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Get Winter Fit in Miami

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Whatever time of year you choose to visit Miami, you won’t be disappointed with the amazing sports facilities available. Whether you choose to rock up to a one-off yoga class, or want to bench-press in five-star surroundings, you can rest assured that the city has it all.

Many who visit during the winter months, want to keep their exercise regimes up, while visiting on vacation, business or often times – a bit of both.

Within easy reach of all the leading Miami villa rentals, here’s our pick of some of the finest winter sports within the city confines.

Swimming
As a popular outdoors destination, Miami has plenty of inspiration for swimming enthusiasts. Sure, you can choose to dip into the Atlantic Ocean on the South Beach shoreline, or equally you can indulge in the heated pool of your luxury home rental, to get a few laps in before brunch.

But if you’re looking for something more special, more… Miami, then there’s nothing quite like the Venetian Pool in the Coral Gables. Perfect for those into wellbeing and rejuvenation, the aquatic facility was founded in 1923 developed from a coral rock quarry, hence its name. The 820,000 gallon pool boasts fresh spring water which is refilled daily. And when you’ve completed your laps, there’s a waterfall for hanging out. Bliss!

Yoga
When it’s time to say ‘namaste’ there’s plenty of choices for yoga enthusiasts throughout the city. From early morning beachside yoga, to free outdoor yoga to enjoy. But, for all those Miami feels, why not treat yourself to a private tutor for a one-on-one experience at your Miami luxury villa rental. It’s the best way to enjoy the views across the bay from the comfort of your home, plus an instructor can work around your schedule. When staying with Villazzo, you can call upon our concierge team to recommend and book a local yogi for your stay.

Running and working out
If you want to go running in the winter months, Miami is the perfect canvas with beautiful beachside views intermingled with city living for an upbeat workout. If you’d rather take it indoors, there’s plenty of pay-as-you-go gyms, where you can use the indoor running machines and more. At Solidcore, you can pay per class, or for a weekly pass, to make the most of their excellent facilities. With daily classes to make you sweat, there’s something for all level and skill.

Personal training
When you’re away from home it’s important to keep up with your usual fitness routine. If you don’t have time for a gym visit, or if the winter weather is holding you back, a personal trainer might just be the answer. There’s plenty of excellent personal trainers in Miami, that the Villazzo concierge can book on your behalf. This allows you to make the most of your time in your Miami luxury vacation rental, as many are able to come to your residence for personalized sessions.

Ice-skating
It’s one of our favorite winter sports as a nation. No matter what standard you are, there’s plenty of ice-rinks in Miami to take all the family. For all the throwback vibes, Basement Miami is the go-to place for some retro fun. As well as ice-skating, there’s a two-lane bowling alley, packed with special effects, for letting the good times roll… or should that be bowl!? One of the more light-hearted of all the sports facilities, it’s a fun place to visit with friends.

Book your luxury villa home through Villazzo and gain access to our world-class concierge team to enhance your stay.

The Luxury Touch of Concierge

Monday, December 28th, 2020

High-end holidays deserve high-end service. If you subscribe to the view that vacations should be special and memorable, then Villazzo is the perfect match for you.

Getting away and staying in a luxury villa is the best way to press pause on life and
give yourself a much-needed reboot. It’s also the time for decadence and indulgence without compromise

As purveyors of some of the best luxury home rental properties around the world, we know exactly what it takes to deliver a first-class stay. We call it the villa-hotel experience.

Intrigued to know more? Here’s why Villazzo leads the way in stylish and luxury travel experiences.

It starts at hello…
Before your vacation even starts, our team of professionals are working hard behind the scenes to get your luxury villa ready. Whatever your request, preference or desire, we can make it happen. From displaying your favorite flowers, to hiring luxury yachts and ensuring your favourite wine and cheese is fully stocked. We take care of all the small details that make a big difference.

Our team of connoisseurs
When you stay in one of our luxury vacation homes, not only do you get the keys to a world-class property, but you also get access to our 5 star concierge service for the entire length of your stay.

We invite you to call upon our team of experts to assist you. It’s what sets us apart from anyone else in the industry.

