The Most Spectacular Suites And Villas For GCC Families This Summer May 18, 2021 Travel 263 As summer approaches and temperatures in the GCC are rising, it’s time to plan the perfect summer escape. From the Maldives to Milan, the world is opening up again, and GCC travellers are welcome. Just a short flight from the GCC, visitors can enjoy the seclusion of the Maldives at the Ocean Residence at Heritance Aarah Maldives. A secluded sanctuary that epitomizes refined luxury, the Ocean Residence offers guests magical escapes on the Indian Ocean. All bungalows are equipped with a private plunge pool and terrace overlooking the ocean vistas that will be sure to make the setting picture-perfect. Bungalows have two bedrooms with a separate nanny room, in addition to six bathrooms, a kitchenette, and butler services to ensure every need is met, perfect for family stays. Guests can enjoy some down time with a private jacuzzi, a large sundeck and state of the art technology including Marshall bluetooth speakers to set the mood. Also in the Maldives, guests can find one of the world’s most exclusive residences, the Nika Private Residence at Velaa Private Island. Designed by world renowned Spanish interior designer, Patricia Urquiola, the four-bedroom residence can accommodate up to 10 people. Hand crafted furniture with a minimalist design, sees elegance and simplicity combine in the luxurious beach retreat, where each bedroom opens to a private balcony with views of the residence’s pristine private beach and the crystal blue ocean. A private gym, spa and outdoor relaxation area ensures guests need never leave, with a world-class entertainment system to ensure the mood is always set.