ARCHITECTURAL STYLES AROUND THE WORLD

December 19th, 2019

Like all fine art, architecture has evolved with the surrounding culture and technology over time. What started out as functional buildings in ancient Greece, evolved into dramatic, opulent designs featured in Gothic architecture. After all these years, trends have changed again, with simplicity prevailing in modern engineering. With different parts of the world heavily influenced by different eras of art, it’s worthwhile to visit some of the most celebrated architectural styles across the world. 

Baroque

Baroque architecture was prominent in the 1600-1700s, though its lasting influence is evident in modern design as well. When you think of Baroque architecture, picture the Palace of Versailles or St. Peter’s Basilica. Although this style varies from region to region, it is primarily known for being theatrical, with bright colors, irregular shapes, and dynamic composition. Designing a building in this style gives architects the opportunity to experiment with lighting and ornate detailing. Some of the Baroque influences can be seen in the sprawling arches and intricate detail of the Villa Tatiana.

 

Roman 

You know what they say — Rome wasn’t built in a day, probably because its architecture is so complex and refined. Although this style was first born in 400BCE in the grand city of Rome, it continues to grace modern construction, such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Jefferson Memorial, and the White House. Buildings modeled after the Roman style feature exquisite arches and polished vaults, like the Villa Adele located on the Amalfi Coast. Furthermore, this architecture was the first of its kind, introducing basic engineering concepts to the world. 

Greek

The Greeks are among the original inventors when it comes to architecture. Though their engineering skills were not up to par with those of the Romans, their designs have inspired hundreds of generations of architects. The Greeks invented three distinct column styles, also known as orders: the Doric order, the Ionic order, and the Corinthian order. Villa Marina, located on the serene island of Zakynthos, incorporates these iconic columns. 

Postmodern

Postmodern architecture is all about breaking tradition and embracing change. This movement began in the 1960s when many architects were experimenting with design. Known as PoMo for short, it screams, “Anything goes!” There are no confining elements in this style. If it looks wacky, yet radiates an edgy design, it’s PoMo. To get a better idea of this style, visit the Portland Building, the MIT Stata Center, or Villa Grandioso.
 

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DON’T MISS OUT ON MIAMI’S HOT NEW ATTRACTIONS

December 19th, 2019

The beauty of beaching in Miami is that you never get bored.

Five-star dining? Check.

Haute couture? Check.

Celebrity-loved attractions? Check!

Miami has it all and then some. This year, numerous new attractions have opened up along Miami Beach. When you stay at one of our Miami villas, we recommend you add these new hot spots to your itinerary.

 

Time Out Market Miami

What’s better than a Miami-exclusive fine-dining establishment? How about 17 superior culinary retreats under one roof? That’s right! Time Out Market is a classy dining arena where even the pickiest of eaters will find satisfaction. The local shops carefully combine local Miami tastes with unique exotic flavors. Bask in the delights of hand-crafted sushi and fresh seafood, or satiate in savory Italian and French cuisine. If you’re residing in the modern Villa Kayla, Time Out Miami is the local eatery of choice for many vacationers.

Candytopia

Willy Wonka who? The candy queen Jackie Sorkin has created the most glorious confectionary wonderland in the sweet lands of Candytopia! Located in the great Aventura Mall, Candytopia celebrates our favorite sugary flavors. You don’t just get a taste of the sweet life, you get to indulge in it like never before. Swim in the marshmallow bathtub or pose with the candy unicorn. However you curb your sweet tooth cravings, make sure you snap it for Instagram.

The Citadel Rooftop Bar

There’s no rooftop bar like the Citadel Rooftop Bar. With a 5,000 square feet open floor plan, an enticing menu, and breathtaking Miami skyline views, it’s no wonder anyone who’s anyone is flocking to visit. The Citadel Rooftop Bar has a grand assortment of weekly events available for clients to enjoy. Choose from live music and entertainment to health and wellness sessions. The Citadel Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to party after lounging at the peaceful Villa Melissa all day.