From award-winning chefs, to experimental mixologists and interior designers. Our concierge team can connect you to the best talent, so you can sink into your setting in style.

Housekeeping
As well as our concierge team, all Villazzo guests benefit from our professional cleaners. This means you’ll enjoy fresh laundry, and your property will be fully stocked with hotel-like amenities. So you can enjoy the privacy of your luxury villa, with all the perks of five-star hotel.

At this current time, we are paying even greater attention to deep cleaning properties and ensuring they are fully sanitized, for your wellbeing and comfort.

Upgraded moments
If you have a special occasion to celebrate, you can call upon our team to organize a standout experience for you. From gourmet chefs providing in-villa catering, to private golf lessons in the local area, as well as VIP bespoke tours of the city. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and with our black book of contacts, we can make any request a reality.

Butler Service
Enjoy our award-winning service around the clock, with access to our team of professionals. One of our most popular requests is our butler service. With your very own butler at your disposal, it adds that special touch to your stay. Available around the clock, our experienced butlers are well connected, to ensure you’re every request is taken care of.

Child-friendly services
We want you to feel at home from the minute you walk through our doors. This means taking care of all the extra details, like childcare, or one-on-one swimming lessons, or access to the hottest event in town. We can organize a host of activities and access for your family to enjoy in advance, or at a moment’s notice.

Transfers
We want you to have a seamless experience from the moment you arrive. We can collect your party from airports, cruise ports, and even helipads to ensure a slick and smooth transfer.

The best of the best
And finally, as you’d expect, we hand-pick the finest residences in the world for our guests. Once you step into our luxury villas, you’ll be surrounded by luxury – from our customer service to our amenities.

All our properties have state-of-the-art facilities, from gourmet kitchens, to heated pools, and rooftop terraces to waterside views.

Ready to level-up your vacation? Check out our award-winning properties today at Villazzo.com

MIAMI FESTIVALS ALL YEAR LONG

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

If you’re looking for a year-round destination where there’s always something fun going on, add Miami to your list.

With a subtropical climate, beautiful beaches, a buzzing nightlife and plenty of luxury Miami villas to choose from, it’s easy to see why it’s a crowd pleaser.

Sure, most who visit come for the charms of South Beach and all it has to offer. But time your travels well, and you might just coincide your visit with one of the big festivals taking place.

Here’s just a few of the most-loved events that hold a permanent fixture in the Miami calendar.

Rolling Loud (February)
Bringing music to the masses, Rolling Loud is a highlight in the Miami music calendar. Taking place over three days, the festival has recently gone global, but the Miami stage remains the highlight. Artists who have graced the stage range from Travis Scott to Post Malone. Oh, and did we mention, it’s the biggest hip-hop festival in the world!?

Miami International Boat Show (February)
Sailing into February, the Miami Boat Show is always a great way to start the year. Here, the sailing fraternity come together to ogle at superyachts in all their glory. It’s also great for networking, closing sales and corporate gatherings. As such the city can get quite busy at this time, so book your Miami villa rental in earnest.

South Beach Food and Wine Festival (February)
It’s no secret that Miami has some of the best chefs and first-class restaurants in the world. Fusing influences from Cuba to Cancun, New York to Tokyo, it’s a celebration of world cuisine at its best.

Bringing this all together, the SoBe Food and Wine Festival is a must for any self-respecting foodie. Attracting over 65,000 hungry mouths, the annual event showcases the gastronomic delights that come together to make South Beach so special. The festival is laid-back and fun… but be sure to arrive hungry!

Winter Music Festival (March)
Now in its 35th year, the Miami Winter Music Conference owns the title of top electronic dance gathering. Attracting the holy grail of DJs, everyone from Pete Tong to Roger Sanchez have attended. Industry schmoosing aside, the festival sets the tone for the summer ahead, previewing tracks and throwing parties for fellow music-aficionados.

Whether it’s a rooftop pop-up or superyacht soiree, events are held all over town. With luxury and decadence high on the menu, be sure to impress and book your luxury Miami vacation home in advance – check out Villa Kayla for inspiration.

