Six of the Best Thailand Islands

July 26th, 2021

Offering exotic elegance, Thailand is a unspoilt country that is much-loved for its food, culture and beach life. But, with over 1,430 islands to choose from, as well as the mainland, it’s hard to know where to begin, especially if it’s your first visit.

With this in mind, we’ve handpicked six of the best Thailand islands, equipped with luxury villa rentals and first-class restaurants for total indulgence. Let’s dive in!

Best for deep relaxation and first-timers: Koh Samui
If it’s your first visit to Thailand, Koh Samui is a great starting point. This tourist-friendly haven is known for its stunning beaches, full-moon parties and luxurious touches… if you know where to find them. This is the destination for laying back in a hammock in your Thailand villa rental under a banana tree, and letting the world float by.

With scenery at every turn, it’s a sun kissed spot for getting back to nature and enjoying the tranquillity of island living. It’s all about rest and relaxation in hearty doses, soaking up the sun more than the culture, and that’s alright too!

Best for water life: Koh Tao
Translated as ‘Turtle Island’ this enticing island is the perfect get-away for deep-sea diving and discovering Thailand’s rich underwater world. This popular diving destination welcomes amateurs and pros alike, and there’s even night diving and shark diving for those brave enough. With crystal-clear waters and pristine white sand, it’s a wonderful choice for beach lovers.

Best for glamour: Phuket
Another popular choice for island first-timers, Phuket eases you into Thai life with all the western comforts you’re aching for. As the biggest of all the islands, Phuket is more ‘on’ than off the beaten track. With this comes a plethora of villa rentals, popular restaurants and even cosmetic surgery clinics, catering to the many tourists it receives. There’s also a fair amount of designer boutiques and stunning beaches for the jet-set crowd.

Best for Beach Selfies: Phi Phi Leh Island
Made famous by the film and book ‘The Beach’, Phi Phi Island certainly lives up to the hype. The main beach, as featured in the film, is sheer paradise with spectacular scenery to wow. However, with this comes an influx of tourists. Hiding away in your own luxury villa is the best way to experience this island, or as many do – stay in Krabi in the mainland and jet over for the day. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Best for exploring wildlife and nature: Koh Lanta
For an authentic Thai experience, Koh Lanta in the Krabi region is enjoyed for its luscious greenery, tropical rainforests and coral beaches. On the cusp of Mu Ko Lanta National Park, it attracts visitors seeking action adventure, such as hiking, biking and discovering its mangroves and waterfalls. At the end of a long day trekking, it’s a joy to come home to your villa rental and enjoy the stillness of tranquil surroundings.

Best for unspoilt beauty: Koh Libong
This small but stunning island is the perfect antidote to the commotion of the other more-discovered islands. While there isn’t much in way of exploration, it provides the perfect base for relaxation and being at one with the world. It is, however, one of few places where you can see a dugong (a bit like a sea cow) in its natural surroundings. If that doesn’t appeal, there’s a number of luxury villa rentals with pools you can retire to instead.

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Four Blissful Beach Wedding Destinations

July 8th, 2021

When it comes to saying ‘I do’, a beach wedding is one of the most popular options for newlyweds looking for far-flung romance. So much so, that many luxury villa rentals around the world now offer local wedding coordinators for couples tying the knot.

If the thought of gentle waves hitting the shoreline, sand between your toes, and beams of sunlight gracing your guests, is your idea of the perfect wedding then read on. Here are six stunning locations for a blissful beach wedding.

Fall in love in Ibiza
It’s said that the magical island of Ibiza has a spiritual draw that brings people back to the island time and again. From its breathtaking sunsets, to its hedonistic hideaways, the white isle is very much about reconnecting with all your senses. It’s no wonder that Ibiza vacation rentals get booked so far in advance, with an ever-growing demand.

For a truly memorable and iconic wedding day, Ibiza is the perfect canvas. Whether you choose to head over to the paradise island of Formenterra, or clink champagne classes at Cala Llonga beach, there are 80 immaculate beaches to choose from. And when the party is all over, another is just beginning somewhere on the island!

