Unless you’re a master penny pincher and coupon clipper, there can be no denying that taking a vacation is always an expensive proposition. You’ve got the cost of taking time away from work, the cost of travel, the cost of your accommodations, and the cost of whatever you choose to spend once you get wherever you’re going.
But, for as expensive as an ordinary vacation can be, there are some places that you can head to that are far more expensive than the average traveler can imagine. We’re talking, of course, about vacations to some of the world’s most far-flung destinations and to some of the world’s most expensive (and unique) hotels and resorts.
Perhaps you just got that promotion at work or came into a nice sum of money? Perhaps you’ve just got a thing for seeing how the rich and the famous take their vacations? Whatever the case may be, you’re in for a treat below, as we’re about to reveal 20 of the most expensive places on Earth where you can take a vacation.
Will you be booking a stay at one of these locations in the near future? It all depends on your budget and the price tag…
1. The Hilltop Villa at Laucala Island Resort (Fiji)
Sitting high up atop an exclusive private island, this one-of-a-kind villa fetches nightly rates of over $40,000.
2. Villa Manzu (Costa Rica)
Located on an exclusive peninsula, there are eight private villas on this property, each of which fetches more than $16,000 per night.
3. Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge (Rawanda)
With views of the incredible Rawandan landscape, a stay at this totally unique lodge typically costs more than $1,000 per night.
4. President Wilson Hotel’s Royal Penthouse (Geneva)
Providing views of the water and the Alps in equal measure, this penthouse is capable of getting upwards of $80,000 per night.
5. Fogo Island Inn (Canada)
Placing you on the edge of the Arctic Circle with luxury confines, the nightly rate here exceeds $3,000.
6. North Island (Seychelles)
As an increasingly famous vacation destination for the rich and famous, prices are high here. In fact, one can expect to pay upwards of $10,000 per night.
7. Alang Alang Chateau (Cannes, France)
Hitting the Cannes Film Festival with your new film and entourage? It better be a hit, because this stay will set you back well over $40,000 per night.
8. Hotel Georges V Penthouse Apartment (Paris)
An incredible and luxurious view of the whole of the City of Lights? That’s going to cost you a cool $26,000 a night!
9. Tierra Patagonia (Chile)
With unobstructed views of Torres del Paine National Park, you’d better believe the price is high here – nearly $3,500 per night, to be exact.
10. The Royal Malewane’s Africa House (South Africa)
It costs around $15,000 a night to stay here, but for your money you do get exclusive safari privileges and a private chef… So…
11. Necker Island (Caribbean)
This exclusive private island is owned by billionaire Richard Branson and fetches $80,000 a night. Good news, though. You can split that with up to 33 other guests.
12. Raj Palace’s Maharajah’s Pavilion (Jaipur, India)
Staying here will make you feel like a king, which is why it can fetch a kingly sum of around $15,000 nightly.
13. The Pikaia Lodge (Ecuador)
This environmentally-friendly resort in the Galapagos offers stunning views that run for a cool $10,000 per week.
14. The Trans-Siberian Express’ Golden Eagle
The premiere accommodations aboard the world’s most famous train? That’ll be more than $30,000 or more for the 15-day journey, sir or ma’am.
15. Chalet Zermatt Peak (Switzerland)
One of the most exclusive ski chalets in the entire world, the weekly rate here can reach as high as $200,000 during the peak season.
Want to check out Antarctica? Well, a company known as White Desert can get you there for one night to the tune of nearly $200,000.
17. The Mandarin Oriental’s Suite 5000 (New York City)
How much does it cost to have the best accommodations in the Big Apple? If rumors are to be believed, a minimum of $36,000 per night.
18. The Burj Al Arab’s Royal Suite (Dubai)
While this hotel is known is one of the world’s most expensive, it’s royal suite isn’t the most expensive spot on the list. Still, the lowest you can book this suite for is $9,000 a night!
19. The Post House (Big Sur, California)
Located along perhaps the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the U.S., the views here can cost upwards of $4,000 per night.
20. Hotel Principe di Savoia’s Presidential Suite (Milan, Italy)
The fashion capital of the world has a very fashionable Presidential Suite. Big surprise, that! It costs around $20,000 per night to stay here.