Pride (March/April)
Miami’s cosmopolitan vibe makes it the perfect choice for Pride weekend come the end of winter. This is one of the largest party gatherings for the LGBTQ community, with an upbeat welcoming vibe and plenty of sass!

South Beach Seafood Festival (October)
With its privileged coastal position, Miami is the perfect setting for great seafood. The city celebrates this like no other at its annual Seafood Festival. Think giant stone crabs drenched in lime and chilli dressing, cocktail parties on yachts, and live music at Lummus Park. It’s a fun gathering that feeds the body and soul, all in one.

Art Basel (December)
For nearly twenty years now, Art Basel has been synonymous with Miami, as one of the foremost art events in the calendar. Bringing an international crowd of art lovers, Miami Beach plays host to over 70,000 visitors that come. Planning ahead is essential, especially if you want to scoop one of the top villas in Miami that get snapped up quickly. It’s never too early to reserve your pass, get on the VIP list, and start getting into the Basel vibe.

Villazzo has an exclusive collection of luxury villa rentals in Miami, in all the prime locations for its calendar of events.

BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN MIAMI

Friday, September 18th, 2020

As a melting pot of cultures, Miami benefits from some of the best chefs in the world. Whether for private hire in your Miami villa, or the many cafés and restaurants in town, it’s often said that Miami is a haven for foodies.

But it’s not just all neon lights and late night-jinx, there’s a whole host of exciting brunch spots maximizing the daytime beauty of the city. If you’re wondering where to meet up with friends, or just enjoy a casual mid-day brunch, here’s five of the best dining spots.

Three

Miami does upscale dining particularly well, and Three at the Wynwood Hotel is one of the best weekend spots (11am-3pm). If you’re looking for a smart downtown restaurant, this eatery serves up inspired brunch options with a Miami-Mexican twist. Try out the Huevos Rancheros ‘Miami style’ or ‘Oysters on the half shelf’ for something truly memorable. This stylish joint is as perfect for romantic dates as it is for family visits. Be sure to come!

News Café

It’s easy to see why the News Café was Gianni Versace’s favorite brunch spot. Teetering over South Beach, it’s a natural sun trap, as well as hip hangout. There’s no place better to sip on a smoothie and watch the world go by Perfectly placed on Ocean Drive, it’s easy to step out of your villa rental Miami and find a cozy table for late breakfast or early lunch.

The menu is plentiful, including hearty salads, eggs benedict or fruit platters to get you in the sunshine mood!

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply

Is it the morning after the night before? Then roll out of your pad and swing into Sweet Liberty for a calorific punch to keep you going! The epic ‘Big Breakfast Sandwich’ is a local favorite, or if you’re feeling a tad guilty, the ‘Cauliflower Nachos’ are a happy alternative. A cross between a daytime club and old fashioned American diner, this is a Sunday institution for those in the know. Open from 12 onwards, it keeps the fun vibes going with throwback tunes to drown out any emerging hangovers.

Le Zoo

For all the healthy brunch vibes, Le Zoo is designed for those who like pushing salad around their plate in style. Fresh seafood, creative egg dishes and variations of smashed avocado feature heavily on the menu, as well as of course a ton of salad choices. Popular with ladies that lunch, it’s conveniently close to Bal Harbor shops and many of the Miami villas the area has to offer. Watch out, this could become an expensive brunch!

The Deck at Island Gardens

Sweeping waterfront views to rival your Miami villa, and a jet-set crowd of well-heeled clientele – that’s what you can expect from The Deck. This is somewhat reminiscent of your favorite private yacht club, in no small part owing to its close proximity to the marina.

If you’re a seafood-lover then add this to your brunch bucket list. There’s also a decadent weekend three-course brunch offer, including seasonal soups and dim sum.

Villazzo leads the way in luxury villa rentals around the world, to learn more, get in touch now.

YOGA RETREATS AROUND THE WORLD

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

With the recent turn in events, experts predict that we’ll all be seeking out wellness travel much more in the future. So, if getting back to nature, and learning to embrace a slower pace of life is high on your agenda, here’s some yoga destinations to consider, including our pick of Miami, Mykonos and Costa Rica villas.

