Exclusive Resorts’ tradition of scouting Club-worthy, family-inspired homes began with a flagship development in Los Cabos, Mexico. Why? For starters, location. Nestled along a stretch of sand coveted by international travelers, Los Cabos’ Las Conchas residences embrace The Club’s philosophy, which is defined by home-away-from-home residences celebrating a unique sense of place while also allowing Members to foster unforgettable memories. Today, Exclusive Resorts has 380-plus residences in more than 75 destinations worldwide, and as The Club’s team of real estate experts continually searches for additions to the Residence Collection, the underlying qualifiers are many, yet the goal remains simple: Which homes have the makings for life-changing moments?  

As such, each Club residence is qualified by a chameleon-like personality. They must become a quintessential host to milestone memories, including weddings, anniversaries, and special birthdays. Yet The Club’s residences must also have potential for Exclusive Resorts’ “secret sauce”—those unexpected occasions found during a sunset on Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica or a private chef dinner on Abaco Island in the Bahamas. 

Equally adept at catering to an adventurous young family, honeymooning newlyweds, or empty nesters on a spontaneous escape, an Exclusive Resorts residence is defined by versatility, style, and plenty of surprise and delight. 

Beach

Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

A Club flagship destination, Peninsula Papagayo features 17 residences tucked within 30 acres of lush jungle on the south side of the peninsula. The private gated community is home to the nearby Four Seasons Costa Rica and Andaz Peninsula Papagayo. Developed in 2004, The Club’s four-bedroom residences each feature a private plunge pool and large wrap-around porch. What’s more, all were designed specifically with Members in mind, with expansive indoor-outdoor gathering spaces, chef-grade kitchens, and access to Exclusive Resorts’ Poro Poro Clubhouse, just a short golf cart ride away. 

The Young Family 
Papagayo homes have all the bells and whistles for families on the go, with plenty of space for both privacy and communal living. And though it’s easy to laze away the days spotting howler monkeys from your private patio, family adventure is always on tap. Zipline through rain forests, explore the incredible Rio Celeste waterfall, or hang at the kid-friendly Poro Poro Clubhouse and pool. 

The Couple 
Spacious Papagayo residences are ideal for several couples traveling together. Book a romantic private chef dinner at your residence, or charter a private yacht to explore the peninsula. Afterward, enjoy in-residence couples spa treatments inspired by Costa Rican flora and fauna. 

The Adventurers 
Costa Rica is a thrill-seeker’s paradise, whether searching for surf, sand, or jungle. Your Concierge can arrange for private sailing or scuba diving outings, or a day trip to Tenorio Volcano National Park. If staying closer to your Club residence, perfect your backhand at the Peninsula Papagayo Tennis Complex or test your swing at the neighboring Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. 

The Gourmand 
Pura Vida is defined by good food and wine. Members can dine at the Poro Poro Clubhouse, which features a Member-inspired cocktail menu. Foodies also flock to Playa Prieta Beach Club, or enjoy private chef meals served in-residence. The nearby Andaz resort’s Ostra Restaurant offers a not-to-miss fresh ceviche bar. 

The Wellness Seeker 
Via the Life Force Wellness program, treat yourself to a full Wellness Day at Papagayo, which includes a healthy itinerary of yoga, body work, and gourmet dining. What to expect? A private, 90-minute yoga class, meditation instruction, a customized body treatment, breakfast and dinner prepared by a private chef and nutritionist, and a personalized nutritional evaluation, diet plan, and recipes. 

Urban

New York City, New York

In total, Exclusive Resorts offers 20 two-bedroom apartments or suites in three distinctive locations in Manhattan. Members will find 14 luxury apartments at Park Avenue Place in Midtown East, located in a private residential building. Comfort meets style here, with such ultra-luxe finishes as custom flooring and kitchen cabinetry, contemporary artwork, and Italian light fixtures. A full-sized gourmet kitchen makes breakfast in residence a snap, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide inspired cityscape views. 

The Young Family 
Often overlooked as a family escape, Manhattan has potential for unforgettable vacations. Central Park is packed with playgrounds and kiddos love the Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty. Explore the Children’s Museum of the Arts and the New York City Fire Museum. 

The Couple 
Cozy up to the famous King Cole Bar at the St. Regis New York—just a short walk from your Park Avenue Place residence—and discover where the Bloody Mary was invented. Afterward, spoil your lady or gent with Madison Avenue shopping, and then top the day with a Broadway show and decadent dinner for two. 

The Adventurers 
City slicking doesn’t forgo fitness and outdoor adventure. Runners flock to Central Park, while your Exclusive Resorts Concierge can recommend of-the-moment fitness studios like Taryn Toomey’s The Class. Also check out High Line Park, where you can walk the greenways and explore outdoor sculpture gardens. 

