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  • 1Rancho de Costa

    Rancho de Costa

    La Paz, Mexico

    Two separate villas (together totaling nearly 18,000 square feet and housing up to 28 people) share this property, which sits on a private stretch of white sand on the Bahía de los Sueños (Bay of Dreams). The ten-bedroom “ranch” also holds a tennis court, a 50-by-30-foot pool with a swim-up bar, and a private air strip for those who don’t fly commercial. From $1,600 a night

  • 2Fortlands Point on the Beach

    Fortlands Point on the Beach


    Located on a promontory that was once the site of an old stone fort, this seven-bedroom villa is nearly surrounded by private beaches, the largest a crescent of powdery sand. The coral reefs just beyond the point are home to parrot fish, jackfish, and many others—and snorkeling equipment awaits you at the villa, of course. From $16,000 a week

  • 3Sol y Sombra

    Sol y Sombra

    Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    On the other side of the villa’s Indonesian-style carved wood gate lies a white-sand beach. Launch an ocean kayak—two are yours during your stay—from directly in front of the house, or go snorkeling with the gear provided. The four-bedroom home’s pool is stunning, but should you tire of water pursuits, a private lighted tennis court with basketball hoop is also at your disposal. From $12,500 a week

  • 4Petit Plage

    Petit Plage

    St. Martin

    Right up against the sands of its namesake beach, this five-bedroom home offers some of the best sunset views around. Grand Case village, a short stroll away, is the gourmet capital of St. Martin, but the home’s gym will help you stay bikini-ready after indulging. From $15,000 a week

  • 5Villa Captiva

    Villa Captiva

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    Indoors, this six-bedroom villa is all classic hacienda styling with traditional furnishings, wood-beamed ceilings, and original art. Outside, a huge wooden deck stretches the length of the house, overlooking the sugary sands that lead to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. From $3,900 a night

  • 6Palm Beach

    Palm Beach

    St. Barts

    The sand quite goes all the way up to the doorstep of this villa, situated on Lorient Bay. The five-bedroom property has two pools: an infinity-edge for swimming laps and a shallow wading pool. From $25,070/week

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