Most of us dream of going on a luxury getaway at least once in our lifetimes, where we can totally unwind in beautiful settings and feel spoiled for a few days. If you’re looking for a tailor made holiday that can offer all this, read our selection of the most luxurious destinations.
When we think of St Lucia, white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests and bright blue seas spring to mind. The Caribbean island is bursting with colour, character and charm, so it’s not surprising that so many head here for a pampering break.
You will come across a variety of hotels on the island catering for your every whim, whether you want to moor your boat at a resort’s harbour or you wish to be given head-to-toe spa treatments during your stay – and who doesn’t want this on their holiday?
The Maldives is another beach holiday destination that most people can only dream about. Crystal-clear waters, palm-fringed beaches and nothing else for miles around are what we think about when imagining this Indian Ocean archipelago, and coming here won’t disappoint.
There are plenty of opportunities to opt for a beachside hotel, while many tourists choose to stay in a luxury lodge on stilts situated in the turquoise sea itself. You won’t be able to get much closer to the water than this!
For a seaside break with a twist, head to Dubai. Over the last few years, it has shot up in popularity among holidaymakers, from typical tourists to high-paid celebrities.
The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) city not only boasts golden stretches of sand, but it is also home to modern facilities, large shopping centres and five-star hotels. Therefore, you can find everything you want here. Venture outside of the centre and you can even see more of the UAE’s landscape, opting for camel treks and desert tours.
Jumeirah Beach is perhaps the most famous for its luxurious hotels, so for an opulent break, this would be the one place we’d head to; that is, if we weren’t booking at Burj Al Arab, considered to be the world’s most luxurious resort, of course.
You might consider a luxury holiday to be associated with a city break, in which case, there is nowhere we’d recommend more than New York. The city that never sleeps is bursting with opulent hotels, so you can choose to stay in five-star accommodation in Manhattan and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the rest of the city at dusk.
Luxury in New York City isn’t just about where you stay though, so make sure to look up top restaurants and bars, so you can hob knob among the stars at trendy venues in popular areas, such as TriBeCa and the Meatpacking District. You never know who you might bump into!
The same could be said for Singapore. This city is perhaps best known for its modern buildings and high-quality hotels, so make the most of them while on a break here.
If you’re feeling truly lavish, book a room at Raffles Hotel. This is where the cocktail Singapore Sling was created, so you can try the authentic version at The Long Bar while staying at the hotel and enjoy the view of the bustling city below.
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