In the Villa of Luxury

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Rental Escapes’ new villa packages incorporate adventurous activities into luxurious package stays in Africa and the Caribbean.
Rental Escapes’ new villa packages incorporate adventurous activities into luxurious package stays in Africa and the Caribbean.

Rental Escapes’ new villa packages pair top-notch accommodations with adventurous activities for a luxury villa vacation. Watersports enthusiasts will enjoy the paddleboard yoga classes, sessions with a private trainer and island cruising on a private catamaran offered on the 7-night Luxury Health & Wellness package (starting at $2,745 pp) in Barbados. For a more indulgent experience, guests can book the Luxury Sun & Sea package (starting at  $1,899 pp) in St. Martin, featuring massages, private catamaran sailing and gourmet meals.

Rental Escapes is also offering an 11-day Luxury Africa Safari package, starting at $14,927 pp dbl, where guests stay at four luxury safari camps in Botswana and Zambia. A safari guide takes guests from camp to camp by private charter, stopping first at Jao Camp on a remote island in the Okavango Delta. The Botswanan camp features nine well-appointed tents, each with its own lounge, dressing area and main bedroom, as well as spa treatments, fine dining under the stars, and a well-stocked wine cellar.  The Vumbura Plains campsite, located in the northern Okavango Delta, features 14 guestrooms that are raised off the ground, a large bedroom, and a sunken lounge with cushions, plus a sala (an open pavilion), an outdoor shower, a private deck and a plunge pool. Outdoor activities include game viewing in open vehicles, mekoro (a canoe-like vessel) and boats. At Kings Pool Camp in Botswana, guests can cruise aboard a colonial-style barge while observing elephants, or relax in their luxurious accommodations overlooking Kings Pool Lagoon and the Linyanti River system. Regular room rates start at . The last site guests visit, Toka Leya Camp, features views of the Zambezi River and 12 raised, spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Travel agents earn 10 percent on each package booked. For guests who do not want book the entire package, regular room rates start at $ $1,445 per night at Jao Camp; $1,734 per night at Vumbura Plains; $1,445 per night at Kings Pool Camp; and $670 per night at Toka Leya Camp. For more information, visit rentalescapes.com.

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