This planet we live on is home to so many amazing places with so many different experiences to offer that even if you lived your whole life traveling, you would not be able to experience everything there is to experience.
That means, when you’re deciding where to go on your next vacation, you’ll have a difficult decision to make. If, however, you’re looking to enjoy a luxury vacation, I can help you out. Just check out this guide to the most luxurious places to travel to on the planet…
If you’re looking for a little slice of paradise on earth, look no further than Tahiti. Why? Because this heavenly island located in French Polynesia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches with the bluest lagoons you’ll ever see. Not only that but you can stay in luxurious over water bungalows, sail the seas aboard beautiful cruise ships like the Paul Gauguin and get some of the best massages you’ll ever have in your life. If heaven is on earth, then it’s located at Tahiti.
New York City
Okay, so you might not think that New York is the most luxurious of places on first glance. There are mountains of traffic and lots of very busy people going about their very important business crowding up the streets and causing lots of hustle and bustle. However, if the kind of luxury you like comes in the form of shopping, eating and partying, then it is as much of a paradise as Tahiti.
Known for its legendary stores like Bloomingdales and Macy’s, it’s ah-mazing deli sandwiches and lively nightlife – it is the city that never sleeps – it is a Mecca for urban luxury that you won’t want to pass over because it is a big, busy city.
London, England is one of the greatest cities in the world, but like New York, it does suffer a little from its image as a smoky, busy place with lots of hustle and bustle going on. Despite that, it is not hard to find the kind of relaxing luxury you’re looking for. What’s taking afternoon tea at Claridges or hanging out at The Langham Hotel, where not only will your every whim be catered to, but you’ll probably bump into a whole lot of A-listers too, it is the place to go when you’re looking for urban luxury with more than a hint of sophistication.
North Island, Seychelles
North Island in the Seychelles is a private and fairly remote island that gained instant fame when George Clooney and his wife Amal vacationed there. A Stay at the villa North Islands will set you back around $11000 per night, but for that kind of money, you’ll be pampered, waited on hand and foot and even afforded your own private entrance to the most immaculate beach you’ve ever seen. This is probably a place most of us can only dream of visiting, but you never know, maybe you’ll find yourself tanning on North Island one day!
Paris is arguably the most romantic city on the planet, and it is surely one of the most luxurious too. Whether you want to experience cuisine to die for, take in some high culture or buy the finest French fashions, you can pamper yourself stupid in Paris. From The Louvre to Le Cinq, if you can afford luxury, you can find it in Paris.
Back down to Earth, we come to Las Vegas. This is an odd one because it’s a ‘tacky’ kind of luxury that you’ll experience in Las Vegas, but if that’s your thing and you know what you’re getting before you travel there, you’ll absolutely love it. The hotels in Vegas are like no other hotels. They flaunt their decadence with over the top decorations, celebrity chefs cooking the food and more glitz and glamour than you can shake a stick at, and you know what? It’s wonderful.
This Caribbean island has long been a favorite for the luxury traveler and with good reason. It’s pretty expensive, but that just means that the visitors are of a higher calibre and the shopping there is to die for. If you love endless sunshine, fashionable boutiques, stunning villas where everything is just perfect, and plenty of space to relax without distraction, start saving for a trip to Saint Lucia.
If it’s affordable luxury you’re looking for, Bali has to be close to the top of your list. Like many of the other destinations on this list, it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, but it is also home to the friendliest people, the coolest parties and a surprising number of local celebrations. Oh, you can get a really great massage for as little as $10. It’s a dream destination.
Thailand is another destination that offers affordable luxury. You can stay in swanky hotels and villas for much less than you’d pat at home, all the while enjoying the authentic sights and sounds of Thailand, including the amazing collections of Buddhas that adorn almost every corner of the country. Not only that, but Thai spas, specifically the messages, are out of this world. You can quite literally live for a queen on a pauper’s budget in Thailand, so what are you waiting for?
Milan in Italy is great for any kind of luxury you like Whether you’re into skiing or sunning yourself by the lake in the height of summer, you can do it in Milan and you can do it while enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding area with its stunning mountains, formal gardens, glacial lakes, and ancient treasures. Let’s not forget the fine Italian dishes that you can sample at pretty much any local restaurant either!
If you visit any of these places on your travels, you will not be disappointed by their beauty or their luxury. You will be pampered, wined and dined and have all of the finest things in life right within reach.