As humidity drops and nights get cooler, it's clear that summer is coming to an end. However it's not too late to experience the joys of summer, even as the fall months approach. Here are some vacation getaways where the sun is always shining and bikinis are always in style.
The Sand Club at St. Barts, Caribbean
Saint Bart's exclusive Flamands Beach is home to the Sand Club. The club provides ultimate luxury complete with Caribbean views, royal palms, warm blue waters, and soft white sands. The best way to experience St. Barths is with a private villa or suite so you can feel like you've really escaped to your own private paradise.
The Sand Club's villas are made up of five bedrooms and one bunk room, which can accommodate ten adults and four children. Because of the separate rooms and communal space this is the perfect vacation to share with family friends or extended family. The fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor gazebo dining space, and expansive teakwood terrace with lounge chairs and daybeds make this the best way to enjoy the Caribbean's endless summer.
What makes this venue special? The airy interiors, natural light, and natural color pallet throughout make the villa almost as beautiful as its surrounding seascape. Amenities such as the alfresco showers bring modern luxuries to nature and allow you to rinse off without stepping foot inside.
St. Barts is a personal favorite because of it's sophisticated French flair. Unlike other island escapes, St. Barts boasts top cuisine and boutiques with French brands you can't find elsewhere. There's nothing like the St.Bart's landscape dotted with red roofs burning hot against the turquoise water of the bay.
Villa Punto de Vista in Manual Antonio, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known for its lush landscape, best-in-class surf, and stunning views. It is also the land of perpetual summer as temperatures promise to stay in the 80's into November and December. Enjoy Costa Rica at the Punto de Vista villa that sits near the town of Manual Antonio on the central Pacific coast. Manual Antonio may sounds familiar as it has become a popular tourist destination over the years; however, the villa lays away from the hustle and bustle of vacationers in town.
The villa is unique is that if offers ten bedrooms and three spacious common areas. Because of this, it is a great place to get away with a group of friends and family. The small spaces can even accommodate a small event, reunion, or intimate wedding.
Standing six stories tall, the villa offers exquisite views of the coastline and allows guests to truly experience the Costa Rica landscape. While nature is certainly at play, modern amenities such as comfortable Swiss-made beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linens, Wi-Fi, en-suite refrigerators, and a cinema-like home theatre evoke a resort-like feel at the private villa.
If you haven't fallen in love with the villa yet, the personal onsite chef may do the trick. Your own private chef will use fresh and local ingredients that will be served either in the open-air dining room or rooftop deck.
Cayo Espanto in Belize
Just off the coastline of Belize and in the Western Caribbean is the private island of Cayo Espanto. This island resembles cinematic portrayal of a luxurious and private escape. Just three miles from the city of San Pedro this island is an oasis of luxury surrounded by turquoise waters. Plus, because of its tropical location the weather stays in the mid to high 80s throughout fall and winter.
The island is home to seven private villas, each with their own ocean view. One villa stands out at the one-bedroom, thousand square-foot overwater bungalow. Named the "Casa Ventanas", or Windowed House, guests are completely surrounded by clear Caribbean waters. The bungalow even has a floor window to peak down into the rich marine life below.
The other six villas are nothing short of amazing. Each features their own plunge pool, private dock, and alfresco showers. Amenities include oversized beds with Egyptian cotton linens, wood paneling, granite countertops, and private gardens.
While you will experience the ultimate privacy you will never feel alone and no need with go unmet. The island has its own expert massage therapists, beauticians, and skin care experts who do in-house treatments. Additionally, the island's Michelin-star chef creates personalized meals using local and fresh ingredients.
You can also experience adventure and excitement on the island. The resort offers birdwatching tours, snorkeling and SCUBA charters, fishing trips, and even excursions to historic and natural attractions on the mainland of Belize.
What is your favorite endless summer destination?