Luxury travel has been on the rise in recent years due to a higher demand and falling prices as luxury accommodation and attractions have seen growth in competition. As a result we consumers can now get a lot more for our money than we used to be able to and can give ourselves the ultimate luxury break. The World is full of destinations that specialise in luxury and here are my top 5.
At first, Rio de Janeiro may not scream ‘luxury travel’ owing to it’s Favelas and some areas of the city which face social unrest. However, providing you pick the right location, Rio can be one of the most beautiful places to spend your vacations. Rio has an incredible amount of luxury hotels and apartments where you can stay and the neighbourhoods of Ipanema and Leblon are filled with rich culture and modern style. The jewel in Rio’s crown is the landscape, both the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are stunning and the backdrop of the Sugarloaf mountain and Corcovado, which hosts the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, create breathtaking views. Any luxury accommodation worth it’s salt will provide you with these views from your window and you’ll never tire of waking up to them.
Dubai is usually on the tip of people’s tongues when they consider luxury travel. The money that has been invested into Dubai is staggering and they are gradually becoming the number 1 luxury destination in the World. Dubai hosts the only 7* hotel in the World in the Burj al Arab and it’s skyline is filled with towering 5 and 6 star hotels. In Dubai they pride themselves on their luxurious reputation and the service offered in these hotels in like no other, the central location of almost all the best hotels means that you can see the attractions in Dubai with absolute ease. It is certainly a pricey trip but you get nothing but pure luxury when you take a trip to Dubai.
Turks & Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos islands are a collection of islands that sit in the Caribbean, it truly is paradise, palm trees, white beaches and crystal seas adorn this somewhat secretive luxury haven. The accommodation on offer in the islands is just as stunning as the views themselves with beautifully designed hotels and private apartments that you will never wish to leave. Turks and Caicos has gained a lot of attention for it’s diving locations because of the clarity of the water here and if that’s your thing then this is the perfect destination for. Regardless of whether you like to dive or not, these islands are absolutely teaming with beauty and luxury at the highest level and will make you feel as though your on a movie set.
This tropical destination in the Indian Ocean has long been a flag bearer of the term ‘luxury,’ it is popular with Honeymooners from around the World and has been the playground of the rich for years. The reason for this is it’s postcard-esque landscape and it’s beautiful resorts, many of which sit on stilts in the sea giving it’s residents privacy in paradise. The Maldives primary source of income is tourism therefore it makes sense for them to provide the absolute highest level of care and comfort which they do in spades! Whether it is seaside seclusion or attentive pampering that you are after then look no further than the beautiful Maldives.
What could possibly be a more stunning and luxurious destination to visit than one that sits on a vast lake with the Alps and the Jura mountain ranges as it’s backdrop? That’s right, Geneva, Switzerland has not only stunning beauty as it’s landscape but a collection of some of the classiest hotels in the World. The influence of French culture here that can be seen in it’s gourmet restaurants and bohemian design blend wonderfully with the German influence of architecture and style. Geneva is used to having people with money in the City and therefore are used to treating people with nothing but high class service, which is exactly what you get when you take a break to this beautiful European city.