Want to know where the rich and famous often relax and enjoy their ample spare time? Click through this gallery to find out the top luxury travel destinations where the wealthy usually hang out.
Located in Barnard, Vermont, this all-inclusive hotel and resort is extremely exclusive as it only has 20 rooms. Each room has a different theme from which guests can choose: from contemporary to Moroccan, to classic English and more. Its Out of the Woods Spa uses only animal-free body and bath products, which hardcore vegans, in particular, will love. Close to the forests and the lakes, guests will surely love the enchanting beauty of Mother Nature.
This luxury resort in Bali, Indonesia is highly rated; Lonely Planet praises Amankila as “one of Bali’s best resorts” and it’s not surprising to see why. The freestanding suites have thatched roofs and feature canopy beds and tables made out of coconut shells. An amazing three-tiered infinity pool is constructed to resemble the terraced fields. Be entertained by the lively poolside entertainment consisting of traditional Balinese dancing and music. The expansive Amankila Suite has personal butlers which will cater to your every need and whim. Enjoy the onsite Indonesian and Western cuisine as well as poolside food and afternoon tea.
Situated in the midst of the famous wine country in California, the Auberge du Soleil offers guests unbeatable views of the valleys, the vineyards, and olive groves. For those who particularly love wine and cheese, the Auberge du Soleil will give you tons of those, as their bungalows have refrigerators stocked with fine-quality wine and cheese.
Enjoy all the luxury and splendor here at a beachfront resort and spa in Crete, Greece, the Blue Palace Resort. Indulge yourself in its amazing Greek architecture, the infinity pools that overlook the Mediterranean Sea, authentic Greek cuisine, refreshments, high-tech gadgets, and entertainment. For the ultimate luxury experience, you may like to try a private suite with a specially heated infinity pool.
Perching on the rock that overlooks the St. Jean Bay, Eden Rock is a luxury resort in St. Barthelemy, popularly known also as St. Barths. Its first famous mayor resided there, plus its famous former guests include Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes. It features 32 rooms and suites and 2 villas. Antiques and rain showers are also featured in guest rooms. Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his two restaurants there will take care of your cravings for high-end cuisine.
Want to spend a romantic beach holiday, with style? Stay at this all-inclusive, adults-only hotel, the El Dorado Maroma which overlooks the blue Caribbean Sea. It has 99 rooms and suites, plus private pools and beach access exclusive for guests. Enjoy both Mexican and Caribbean cuisine at Sabores restaurant as well as an afternoon cocktail by the poolside.
At the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar, different cultures never clash but instead blend well with one another. It provides guests with the best panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the city landscape. You will have a variety of dining options to choose from, from Japanese, Italian, and French-Lebanese. The Library and Cigar Lounge will allow you to light up the finest Cuban cigars. The Arabica Cafe serves the best-tasting brewed coffee to perk you up. Or enjoy the views of the marina at the modern Arabian-styled Shisha Terrace.
Halekulani Waikiki is just a 12-minute walk from downtown Waikiki. This five-star luxury resort has rooms and suites which offer breathtaking vistas of the Gray Beach and the Diamond Head volcanic tuff cone. Enjoy a French dinner at La Mer, a Sunday brunch at Orchids, or be feted by a fantastic Hawaiian entertainment with hula dancers, and sip their signature mai tai at House without a Key.
Hotel Splendido is a former Benedictine monastery which now operates as a luxury resort. It offers stunning vistas of the blue Mediterranean Sea as well as an absolute Italian Riviera experience. Perching on the hillside which looks over the Portofino cove, most of the elegant rooms feature wonderful balconies. Famous figures and aristocrats have made the Hotel Splendido their favorite hangout.
The Jade Mountain offers breathtaking views of both Piti and Gros Piton mountains that seem to float in the blue seas. Each of the hotel’s 24 suites has mind-boggling 15-foot ceilings and private infinity pools. Located in St. Lucia in the Caribbean, the Jade Mountain is ranked as one of the top hotels in the Caribbean.
Forget Bondi. Here’s Qualia — a world-class luxury resort located in the northernmost part of Hamilton Island, in Queensland, Australia. Rent one of those hillside pavilions that offer spectacular vistas of the tropical paradise. Pebble Beach has some of the best casual dining. For headier gustatory delights, drop by the Long Pavilion restaurant which offers seven-course meals every night.
Enjoy safari with style at Sabi Sabi! It is a private game reserve in South Africa which is also a conservation area where different wild animals naturally thrive. You will see lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, giraffes, and buffaloes, as well as wildcats, civets, impalas, wild dogs, steenboks, and more. Enjoy the best of the authentic African cuisine served right outside by their four cabins.
Not to be confused with the iconic white mausoleum in Agra, the Taj Mahal Palace is a 112-year old hotel in Mumbai. After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the hotel was reopened in 2010, with none of its old glory lost. Be dazzled by its splendid interiors — vaulted alabaster ceilings, elegant archways, and onyx columns. It has 11 restaurants featuring different international cuisines, from Indian to Japanese to Italian to Chinese.
Situated at the heart of London, The Connaught is a historic five-star 200-year-old hotel in Mayfair, the capital’s high-end district. The Connaught has quintessential English charm with classically elegant rooms. Since it was renovated in 2007, the Connaught features additions and improvements. Michelin-starred chef Helene Darroze brings guests the best of southwestern French cuisine. Enjoy a wonderful Saturday brunch at the new Espelette Restaurant, hit the Coburg Bar for drinks, and relax at an Asian-inspired spa.
Located on the Chao Phraya River, the Peninsula Bangkok has luxury suites that provide all guests a view of the river. Enjoy its complete facilities that guests need. It is also disabled-friendly. Don’t miss the River Cafe and Terrace which serve international-style breakfast.