Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
7:00 AM 31st December 2021

Oliver Says Get Well Soon With A Bit Of R&R!

Oliver’s Travels is introducing a collection of wellness villas for those seeking to indulge in some R&R and hideaway from the stresses of modern life in 2022.

Boasting a selection of private and exclusive tranquil European villas, opulent British boltholes, and relaxing rentals, the holiday rental company, launched in 2003, has a host of properties for an idyllic wellness retreat.

Facilities include private yoga studios and spa facilities along with state of the art gyms, the aim being to refresh and rejuvenate burnt-out guests.

In addition to offering some of the most exceptional and unusual places to stay, travellers can benefit from the company’s concierge service offering a range of benefits from chef services, food delivery, fridge stocking, childcare, spa treatments, airport transfers, private yoga classes, car hire, maid service, travel insurance, tours and activities.

A handful of Oliver’s Travels properties from its new Wellness Collection include:

Once In a Lifetime Mexican Wellness Retreat
Villa Koko, Mexico – Sleeps 18 to 22 in nine bedrooms

Situated in the exclusive residential community of Punta Mita, Mexico, is the luxuriously chic Villa Koko. The incredible nine suite private oceanfront villa emits calm with its 90ft infinity pool, and breath-taking views of the Marietas Islands, mountains, and golf courses. The Villa comes complete with staff to tend to guest’s every whim, including a chef, waiter and bartender ensuring a carefree stay. The state-of-the-art fitness room, spectacular spa complete with a steam room, cold shower, and outdoor stone bathtub is the perfect pamper offering for all. Villa Koko features several incredible outside areas, including an alfresco dining area situated under the hay roofing, which provides a sand terrace fire pit - perfect for cosy evenings with a sundowner and the sand between toes while the waves lap the shore. There’s also a separate barbecue area, hammocks, sun loungers and hot tub for total relaxation as well as a 24-hour concierge to arrange private yoga classes and surf lessons for the active travellers.
2022 rates start from £66,761 for a seven-night stay. To book, visit or call 0333 888 0205.

Grecian Oasis of Calm
Villa Michaela, Santorini – Sleeps eight to 10 guests in seven bedrooms

A short car journey from the capital of Fira, Villa Michaela offers guests the ultimate zen oasis surrounded by impressive views of the volcano and caldera, while the old Castle of Akrotiri can be seen from the outdoor dining area. Secluded in the basement, lies an indulgent spa, complete with an indoor heated jacuzzi for those seeking solace to soak weary limbs after energetic days out exploring. Outside, guests are met with equally serene scenes with a large private pool – providing the perfect spot for families and friends to take in tranquil views day and night.
2022 rates start from £7,552 for a seven-night stay. To book, visit or call 0333 888 0205.

Idyllic Italian Retreat
Palazzo Novara, Italian Lakes – Sleeps four to eight guests in four bedrooms

Palazzo Novara is a 17th century mansion in Lake Orta, enclosed in high walls ensuring total privacy. Travellers looking for the ultimate spa experience need look no further – the indoor spa features an indoor pool, waterfall chromotherapy and Turkish bath that leads directly out to the peaceful courtyard and columned garden. The self-care doesn’t stop there – this incredible mansion is filled with original architecture to explore, a spanning large fireplace and sumptuous furniture to sink into. The library and music room are also perfect places for those to take time to relax inside. For a breath of fresh air and vista lake views, guests can overlook Lake Orta, the Island of San Giulio and the Monte Rosa from the top floor.

2022 rates start from £5,163 for a seven-night stay. To book, visit or call 0333 888 0205.