What comes to your mind when you think about luxury travel destinations? Do spectacular food, fabulous accommodations and the opportunity to relax and enjoy the sophisticated or exotic location you have picked come to your mind? Well, most people will answer yes, but has adventure also crossed your mind? New and exciting sights? Being able to visit places few people ever do? Superb comforts and accommodations still rank highly however luxury travel today is mostly about venturing a bit from the already beaten paths and relishing the surprises you are certain to find. When the word luxury comes up, a few cities will always come to mind for instance Paris, New York, Rome or London.
But then where else can you also find less traveled luxury?
Also known as ‘pearl of the gulf’, this is the most luxurious city found in Asia. It offers guests an amazing variety of opportunities, sights and excursions. From the world class shopping malls in the metropolis to the architecture of the gorgeous Jumeirah Mosque, simply a never ending marvelous experiences. Take a trip to the Dubai desert conversation and view one of the most breathtaking sunset’s ever. Enjoy the captivating Arabian music while as you watch the equally beguiling belly dancers and savor the delicious Dubai cuisine.
Our hotel pick: Dar Al Masyaf is hands down our luxury hotel pick in Dubai, this exclusive resort is currently ranked as number 1 of 492 hotels in Dubai.
For adventurers and those who want to experience exotic wildlife, awe inspiring grassland wild life parks and diverse cultural offering, This African paradise is the top notch destination. From your opulent accommodations, you will be transported to a variety of destinations where you can enjoy the sights and sounds that this exclusive and lovely attractions that this country has to offer.
Our Botswana hotel pick: Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge; this luxurious lodge is strategically located in Chobe National Park… the elephant capital of the world!
Maybe the earth’s last boundary, this spectacular continent is fast becoming a luxury destination for people from all over the world who are attracted to the sheer beauty and unbelievable grandeur of the towering ice cliffs and windswept glaciers. This is luxury at its most exclusive and extreme and not really for that casual traveler. It requires sophisticated taste to enjoy what this icy region has to offer.
Our Antarctica hotel pick: Zanzibar Hotel, enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the luxurious rooms of this boutique hotel.
The marine history, the beautiful beaches and enchanting forests and plantations will make you fall totally in love with Portugal. Enjoy diving, swimming, hiking, biking, and the sea food. When you factor in the ancient Forts and marine museums by the sea side you simple have a treasure for anyone who is adores luxury and nature in one exceptional destination.
Our Portugal featured luxury hotel: Quinta Jardins do Lago; this TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice 2015 Award Winning Hotel (Number 1 of 25 top luxury hotels in Portugal) is truly a gem.
5- Costa Rica
This is the second smallest nation out of all the seven that comprise of Central America (El Salvador is the smallest). Despite its tiny size, Costa Rica can boast of and rightfully so of two coastlines they are (The Atlantic also known as the Caribbean and the Pacific), active volcanoes, lush rainforests and wonderful travel options such as hiking, rafting, and surfing. The fact that Costa Rica currently holds the title of the happiest country in the world only confirms that this is an ideal place for a romantic getaway. It’s comfortable, safe and wonderfully exotic. You can’t beat it for great weather, natural beauty and the laid back atmosphere that makes everything lots of fun.
Our top Costa Rica luxury hotel pick: The Preserve at Los Altos Resort – http://www.thepreserveatlosaltos.com/ – , this Costa Rican gem is located in Manuel Antonio, Quepos. Enjoy 100% personalized service, spectacular sunsets and fine dining at their Karolas Restaurant.
Next time you are thinking of a luxury travel destination, think of these less traveled and beautiful spots. It will be an experience you will never forget.