Looking for an escape from the winter chill to a classy, quiet spot where you can soak up the sun? There are plenty of places in the tropics for that, but if you are searching for a luxury holiday, you will have to be more discerning. With travel becoming cheaper, many of the favorite destinations of the past have become crowded. If you don’t mind trying out new experiences, there are still some extravagant places left for a quality luxurious experience.
Palazzo Versace – Dubai
There are a few cities in the world that can match the decadent opulence of Dubai. People riding around in gold plated cars with lion pets are a common sight. The city also boasts one of the highest concentrations of 6 and 7-star hotels.
Check in to the Italian classical era styled Palazzo Versace exclusively designed and styled by the House of Versace. The mosaics on the marble floor have been done by Kate Moss and Donatella Versace. Get reinvigorated in a Carrara marble spa with treatment from 23 Karat gold leaf and pure silk.
Havana – Cuba
With travel restrictions being gradually eased, a visit to Cuba takes you to some of the best-unspoiled beaches in the Caribbean. Experience the sheer joy of seeing the rolling of a $200 cigar by the masters. Dance the tango or thrilling salsa at the Casa De La Musica, one of the city’s vibrant nightclubs. Cuba is indeed one of the luxury destinations 2018 experiences.
Shangri-La Le Touessrok- Mauritius
Few places match the sheer beauty of Mauritius. Its location far off the coast of South-Eastern Africa means it is off the path of budget travelers. The white beaches and clear waters make for a perfect sun and sand experience in solace. The diverse vegetation on the island also makes for exciting inland sojourns. Stay at the Shangri- La and enjoy a game of golf on the 18-hole course while soaking in the sun.
Six senses – Seychelles
Folklore has it that the Seychelles were the original Garden of Eden. You will believe it too while flying in on a helicopter to one of the picturesque islands. For a true luxury holiday, go to the Six Senses Zil Pasyon on Felicite Island. It has been highly acclaimed by luxury travel experts as a perfect example of eco-friendly tourism. This island resort is set in the wild vegetation with colorful flowers and beautiful birds completing the picture of a true island paradise.