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 independent advisory service helps consumers identify the most appropriate destination club, and then also helps secure the best membership terms available.
The cost per night for a destination club is a really useful calculation for both comparing the clubs amongst each other, and also comparing them to alternatives such as hotels or villa rentals. Overall the cost per night has increased since we ran the calculation last year. This is not surprising given that the clubs have all been increasing their initial fees and annual dues.
From August 29th Exclusive will be adding $20,000 to its membership plans. It has also changed the terminology it uses and is now talking about an initiation fee rather than the non-refundable portion of the member deposit.
The term equity destination club is used by a variety of clubs to describe their structure, but the use of the word "equity" means somewhat different things to different clubs. This article explains these different meanings and reviews some of the leading equity clubs.