After spending much of the past year separate from our loved ones, staring at the same four walls, we can’t wait for that big reunion holiday. For many of us, work and life have bled into each other and when coupled with the constant flux of travel restrictions, finding that elusive quality time we’re all craving has seemed harder than ever.
However, in recent weeks it has felt like we’re turning a corner and whether it be this year or next, we’re eyeing up spacious villas and private islands as the backdrop for us to reunite with the friends and family we’ve felt so distanced from.
Long before the pandemic we were already looking at how to find time to bring the family together amid the busy-ness of day-to-day life in our inaugural issue of the paper. Family Matters offers inspiration on what to consider and where to travel if you’re planning a bigger, multi-generational family holiday. From fly-and-flop luxury in Antigua to private, villa-living in Greece, it takes into consideration all family dynamics to help you plan your reunion.
With a contemporary design courtesy of a local architect, Seaduced Villa is 6,400 square foot of Caribbean-modernity in the middle of one of the region’s finest golf courses. The wooden walkway flanked by water features makes for a real entrance to this two-level, five-bedroom property.
Groups and families can reconnect in a place where the manicured grass of Westmoreland’s 16th fairway beckons from the doorstep by day; and the cool-toned palette of smart interiors, infinity-edge pool and sea views chill the mind and body come evening.
If the crowds of Ibiza have lost their appeal but the isle’s Spanish charisma hasn’t then the five lavish rooms of Tagomago Private Island’s only property are primed for a hedonistic week away with friends. Just a 10-minute helicopter ride from mainland Ibiza, this 148-acre Mediterranean playground is connected by winding pathways that lead to secret, sunset-primed terraces, poolside cabanas and the island’s very own yacht.
If a group adventure is on the cards, may we suggest you pair it with the unique luxury of Cheetah Plains. A cutting-edge private lodge comprised of three spacious properties, it is designed to offer unobtrusive wildlife interactions and experiences.
Zip around South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve in almost-silent electric Jeeps and you’ll find the Big Five relaxing, undisturbed. In the evenings, a lounge in your lodge’s private, heated pool is accompanied by the soundtrack of Kruger National Park’s wildlife, trust us you won’t want any other.