5 Luxurious Vacation Spots You Need to Visit This Year
A luxury getaway gives you the opportunity to experience something truly out of the ordinary.
When you visit any of these 5 luxurious vacation spots in particular, you’ll enjoy more than just a trip. You’ll have an unforgettable adventure that you’ll be talking about for a long time.
Marrakech has long been a destination filled with intrigue for travelers. It’s filled with colorful bazaars, ancient traditions, elegant architecture and warm sunshine. No wonder it’s a popular vacation spot for celebrities such as Beyonce, P. Diddy and David Beckham!
Marrakech might not seem like a glamorous city at first sight, but when you know where to find the little oases of comfort and beauty you’ll fall in love with it. One of the most elegant five star hotels in Marrakech is the Royal Mansour – which has the grandeur of a palace.
You’ll stay in your own riad, connected by hidden underground corridors for the staff so you can enjoy quiet and privacy. Take a swim in their glass-domed pool and admire the stunning traditional Moroccan architecture.
One of the most exciting places to explore in the city is the Jemaa el Fna, which is the great square in the medina. It really comes to life in the evenings. You can soak up the atmosphere of snake charmers and musicians while you sip tea in one of the outdoor cafes. There are also many gorgeous gardens to explore in Marrakech, such as the Jardin Majorelle and the Mamounia Gardens.
If you really want to treat yourself, spend a few days at Dar Ahlam (the “House of Dreams”), one of the most private and luxurious hotels the world. Located in a 19th century Kasbah outside of Skoura, Morocco – you’ll get the royal experience with impeccable service, meals served by candlelight and decadent pampering spa treatments.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is one of the most exciting, modern and glamorous luxurious vacation spots in the world. It’s a fascinating desert metropolis playground with futuristic skyscrapers alongside ancient traditions.
As you explore Dubai, you can admire the view from ridiculously high buildings, dine in world-class restaurants, and relax in some of the finest hotels on the planet. The city is also a shopping paradise with modern malls offering a shiny, well-appointed retreat from the intense heat.
When the sun goes down, the nightlife in Dubai is legendary. Whether you want to sip cocktails on a sleek rooftop terrace, relax in a shisha lounge or find a hidden speakeasy – you’ll find it all here. Since Dubai has such a multicultural population from all corners of the world, this diversity shines through in the music, fashion and performance scenes.
Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como is an idyllic retreat, surrounded by the Rhaetian Alps and shaded by steep, wooded hills. The winding shoreline of this picturesque lake is lined with elegant villas, colorful boats and quiet coves.
Take a boat to the Villa del Balbianello estate, located on the western bank of the lake. It has a gorgeous garden and a stately home dating back to the late 16th century and filled with priceless art.
Be sure to visit the Enoteca Principessa, a winery located in Bellagio – the spot where Lake Como divides into two branches. The owner of the winery will greet you with a smile and guide you through a tasting of delicious local wines. You can purchase your favorites and have them shipped home. Who wouldn’t want to bring a bit of their Italian vacation home with them?
St. Barts, Caribbean
St. Bart’s is one of the most exclusive and beautiful islands in the Caribbean – and one of the most popular luxurious vacation spots in the world. Many of the world’s top models, musicians and celebrities – including Bella Hadid, Jessica Alba and Chrissy Teigen – retreat to this tropical paradise often to enjoy the perfect blend of laid back Caribbean lifestyle and French sophistication.
An overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies, St. Bart’s is the home of several top-tier resorts, including Eden Rock, Le Guanahani and Cheval Blanc. While these have been undergoing renovations after Hurricane Irma, they’re set to open again soon with amenities better than ever before.
You’ll fall in love instantly with this gorgeous tropical island, where mountains graze a bright blue sky, the soft white sand feels like sugar under your feet and flowering gardens are filled with the scent of hibiscus and frangipani. Since the language, cuisine and culture of this island are distinctly French, the vibe is sophisticated, quiet and high-end. If that’s not luxury, what is?
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are unique and fascinating destination. They’re home to some of the most awe-inspiring biodiversity in the world. This isolated and fragile ecosystem is one of the rare places in the world left unspoiled by human development. It’s a fantastic destination for nature lovers and families who appreciate immersive travel experiences.
From the comfort of a luxury yacht, you can watch sea lions bask in the sun, blue-footed boobies perform their mating dance and giant tortoises saunter down the beach. Get pampered with Jacuzzis and spa treatments while there too – it’s an incredibly relaxing break from all the exploring you’ll do.
For divers, there are also beautiful resort hotels, lodges and other luxurious vacation spots that offer excursions so that you can swim with green sea turtles in Academy Bay.
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