Mesmerising Miami
Miami is a city that has it all; a vibrant nightlife, world-class cuisine, and some of the most pristine beaches in the US. For this reason, it’s a top destination for couples looking to elope in style, and enjoy the trappings of the many luxury rentals Miami Beach has to offer. South Beach may be popular with hipsters and the work-out crowd, but it’s also a beautiful setting for exchanging vows. If, however, you’re seeking white sand and landscaped dunes, a bit further north you’ll find Haulover Beach – one of the best settings for beach weddings. And, after all the fun is over, you’ve still got the excitement of Miami to discover!

Sizzling romance in Saint-Tropez
The Cote d’Azure is known for its chic glamour and jet-set community with discerning taste. As such, you can expect the very best from your stay, typically on a superyacht or stunning villa rental Saint-Tropez. With a temperate climate, uninterrupted views out to sea, and miles upon miles of golden beaches, it’s no wonder that it’s a prime destination for saying ‘I do’.

Nikki Beach is a favourite with A-listers, especially between peak season of May to September. Or, if you fancy doing a Brad and Angelina, whisk yourself off to the countryside in Correns as they did to tie the knot.

Seductive Saint-Barth
In recent years, couples have combined their wedding and honeymoon all in one, to make the most of jetting away. For all this and more, the idyllic island of Saint-Bath is the perfect getaway. Here you can enjoy chic coastal views combined with world-class hospitality and a warm West-Indies welcome. This daydream setting is also perfect for eloping, be it from your luxury Saint-Barths mansion, from a quaint church in the hillside, or from the ever-charming Shell Beach. With so many award-winning beaches and yacht-filled harbors to discover at your leisure, it’s the ultimate way to ease yourself in to married life.

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The Best Cities to Meet People

June 28th, 2021

Whether you’re travelling for work, vacationing with friends, or roaming alone, meeting new friends is a big part of broadening your cultural horizons. It’s also fun to network and chat to people from different backgrounds.

From hosting get-togethers in your luxury villa rental, to clinking glasses with friends in bars, or just mixing in new circles, where you go is equally as important. Which is why we’ve picked Aspen, Miami, Ibiza and Los Angeles as some of the most fertile stomping grounds for meeting people, and making new acquaintances.

Hit the snow in Aspen

Aspen is a city of two tales. On the one hand, you can enjoy uninterrupted world-class ski and snow followed by chill time in your Aspen villa rental. On the other, you can soak up all the fun and party vibes in its many sociable spots in town.

Although this city is always bustling, the best time to come is holiday season, when families and groups descend and there’s an unmistakable buzz in the air. The Snowmass region is one of the prime spots for rubbing shoulders with a fun crowd, especially Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Escobar. For more sophisticated socialising, head to Little Nell, for private-member style vibes.

Power lunches in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the place where business mixes with pleasure, and in typical Angelino style, this is often in the form of outside activities. If not dining in one of its terrace restaurants in Beverly Hills, try a hike in Runyon Canyon or power-walk along the beachfront with a friend. Better still, combine the two and hit a round of golf, before retiring to the club house for lunch-  it’s a discreet spot for hob-knobbing with the city’s finest. When day turns to night, there’s no end of hip bars to hang out in – sunset strip in West Hollywood never fails to impress.

Always Up in Miami

There’s no shortage of fun spots in Miami to meet locals and mingle with the jet-set community, outside of your luxury Miami rental. Brickell brings a young up-for-it crowd and is a popular post-work spot for doing casual business. 

While Miami Beach delivers the glitz and glamour in the many cool and hip hotel bars on the stretch of Collins Avenue. For a city that prides itself on cultural savviness, you can also meet interesting people in the many galleries and boutique shops dotted around the city. And, finally if you can make it during big events like Art Basel and the Miami Yacht Show, you’re bound to find plenty of networking opportunities for mixing with likeminded others.

