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Banyan Tree Phuket | Thailand

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Banyan Tree Phuket has triumphed at the Condé Nast Traveler 20th Annual Readers' Choice Awards, ranking 2nd in the Top 10 Asia Resorts category. The resort was also ranked 8th in the Top 100 Resorts of the world. Situated at Bang Tao Bay on the north-western coast of Phuket Island in southern Thailand, Banyan Tree is a mere 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and approximately 30 minutes from Patong Beach in the South and 40 minutes from Phuket Town.

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Little Dix Bay Villas | BVI

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Just beyond a colorful barrier reef, lapped by gentle blue waters, lies Rosewood Little Dix Bay® - a truly authentic destination, featuring luxury villas with stunning 25-mile ocean views. tamed for sophisticated tastes. Located in the most private areas of the resort are luxurious villas which feature stunning 25-mile ocean views.

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Brisa Caribe | Riviera Maya

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Brisa Caribe, located on the Mayan Riviera, offers luxurious accommodations within nine unique bedrooms and ten baths, boasting breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The fully air-conditioned villa provides guests with an entertainment room and stocked wet bar as well as a rooftop bar and dining terrace perfect for some al fresco dining! For relaxing in the warm sun, the Brisa Caribe showcases three stunning pools and cascading waterfalls, including a fresh water and salt water pool.

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Alila Villas Soori | Bali

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Alila Villas Soori on the southwest coast of Bali might just be the very definition of paradise. Located near the island's famed Tanah Lot Temple, this luxurious beachfront resort leads you to depths of relaxation you never knew existed. Nestled between lush rice fields and glistening volcanic black sands lapped by the Indian Ocean, these luxury villas in Bali fully integrate the beach experience in its vibrant mix of spaces. The perfectly calibrated balance of tranquillity and vitality, that is so Bali, does a fine job of soothing and stimulating the senses.

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Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa by LaCure Villas | Jamaica

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This spectacular five-bedroom villa boasts a new five million dollar renovation and has been home to many celebrities and jet setters for years. It offers ocean views, modern technology, luxurious spa treatments and the ultimate in service.

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Villa Contenta | Miami

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With a host of entertaining amenities Villa Contenta is a perfect place to welcome friends and family. On the grounds the villa boasts 130-foot pool, grotto, garden, waterfall and beach volleyball. Inside the 11,000-square foot mansion is furnished with a Grand Piano, movie theater, billiards room, library and gym. Each of the six rooms are decorated in a different theme and when guests decide to leave the property the beach is just a short distance away.

Miami, Florida | 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bath

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Domes of Elounda | Greece

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Meet the full Mediterranean experience at the Domes. Situated in idyllic surroundings in the Grecian Islands, the distinguished elegance make this majestic resort the perfect place to "rejuvenate in style." Exit the real world and enter a dream world with the design of the resort that comes complete with an array of amenities are beyond compare. The resort consists of eighty suites, eight private residences, three villas and a royal villa that represent not only the beauty of the Mediterranean, but also depict the Cretan culture. The medieval monument of "Spinaloga," as well as the historic tradition of Byzantium, shed the light of inspiration for the architectural design of "Domes of Elounda."

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Alila Villas Uluwatu | Bali

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Bask in the sunshine on the beautiful island of Bali in your own private villa at Alila Villas Uluwatu. This picture perfect setting will help you rediscover pure joy and complete relaxation. Their exquisite design and luxury accommodations will enchant while their unparalleled service and amenities will offer a newfound serenity. Alila Villas Uluwatu's 64 pool villas are private and spacious with breath taking views and gorgeous interiors. The open designs allows sea breezes to flow and their contemporary interiors reflect traditional Bali decor.

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The Ritz-Carlton Sanya | China

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Leave the world behind and discover The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya hotel in China where majestic mountains share the landscape with miles of private beaches, rainforests and the pristine South China Sea. Located in the most secluded area of the #1 beach in China, Yalong Bay, this Sanya hotel's destination is known as the "Oriental Hawaii" and is the country's only tropical seaside resort.

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Aquamare | Caribbean

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Aquamare, located on the breathtaking Virgin Gorda at Mahoe Bay and is home to three luxurious, 8,000 square-foot, five-bedroom villas. Each villa offers stunning views surrounded by lush landscaping for maximum privacy. With a separate Concierge House, guests are offered the utmost in service and and attentive staff are available for every need. To accommodate larger gatherings, guests have the option to book two or all three villas. Conde Nast Traveler ranked the island the best island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas in its 2007 World's Best Awards.

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Deerfield Estate | Utah

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Deerfield Estate is the world's premier ski-in/ski-out showcase home with 360-degree mountain top views overlooking Park City and the Jordanelle Reservoir. It is sought after by millionaires and the most successful celebrities because of its unparalleled level of luxury and privacy. Your private Gondola transports you from your cozy ski prep room to the Deer Valley Resort's Navigator ski run. 15,000 sq ft of home has never been so comfortable.