Regardless of whether you’re an amateur or professional, yoga can be enjoyed just about anywhere. From the sandy shores of Greece, to hillside retreats of Costa Rica and glamour of Miami Beach. Here we delve into three of the best yoga destinations around the world.

Costa Rica
The practice of yoga is about body, spirit and mind, and no destination better embraces all three than Costa Rica. With luscious greenery, world-class beaches and a commitment to sustainable travel, the country is leading the way in progressive vacationing. Find any coastal get-away off the beaten track, and you’re sure to find a preserved part of the world for a spot of morning yoga.

For the ultimate in exclusivity, one of our favorite retreats is Villa Kamala. Not only is this eco-friendly Costa Rica villa hidden in the privacy of the rainforest, but it also comes with its own movement and yoga teacher. Designed around its natural habitat, Kamala offers a zen-like paradise for practicing all those ‘downward dog’ and ‘plank’ moves.

Miami
A city of two halves; one being its bright lights and after hours fun, the other is its wellbeing commitment. There’s endless locations for morning, lunch, or sunset yoga. The golden stretch of Miami Beach is a popular choice, although may enjoy the privacy of their own luxury Miami villa tuning in to remote yoga classes from the comfort of their App. With its own waterfront and dock, Villa Valentina is the perfect choice.

There’s also no end of free yoga classes to enjoy, including Bayfront Park, Coconut Grove and sunrise and sunset classes on Third Street of South Beach. Or, if you prefer inside workouts, then try one of the many world-class yoga studios in the city, including holistic studios – I Am Equilibrium and the Miami Life Center to name a few.

Greece
When it comes to getting back to nature, Greece is most definitely the word! Fresh mountain air, mixed with the sweet scent of orange groves, and pine leaf trees, combine to create a natural oasis for rest and relaxation. Couple this with the gentle lapping of the Aegean Sea, and it’s the perfect formula for a mindful break.

With as many as 227 inhabited Greek islands, you’re spoilt for choice. However, Mykonos is certainly worthy of a visit. Known for its high-end luxury, vibrant beaches and exclusive luxury villas for rent Mykonos, you’ll find yourself right at home.

Do like the A-listers, and tuck yourself away in a luxury villa with a private instructor to come to your door for personal workouts. In the quiet area of Ftelia beach, Villa Calypso is the perfect choice, offering a mesmerizing backdrop for all those yoga moves you’ll be trying out.

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

FIVE OF THE BEST FISHING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Everyone needs a pastime and for some 45.7 million enthusiasts, fishing is it! The popular, relaxing and cathartic sport has been adopted by people of all ages, acknowledging recreational fishing as a wonderful hobby and bonding activity.

With this in mind, we’ve uncovered five of the best fishing destinations around the world. Just be sure to book your luxury vacation rental and yacht in advance during peak season to avoid disappointment.

Florida, USA

The sunshine state of Florida has an extraordinary ecosystem that ranges from the swampy marshes of the Everglades to the coral reefs of Key West.

To enjoy all of these, a luxury villa for rent Miami is the perfect place to base yourself. Choose a Miami villa with its own waterfront and dock, allowing you to set off to the Key West in three hours. The variety of fish here are amongst some of the best in the world, from yellowfin tuna to the elusive blue marlin. Either way, just make sure you pack your camera!

Saint Tropez, France

The 550 miles of the French Riviera coastline make it a favorite for fishing enthusiasts the world over. Go with locals on a fishing excursion and explore the beaches and coves, while hooking in your catch of the day!

For many staying in St. Tropez villas, hiring a private yacht is another appealing option. Pros will particularly enjoy the big game fishing for those comfortable with deep sea waters. Tuna, swordfish and dolphin fish can all be found dwelling here.

Sardinia


The elite destination of Porto Cervo in Sardinia is home to more than just Sardinia villas. It also has some of the most extravagant superyachts in the world, making it a popular choice for offshore fishing.

