It’s that time of the year when people are finding for vacation ideas – often opting for the cheapest options. But why subject yourself to something cheap when you’ve worked so hard all year, or when you have so much cash to spare that you don’t know what to do with it. We say, it’s time to pamper yourself! And we don’t just mean basic pampering, but we’re talking about lavish, over-the-top pampering. Let us help you feel on top of the world with some of the most outrageously luxurious getaways in the world.
All that’s left to say is: take my money!
1. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
At least once in our lives, we have been asked “what would you bring if you were stranded on an island?” And for some reason, being on an island alone (or with a loved one) seems like a really cool idea to some of us. Well, it is! Especially when you have all the amenities on the island to yourself, along with 100 people at your service.
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Your room will be perched on a cliff, with an outdoor Jacuzzi and an open deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It’s like being on a cruise but you’re not moving (this is especially good for people with motion sickness)!
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At US$78,000 per night, you can invite up to 34 guests to this beautiful 74-acres island in the British Virgin Islands located in the Caribbean. Indulge yourself in exclusive pampering from the island’s staff including water-sports instructors and a tennis professional.
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Needless to say, everything and everyone on the island is yours!
Price: US$78,000 per night
2. Musha Cay, Bahamas
Love magic and all things magical? Stay at the island of the king of magic himself! Also known as David Copperfield’s Bay, spans more than 10 times the size of Neckers Island. You can choose to have a treasure hunt carried out by Copperfield’s own Creative Team (maybe the treasure is the man himself).
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If all that land isn’t private enough for you, take a walk on this stretch of sand in the middle of nowhere for the ultimate romantic stroll.
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And if romance and fireworks are synonymous to you, then you might want to arrange for a display of private fireworks organized by the island.
Price: US$20,000 per night
3. Laucala Island, Fiji
Unlike other private islands which charge you a sum for a fixed number of guests, this private island charges per person. Each person would cost USD1437.98 and it’s really up to you how many guests you want on the island with you.
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As if all the water the sea in front of you holds is not enough, the island has its own swimming pools and even a swimming tank. If you just love the water, this getaway will be perfect for you.
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Also, this is one of the only places in the world you can go for a ride in the DeepFlight Super Falcon – a private two-seater submarine. Experience the underwater like never before here!
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#HHWT Tip: Halal food should not be a problem if you request for it, because the food they serve is predominantly made of fresh ingredients – sourced directly from the island’s gardens!
Price: USD1437.98 per person
4. The Royal Suite At Burj Al-Arab, Dubai
If islands are not your thing, then maybe this hotel in Dubai is. The Royal Suite at Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah has earned its reputation as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The price? Only $24,000 a night.
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All that glitters is gold here at the Burj Al-Arab. It glitters from the entrance of the hotel all the way to your suite, and even to your bathroom.
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#HHWT Tip: While you’re in Dubai, how about adding another tinge of luxury and gold by having the most expensive cupcakes in the world at Bloomsbury’s?
Price: $24,000 per night
5. Royal Penthouse Suite Of The Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
With a price tag as hefty as that of a private island, this suite is as luxurious (and downright outrageous) as hotel rooms can get. The 12-bedroom suite, priced at £52,000 a night, will enchant you with panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. If you’ve always wanted to be treated like royalty, this is the getaway for you.
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The suite occupies the entire top floor of the hotel and has its own gym, cinema, jacuzzi and even a ‘royal’ boardroom. With all these amenities at bay, there’s really no need to leave the suite.
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And you definitely do not have to worry about being in another Kim K situation. You will be fully protected with your own security team, bulletproof windows, emergency alarm buttons and a private lift!
Price: £52,000 per night
6. The Mark Hotel, New York
If mountains are not your cup of tea, consider this hotel in New York City. It might look minimalistic compared to other hotels in this list, but each feature is fitted with so much detail that each corner of this suite boasts elegance. Technology is at its peak in this suite. You can control its temperature, the entertainment, shades and lighting with a single touch.
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Priced at USD75, 000 a night, this suite is located at the heart of the Upper East Side – offering you stunning views of New York City. Your room is not only indoors. Just in case you’re bored indoors, you can always come out to your balcony and do some people-watching.
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And like the city which never sleeps, there’s so much elegance to bask in this suite that you, too, would probably choose not to sleep.
