Give yourself space to spread out in a private villa – or, if you’re feeling swish, an entire private island. The private villas in this collection have been visited and reviewed by our expert judges who have, by now, developed exceedingly high standards. If there’s not a boat waiting on the jetty or a warm smile on arrival, they’ll tell us about it. So if you are particular about your private villas (and you should be) then you can depend on our shortlist of award-winners. Many come with butlers or teams of staff, all devoted to your absolute happiness. Now that sounds like a holiday.