Spending your vacation in a tropical villa is like spending time in paradise. The temperature stays above 18 degrees Celsius all year round. The only thing you really have to watch out for is the rainy season that usually occurs for a couple of months in a year. Otherwise, it is just sunny bliss all throughout. And even during the rainy months, there will still be patches of sun appearing once the downpour is over.
So what are the best places to stay in during your stay in the tropics? There will always be cheap resorts offering dingy rooms for the budget travelers and backpackers, but why ruin a stay in paradise with less-than-classy accommodations? Instead, you should enhance your moment in the sun by staying in well-appointed rental mansions. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive tropical villas in the world that you may want to consider. Prices quoted are on a per night basis, though renting villas often requires a stay of at least five days.
1. Thousand Waves, Maui, Hawaii, United States – $13,200 per night
Located in the island of Hawaii, Thousand Waves resort lies on a one-acre land and features an estate measuring 11,000 square feet. It has huge rooms made of natural stone and bedecked with decorations from Indonesia. The furnishings are customized and carved by hand and colorful artifacts brighten the rooms up. The villa is exclusive and gated. It has eight bedrooms, nine-and-a-half baths, a couple of dens, a media room that boasts of a big screen, billiards room, library, bar and indoor gym. It has a state-of-the-art security system and a garage that can accommodate four vehicles. The whole villa has centralized air conditioning. You can bring the whole family and more, as this tropical villa is designed for up to 18 people, thus allowing you to enjoy the sunset in this property with a wide view of the ocean.
2. Villa Contenta, Miami, United States – $12,900 per night
This villa boasts of six bedrooms and five toilet and baths. It is located in Miami and the villa is situated just a few meters away from the beach. It has a 130-foot pool, grotto, garden and waterfall. There is also a facility available for beach volleyball. The mansion itself measures 11,000 square feet. It has its own movie theater, a billiards room, library and gym. For music lovers, there is also a Grand Piano available in this tropical villa.
3. Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa, Jamaica – $8,000 per night
Described as the ultimate Shangri-la, this tropical villa offers a mansion with five bedrooms. It also has a temperature-controlled swimming pool, a private spa and wellness center right inside the villa and a state-of-the-art entertainment system. It also has facilities for all your favorite beach and water sports, be it motorized or non-motorized. It has been a favorite haunt of celebrities and jetsetters, with the villa being featured in the 1963 James Bond classic entitled “Dr. No.” The mansion also has terraces where you can take in some amazing views of the Caribbean Sea.
4. Aquamare, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands – $7,000 per night
The resort is located on the western coast of the Virgin Gorda, which is consistently considered as one of the best islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. There are three luxurious and well-appointed villas available. Each one measures 8,000 square feet and has five rooms. Lush landscapes surround the villas to ensure your privacy during your stay in the resort. Each villa has an amazing view of the beach and the ocean.
5. La Plage Estate, St. Barts – $5,700 per night
This tropical villa is located right at the beach facing the Caribbean Sea. It has five bedrooms and an equal number of toilet and baths. It also features a large swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Housekeeping services are rendered daily and on-demand. There are also giant sliding doors that you can open to allow the ocean breeze inside the house. Those who want to try different food items can go to restaurants that are located a mere three minutes away.
6. Casa Kimball, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – $3,500 per night
This luxury villa is located on the upper part of the Dominican Republic and is considered to be one of the best destinations in the Caribbean. It features a contemporary design that allows you to bask in the sun and ocean breeze while safeguarding your privacy. The beach in front of the house is private and exclusive that will allow you and your family and friends to enjoy without kibitzers staring and glaring at you.
7. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia – $3,000 per night
There are 64 pool villas here, but Alila Villas Uluwatu are all private, large and spacious enough to allow guests the luxury of exclusivity. The villas offer amazing views of the sea and boast of contemporary interiors that reflect the traditional décor of houses in Bali. They are also designed in such a way that sunlight and sea breeze are maximized.
8. Villa Cielito, Los Cabos, Mexico – $2,950 per night
We can talk about the fine snorkeling areas available in Los Cabos. Or the warm white sands that you can crush with your feet. There are also excellent swimming and diving opportunities in the area. You can also enjoy different water sports, like kayaking and windsurfing, in the Sea of Cortez. You can do those things if you have the willpower to get off your butt away from the luxurious facilities of this tropical villa. Chances are you may just lay in the hammock and admire the view of the sea from the villa.
9. Little Dix Bay Villas, British Virgin Islands – $2,700 per night
Luxury villas are available in the resort’s most private spots that offer 25-mile ocean views. The area features a colorful barrier reef surrounded by gentle clear blue waters. This is one villa for the sophisticated traveler.
10. Half Moon, Jamaica – $2,000 per night
Located in northern Jamaica, the resort offers 33 luxury tropical villas with a private, white-sand shore stretching a couple of miles. It is probably the finest stretch of beach in the country, and the resort itself is the gold standard of luxury Jamaican vacation spots.