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10 All-star villas

Even the very finest hotels can't offer the kind of peace and quiet we crave. For isolation that is truly sublime, try these standout properties from around the world.

Villa Galapagos, Galapagos Islands
Villa Galapagos, Galapagos Islands
A three-bedroom estate on Santa Cruz Island's Pelican Bay, this villa boasts a steam room and sauna, sundeck, heated infinity swimming pool, and a collection of videos and books about the Galapagos. The villa also comes with a dedicated naturalist guide who can design custom itineraries, providing travel on the villa's private speedboat.

A short walk from the villa is the Charles Darwin Research Centre in Puerto Ayora, dedicated to the conservation of the Galapagos ecosystem.

Pricing: From $10,500/night.

Complete booking information: Villa Galapagos
Last updated February 07 2008: 7:47 PM ET

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