24hr party people in Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town needs no introduction when it comes to its social credentials. Here you can find the good, the bad and the downright naughty, and you never have to look too hard for it either! Bars, clubs and an up-for-it crowd gather in Ibiza Town from late night onwards. Pacha, and the Pacha Hotel are lively spots, where locals intermingle with visitors. 

If you’re lucky enough to have a Ibiza villa rental in the heart of the action, you can extend the party all back to yours for a select few. By day, Bora-Bora and the Blue Marlin are the perfect beachside hangouts, with a friendly European crowd happy to get to know you…

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Where to Find the Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

June 11th, 2021

Where to Find the Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

There are over 50 countries in Europe, all with their own unique charm, history and villas for rent, that bring global visitors every year. But one of the greatest attractions and hallmarks of Europe, is the striking and historical architecture still standing today – namely castles.

Since the Middle Ages, and as early at the 5th century, castles were built with abundance throughout Europe. Some as forts and defensive buildings, others used as homes for royalty. Today thousands of these buildings still remain intact, to tell the story of where they once stood.

If you’re planning a European trip, here are some of the finest castles to add to your list:

Castell de Eivissa – Ibiza


Towering over Ibiza Town, the superyachts and the Ibiza luxury rentals below is Castell de Eivissa. This huge 12th century fortress is unmissable, dominating the skyline from every angle of the town. This medieval fortress was built in the Punic period when it was ruled by the Arabs known as ‘Yebisah’. Much is left standing today, and it remains a UNESCO World Heritage site, very much worthy of your visit during a trip to the White Island. Bring a camera, a bottle of water and your best selfie-face and don’t miss the the 14th century gothic cathedral at the very top!

Alnwick Castle, England


Although Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in Europe – the most famous in the UK belongs to Alnwick Castle on the Scottish/English border.

You might not have heard of it, but you will most certainly have seen it, for this is where the Harry Potter series of movies were filmed bringing the magic of Hogwarts to life.

Today it remains one of the UK’s largest inhabited castles, with tours and guests welcomed – extremely popular with American visitors. Nestled in the stunning Northumberland region, this austere building dates back to the historic Norman Conquest, making it all the more fascinating.

Château de Langoiran, Bordeaux


There is nothing more charming than a French Chateaux, so when in the delightful region of Bordeaux, make it your mission to visit de Langoiran. Not only is this one of the largest castles in France, but it boasts spellbinding views across the Garonne Valley, and is within easy reach of all the nearby villa rentals for visiting. Despite being built in the 13th century, it’s still stands proudly, as one of the great local attractions. It’s turbulent history paints a picture of a bygone era of France, making it all the most exciting to visit.

Castillo de Marbella – Spain


Spain’s rich history is best seen around its protected coastline. Marbella is one of these, and home to Castillo de Marbella – a 9th century construction erected during the reign of Abderramán III. This magnificent castle stands today as the backdrop to wedding parties, spectacular events and guests from around the world, coming to marvel at it’ sheer scale.

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Five Places to Discover Greek Architecture

May 28th, 2021

Amidst the mountains, capes, alcoves and beaches that Greece has to offer, there’s stunning architecture to marvel at. Some old, some new – there’s certainly something for everyone.

Whether it’s a day excursion from your Greek villa rental., yacht trip out to sea, or an organized tour, here are five must-visit destinations for appreciating Greek architecture at its best.

Cyprus
With some of the greatest preserved architecture dating back to 900BC and earlier, Cyprus is a fusion of old and new, as seen in its buildings and structures.

The jewel of the Mediterranean, start your whirlwind tour at 9th century Church of Lazarus in Larnaca. If possible, come at night when it’s lit up and gleaning like a beacon in the city skyline, it’s history is equally as impressive.

In stark contrast, another impressive building is The Oval in Limassol. This 16-floor office space is a local landmark, designed to represent a pebble on the Limassol coastline.

