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.