If you’re going on holiday this summer, you should do so in style – here’s a round-up of the top four holiday destinations if you’re craving luxury and exclusivity.
With over a thousand islands dotting the Indian Ocean, there’s no shortage to choose from. Perhaps because of their exclusivity, the Maldives are a favoured destination of celebrities—Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymooned here, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z chartered a yacht to explore the islands.
If like, 99.9% of the population, the notion of crystalline clear waters, charming thatched roofs and a thirty-degree year-round temperature sets the pulse racing, the Maldives are for you.
In the Maldives, the five-star resorts that are car-free and feature seamless transitions for sea to shore, are the icing on the cake.
For tropical gorgeousness and celebrity appeal, Florida is a luxury destination closer to civilisation.
Miami has a legendary nightlife frequented by hip-hop moguls, pop stars, and high flyers, and Florida’s stretch of coastline offers numerous opportunities to book a luxury hotel with its own beach.
The idyllic Sandpiper Bay is one of Florida’s more alluring spots. You can visit Florida with Club Med for an all-inclusive vacation at this exclusive resort.
If you haven’t yet heard, the jungle may beat the beach as the new exotic destination. While the joys of sandy beach may become monotonous after a few days, the Amazonian jungle is a constant source of wonder.
Ecuador’s small patch of Amazon is the most biodiverse on the planet, and the opportunities to immerse yourself in wildlife are many.
There are bird-watching ventures, boat excursions down the Amazon and night tours where you can encounter even more species.
Luxury lodges with accompanying spas and all-inclusive packages have developed across Yasuni National Park and the Napo River Valley, so there are plenty of opportunities to arrange a luxury holiday in the jungle.
The Amalfi Coast
A classic destination for ancient Romans and modern movie stars alike, the Amalfi Coast is a continental favourite for those craving stunning settings, famously fantastic food and a location with historical and cultural importance.
The Roman emperor Tiberius built his summer villa at Capri, and Pompeii was known as the playground for wealthy Romans until Vesuvius erupted and buried it in volcanic ash.
In the fifties and sixties, classic movie stars like Sophia Loren and Paul Newman chose Amalfi as their favoured holiday spot.
The Amalfi may not look exactly as it did a couple of thousand years ago, but the stunning cliffs, charming towns and Neapolitan cuisine that bring forth its legions of admirers haven’t disappeared.
Between private islands, remote jungle lodges and exclusive beaches, there are plenty of luxurious options for you to choose from. The hardest part will be making that choice.