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.
This new program, from the largest destination club, allows potential members to try out some of the club homes for either a 4- night or 7- night stay.
The new Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club is making an interest free joining offer to members of other destination clubs.
In a first amongst luxury vacation home alternatives, members of destination club Ultimate Escapes can now stay at Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas. Equally the owners at Capella Pedregal can stay at 23 Ultimate locations around the world.
A chill in the air may send some vacationers to warmer climates, but snow lovers can think of only one thing: ski resorts. Most destination clubs have homes available at ski resorts. Here are some destination club picks for those longing for the slopes.
The current economy is severely affecting High Country Club. It is cutting the number of homes, asking members to pay increased dues but also allowing members to resell their memberships. It has already reduced staff levels.