Here you can expect to haul in impressive loads, including the island’s favorite – bluefin tuna.

The Greek Islands

With some of the oldest (and best) fishing ports in Europe, the Greek Islands are a fishing haven. Mykonos, which started out as poor fishing island, may have reinvented itself as a jet set destination, buts its fishing prowess is ever present.

From the comfort of your villa rental Mykonos, such as Villa Berince, you can hire a private charter out to sea. Here the catch is varied, from John Dory to bream, to local favorite – octopus. From a simple sardine on the barbecue, to gourmet salted fish, do as the locals and savor every bite.

Mallorca

With sea bream galore, the rocky coast of Mallorca is a top destination for fishing aficionados. Hand-in-hand with its other popular pastime – golf – locals and visitors alike are known to dabble in this sea sport of kinds.

The luxury villas for rent Mallorca and giant yachts in the area, tell you all you need to know about the high standard of fishing to expect. From gilthead bream to hake, group and golden seabream, it’s easy to lose a day or two to this much-loved pastime on a visit to Mallorca.

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

MOST PICTURESQUE WEDDING DESTINATIONS

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Overseas weddings are on the rise, up by 14 per cent, according to the latest reports. It’s easy to see why; not only can a wedding abroad be cost-effective, but it can lend itself to some of the most picturesque backdrops. From the comfort of your luxury villa rental to exchanging vows on the sandy shores of the beach, the world is quite literally your oyster!

If you’re looking for wedding day inspiration, then look no further. Compiled by our team of travel experts, here are four of the most stunning destinations for getting married.


Romance in Ibiza
Anyone who has visited the White Isle will know that it’s a spiritual destination, and one that lends itself perfectly to wedding ceremonies.

Dotted near the shores of Sant Jordi, Villa Rochelle offers mesmerizing views across the island. Its privileged secluded position, also makes it ideal for saying your nuptials in the privacy of your own Ibiza luxury vacation rental.

For hedonistic types, another romantic destination is Café del Mar in San Antonio. Sail up in your private yacht as the sun goes down – there’s no greater place for saying ‘I do’.


Honeymooners paradise – Italy
Italy is consistently voted as one of the best top destinations in the world for overseas weddings and honeymoons.

The rolling hills of Tuscany lend themselves perfectly to bride and grooms to-be, with vineyards galore and luscious green fields. Follow this with champagne over ice at your own Tuscany villa, far away from the tourists. Villa Larissa is one of the most spectacular, with its modern architecture and private terrace for carrying on the celebrations.

For unmistakable Italian charm, head to Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Clusters bars, hotels and restaurants hang off the cliff edge to create a dramatic setting. Suitable for smaller parties, the views here are simply spectacular.


Miami’s Glamourous Shores
With its glorious weather, outdoor Miami weddings are very in vogue. Better still from the privacy of your villa rental Miami. With its sprawling 17,060 sq ft grounds, Villa Lori is the utlimate setting for an intimate outdoor wedding. Boasting uninterrupted views across Biscayne Bay, it promises beautiful wedding photos that you’ll look back with happy memories.

Another popular outdoor venue is Miami Botanical Gardens. Getting back to nature, this 2.6 acre oasis features subtropical plants that create a grandeur and elegance for your big day.


Sanctuary in St Barths
The French Caribbean island of St Barths is known for its lavish luxury and award-winning beaches.

The quartier of Anse des Cayas in Saint Barths is one of the best examples of these, making it ideal for all your elopement dreams. This quiet spot is not far from the best St Barths villa rentals in the area, meaning you won’t have to venture too far. With golden sand and turquoise waters, the local beach is the perfect place for all those newlywed photos.

For postcard-perfect views out to sea, Marigot Bay beach is another wonderful location for your wedding day. There’s plenty of Coconut Groves here, as well as high-end restaurants for exchanging vows under the watchful eyes of the exotic local birds.

For the best luxury vacation rentals in the most picturesque parts of the world, head to Global Luxury Villas.

THE BEST YACHT PORTS IN THE WORLD – ‘SEA’ FOR YOURSELF

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

If you plan on sailing the seven seas, or even just one of them, you’ll be enriched to know the best yacht ports in the world.

