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 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.

Building on its successful private residence clubs, Ritz-Carlton has just announced its new Destination Club which will include its luxury fractional residences.

Destination club Quintess has added four Q Leading Experiences options to its travel program. Most “Experiences" are available at Preferred Rates for Quintess members.

The semi-tropical, barrier island off the South Carolina coast is home to the newest Equity Estates residence.

The YPartnership "Portrait of Affluent Travellers" report included research on the familiarity, ownership and interest in destination clubs, private residence clubs and fractional ownership.

Exclusive Resorts has recently announced the latest additions to its "Once in a Lifetime" program. Members can reserve these trips now for travel in 2010.

The destination club has had a trial membership program for about a year. The latest version offers 7 days to try out the club.

The destination club has launched a new program, which lets prospective members try out the club for a year.