Jamaica's Sundown Villa Gets Us Back to What it Really Means to Vacation Well

Nov 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes it feels as if we’ve forgotten how to vacation, lost the ability to truly relax and disconnect. Technology has essentially both made it easier and harder to find our Zen while away from home. Packed full of must-see attractions and hourly itineraries, our trips have us needing a holiday from our vacations when they’re all said and done.

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Ellerman House's Villa One Might be the Best Way to Vacation in Cape Town

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With five bedrooms and two ground floor spa rooms, Ellerman House Villa One is one of those properties that immediately makes you reconsider the way you vacation. The 7,492-square-foot residence, situated in Cape Town, South Africa, offers 180-degree sea views from its hillside location. The villa has modern, minimalist décor and contemporary furnishings and amenities.

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One Look at The Spa House in Cape Town Will Have You Pulling Out Your Credit Card

Jun 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s renting a villa for your South African vacation, and then there’s really renting a villa. Let me be more clear. You could stay at any ‘ole private residence in Cape Town while visiting or you could book the kind of place that will make your friends jealous for years to come.

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4 More Fantastic Villas to Rent During Your Next Cabo Trip

Sep 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Even though the pumpkin spice latte has officially reared its basic head, the holiday season isn’t quite here yet. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be preparing your next vacation rental to Cabo San Lucas. We did some digging and found five villas that you can rent, each one right on the water with amazing views and amenities, from personal chefs to butlers. 

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8 Holiday Destination Villas Perfect For Extended Families

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When autumn hits, homes begin to fill up with scents of pumpkin, cinnamon and evergreens. Slowly fall décor begins to take over stores and restaurants. Some go-getters even get their holiday decorations out so early that before Halloween hits, their yards pay colorful homage to the upcoming yuletide season. They are planners by nature; and if you’re like them, you’ve probably had your holiday vacations booked since last year. But if you’re more the live-in-the-moment type, your plans may not have crossed your mind yet. To get you in the holiday spirit, here’s a list of the best family (and extended family) villa options to make the planning process a little bit easier.

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5 Spacious, Private & Luxurious Villas to Rent for Your Cabo Family Getaway

Sep 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In the '80s Cabo San Lucas became known for being a popular party spot among Spring Breakers. But since then, the Mexican city has established itself as a hot spot for luxury travelers. The area is dotted with four- and five-star hotels gaining accolades each year for being some of the best in the world. 

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Is The Mulia the World’s Best Beach Resort?

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas in Bali are quite simply one of the world’s most elegant beachfront escapes. Encompassing three properties in one, the five star accommodations are situated along the gorgeous Nusa Dua's Bay, long a favorite of elite travelers. From alluring suites to chic lounges and oceanfront pools, the resort sets out to go beyond what guests expect in terms of elegance, amenities and service.

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Ellerman House is an Elegant Departure From Big Brand Hotels in Cape Town

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

South Africa is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Because of its beautiful landscapes, premier surf breaks, bustling nightlife and safari adventures available, Cape Town is undoubtedly the region’s golden child. While the area is dotted with its fair share of luxury accommodations, there's one boutique property that has all the amenities of a big-brand hotel, but with the size and feel of a homey residential abode.

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Pin & Pin Have Made it Extremely Hard to Pass Up a Trip to Croatia With Villa Ivy

Aug 7, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Shades of blue immediately fill the screen as a haunting and grungier version of Birdy’s People Help The People song plays over images of Dalmatia, one of the four historical regions of Croatia. This is the intro to Pin & Pin’s luxury lifestyle film which promotes the island and Villa Ivy, one of the firm’s lavish residences. The world-renowned designers build and sell luxury properties in the world’s most desired regions.

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5 Under-the-Radar Cities in South America Worth Skipping the Crowds For

Jul 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2014, all eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup and come 2016, it will again sit in the spotlight with the Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janiero. In any year, travelers heading to Peru typically plan on visiting Machu Picchu, while in Argentina, lovers seek out Buenos Aires for a romantic vacation. So what do these destinations have in common? They are some of South America’s most sought-after cities and are in turn, flooded with tourists from all over the world.

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Can BMT's Floating Villas Become a Reality or Will They Live Forever on Paper?

Jul 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If all goes as planned, soon you’ll be able to sleep with the fishes in whichever ocean you’d like. Developed by BMT Asia Pacific, SeaScape will be a new collection of floating villas available to travelers looking for a one-of-kind vacation experience. BMT’s concept was conceived to give hotel developers a flexible, readily-deployable offering for their guests.

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This Canadian Resort Can Only be Reached by Air or Sea & Was Once a Logging Camp

Aug 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

After a helicopter ride north from Vancouver, about 45 minutes of over the Discovery Islands, a dozen of us set down at the Sonora Resort on a recent trip. This is the only way it can be reached, via air or boat. No roads mar the pristine beauty of the deep red cedar, fir, pine and spruce forests here. How ironic, to be spoiled rotten in one of the most unspoiled places on earth.

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This Maldives Resort Has its Own Underwater Nightclub, After-Dark Spa & Fish Whisperer

Jul 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Unless you just really hate the ocean and relaxing in paradise, the Maldives are probably already on your travel bucket list. And for good reason. The 1,200 isles are scattered across 500 miles of Indian Ocean and boast white sand beaches, enchanting underwater worlds and high-end accommodations that are themselves, private island retreats.

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The More Tranquil Side of Bali: Alila Uluwatu is for Zen-Seekers

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

There is a reason that over three million travelers choose to visit Bali every year. For decades, Bali has consistently drawn holidaymakers from around the world by offering diverse experiences with a common theme of beauty, hospitality and authenticity. The island nation offers a wild night life, crowded markets and plenty of action, but not Uluwatu—which sums up why we visited. I have been to Bali more times than I can recall, but this last trip was a favorite.

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Exploring Riviera Nayarit From its Luxury Hotels to Artsy Towns & Fine Dining

Jun 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

Situated on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is the Riviera Nayarit, a vacationer’s paradise with nearly 200 miles of award-winning beaches and some of the finest resorts in the country. On a recent visit I stayed on the Punta Mita strip at the luxury Iberostar Playa Mita as well as Marival Residences in Nuevo Vallarta. Both offer a great stay for different reasons.

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