What does luxury mean to you? For some people it means exclusive access to once in a lifetime experiences, yet for others it means relaxing in style at some of the most stunningly beautiful locations the world has to offer.
Seasoned travellers know that luxury doesn’t start the moment you arrive – it’s part of the entire travel experience. Whether you cruise to your ideal destination on a yacht or arrive in style using a private jet charter service, an elevated travel experience is the perfect start – and end – to your next adventure.
To help you decide on your next luxury holiday destination, our travel experts have selected 6 of the most exclusive places to travel in 2024. If you were seeking VIP travel inspiration, look no further!
Grab your passport and let wanderlust take you by the hand.
Undoubtedly the jewel of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai (also known as the city of gold) effortlessly blends a rich cultural heritage with ultra-modern amenities, cuisine and architecture.
The Burj Al Arab is the epitome of Arabian luxury. Credit: Christoph Schulz / Unsplash
Whatever you’re searching for, the city of Dubai never fails to impress. Adventurers can skydive above the Palm Jumeirah, food lovers will be treated to some of the finest culinary creations from Michelin-starred chefs and if you simply want to relax then any of Dubai’s luxurious beach resorts will help you unwind in style.
Lake Como, Italy
This glamorous Italian lakeside has been a decades-long hotspot for the rich and famous – and it’s easy to see why. Located at the base of the Alps, Lake Como’s deep blue waters have an irresistible allure. There’s nowhere else like it in the world.
The sun setting over Lake Como is something you’ll never forget. Credit: Julia Solonina / Unsplash
The towns clustering the shoreline all have an easy-going charm, with opulent bars, unforgettable hotels and welcoming restaurants that all boast jaw-dropping views. It’s hard to explain exactly why Lake Como is so alluring and, once you’ve been there, its spirit will call for your return again and again.
With tropical coastlines as far as the eye can see, the Seychelles is spread across an archipelago of 115 different islands, each with their own individual charm. The white sandy beaches are the perfect place to unwind, enjoy a cocktail and drink in the sun.
La Digue in the Seychelles is a beautiful place to escape. Credit: Christian Cacciamani / Unsplash
The iconic landscape is famous for delighting high-end travellers with untouched natural beauty and endless opportunities for adventure. Easily one of the world’s most biodiverse holiday locations, the Seychelles has an abundance of natural beauty waiting to be discovered.
Volcanoes and glaciers might not sound luxurious at first, but don’t let the green-capped mountains and pebble beaches fool you – Iceland is one of the most luxurious destinations on the planet. The strong commitment to nature makes this a breathtaking place to visit at any time of year.
These breathtaking Icelandic mountains call you to adventure. Credit: Johnny Auh / Unsplash
Lying under the endless night sky and experiencing the Northern Lights can easily feel like a dream. The numerous waterfalls feed into geothermal pools which makes this an inspired choice for a relaxing spa escape. Hotspots like Norway and Reykjavik are home to many high-end restaurants with daring menus.
Each of the 132 islands that makes up Hawaii has something different to offer, though Maui has earned its reputation as the most luxurious of all. Boasting some of the best resorts in the world, this island is the pinnacle of natural beauty – famous for dazzling beaches, stunning volcanoes and idyllic oceans.
The crystal-clear waters of Hawaii are second to none. Credit: Logan Armstrong / Unsplash
After the aloha spirit calms your spirit, allow yourself to indulge in the tantalising island cuisine. Almost everything grows in this tropical paradise, meaning everything you eat is as fresh – and delicious – as possible.
The Maldives, South Asia
Known for being one of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations, the Maldives offer privacy, seclusion and opulence. The grass-roofed bungalows hover just above the inviting ocean and serve as the perfect base to rest, relax and enjoy first class spa treatments.
One of the many idyllic island resorts of the Maldives. Credit: Shifaaz Shamoon / Unsplash
These exclusive island retreats have something for everyone – coral reefs to explore, delicious food to share and moonlight strolls to end each and every perfect day.
Anyone searching for an ultra-luxurious travel destination will undoubtedly be looking to indulge in the finer things in life. Exclusivity, tranquillity as well as a choice of unique and lavish experiences are exactly what the doctor ordered – why resist what you clearly deserve? Step away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and experience the best of what the world can offer – and what most