There are globetrotters who travel in order to get as many stamps on their passport as possible. And then there are the crème de lacrème vacationers. They don’t only live life, but also travel king size. We have made a list of the most expensive resorts where these topmost elites spend their vacations. Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Greece — where did they rate?
A new survey from CEOWORLD magazine has ranked the most expensive resorts in the world. After comparing 166 hand-picked most luxurious hotels in the world at 16 destinations, the survey found Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens, Greece, is the most spendy resort based on cost of lodging. Isla de sa Ferradura in Spain and Necker Island in British Virgin Islands, ranked No. 2 and No. 3 on the CEOWORLD magazine survey. To establish its rankings, CEOWORLD magazine used the average price for the available rooms in each destination, through the months on 01/06/2019 and 08/06/2019. How big is your travel budget this summer?
The world’s most expensive (and must visit) resorts, 2019:
- Sandy Lane, Barbados.
Built using the Palladian architecture, the Sandy Lane resort is a white-sand resort set in a mahogany grove. The service is superb, thanks to the very well-trained and humble staff. They are always ready to serve and can be summoned by electronic buzzers. The amenities include a pool with a waterfall, hailed spa, tennis courts, Pilates, yoga, non-motorised watersports, golf courses (with golf carts using GPS systems) and boutiques, among others. Among the restaurants, L’Acajou is the place for a special romantic occasion. It has an open-air beachfront setting and offers splendid gourmet cuisine and superior wines to choose from in a candle-lit setting.
- Musha Cay, Bahamas.
This 700-acre private resort is located on the islands of Copperfield Bay. Copperfield Bay is one of the 11 islands that make the archipelago owned by renowned illusionist, David Copperfield. He claims to have “taken all his magic knowledge into the island”. This resort, surrounded by tropical forest, is rented to one group of up to 24 visitors at a time. A group of 30 dedicated staff handles this extravagant resort. The amenities include an outdoor movie theatre, a 10,000-square-foot main house and a nearly 2-kilometer sandbar that can be explored during low tide. On top of this, each and every one of the guesthouses has its own private beach! Google co-founder Sergei Brin, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz, who all got married here, will surely vouch for the Musha Cay as the ideal beach wedding venue.
- Necker Island, British Virgin Islands.
The Chairman of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, is the owner of this 30-hectare island located in the British Virgin Islands. A big guest room, designed in Balinese style, is located in the center of the island. It has 11 bedrooms and can accommodate 34 guests and 6 additional children. Thanks to the availability of tennis courts, professional tennis players like Sharapova and Bouchard have been going to this location in order to combine vacationing with getting up to speed for the coming season. As far as fine food is concerned, the guests may decide the menu and mealtime or leave it to the staff. The guests have Michelin-trained chefs to satisfy their taste buds. Larry King found this place so good that he got married here.
- Isla Sa Ferradura, Ibiza, Spain.
Situated in the Bay of San Miquel, Isla de saFerradura is an exclusive private islet. A renovation in the recent past has undisputedly made it the most exquisite place in the grand land of Ibiza. Lounges, sitting rooms, and the dining room surround the central patio. The 750 sq. m. rooftop in the center of the islet offers stunning sea views. The Oriental-style spa right opposite the Laguna pool, a plunge pool, a DJ mixing deck, modern equipment for various water sports further contributes to the lavishness of this place. 22 multilingual staff see to it that the guests are always pampered.
- Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens, Greece.
Grand Resort Lagonissi is a waterfront peninsula in the seaside town of Lagonissi. Some of the most awe-inspiring pieces of the architectural heritage of Greece are accessible from this resort. All of the innumerable princely accommodations are all on the waterfront and have direct access either to the sandy beaches or to the sea. The modern Thala-Chenot Spa provides a revitalization of your body and mind in a serene background. Those looking for complete privacy may go to the secluded (and private) sandy coves.Adding to the grandeur of this resort are ten award-winning restaurants that serve International as well as Greek cuisine. The American Academy of Hospitality Science has bestowed the Five Star Diamond Award upon most of these restaurants.
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