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Villa Lilly | Italy

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This world-renowned Praiano, luxury Italian villa boasts breathtaking ocean views from the 10,000 sq ft. main house, overlooking Positano to Capri. From Villa Lilly's numerous terraces and gardens, you may take in the enchanting Amalfi Coast and its extensive landscape. The villa enjoys absolutely breathtaking views, with Positano on one side that appears like a jewel set in the cliffs overlooking the sea, along with total privacy and a silence which is only very occasionally broken by a distant horn from a passing ship.

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La Maltese Estate | Greece

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La Maltese Estate is located high above sea level overlooking the Caldera in the traditional village of Imerovigli. It offers spectacular views of the sea, the volcano and the famous sunsets. The neoclassic captain's house mansion is a true sample of luxury and culture. Originally built in the 19th century, the mansion has since been renovated and converted into a magnificent home. One of the best features of the house is the spacious front veranda of 2,700 square feet being an extremely rare asset in Santorini. Exquisite cream upholstered wooden deck chairs and sofas furnish the terrace whilst large umbrellas give shade. The pool and side bar set the mood for fun and romance.

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Half Moon | Jamaica

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Half Moon, A RockResort, has been setting the standard for luxury Jamaica resorts for more than 50 years. Ideally located on Jamaica's northern coast, Half Moon's 400 acres feature beautifully landscaped gardens, 197 luxury guest rooms, and 33 whitewashed luxury villas ribboned by two miles of private, white-sand shoreline, known as one of the finest stretches of beach in Jamaica.

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Thousand Waves | Maui

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Descend into distant worlds at this dramatic one-acre, 11,000 square foot estate decked in Indonesian decor. Sleeps 16-18, this extraordinary gated home offers 8+ bedrooms, 9.5 baths and 2 dens, a big screen media room, billiards room with library and bar, indoor gym, central a/c, sound and security system, gated entry with garage, tarmac and parking for 4. Marvel at the massive rooms of natural stone and exotic decor, fine cabinetry and woodwork, custom hand-carved furnishings, colorful artifacts and stunning ocean-front sunset views.

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Villa Spalletti Trivelli

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Villa Spalletti Trivelli sits in the perfect location right in the middle of the Eternal City. Discerning travelers will enjoy the fact that the Spanish Steps are just a few minute's walk away, and other noted landmarks nearby include Trevi Fountain and the Borghese Villa. While the villa is over a century old, it boasts modern amenities, including a full-service spa.

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Chateau Ventoux | Provence

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Nestled among 17 acres of Provençal vineyards and orchards this estate's formal grounds include running streams and small pools complimented by ducks and wild geese from around the world. Additionally the property is furnished with two outdoor pools as well as badminton, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. A Concierge, housekeeping staff and chef run the household so guests need only enjoy this 18th Century fairytale home.

Avignon, Provence, France | 16 Bedrooms, 16 Bath

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La Plage | St. Barts

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The La Plage Estate is a beach-front property located in the beautiful Caribbean. Amenities include a large pool, jacuzzi and daily housekeeping. Enormous sliding doors open the home to the outside and guests can enjoy various large and small spaces in which to relax and enjoy the Tropical weather. Restaurants are just three minutes away.

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Palmasola | Punta Mita

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Palmasola is a luxurious, spacious and extremely private beachfront estate located within exclusive Punta Mita, Mexico's premier gated community and destination resort. This estate is on the northern tip of the Bahía de Banderas, one of the largest natural bays on the turquoise shaded Pacific Coast. The white sand beach, clear blue waters and pristine views free of any other man-made development are unparalleled. Palmasola offers guests 22,000 square feet of interior and exterior living spaces comprised of ten beautifully designed structures in a village-like setting.

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Casa Kimball | Punta Cana

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Casa Kimball an exclusive and private villa located on the pristine north coast of the island of the Dominican Republic. This is a brilliantly designed contemporary villa that sanctions the Caribbean sunlight and breezes to flow through the open spaces and a particularly private oceanfront landscape. We know luxury villas, and this is one of the best tropical vacation destinations available anywhere.

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Château De Villette | Paris

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Chateau de Villette is a magnificent private chateau 35 minutes northwest of Paris designed by Mansart around 1668. There is a living area of 27,000 square feet on 185 acres of land which includes a pool, tennis and a chapel. The main chateau has 10 deluxe bedrooms all with private bathrooms, and the west wing building has five bedrooms all with bathrooms as well, plus a suite consisting of one bedroom, one bathroom and one sitting room. A total of sixteen bedrooms, eight featuring king-size beds and the other half are queen size provide spacious sleeping quarters.

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