A truly spectacular villa offers more than just cushy beds and fabulous decor -- having a gorgeous view of your surroundings is what truly makes you feel at home. Here are five of our top villas with stunning views.
Perched high on a hill above Puerto Vallarta's Old Town and overlooking the Bay of Banderas sits Villa Arbol - a modern architectural masterpiece that still retains authentic Mexican charm. Sip a margarita on the terrace or relax in the wraparound infinity pool and Jacuzzi and feel like a king!
You could spend all day just watching the comings and goings of local boats in this charming harbor on the Dalmatian Island of Brac. Across the bay sits the lovely town of Sumartin, while just beyond is the wall of rock that makes up the imposing Biokovo mountains on the mainland. Not too shabby.
It doesn't get much better than this: a terrace overlooking the lively Amalfi Coast town of Positano. This is where the Italians come to holiday, and a stay in this villa puts you at the heart of it all. World-class food, wine and beaches await around every majestic turn.
From the terrace of this lovely, modern holiday home, it's easy to get lost in the endless vistas of rolling hills that are typical to Provence. The only thing that would make this view even sweeter would be a refreshing aperitif!
This villa definitely comes by its name honestly -- it seems almost impossible that the sea and the sky could be so bright and clear, seemingly filled with sparkling jewels. Spend an afternoon contemplating the ocean's many hues, set against the mountains of St. Maarten in the distance.