Welcome to View Retreats!

We’re here to help you find your perfect luxury getaway – whatever your idea of luxury might be.

What’s your luxury?

Luxury means different things to different people. Is your luxury a glamorous hotel in downtown Manhattan, a private island hideaway on the Great Barrier Reef, or a safari camp on the plains of the Serengeti? Let us help you find your perfect version of luxury in some of the most beautiful places around the world.

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Why choose us?

The View Retreats - Atlantis the Palm
“We know that luxury is personal.
Let us help you find your luxury.”
Mat Lewis
Co-Founder, View Retreats

Searching for a luxury getaway on the big booking sites can be an ordeal – having to trawl through a bewildering number of properties (many of them, not at all luxurious!). Small boutique sites can go too far in the other direction, with only a miniscule selection of options to choose from.

At View Retreats, we aim to be the perfect middle ground, with not too many, not too few. We have a healthy obsession with finding the world’s most extraordinary properties – proper jaw-droppers that make us want to pack our bags immediately. It might be the architecture, interior design or the stunning views, but each one needs to make us go ‘Wow’.

We’ve personally reviewed an eye-watering number of properties – over 100,000 at last count – so we can bring you a handpicked selection of the very best hotels, resorts, and private villas across the world. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do.

The View Retreats - Atlantis the Palm

Why choose us?

Searching for a luxury getaway on the big booking sites can be an ordeal – having to trawl through a bewildering number of properties (many of them, not at all luxurious!). Small boutique sites can go too far in the other direction, with only a miniscule selection of options to choose from.

At View Retreats, we aim to be the perfect middle ground, with not too many, not too few. We have a healthy obsession with finding the world’s most extraordinary properties – proper jaw-droppers that make us want to pack our bags immediately. It might be the architecture, interior design or the stunning views, but each one needs to make us go ‘Wow’.

We’ve personally reviewed an eye-watering number of properties – over 100,000 at last count – so we can bring you a handpicked selection of the very best hotels, resorts, and private villas across the world. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do.

What’s our story?

We’re Mat Lewis and Stoewie van den Bulk, the founders of View Retreats. Hello!

We’re an Aussie & a Dutchman living in the beautiful Barossa Valley in South Australia (you should definitely try the local wines). We’re both veterans of the travel and hospitality industries, and we both share a weakness for exceptional luxury retreats.

We were attempting to book a getaway back in 2013 when the idea of View Retreats was born. It was so difficult to find the one-of-a-kind places we were looking for as they were buried amongst thousands of listings on the big booking sites. It was super frustrating, and we thought how much easier it would be if there were a site with options curated by real people, which only featured the very best luxury accommodation. Someone, we thought, should really make a business of that…

The View Retreats - Founders

View Retreats has just celebrated its eighth birthday. Over those years, we’ve selected thousands of incredible properties in over 120 countries, and we now have team members based around the world. We’re proud to be one of the few independent, Australian-owned booking websites in the industry.

Thanks for visiting – we hope you find the luxury you’re looking for with View Retreats.

The View Retreats - Founders

What’s our story?

We’re Mat Lewis and Stoewie van den Bulk, the founders of View Retreats. Hello!

We’re an Aussie & a Dutchman living in the beautiful Barossa Valley in South Australia (you should definitely try the local wines). We’re both veterans of the travel and hospitality industries, and we both share a weakness for exceptional luxury retreats.

We were attempting to book a getaway back in 2013 when the idea of View Retreats was born. It was so difficult to find the one-of-a-kind places we were looking for as they were buried amongst thousands of listings on the big booking sites. It was super frustrating, and we thought how much easier it would be if there were a site with options curated by real people, which only featured the very best luxury accommodation. Someone, we thought, should really make a business of that…

View Retreats has just celebrated its eighth birthday. Over those years, we’ve selected thousands of incredible properties in over 120 countries, and we now have team members based around the world. We’re proud to be one of the few independent, Australian-owned booking websites in the industry.

Thanks for visiting – we hope you find the luxury you’re looking for with View Retreats.

Say hi to our global support team

We understand, in this day and age, travelling can be a bit unpredictable. That’s why we have a global support team on hand 24/7 to assist you with any issues or changes to your booking. We also have specialist teams available during business hours if you need help with purchasing a gift voucher or planning your trip. This means that no matter where in the world you’re travelling, you can be confident you can pick up the phone and speak to a real human if you need assistance.