If you’ve got wanderlust and are dreaming of a glamorous getaway where the rich and famous holiday, then check out our guide to the world’s most luxurious destinations. From exciting city destinations offering an abundance of high-end experiences, to sun-drenched tropical locales, these envy-inducing luxury destinations are guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning of travellers.
10 best luxury destinations
1 – The Seychelles
The Seychelles have long attracted the world’s wealthiest in search of an exclusive escape away from the madding crowds. The islands of the Seychelles are scattered across the Indian Ocean and offer visitors pristine white sandy beaches lapped by azure blue waters. Here the world’s wealthiest can enjoy limitless luxury, world-class service, and the utmost privacy at exclusive resorts. A luxury destination must.
2 – Dubai
No other country does glitz and glam quite like Dubai. Home to opulent resorts such as the sail shaped Burj Al Arab, this luxury destination boasts award-winning restaurants and bars, designer boutiques, exclusive spas, breathtaking architectural sights, and a host of world-class attractions. For those seeking a slice of the high-life, Dubai is guaranteed to delight.
3 – The Hamptons, US
The Hamptons in the US has long been a haunt of the rich and famous seeking refined elegance. Just 90-minutes from the city of New York, this elegant string of seaside communities boast elegant resorts, lush forests, white-sand beaches, quaint cafes and boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and chic beach clubs. Celebrities that enjoy a luxury life here include Alec Baldwin, Beyonce and Jay Z, Julianne Moore, and Robert De Niro. Popular spots include East Hampton, Southampton, Westhampton, and Montauk.
4 – Tokyo, Japan
Japan’s capital city has recently emerged as a favoured luxury destination with the world’s wealthiest. The vibrant city boasts ultra-stylish retreats, top-quality cuisine, world-class boutiques, decadent spas, and a diverse range of high-end attractions. For those seeking a luxury life, Tokyo certainly delivers.
5 – The Maldives
Best known for its glamorous overwater resorts, the Maldives is the luxury destination of choice for those seeking an elegant, sun-drenched holiday far from the crowds. More than 1,000 coral islands in the Indian Ocean make up this exotic destination. Here guests can enjoy spectacular palm-fringed beaches, azure blue waters, and vibrant marine life, all coupled with mind-blowing levels of luxury.
6 – Monaco
Monaco is known as one of the world’s most luxurious destinations – and it’s easy to see why. Located along the French Riviera, the city state offers award-winning restaurants, spectacular resorts and spas, designer boutiques, and a whole lot more. Its famed Port Hercules is packed with the world’s largest superyachts, while this luxury destination also plays host to some of the planet’s most celebrated events, including the Monaco Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show. Popular Monaco areas to explore include Monte-Carlo, Monaco-Ville, and Larvotto, home to some of the world’s most expensive real estate.
7 – Bahamas
Flawless white sandy beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters personify the Bahamas in the Caribbean. The Exuma Islands are a popular luxury destination for those seeking an elegant holiday experience, whether you opt to stay at a sumptuous resort, or perhaps enjoy an island-hopping adventure aboard a luxury yacht. Soak up the sun, explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with life, feast on delicious local cuisine, or swim with the pigs at Big Major Cay. The luxury resort Atlantis offers a full-service casino, world-class golf course, award-winning restaurants, and a 141-acre waterpark for those seeking a turn-key experience.
8 – The Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands have long been the haunt of those seeking a luxury destination in the Caribbean. Boasting high-end private villas and luxury resorts, Cayman offers visitors barefoot elegance in abundance. Known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, on Grand Cayman you’ll find a roster of award-winning restaurants, including the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, Blue by Eric Ripert, at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. For foodies, the Cayman Cookout, held every January, offers extravagant gourmet events hosted by celebrity chefs. Alternatively soak-up the sun on pristine white sandy beaches, such as the famed Seven Mile Beach.
9 – Lake Como
This luxury destination is regarded as Italy’s ritziest region and is a popular haunt with VIPs and celebrities. Located just an hour-drive from the fashionable city of Milan, this chic region boasts picturesque villages, fabulous vistas, forested mountains, elegant lakefront hotels, and family run trattorias serving up delicious Italian fare. Popular spots include Bellagio, Torno, and Nesso.
10 – Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills is a famous luxury winter getaway in Los Angeles with the world’s wealthiest seeking only the very finest experiences. Packed with high-end resorts, such as the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, award-winning restaurants, and designer boutiques along famed Rodeo Drive, this luxury destination is the place to see and be seen.
Which luxury destination will you be adding to your 2021 travel bucket list?
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