Cabo Casitas

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.

The Presnell Sporting Collection is a new travel club that offers elite sportsmen the fishing and large game hunting experiences that they crave.

In another sign of how hard the economy is hitting destination clubs, the boutique club Lusso just filed Chapter 11 today. 

The largest destination club, Exclusive Resorts, now has more than 3,500 members and is celebrating its 5th Anniversary of bringing friends and family together.

In the current economy, with property prices continuing to fall, the luxury destination club Botiga is delaying the purchase of its first group of homes.

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 second largest destination club, measured by number of members, has a couple of new programs that enable potential members to try out the club.

This global destination club has quietly lowered its initial fees across all its membership plans.

The members of High Country Club are currently being showered with offers from all sides. Two other destination clubs have made direct offers to the members and the club continues to revise its own plans.

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.