If you’d still like to stick relatively close to home this holiday season, settle into Villa Grace on St. Barts. The island has made a steady recovery after last year’s hurricanes (and you’ll be rubbing elbows with guests at the newly opened Eden Rock and Cheval Blanc), and this sleek five-bedroom property off Anse de Cayes is in a prime position for exploring. Spend days lounging in the infinity pool, taking the quick 10-minute walk down to the beach, or head over to Nikki Beach and Shell Beach for a taste of the party scene. When it comes time to celebrate, a 14-seat alfresco dining table overlooking the Caribbean is the ultimate Christmas dinner setting.
Villa Grace is available for members of Exclusive Resorts to book now for the holiday season. Though there’s no need to worry if you aren’t part of the travel-focused private club—there’s still time to sign up for a five-, ten-, or thirty-year membership (which gives you access to hundreds of over-the-top villas around the world). Pro tip: if you haven’t’ figured out what to get the jet-setter on your list, this is it.