How To Have A Luxury Holiday Home – Without Buying One

By Arwa Lodhi

Having a second home in an exotic location is a dream that many aspire to. But the truth is, it’s not very sustainable having more than one house, and for most of us, it’s not very practical, either. Luckily, the new, sustainable sharing economy means that there’s a solution: today, you can not only buy shares of luxury handbags and clothing, but also luxury wellness holiday homes.

Timeshare resorts offer better amenities, services, and accommodations than the average hotel or resort, giving you the most bang for your buck with everything you could ever want or need right on the premise. Unlike private second homes, these offer everything a hotel would – think lush spa treatments, huge pools and fully equipped gyms – but the idea is to share them with other residents, rather than install them all yourself.

Sound expensive? Difficult to achieve? It doesn’t have to be. Investing in  timeshare rentals by owner you can enjoy all the benefits of having a second home, plus indulge in luxurious amenities and features offered at these fantastic dwellings.

In case you’re sure what timeshares are or what they offer, here are few examples of some of our favorite properties – that could be (kind of) yours!

Ritz Carlton Club, St. Thomas

Ritz Carlton is a name that is synonymous with luxury, and their St. Thomas Club resort is certainly no exception. Prime weather, natural splendor, and rich amenities draw people to this renowned destination. The Ritz Carlton Club St. Thomas is situated on 30 acres of oceanfront property, providing guests with breathtaking views and gorgeous stretches of white sandy beaches to relax on.

Discover fine dining at the Great Bay Grill, a luxury catamaran for afternoon sails and sunset cruises, a full-service aquatics center, and a freeform swimming pool with neighboring children’s pool. Indulge in a cliff-side massage or pamper yourself with their spa’s variety of services and treatments.

The residences feature two and three bedroom floor plans, each offering elegant furnishings, modern appliances, marble surfaces, and private outdoor areas with stunning views. Ritz Carlton also offers twice-daily housekeeping to ensure everything stays neat and in order so you can fully relax.

Rejuvenate: Offers a European spa complete with a health club, massage services, steam room, sauna, facials, and other specialty treatments including their signature “Island Treasure Gold Mask”.

Wow Factor: Walk along beautiful, lush garden paths abloom with hibiscus and gardenias which lead to private beaches and well-kept swimming pools.

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Hawaii

Discover the tropical beauty of Kaa’napali with its gorgeous beaches and turquoise waters. Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas is a true paradise on earth, boasting lavish accommodations, unparalleled services, and top-notch amenities to spoil each and every guest. Offering a wide range of activities, guests at this high-end property can immerse themselves in cultural experiences including lei making, yoga sessions on the beach, tropical plant tours, and hula lessons.

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers a variety of ways to relax and unwind, both inside and outside their rejuvenating spa. Lay back by the pool or on the shores, hike through the rainforests on a guided tour, go on a snorkeling excursion, or work up a sweat at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Dining options are available right on the resort grounds, with a guest favorite being a romantic barefoot dinner for two under the stars at the Ocean Pool & Bar Grill.

The villas are offered in studio, one, and two bedroom sizes with gorgeous ocean and island views from private balconies. Each suite offers open floor plans with comfortable living spaces and decor influenced by Maui’s rich culture. Amenities include Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds, whirlpool tub, modern fixtures and appliances, and tile flooring.

Rejuvenate: Spa Helani offers a full menu of Hawaiian-inspired treatments including massages, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, and special Hawaiian healing rituals.

Wow Factor: Recreational lagoons and sparkling heated swimming pools feature cascading waterfalls and fountains for added flair and relaxation.

Westgate Park City Resort and Spa, Utah

Boasting an award-winning spa, warm hospitality, incredible ski access, and top-notch amenities, Westgate Park City Resort and Spa has so much to offer each person who stays here. Some of the activities offered include a kid’s club with games and arts and crafts, ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes, yoga classes and personal training sessions.

A long day out on the mountains deserves plenty of pampering. Outside the wealth of spa services offered, you can enjoy a world-class meal at the or a casual bite at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill. Unwind by simply soaking in the beautiful surrounding views in the outdoor pool and hot tub.

Choose from a wide range of accommodations from cozy studios up to luxury four-bedroom villas. Amenities vary by size but some of the notable features include full kitchens with cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances, plush bedding, balconies with private hot tubs, and private bedrooms.

Rejuvenate: Serenity Spa by Westgate offers 30,000 square feet of relaxation bliss with 14 treatment rooms, a spa with a waterfall, and an impressive selection of specialized treatments like wraps, facials, couples massages, and more.

Wow Factor: The resort is nestled in the Wasatch Mountains and at the base of  Canyons Village, providing 360 degrees of stunning panoramic mountain views everywhere you turn.

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