Pro tips and insight from the experts – Virtuoso travel advisors.

What’s your advice for a successful group vacation?

“Leave time for everyone to explore on their own. Self-discovery is a key element to any experience. In Costa Rica, Villa Estrella [available to book through Villas of Distinction] is a marvelous luxury villa for a group, with an infinity-edge pool, outdoor dining, a game room, and a well-stocked kitchen – it’s always a favorite with our clients.” – Michelle Andersen

“When building a group-vacation itinerary, it can be a challenge to keep everyone satisfied. Have each person select one site or activity that’s important to them, then have everyone vote yes or no for each – it becomes clear what to include to keep the majority of the group happy.” – Victoria Hawbecker

“It’s best to assign just one person to be in charge of booking the accommodations, but the location you choose should offer a variety of activities for everyone’s interests.” – Gwen Pullman Trucco