No matter why you buy it – as a business investment or purely for pleasure – there's no doubt that owning a luxury second home is synonymous with success and a jet-set lifestyle.
Not surprisingly, the popularity of such properties continues to rise. What and where you buy, of course, depends on your requirements. A secluded island bolt-hole, perhaps? Or a city escape in a fantastic location? If you're looking for your own place in the sun, here are 6 of the best to inspire you.