Zante
Although Zante has some of the best luxury villa rentals and beaches in the Greek Islands, it also has impressive buildings to view. This includes many aqueducts, a Venetian Castle and Churches includes the Metropolis of Agios Dionysios – the perfect illustration of Greek architecture at its best.

For something more unique head to Navagio Beach. Plunged into the sea and accessible only by boat, here you will find a 40-year old shipwreck, preserved for all to enjoy. Bring your camera, and some flip flops!

Mykonos
For a small island, Mykonos packs an almighty punch when it comes to aesthetically pleasing buildings.

Dotted throughout the island are white-washed houses littering cobbled streets with windmills blowing in the wind. It is very much like stepping inside a postcard of what you imagine the Greek islands to be like.

There are also many state-of-the art Mykonos villas with modern elegant design and views out to sea. Head to Little Venice to enjoy some of these washed up views and cute houses.

Athens
The Greek capital is home to some of the most famous and significant architecture of today and yesteryear.

It would be remiss not to mention the most famous of them all – The Acropolis and Parthenon. Standing atop of a rock since the 5th century, it’s one of the most famous Greek temples, fantastically preserved for generations to enjoy. If you’re interested in neoclassical buildings, there are many private tours you can embark on.

For a more modern approach, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is aesthetically impressive, that you could easily mistake if for a luxury mansion for rent!

Corfu
If you just want to meander down stone walkways and gawp at the buildings as you walk on by, then Corfu is your island. As well as great food, and a booming hospitality industry, it has architecture that people come from far and wide to enjoy.

Head to the Old Town, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, and must-visit destination for appreciating neoclassical design including the Old and New Fort.

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A Guide to Cuban Culture in Miami

May 13th, 2021

There may be an ocean between them, but there’s only 531km separating Cuba and the sunny coastline of Miami. This, along with the Cuban revolution in the 50s, helped to inspire a generation of natives to venture further afield, many settling into Florida’s golden coast in recent years.

Today, Cuban culture is proudly embedded in Miami life, bringing its food, fun and flair to the bright lights of the city. In this guide we’ll take a look at some of the best spots to visit.

Historical places to visit
Little Havana is the beating heart of this community, with eateries, salsa bars and a bustling street life reminiscent of Havana, oh na na! Leave your luxury Miami villa behind you and immerse yourself in all that’s great about the Latin spirit. Come on the last Friday of every month where local galleries showcase the art scene and this proud vibrant neighbourhood.

As you scour the streets, look out for craftsmen rolling Cuban cigars – a cultural symbol of its community. The Hispanic neighbourhood of Calle Ocho is a great place to soak it all up, head to El Titan de Bronze for some of the best cigars to bring home with you.

Of course, a trip to Miami would not be complete without a visit to some of the landmarks paying tribute to the people of Cuba. This includes the Freedom Tower on Biscayne Boulevard and The Torch of Friendship monument a few blocks away.

The best Cuban eateries in Miami
At the heart of Cuban culture is good times and good company. Food plays such an important role in family life, that its influence on local Miami cuisine has left an indelible mark. The city is well known for its cosmopolitan food scene, with a Cuban flair, and you can even hire in world-class Cuban chefs to your luxury Miami villa rental.

To understand the culture, you first need to understand it’s food scene, starting with a Cuban sandwich. Head to Sanguich de Miami – an institution known for its authentic cooking and street food, just check out their Instagram page for inspiration.

For sizzling steaks and traditional sides, Palomilla Grill is a top dining spot, along with La Carreta. This also happens to be of the longest family-run restaurants in the area, gracing customers with favourites like boliche (pot-roast) and Yuca with Mojo, to satisfy their cravings.

Don’t forget the coffee…
Hand-in-hand with good food is a classic Cuban coffee – one of the most-loved drinks in this city. There’s a whole host of coffee choices, including the punchy espresso to keep those Cuban heels partying all night and a casual leche (milk) version. Puerto Sagua on Collins Avenue is a great call when it comes to sampling this Latino favorite.

