Afini, a better way to travel
A new definition of luxury travel has emerged with Afini, Asia’s members-only luxury destination club. With more than 45 properties in 32 destinations, there is something for everyone. Based on proven travel models in America, Afini offers affluent travelers exclusive access to a diverse portfolio of top-tier multi-million dollar private residences situated in the most sought-after destinations all around the world (think beachfront villas, Himalayan mountain retreats and luxe city apartments), as well as partnerships with iconic hotel brands in key metropolitan cities and exclusive benefits.
Members pay a one-time initiation and annual renewal fees thereafter, but there is no minimum number of nights and residences are normally priced between 20% lower than market value. Families have the opportunity to experience a luxurious home away from home, without actually having the maintenance responsibilities that come with the property ownership, leaving them with the much-needed freedom and stress-free time to enjoy their seamless holiday to its fullest.
Our trip planning with Afini started as soon as I picked a destination – Bali. Not long after, my dedicated lifestyle consultant emailed and Skyped with me to personalize every detail of our trip, which ranged from selecting our luxurious 5-bedroom Puri Bawana residence in Canggu, to booking flight tickets to scooter rentals.
As time grew closer, I was also connected with my on-site concierge who ensured our itinerary was organized to a T, grocery orders were followed, and dietary restrictions (believe me, there were quite a few) and pillow requirements were met. All I needed to do was dream up unforgettable experiences for our vacation, and my consultant and the on-site concierge meticulously took care of the rest. Their priority was to simply get to know us and our preferences, desires and hopes for this trip.
See also: Bali Travel Guide
Even special requests such as visiting a Balinese healer (finding an authentic healer in Bali is no small undertaking, and most of them don’t take pre-bookings) became possible all of a sudden. Visiting waterfalls off the beaten path and other hidden gems that only locals know about was what made a curated trip with Afini so worthwhile.
Furthermore, the round-the-clock tailored service at the residence was what set this Afini journey apart from our usual trips. In the past, we had often been booked into a luxury hotel but were left to our own devices. With Afini, over time, the staff picked up on all the subtlest cues, such as our breakfast rituals, favorite green juices, coffee breaks in the afternoon, and a jug of refreshing water at night.
It’s like waving a magic wand and all your travel dreams start coming true, leaving you to simply enjoy the stress-free journey. And that is what Afini is all about.
Afini has 3 different membership tiers and joining fees start at US$4000 and annual fees at US$1000.
Please enquire about special benefits for Destination Deluxe readers and Afini will offer travel credits (free nights) based on the membership you choose.