Have the Place to Yourself

10 May 2013

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Most of the time, being a part of the crowd is half the fun of travelling. But every now and then it’s nice to treat yourself to a little extra space and comfort. With that in mind, the following holiday options include a range of spacious experiences, allowing you to have the whole place to yourself.

Your private villa in Bali

Private villas
Hiring a private villa gives you all the creature comforts of home while on holiday. This style of accommodation is available throughout the world but some of the best villa spots are found in Italy and Bali. Space is its biggest advantage and most villas come fully staffed (including a driver in some cases). Also, you should be able to have daily menus tailored to suit your specific tastes and dietary needs.

Charter a yacht
What better way to see the world then by your own yacht? And with the help of a charter, you can. Charters are available in more places than you’d expect – from Tasmania to the Whitsundays, Malaysia, Thailand, Europe, Seychelles, Tahiti and the Bahamas. With a charter holiday you can go it alone and be your own skipper or hire a vessel complete with crew so you don’t have to lift a finger. Itineraries can be built to suit your needs, ranging from an overnight stay to a fortnight long exploration.

Glamping on Wilson Island

Hire an island
It’s possible to do so on Wilson Island. Idyllically located on the Great Barrier Reef, the deserted island lets you and up to 11 of your closest friends get shipwrecked in style. The island is a nesting location for Green and Loggerhead Turtles and is virtually untouched, making it a tropical paradise. Accommodation comes in the form of designer-inspired permanent tents and food, non-alcoholic beverages and snorkelling equipment are also included.

Private touring
Ideal for a group, a private tour means you can see the world with the added peace of mind of a dedicated Tour Director. Depending on the tour company you choose, you may can opt for a pre-organised itinerary or create your own. Private tours are available across a range of destinations including Africa, Asia, India, Europe and the Americas.

Private plane charter
Another option for group travel is private air touring. Chartering an aircraft is a fantastic opportunity for groups to see the world in comfort and at their own pace. While itineraries can be completely tailor-made, some popular ones to consider include Sydney to London, Circumnavigation of Australia, African safari and New Zealand.

Sue Johnson

Sue started her career in travel as a Travel Consultant and is now part of the Travel Associates marketing team. You can email her at sue_johnson@travel-associates.com.au