There are many well-known tourist spots that you can visit in different countries around the world, but if you have the budget to be vacationing in luxury, you can go to various destinations that offer extravagant accommodations and sights for tourists. Take note that staying for a day or two in these locations can be quite pricey, so be sure that you have plenty of cash to spend for your vacation. To learn more about these locations, here are the essential luxury destinations to consider for your next trip.
The most popular luxury destination that the wealthiest tourists visit is Paris, France, which is often referred to as “city of love” because of its romantic atmosphere where couples will truly feel more in love. When you look around Paris, you will find several luxurious fashion houses and shops where you can buy the most stylish, extravagant, and expensive items and pieces of clothing. Of course, Paris also has the iconic Eiffel Tower, and you can climb its second floor to have a better view of the city’s beauty.
Japan is getting more and more visitors as its culture is becoming more well-known in different countries around the world, but visiting the country may require you to have plenty of money to spend since most of the luxurious areas within the country can be quite pricey. One of the most expensive places to visit and stay in Japan is Tokyo, the country’s capital city. In Tokyo, you will find numerous establishments that are suitable for people that are living in luxury, such as fancy sushi restaurants and extravagant hotels. Japan is widely known to have some of the best dishes in the world, so try out every restaurant and food stall in Tokyo for you to see if the food in Japan is truly better than in other locations.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Serving as the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is particularly known for being the “Venice of the North” because of its close resemblance to Venice, a city in the country of Italy. The capital’s name is derived from Amstel, a river that flows through Amsterdam and other areas in the Netherlands, and the dam that was built in the city to control and prevent flooding from the river. Most tourists often go to Amsterdam to take a look at its historic canals, but the city also has plenty of museums that contain artifacts that are important to the history of Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
Speaking of Venice, this city in Italy is also a perfect luxury destination for tourists that have a lot of money to spend. Much like Amsterdam, Venice also has historic canals that are mesmerizing to look at because of their architecture or design. Moreover, tourists will also have the chance to ride gondolas that sails within the Grand Canal and other waterways throughout the city. Other popular tourist spots in Venice include St. Mark’s Basilica, Piazza San Marco, and Doge’s Palace. The most luxurious area in Venice is the Lido di Venezia, a barrier island in the Venetian Lagoon, where the Venice Film Festival takes place each year.
Mirihi Island, the Maldives
From crowded cities, let us now talk about a luxury destination that is less crowded and relaxing to stay in. This tourist destination is Mirihi Island, one of the islands located in the Maldives. Besides being relatively peaceful, one of the reasons why some tourists go to Mirihi Island is its house reef, where you can go diving and see beautiful sea creatures and wonderful sights under the sea. Mirihi Island also has a holiday resort that has 38 guest bungalows that are divided into 28 overwater villas, six beach villas, and two overwater suites.
London, the capital city of England, is another luxury destination that looks as romantic as Paris, France but has more tourist spots because of its rich history. While there are common tourist locations around London, there are also expensive areas and spots like The Langham and Andaz Liverpool Street. But, your trip to London wouldn’t be complete without viewing Big Ben, a clock tower that is connected to the Palace of Westminster. Despite being known by many as “Big Ben,” the official name of the tower is actually the Elizabeth Tower, a name given in 2012 to replace the original name “Clock Tower” and to honor the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
If you ask the most experienced travelers what they think is one of the most beautiful places they have ever been in, a lot of them will say that it is Seychelles. Officially called the Republic of Seychelles, this archipelagic island country located in East Africa is popular for its amazing beaches that have crystal-clear waters and powder white sands. Because about 15% of the workforce in the country is in the tourism industry, the government of Seychelles is always doing its best in maintaining and improving the beauty of its beaches. Some of the notable tourist spots in Seychelles are La Digue Island, Bird Island, Cousin Island, and Silhouette Island. Because of the staggering amount of beaches in Seychelles, the country wouldn’t be overcrowded by tourists, which makes it the perfect destination for people that want peace and relaxation during their vacation.
Cape Town, South Africa
The last on the list is Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa that is also the second-largest in the country after Johannesburg. There are many sights or spots that you can visit in South Africa, with one of the most popular being Table Mountain, which is home to the Table Mountain National Park. To reach the top of Table Mountain, you would need to take a cable car to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, another well-known spot that more than one million locals and tourists visit and use each year. Besides Table Mountain, you also have the option to go to Chapman’s Peak Drive, Signal Hill, and the numerous beaches on the coast of the city.
And, those are eight of the best luxury destinations that you can consider for your next trip. Since these locations are luxurious, make sure that you already have your budget ready, and you should also know the currency exchange rate for the country you are traveling to so that you will be able to compute how much money you will need for the trip.