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FOUR USA STAYCATIONS FOR 2021

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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!

When it comes to booking your next trip, visit Villazzo for all the best luxury villa rentals.

The Many Museums of Miami

Tuesday, 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.

Visit Villazzo to book the best luxury villa rentals in Miami, with our unrivaled commitment to customer service.

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.