Snow or Sand: Which Winter Getaway Is For You?

There’s a villa for everyone this winter: Take advantage of the snow on a ski vacation, or warm up on a tropical trip.

When the cold weather hits, do you prefer to answer the call of the mountains and head out on a ski or snowboard adventure? Or are you more likely to bid the low temps good-bye with an escape to an island in the sun? Pick your place, then find your villa – take a look at these luxury homes surrounded by either snow or sand. 

Do both getaways sound great to you? Then, explore a little more before you choose one (or, book both!): 

Hello, snow!

Gandhara, Utah

Terrace and fire pit at Gandhara

Gandhara was designed by a renowned ski home architect, so you’re in for the ultimate mountain getaway when you book here – starting from the location. This six-bedroom chalet is set right on slopes of Deer Valley Resort, with direct trail access. After a day on the hill, enjoy the villa’s fireplace, hot tub, theater, bar and fire pit with amazing views. 

Peaks Grande Chalet, Colorado

Steamboat views from Peaks Grande Chalet

Grab the family or a group of friends and head to Steamboat Springs and the eight-bedroom Peaks Grande Chalet this winter, where you’ll be walking distance from the mountain village and a short shuttle ride from the lifts. At the end of the day, step out of your boots and into complete home-away-from-home comfort – slippers included. Soak in one of two outdoor hot tubs or cook an après-ski feast in your professional kitchen.  

Silver Star Cottage, Utah

Living room with fireplace at Silver Star Cottage

Place yourself mid-mountain at Silver Star Cottage, part of a ski-in/ski-out community at Park City Mountain Resort. Silver Star gives you access to a heated outdoor pool, rental shop, ski school, fitness center, and more. From your villa, take a private tram to the ski lift or into the town of Park City, a slope-side paradise with shopping, restaurants, bars, and more.  

Beach, please! 

Petite Plage 4, Saint-Martin

Large pool and terrace at Petite Plage 4

The sand is right at your doorstep at Petite Plage 4, with a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach just off the (giant) pool terrace. Petite Plage is a quiet beach close to Saint-Martin’s gourmet capital, Grand Case, promising beautiful island sunsets and complete relaxation. Back to the terrace: lounge in various shaded or sunny outdoor living spaces surrounded by an extra-large seaside pool.  

Seaclusion on the Sea, Jamaica

Caribbean views from the pool at Seaclusion on the Sea

With the incredible ocean views out nearly every window at Seaclusion on the Sea, you’ll forget that winter exists. And the views are the just the start: You’ve also got access to the award-winning Tryall Club (golf, tennis, events, and more), a full staff including chef and butler, and your own secluded private beach. Round out your Caribbean getaway with included snorkel gear and golf carts.  

Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay, Hawaii 

Private pool at Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay

Leave the cold FAR behind with a Big Island getaway to the Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay. Get ready for beachfront luxury with aloha-inspired décor, a private pool and outdoor lanai, and a tropical garden with rain shower. Your stay comes with snorkel equipment and a beach cabana, plus daily discounts at the Mauna Lani Spa, gift shop, golf shop, and bar and grill. Winter can wait.  

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