Audley Travel launches new collection of private stays
Bespoke tour operator Audley Travel has expanded its portfolio of private experiences with a brand-new collection of private stays, allowing clients to take a long-awaited break in total seclusion.
Private stays can be booked in the majority of Audley’s destinations worldwide and Audley’s specialists have hand-picked a range of properties for clients’ exclusive use, giving them the peace of mind they need, together with the travel experience they crave. Each trip will be arranged with seclusion in mind, from experiences arranged solely for the client to the private drivers who exclusively escort them and their travel companions.
The perfect property will be available for every client’s wish list, whether that is one with a garden for children to play in, incredible views, sunlit courtyards for alfresco dining, a private infinity pool or a sauna. The properties also span a variety of price points, with opulent villas as well as more cost-conscious options available.
Audley’s specialists will use their first-hand knowledge of the destination to suggest ways to enrich the clients’ stay, from outdoor activities in remote settings to privately guided experiences. All tours will be booked by Audley and a full day-by-day itinerary provided.
Riad Ilayka, Marrakesh, Morocco
Conveniently located near the main sights of Marrakesh in the heart of the old medina, Riad Ilayka is a small property which can be exclusively hired for a group of up to 14. It is traditional in style and full of Moroccan charm and character.
After a busy day exploring, clients can relax in its bright courtyard, charming first-floor terrace or in the hot tub on the roof terrace.
An eight-day tailor-made trip ‘Private riad stay in Marrakesh’ costs from $1,565 per person (based on 14 sharing). The price includes private transfers, a private guided day exploring Marrakesh and its vineyards, a private hike in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, a private cooking course and seven nights exclusive use of Riad Ilayka. For more information visit www.audleytravel.com/us/Morocco or call 1-866-583-4521.
Haena Beach House, Kauai, Hawaii
Haena Beach House is a quirky, retro-styled five-bedroom property built in a wedge shape, giving amazing views of the ocean. It sits on the edge of a golden, sandy beach with direct access to the water. All bedrooms have ocean views and two are suites which have their own lounge area.
Audley can arrange many experiences on a private basis with options including helicopter flights over the scenery used as a backdrop for the film Jurassic Park, sailing and snorkeling trips to the offshore reefs and hikes through the dramatic countryside.
An eight-day tailor-made trip ‘Private stay at Haena Beach House, Kauai’ costs from $6,165 per person (based on eight traveling). The price includes five nights at Haena Beach House, two nights in a private villa, private touring around Oahu, a privately guided hike through Kauai’s tropical forest and a private helicopter flight over the island and a hire car. For more information, please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/usa or call 1-866-583-4521.
Blue Belle Harbour Beachfront Villa, Antigua
Three-bedroom Blue Belle Harbour Beachfront Villa is situated on Jumby Bay, a 300-acre private island surrounded by lush tropical landscape. Accessible only by boat, and with no cars in sight, this beautiful, undisturbed private island of white-powdered beaches is a one-of-a-kind hideaway. The villa is part of the Jumby Bay premium resort, which provides guests with world-class facilities including exquisite restaurants and a spa.
Bordered by palm trees, luxuriously white-sand beaches and azure waters the villa offers incredible views. The villa’s magnificent outdoor space boasts a stunning infinity pool and spa as well as a covered outdoor bar area - the perfect spot for beachside drinks.
Audley can arrange experiences on a private basis including fishing trips, sunset cruises, sailing and snorkeling trips to the offshore reefs, along with hikes through the dramatic scenery. Clients can also enjoy the resort’s facilities during their stay with tennis, snorkel equipment, use of sun floats and sunfish sailboats, croquet and a putting green all available. Golf buggies are provided to transport clients across the island, so they can explore at their own pace.
An eight-day tailor-made trip ‘Private stay at Harbour Beachfront Villa - Blue Belle’ costs from $12,865 per person (based on six travelling) and includes seven nights at Blue Belle Harbour Beachfront Villa. For more information, please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/Antigua or call 1-866-309-8134.
Audley’s definition of a private stay doesn’t stop at villas and houses. The operator also has a choice of water-based options with examples including gulets in Croatia and Turkey and motor yachts in Miami.
Alex Bentley, Head of Product for Audley Travel, said: “Audley has always specialised in private experiences and we are delighted to be able to offer clients this new range of accommodation so they can arrange an entirely private trip. Our wonderful collection of private stays offers space for friends and families to be together and hope it helps support our clients to start travelling again.”
Audley’s concierge team is offering phone or video appointments to help clients find the ideal destination and accommodation.
For more information on traveling with Audley, please visit www.audleytravel.com/travel-with-confidence/planning-with-confidence/where-you-can-travel and for further details on Audley’s private stays please visit www.audleytravel.com/inspiration/private-stays.