It’s a perennial question. What if you woke up, checked your Saturday lotto results and found out that you’d won the weekend jackpot. Money is suddenly, no longer a problem. Where would you go?
Whatever your answer is to that question, chances are you are thinking too small. We have compiled the top 5 extravagant travel destinations for you to add to your bucket list when your numbers come up.
Two Story Sky Villa, Palms Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas does opulence like no other place on earth. The two-story sky villa at the Palms Casino, also known as the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa after the Playboy magazine mogul, is a self-contained world of grandeur. You enter the 9,000 square foot suite through your own personal glass elevator. With a personal cantilevered swimming pool, fitness rooms, private terraces, massage room, and 24-hour butler service, the Sky Villa at Palms Casino is the most luxurious way to enjoy Las Vegas and has the best view the strip has to offer. Rates begin at $34,000 a night. Find out more: http://www.palms.com/luxe-collection/two-story-sky-villa
Sea Cloud, Private Charter
The Sea Cloud calls itself the greatest windjammer of all time for good reason. The Sea Cloud, called the Hussar when it was originally built in 1931, is the largest sailing vessel ever constructed. When you book a private charter, your personal preferences inform every aspect of your stay upon the Sea Cloud. The comprehensive services include extras like champagne in your cabin and “Captain’s cocktail parties.” While the itinerary is of your choosing when you charter the Sea Cloud, the most popular itinerary travels the Aegean Sea, from Athens to Turkey via the Greek Isles and back again. Expect to pay close to $7,995 per person for this one of a kind sailing experience. Find out more : http://www.seacloud.com/en/charters/private-charter/
Musha Cay, The Bahamas
Encompassing 11 private islands with more than 40 sugar-sand beaches and a private airstrip, Musha Cay sits in Copperfield Bay. Accommodations comprise of 5 guest houses, including Highview, the 10,000 square foot main house. The main island can accommodate 25 guests. Since you must rent the entire island, the guest list will be as exclusive as you want to make it. The daily rate, including meals and drinks, begins at $37,500 USD for up to 12 guests. A personalized fireworks show, massage therapist, yoga instructor, or even a one of a kind treasure hunt can be included for an additional charge. Find out more: http://www.mushacay.com/
Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
Located on the top floor of Hotel President Wilson, the Royal Penthouse Suite is the world’s most expensive hotel suite. This 1680 square meter, 4-bedroom suite overlooks the Alps and Lake Geneva. The suite offers the updated technology to create an unmatched entertainment experience, including a 103-inch Bang & Olufsen LCD screen. Guests can swim in the saltwater pool and choose between 2 onsite fine dining restaurants for meals. Other available activities range from snow skiing and ice skating to sailing and hot air ballooning. The Royal Penthouse Suite goes for $52,000 per night. Find out more: http://www.hotelpresidentwilson.com/en/rooms/royal-penthouse
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Although you can book individual rooms and potentially share the island with 14 other couples, if money is no object you may as well book the entire island. The island can accommodate up to 30 guests and comes with a dedicated 100-person staff with all meals and drinks, yes even the alcoholic drinks, are included. Amenities include a massive hot tub on the on the beach, two freshwater pools, and a smaller hot tub located at the top of the Great House. As far as activities are concerned, the booking includes all the water sports equipment needed for sailing, snorkelling, water-skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing, and SCUBA diving. The rate for the whole island starts at $65,000 a night. Find out more: http://www.virginlimitededition.com/en/necker-island
Dreaming. As wonderful as these places are, I will not include them on my bucket list. Though, if I do have a major win on the lottery I might just return to this site and explore further. I would like to spend 6 months visiting Europe for a start, and I would love to take my grandchildren to China to show them where I lived for a while,. It would be great to visit these places without worrying about money!