We often talk about travel on a budget. But what if your budget is fairly unlimited and you just want the best experience and luxury regardless of the cost? Let’s check out some of the best luxury travel hotspots available. They are not always as expensive as you imagine and if you are planning a special holiday or a romantic break you will definitely think it is worth the extra cost. In addition some destinations have very favourable exchange rates making luxurious travel far more affordable.
If you are planning a luxurious break, you first need to define you own idea of luxury. To some people a private beach is important. Others will favour gourmet dining, a butler and white gloved service. An old historic building oozing with period charm or a modern state of the art hotel? The choice is yours because it’s all out there.
Dubai is a luxury destination by anyone’s definition. The Burj Al Arab is a one of the most famous hotels in the world and was christened by the press as the world’s first 7 star hotel. It sits on a man made island just offshore and is famed for its acres of gold plate and sumptuous carpets and here you can rub shoulders with the world’s elite. Not that you will see anyone. The hotel has private suites, butler service so the rich and famous rarely show themselves. Other hotels in Dubai also offer an extreme level of luxury but nowhere compares to the Burj Al Arab.
The Exhumas Bahamas
If your idea of luxury is the natural beauty of the Caribbean combined with privacy, the Exhumas will probably float your boat. The Exhumas are a series of Cays, small islands many of which are owned by celebrities. Warren Buffet can’t get enough of the place and although there is little in the way of entertainment and attractions, a powder white beach to yourself and a totally stress free experience will soon get your batteries recharged.
London is a fascinating vibrant city where culture and tradition combine with modernity. You can find all types of hotel in London but there are also some fantastic luxurious places to stay where you will feel transported to Downton. Traditionalist will love the Ritz and the Dorchester with Michelin starred chefs and great service. However The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is one of the top 1% of hotels in the world and will cater to your every whim.
With stunning scenery and a cool laid back Aloha vibe, Maui is the perfect vacation destination. There is something for everyone including top class resturarants, water sports, history and some amazing beaches. If you are looking for luxury try The Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, described as impeccably stylish, the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui or the luxurious OTT Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria
We have only time to make a few luxury hotspot recommendations here so check out more via the Fodors Travel website where you can find great information on all types of travel around the world.