THIRDHOME Exchange members have recently returned from Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic and Matei Taveuni, Fiji. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME experience.


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El Ingenio 16 | La Romana, Dominican Republic

Escape to the Dominican Republic’s exclusive Casa de Campo La Romana Country Club with this centrally-located property. With room for up to 8 people, this home is a perfect springboard for a holiday filled with award-winning golf, delicious meals and beachfront lounging for the whole family. Enjoy direct access to the pool and outdoor living areas from the main living space and enjoy rolling golf course views. The house staff will accommodate your every need during your stay at this luxurious tropical retreat.

THIRDHOME member Michael says, “Our family of five was so fortunate to be able to experience a wonderfully relaxing week at El Ingenio 16. Our hosts, Pat and Mike, were the consummate THIRDHOME hosts. Pre arrival, they made sure that we knew every detail about the resort and their home. The resort, Casa de Campo, has world class golf courses, a lovely beach and numerous restaurants. as well as many other fun family activities (tennis, shooting, horseback riding etc). The house is truly a ‘home’. Thank you to our most wonderful hosts!” click here to read more of Michael’s review.



Raiwasa Private Retreat | Matei Taveuni, Fiji

Perched on the northern coastline of Taveuni Island, Raiwasa is one of Fiji’s most exclusive properties. With private beach access and an infinity pool, this home is packed with reasons to visit. And with room for 6 people, you’ll want to invite the whole family. The full staff of 12 can arrange full-resort amenities during your stay at Raiwasa. Get a massage while looking over the Somosomo Straight or enjoy a 5-course dinner prepared by the property chef. Explore Taveuni’s rainforests, waterfalls and wildlife when you’re not luxuriating in Raiwasa’s wealth of amenities.

THIRDHOME member Andy says, “Raiwasa is without question, the best vacation we have ever experienced. From the time we arrived until our plane took off, every need was accommodated and the level of service was impeccable. We took full advantage of the activities offered and learned so much about the special island of Taveuni and Fijian culture. While we did a lot of exploring and activities, there was still plenty of time for a daily massage and relaxing by the pool. To say the food at Rawaisa is incredible would be an understatement. The garden on the property provides so many fresh, local fruits that are served daily. Everything we ate was thoughtfully and beautifully prepared…Raiwasa exceeded every expectation we had. My husband and I went for a week-long vacation just the two of us, but we can’t wait to return with our children. If you are considering a trip to Raiwasa, don’t hesitate another second, book now!” click here to read more of Andy’s review.


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What does it feel like spending an entire week in Fijian paradise on a TradeWinds yacht, sailing between islands, eating incredible food, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, reading, relaxing and taking a break from it all?

I would of course say it’s fantastic, but it’s much more than that.

To have an escape from life and concentrate on you for once, to relax and fully unwind from your life worries, is not just a great holiday, but somewhat of a necessity. And what better way to do it than by joining a TradeWinds yacht for a sail around Fiji. 


I was on a boat with two crew members and just five guests in total (the boat capacity is 10, however due to last minute cancelations, we all enjoyed a very intimate experience).

The week in Fiji truly took me by surprise. I’ve been gallivanting the world with basically no downtime. Up to this point, I’ve had one day in 3 months where I did nothing. Everyday I have been exploring and editing the content I was creating. It’s the kind of life we’re all used to – slightly chaotic.

When I got to Fiji, my body and mind didn’t know how to react to having a small handful of relaxing activities to do.

But I surely did a great job of not doing much.


My tan came along nicely, the cocktails went down easily, the laughs were plenty, the walks on the breathtaking Fijian islands such as the island from the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks connected me back to nature. The salt stayed in my hair throughout the week as I swam and dived my little heart out. 

Fiji itself is truly a little hidden gem. The people are incredibly nice, the islands are surrounded by the brightest blue warm waters I have ever seen, the coral is impressive and the weather is near perfect. 

During the week, we were lucky enough to visit a local village to enjoy a traditional Kava ceremony as well as listen to the beautiful singing of the Fijians. We also joined in on a little dance with the locals!

We had a chance to shop the village markets, where I got myself a beautiful necklace and others picked up huge Conch shells, hand woven bags and beautifully designed sarongs.  


One of the highlights from the week was getting our sails up, something I’ve never previously had the joys of experiencing. Having the wind push us through the open ocean provided me with an overwhelming sense of freedom.

Sitting in the bow seats with your legs overhanging and the wind on your face as you’re piercing through the waves resembles a small rollercoaster. You can’t help but feel like a kid again and be filled with happiness.

My only complaint of the whole week is that the experience wasn’t long enough.

The luxury boat became a great cocoon of comfort for the week and it was hard to part from it all. 


Who would I recommend Fiji to? 


Anyone that wants a true break from life. This is the perfect time to unwind, to have time for yourself and to recharge your batteries.
Anyone that loves the ocean, sailing, great food, cocktails, the sun, diving and snorkelling.  


This holiday will leave you ready to tackle the challenges and hustle of life for months to come.

-Sorelle Amore

During her trip to Fiji, Sorelle stayed on a TradeWinds yacht through THIRDHOMEClick here to view all TradeWinds yacht options that you can reserve with a THIRDHOME membership.

Sorelle Amore won THIRDHOME‘s “Best Job On The Planet,” which garnered more than 17,000 applications from around the world. In her position as a Luxury Travel Connoisseur for THIRDHOME, she is traveling the world, staying in 12 luxury homes.

THIRDHOME is the exclusive luxury property and travel club that enables second home owners to exchange time in their home for stays in spectacular destinations around the world. Click here for more information on how to become a member.

What is it like to spend a week on a TradeWinds yacht? Sorelle Amore, THIRDHOME’s Best Job On The Planet winner, shares her experience of staying in a TradeWinds yacht cabin during her visit to Fiji. 

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