Planning your next trip away? We suggest you circle the middle of April on your calendar – it’s Easter (Good Friday is 14 April), so you can take advantage of the long weekend. And if your kids are on their school holidays, it’s an even better time to travel! As for where to go, private luxury destination club Afini has access to exclusive properties in the region and beyond – from opulent beachfront villas to historic city centre gems. Here’s a taste of three of their residences that could have your name on them for a perfect Easter escape – for you, your family or a group of your friends.
PHUKET – Baan Maprao
This one-of-a-kind, ultra-modern concept villa commands a piece of prime real estate in Phuket, in a spot where the azure waters of famed Phang Nga Bay meet the intense jade hues of tropical jungle. The property takes inspiration from traditional Thai wing-tipped temples in its glass-clad minimalist exterior, with suitably epic proportions notable in the soaring pitched ceiling of the living room. The master suite and four bedrooms are each ensuite, allowing for maximum privacy, while shared areas like the shaded salas and outdoor deck encourage gathering, as does the turquoise infinity pool.
How: Book Baan Maprao today, here
SAMUI – Menau
Stylish with a twist of colourful fun, this modern compound perches above the palm-dense West coast of Koh Samui, and offers jaw-dropping views of the Gulf of Thailand to the unspoilt isles of Ang Thong National Marine Park. Five spacious ensuite bedrooms allow you to extend the vacation beyond family – so you can party with friends on the living room’s sunken day beds and around your sea-facing infinity pool (which comes with groovy disco lights and underwater speakers!). Other in-house indulgences include the villa’s private spa, gym, games room and cinema.
How: Book Menau today, here
BALI – Puri Bawana
Set on two private acres of rice terraces in the family-friendly area of Canggu in Bali, this compound of thatched pavilions commands a breath-taking panorama of quintessentially Balinese landscape. Relax beside the shimmering 30-metre swimming pool overlooking a vast lawn that’s brilliantly suited to outdoor fun. Wander along to the riverside bale for a Balinese massage arranged by your Destination Concierge. Or unwind in your master suite with its four-poster king-size bed extending to a broad balcony, a duo of rain showers and a romantic bathtub. There are four more equally generous ensuite bedrooms, too, plus a sleepover suite for the kids, with multiple bunk beds.
How: Book Puri Bawana today, here
Keen for some Easter travel? Start your club membership with a free, 30-day trial, available through the Afini website. You’ll get access to information otherwise accessible only to members, including Afini’s full line-up of luxury residences, as well as real-time availability and nightly rates of their villas and hotels. afini.com
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