Where to party like a Cuban in Miami?
Salsa and Cuba go together like Miami and cocktails. So, when you’re ready for a Daiquiri, or perhaps a Cuba Libre, the Latin Café in Brickell Plaza is a popular choice for the late-night crowd, conveniently near to the plush Miami villa rentals.

But for salsa heaven, head to Ball & Chain in Little East Havana, which has welcomed jazz heroes like Billie Holiday and Chet Baker in the past. Today it remains a throbbing party place with great cocktails to boot.

Finally, just around the corner Los Altos is a tucked away behind a hidden way for those in the know. This speakeasy brings all the luxury villa vibes with its glamourous design and Mexican-inspired walls.

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Great Escapes for Couples Seeking Solace

April 29th, 2021

If the recent global pandemic didn’t give you enough time to be alone, we’ve got just the ticket. Created with couples in mind, we’ve chosen five of the most magical luxury villas nestled in tranquil surroundings.

So, whether you’re seeking romance, time-out, or just a different setting to slip into, here’s five must-visit destinations. From the windswept views across the Amalfi Coast, to the glitz and glamour of Mykonos, and the indulgence and charm of Sardinia, take your pick…

The Amalfi Coast
With quaint roads, panoramic views and hidden gems at every turn, there’s few places that ooze romance and charm quite like the Amalfi Coast. It’s the ideal location for couples looking to enjoy each other’s company, while benefitting from beautiful restaurants within stumbling distance. At Villa Fabiana you can hide away from the world and fall in love with all that’s great about Italy. It truly embodies La Dolce Vita.

French Riviera
The French countryside is unapparelled when it comes to total escapism. It’s easy to see why it has spawned so many great artists, with breathtaking vistas and rolling hills to capture. This also bodes well for couples looking to get away from their busy lives. Located close to the village of Mougins, where Picasso once resided, Villa Gloria is an idyllic luxury villa rental set within pristine gardens. With its own private pool, and views of fields and the countryside, it’s a firm favourite with those seeking refuge in blissful surroundings.

Mykonos
When you just want fun in the sun, Mykonos is the place to go! With views out to sea, Villa Kendra is the perfect choice for pressing reset and spending quality time with a loved one. Soak up the Mediterranean sunshine and enjoy a good book by the pool, as you recharge your batteries. Idyllic without being isolated, this luxury villa rental is well located to the many vibrant beach bars and restaurants in the area, just in case you find yourself missing the bright lights!

St-Tropez
For all the jet-set feels with a touch of beach boutique thrown in, St-Tropez is a popular destination for couples. Here you can enjoy leisurely walks on the promenade, followed by a gentle boat ride over to Cannes for lunch. There’s glorious stretches of golden beaches at every turn, some quieter than others, depending on the vibe you’re after. At Villa Felicia you’re even within walking distance of iconic Club 55, for when you feel the need to let loose.

Sardinia
For indulgence and decadence, the insatiable island of Sardinia is a wonderful place to get-away from it all. With 2,000km of rugged coastline and literally hundreds of beaches to discover, you can easily lose track of time, as you immerse yourself in island living. Porto Cervo is a favourite with couples and discerning travellers, with its five-star restaurants, luxury rentals, marine harbour and A-list fanbase. With views out to sea, it doesn’t get better than Villa Viviana – a five-bedroom home that’s perfectly placed in the hillside and within reach of local beaches and attractions. If you’re looking for a seductive sanctuary by the sea, you might just have found it!

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FOUR USA STAYCATIONS FOR 2021

April 19th, 2021

There’s nothing quite like a vacation to press reset and relax, and never have we needed it more than right now.

With staycations becoming a ‘thing’ this year, the trend for vacationing in the USA has never been more popular. After all, we have so many great cities to explore that are well connected. For inspiration, we’ve picked out five of the best US destinations for a break away. From luxury rentals Miami Beach to the soothing mountains of Aspen, and glamour of Los Angeles, here’s five of the top destinations, with something for everyone.

