The term of „dream vacation” can have many meanings. While some consider that the best vacation can be found on the unbeaten tracks in the heart of the Amazon, or on the snow peaks of the Alps, others prefer to indulge in the all-inclusive five star pampering of luxurious resorts. Truth be told there are some outrageous luxury resorts out there. Joins us as we make a countdown of the most decadent and outrageously expensive luxury hotels and resorts of the world.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
The Emirates Palace is a place for royalty. It is the most luxurious destination in the world which benefits from spectacular surroundings that would make even an Emperor jealous, modern amenities which can suit any geek, and service fitting for a sultan. Costing approximately 3 billion dollars to build, the hotel has almost 400 rooms, 40 conference rooms, toe tempting sandy beaches, a cluster of fantastic myriad pools and fountains, spas, gyms and pretty much everything that you could ever dream of. Moreover, the interior is furnished with only the most expensive and rare materials like crystals and marble.
Wakaya Club, Fiji
Who said that you can’t have unspoiled natural beauties and top notch amenities? In the South Pacific ocean lies the opulent Wakaya Club, also known as the „Paradise on Earth”. Not only are the coral reefs and infinite golden beaches spectacular, but there are also some truly amazing waterfront cottages in which you can retreat. Equipped with private gardens, comfortable living rooms and individual hammocks strung between coconut palms, the 1650 square feet lodging places truly define the word „luxury”.
Hotel le Toiny, St. Barts
Hotel le Toiny, located in the Cote Sauvage region overlooking the Bay of Toiny of the Caribbean Sea has already made a name of itself. The hotel is embraced by lush tropical vegetation, and the fifteen bungalow suites are wonderful places in which you can relax. It is here that you can do whatever your heart desires, from fitness to relaxing spa treatments.
Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
The Mardan Palace Hotel is one of the most luxurious European Hotels. It was built by Russian Billionaire Telman Ismailov in 2009, and it is renowned for its huge pool which can accommodate 1000 guests at once. There is no need to tell you about the extravagant suites and breathtakingly beautiful gold leaf interiors decorated with Italian marble and precious stones. What is also amazing about this hotel is the sunken aquarium filled with exotic fish. Moreover, Telman Ismailov brought 9000 tons of white sand from Egypt in order to make the beach.
Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
No list would be complete without the infamous Burj Al Arab Hotel. This structure has become a symbol of Dubai because of its beautiful architecture, but if you thought that the exterior is stunning, just wait ’till you see the interior. Each and every room expands on two floors, and is equipped with everything you could think of. Moreover, thanks to the architecture of the structure, you will benefit from some of the most beautiful views.
Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
As the name states, this hotel was built as a tribute to the mysterious lost city of Atlantis. Today, it is the number one premier resort for tourists in the Bahamas. All suites are beautiful, but it is the 23d floor that will make you stare in awe. It spans ten plush rooms, it has full length windows, twin entertainment centers and a dinning room overlooked by a 22-karat gold chandelier.
Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Le Sirenuse has managed what not many luxury hotels could. It has retained that feeling of familiar, without loosing any of its opulence and fancy feel. It is situated in the middle of the Positano village, and all of the suites face the Bay. Moreover, most furnishings are hand-made, and every room is treated in a unique way.
Palms, Las Vegas
The Sin City is the hottest place to be if you’re the kind of person who likes the life of a high roller. There is no better way to indulge in the pleasures of Las Vegas than by cavorting in one of the luxury rooftop suites. Live the way Hugh Hefner does in the Sky Villa. Jacuzzi, private elevators, fitness places, restaurants and everything you need to experience the life of a playboy.
Westin Excelsior, Rome
It might have been built in 1906, but the Westin Excelsior is still one of the most amazing hotels in the world. It has impressive interiors furnished in a classic architecture. The Villa La Cupola suite which was recently refreshed is the ultimate sign of luxury because it is equipped with top notch gadgets and wonderful furniture. The other suites are also affordable.
W Hotel, Puerto Rico
The place were contemporary architecture meets natural beauty is the W Hotel. Located in the spectacular Viegues Island, the resorts is truly a sight for sore eyes. First of all, every room has a jaw dropping view of Puerto Rico’s bay and untamed mountains. Moreover, the island is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The rooms are equipped with the best Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets.