Top 5 Most Expensive Destinations

[ 0 ] March 3, 2011 |

While most of us get ultra-excited about the hot deal we got at a popular all-inclusive resort, there are billionaires without a care in the world, living it up at the world’s most expensive travel destinations.

After some heavy research (and getting a bit lost in looking at pictures of beaches in Bora Bora), we’ve come up with 5 of the World’s most expensive destinations.

Seychelles

$500-$1000 per night

Good for: Famous people looking to get away from the public eye
The price is pretty reasonable compared to some of the more expensive vacation destinations below. But since Prince William and Kate Middleton vacation there, it must be mentioned. Lying just off the coast of Africa, Seychelles keeps a very comfortable 75°F all year long – perfect for lazing on the beach or diving. But stay away from Aldabra because of their teensy-tiny pirate problem.

Bora Bora, Fiji

$2,000 – 4,000 per night


Good for: Honeymooners not worried about making mortgage payments
This place is the like poor-rich-guy’s Seychelles. Bora Bora is famous for its pristine beaches and these amazing hut-like accommodations built over the water, complete with viewing windows! The Pacific was deeply involved in WWII, and there are still artifacts left on the island you can take a look at in-between dips in the ocean.
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Paris France – The Ritz

Up to $5,000 per night


Good for: People who have/think they have an opulent lifestyle
Ooolala! When in Rome – or Paris in this case – do as the rich do and stay at the Ritz! This place is opulent to the max. Its 5-star accommodation includes elegant Louis XIV styling – and that’s about it. If you want, for a mere $350, a vehicle picks you up from the airport, and for just about $80 you can enjoy a delicious hamburger. With fries.

Antarctica

$6,000 – 18,000

Good for: Photographers
Where do you send the people that have been to all the classic expensive vacation destinations? Why, Antarctica of course. Only for the adventurous, Antarctica treks and cruises take you on a tour of the southernmost continent. Suffering from SAD? Antarctica may be flippin’ freezing, but the sun shines 20 hours a day. Oh! And keep your eyes glued for penguins! And icebergs! And… more penguins. And more icebergs.

Space

$200,000 or $20,000,000

Good for: People who have so much money they don’t know what to do with it. And space nerds
Bora Bora? Pish. Antarctica? Seen it. Then maybe Earth isn’t the place for your next adventure. Go to the next frontier – space! There are two ways to go about looking at Earth from above. First, if you just found $20,000,000 between your couch cushions, you can hitch a ride to the space station in 2013. Or, if you’re looking for a deal, for just $200,000 and 3 days of training, Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic puts you on a shuttle/plane hybrid and shoots you 360,000 feet into the air – technically space – for 2 1/2 hours. Far out!

Have you ever been to a resort that dripped in extravagance? Where do you think is the next “it” spot for the celebrities?

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About Lindy: Lindy started writing at age 8, when she completed her first story entitled Clio the Talking Cat. Fast-forward a few years into the future, and she’s happily moved on to writing celebrity shopping and frugal posts. Lindy lives with her cat (who doesn’t talk), enjoys lazy weekends at the cottage and old episodes of The Golden Girls. View author profile.

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