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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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Bring the Family to this Luxury Villa in Indonesia Mere Miles From an Active Volcano

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

For many people, vacationing with the in-laws is about as pleasant as pulling teeth. Villa Sapi in Lombok, Indonesia may be able to help ease some of the pain with intriguing amenities and distractingly serene surroundings. Created by Architect/Builder David Lombardi using many local materials, Villa Sapi’s two buildings are designed with functionality elevated above form. Lombardi designed the luxury villa to function in an eco-friendly manner, with solar water heating and lighting, as well as use of recycled rainwater.

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Ski the French Alps at the Private Chalet Princesse in Megeve, France

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tucked away in the French Alps in the charming town of Megeve, Chalet Princesse is a historic villa dating back to 1897. Designed as a ski lodge, the chalet boasts a perfect snowy holiday destination or a relaxing summertime retreat.

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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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10 Global Designers & One Beach House: A Mastery of Contemporary Design in Thailand

Sep 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Boasting an impressive resume of 10 esteemed designers including Chris Jones, Joseph Walsh, A-Cero, Graham Lamb and the Campana Brothers, the all-inclusive Iniala Beach House located on Natai beach in Thailand will probably make you cry tears of joy upon arrival. Seriously, we wouldn’t lie to you. As the brain child of philanthropist Mark Weingard, the property is made up of three villas and a penthouse suite with a combined total of 10 bedrooms.

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