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These self-contained sanctuaries offer both privacy and unparalleled luxury.
By Emma Al-Mousawi | December 15 2020
With the launch of Elite Traveler’s eagerly anticipated database of the world’s top suites arriving this month, we have rounded up a list of the most secure hotel suites that not only encompass the best in luxury accommodation but also offer VIP travelers unparalleled levels of privacy.
Featuring 400 of the most luxurious suites from the best hotels and resorts on the planet, the Top Suites database will be both searchable and interactive and will enable readers to select luxury accommodations based on their exacting criteria.
We have dissected the data from all 400 to create a shortlist of suites located across the globe that are both secure and offer the ultimate level of discretion. To make the selection, the self-contained suites had to encapsulate a number of key features, including a private entrance and private floor, as well as an exclusive pool and/or beach.
Here are our top picks of the most discreet and secure hotel suites in the world, in no particular order:
Grand Reserve Villa, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – $25,000 per night
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa, One&Only The Palm – $10,000 per night
The Heron Suite, Manoir Hovey – $1,049 per night
Ty Warner Mansion, Las Ventanas al Paraíso – $35,000 per night
Jimmy Buffett Suite, Margaritaville Resort Orlando – $879 per night
The Lake House, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, – $15,000 per night
Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, Anantara Kihavah Maldives – $15,000 per night
Premier Suite, Ani Dominican Republic – $4,925 per night
Grand Suite, Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa – $2,540 per night
Master Deluxe Suite, Hotel Il Pellicano – $2,251 per night
Four Bedroom Villa, Viceroy Los Cabos – $12,000 per night
Laola Residence 1001, Timbers Kauai at Hokuala – $2,195 per night
Beachfront Suite, Zemi Beach House – $3,450 per night
Here are the best of the best:
Ritz-Carlton Reserves are renowned for offering high luxury in outstandingly beautiful, tucked-away locations, and the 20-acre Zadún does not disappoint. The Grand Reserve Villa is the resort’s most prized accommodation and offers uninterrupted tranquility and privacy.
Located along the gently sloping dunes overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the property boasts nearly 6,000 sq ft of living space and comes complete with your own Tosoanis (translated as a granter of wishes), a personal assistant who can arrange any desired amenity or service throughout your stay.
What’s more, this oceanfront sanctuary is now accessible by private jet thanks to a partnership between Ritz-Carlton Reserve and luxury travel company Private Jetaway.
The Ty Warner Mansion isn’t just the biggest property in the famed Las Ventanas al Paraíso resort, it is one of the biggest in the region. Offering you 28,000 sq ft all to yourself, this exceptionally private retreat is poised right at the edge of the waves and includes sole use of a private beach.
Combining luxury hacienda-style living with modern design, the property boasts an endless roof terrace, a 360-degree vertical garden enclave, a secret games and media room, and a private cellar with world-class wine, spirits and tequila. The best place to soak in the tranquil surroundings is probably from the property’s 328-foot beachfront infinity pool complete with dual spas and a sunken, in-pool living room.
The expansive Ritz-Carlton Reynolds resort just outside Atlanta is encapsulated by stunning shoreline and picturesque Georgia pines, offering visitors a chance to get away from it all. Tucked away from the main hotel is the newly transformed Lake House, a colonial three-story, four bedroom lakefront residence offering unparalleled luxury as well as privacy.
With the revamped interior comes new amenities and services exclusive to The Lake House such as your own concierge to arrange exclusive experiences, such as private in-home chefs, as well as preferred reservations at one of the resort’s five championship golf courses.
Accessed by seaplane, the Anantara Kihavah Maldives resort is renowned for its privacy, and its new Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence is the embodiment of lavish seclusion.
Set within the heart of the Baa Atoll in a Unesco biosphere reserve, the residence is surrounded by thick foliage and has a private path leading directly to your own beach, steps away from crystal-clear water teeming with rich marine life.
The villa has everything you could possibly need, including two private 14-meter-length infinity pools, an in-villa spa featuring a treatment room designed for two, yoga practice and its own gym. Guests’ needs are attended to by a dedicated service team of a butler, sommelier, chef and spa therapist.
This luxury hideaway offers a whole new level of security, as it is the only one of our 13 to include bullet-proof glass throughout.
Leave the historic streets of San José del Cabo behind as you step inside this breathtakingly stylish and futuristic villa and you’ll feel like you have been transported to your own secluded haven. Designed by prolific Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragones, the property makes the most of the unobstructed ocean views and natural light with towering floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalist interiors.
There are two luxurious master bedrooms to choose from as well as a bedroom with two queen beds and staff quarters with an exterior entrance, making it ideal for a discreet family getaway. The villa’s rooftop houses a private swimming pool, solarium and plush outdoor lounge, plus a grill and alfresco dining area.
To submit an entry for next year’s Top Suites database, complete this online form.