Top 5 luxury travel experiences

Thursday, 21 June 2014 10:58 AM

Going on a luxury holiday can be a dream for many people, giving them a chance to enjoy an opulent setting in beautiful surroundings. If you're considering a chic, classy getaway to really spoil yourself, here are just a few ideas of where you can go.


Mauritius is an ideal location to head to for holidaymakers looking for a break on a tropical island. Situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the nation is well known for its palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests and turquoise waters.

When you fly to the island, you will be met with the sight of the crystal-clear sea, long stretches of white sand and plenty of luxury resorts. Many of the top hotels are based on the west coast near Grand Baie. Here, you will find accommodation offering a range of extras, including water sports, bicycle hire and a choice of restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine.


Going on holiday to Dubai has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with the United Arab Emirates' city now considered to be one of the most opulent destinations in the world you can enjoy your break in.

The region is popular among celebrities, as well as holidaymakers, as it combines beautiful beaches with a Middle Eastern charm. You will also find plenty of modern facilities and five-star hotels in the city, which is why so many people are attracted to the area. Jumeirah Beach is the best place to look for luxury hotels, where you will find facilities such as swimming pools and water sports centres.

New York

A trip to New York City is the ultimate urban break and, by booking a quality hotel here, you will be able to enjoy your getaway in total luxury. There are plenty of sights to see, from Central Park and the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty and Times Square.

However, for a special break, choose where you stay and what you do wisely, to really make the most of your trip. Select a five-star high-rise hotel in Manhattan that has views over Central Park and dine at some of the city's most popular restaurants in trendy areas such as the Meatpacking District. Finish your evenings with a cocktail in TriBeCa and this will be a luxury holiday you'll remember.

St Lucia

The Caribbean has long been a popular destination for holidaymakers, with its powder blue seas and white sandy beaches attracting people from all over the world. St Lucia is particularly beautiful, boasting an abundance of green forests, allowing you to escape other tourists on the beach for a few hours, exploring its nature by yourself.

There are a range of luxury resorts on the island, whether you want a beachside room or something a little more secluded. You'll be able to enjoy spa treatments, private terraces and restaurants serving delicious food and drink.


If you love your city breaks, head to Singapore. There are plenty of things to keep you busy here, but one of the main attractions of this Asian country is to indulge at top-quality restaurants, stay in luxurious hotels and live the high life for a short while.

Pick a hotel that is in the centre, so you can enjoy views out over the skyscrapers when the sun sets. In the evening, you can head to Raffles Hotel, where the cocktail Singapore Sling was first created, and if you're feeling particularly opulent, you could even book a room there.


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Dubai Airport - one of the world's most glamorous

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The world's most luxurious hotel bathrooms

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Singapore's famed shopping district

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Kuoni triumph in Which travel survey

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Luxury travel auction dinner aboard the Concorde

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Luxury holiday in exotic surroundings

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