While it’s hard to say whether the richest have more fun on holiday than poorer people, money definitely has a lot to do when it comes to traveling. People with more money are able to enjoy incredible travel experiences which those with less money can’t. What is certain is that the richest will be pampered more on their holidays and they can enjoy anything they like from champagne to gourmet meals to massages, spa treatments and what not. They can choose from the world’s most exclusive resorts, private islands, Antarctica camps and five-star hotels.
Yes, anyone who loves travel will enjoy this list. While most people who read this article will probably never visit any of these exclusive holiday haunts, we bring you a list of 22 exclusive vacation spots and hotels that only one percent can stay or travel to. Take a look:
1. Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva
The Royal Penthouse Suite at Geneva’s Hotel President Wilson measures sixteen hundred and eighty square meters. It’s a place that heads of state and celebrities love. Taking up the whole top floor of Hotel President Wilson, it features a gorgeous, wraparound-style terrace. The suite offers unforgettable views of Lake Geneva.
Costing $83,200 a night, the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson is the most expensive hotel room in the world. The 12-bedroom suite has hosted a venerable guest list, including Bill Gates and Michael Douglas.
2. Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India
Known as the globe’s premier heritage hotel, the Raj Palace offers opulence that is unique and incomparable. If you want the royal treatment, you’ll get it here. This hotel will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time, to another century. However, the amenities offered at the scenic Raj Palace are one hundred percent modern.
3. White Desert camp in Antarctica
If you’re ready to explore Antarctica and money is not an issue, you should treat yourself to accommodations at the White Desert camp. This camp is a favorite of some well-heeled and well-known tourists, including Bear Grylls and Prince Harry.
When you retire for the evening, you’ll doze in a sleeping pod. Your Fiberglass sleeping pod will be heated to keep you warm and comfortable and it will be appointed with fur throws, chairs by Saarinen and an en-suite bathroom. Expect to pay around forty-five thousand dollars per night to stay at the camp.
4. Two-story Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Perfect for high rollers, this Las Vegas Penthouse at the Palms Casino Resort measures two stories and spread out over 9,000 square feet. It features contemporary design and dazzling features, including glass-enclosed Jacuzzi pool overlooking the Vegas Strip, a private glass elevator, private terraces, a massage/fitness room, a dry sauna and 24-hour butler service. It costs $40,000 per night.
5. The Apartment at the Connaught in London
Decorated with a beautiful blue and white interior, the Apartment at the Connaught in London is the pinnacle of English refinement. With English butlers at the service round the clock, this suite is the height of luxury. It costs 17,000 pounds per night (over 23,000 US dollars). The suite was custom-designed by legendary interior designer David Collins.
6. The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express in Moscow
If you want the world’s most exclusive and luxurious railway journey experience, book a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway. You may travel from Moscow to Vladivostok or travel eastbound from Vladivostok to Moscow. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be able to drink in the beauty of an endless steppe as you are treated to five-star service.
A single Imperial Suite ticket on the Golden Eagle will set you back a whopping over 72 thousand American dollars.
7. Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City
Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental is so cool and so exclusive that they don’t even list it on their website. The three-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot suite on the hotel’s 50th floor is booked only through word of mouth and goes for a cool $36,000 a night.
8. Chalet Zermatt Peak in Zermatt, Switzerland
Marketing materials for this chalet promise “6-star luxury”. This hotel is situated in a coveted location and staffed by caring employees who always provide VIP service to guests. Rooms and suites are unbelievably expensive. Some cost 100,000 Swiss francs (100,530 US dollars) per week or even more.
9. Penthouse Apartment at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, France
Paris is all about luxury and there’s no better reflection of the decadent French mindset than the gorgeous penthouse apartment at the Four Seasons Hotel George V. The Penthouse Suite is decked out like a well-curated apartment. Each of the three bedrooms comes with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and oversized marble bathrooms complete with a steam room, sauna, and bidet.
10. Villa Alang Alang in Cannes, France
Notable for its grand size and scale, as well as its enticing amenities and desirable location, this estate offers spectacular views of Cannes, the sea, and far-off St. Tropez. You may even be able to see the Alps as you enjoy the view from your Villa Alang Alang terrace. This gorgeous estate may be rented for thirty thousand to seventy thousand Euros per week.
11. Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada
The unique architecture of the Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada, makes it a bit of a modern marvel. It’s just as compelling on the inside, which highlights traditional decor and design from Newfoundland. While its exterior is radical, it’s a place that delivers old-fashioned customer service. Guests definitely enjoy a real VIP experience.
