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No End to Summer in Sight at These Island Destinations

Now in the first few days of October, summer seems decidedly over.  It’s time to pack up warm weather wardrobes, and dust off your sweaters, coats and boots.  While winter is on its way in the Northern Hemisphere (or has already arrived in places like Park City, Utah), summer is just ramping up in other parts of the world.  If you are looking to extend your beach days, consider these resort locations where sunshine and sand are abundant and you can maintain your tan all year long.

The French Polynesian island of Bora Bora is an idyllic location, perfect for escaping the change in seasons and extending the sun-drenched days of summer. The Four Seasons Private Residences offers 15 exclusive ownership opportunities on this spectacular island. Located on a discrete section of the resort, the homesites range from .5 to 1.25 acres and feature either lagoon or Pacific Ocean views. Owners may choose from a portfolio of beautifully appointed architectural designs ranging from 4,000 square feet (370 square meters) to 11,500 square feet (1,070 square meters), or even create their own version of island paradise.  The private residences are fully managed and serviced by the impeccable Four Seasons, offering owners a wealth of thoughtful services including snorkeling or scuba diving, tennis lessons and lagoon tours.  Additional amenities include a fitness center and spa, a youth program and a variety of restaurants; everything to accommodate the ultimate in leisure living.

Once thought to be the Garden of Eden, Praslin is the second largest island in The Seychelles and home to the exquisite Raffles Estates – 14 free-standing three, four and five bedroom villas on secluded lots adjacent to the Raffles Resort. Designed to maximize the views of the Indian Ocean with large windows and expansive verandas, these generously apportioned villas start at approximately $3 million.  Legendary Raffles services and amenities are available to owners, including the Raffles spa and fitness center, on-site restaurants and Sugar Palm Kids Club. Raffles Praslin even boasts its own Romance Specialist, on call to orchestrate romantic dinners and private excursions.  With average monthly temperatures of 86 degrees Fahrenheit for the remainder of the year, it’s hard not to imagine extending summer along the Seychellois beaches of the Indian Ocean.

You certainly don’t have to travel south of the equator to experience prolonged summer-like temperatures.  The Amanyara Villas in Turks & Caicos offer effortless luxury living in the beauty and warmth of the Caribbean. Comprised of 40 pavilions and 20 private villas, the properties are spread across a lush oceanfront landscape set in an 18,000 acre nature preserve and featuring a half-mile long white sand beach.  The villas themselves are groups of pavilions magically set around swimming pools and designed to maximize ocean views and indoor-outdoor living.  The Amanyara Resort lives up to its name as “peaceful place”, dotted with secluded sun decks, inviting pools and tranquil ponds.

While summer may be over for many of us, these locations are just starting to heat up.  Ownership at any one of these locations provides residents with their very own piece of paradise where they can relish in warm beaches and opulent services no matter the season.