These are some of the most luxurious second homes in the world.
From secluded island bolt-holes to fantastically situated city escapes, the popularity of ‘holiday homes’ continues to rise.
Whether for business or pleasure, an island retreat offers a chance of real escapism and a chance to enjoy some untapped beauty.
If you’re looking for your own place in the sun, MailOnline Travel’s top five of the most luxurious second-home locations are certain to inspire you.
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Sugar Hill, Sunwatch, St James, Barbados – £3.9 million ($6 million).
Although many Barbadian homes are designed with reasonably modest-looking exteriors, don’t be fooled – these are some of most lavish and well-appointed houses in the world.
Coveted for its winter sun, Barbados has developed a reputation as something of a celebrity playground, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Roman Abramovich and the Rothschild family all having stayed on the island.
The views from the Sugar Hill villa are stunning, and Barbados is a popular retreat for the rich and famous and celebrities
(This looks just like the house we rented in Jamaica, except this is where the dining room was!)