There was a time when the word “all-inclusive” was little more but a euphemism for stale buffet spreads and cheesy “and now, everybody!” type entertainment by the resort pool.
Well, not anymore. Ani Villas is leading the charge in offering a fresh and very luxurious take on the all-exclusive luxury holiday.
Traditionally, all-inclusive luxury meant staying at a resort with countless other travellers sharing the same experiences (not to mention the same pool!) At Ani Villas, you’re staying at a resort, but this time around, the resort is all yours.
It’s hard to define Ani Villas in a single word. As the name would have it, these are holiday villas, yes. But they are also so much more than that. Ani Villas offer high calibre luxury accommodation, absolute privacy and all-inclusive luxury with wining, dining, spa-ing (yes, that’s a word) and all-round entertainment included in the daily rates.
In other words, staying in Ani Villas is like staying in your very own private resort.
Today, Ani Villas has four locations across the globe. The first one to open was Ani Villas Anguilla in the Caribbean, followed by Ani Villas in Thailand and Sri Lanka. The latest addition is Ani Villas Dominican Republic which opened in late 2017. All destinations are lush, exotic locales with tropical scenery, with the villas set right by the water’s edge. The locations are private, exclusive and once you arrive, as the Ani Villas slogan would have it, “it’s all yours.”
Ani Villas’ slogan doesn’t only mean that everything at the villas is yours and yours alone, though that’s also true. It also means that everything is tailored exclusively for you. You get to choose the activities and experiences that most suit you.
In other words, Ani Villas takes out everything you hate about resorts – the crowds, the cheesiness, the forced mingling – and substitutes it with pure villa magic: luxurious privacy, dedicated five-star service and bespoke tailored experiences.
Water sports and adrenaline? Or spa treatments and pampering? Your choice – or have it all. This ability to tailor your holiday is perfectly aligned with a growing trend for travellers to customise and curate their stays down to the finest details.
Ani Villas’ dedicated butler service means you need but ask and your every wish and whim will be catered to. Little to no prior planning is required, as the staff is beyond accommodating and will go above and beyond to make your wish a reality right on the spot.
Ani Villas Inclusions
Food and beverages:
- Full-board gourmet menu including breakfast, lunch and dinner (Ani Villas Anguilla includes a half-board dining plan, but a full-board upgrade is available at an additional charge.)
- All day snacks and cocktail service
- Premier spirits, house wines, soft drinks and juices
- Cooking classes
- Spa treatments
- Daily children’s activity program
- Non-motorised water sports
- Unlimited movie and music downloads and streaming
- General manager
- Private chef
- Spa therapists
- Security guards
- Children’s activity coordinator
In addition to these classic Ani Villas inclusions which are consistent across the board, each villa has its own unique offerings, ranging from daily tennis lessons to local walking tours and beyond.
To give an idea, our team spent our days in Ani Villas Thailand kayaking and enjoying spa treatments and cocktails. In Sri Lanka, we couldn’t get enough of the epic waterslide, gourmet food and simply lounging on our private decks, watching as the sun sank into the Indian Ocean.
Facilities at Ani Villas
Ani Villas range from 10 bedrooms (Thailand and Anguilla) to 14 bedrooms (Dominican Republic) and all the way to 15 bedrooms (Sri Lanka). The sheer size of the villas makes them ideal for large groups of friends and family – Ani Villas Sri Lanka can sleep up to 30 guests – which caters to another important travel trend: extended family holidays and destination travel to celebrate a special occasion, say an important birthday or a special anniversary.
But you know what they say – size isn’t everything. Besides the ample bedrooms, Ani Villas include every luxury imaginable – and then some. (And you should expect nothing less. After all, the Victoria’s Secret Angels chose to chill out in Ani Villas Thailand after their 2017 show in Shanghai!)
Facilities at Ani Villas range from clifftop Jacuzzis to 45-metre long waterslides and from private spas to putting greens and beyond. The facilities really do measure up to those you’d expect from a five-star resort – but in the case of Ani Villas, it’s all exclusively yours.
Art with a Heart
From luxurious privacy to customised activities, Ani Villas is anything but ordinary. One of the many things that gives the villas their unique edge is their rich artistic flair – and we don’t just mean the décor.
Ani Villas work symbiotically with Ani Art Academy, a non-profit organisation which enables budding artists across the globe to discover and hone their creativity and talents. The unique facilities allow artists to study under masters, as well as providing one-of-a-kind décor to some of the finest villas in the world.
“This effort is a virtuous circle. The villas support the academy. The academy supports the artists. The artists create the art. The art hangs in the villas. And our affluent clientele have the opportunity to meet the artists, and bring home a one-of-a-kind keepsake,” Ani founder Tim Reynolds told Forbes in 2016.
Take it from us – a holiday in Ani Villas is something you’ll want to treasure forever.