What is your ultimate definition of solitude? Do you crave a private suite or villas, a private residence or even a luxurious island buyout? COMO Hotels and Resorts has the answer no matter your whim and can cater to your craving for solitude. Here is our selection of some of their best secluded offerings to add to your future travel list...
Maldivian Island Buyout
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
Thanks to the increased demand for privacy, spa-lovers are seeking experiences that offer space, seclusion and personalised treatments in privacy. COMO Hotels and Resorts offer the ultimate private wellness retreat - COMO Cocoa Island in its entirety. Just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Male, COMO Cocoa Island houses 34 sun-drenched overwater villas, sleeping up to 72 guests. Island buyouts include daily breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner for all guests, with dishes built around Indian Ocean flavours and nutritious eating. Guests can enjoy complimentary snorkelling expeditions on the bustling house reef, snorkel with sharks or swim with green turtles.
A third of the island is now occupied by the whitewashed wellness retreat, COMO Shambhala Retreat. Guests have access to one of the only hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives, Pilates studio and new yoga pavilion with 360’ lagoon views.
Full island buyout starts from $36,300 (£25,745) per night, inclusive of speedboat transfers.
COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
Frequented by the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, Olivia Palermo and Bruce Willis, COMO Parrot Cay is favoured among attention-avoiding celebrities. 1,000 acres of unspoilt escapism, COMO Parrot Cay is a private island in the sun-drenched Turks and Caicos, with a selection of luxurious Beach Houses, Villas and Residences for families or groups looking to re-connect after months spent apart.
Flanked by verdant vegetation and sand dunes, new Two-Bedroom Beach Houses boast large living spaces and alfresco lounge and decking area, with private swimming pools and uninterrupted views of the ocean from their very own swathe of seafront. Each Beach House benefits from personalised COMO butler service, on hand to arrange unique experiences on and off the island, from yoga lessons, castaway picnics and stand-up paddled boarding through the mangroves, to bespoke, in-villa dining experiences. Two-Bedroom Beach Houses start from £2,300 per night, including breakfast.
COMO Terrace Suite
COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany
Deep in the Tuscan countryside, COMO Castello Del Nero is the ideal escape for seclusion-seeking travellers – and it’s reachable by car. The hotel takes the form of a twelfth-century castle set within a historic, 740-acre estate, surrounded by feathery cypress trees, vineyard-draped hillsides and olive groves, and its new whitewashed wellness retreat, COMO Shambhala Escape, opens this summer.
The expansive COMO Terrace Suite is the pinnacle of contemporary accommodation combined with traditional, Italian charm and a deep sense of history. White terracotta tiles still bear traces of historic footfall, while pitched ceilings with exposed wooden beams rise high over the airy master bedroom and spacious separate lounge. Muted, cool-toned furniture provides a cocooning counterpoint to the abundance of natural light, while the suite’s size makes it feel more like a private residence than a hotel suite. And, the pièce de resistance, an enormous terrace that overlooks the countryside, offering panoramic views of the estate’s Tuscan lakes and rolling hilltops.
The COMO Terrace Suite starts from £1,600 per night with breakfast.
Brick Street Residences
COMO Metropolitan, London
To passers-by, the COMO Brick Street Residences might look like any other luxurious Mayfair townhouse – but its residents can enjoy exclusive access to the five-star facilities and experiences at the adjacent COMO Metropolitan London, including the Nobu Restaurant and COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, the hotel’s holistic wellness centre.
Accessed via private entrance on Brick Street in Mayfair’s historic heart, each luxury residence houses large living areas, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 24-hour room service and London’s most connected concierge. For the utmost privacy, in-room spa treatments can be arranged, as well as personal training sessions and in-room dining, including the healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine. The residences also benefit from a hidden central courtyard, as secluded oasis in the heart of London, and private airport transfers. Rates from £995 per night, sleeping four.