Everyone has 'Big Birthdays' ahead and most have wedding anniversaries and other important family occasions to mark as well. Those with the means often choose to celebrate these with a big party in their home country or a smaller, but more exotic, one abroad.
The Rocksure Club has experts in the planning and delivery of such events. We are not wedding organisers, but the same meticulous attention to detail is required in order to put on a flawless performance; also, without the centerpiece of a wedding, even greater creativity and flair is required of the planners to design and choreograph a dramatic and truly memorable occasion.
The same imagination, skills and techniques are required whether it be for a party at your own home or at one of the original, dramatic and exciting venues which we know about but most people don’t. Budget is critical, of course, but much can be achieved through creativity which is not outrageously expensive.
This is the ultimate dream holiday! We have several private islands in a variety of stunning locations from Tanzania to Mozambique, The Seychelles, The Maldives, Madagascar, The Philippines, Cambodia, The Caribbean, Indonesia, Nicaragua and Australia.
The islands vary tremendously, of course - in location, size, the type of accommodation, the number of bedrooms, and the scale and choice of the activities available.
Having a private island at your disposal is one of the most glorious and undeniably exclusive experiences available. Your island is likely to be surrounded by breathtaking turquoise waters and untouched reefs, making it the perfect destination for snorkeling and diving.
Motor yachts are normally licensed to carry a maximum of 12 guests in 6 double cabins, but a small number can have 12 cabins and, even fewer, 18. Our photograph shows a motor yacht with 12 cabins.
She has the following principal features: wellness spa, steam room, sauna, hair & nail salon, wine cellar, movie theatre, gymnasium, conference room, library & swimming pool. Her normal cruising area is the Mediterranean. During the northern winter, she - or a similar vessel - can be positioned in the Bahamas or the Caribbean.
You may also like to consider combining a shorter cruise with a stay at a large villa so that you can also have the enjoyment of a tennis court and larger swimming pool, for example.
Some of the famous, luxuriously-refurbished trains can be chartered privately for parties of up 30 - 40 guests for journeys of up to a week in the United Kingdom, Ireland and certain countries on the Continent. This is not easy to arrange, and forward planning is obviously essential, but we know the operators well and can arrange a variety of special embellishments for you during the journey, too.
An alternative would be to book a smaller party - the right number to occupy one complete dining car, for example - but, even if there were to be only six of you, we can arrange for you to have your own table for all meals.
An exclusive use property on a private game reserve in Africa is as exotic as you can get and is the perfect destination to take your family or friends on holiday. You are likely to come across a variety of wildlife, from elephant and rhino, to lion and leopard, crocodile and hippo, buffalo and wildebeest, giraffe and zebra, which will provide excitement and entertainment for your guests.
Most safari lodges are for the public, but we know of several who will look after your party on a completely exclusive use basis. The accommodation may be luxury tents or a private house with all the comforts of a hotel; superb cuisine and wine as good as you could wish for. Each property will be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay and you will have a superb team on hand to look after your every wish.
Some of the converted barges on the rivers and canals of France have been re-designed and re-furbished to offer a small number of cabins of the quality of a luxury hotel suite. So, if you have in mind an unusual cruise for a party of between 4 and 12 guests, we can make a recommendation to you. For larger parties there may also be the option to tandem the barges.
Such a journey can be very happily combined with a stay on land at a gorgeous Villa or Castle, and the Rocksure Wine Society can arrange exclusive visits to the finest Chateaux in, for example, Burgundy or Champagne, as well as ensuring that, both on and off the water, the wine cellar has been carefully planned in accordance with your preferences.
If such an option is attractive, you should contact us now for next year.
It is hard to think of a venue more historic, romantic and exciting than one of the great Castles of England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, many of which are more than 500 years old.
Taking a castle exclusively will certainly capture the imagination of all your guests and your celebration is sure to be memorable. What could be more atmospheric than a banquet in a great hall to celebrate a special occasion or a whisky in front of a roaring fire before retiring to a four poster bed in a turret?
During the day there will always be plenty to keep all your guests entertained with various country sports on offer from fishing, falconry and archery to golf, horse-riding and simply walking.
There are many of these and some can be rented privately.
The questions are: which ones will appeal to you most, have the best location, be of the right size, have collaborative and reliable owners, offer some sporting and other activities and come in at the right price including all the extras.
One English estate that we know, just a few miles from the sea, allows you to rent the Manor House itself and as many of the other houses - small manors, farmhouses, lodges and cottages as you wish.
Best to take all of them (50 beds in total) and have exclusive use of the 5,000 acre estate.
France has beautiful Chateaux too and so do Italy and Spain.
A large private villa can provide you with the space, comfort, privacy and security which you will require for a party of friends and family, and a full staff can be arranged.
But choosing from the various villas available with an amazing array of amenities such as tennis courts, infinity swimming pools, private moorings, saunas & gymnasiums, cinemas, private heli-pads, private beaches, olive or citrus groves, private fishing lakes and finding the right level of staffing from personal chefs to personal trainers can be overwhelming.
We have the knowledge and expertise to match you with the perfect villa in the perfect location to suit your needs.
Please contact your Destination Specialist on +44 (0) 1993 824198 or email us here for further information.
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