Fun and fabulous in Miami

Always a crowd pleaser, Miami is known for hitting all the right spots. With year-round great weather, and some of the best restaurants, bars and clubs in the country – you’ll find everything you need within easy reach. This also includes its award winning beaches – South Beach perhaps being the most famous of them all. Underpinning all of this, Miami villas for rent are some of the most awe-inspiring, with waterside mansions overlooking Biscayne Bay. 

All the Hollywood glamour

If your kind of vacation includes top-end dining, haute couture shops and a touch of Hollywood pizzazz about it, then Los Angeles is for you. High up in the hills, you’ll find plenty of luxury apartments with sweeping views over the skyline to swallow up. 

For foodies, its farmers markets are some of the best you’ll find with fresh daily produce for discerning clientele. For thrill seekers there’s plenty of surf, skate and cycling to partake in, and of course miles of endless golden beaches like Malibu. From the hip neighbourhood of Abbot Kinney to the fun of West Hollywood, you’ll never be lost for how to fill your vacay!

Escape to Arizona

For the perfect escape from the daily grind, Arizona is well worth considering. Pitched out in the desert, there’s plenty of space to reconnect with the world and the natural beauty of its canyons to explore. Whether you choose to hike, bike or play a round of golf, Arizona has it all. Equally if you just want to sit by a pool with a locally crafted beer – there’s plenty of luxury Arizona villas ideal for chillaxing. A real foodie destination, you’re bound to be impressed with its culinary scene, with outstanding restaurants all over the city, especially in uber-hip Phoenix.

All about Aspen

There’s a freshness in the Aspen air, no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Come winter its crisp air and fresh powder makes it a ski hot spot, while come summer its luscious greenery brings the hikers, bikers and walkers to town. There’s no better destination for those who love the great outdoors and a touch of the finer things in life with its vibrant after-hours scene. All you need is a luxury Aspen villa to complete your stay. Many of the luxury properties in the neighbourhood come complete with first-class facilities, such as home-gyms, hot tubs and most important of all – breathtaking views across the snowy mountain tops. Once visited never forgotten, add Aspen to your 2021 travel list for the ultimate get-away.

Wherever you decide to go this year, Villazzo luxury villas offer the best property rentals in some of the most sought-after destinations.

Best US National Parks

March 23rd, 2021

It can be no surprise that for a country so vast, America is home to some 423 national parks spread out amongst 84 million acres of land.

Perfect for a fleeting visit or longer, these parks encompass protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems and protected geological features, with stunning scenery to soak up. Best of all, many of these spaces can be visited for a day trip from the comfort of your luxury villa rental, making them easy to visit at short notice.

Here’s just a few of them:

Aspen
For lovers of the great outdoors, Aspen National Park is one of the many great escapes the city has to offer. Here you can find majestic views and snow-capped mountain tops, which always feel tranquil and quiet, despite the 4.6 million annual visitors it attracts.

The ever-changing scenery adjusts to the changing seasons, making fall a great time to visit. Trails, rivers and lakes sparkle in the light, best enjoyed in the Bear Lake Road region, near Trail Ridge Road – a great viewing point. As day turns to night, head back to your Aspen villa to soak up a different kind of fireplace view as you unwind from your travels.

Miami
The diverse and exotic surroundings of Florida make it a unique and exciting destination.

Zip through boggy marshes and uninterrupted wetlands at the world-famous Everglades by speed boat – it’s the only way to visit. This National Park is home to thousands of wild species and animals, that make it a year-round favourite attraction.

Biscayne National Park is another favourite attraction, near to all the luxury Miami villas in the area. With 95% of the park covered in water, expect to marvel at coral reef and incredible water life.

California
Far from the bright lights and city limits of Los Angeles, the dusty dessert of Joshua Tree National Park shows another side of this famous state. A celebration of plants and animals, the harsh terrain is home to geological features that you can spend days exploring. There’s plenty to do too, including; rock climbing, camping, hiking and photography.

