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HomeExchange Collection is the leading home exchange community for travelers looking for high-end stays in the most exotic destinations around the world. Each HomeExchange property is vetted, ensuring guests receive unparalleled levels of privacy, security, comfort, style and immersion in any location they visit. Travelers visiting more exotic and off-the-beaten path locations can take comfort in the pre-arrival advice provided by the hosting member. But the best part? After the $1K annual subscription, members of the Collection can safely lend each other their exceptional living spaces on a secure and easy-to-use online platform – for free. Members of the HomeExchange Collection private community can exchange their homes over dates of mutual choosing. Or, if a member wishes to lend their home without reciprocity, their guest can offer them GuestPoints to be welcomed as a guest in another exceptional HomeExchange Collection home at a later date. Exclusive advantages and tailor-made services for Collection members range from comprehensive support from a dedicated team and 100% flexible cancellation as a guest to up to $2,000,000 in property damage protection.

Below is a selection of top exotic destinations and Collection homes perfect for travelers seeking off the beaten path yet luxurious travel opportunities.

Savusavu Bay, Fiji:

Known for breathtaking palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and rugged landscapes, the South Pacific island of Fiji invites travelers to escape to the far corners of the world. Lovers of snorkeling and scuba-diving, surfing, island living and cultural immersion will find solace amidst Fiji’s jungles and beaches. This “undiscovered” paradise boasts the best of Fiji’s offerings, including a mix of cultural heritage and luxury resorts and villas. Travelers can opt to relax on the quiet beaches, venture to the island’s volcanic springs, scuba dive in some of the best waters in the world or sail the crystal clear waves. 

Where to stay: Tavola Villa Fiji is a fully-staffed private villa situated on 8 acres of lush tropical jungle, setting a picturesque scene for a Fiji getaway. The Villa sits on a cascading hilltop overlooking Savusavu Bay, nestled amongst eclectic local villages and world-renowned resorts. This expansive jungle sanctuary designed by an award-winning architect features tropical gardens, native hardwoods, ocean view suites, a spacious master bungalow, private swimming pool and more to be discovered.

Nosy Be, Madagascar:

Meaning “Big Island” in Malagasy, Nosy Be is a large island located off of the northwest coast of Madagascar. This remote destination boasts white sand beaches, stunning turquoise water and a sunny climate that is ideal for water sports like snorkeling, kayaking and sailing. Besides soaking in the sun on the beach or relaxing in a villa, travelers will want to add lemur sightings, a rum distillery tour and volcanic lake excursions to their itinerary.

Where to Stay: A private garden and swimming pool awaits at Villa Mandresy in Madagascar’s popular Nosy Be. This villa sits in the quiet area of Madirokely, but is still conveniently located near tourist excursions and lively bars and restaurants. Guests will immediately flock to the pristine beaches, rum distilleries, volcanic lakes, and famous lemurs but eagerly return to the Villa for its peaceful driftwood decor and local furnishings.

Coorg, India:

One of the most popular and easily accessible locations in South India, Coorg, offers a blend of remarkable landscapes and rich cultural history. Surrounded by verdant hills and scenic waterfalls, guests will enjoy the panoramic views and the region’s aroma of coffee and spices. A visit to the area’s tea and coffee plantations is a must, but nature lovers should explore the Western Ghats mountain range, home to Raja’s Seat, a simple monument overlooking forests and rice paddies, as well as the 17th-century Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwar Temple, and cascading Abbey Falls.

Where to Stay: An ultimate exotic getaway begins at Whispering Waters, a haven located amidst the lush tropical forest of coffee growing hills. This peaceful bungalow blends Coorg’s plantation style-charm with contemporary design. The colonial teak and cane furniture, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, balconies overlooking panoramic views, and amenities like the massage beds and fire pit will ease every guest after a long journey of travel. Guests experience true luxury with a uniformed staff, an on-site chef specializing in local cuisine, a complimentary guest relations manager and five-star accommodations.

Medellín, Colombia:

Columbia’s mountainous Antioquia Province is home to Medellín, a centrally-located city nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate weather. Even though Medellín sits in the middle of the country, it still holds an exotic charm for travelers, including digital nomads seeking remote experiences with the amenities (and wifi) of the city. Adventurous travelers can opt to rent an RV to drive around the Andes Mountains and visit local villages, but those seeking a true Medellín experience can walk around the world’s “most innovative city” or relax by the flowing river.

Where to Stay: Modern luxury and peaceful neighborhood views can be experienced at this spacious apartment in the heart of Medellin’s El Poblado neighborhood. The apartment’s two balconies overlook a flowing river below, ensuring a relaxing ambiance 24/7. Steps away from the apartment guests will find local restaurants, cafes and nightlife, awaiting to be explored.