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Temenos Villas in Anguilla sit on a low bluff overlooking Long Bay, with private beach access and views of the surrounding islands.
updated 6/27/2007 1:28:37 PM ET 2007-06-27T17:28:37

These five villas are perfect honeymoon escapes when you want to bring a few friends along, or just feel the need to spread out.

Temenos Villas, Anguilla
Recently acquired by luxury brand St. Regis, all three villas here – Sand, Sea and Sky – sit on a low bluff overlooking Long Bay, with private beach access and views of the surrounding islands. Each two-story, four-suite residence has its own personality, but all are open and breezy with infinity-edge pools, indoor/outdoor bathrooms and Pratesi linens. Nearby is a new Greg Norman golf course; a St. Regis hotel will follow in 2008. From $30,000 per week.

Bali Hai, Mustique
This swanky Caribbean island is known for its exclusivity; with no traditional resorts, renting a villa is pretty much the only way to go. This Indonesian-inspired two-bedroom pad stands out from the rest with a temple-gate entrance, elaborate Balinese-style interiors and open-air pavilions that look out over the waters of L’Ansecoy Bay. There’s a secluded pool and sun deck, as well as a private butler. From $4,000 per week.

Betseyville, Barra de Potosi, Mexico
Betsey Johnson’s eclectic estate is as funky as you’d expect from the designer. Color is everywhere, from the vivid turquoise walls to personally selected chandeliers and antiques. Entertain in two lounges, an open-air patio room, a full kitchen and five separate cottage suites. The private pools and sunbathing lawn are accented by bougainvillea, while Playa Larga Beach is just steps away. Spend a day shopping in charming Zihuatanejo, just a 35-minute drive away. From $786 per night.

Great Escape, St. John
This four-bedroom retreat is tucked into a corner of the national park high above Cinnamon Bay. Interiors boast comfy handcrafted furniture and picture windows; outside, the hot tub has its own stereo system and wet bar. Do some laps in the 60-foot pool, then sip champagne and enjoy the view of Tortola and Jose Van Dyke in the distance. Onsite staffers from chef to massage therapist are easily arranged. From $9,000 per week.

Villa Mafalda, Capri, Italy
Legend says that Roman Emperor Tiberius once built 12 villas on Capri, dedicated to the 12 gods of Olympus. Today there’s Villa Mafalda, a four-bedroom haven with whitewashed walls and bronze and marble artwork that sits on a cliff above the Mediterranean. You’ll spend most of your time on the outdoor terrace (complete with daybed and pool), taking in the view of the sparkling sea below. From $9,750 per week.

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