Museum of Illusions

Experience art like never before. Miami’s Museum of Illusions offers an incredible twist on modern art creations. Artists from all over the world gathered to create mind-blowing optical illusions, drawing inspiration from local art, pop culture, and much more. This world-famous attraction will make its grand debut on December 20th at the iconic Lincoln Road location. Don’t let your Instagram followers down. Visit the Museum of Illusions for something both new and unique.

Oldies but Goodies 

Here at Villazzo, we like to celebrate the old, as well as the new. If you’re visiting the Magic City this season, don’t leave without checking out the hottest Miami attractions.

Our impressive collection of Miami villas are attractions nobody should miss the pleasure of enjoying. Contact a Villazzo representative today to find out more about booking and showings!

THE BEST ISLANDS IN EUROPE

December 19th, 2019

Europe is home to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. From exotic beaches and distinctive cuisine to diverse cultures and traditions, you can find everything you need here. Visit the continent’s best tropical islands to make your next vacation the best one yet.

Ibiza

Ibiza is where everyone comes to feel forever young and live life to the fullest. Frequently referred to as the party capital of the world, this scenic island offers captivating views, rejuvenating wellness centers, and, of course, world-renowned nightclubs.

To go to Ibiza and not partake in the infamous nightlife is a missed opportunity. Start at the newest addition to the club scene, Hï Ibiza, where celebrated DJs party it up behind the booth. Then, head out to Amnesia, a superclub that’s known for its eclectic mix of house, techno, pop, and Latin music. And end the night in style at the world’s biggest nightclub, Privilege.

When you’re all partied out, head back to your private Villa Rocallisa. With a state-of-the-art hot tub, sauna, and infinity pool, this estate has everything you need to recharge and put your dancing shoes back on.

Mykonos

Mykonos is the idyllic paradise every sea lover is looking for. With crystal blue waters and golden sand, the beaches of Mykonos are simply picturesque.

If you love the thrill of adrenaline running through your veins, you’ll love the abundant choices of water sports and activities Paradise Beach has to offer. Prefer to bask in the sun and get some R&R? Then, head to Kapari beach. A once secluded haven, Kapari is the best place to avoid the large crowds. Most beaches along the Mykonos coast have beachside bars and cafes, providing tourists with the perfect beach day.

To get some downtime from beaching, you can explore some of the island’s many historic sites. Every inch of this quintessential beach town is Instagram-worthy, including the lovely Villa Bernice.

Saint Tropez

There’s no better destination to experience glamour than Saint Tropez. Ever since Brigitte Bardot put the alluring island on the map and in the eyes of the affluent community, Saint Tropez has seen its fair share of beautiful crowds dripping in luxury.

There’s no shortage of attractions and entertainment available in Saint Tropez. Looking to lounge around and perfect your tan lines? Pampelonne and Ramatuelle are filled with private beaches, with Villa Anastasia just a short walk away. Are you more interested in experiencing some of the world’s finest dining establishments? The French-Mediterranean cuisine of the local restaurants will always leave you wanting more. If you’re there for the culture, Saint Tropez is home to many fascinating museums and galleries.

You don’t want to miss out on these tropical wonderlands. Contact Global Luxury Villas today to learn more about the luxury estates available!

MIAMI’S ENTICING NEW DINING ESTABLISHMENTS

December 19th, 2019

Miami is well-known as the center of fine dining establishments run by world-renowned chefs.  Wherever you go, you can have your pick of five-star mellow restaurants or Michelin-star, high-class dining. The rich combination of diverse eateries makes Miami the perfect go-to for food lovers and is one of the biggest selling points of our Miami villas.


Gregory’s Diner

Gregory’s Diner is the perfect balance between high-class cuisine and an all-American bistro. Accomplished restaurant owners Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya are seeking to extend their success in the dining industry with a homey, yet indulging, all-day American eatery. Executive chef Roel Alcudia’s delectable menu features bona fide continental American cuisine and enticing drinks. Located in the famous Vagabond Hotel, this place is ideal for anyone who loves the vibe of classic diners.


