PHUKET, ST. THOMAS, MIAMI BEACH AND PARADISE ISLAND - Like a fine piece of art those looking at add to their collection of cold weather escapes consider a variety of factors in their purchase decision. Whether it is sweeping ocean views, a lively festive atmosphere or private seclusion, for many owning a piece of paradise is a simple pleasure realized. If you’re yearning for a cold weather escape, these idyllic properties more than fit the bill.

Phuket, Thailand

Cape Yuma, Phuket, Thailand |, Property ID 4000037784

On a peninsula in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Phuket's east coast, this spectacular six bedroom beachfront villa is located within an exceptional, private development, designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy. The spacious open-plan lounge features full-length folding glass doors, opening out on to the pool terrace, revealing the majestic sea view of Phang Nga bay, seamlessly merging indoor and outdoor spaces.

Price Upon Request | Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas, USVI| Property ID 4000037474

Villa Whydah is located on the secluded western tip of St. Thomas in the gated community of The Preserve at Botany Bay. With possibly some of the best views in the Caribbean from just about any spot on the property, the villa was named after the most successful pirate ship to ever sail before sinking in 1717. Authentic treasure chests, cannons and guns are sprinkled throughout the property creating what some describe to be a fairytale like hideaway. With helipad access, Villa Whydah is indeed a modern day pirate’s paradise.

$35,000,000 |United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Miami Beach, Florida, USA | Property ID 4422417

This stunning modern masterpiece, with uninterrupted views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, is located on Miami Beach’s most coveted residential street. Ultimate privacy guaranteed through gated, walled property line, 16 security cameras and 275 feet of water frontage with two docks. South Florida's famous indoor/outdoor lifestyle at its finest with covered terraces, vanishing edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen and rooftop deck.

$38,000,000 |ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island, Bahamas |, Property ID 4000014102

Come home to the luxurious lifestyle and spectacular beachfront setting that is Casa DeLeon. This palatial home, with expansive ocean views, is breathtaking. Through the 25 foot atrium is a view of the infinity pool that features an incredible sunken seating area and is just steps away from the white sand beach. The home is being sold fully furnished including one luxury SUV and a golf cart, and is also available for rent.

$13,999,000 | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty