A Winter in the Sand or the Snow? Make a Choice & Pick a Villa

Toes in the sand or skis in the snow, find your ultimate winter escape.

Where would you rather winter: steps from the slopes in Utah, or under the sun in Turks and Caicos? While some wait all year for winter weather, others need to escape the cold for a warm beach. We’re looking at luxury villa vacations in top destinations for each – where will you go? 

Sand #1: Antigua


If your winter brain says “scuba” instead of “ski,” head to Antigua. The island – relaxing and sunny, just a few degrees north of the equator – is surrounded by coral reefs. Enjoy access to all kinds of watersports equipment, as well as a private beach, at Blue Pelican at Jumby Bay, a secluded staffed villa. View Blue Pelican at Jumby Bay >

Snow #1: Utah


Utah is home to some of the world’s best snow. Wake up slopeside at Deer Valley Resort and hop on the lift right outside the Red Cloud Estate. This ski-in/ski-out residence has as much après-ski excitement as the mountain does: a stadium-seat theater, outdoor hot tub and wine cellar with tasting room. View Red Cloud Estate >

Sand #2: Mexico


The always-sunny beaches of Mexico are a top witner travel destination. Plus, December through February are prime months for local cultural festivals. Grab 17 of your closest friends and prepare to party in Puerto Vallarta at the colorful, contemporary Villa Balboa, a waterfront property with its own private dance floor – adios, winter blues! View Villa Balboa > 

Snow #2: Colorado


Want a winter getaway that combines a ski or snowboard adventure with some serious unwinding? Visit Steamboat Springs for epic snow sports, plus major mountain-region downtime to shop, dine and explore local history and culture. In the evenings, relax by the fireplace or in the hot tub at the luxurious Graystone Lodge. View Graystone Lodge > 

Sand #3: Turks and Caicos


With average winter temps solidly in the low 80s, Turks and Caicos is a perfect escape from cold weather, if that’s what you’re after. Try a bright and breezy stay at the Private Residences by Grace Bay Club, and spend the days gazing into the ocean from your private infinity pool. View Private Residences by Grace Bay Club >

Snow #3: France


A trip to the French Alps is a snow-lover’s ultimate vacation, with world-renowned skiing, breathtaking landscapes and gorgeous mountain chalets. The snow-swept escape of your dreams awaits at Chalet Izar, where an indoor pool, private spa, home theater and gourmet chef are all yours. View Chalet Izar >

Choose sand or snow and find your villa. Or contact us at 800.289.0900 to speak to a qualified villa expert who will help you explore which luxury villa best suits you.