The Gourmand 
Arrange for a private, in-residence chef dinner or hit the city for the finest dining in the country. Members have exclusive access to Jean-Gorges, which overlooks Central Park, and on-site Concierges have insider knowledge of trendy and off-the-beaten-path NYC restaurants, like 5 Napkin in Hell’s Kitchen. 

The Wellness Seeker 
Members staying at Park Avenue Place enjoy complimentary access to the Peninsula Spa and Fitness Center (just a short stroll away), which features a sunlit yoga studio and personal training. Pamper yourself with The Peninsula Spa’s new Vedic Aromatherapy Treatments from Australia. 

Mountain

Lake Tahoe, California

This all-season playground celebrates California’s natural side. Set in a residential neighborhood with incredible views of the surrounding evergreen forest, spacious mountain residences feature such luxuries as private hot tubs, massive great rooms, rustic rock fireplaces, and media rooms. Your on-site Concierge is at your beck and call, arranging for pre-arrival groceries, lift tickets, tee times, and access to any winter or summer mountain thrill desired. 

The Young Family
Homes here are playful yet sophisticated, just like the families that choose to vacation in Tahoe. Northstar hosts a Kids Adventure Camp in summer, offering age-appropriate nature hikes, games, and activities. 

The Couple
Treat yourselves to a romantic dinner at Trokay Restaurant, a Truckee bistro with locally-sourced ingredients. The well-known eatery also hosts cooking classes for all skill-levels, including ones for the kiddos. 

The Adventurers 
Given your vacation home’s easy access to trailblazing, getting “out there” is a daily pastime. During winter, score powder turns at Squaw Valley USA (site of the 1960 Winter Olympics) or Northstar-at-Tahoe, then aprés at the legendary Le Chamois and Lift Bar (Squaw). Come summer, hike, fly-fish, mountain bike, or golf—the views alone elevate every pursuit. 

The Gourmand 
Top alpine restaurants include Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge—a Lake Tahoe landmark since the 1950s. Cottonwood has a vibrant heritage, lively music scene, and an adventurous menu. Alternatively, opt for a private dinner by Chef Dany Foster. She honed her skills in top Los Angeles restaurants and prepares seasonal, organic, healthy meals for cozy intimate dinners, family gatherings, and special parties. 

The Wellness Seeker 
With five world-class spas in the area, health and wellness is always top of mind at Tahoe. Find solitude via mountain hikes and snowshoe outings right outside the front door. Exclusive Resorts Concierges can also arrange for private healthy dinners in the comfort of your home. 

Leisure

Abaco, Bahamas

This quiet island hideaway is tucked along one of the most secluded horse-shoe beaches in the world, accessed right outside your back door. Five four-bedroom luxury residences are airy and uncluttered, with fresh upscale Bahamian décor and an open floor plan to welcome families in comfort and style. An exclusive Clubhouse features savory Bahamian cuisine, a fitness center, swimming pool, spa, and a world-class, 18-hole Scottish-style golf course. 

The Young Family 
Abaco’s kids’ club will make certain your little ones have a magical island vacation. Families can paddle-board from the beach to a tiny little island to search for sea turtles, while Flipper’s Beach Bar features weekly, family-friendly beachside barbecues. 

The Couple 
Whether honeymooners or empty nesters, Bahamian rhapsody is all in a day’s play. Wander via boat to secluded beaches and enchanting coves, and then have your personal Concierge arrange for cocktails and light bites at sunset. The Club’s residences feature expansive outdoor and rooftop decks, the perfect perch to bid adieu to the ultimate Caribbean day. 

The Adventurers 
Whether a golfer, angler, or sailor, Abaco is prime for outdoor pursuits. Bonefishing is some of the best on the globe, while the Don Mackenzie and Tom Steele-designed golf course plays host to the annual Web.com tour. Golf star Darren Clarke lives here, claiming the world-class golf is as tempting as the fishing. Enjoy a private charter with Captain Bruce Ost and snorkel among his favorite local spots. 

The Gourmand 
No trip to Abaco is complete without a lazy afternoon spent at Pete’s Pub. Stadium-style seats in the bar are crowded with salty dogs weathered by the sun and tolerant to the potency of Pete’s signature rum-infused Blaster cocktails. The ceiling is lined with dangling tee shirts and beer koozies signed by past visitors. The food is equally of note—simple, fresh-from-the-sea cuisine.  

The Wellness Seeker 
The Abaco Club Spa restores mind-body balance with a relaxed Caribbean vibe. Spa products include the Abaco Neem skin care line, derived from the leaves and oil of the medicinal neem tree, organically grown right on the island. If wanting to stay close to home, arrange for a massage in residence or beachside.