Price: US$75,000 per night
7. Million Dollar Package, Abu Dhabi
Private islands, hotel suites – these are just some parts of your getaway. But all you might want is have your whole trip planned out for you such that all you need to do is enjoy it! Well then, this might just be the package of your dreams. Emirates Palace is offering an all-inclusive package where it takes care of every detail of your getaway from the moment you leave home, until you return.
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The million-dollar package includes a first class return trip, 7 night stay in the Palace Suite at Emirates Palace, a day trip in a private jet to Iran to create your own Persian carpet and a day trip to Bahrain for a pearl deep sea experience. The pearls you find will then be designed into pieces of jewelry for you to keep.
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Seriously? Even the souvenirs for this getaway are taken care of. This is an all-inclusive package.
Price: USD1 million (whole package)
8. Benguela Diamond Safari, South Africa
If your pearl-diving experience in Bahrain was not enough, it’s time to embark on a trip to South Africa. The Benguela Diamond Safari offers getaways specially tailored for you to dive for diamonds. All you need is a Padi Open Water 1 certificate and USD16,000. Your package includes a private charter flight to Benguela, meals and your personal diving masters.
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Each rough diamond you find will then be crafted into a beautiful piece of jewelry. You’re not just customizing that diamond; you’re scouring for it with your own two hands. Imagine just how precious that jewelry would be to you or your loved ones.
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And don’t worry about going home empty-handed. According to the founder of the safari, Mr Wynand Hendrikse, you’re almost 100% guaranteed to find a diamond.
Price: USD16,000 (whole package)
9. Inside The Volcano, Iceland
If under-the-sea experiences aren’t your thing, how about an under-the-ground experience? Early this year, the annual Secret Solstice music concert in Iceland was held inside a volcano. Yup, you heard that right. You will be transported, by helicopter, to the mouth of the Thrinukagigur volcano. Then, you will be lowered into the ground to experience the world’s first public performance in a volcano.
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Don’t worry, you will be safe as the concert is held in the dormant magma chamber of a formerly-active volcano. Allowing only 20 guests, this concert is as exclusive as concerts can get.
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Note: Each year, the concert is held at a different location. But here’s hoping that the concert returns next year in the same place, or maybe somewhere even better.
Price: USD2,235 per ticket
10. Sublimotion, Ibiza
At £1,250 per person, you can enjoy an out-of-this-world dining experience. Only 12 people, at a time, are allowed to dine in this restaurant helmed by double Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero. Allow yourself to be transported into a different world for 3 hours. And we don’t mean just by the food.
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Each part of the room can be projected onto. This means that that the entire place (from top to bottom) will be changed, from time to time, creating different dining experiences and environments for you, aimed at intensifying your dining pleasure – all while you stay put in your seats!
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#HHWT Tip: Though the restaurant is not halal-certified, Sublimotion has said that “every effort will be made to adapt” to the dietary restrictions its guests might have. So all you need to do is state them when you register online.
Price: £1,250 per person
11. Flight To Space, U.S.
Speaking of out-of-this-world experiences, how about physically going out of this world? That’s right. We’re talking space travel. A two-and-a-half-hour getaway to space, in a spaceship, will cost you only USD250,000. And to prepare you for your getaway, your package includes three days of training at Spaceport America.
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Upon reaching space, you can leave your seat and experience what it really feels like to be weightless while having an astronaut’s eye view of the entire planet Earth. And after several minutes of this, you will return to your seat and prepare for re-entry back to Earth.
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Getaways cannot possibly get any more outrageous and luxurious than this! But you might have to wait a while to get your chance in space because currently in line are top celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and well, Justin Bieber.
Price: USD250,000 per trip
12. Etihad the Residence
And whoever said that a getaway needs to be all about its destination? Getting there could just be its best part! That is, if you’re on board The Residence on Etihad Airways. Though you’re not floating in outer space, there is enough room for you to float around your three-room suite in the air.
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The Residence is furnished with a full double sized bed – a first among all airlines, and a 27-inch flat-screen TV. It is equipped with six pillows for added measure just so you won’t fall off from the bed and wake up from this dream.
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Now you know that you can bring your home along for your holiday.
Price: £12,500 one-way
We hope you’re as awed as we were by these outrageously luxurious getaways. We know we would never be able to afford them in a million years. So if you’re looking to sponsor a travel companion for such getaways, please don’t hesitate to hit us up!
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