It’s just a fact that taking a vacation is always expensive. Even when you’re trying to pinch pennies while looking for the very best deals, you’ll still end up spending more money on your vacation than you otherwise might wanted to…
But, if you’re fortunate… In fact, if you’re literally fortunate, then taking a vacation isn’t a matter of pinching pennies. It becomes something different. It becomes a game of seeing how far you can take your dollar; how opulent of an experience you can have when money is no object…
If you’ve recently come into a tidy some of cash, then you come to the right place. But even if you haven’t, it never hurts to see just how amazing things can be when you’ve got cash to burn…
On the list below, we’re going to share 20 of the most luxurious travel experiences money can buy. No doubt, each of these 20 experiences is incredibly expensive. However, they’re also each pretty incredible! So, if you want to see what having a lot of cash in the bank can get you when it comes to travel, then take a look… You’re going to be duly impressed.
1. The Penthouse Suite at the London Edition
From the penthouse suite at this exclusive boutique hotel, you can enjoy an incredible terrace that offers panoramic views of the entire skyline.
2. The Ultimate Weekend at The Peninsula, Shanghai
You and yours can take control of this hotel’s ultimate suite for the weekend for a mere $32,650.
3. Lake Como
If money is no object and you’re looking for an exclusive Italian experience, then accept no substitute for a beautiful villa on the shores of Lake Como.
4. Time + Tide Miavana
If you’re looking to experience Madagascar in the trappings of luxury, then look no further than this critically acclaimed five-star lodge.
5. Take Dunia Baru Through the Komodo Islands
You and up to 13 other people can have the ultimate sailing experience aboard this ship, which will take you through the Komodo Islands.
6. Go Underwater at the Manta Resort in Zanzibar
For $1,500 per night, you and someone else can literally sleep underwater at this resort, enjoying incredible views of life below the waves.
7. Golden Eagle Festival in Mongolia
You’ll have to travel to the remote Altai Mountains, but once you’re there you’ll witness one of the craziest competitions on the planet.
8. US Open Final Experience at the Baccarat Hotel
When it comes to experiencing the US Open, there’s no substitute for a $12,015 stay at this exclusive New York City hotel.
9. Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat
There’s glamping, and then there’s the above-sea level experience you can have at this exclusive and jaw-dropping site on Vancouver Island.
10. Lamarck House at the JW Marriott Emerald Bay Resort
This unique villa boasts four bedrooms from which the gorgeousness of Emerald Bay in Vietnam can be observed in seclusion.
11. 50 Years of Victory Cruise
Ever wanted to see the North Pole? Well, you can aboard this nuclear-powered ship that departs from Russia on 14-day cruises.
This has quickly become the place to go for a luxurious vacation, mostly due to the numerous high-class resorts that offer overwater bungalows.
13. Breakfast with Christ the Redeemer
If you book well in advance, it’s possible to have a sunrise breakfast beneath the feet of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. It’s going to cost you, though!
14. Great Wall Private Banquet (China)
This might be one of the most exclusive dining experiences in the entire world, and also one of the coolest.
15. Luacala, Fiji
This private island boasts 25 private villas from guests to choose from, each fetching $6,000 or more per night…
16. Chitwa in South Africa
This private and luxurious lodge, here you get the chance to closely examine and even try on some of the world’s most expensive and jaw-dropping diamonds and gems.
17. Cruise the Amazon on a Yacht
The Amazon captures the imagination of virtually any world traveller, and there’s no better way to experience it than on a luxury yacht.
18. Quasar Expeditions in Galapagos
If you’ve longed to see the diverse flora and fauna of Galapagos but have been unwilling to rough it, then this is the luxury option you’ve been waiting for.
19. The Regent Seven Seas’ Ultimate Suite
Decked out with everything from a grand piano to Murano glass on the ceiling, this is the largest and most luxurious suite on the… Seven seas!
20. The Fairmont Penthouse Suite in San Francisco
In our estimation there are no finer accommodations to be found in San Francisco, but be warned that the starting nightly rate is $18,000.