*Written by Hugo Magalhães
Would you like to forget about winter and lie on the sandy beach somewhere far from the noisy downtown? The blog Best Design Guides has collected for you the selection of places to visit. From relaxing on the beaches of Fiji to cruising the rivers of Europe, these are the top 10 fantasy trips for travelers who weren’t allowed to vacation on a budget. Check it out these 10 Dream Travel of a Lifetime!
#10 – Fiji
Just a glimpse of Fiji through a film is enough to make 11 percent of respondents chose it as a dream vacation location. If you’re going, go big and rent the whole island of Laucala (pictured above) for $150,000 a night.
#9 – Cruise through the Mediterranean
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Many of us dream about cruising around the Greek Isles and 13 percent of respondents said a voyage through the Mediterranean is what they would choose for their money-is-no-object vacation. If you really want to go for it on your dream vacation, rent a private luxury mega yacht for just $776,400 a week.
#8 – United Arab Emirates
A luxury trip to the UAE can literally and figurative reach heights that other destinations never will, so it’s not surprising that 12 percent of respondents chose to travel to the opulent Arab country. Whether you’d rather ski indoors and climb the world’s tallest building in Dubai or sleep like a king in Abu Dhabi (for $14,000 per night), United Arab Emirates is the perfect destination to blow all your cash.
#7 – South Africa
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Whether enjoying the bustling city of Cape Town or the wilderness of Kruger National Park, South Africa has many must-see sites. If you’re really going all out, why not stay with Sir Richard Branson at his Ulusaba Lodge? It only costs just over $6,000 per person, per night.
#6 – European River Cruise
A European river cruise is a great way to see the smaller, often overlooked towns of Europe, because Europe’s oldest cities were constructed along rivers like the Rhine and Danube, for example. The luxury cruise line French Fusion offers a 27-day river cruise from Amsterdam to Istanbul for around $14,000 per person.
#5 – Italy
Seventeen percent of respondents said they would choose to visit Italy for their dream vacation. Maybe it’s for the food, the wine, the people. If money is really no object, why not pop open an expensive Tuscan wine in your luxury villa on the Amalfi coast, which only costs measly $30,000 a week?
#4 – Tahiti
Tahiti is the largest, and one of the busiest, of the 118 islands that make up French Polynesia. Known for its overwater bungalows, designed in the style of traditional island houses, Tahiti is an intimate and romantic setting for those who need some time away. Rooms at the bungalow resort, Le Meridian Tahiti, go for about $850 a night.
#3 – A cruise around the world
This choice is pretty obvious, but surprisingly only 20 percent of respondents decided to see the whole world during their dream vacation. While this may seem like the best bang for your buck, the cruise can cost up to $60,000 per person if all luxury amenities are included, which, on a dream vacation, they clearly will be.
#2 – Bora Bora
Bora Bora was recently awarded the title of “the best island in the world” by U.S. News & World Report. The island’s isolation in the South Pacific makes for both a serene and stunning vacation as well as an extremely expensive trip. But don’t get too excited, once you get there, local resorts like the Four Seasons Bora Bora can cost as much as $5,000 per night.
#1 – Australia
From the sail-like cityscape of Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef and tropical climate of Cairns, Australia is the clear winner of the fantasy vacation challenge. A whopping 47 percent of respondents listed Australia as their top place to travel if money were no object. With roundtrip first class flights from New York to Sydney costing upwards of $4,700, even just getting to Australia could break the bank, but who’s to say we can’t dream?
To conclude, arrange the great holidays in the winter and forget about cold weather this year. Best Design Guides wishes you all the best in the coming year.
Source – CovetED Magazine