The World’s Most Luxurious Resorts

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The World’s Most Luxurious Resorts

The luxury resort industry is getting more lavish and exclusive every year as travelers adapt the “I might as well go all in” mentality and the hospitality industry is adjusting accordingly.

Whether it’s your honeymoon or a dream vacation, you can find private, glamorous, and romantic retreats all over the world. Whether the ultimate holiday is a thrilling destination off the beaten path or a relaxing heaven on earth, you can find what you’re seeking in all-inclusive 5-star overindulging resorts.

Some locations offer outrageous (and awesome) perks such as private butlers, no public access, and diving with whale sharks.

Being wealthy helps, but in the age of social media you can visit some of these places for free. Hotels have been inviting people with huge Instagram followings, treating them to trips for as long as a week in exchange for a few flattering posts, according to Fortune Magazine.

For the most part, guests at these expensive retreats are politicians, billionaires, and celebrities who are used to the very best money can buy.

So take a look at the list of the world’s most luxurious resorts if you have some $40,000 to spare or if you need a little inspiration to get into that pay grade.

SIX SENSES HIDEAWAY YAO NOI, THAILAND

Visitors love the Thai island of Koh Yao Noi, located between Phuket and Krabi, because of its untouchednatural splendor. It offers nothing but serenity and calmness. The resort in the quiet village offers private pool villas with open-air bathrooms, majestic views of the bay, an infinity edge plunge and individual butlers. Other amenities include an all-day eatery with a terrace, a restaurant with a glass floor, a spa and a gym. The resort offers to tailor design excursions and events around your ideas.

ADLER THERMAE SPA AND RELAX RESORT, ITALY

You may not associate a small Italian village with a luxurious vacation but that is exactly what you get at Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort. The location — snuggled in a small thermal community in the Siena countryside — is stunning, situated on a hill with postcard perfect views of rolling hills and Cyprus trees. If that’s not enough, you’ll have access to indoor and outdoor pools with healing thermal water, private balconies, patios and soaking tubs. Should you choose to explore more, you can go hiking, road biking, golf or horseback riding.

CASA CONTENTA, MIAMI, FLORIDA

The private villa offers 5-star luxury facilities and activities. You can enjoy tropical gardens, beach styleswimming and spa pools, and a rooftop hot tub designed to provide spectacular panoramic views. You can also get to dine on a deck that hovers over water. The rooms have private ensuites, terraces or balconies. A night there can cost you $10,000-$15,000.

THE RANIA EXPERIENCE, MALDIVES

The Rania Experience is by far the most exclusive and expensive luxury resort in the Maldives. It’s private, tucked away in the middle of the Indian Ocean. You get a completely hidden small island to yourself. You also won’t have to share the beachfront, butlers, spa therapists, chefs, and yacht and speedboat crews, which are all at your disposal. You also have your very own personal PADI-certified dive instructor in case you feel likescuba diving one day.

BUNGA RAYA ISLAND RESORT, MALAYSIA

This small resort island has 47 luxurious villas, all built by local craftsmen, overlooking the South China Sea. You can also enjoy private plunge pools, and dive with turtles and whale sharks. There is also the opportunity to discover the surrounding forests and mangroves. The resort is known for its Solace Spa with private pavilions built directly into the landscape, letting you feel as if you are a part of the island’s jungle and massive boulders.

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