendido, a Belmond Hotel, Portofino, might have seen Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner or Elizabeth Taylor lounging on the terrace overlooking the multicoloured village of Portofino and the surrounding bay. And it has just reopened for the season. The hotel is beginning to transcend what those guests would recognize, unveiling the first stage of a revitalized new look. 

Roof terrace at Nobu Marrakech

Nobu Marrakech

JANUARY: Nobu is opening its first venture in Africa. Set in the heart of Marrakech’s Golden Triangle, the new Nobu Hotel and Restaurant will bring world-class Japanese style and cuisine to the city, along with a panoramic rooftop with pool, restaurant and sushi bar. Once we've sent our spy, we'll update you. In the meantime, take a look a our recommendations for Best Boutique Hideaways and Luxury Hotels in Marrakech or a selection of our Luxury Villas in Marrakech and Essaouira

luxury beach villa costa brava spain

Costa Brava Villas

JANUARY: Arguably the most sought after villa destination in Spain, our recently introduced for 2023 collection of over three dozen luxury villas on the Costa Brava await your feet in the sand. See a selection of Luxury Costa Brava Villas

sunset in the maasai mara

Luxury Africa Safaris

DECEMBER: The variety of superb safari lodges and luxury camps in Africa is better than ever. To help you make up your mind, we've put together an enticing selection of the Top Safari Destinations in Africa to whet your appetite. Then give us a call and we will gladly create the ideal safari adventure for you. 

luxury nile cruise

Luxury Holidays Afloat

OCTOBER: The popularity of holidays on water has surged in recent months, particularly for those along the Nile. The same is the case for small private charters, such as the waterways of France and the Musandam fjords of Oman. Why not take a moment to look at our enticing selection of Luxury Holidays Afloat.


Lefkada Luxury Villas

AUGUST: With villa holidays to the Greek islands continuing to be in such great demand, we are delighted to have added two dozen villas - ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms - on the lovely island of Lefkada. Take a look at our Selection of Luxury Villas on Lefkada 

view of valletta in malta from Inala Harbour House

Boutique Hideaway Malta

JUNE: To the question: what's the best boutique hotel on Malta, the answer is most definitely the recently opened Iniala Harbour House. With superb dining, glorious views, spa and first class guest services, this is the place to stay in Valletta. Perfect for a long weekend getaway.

luxury pool villa in thailand

Luxury Villa Holidays

APRIL: With villa holidays proving to be so wildly popular in 2022, we are delighted to have successfully expanded our portfolio to 1,600 luxury villas, ranging from 1 to 14 bedrooms. So, whether you're looking for a Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter break, we will have a good choice of options for you in a climate-perfect destination. Find out more about our Luxury Villa Holidays

4 bedroom villa in essaouira

Essaouira's Hip Hideaway

March: Tempered by cooling Atlantic breezes, Essaouira on Morocco's west coast, is enjoying a bit of a renaissance - even in the summer months. Le Jardin des Douars is a hip, boutique hideaway drawing the well informed into their luxury clutches. Stay in the hotel or, if there's a group of you, book one of their gorgeous 3 to 6 bedroom private pool villas.

castello del nero swimming pool, tuscany

COMO Comes to Europe

February: COMO, one of our favourite Asian brands, famous for its outstanding service and superlative spas, now has an outpost in Europe. The fabulous Castello del Nero has a 12th century castle at its heart, set in a private 750 acre estate in Tuscany. With just 50 rooms and suites, this is a brilliant place for a long weekend escape, under 30 minutes from Florence. 

Explore COMO Castello del Nero


Morocco Re-Opens 

February: Just in time for the Easter holidays, Morocco has just re-opened its borders. It's the perfect short-haul destination for Spring warmth and sunshine. We have an exceptional Selection of Luxury Villas and numerous Luxury Hotels and Resorts that we recommend. Please call 020 3019 3722 and we can start arranging everything for you. 

beach on the riviera maya mexico

Luxury Hassle-Free Mexico Holidays

January: For Mexico's Caribbean and Pacific coasts, the best time to visit is during the drier, slightly milder months from November to May. And with amongst the lightest of Covid rules for travellers from the UK, it's hardly surprising that Mexico is proving a very popular destination for some winter sun. Why not take a look at our hand-picked collection of some of the Best places to stay on the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Pacific Coast.

luxury beachfront villa mustique

Luxury Mustique Villa Holidays

October: Vita Brevis is delighted to have become an appointed agency for the glamorous, private Caribbean island of Mustique. This means we now have direct access to all 90 of the island's villas that are available to rent and can offer our best price guarantee accordingly. Do take a look at some ideas for Luxury Mustique Villa Holidays

luxury belmond barge in france

Luxury river cruises in France

October: Good news for culture loving epicureans as Belmond's fleet of exceptionally luxury barges (from 2 to 6 cabins) are operating again next year, cruising some of France's most idyllic waterways. Guests aboard any of the Belmond fleet will enjoy exceptional service, spacious accommodation, fine dining, superb wine, visit vineyards, chateaux, monasteries and pretty villages - and a completely tailor-made itinerary if booking a barge for private hire. Find out more about Belmond Afloat

boutique beach hotel barbados

Best of the Caribbean

October: We have recently updated our recommendations for the Best Hotels and Boutique Hideaways in the Caribbean. So, if you're in need of a winter getaway, please take a look. If the Caribbean doesn't float your boat, see lots more ideas for Winter Sun.

luxury 2 bedroom Ocean Pavilion in maldives

Removed from Red List

September: The Maldives was removed from the UK Government's travel red list on 22 September. Other countries taken off the red list include Egypt, Kenya, Turkey, Oman and Sri Lanka.


