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Casual Luxury in the Bahamas at Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Picture yourself lying under the sun on a spacious towel while digging your toes into the sandy beaches of the Bahamas. Imagine hearing the soft hush of the ocean while looking behind you, where the resort you're staying at has mouth-watering food, a serene spa and access to recreational adventures you've only seen on nature programs. This isn't an unobtainable dream, the Grand Isle Resort & Spa in Great Exuma is primed and ready for you to enjoy a vacation worthy of all the hard work you put in.... Read More

Chapman Freeborn and ONE Authentic Properties Partner on All-Inclusive Travel Service

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Chapman Freeborn, the world's leading aircraft charter specialist, has partnered with ONE Authentic Properties, owner of France’s most exclusive villa rentals, on a new all-inclusive luxury travel service. Established in the UK in 1973, Chapman Freeborn pioneered the field of private aircraft charters and now has 35 offices in 25 countries offering unrivaled global coverage.... Read More

Experience a Tropical Oasis at Thailand's Award-Winning Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The Naka Island, Phuket may have only been around for a little over a year and a half, but it has quickly made a name for itself among serious luxury-seeking guests. The award-winning property offers everything one could ever want in a beach getaway and then some. Excellent cuisine, service, activities, and great amenities — none of which come at the expense of endangering the environment — can be found at the resort. The Naka Island maintains strict environmental ethics, ensuring the area's surrounding beauty will be around for generations to come. Located on Naka Yai Island, the property is truly an exceptional escape from the monotony and rigors of travelers' everyday lives.... Read More

Banyan Tree Seychelles Begins Soft Property Renovations

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Banyan Tree Seychelles has announced a "soft" renovation of the property, updating the resort's 60 private villas as well as common areas.... Read More

Interview With Joe Poulin CEO & Founder of Luxury Retreats

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Luxury villas have been springing up all over the map in recent years; and it's no secret that they've been diverting the attention of discerning travelers who would normally be looking toward their favorite high-end hotel for an extended stay. With Barbados as his inspiration, 17-year-old Joe Poulin decided to jump head first into this growing trend by starting his own villa vacation company, Luxury Retreats, in 1999. Today, the brand represents over 2,000 villas in 50-plus countries around the world—from hilltop houses in Costa Rica to modern mansions in Morocco, to ski-in/ski-out lodges in Utah.... Read More

Villa Villino: Why Getting Shipwrecked in Sicily Can Be a Good Thing

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Villa Villino in Southeastern Sicily was conceived out of some interesting circumstances. The story begins when a Russian Admiral by the name of Nicolaiev (later changed to Nicolaci) found himself shipwrecked on the Sicilian coast. Rather than being frightened and homesick for the blistering wasteland of Russia, he chose to make the location his permanent home.... Read More

Sunset House: Luxury Villa on Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Want to sleep in the same bed as Derek Jeter or wade around in a pool that Prince William swam in? If you book a stay at Sunset House in Tortola, those fantasies can come true. Confession: I don't know that those specific people have stayed here; but, the villa does claim to have hosted British Royalty and high-profile sports players, so feel free to use your imagination like I did.... Read More

New Villas in Bali to be Designed by Philippe Starck

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Designer Philippe Stark's brilliant vision is heading to Indonesia. A private village of 12 limited edition villas with signature glass facades by artist JonOne and designed by Stark is due to begin breaking ground in 2013. Set in the Petitenget neighborhood of Seminyak, Bali, The Stairs Villa Hotel will be the first Stark designed project in the country. Inspired by a vision of vibrant streets across the world coming together in a monolithic 65-foot-wide stairway, the property will include a café patisserie, restaurant, bar lounge, boutique, mezzanine biblioth?que, signature spa, and workout facilities. "The Stairs, without a doubt, shall become the boiling bucket of energy, activity and intelligence of Bali, and perhaps more," describes Philippe Starck, the brainchild behind the design... Read More

5 Reasons to Consider a Stay at Sri Panwa Resort in Phuket, Thailand

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder  |  2 Comments

Sri Panwa reminds me of Angelina Jolie in the sense that she’s gorgeous from every angle, so it's virtually impossible to take a bad picture of her. Because of that, it’s hardly surprising that just one of the property’s many awards is 'Hotel with the Best View in the World' from Beach Tomato. Before I tell you why I was so completely enamored with this family-owned hotel, however, let’s get the cons out of the way.... Read More

A Cutting Edge Caribbean Hideaway | Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa by LaCure Villas

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sitting amidst the Caribbean coastline lies a stunning property; a one-of-a-kind villa open to guests as the ultimate island hideaway. As the first villa to offer an on-site spa with full staff, Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa by LaCure Villas allows guests to fully rejuvenate within its walls and experience a new kind of luxury.... Read More

Luxury Villa Vacationing at Jamaica's Tryall Club

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Set amidst 2,200 acres of prime real estate near Montego Bay, The Tryall Club features 75 estate villas on the Caribbean waterfront. From the charming two-bedroom homes with classic Jamaican flair, to the modern eight-bedroom properties with private pools, the fully staffed luxury villas won’t soon be forgotten.... Read More

5 Most Romantic Villas in Cabo: Valentine's Day Destinations

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Valentine’s day is just a little over a week away, and while roses and chocolates are always appreciated, sometimes the way inside your partner’s heart is a romantic getaway. Cabo San Lucas, the sunny, beachside city at the Southern tip of the Baja California peninsula has long been chosen as a convenient place to vacation. Beautiful beaches and a host... Read More

Be Abramovich's Neighbor at Luxurious $60 Million St. Bart's Compound

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-luxurious compound on the ritzy resort island of St. Barts in the French West Indies has been listed by Sibarth Real Estate, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, for about $60 million. The exclusive estate, which is comprised of three sumptuous villas, is perched above posh Gouverneur Bay, the same piece of prime real estate as the $89 million property Roman Abramovich purchased in 2009.... Read More

Charming Luxury Villa in Sardinia Ready for Romance

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

The streets of Alghero are impossibly postcard-pretty—winding alleyways with cobbled pavements, colorful buildings, and a stunning view of the azure Mediterranean Sea. My husband and I are sipping cocktails alfresco, in one of the many bars lining the old town wall. There's a reason why we picked this spot; the same reason all the seats around us are taken, and that crowds are gathering along the wall overlooking the calm water: the sunset.... Read More

Family-Friendly Luxury Villa in Sonoma Wine Country | Black Sterling Villa

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Set on six acres of a working Friesian Horse ranch, Black Sterling Villa overlooks the Sonoma Valley and its sprawling vineyard landscape. The privately gated luxury villa is only seven minutes from downtown Sonoma Plaza and a 30-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge, despite its markedly rural setting. The ivy encrusted facade gives it an antiquated and hidden feel, adding to the appeal of this family-friendly, Northern California abode.... Read More

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