Papi Steak

Papi Steak is all about revamping tradition to your everyday steakhouse, with a contemporary twist. From the upscale dining area to the savory dinner and dessert menus, this refined establishment provides clients the A-list experience, and then some! As soon as you walk in, you’ll be enthralled with the elegant yet edgy design, courtesy of David Grutman, while the astonishing menu of David “Papi” Einhorn will leave you wanting more and more. If you’re relaxing at one of our luxurious Miami villas, head out to Papi Steak right now, located in South of Fifth, Miami Beach.


Le Jardinier

Bringing exquisite French cuisine to the heart of Buena Vista, Miami, Le Jardinier features a modern, futuristic design, with clean lines and an open-space venue, just like our Villa Melissa. Complementing the minimalist layout is the eclectic culinary experience. Every menu item at Le Jardinier is plant-based and seasoned to perfection. Even better, all ingredients used for food production are fresh and sustainably sourced. Elevate your palate with a delectable lunch, dinner, or happy hour special at Le Jardinier.


L’Atelier

You can list this one under haute cuisine. L’Atelier is one of the most refined restaurants available, not just in the flourishing Design District of Miami, where accomplished restaurants compete to be the best of the best, but all over the world. The amazing Joël Robuchon has an impressive 73 Michelin stars associated with his name. That means you can expect L’Atelier to radiate perfection like you’ve never experienced it before. His impressive menu draws inspiration from traditional French cuisine with extraordinary twists exclusive to the Robuchon name. To miss out on this culinary excellency would be a tragedy.

Ready to experience five-star dining? Then you’ll need a five-star vacation home nearby! Villazzo offers luxurious rental villas with unmatched amenities and gorgeous views. Take a look at the available Miami villas below.

Contact a licensed Villazzo realtor to book your vacation home today! 

SUN, SEA AND A BUTLER – THE DREAM ADDITION TO YOUR VACATION

December 10th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what could possibly make your vacation better? When you’ve found the perfect backdrop to sunbathe to, when you’ve booked a luxury villa to rent and when you’re knee-deep in sunshine, what could possibly make it better?

How about a butler?

That’s right, you’re very own holiday assistant on hand to make your vacay dreams come true. Adding touches of magic and making the impossible possible, a butler is a luxury that only high-end properties, such as Villazzo luxury villas rentals offer.

Here we look at some of the inspiring ways that a Butler can add value to your next trip.

What is a butler?

When you book a luxury villa to rent with Villazzo, you receive all the trappings of five-star luxury, but in the comfort and privacy of your very own vacation rental.

One of the luxuries that comes with a five-star luxury vacation home is a butler. In terms of your vacation, this means an expert and professional on hand to cater to your every whim. It can transform a great stay into an extraordinary one – that’s what a good butler always aims for.

If you have any personal requests, they are your first point of call, your go-to for any request, no matter what it might be. This can include flower arrangements to hosting a party, to finding a vintage car for hire. And because butlers are well connected, they can secure your demands in super-quick time.

They also take cues from your stay, making your life easier with thoughtful touches. This includes laying out your makeup from your cosmetic bag, to ensuring there’s always your favourite drink stocked in the bar. Each butler will have his or her own style and approach, always with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

Personal requests

The top three requests butlers receive include; organising and cleaning clothes, managing food and drink requirements (including private dining options), and drink requests; this includes bartending, cocktail making and tracking down favourite bottles of wine and liqueurs for guests.

But this is an all-encompassing role can take any direction required.  Love your luxury villa but don’t like the carpet? No problem, a butler can make it disappear and find the right flooring to ensure your stay isn’t comprised.

Celebrating a birthday? Your butler can organise a suite of presents, your favourite flowers and a firework display if that’s what you want.

Being so well connected, guests are encouraged to use their concierge services too. This is a great way to not only secure the hottest restaurant in town, but the best seat too. Don’t be surprised it the waiter throws in something special as well.

