Are you looking for the best vacation money can buy? In these places, you're encouraged to get as comfortable as possible with as much pizzazz as you need to feel truly fabulous.
Here are 10 of the best places to go for an incredibly lavish experience:
The elegant villas complement the pristine waters, and the stretch of sky is a perfectly picturesque backdrop to the grand views. Extraordinary life forms beneath the glimmering waters, including manta rays, sea turtles, reef fish and more. With your choices ranging from private islands to seeing the stars from a floating observatory to watching a movie deep in the jungle, you could have a honeymoon that not even TV writers could make up.
You’re given the options of private cruises and indulgent helicopter rides from 5-star hotels (which have their own helipads) like the Burj Al Arab. While blazing across the city in a Lamborghini is a daily activity for the police force, the right amount of money can buy anyone a supercar ride — and maybe a stopover to get on horses instead, playing Polo, Dubai’s famed Sport of Kings.
3. Bora Bora
For a true retreat, head to this destination with many private offerings, from beach dinners to jet ski tours and helicopter rides. Even private scuba diving lessons and patrols are available; imagine getting your own little section of the crystal clear lagoons to explore. Here, out and open LGBTQ+ visitors can access the same luxury accommodation offers as everyone else. This entails private plunge pools, efficient butler service and even breakfast delivered by canoe.
The Great Down Under is famous for its daring lifeforms, but you can also dive deep to see giant whales and the smallest molluscs. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most significant parts of our ecosystem, and visiting is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the teeming underwater life. Then, after you resurface, don the most expensive suit or dress and ascend to stardom with a cameo role in a performance on the stage of the Sydney Opera House.
Like Australia, this country is home to many of the wildlife you’d have thought you'd only ever see on TV. The landscape is large, the sunsets are stunning, and the sounds are surreal. Visiting during the low season will drastically reduce the presence of mosquitoes, and if you're worried about the heat, go for the most luxurious accommodation packages with top-notch air conditioning.
In New York City, the city that never sleeps, 5-star locations stay open all day, every day, and are all close enough to each other such that you can hop from one to the other on a whim. You can get the premium royal treatment in any grand location, including restaurants. Dream as far as you can stretch your budget or ditch the budget altogether and find experiences beyond your wildest imaginations.
The world’s largest archipelago consists of thousands of islands, so you can bet there are all sorts of beaches to fit adaptable private packages. The diverse landscape is blessed with unique fauna like komodo dragons and orangutans and remarkable flora, including jasmine and eucalyptus. Indonesian culture is vibrant; whether you're joining a festival or all you can do is admire the striking architecture.
This country’s capital is the world’s most popular city of love, which is also famous for its culture of gastronomical goodness, and flex fashion. Depending on what you're willing to spend, you can get personalised experiences: picnics in private castles, cooking classes with world-famous chefs, fashion tours and luxury shopping. There are even festivals and wine tours, too. To dream of exhausting France’s offers, you’ll need a long holiday.
Nothing is more fabulous than a private beach day on the heavenly Greek islands with a sun-kissed setting. It truly becomes paradise when you bring in the engrossing deliciousness of the local food. Among the white-toned townlets are historical sites, like the specific birthplace of democracy. The nightlife has a distinctively never-ending buzz, allowing you to party till dawn every day of the week.
10. South Africa
This is one especially unique top food destination, for the eating experiences as much as the remarkable taste of the food. The Cape Winelands are world famous for their wine tours, and private packages are available. There are exclusive villas fit for royalty with views you’ll hold on to for a lifetime. When you're not getting tipsy and appreciating the sights, you can visit one of their world-class spas after taking a few swings on a championship golf course.