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Villa Marie Promises the Glitz & Glamour of Saint Tropez Without the Crowds

Apr 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Gazing from my terrace at Villa Marie with curlicues of ivy entwined around it, the glitz and glamour of Saint-Tropez seem a world away; yet, the twinkling lights along the streets below seem close enough to touch. That’s one of the many attractions of this five-star, 45-room Italian residence, one of several Maisons & Hotels Sibuet properties in Provence. 

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Aquamare's Heavenly Villas Are Sprawling Virgin Gorda Residences That Might Leave You Speechless

Apr 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

“What is the first word that people utter when they step inside this villa?” we asked our host William Matthews at Aquamare in Virgin Gorda. We were standing in the Great Room of what was to be our home for the next three days, and all we could think of was “WOW.” “They don’t utter any words at all,” he replied, “but their mouths are wide open in silent awe,” (ours were open in noisy awe).

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Dune Port Douglas Promises the Perfect Amount of Seclusion & Five-Star Amenities

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just forty miles north of Cairns is one of Queensland’s most sought-after vacation destinations, and it’s quite possible you’ve never even heard of it. Known for its beautiful beaches, year-round tropical climate, golf courses and fine dining, Port Douglas attracts elite travelers looking for a true escape Down Under. It’s just far enough off-the-grid to keep the crowds at bay, but still within reach of the state’s most popular attractions, further increasing its quiet appeal.

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Villa Inle Resort & Spa Wins Us Over With Private Suites, Boating Trips & Burmese Delights

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

No trip to Myanmar would be complete without a visit to Inle Lake. In fact, if you only visit one place in the sovereign state, it should be this magical area. This lake, sitting 4,000-feet-above sea level, provides a microcosm of all of the delights you wish to experience in Myanmar without the hassle of traveling from village to village.

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Alila Ubud is an Exotic Surprise in Bali's Untouched Jungles

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

When a hotel's name means "surprise," my expectations surely rise; such was the case with Alila, whose Sanskrit name translates to just that. During my last trip to Malaysia and Indonesia, there was no greater sheer surprise than Alila Ubud, a modern marvel that rests on the floor of an untouched jungle in Bali.

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Vacationing at Casa Tres Soles Is Like Staying In Your Own Little Mexican Resort

Feb 12, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Mexico has its share of picturesque destinations and plenty of luxe hotels lining its shoreline. But it’s Casa Tres Soles that really has us dreaming of azure waters and fresh margs in Punta Mita. Sitting on a a secluded plateau overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the nine-bedroom residence includes three master suites, four guestrooms and two Casita bedrooms.

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Destination St. Barths: Le Sereno Villas Offer 7,000 Square Feet of Tropical Vacation Therapy

Feb 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Those in-the-know are aware that right now is the best time to visit St. Barths. The warm weather lasts until around April and hurricane season doesn’t visit the island until July. With temperatures floating around the mid-80s during the day and the high 60s in the evenings, we’re definitely all for a winter vacay this month.

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Bored by the Luxury Hotel Experience? Ritz-Carlton Might Have a Remedy for That

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Around the world, Ritz-Carlton resorts and hotels are known for the elegance, grandeur and exemplary service. But what may be lesser known is that their portfolio also includes a collection of prestigious villas and cottages in spectacular destinations. The brand has placed some of their most unique accommodations in Thailand, China, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Georgia and Puerto Rico. 

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Oil Nut Bay is a Secluded, Sustainable and Stunning Paradise Setting

Jan 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s nothing wrong with planning your vacation around tourist attractions and enlisting the help of Rick Steves' to guide your trip. But sometimes, our idea of a true vacation is doing nothing but lying on a warm beach somewhere secluded, away from all the chaos of our daily lives. If you’re of the latter group, Oil Nut Bay in the Caribbean might just be your type of getaway.

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See How East Collides With West at These Two Feng-Shui Designed Villas in Santorini

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In this two-minute video by Santorini Heritage Villas & Mansions, it’s hard not to picture ourselves resting poolside on a hammock while soaking up the warm Mediterranean sunshine. Santorini is, in itself, a tranquil island, but the property takes relaxation a step further by following the principles of Feng Shui in their two mansions.

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All-Inclusive Chalet Pelerin Includes Heli-skiing on the French Alps

Feb 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Nestled cozily beside the French Alps’ hillside village of Le Miroir in Tarentaise valley is Eleven Experience’s new Chalet Pelerin—a year-round respite for nature-lovers all of ages. The recently opened villa straddles the French/Italian border and is only a two-hour drive from Geneva, welcoming skiers, hikers and bikers from across Europe and the world over.

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This $2M Villa Outside of Milan Boasts an Indoor Pool and Four Bedrooms

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You might not have heard of Legnano, but if you love Milan, you may enjoy this quaint Italian town with around 60,000 inhabitants about 12 miles from the fashion capital. If the allure of Milan has you thinking of owning a home there but you’d prefer a location outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, you may want to consider Via Roma Legnano.

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Relish in Sustainable Luxury & 400 Acres of Organic Farmland on Kittitian Hill in St. Kitts

Dec 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Life in the Caribbean seems to be just a bit simpler and quieter than the ones we lead in the States. Maybe it’s those warm breezes and sparkling turquoise waters, or the easy-going vibe the locals give off, but no matter which island you’re on, you’re sure to feel relaxed. And stateside, we can’t help but be envious of the tranquil destination that is the Caribbean.

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Find Some Serious Zen at Thailand's Villa Mayavee

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I've never met anyone who visited Thailand and didn't immediately fall in love with it. Whether you are the type to spend hours sunbathing on the beach or exploring tropical jungles, Thailand is where you should be doing it. Don't know where to go? Try Villa Mayavee on the island of Phuket, because…just look at it!

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Live the Rockstar Life at Eden Rock St Barths' 16,000-Square-Foot Villa

Nov 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Sarah Gilbert

Our puddle-jumper flew over pool-blue water and red-tiled rooftops before threading its way through two jagged, green peaks, and as I gave a sharp intake of breath, landed perfectly on the second shortest runway in the Caribbean. An equally short drive later and we were being greeted by our personal butler at the door to Eden Rock’s Villa Rockstar.

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