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Ever looked at luxury destinations to holiday and gone….HAHA, THERE’S NO WAY I’M EVER GOING THERE. Haven’t we all? And then we proceed to stare at our online banking, willing for someone to just accidentally put in a large sum of money and not ask for it back.
I’m not trying to be too greedy here because I know that myself and Sam have comfortably been able to afford three holidays away this year (France, Rome and Morocco) but we can’t help but want more. It’s my ultimate bucket list life goal to try and see as much as the world as I can, so what luxury destinations do I think would be the most incredible experiences ever?
So I know that Colorado is not necessarily the most expensive place in the world but combining both flights and some of the incredible hotels and rental cabins in Colorado, you’re looking at upwards of £800 a night and that for us, is just something that isn’t possible right now. Perhaps in the future, or if we save up for a while but it looks like Colorado and the rest of the USA will have to wait for a while.
Holidays in Jamaica have always been a location I’ve literally looked at for, for seconds before going – pah no can’t afford that, why did I bother looking? You can see from the glossy holiday snaps that this is a pure lust-worthy location to holiday in, especially those stunning beaches. It’s not as pricey as some of the others on this list but at £1,500 per person on average, this is a little too out of reach.
Made famous by the Kardashians, Bora Bora is the ultimate luxury destination that looks like paradise. Floating villas on top of crystal clear blue sea, you’d expect a high price point to spend even just one night here. Prices can range from around £4,500 per person and unless me or Sam pull off an epic Mission Impossible jewellery heist – well, there’s really no chance.
The Maldives. I mean, just the word sounds expensive. Located in the South of Asia, this tropical paradise entices many a keen traveller. These secluded islands that hold some of the most luxurious villas and resorts can set you back at least £2,500 per person. It’s the perfect picture postcard location and one that you’d probably never want to leave. Surrounded by miles of beautiful sea, this is one of the ultimate holiday experiences.
Known for its mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences, Malaysia is a truly stunning place to see. It’s capital Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the most beautiful buildings including the iconic twin towers which rule over the man-made and natural landscape. The cost of the holidays isn’t too pricey with most hitting the £1,200 mark. Well isn’t too ridiculously pricey…
Another country within the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is another beachy island known for its white sands, resorts and golf. Its terrine is a mixture of Savannah, rain forest and highlands and also is home to the tallest mountain in the Caribbean, the Pico Duarte. Dreamy waterfalls and lagoons are just some of the beautiful nature that the island has to offer and with prices from £800 per person, a taste of paradise is a lot closer than you think.
A rugged, rain forest country, Costa Rica is a tropical location with rich rain forest and soaring volcanoes. It’s a nature lover’s dream and with plenty of the outdoors to see, this is certainly not typically a place known for lounging by a poolside all day. The cost of a holiday here is actually quite affordable, with prices ranging from around £800-£1,000 per person.
GOD this place sounds expensive. And I’m really not surprised that it is expensive when you see photos of the S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G mountains that make the island so popular. It would be any photographer’s dream to snap a picture of these stunning landmarks which you can do if you dig deep into your pockets because some of its top resorts cost around £3,500 per person.
If you’re looking for man-made landmarks that will take your breath away then just research Cambodia. The ruins of Angkor Wat and the massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire, are enough to want to hand over your life’s savings right now. It’s actually a popular backpacker’s spot and with a little bit of researching and comparing, the cost of visiting this place can be as cheap as £500-£800 per person.
The Carribean Islands are some of the most lusted after locations to holiday in and seeing holiday snaps of Barbados on Google images has me shook-eth. It’s another set of beautiful islands with icy white sand and crystal clear sea water. Not like our Thames bog water here in London. Buying in advance is a good way to save some money on the whole package with October 2018 dates ranging from £800-£1,400 per person.
What are the luxury destinations that you lust after? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post with Luxury Retreats. All words are my own.