There are some destinations around the world that are synonymous with style, glamour and luxury. Five star hotels, fine dining, exclusive beaches and luxury spa treatments are little more than a flight away.
Luxury holidays mean something different to everyone, whether it’s a villa in a Swiss skiing resort or a private beach in Dubai. However, one thing all upmarket jaunts have in common is the high standard of facilities. No matter if you’ve gone for last minute holidays to get value for money or pulled out all the stops on a well-planned trip, a luxury holiday should guarantee quality, meaning you’ve paid for and should expect the best. Let’s take a look at some of the most exclusive destinations our planet has to offer…
The Beach Holiday
Ask any number of travel agents which beach destination is the most glamorous and the Seychelles will undoubtedly be among the top answers. There are few beach locations more desirable than the Seychelles and this heaven on earth destination oozes exclusivity. Accommodation here is so luxurious it’s given 6 stars and includes private island retreats with lagoon side villas or over the water bungalows. Seychelles luxury mean huge stretches of deserted white sands, private dinners for two on the beach and complementary spa treatments whenever you wish.
The Continental Break
Nothing exudes romance like a sojourn in Venice and this beautiful city knows a thing or two about luxury accommodation. Book a suite in the legendary Hotel Cipriani and you can mingle with celebrities before making use of the free hotel motorboat service to dine at St Mark’s Square just across the lagoon. As you would expect from the most expensive hotel in Venice, the suites are second to none and the swimming pool is Olympic sized. However, if you choose to stay at the Palazzo Vendramin then you will have the use of your very own butler.
The City by the Sea
Dubai is the place for private beaches, year round sunshine, skyscraper hotel rooms and the best restaurants. Book an ambassador suite with balcony in the Armani Hotel: located in the wold’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, you can dine in a choice of eight different restaurants. Guests can also shop at the exclusive in-house Giorgio Armani stores before indulging in a treatment or two at the Armani spa. Don’t forget to swig a few champagne flutes in the exclusive People by Crystal nightclub venue, frequently cited as the ‘best nightclub in Dubai’.
The Ultimate Cruise
If a relaxing cruise is more of your style then why not take a luxury Caribbean cruise and tour idyllic islands like St Lucia, Barbados and Antigua. On-board accommodation can rival any five star hotel with dining provided by butler service on your private balcony. Wake up each day to a new Caribbean island before retiring each night to your mini-suite or even penthouse suite, which comes with an outdoor private whirlpool. If you’re going to cruise the Caribbean then it’s worth doing in style.
Selina Carter writes on travel and fashion for several websites, mixing her love of jet-setting around the globe with a serious penchant for shopping tourism.