Virgin Galactic sweepstake

August: Want to go to space? Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic are offering a trip to the edge of space to promote their space tourism venture. If you don't have the funds for the $10,000 deposit or the ability to then pay the $290,000 balance, why not enter the sweepstake (it's free!) for the chance to win yourself a rocket ride to space aboard Virgin Galactic? Our friends at OGN Daily have all the details 


April: New for 2021, the unspoilt Greek island of Meganissi. Think Paxos 20 years ago. We now have a luxurious, contemporary 4 bedroom pool villa with stunning sea and island views - from not just the terrace, but from every room. Meganissi and Villa Saloma are an esy 30 minute ferry ride from Lefkada. 


Please call us on 0203 019 3722 to tell us what you need and when. Or get in touch by email and tell us your dates and requirements. 


March: We are delighted to be able to add to our portfolio of exceptional luxury villas in Marrakech, with the addition of 11 bedroom Villa Jacaranda - perfect for an Autumn break, particularly as it's fully staffed and catered. We have around 20 villas in Marrakech and Essaouira ranging from 2 to 13 bedrooms.


Please call us on 0203 019 3722 to tell us what you need and when. Or get in touch by email and tell us your dates and requirements. 

chateau for rent in the dordogne

Large Family Villas

February: Unsurprisingly, villa holidays for extended family gatherings or large groups of friends are having a bit of a moment! For both 2021 and 2022. We have an extraordinary collection of large luxury villas in Europe as well as numerous more for winter escapes, such as the Caribbean


Please call us on 0203 019 3722 to tell us what you need and when. Or get in touch by email and tell us your dates and requirements. 


January: With 140 rooms and villas, private residences and marina, the new One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro will be this luxury brand's first resort in Europe - due to open on 21 March. Stunning balcony views are the highlight with a large waterfront pool that stretches into the Adriatic coastline. It will be interesting to see how this new property compares with Regent Porto Montenegro in the super-yacht marina. We'll keep you posted! 

luxury beach hotel mauritius

Mauritius - Monster Savings

January: For a limited time only we’re offering 40% off the accommodation costs at almost all of our hotels in Mauritius. The discount is applicable to stays for most of 2021. See Luxury Family Beach Resorts or Adult-Only Hideaways.


Please call us on 0203 019 3722 to tell us what you need and when. Or get in touch by email and tell us your dates and requirements. 

view of the himalayas in bhutan

January: With travel plans so disrupted because of 'you know what' many people are had to abandon their 'normal' holiday plans and are starting to investigate the idea of a deep, immersive travel adventure for the latter half of 2021 or during 2022. Happily, Vita Brevis Travel specialises in such 'off the beaten track' adventures! If you're thinking of a really special holiday, please see Tailor-Made Journeys for inspiration or simply give us a call on 0203 019 3722 to discuss matters. 

romantic one bedroom beach villa sicily

Luxury Villas in Sicily

December: We are pleased to have extended our portfolio of luxury villas in the Mediterranean by adding a selection of superb properties in Sicily. We now have over 40 villas on the island, ranging from 2 to 13 bedrooms. So, whatever you require, we should be able to offer exactly what you're looking for. Here are just a handful of Luxury Sicily Villas to whet your appetite. 


Arctic Bath - Swedish Lapland

November: For those in search of a winter adventure and to marvel at the night displays of the Northern Lights, there's now a third magical option in the Arctic Circle: The Arctic Bath Hotel. Frozen on the River Lule, this new hideaway is a design masterpiece providing luxury accommodation in just 12 cabins, 6 on land and 6 on water. With superb food, a spa, and a host of activities on offer, this new option compliments the annual Ice Hotel and the wonderful Treehotel.



October: Originally slated for opening in Spring 2020, but now pushed back to late 2021, clearly the meticulous restoration of a magnificent 14th century Rajasthani fort by Six Senses is taking longer than anticipated. But, as one of our favourite brands (and our clients!), we're certain that the wait will be worthwhile. We expect a gracious, elegant environment, with an emphasis on space, tranquility and personalized service. Six Senses Fort Barwara is a 3.5 hour drive from Jaipur and a 30 minute drive from Ranthambore National Park, where you can go in search of the land’s wild tigers.


For a preview, see Six Senses Barwara Fort


October: With Portugal expected to be popular next year, we've come up with two gorgeous little hideaways. Vila Monte Farm House is genuine boho-chic and beach lovers are in luck as the white sands of Fuseta Island are about a 20 minute drive and boat ride away. If you'd rather walk to a beach and enjoy Michelin starred dining, then boutique family-run Vila Joya (pictured) is the better option for you. Both have swimming pools and lovely little spas, and both are perfect for a long or short break. These two properties are now included within our top recommendations for Best Boutique Hideaways & Family Resorts in Portugal.

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