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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.

La Koubba Villa,<br> Turks and Caicos
La Koubba Villa,
Turks and Caicos
A sprawling (8,000-square-foot) Moroccan-style villa just south of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, La Koubba has ocean views from all five of its bedrooms.

The interiors are decorated with eclectic textiles and ceramics from around the world, along with hand-loomed rugs and embroidered throw pillows. An arched courtyard leads to a hammock-surrounded pool, and a summer kitchen perfect for barbecuing.

The calm waters of Sapodilla Bay are just steps away--literally, via a staircase leading into the sea.

Pricing: From $10,000/week.Complete booking information: La Koubba Villa
Last updated February 07 2008: 7:47 PM ET

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