A buyout is just what it sounds like: our luxury custom travel consultants reserve all the rooms in a small luxury hotel, lodge or safari camp, so your friends or family have the run of the entire property for however long you plan to stay. It’s the perfect way to guarantee a high degree of privacy and exclusivity. Learn more about the types of properties we can buy out just for you and your friends or family as part of a custom itinerary.
travel inspirationCustom Travel: Boutique Hotels and Buyouts
A Safari Lodge in South Africa
One of our luxury custom travel consultants bought out Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Private Game Reserve for two nights for a family of 17—ages 13 to 57—as part of a custom itinerary she produced for them. During their stay at Ulusaba, which borders Kruger National Park in South Africa’s northeastern Mpumalanga province, guests enjoyed private helicopter flight-seeing excursions, twice-daily game drives, daily walking safaris and gourmet meals—with plenty of interesting, engaging and relaxing diversions in between.
A Boutique Hotel in Bali
Boutique hotels are luxury properties with a handful of well-appointed rooms, suites or villas. They tend to occupy smaller footprints, but do not lack for space, style or service. They can be a nice alternative to larger brand-name accommodations, without having to sacrifice amenities. One of our travel consultants built a nine-day privately-guided itinerary with a wildlife focus for a guest traveling solo through Bali. She booked him into the Shunyata Villas Bali, a gorgeous three-villa boutique hotel located on a beach in the middle of Bali’s eastern coast. Highlights of this property include individual infinity pools, private outdoor spaces and sun decks, open-air lounges, optional open-air bathrooms with large indoor and outdoor raindrop showers, and romantic gardens. Shunyata Villas Bali would be a perfect buyout for three singles or three couples traveling together on a custom itinerary through Indonesia.