Destination clubs, residence funds and luxury travel 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 and funds 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. Here are the top reasons to join a club, but they are not for everybody and here are the reasons not to join.
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.
Many of the destination clubs and several private residence clubs have been offering trial memberships over the last year. A&K Residence Clubs new offer is one of the longest trail periods that we've seen.
In a first for the destination club industry, Ultimate Escapes is planning to be the first club to have a public listing of its shares and to be subject to all the reporting and transparency requirements that come with this public listing.
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 clubs portfolio of multi-million-dollar residences in the finest beach, mountain and golf destinations, including the Turks & Caicos, Deer Valley and Kiawah Island.