They can also undertake admin roles you’d rather avoid. For instance, overhauling your wardrobe ensuring its fresh, clean and ironed for your return home, folding it neatly in your luggage for a safe arrival.

Anything is possible

At Villazzo, no request is too difficult for our skilled team of butlers. They have transformed luxury villa rentals into themed backdrops for soirees, and even hired tandem bikes at a minute’s notice.

The charm of having your very own butler means that anything is possible. Our professional team have taken care of the needs of luxury vacation homes and their guests for many years now. It’s a responsibility they undertake with great pride to make your stay exceed your own expectations.

Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and a team of private butlers you’re in for an unforgettable stay.

THE BEST OF MIAMI DURING ART BASEL

November 27th, 2019

It’s that time of year again, when the world descends on Miami for its 18th Art Basel event. Between December 5-8, 2019, Miami Beach comes alive to the sound of art lovers, fashionistas and culture enthusiasts, all in search of the next big thing and latest contemporary art on offer.

If you’re one of the 83,000 visitors in search of; art, luxury home rentals and a vibrant party scene, read on. This feature covers all the essentials.

Dwell Well – Luxury Residencies

From luxury villa rentals to mansion rentals, Villazzo offers the best luxury Miami rentals at last-minute notice. Offering seclusion in premium locations, each property comes fully-serviced with a dedicated concierge, as well as; butler, chef and housekeeping at your disposal.

Make the most of your visit with five-star pampering at Villa Sasha. This modern property oozes sophistication with indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and a heated pool. For something bigger, Vila Contenta is one of the largest mansion rentals set within 39,000 sq ft. Ideal for families, it boasts seven sizeable bedrooms with every convenience catered including a games room and library.

If modern living is more your vibe, Villa Vanya brings all the contemporary feels – fully kitted out with a theater and swanky indoor bar.

Just a few blocks from the event in the Miami Convention Center, Villa Siri is conveniently located. This top Miami villa offers stunning views in this prestigious waterfront address.

Touch of Affordable Luxe

For affordable luxury without the fringe benefits, you can simply hire a luxury house rental with Global Luxury Villas.

Larger groups will enjoy the space that Villa Ola affords, with seven bedrooms and plenty of dining spots, ideal for Miami villa get-togethers. While Villa Lori provides a beautiful backdrop for entertaining guests, wooing them with views across Biscayne Bay.

Art Basel Essentials

The Miami Convention Center plays host to the main Art Basel fair, where you can pour over modern masterpieces. Tickets start from $45 and can be booked in advance online.

During the four-day event, be sure to visit its Aqua space in South Beach (December 4-8). This is a popular gathering spot where visitors can rub shoulders with collectors and curators in informal settings.

Equally not to be missed is the critically-acclaimed Scope event (December 3-8). This is where new and emerging artists are discovered. The venue transforms into a club after hours for late night jinx. Held at 801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, it’s in a bustling part of town, still within easy reach of the best Miami mansion rentals.

Finally, further along Ocean Drive (at 12th street), UNTITLED is worth a visit, presenting exclusive artworks this year from Tom Bianchi and much more.

Dining Out

When it comes to dining out, there’s plenty of options in the city. However, with it being a busy time of year, be sure to make the most of the concierge booking service at your Villazzo Miami villa.

In the heart of trendy downtown, Zuma brings Japanese izakaya dining to the mainstream, with noted chef Rainer Becker.

Just as alluring is Nobu at Eden Roc. Try the famous black cod at this popular Asian fusion restaurant and celebrity hangout. You’re sure to bump into an A-lister or two.

For American cuisine at its best, head over to Barton G, designed to ‘shock and awe’ the senses. This vibrant eatery is always a great place to impress clients or hang with friends, especially over a cocktail.

A final notable mention is much-loved steakhouse, Prime 112. Located on Ocean Drive, it’s a busy spot for those visiting some of the Art Basel events nearby.

Dress to Impress

Of course, Art Basel is also a gathering of people who come to be seen. From your luxury villa rental to designer clothes, this is an event where you’ll want to impress on every level.