Going hand-in-hand with the jet set lifestyle, luxury vacation homes and five-star living, a superyacht is a perquisite for the billionaire boys and girls club.

From the tranquil waters of the French Riviera to azure depths of the Caribbean and the rocking party island of Ibiza, here’s four of the best yacht ports (and destinations) in the world.

Moor up to Miami

Surrounded by perfect blue waters and Miami mansions for rent, this is a city that attracts a high-calibre of client. As such, many of the luxury villas to rent in and around Miami come with their own private mooring for the superyacht collective.

Fully equipped to cater to its luxury audience, there is no shortage of yacht ports in Miami. Favourites include Coconut Grove, home to the U.S. Sailing Center and Miamarina at Bayside, within close proximity to the designer shopping mall nearby.

However, if there’s only one port to write home about, make it Miami Beach Marina. This bustling destination has plenty of space and access for boat owners, with easy access to the wider waters outside making it a firm favourite.

Come in February and you’ll be best placed for the Miami Yacht Show and international Miami Boat Show – unmissable events in the yachting calendar.

Residing in the Riviera

St Tropez is the place where high-rollers come to rub shoulders with the stars. When not staying on their elite superyacht, they can be found nestled in the sanctuary of their own luxury villas St Tropez.

Probably the most famous yacht port of all is Port de Saint Tropez. Spanning 700 berths across 22 acres of sun-kissed waters, it has been home to the super-elite since the 1950s. It still oozes glamour and aspiration even to this day.

Accommodating giant constructions of up to 70 metres, it’s a sailor’s paradise, with some of the most incredible yachts in the fleet living here. Better still, it’s in close reach to the many delightful bars, restaurants and boutique boltholes in the friendly neighbourhood.

Bathe in the beauty of Saint Barth

Where beach life is the way of life, Saint Barth has no shortage of space to moor up and nestle in to its sublime surroundings. Much like all of the island, luxury villas in Saint Barths are highly-sought after by its discerning visitors.

The lively spot of Gustavia is where you’ll find the largest port on the island. Here you will also find the charm of Saint Barths yacht club, a popular spot during its famous regatta.

High times in Ibiza

Simon Cowell, P Diddy and Lionel Messi are just some of the megastars that have made Ibiza’s yacht scene as famous as it’s clubbing.

Although this hedonistic island is home to luxury Ibiza rentals, many A-listers live between dry land and smooth waters on their superyachts. There’s several beach bars such as Blue Marlin often frequented by its yachtsmen.

With 24/7 nightlife and entertainment such as Pacha on its doorstep, Ibiza town is an unlikely backdrop for this rich and famous hangout. However, Ibiza Town Marina is one of the key spots to see and be seen in the world of luxury yachts. The quays and jetties are also popular for a mid-evening stroll too.

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

WHERE TO VACATION FOR ADVENTURE SPORTS

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

If your vacations are all about sun, sea and sports, then there’s a few must-visit locations to add to your travel bucket list.

From the family-friendly parks of Miami to the zip-lining forests of Costa Rica, and the rollicking waves of the French Riviera; it’s time to find a luxury vacation home and book your flights – summertime is calling.

Here’s our top five destinations for adventure sports by type:

First choice for family fun

Miami is a destination that has it all. From some of the best hotel pools, to miles upon miles of golden beaches, it’s all about poolside and seaside vibes.

It’s also a great family-friendly destination, with plenty of sports activities for children of all ages. This includes the famous Flamingo Water Park and teen-favourite Stand Up Paddling.

South Beach is where to go for all your water sports activities, from wakeboarding lessons to surfing, all dependent on the current and conditions. Complete your stay with a luxury villa rental complete with outdoor pool.

Great for sailing selfies

If you like your adventure sports with a cheeky spritzer in one hand, hanging off a designer yacht, the French Riviera is for you! With no shortage of A-list standard

villas in St Tropez to rent, this is the playground for the rich and famous.

