We love ÀNI private resorts and the way they make it easy to arrange a luxury, all-inclusive* group stay. Established in 2010 ÀNI – the word is Swahili for “the journey ahead” – pours its close attention into truly beautiful and secluded estates that can be booked exclusively for you and your family and/or friends. The whole place, with no-one else there except the special people you choose, and amazing staff to indulge you…
This wonderful island, the most northern of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean, is a short hop from Miami, and you’ll search long and hard for anywhere with better sandy white beaches – they stretch for miles and miles. The ÀNI resort here sits on an amazing clifftop above Little Bay, and there’s room for parties of between six and 20 in what could be accurately termed “commanding privacy”. Half-board dining and an amazing number of activities are included; there’s a host of energetic or cultural things to do, from water sports including amazing diving, to day-long exploration adventures, plus a lovely on-site spa.
ÀNI Dominican Republic
Claiming its own private peninsula on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, this private resort nestles in manicured gardens with breathtaking, 270-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to a sandy bay known as La Piscina Natural. It’s the birthplace of kite-surfing, so a natural magnet for watersport fanatics. There’s room for a party of a maximum 28 people, so you’ll never be jostled for an ocean view – whether it’s to watch the sun rise or see it set. As ever with ÀNI, the plentiful staff are anxious to please your whole party, whether that’s working with you on special dinners, organising cultural events, or coming up with inventive ways to keep children happy.
ÀNI Sri Lanka
A sweeping beachfront estate on five verdant acres of Sri Lanka’s south coast, this private resort set above a palm-fringed beach near Dickwella can accommodate up to 30 guests across 15 exceptional suites. They all overlook their own, vast infinity pools and the sea on either side of a lush lawn. The impeccable service is delivered by a 30-strong team, so close personal attention is guaranteed. The region is known for its teeming wildlife; you can marvel at the local reserves and national parks or enjoy the nature surrounding the resort in the local villages, rice paddies and cinnamon plantation. It’s pure bliss in the Indian Ocean.
You’ll find this paradise on Koh Yao Noi, with empty beaches, protected mangroves, fishing villages and picturesque rice paddies spread over 19 square miles. It’s a sanctuary for wildlife, including rare hornbills, sea otters and green turtles. With astounding ocean-front views from the spacious villas, there’s room for 20 guests; from personal fitness training and kids’ activities to Thai dance shows and guided cycling tours, there’s loads for everyone to do, even though you’re 30 minutes from the mainland. All food and drinks are included, and there’s all-day butler service on the beach. And if you seek pure reinvigoration then you can lose yourself in a daily spa routine of up to 10 treatments.
Get together with Vilena Private Travel designer and look closely at these fantastic ÀNI destinations to choose one for your private party getaway. We can make it work perfectly for you.
*ÀNI destinations in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Dominican Republic are all-inclusive, while ÀNI Anguilla offers half-board dining.