The World’s Most Luxurious
Second Home Locations

The World's Most Luxurious Second Home Locations

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Whether for business or pleasure, a second home has become an investment that is synonymous with success, luxury and a jet-set lifestyle.

From secluded island bolt-holes to fantastically situated city escapes, the popularity of ‘holiday homes’ continues to rise. If you’re looking for your own place in the sun, allow our countdown of some of the most luxurious second-home locations to inspire you.

The World's Most Luxurious Second Home Locations
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Maldives - Soneva Fushi
Maldives - Soneva Fushi Asia

For avid swimmers and snorkelers, the Maldives is the closest thing to paradise. One of the original ‘dream’ locations for a second-home, Maldivian properties have retained their value well over the years, often tempting buyers with their butler-service luxury villas. Opened in 1995, Soneva Fushi was one of the first luxury island hideaways to be built, and still retains all of its beauty nearly 20 years later. With a range of two-six beds on offer, the maze of swimming pools ties the complex neatly together, with a wine cellar, library and children’s playroom added in for good measure.

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Maldives - Soneva Fushi Maldives - Soneva Fushi
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Grand Cayman Villa Casuarina
Grand Cayman Villa Casuarina Cayman Islands

Comprising of three different islets, the Cayman Islands are coveted for their private location and tropical climate, just off the coast of Cuba. The largest of the islands is Grand Cayman, covering 76% of the entire territory’s land mass and courting status as one the world’s most desirable locations to buy a second home. With over 1.2 acres of land, the Villa Casuarina was designed by renowned architect John Doak, blending lush vegetation with striking wooden beams and an abundance of skylights that allow the Caribbean sun to come pouring in.

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Grand Cayman Villa Casuarina
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Venice - Ca’ Contarini
Venice - Ca’ Contarini Italy

With stunning Italian architecture that dates back centuries and beautiful canal-side views, a Venetian second-home is a status symbol popular amongst fashionistas, royals and art appreciators. Creative types will find plenty of inspiration within this extravagant 15th century palace, complete with its own Grand Canal entrance. So big that the second floor has to be serviced by a lift, three sumptuous living quarters coalesce within this house to form a space perfect for entertaining. All rooms feature classic Venetian terrazzo floors and chandeliers, ensuring an elegantly historical atmosphere.

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Venice - Ca’ Contarini Venice - Ca’ Contarini
Ibiza - Casa Libelai Ibiza - Casa Libelai
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Ibiza - Casa Libelai
Ibiza - Casa Libelai Spain

Although it has come to be known as one of Europe’s party capitals, the quieter side of Ibiza is gaining prominence as a lucrative spot for young property investors. With a Mediterranean climate and a relaxed pace of life, second-home owners are seeing Ibiza as a great place to raise a family, take a stress-free break from work or socialise the summer away. Built in 2004, this spacious house has a fresh, modern design throughout, with high ceilings that allow maximum light exposure into its four large en-suite bedrooms.

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Seychelles Desroches Island Resort
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Seychelles Desroches Island Resort Indian Ocean

For those who truly value their privacy, it doesn’t get much better than the Seychelles. Just off the coast of Africa, this string of postcard-worthy islands is known for its deserted beaches and immaculately blue water, making it a wonderful location to spend quiet family holidays. With 14km of private beach frontage, the Desroches Island Resort has been furnished as ecologically as possible, with interiors made from natural rope, rattan and polished stone. Although there is a state-of-the-art Miele kitchen in which to cook, hungry second-home owners can also arrange butler service, offering Michelin-worthy meals and a take-away laundry service.

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Verbier - Chalet Hellebore
Verbier - Chalet Hellebore Switzerland

With breath-taking views and hardy exteriors that seem to exert a natural dominance on the lofty skyline, Verbier homes are a classic holiday-home option for royals, celebrities and wealthy businesspeople alike. Boasting a considerably higher price tag than some of the more up-and-coming Alps property developments, Verbier’s sustained growth maintains its status as one of the world’s most desirable hot spots. Available to buy on its own or as a pair with its neighbouring brother, Chalet Poinsetta, this home is situated right off of Route de la Marlene, with panoramic views that have to be seen to be believed.

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Verbier - Chalet Hellebore Verbier - Chalet Hellebore
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British Virgin Islands Tortola Steele Point
British Virgin Islands Tortola Steele Point The Caribbean

Although small, the British Virgin Islands are making a name for themselves globally as a fantastic second-home location, cut off from the world to ensure incomparable levels of relaxing bliss. Perched on the very tip of the Tortola Island, the private 360° views from Steele Point are the very epitome of decadent luxury. Built atop a 90-foot head rock that descends to form a private dock, the property is perfect for financial go-getters who like to snorkel and swim, with five fully-appointed suites hiding within the craggy inclines of the peninsula.

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British Virgin Islands Tortola Steele Point British Virgin Islands Tortola Steele Point
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Barbados Sugar Hill Resort Community
Barbados
Sugar Hill Resort Community The Lesser Antilles

Although many Barbadian homes are designed with reasonably modest-looking exteriors, don’t be fooled - these are some of most lavish and well-appointed houses in the world. Coveted for its winter sun, Barbados has developed a reputation as something of a celebrity playground, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Roman Abramovich and the Rothschild family all having stayed on the island. Fit for an A-lister is this stunning property, complete with 15-metre infinity pool, pavilion-style architecture and a guest cottage just right for accommodating distinguished guests.

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Barbados Sugar Hill Resort Community
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Cote d’Azur - Cap D’Antibes
Cote d’Azur - Cap D’Antibes France

The jewel of the French Riviera, the Cote d’Azur is one of the world’s most desirable locations for sun seekers. Stretching from Nice to Monaco, most high-end properties here are designed with privacy in mind. Properties such as this mini-mansion have become highly sought-after. Blending modern décor with a traditional exterior, the true defining feature is the view that overlooks Port Galice.

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Courchevel, French Alps Hameau de Cospillot Courchevel, French Alps Hameau de Cospillot
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Courchevel, French Alps Hameau de Cospillot France

Popular with extreme sports fans and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan city living, the French Alps have long been the go-to destination for second-home owners. Courchevel particularly has become known as a place to ski and be seen. It is one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts with six Michelin stared restaurants. For those who’d rather stay out of the cold, there’s plenty of fun to be had in this beautiful chalet, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an east-facing terrace and an in-house spa.

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