Named after the ‘Yucca Brevifolia’ aka ‘the Joshua Tree’ it’s a haven for tourists capturing amazing photographs and getting back to nature.

Arizona
Just five hours from Joshua National Tree Park, add the Grand Canyon to your road trip schedule, or better still choose a villa rental between the two to enjoy the best of both worlds. This National Park might just be one of the most famous in all of the country, known for its vast space, red rocks and meteor-like craters that never fail to impress. There is so much to uncover and discover here, that it’s impossible to list them all, but Yavapai Observation Station and Desert View Watchtower are some of the best viewing points.

Montana
There are 26 mind-blowing glaciers to visit at Glacier national park, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Bordering Canada, this scenic destination is breathtaking to witness in all its glory with white-capped mountains and turquoise lakes below. But mind how you go, as it’s also home to grizzly bears and a wolf population – worth noting before you take a hike!

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The Many Museums of Miami

March 9th, 2021

The cultural scene in Miami is well-known and established, particularly in the art world, with famous events like Art Basel taking place annually. However, its reputation as a destination for museums is now starting to blossom, in no small part to international events showing the city off to a world-stage.

With a discerning clientele and tourists gracing its luxury villa rentals, there are more museums than ever before to enjoy.

So, if you’re planning a visit to the Sunshine State, why not check out these seven excellent museums during your stay.

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
If you’re intrigued by the many luxury vacation homes in Miami, then set some time aside for the Vizcaya Museum. This stunning estate of James Deering gives a glimpse into some of the inspiration behind the decadence and opulence seen in Miami real estate. The gardens were developed to help preserve the natural habitat, and remain beautifully kept for all to enjoy.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Undoubtedly one of the most talked about museums of recent times, the Frost Museum of Science is one that all the family can enjoy. Interactive, fun and fascinating, the state-of-the-art technology brings its teachings to life, including an awe-inspiring planetarium.

The Institute of Contemporary Art
This new build was opened in 2017 and attracts crowds from far and wide. Yes, there’s plenty of world-famous artworks here, including names such as Pablo Picasso and Julian Schnabel. But equally, there’s a number of exhibits to enlighten and expand the mind. Be sure to add it this world-class venue to your Miami museum bucket list.

Miami Children’s Museum
Take note, this is one of the biggest kids museums in the country, with 14 galleries loaded with interactive activities. You can lose a whole day here, making it a great activity when you’re ready to leave your luxury Miami villa.

Here the little ones will learn around the world all around them, from the oceans to space, and all that’s in between. That also includes a giant piano like the one in the movie ‘Big’ that the grown-ups will definitely enjoy! In short, it has all the ingredients for the perfect family day out.

World Erotic Art Museum
You can always count on Miami to bring a touch of quirky and sass to proceedings. It’s no surprise then, that the World Erotic Art museum is housed here. Far from seedy, there is an impressive collection of over 4,000 historic works throughout, ranging from photographs to sculpting’s. Some works even date back as far as 300 BCE. That all said be sure to bring your camera for the centrepiece – a six-foot penis statue!

History Museum, Miami
The city can thank its colourful past for the luxury amenities, high-end restaurants and luxury Miami villa rentals it boasts today. A great place to learn about all these is the History Museum located downtown. Here you will learn more about how the city came to be the bustling hotspot it is today. It spans the archives back 12,000 years, covering major moments from the Native American settlement through to World War II, and the Art-deco movement. With plenty of memorabilia and historical objects to view, it’s definitely one for the culture vultures.

Jewish Museum of Florida
Miami has a proud Jewish past and present, celebrated in this important museum. There’s over 100,000 artefacts to pour over, curated over the years from the many Jewish immigrants local to the area. It provides a fascinating dip into the local history and how Jewish life in Florida has evolved, grown and been shaped over the past two decades.

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