5 Places to Really Get Away in 2017
Make this the year you take your travels farther, to Mauritius, Thailand, and more places beyond.2016-11-22
Trying to decide where to go next year? Discover a destination less traveled with our guide to villa vacations in places beyond and off the beaten path, including Central America, the African coast, and the South Pacific. Not only will you experience a stunning and unique destination, you’ll also enjoy the utmost in comfort and luxury. Take a look at five villas that will really take you away.
A visit to this idyllic island of Africa’s eastern coast is about more than just amazing beaches (although the beaches alone are worth the trip). It’s about almost-perfect weather, breathtaking landscapes boasting volcanoes and waterfalls, and national parks teeming with wildlife. Get a glimpse into the local history with a stay at La Mauricienne, an authentic colonial property adorned with antiques and located on a private beach.
Bring your family and friends on the getaway of a lifetime to one of Thailand’s most exclusive seaside villas. The 10-bedroom Baan Amandeha is a beachfront house is located on the island of Phuket, where fun in the sun is at its best and luxury is everywhere, from the stylish clubs to the white sands. Your villa is no exception, with swanky colorful accent lighting, infinity pool with in-water seats, and included mini-bus.
Belize might not be the first place you think of when planning a tropical trip. But it should be. With its incredible beaches, vibrant jungles, exotic wildlife, Mayan ruins, and various cultural influences, many consider it one of the world’s most beautiful places. It’ll be all too easy to see why when you stay at Nautilus 6, set on an unspoiled beach with lush garden surroundings.
Don’t just get away, get away. Escape to the unbeatable palm-lined sands of Tahiti, any beach lover’s dream spot. While it’s the center of French Polynesia, you’ll feel a million miles away from reality – especially when you stay on a private island. Motu Teta is all yours. A stay at this five-bedroom island hideaway includes a full staff, as well as daily guided excursions like shark watching and power boating.
Of course, Costa Rica is famous for its coasts. But venture inland, and you’ll find dramatic scenery and towering mountain peaks in the highlands. Surrounded by this unbeatable natural beauty is Hacienda Santa Ines, a 300-acre estate offering a one-of-a-kind getaway. The property includes a private spa with heated indoor pool, equestrian center, two-level cinema, and wine tasting room.