Knowing what to wear is always a challenge, especially in the comfortably warm 69°F breeze.

Layers of linen are always advisable for the many different settings you’ll find yourself in. But don’t forget, this is an event that commands artistic flair – so creativity, colour and personality are encouraged.

Creative Ines Figarado favours hand-designed avant-garde costumes, while visitor Diana Boland celebrates high-street chic in Zara.

In terms of designer brands, art collector Matthew Strauss favours Tom Ford. Publicist Molly Krause opts for a mix of everything, from Theory to Sergio Rossi and Hermes thrown together.

Londoner Shevanne Helmer fuses vintage chic with handcrafted Vita Kin and luxe designer Gucci for a bespoke look.  (Taken from Artnet.com)

Art Basel Miami comes once a year, be sure to enjoy it as its meant – in style!

CITIES WITH THE BEST COCKTAIL BARS IN THE WORLD

November 20th, 2019

There’s nothing like sundowners at sunset, or cocktails on the beach. So, when it comes to booking a vacation, finding a luxury villa to rent near a good cocktail bar is top of many people’s list.

From raising a glass on the crisp mountains of Aspen and sinking back poolside drinks in Ibiza, to the glamour of St Barths and sun kissed shores of Miami – we take a look at the cities with the best cocktail bars in the world.

Apres-ski in Aspen

The popular ski resort of Aspen has carved out a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous. Hand-in-hand with this is a plethora of pubs, bars and clubs to keep the entertainment going all night long. Ever-popular with A-listers, you never know who you might bump into, Mariah Carey, Bella Hadid or Elle McPherson – all big fans.

As you’d expect, most luxury vacation homes in the area come with their own bar. However, when the high-rollers decide to mix it up, they head to Element 47 at ‘The Nell Hotel’. With a wine offering equally impressive as its cocktail list, you are spoilt for choice. But to keep the chilled vibe going settle for a glass of frose which is bang on trend right now.

Enjoy the Liberty of Miami

In a city with hundreds of late night haunts and five-star bars, how do you decide where to go? That’s where the World’s 50 Best Bar Guide comes in handy! Sweet Liberty is the only Miami establishment to make the list, known for its award-winning bartenders and selection of spirits that have received worldwide acclaim.

With live music and a mouth-watering menu to boot, this has become a favorite with late-night revelers. Open till 4 AM, you might find yourself bleary eyed returning to your Miami luxury house rental!

From perky potions such as ‘She Said Yes’, to a twist on classics such as ‘Collins Park’, there’s something for every palette in this ever-changing and eclectic cocktail menu.

Fizz by the Sea

As far as iconic bars go, the Blue Marlin in Ibiza is the stuff that legends are made of. Here, the rich and beautiful go to see and be seen, including; Beyonce, Kate Moss and Sylvester Stallone amongst famous visitors.

A hop, skip and shot away from Cala Jondal beach and the elite Ibiza luxury rentals in the area, it’s a popular spot day and night. Moor up by private yacht just in time for sunset, and pick from many of the cocktails on offer. Or simply do as the locals and opt for glass of bubbly or even an ‘Aperol Sprtiz’ and look oh-so-cool!

Rockin’ all Hours

The Billionaire’s playground of Eden Rock is a stalwart on this idyllic Caribbean island. Popular with a chic clique, this has become the ‘go to’ place for gastronomic treats of all kind. Synonymous with fabulous New Year’s parties, it remains ever-cool, especially with the Remy Bar set to launch later this year.

Whether you’re staying on site, at a nearby luxury villa, or on your own superyacht, all are welcome in this lively spot. The ‘Iced Flower’ cocktail simply must be tried – it combines hibiscus, lemon, apple and vodka for an uber-quaffable drink, and taste of the island.

Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and an unrivaled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

UPCOMING MIAMI ADVENTURES YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

November 14th, 2019

Who says you need a white Christmas to make the holiday season magical? Miami offers guests a taste of tropical paradise year-round. The golden beaches, swaying palm trees, and animated events never go out of style in this Epicurean destination. That’s what the Sunshine State is all about!

