Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in the right direction.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
It’s difficult to walk down the street without seeing a multimillion dollar high-roller in Monte Carlo. This luxury destination has some of the world’s most impressive Casinos and is located along the warm Mediterranean waters.
There are plenty of luxury accommodations to choose from, but the famous Monte Carlo Bay is worth every penny.
New York City, USA
With some of the United States highest income earners per capita, New York knows how to live the luxurious lifestyle. World-class restaurants, museums, performances and shopping are just some of the main attractions the 50 million visitors enjoy each year.
With jaw-dropping skyscraper views, the Four Seasons is the place to be. Enjoy a shiatsu massage or a cocktail at one of their three lounges.
Look beyond the surfer and backpacker area of Kuta and you’ll quickly discover Bali has a world of luxury destinations among private beaches and hidden rice paddies. It’s a perfect destination to relax and get in touch with your spiritual side. Consider exploring the entire island for the ultimate luxury experience including taking in the art in Ubud or exploring the underwater world in Tulamben.
The Balinese Hotel offers resort destinations all over Bali and can provide transportation so you can enjoy your stay without stress or worry.
Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and has the fourth largest financial center. Despite its squeaky clean appearance, Singapore is home to the second largest casino gambling market in the world which is a huge draw for the rich and famous.
Located in the Central Business District, the Fullerton Hotel offers an infinity pool, spa, and luxury accommodations.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
These days, it’s difficult to discuss luxury destinations without hearing Dubai. While the city’s economy was grown from the oil industry, lately the economy has seen a bit boom in the luxury tourism industry. With the construction of some of the world’s most impressive hotels, real estate and sports events, people are flocking to Dubai for a little rest and relaxation.
By far the most remarkable and luxury hotel in the area is the Burj al Arab Hotel. Its world-renowned architecture resembles a sailing ship and is the fourth tallest hotel in the world.
From world-class cuisine, breathtaking architecture, impressive museums, high fashion shopping and day-trip wine tastings, Paris is the perfect destination for a luxury get-a-way. Whether you want to shop along the chestnut tree lined Champs-Élysées or admire the artwork of Picasso and so many others at the Musée D’Orsay, Paris exudes excellence.
Located in the heart of Paris across from the Louvre is the iconic Le Meurice. They have romantic rooms in the classic luxury style.
Mombasa Island, Kenya
One of the lesser known luxury destinations around the world is Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city. The crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean makes this an ideal luxury destination to relax and while listening to the traditional Taarab music.
For a real treat, stay at the Almanarar Resort that’s located south of Mombasa on Diani Beach. This all inclusive resort comes with your own personal luxury beach villa for peace and quiet right on the beach.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, or simply known as “Rio,” is famously known for hosting the largest carinival celebration in the world. However, that’s not all Rio has to offer. Sexy women and men relax on the world famous beaches, including the famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beach.
For the ultimate luxury experience, stay at the art deco Copacabana Palace that’s located right on Copacabana beach. Celebrities such as Fred Astaire and the Rolling Stones have enjoy the luxuries the Copacabana Palace has to offer.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui is located on the warm Gulf of Thailand waters making it a beach lovers paradise. Westerners have been blending with the local Thais and their culture for years making it a popular tourist destination, not to mention the famous Thai cuisine.
For private accommodations, hidden in the jungle mountain side, stay at the Four Seasons in Koh Samui. You can book your personal ocean view villa with private pool for a relatively reasonable rate. Don’t forget to enjoy a traditional Thai massage.
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Darcie Connell is Co-Founder of Trekity.com.