After months of eating at home, allow us to whet your appetite for your next culinary adventure. From simple fresh pizza in Italy, to gorgeous Greek salad and mezze platters to share, food can play a huge part in a holiday. It is one of the best reasons to travel and is a wonderful way to really explore a destination; tuck into our top five villas for foodies, one bite at a time.
Villa Aequana, Campania & the Amalfi Coast
New to our Italy portfolio for 2021, Villa Aequana is poised in a fantastic spot on the Amalfi Coast overlooking the beautiful bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Foodies will love the fact that this property has a wood burning pizza oven and the Villa Manager can even arrange pizza parties upon request! There are options to dine indoors or al fresco - there’s a BBQ too; wherever you choose to be seated, you’ll enjoy dinner with a view. Marina di Seiano is less than 1km away, with a range of superb restaurants and cocktail bars.
Secret Cove, Paxos
Another new addition this year, this time on the breathtaking island of Paxos, Secret Cove is just as exciting as its name suggests. Poised on the picture perfect east coast, a path from the villa leads straight to the pretty pebble beach below, from which guests can also enjoy exclusive use of the villa’s speedboat (with a skipper). Back at the villa, one of our favourite foodie features is the inclusive cook service, whereby guests can sit back, relax and enjoy three meals a day, seven days a week served out on the charming terrace overlooking the crystal clear Ionian Sea beyond.
Latitude will certainly be your cup of tea if you’re a fan of island living. Nestled beside a sandy cove on one of the best beaches in Barbados, a holiday here can be enjoyed barefoot and at a super slow pace. We love the poolside bar and BBQ overlooking the Caribbean Sea, while the spacious veranda is furnished for al fresco dining at its best. What’s more, guests will be able to enjoy the island's incredible cuisine by way of the villa’s very own incredible cook.
Lemongrass, Sri Lanka
Named after a fresh, tropical herb, native to Sri Lanka and south India, Lemongrass is a luxurious beachfront retreat in our newest long-haul destination. This incredibly designed property has the wow factor, with an epic 30m long infinity pool and direct access to a beautiful sandy beach, but that’s not all. The villa’s wonderful cook prepares all meals for guests, to be enjoyed at the stylish long table indoors or out on the picturesque terrace pavilion; the rooftop bar with panoramic views is ideal for sunset cocktails.
Located a short walk away from lively Kassiopi, Callista is a stunning modern property with incredible sea views. Foodies will love the village taverna just 200m away for al fresco lunches or dinners, meanwhile Kassiopi just 500m offers guests a range of lovely restaurants, cafes and bars for a taste of Corfu’s charming culture. Back at the villa, both breakfast and concierge service are included for a little splash of luxury and to ensure that guests are well taken care of. We love the covered dining pergola, which is served by an outdoor kitchen and a built-in BBQ and looks out to those idyllic sea vistas.
Our top five villas for foodies feature a very small taster of what we have to offer. If you're feeling hungry for more, why not check out our collection of villas with cook service for the ultimate luxury holiday?