Matched by an equally impressive choice of adventure sports, this is the go-to destination in Europe for yachting and powerboating. There’s a number of sailing schools to enrol in, or simply do as the locals and charter a superyacht.

Chill and thrill

When it’s time to chill, the Caribbean is the place to go, with plenty of St Barts villa rentals to choose from. Yet, this doesn’t stop this sleepy island offering plenty of action adventure too!

Thrill seekers can take advantage of the perfect conditions for windsurfing in its Grand Cul de Sac beach. Complete with shallow waters and brisk winds, it’s suitable for every level of surfer. Meanwhile Lorient is the place to go to catch some waves, with a bustling surfing community.

With an equally stunning underwater world, there’s plenty of diving spots too. Check out St Barth Plongee and the Birdy Diving Centre for children and adults alike.

Best for outdoor pursuits

For fun in the forests, zip-lining galore and just simply getting back to nature, Costa Rica has it all. This adventure backdrop has an abundance of outdoor pursuits for all the family to enjoy, especially older children.

If you have a head for heights, the Diamante Superman Canopy Zip Line offers thrilling views of the Guanacaste coast as you fly through the air! Back down to earth, Playa Tamarindo is one of the best surfing destinations on the coast, ideal for all levels of surfer.

If hiking is more your thing, the heady heights of Mount Chirripo make for a thrilling adventure. Just be sure to book a luxury vacation home for the rest and recovery you’ll need!

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

FOUR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CAR EVENTS IN EUROPE AND USA

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Petrol heads, motor enthusiasts, car lovers, whatever you go by, one thing is for sure – classic, vintage and antique cars are more than just a hobby. They’re a labor of love, a restoration project, a passion.

For the millions of classic car fans in the world, here are four of the best car shows to attend. Hand-in-hand with this glamourous lifestyle is a taste for the finer things in life, like luxury Miami villas. With that in mind, we’ve also handpicked some of the best places to stay, just be sure to book in advance.

The Miami International Auto Show

One of the leading car shows in America, The Miami International returns again 19-28 February 2021. A well-oiled event, so to speak, it has been running since 1971, making it a firm fixture on the calendar.

There’s thousands of new vehicles on show from over 40 manufacturers worldwide, as such, it’s a much-anticipated show with lots of impressive motors to ogle over.

With plenty of private parking spots and its own valet, Villa Grandioso is a top Miami villa to rent, conveniently close to the event at the Convention Center.

For more visit: miamiautoshows.com

The Charlotte AutoFair

When it comes to world-renowned events, the Charlotte AutoFair in USA, is the largest collector vehicle event in the Southeast. With a 35-year old history, this event is all about restoring classic cars.

Showcasing vehicles typically 25 years and older, this also makes it a great place to pick up a spare part for your own vintage car. Plus it’s a chance to meet likeminded others. Taking place every year bi-annually, it’s a popular event with some 150,000 attendees making the journey out.

If you’re planning to make a weekend of your trip, be sure to book up one of the luxury North Carolina villas such as – Villa Hilary, a 100-mile journey away.

For more, visit: charlotte-autofair.com

The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Held every other year in Monaco (usually in May), the Grand Prix is a unique event celebrating racing cars from a bygone era.

The spectacular motorsport hosts more than 180 Grand Prix cars across seven grids, as they tear up the streets of Monaco. For petrol heads, it’s simply unmissable!

In keeping with the luxury vibes, Villa Fanya in Cannes is just 34 miles to Monaco. This luxury St Tropez villa comes with its own dreamy terrace and private pool, making it secure spot for parking your vintage wheels.

For more, visit the official website here.

Le Mans Classic, France

A world-famous race, Le Mans Classic is one of the most famous classic car events. Le Mans keeps its air of exclusivity by showcasing models that competed between 1923 and 1981.

This spectacular race allows qualified drivers to compete on the 24 Hours of Le Mans layout, with 500 racing cars divided into six grids.

Complete your visit with a trip to the stunning vineyards of Bordeaux, there’s plenty of luxury Bordeaux villas in the area, including favourite Villa Tatiana.

For more, visit: lemansclassic.com

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