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.

We recently launched our listings of destination club, private residence club and luxury fractional homes. The new directory allows prospective members to easily find shared ownership luxury vacation homes in the locations that they like to visit.

The luxury vacation club BelleHavens today announced it's next 11 planned locations and also introduced new membership levels and future price increases.

Yesterday Ultimate Resort announced that it had closed the acquisition of substantially all of the real estate assets of Tanner & Haley. This $100m acquisition gives Ultimate over 750 members and luxury homes located in 25 resort destinations in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.

Exclusive Resorts, the largest destination club, announced today that it has passed the $1 billion mark in the value of its owned residential resort real estate.

Ultimate Resort has over 100 luxury vacation homes split between its two clubs, the original Ultimate Resort and the new Ultimate Resort Elite. The club grew rapidly last year with the acquisition of Tanner & Haley.

Portofino club has introduced a new membership option that lets members participate in the increase in value of the membership fee.

Portofino has introduced a new luxury destination club - the Continental Collection. This is the third club for Portofino and complements their Signature Collection, with $1.2m homes, and the Portofino Collection with $2.5m homes.