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Best Destinations for a Luxury Villa Holiday

Getting away from it all and taking a break from the daily toll of work is important. Even better, enjoying a holiday in a luxurious villa can be a great experience, with all the comfort and mod cons anyone could desire.
St Lucia, Caribbean
St Lucia panorama CC BY-SA 2.0 Jean-Marc Astesana

There are many luxury villa rentals available in the world, and the following are some of the best destinations to visit.

Central America and the Caribbean

Central America and the Caribbean is what you could call a “no-brainer” for a luxury holiday in a beautiful villa. With an island atmosphere, lush forests, gorgeous sandy beaches and waving palm trees everyone is assured of a virtual paradise.

Costa Rica is one of the prime destinations and is an eco-paradise with fascinating flora and fauna. The country is fascinating to explore in the warm sunshine, or just to lay back and relax at your own private pool, on the beach or playing a few rounds of golf.
Villa in Papagayo, Costa Rica
Photo: Villa in Papagayo courtesy UltraVilla 

Imagine renting a luxury villa in Papagayo, with your own swimming pool overlooking the ocean, along with private access to the five star Prieta Beach Club and the Four Seasons Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.

Head to the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy in the French West Indies and enjoy sheer luxury overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  Enjoy the best champagne on your terrace or the efficient attentions of a 24/7 butler. Always remember, this is your time to relax and be spoiled.
St Barths, Caribbean
Photo: Villa in St Barths courtesy UltraVilla 

Mexico and the Mayan Riviera

Viva Mexico and the astounding Mayan Riviera, where many a luxury villa on the beach is there to be enjoyed, relaxing after a day on the beach or exploring the fascinating Mayan ruins in the area.

Suggested destinations are Cozumel, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Playa del Secreto, all offering white sand beaches, tasty Mexican fare and so much more.
 
Tulum ruin and the beach, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
  Photo: Tulum beach CC BY-NC 2.0 Scott Ingram

Asia

The Asian continent offers much in the way of great destinations and the best in luxurious villas. One such destination is glorious Bali.
This beautiful island off the Indonesian coast has much to offer in the way of mountainous views, beaches and coral reefs to explore. For those wanting to really get away from it all in peace and seclusion, Bali offers many yoga and meditation retreats, but if in the mood for a party, Kuta and other popular resort towns offer much in the way of lively bars and excellent restaurants.

Needless to say, your Bali villa will offer everything you need while relaxing by the pool, overlooking the sea.
 
Luxury villa in Bali, Indonesia
Photo: Villa in St Barths courtesy UltraVilla 

Europe 

If wishing to stay a little closer to home there are many European destinations offering the best in luxurious villa accommodation.

The Greek Cyclades islands are among the best destinations to enjoy everything a holiday in Greece can offer with magnificent scenery and great beaches. The traditional towns and villages are fascinating to visit with restaurants offering the best in the local cuisine.
 
Villa in the Greek Cyclades
Photo: Villa in St Barths courtesy UltraVilla 

Alternatively head to Spain and the Balearic Islands, and experience an enjoyable stay on Mallorca, Ibiza or Formentera, perfect for an island holiday in the sun. On the mainland of Spain, stay close to the unique and exciting city of Barcelona, or head to Marbella in the south of Spain and explore all the pleasures of the Costa del Sol.

Whichever destination is preferred, you are assured of great accommodation, offering everything you can desire and an experience of being at home in luxurious surroundings.

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