The world is your oyster and there’s never been a better time to claim your heritage as a global citizen than now. The only thing better than exploring the gems that mother Earth has to offer, is to do so in the lap of luxury, and the following destinations offer extravagance and exclusivity in spades and then some.
- Private Caribbean Islands
From St. Barth’s fashionable coastline to St. Lucia’s chocolate tourism and marvelous hotels, the Caribbean offers a wide array of choices, where you can just as easily rub shoulders with rock stars, heads of states and fashionistas alike. Apart from the picturesque shores with crystal clear waters and magnificent coral reefs teeming with sea life, these islands also have a great deal to offer when it comes to culture, music, dance and a cuisine that is sure to wow your senses!
Known for its friendly population of kindly natives, Fiji is home to over 330 islands, most of which are home to some of the world’s most exclusive resorts. Its unspoiled beaches are exquisitely complimented by lush greenery, an ode to the region’s fierce preservation of its natural heritage. Fiji’s exclusivity is further enhanced by its remote location, which ensures a truly secluded escape where you can reinvigorate yourself with outdoor world-class spa treatments, hiking its rainforests and enjoying the abundance of water sports on offer.
In less than a decade, Dubai has risen to become one of the most sought after travel destinations for the rich and famous, with futuristic skyscrapers that offer spectacular luxury villas and amenities. While some might view its opulent expression of wealth as excessive, many enjoy its seamless combination of ultramodern architecture and Arabic coastline with awe and relish.
Among its notable locations include the renowned man-made Palm Islands, the Burj Al-Arab, the iconic Versace hotel, the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa to name a few. That say Dubai is very much a man-manufactured destination, with little to offer when it comes to culture and nature, but is still an enthralling bucket-list destination to explore nonetheless.
For a contemplative and relaxing luxury holiday, consider Norway’s Oslo, a place brimming with culture, scenic natural locations and a palpable but abstract Scandinavian charm. On this beautiful stretch of land and sea, colourful houses dot a countryside that’s reminiscent of Viking lore, while breath taking fjords and mountain panoramas create a scene that is almost too good to be true.
Clean streets, unique architecture, safety and the fact that most of the population speak perfect English are just some of the characteristics that set Oslo apart as a luxury holiday destination, and it explains why it’s one of Europe’s most expensive- and exclusive- cities to visit.
Ah, the city of lights. You didn’t think we’d forget about it, did you? This historic city boasts a rich culture that’s steeped in centuries of tradition, and yet still manages to compete as one of the most leading contemporary cities of the New World.
Paris is a city for discerning travellers, as it offers oodles of culture to enjoy, boasting some of the most famous architectural marvels such as the Louvre and Eiffel Tower, as well as artwork galore and fashion to boot. Sumptuous cuisine, royal castles and charming cafes only add to Paris’ appeal as a global leader in hospitality and fashion. So experiencing the best of the good life in Paris is definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience worth investing in, even if it means digging deep into one’s pockets, and this list would not have been complete without romantic Paris and its iconic sites.
Elena is an intrepid adventurer, travel writer and lover of the finer things in life. When she’s not writing or walking her puppies Max and Jordan, you’ll find her writing for luxuryvillasmalta.com, where she is a content manager.