This time of year is especially popular among the affluent crowd looking to escape the harsh winter climates. There’s no better way to get away than by renting a private luxury villa in your favorite Miami location. The best part is, this bustling city offers exciting adventures that everyone can enjoy.

Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 5-8)

If you’re a lover of the finer things, you already know about Miami’s thriving art scene. Downtown Miami is like something out of a painting itself, with rich culture and vibrant art pouring out of the streets and into the hearts of art aficionados, just like our Villa Contenta. Nothing encompasses this better than Art Basel Miami Beach.

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most prominent art show in America, featuring renowned and emerging artists alike. This year’s galleries are focused on modern and contemporary pieces, with paintings, sculptures, and digital art being just a few of the many mediums present. Over 4,000 artists, both local and international, will be showcasing their creative pieces at one of the world’s most notorious art galleries.

Miami City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 13-22)

Of course, what would the holiday season be without traditions? “The Nutcracker” is widely regarded as a traditional Christmas play families watch together while gathered around the fireplace. Although snow won’t frost the windows of your Villa Denise, you can still enjoy this traditional holiday ballet at The Ziff Opera House in Miami.

Fall in love with the magical world of toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies, and impish mice when you’re watching Miami City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Nothing is as enchanting as Tchaikovsky’s melodic tunes or as enthralling as George Balanchine’s original choreography. You’ll feel as if you’re part of the winter wonderland while enjoying this ballet.

Winterfest Boat Parade (Dec. 14)

Get your sea legs ready and hop aboard the Winterfest Boat Parade in Miami. Hundreds of boats decked in their ugly Christmas sweaters will line up in Ft. Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway to be part of this year’s festivities. You can be a spectator enjoying the show at Villa Sasha, or you can deck the hulls of your own yacht and join the parade.

New Year’s Eve: Big Orange Ball Drop 2020 Countdown and Fireworks Show (Dec. 31)

If you’re ready to book your Miami Villa to enjoy your holiday in style, contact us today to book a reservation. We’ll take you through all of our available Miami Villas and discuss amenities, privacy, views, and whatever else you’re looking for. Make this your best vacation yet by booking your exclusive villa for a comfortable and lavish experience.

SKIP THE SNOW IN FAVOR OF LUXURIOUS BEACH VILLAS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

November 14th, 2019

If you’ve always celebrated a white Christmas, this year could be the perfect time to switch it up with a lavish beach villa made available by Global Luxury Villas. Our favorite tropical vacation locations that will help you escape the cold this holiday season are Miami, Saint Barts, and Turks and Caicos. With high-end homes available worldwide, we’ll make sure you can find a villa to match the value and quality you are looking for.

Miami

Miami is your local taste of paradise. If you’re looking for a beach getaway that’s still close to your friends and extended family, Miami is the perfect destination for you.

Warm weather and charming beaches are not all this beautiful town has to offer. Young crowds love to party it up in the famous Miami nightlife, while families can relax and enjoy five-star dining at local restaurants. Perhaps the most distinguished part of Miami is the Art Deco scene, which is bustling with personality and culture, just like Villa Sonia.

Saint Barts

Lovers of tropical beaches and delectable cuisine will want to make this destination their permanent home. Located on the shore of St. Barts, Villa Silvana is the perfect vacation home to relax in luxury.

Although this hedonistic haven is located on the strip of the Caribbean Islands, its French roots still influence local attractions. St. Barts (Saint Barthelemy if you want to impress the locals) is famous for its breathtaking coastline and beautiful boutique shops. In St. Barts, you will find 14 varieties of beaches to choose from, each with their own unique personality, where you can kick your shoes off and relax with your favorite drink in hand during the day. Once the sun goes down, watch the island come alive in one of the many refined restaurants or lively nightclubs. However you choose to spend your time in St. Barts, you won’t regret it.