12. The Presidential Suite at the Hotel Principe Di Savoia in Milan, Italy
The Presidential Suite at the Hotel Principe di Savoia is located in the fashion capital, Milan, Italy, and its decor is definitely “high fashion”. The suite is so glam, with bright sofas, ornate furnishings, and elegant wood paneling. It’s also got a private spa and pool, not to mention a wraparound balcony that looks out over the Piazza Della Repubblica.
13. Africa House Royal Malewane at Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa
If you have safari dreams, you can make them come true at Africa House. This villa may be rented for a high price and it’s roomy enough for twelve guests. It’s got six bedrooms, so it’s a popular choice for groups of friends or families. Described as a “bush paradise”, it’s laid-back, yet the opulent vibe is extremely appealing. Private outdoor showers and decks are featured at this luxurious villa.
14. The Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai
The Royal Suite at the Burj al Arab is one of the most luxurious places to stay in the entire city. It comes with Hermes bath products, a 24-hour private butler, full-size jacuzzis and five-head rain showers in all the bathrooms, a menu featuring 17 types of pillows, a rotating four-poster bed, and free use of a 24-carat gold-plated iPad.
15. Villa Manzu in Costa Rica
If you’re loaded with cash and you want to visit Costa Rica on holiday, don’t settle for less than Villa Manzu. Situated in the Guanacaste Province, this glam resort is a place that Kim Kardashian has chosen for R & R. The resort offers an amazing level of privacy, so it’s not hard to understand why paparazzi-plagued celebs decide to holiday here.
The resort measures thirty thousand square feet and it’s situated upon five acres in a remote peninsula. One can enjoy a couple of swimming pools, a theater room, a spa and tons of outdoor lounging areas.
16. Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman
This Oman resort is situated along the northern part of the Musandam Peninsula, within the Oman’s Sultanate. The resort features a private marina, as well as accommodations that are “village-style”.
Flanked by majestic mountains on one side and the Zighy Bay beach on the other side, this hotel is designed to stimulate all of the senses. It’s also a great place to access gourmet cuisine that whets your appetite.
17. Hotel Mirador De Dalt Villa in Ibiza, Spain
The party scene in Ibiza, Spain, is truly legendary. It’s basically a playground for the rich. Wealthy travelers who want to enjoy Ibiza often stay at the Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila.
Situated in the center of Ibiza’s Dalt Vila quarter, this exclusive and deluxe hotel is surrounded by ancient city walls. Attentive staff, luxurious rooms, myriad amenities and an on-site Mediterranean restaurant make this a wonderful place to stay.
18. Hilltop Villa at Laucala Island in Fiji
The co-owner of this private island resort in Fiji is Dietrich Mateschitz, who owns Red Bull. The island hideaway covers only 4.6 square miles and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy the abundant natural beauty. Most of the island is unspoiled. It’s a jungle and home to coconut plantations. The resort features twenty-five traditional Fijian villas, which are situated on the northernmost part of the island. The most luxurious villa is the Hilltop Villa.
19. Tierra Patagonia in Chile
This gorgeous holiday spot is nestled beside mountains, near picturesque Lake Sarmiento, which is located in Torres del Paine national park. If you love superb architecture, you’ll appreciate this high-concept hotel, which is crafted from wood.
20. Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands
Necker Island is owned by Virgin mogul Richard Branson. It’s situated in the British Virgin Islands. If you want to enjoy a luxurious escape at Necker Island, you’ll need to shell out around forty-two thousand bucks per night.
The villas hold between six and twenty-eight people. Accommodations on this private island are “Bali-style” and inspired by nature. Lots of celebs vacation at Necker Island, including Kate Winslet, who is married to Richard Branson’s nephew, Ned Rocknroll.
21. Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
Bask in the golden Californian sunshine as you relax in your aerie atop the Big Sur cliffs, twelve hundred feet above the glittering Pacific Ocean. This exclusive ranch inn is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
Featuring a natural style of architecture which suits the dramatic splendor of the coastline, Post Ranch Inn at Big Sure features 39 rooms, none of which come cheap.
22. North Island in Seychelles
This resort is favored by the Hollywood A-list, including George Clooney. VIPs who want privacy find it here because there are just eleven villas. The priciest and most coveted of the villa is Villa North Island, which goes for roughly eleven grand per night.
Villa North Island is spacious at eight thousand square feet. It has a private entrance to a pristine and private beach, as well as beautiful wood decks and a fragrant coconut grove. There are rumors that Prince William and Kate enjoyed their honeymoon here, but we may never know for sure.