Cabo Casitas

Destination clubs provide their members with access to multiple luxury vacation homes, located all over the world. The homes are typically multi-million dollar residences, and are sited in major cities, at beaches, in mountains and leisure locations.

Membership of the clubs is an alternative to buying a second home. The clubs are sometimes also compared to, or even mixed up with, private residence clubs, but there are several key differences between the two.

If you're just starting out learning about the clubs read the overview and the glossary. Then you can start to compare them in the comparison table. One way to financially compare them is using a cost per night calculation and we've provided downloadable spreadsheets for these calculations.

And for a real in-depth look at the clubs, their homes and services, comparisons to alternatives and questions to consider before joining, download our Guide for Prospective Members.

The map shows some of the main destinations where the clubs have homes. Click on the markers to see the actual homes.

The latest news and research on the clubs is included below.

The destination club is reaching out to its suspended members with an offer to bring them back on board.

The 23,000-acre Kapalua Resort on Maui's northwest shore offers an interesting choice for anyone looking into destination clubs and fractional ownership.

Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers is partnering with destination club Ultimate Escapes to raise money for Shepherd's Hope, a non-profit organization of volunteers that provides access to health care for the uninsured. Together they are offering six packages, including a VIP Golf Experience with the NBA champion coach in Orlando and a VIP Celtics package during the 09/10 season.

The largest destination club in Europe, The Hideaways Club, has just announced that the UK's top tennis player has become Ambassador for, and a member of, the club.

The equity based destination club has added two new residences for its members.

This Trial Membership allows you to choose from the club’s portfolio of multi-million-dollar residences in the finest beach, mountain and golf destinations, including the Turks & Caicos, Deer Valley and Kiawah Island.

This barrier island, off the Georgia coast, is the new location for the latest additions to Exclusive Resorts portfolio of luxury vacation homes.

The equity destination club held its first annual meeting at the end of April, and more than 50 members participated.

The destination club is lowering the membership fee for the next 60 weeks of membership that are sold.

Private residence and destination clubs, are compared to full ownership of a vacation home in the research report "The Affluent Market for Vacation Homes". The Spring 2009 survey included a series of questions about familiarity, brand awareness, and plans to purchase.