Imagine gazing across your private infinity pool, mesmerized by the ocean waves gently rolling on the horizon. Meanwhile, inside. Your spacious villa, a personal chef is preparing dinner with ingredients from the local market, while the kids are snuggled up watching a movie in the theater room. This is your home away from home—the perfect blend of comfort and luxury.
Sound good? From your very own island is the Grenadines to a spectacular villa in the Dominican Republic, renting a private residence affords you the luxury of space, privacy and flexibility, not to mention a wealth of amenities. Plus, there’s the fulfillment of the dream of having one of the world’s most beautiful addresses—if only for a week or two.
Tiamo Resort and Spa
South Andres Islands, Bahamas
There are getaways, and then there are “get away from it alls”—and that’s exactly what Tiamo Resort and Spa offers its guests. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Tiamo is home to just 11 stylish villas, creating an intimate island experience.
Each space is decorated with charming accents and is surrounded by lush palm trees with direct access to the beach, making it the perfect retreat. It’s also the perfect location for adventures on the water. Tiamo offers deep sea fishing, scuba diving and water sports—if it can be done on or near water, it’s possible here. And when it comes to dining, the Great Room restaurant prepares carefully crafted dishes that use only the freshest local and organic ingredients, complemented by an excellent wine list. This is a tropical experience that needs to be seen to be believed!
SELECT Hotels & Resorts Perks: Complimentary full breakfast, basic Wi-Fi, early check-in upon availability, guaranteed late check-out, upgrade upon availability at time of check-in, and a $100 resort credit per booking
Casa de Campo
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Hotel, resort and residential community all wrapped up in one elegant property, Casa de Campo is in a league of its own. Ideal for couples as well as large family gatherings, this resort features a range of accommodations, from spacious suites to exclusive villa homes. But it’s the activities—including plenty of cultural experiences—that really sets it apart.
Casa de Campo is a massive property, which guests navigate via golf carts, that boasts luxury facilities that just don’t stop: three golf courses, a Jim McLean Golf School, eco-friendly spa, tennis center with 13 courts, equestrian center and shooting center that offers trap, skeet and sporting clays. That doesn’t even include the pools, beach, water sports and about two dozen restaurants and bars.
SELECT Hotels & Resorts Perks: Complimentary full breakfast, a $200 credit for spa treatments (one per booking, per stay), dearly check-in & late check-out upon availability, high-speed/enhanced Wi-Fi, and upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Beach Enclave North Shore
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
A Caribbean dream come true, Beach Enclave is the perfect place for travelers who are looking for the privacy of a luxury villa, yet appreciate the amenities of a five-star resort. Brimming with high-end comfort and gorgeously outfitted, the villas are seated amid lush tropical flora and feature decadent infinity pools, outdoor showers and multiple terraces.
From island excursions to water sports to refreshing yoga sessions, every activity you could possibly want to enjoy is available to you here. Horseback riding, guided tours and premium golfing are also popular, as is the shopping and lively nightlife scene. Dawn to dusk, days at Beach Enclave are chocked full of possibilities for fun and relaxation.
SELECT Hotels & Resorts Perks: $100 resort credit, complimentary continental breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, high-speed/enhanced Wi-Fi, and an upgrade upon availability at the time of check-in
Coral Reef Club
St. James, Barbados
The Coral Reef Club is the epitome of West Indian elegance. Set amidst 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the calm West Coast of Barbados, this family-owned-and-run boutique hotel and resort is renowned for its alluring ambiance and classic island style.
Recognized as one of the best hotels on the island, the rooms, cottages and villas are spacious and traditionally designed. Fine dining is a top priority at the Coral Reef Club, where fresh seafood is served on a charming outdoor patio with spectacular views, while the beautiful spa is a destination unto itself. The soft white sand beach and gently lapping turquoise water, however, are the true raison d’erte and keep loyal guests coming back year after year.
SELECT Hotels & Resorts Perks: $100 hotel resort credit per room per stay, complimentary full breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, high-speed/enhanced Wi-Fi, and an upgrade upon availability at the time of check-in
Petit St. Vincent
Called one of the world’s most enchanting hideaways, Petit St Vincent offers an unparalleled vacation for people who seek privacy amid natural beauty. Twenty-two cottages and villas are scattered across this private island, where luxurious amenities are coupled with the five-star service of a world-class resort.
Petit St. Vincent is the perfect venue for a special anniversary, destination beach wedding, executive event or even a long-awaited family reunion. With two restaurants, an extensive wine cellar, a Balinese-managed hillside spa and wellness center, seven pristine beaches and more than 130 dedicated staff members, Petit St. Vincent will ensure that your tropical getaway is a magical experience.
SELECT Hotels & Resorts Perks: $100 wine cellar credits, complimentary full breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, an upgrade upon availability at time of check-in, and Wi-Fi is already included in the resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only)
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