Turks and Caicos Islands have long been regarded as the favorite celebrity getaway destination. If you want to live like one of your role models, there’s no better way to do it than renting out Villa Trina.

The crystal clear waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands make this location a haven for beach lovers. With 14 miles of vibrant coral reefs and uncrowded beaches, this is the perfect destination to enjoy a taste of summer in winter.

Are you ready to get away from the cold winter days that are coming up? At Global Luxury Villas, we can help make your dream vacation possible. Whether you’re looking for a destination close to home or planning an extended getaway, Global Luxury Villas has locations worldwide. Live lavish in Miami, Saint Tropez, and Turks and Caicos like all affluent individuals this winter, or choose a location that’s more suited to your needs. View our destination map to find your perfect villa and contact us today to book your luxurious vacation home.

FINDING ZEN FIVE WAYS – THE BEST GLOBAL RETREATS FOR WELL-BEING

November 6th, 2019

Vacations can be many things to many people, but top of most holidaymaker’s agenda is finding zen. From the luxury of a Costa Rica luxury rental to reconnecting with your inner goddess in Ibiza and residing in the many breath-taking villas Mykonos has to offer, there’s plenty of places to relax, refocus and refresh.

Here’s five far-flung destinations known for their dedication to zen and well-being:

Costa Rica

The luscious rainforests of Costa Rica provide the perfect backdrop for reconnecting with nature. As such, it has become a popular destination with the ‘well-set’ community, looking for inspirational surroundings and total chill.

Top of the list is a Costa Rica luxury rental like no other in Villa Kamala. Conceptualized by world-famous architects, this pioneering property is set in the heart of tropical forests allowing you to be at one with nature. If that’s not enough, the five-bedroom eco-friendly abode comes with its own personal yogi at your disposal, making this the perfect spot for a weekend away with good company.

Mykonos

Shimmering in the Aegean Sea like a precious gem, the Greek island of Mykonos is perfectly positioned to soak up the sunshine and unspoiled views, in this Grecian paradise.

Of the many stunning villas Mykonos has to offer is the ever charming Villa Kendra. Set in tranquil gardens with its own private pool and sweeping views across the coastline, Kendra is the ultimate in luxury rentals Mykonos. Come here to unwind and reconnect with nature, revitalizing all the senses. The outdoor Jacuzzi is a heavenly spot to unwind as you bask in the delicious heat – great for boosting Vitamin B levels too.

Turks & Caicos

Follow in the sandy footsteps of the rich and famous, many who come to the Turks and Caicos for its tranquility, long stretches of golden beach and luxury villa rentals to escape to.

Villa Trina is one of the prime luxury villa rentals to whisk yourself away to. Surrounded by two acres of pristine landscape and 10,000 sq ft of beachfront, this exclusive property offers a complete retreat which you’ll never need to leave. Complete with a butler, movie theater and private tennis courts, every well-being touch is thought of. A retreat within a retreat, but all to yourself, what’s not to love!

Ibiza

The magical island of Ibiza is known for its hedonistic qualities and rejuvenating properties all at once. If you’re coming to unwind, then Villa Sabrina is a great option, since it’s within easy reach of the beach for all those sunny vibes coming your way!

As far as Ibiza luxury rentals go, this stunning retreat makes is one of the most revitalizing to enjoy. Its spacious private outside space is ideal for lounging back with a good book and glass of herbal tea. With views across the mountains and the unmissable fresh Mediterranean air, it’s hard to do anything but unwind.

Saint Barths

It has long been the go-to destination for the uber-rich, and with good reason; it’s home to some of the best luxury vacation homes in the Caribbean.

One such resort is Villa Violet. An oasis of zen, it hangs off the hillside, offering sublime views of the azure waters below. Every touchpoint and every piece of décor has been designed with relaxation in mind. With a semi-heated infinity pool, serene gardens and a gently flowing fountain, it has all the trappings of a luxury spa, housed within your very own quarters.

 

Global Luxury Villas offer luxury villas to rent in a selection of leading destinations around the world.