Though the desert views here in the Valley are often the envy of travelers from all over, everyone appreciates a change of scenery.
Most will never tire of the stellar sunsets, or the cacti that make this area home, but why not shake things up a bit for a view that’s different from the norm?
When you’re looking to book your next trip, and pining for a place with a view, use this as your reference.
Here are villas with some of the most stunning views in the world.
Casa Palopo | Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Boutique hotel, Casa Palopo, in the stunning country of Guatemala, known as the “land of eternal spring,” can only be topped by its villa that sits 150 cobblestone steps above the main hotel.
Here you’ll fall head-over-heels in love with the views that overlookLake Atitlan and the three nearby volcanoes.
And what’s inside the villa isn’t bad, either. With decor that centers around African tribal relics, this villa is cozy enough for two to enjoy, but spacious enough for families to have plenty of their own space.
Its three bedrooms each have their own private bathroom, as well as private terrace. Oh yeah, and you can park your helicopter up on the roof.
Service here is nothing short of fabulous — you’ll have a butler for your every need, as well as a personal chef service.
And we’ll let you imagine the private pool of this place with one hint: surreal.
This villa can be rented as a whole, or just as individual rooms.
Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocoo Resort & Spa | Tuscany, Italy
The idea of a villa in Tuscany probably has you thinking “way too expensive.” With Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa, this is not the case.
But you’ll definitely get the Italian villa experience you’ve always dreamed of here.
Overlooking the vibrantly colorful Serchio Valley, this resort’s villa includes:
- a spa
- two restaurants
- two swimming pools
- on-site cooking lessons
- off-site excursions
With 360-degree views of the valley and the medieval villages around you, one step out on the balcony of this villa will have you thinking you are in heaven.
Casa Naga & Villa Bonita at The Westin Playa Bonita | Panama
An extension of the gorgeous The Westin Playa Bonita, Casa Naga & Villa Bonita provide the ultimate VIP experience.
Villa Bonita features 20 guest rooms (yes, 20!), and each one has been perfectly decorated to represent a different country — thus making guests feels as if they’ve toured the world while staying there.
At Villa Bonita you’ll also gain access to a private helipad, a massive wine cellar, and an infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to check out the Turkish spa baths that sit on almost every guest room balcony.
Next to Villa Bonita sits Casa Naga — a 25,000 square-foot oceanfront “mega villa” featuring incredible accommodations such as:
- Semi-Olympic infinity pool
- Six suites
- Indoor koi pond
- Private plunge pool
- Private cabanas
All of this, nestled into the dreamy Panamanian rainforest sounds like a view that would be impossible to forget.
French Leave Resort | The Bahamas
Perched on the off-the-grid island of Eleuthera, French Leave Resort’s one and two-bedroom villas overlook some of the world’s most stunning harbors, including Cupid’s Cay.
Just steps away from a pink sand beach (hello perfect Insta shot!), this sophisticated boho take on British Colonial and Caribbean influences will quickly make this your new favorite view.
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa | Antigua
Just 10 minutes from downtown St. John’s, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa is the definition of chic and is set to open early this year.
With one, two, and three-bedroom villas, this is the perfect place to escape whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, or a family vacay.
With private terraces that offer up unparalleled views of the Caribbean’s stunningly blue water, as well as private chef services, you are going to love this new spot.
Your view from the swim-up bar, the rooftop bar, luxury spa, and poolside cabanas will be a far cry from what you see at home.