Not everyone loves to show off their luxury lifestyle and most of the super rich today lives a quiet life away from the public attention. When they go on vacations, they make sure the chosen establishment where they’re staying offers the ultimate privacy. From the South Pacific beaches of Bora Bora to the savannahs of South Africa, here are seven luxurious resorts that offer everything that the wealthiest travelers are looking for and more. Imagine exclusive trips include private islands to safari adventures.
Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Starting at US$4,500 a night, Aman Sveti Stefan is actually part of an existing 15th century village located in the sovereign state of Montenegro. This super exclusive resort stands on a private island overlooking the breathtaking Adriatic coastline. It offers a two-storey suite with a private swimming pool with a starting price of US$4,500 a night. Aman Sveti Stefan’s a dream trip for those who are looking for those who are looking for the best spa experience.
Gladden Private Island, Belize
Fancy an island all for yourself? Head on to Belize in Central America. For US$3,000 per night, every guest wakes in an awe by the sight of the Maya mountains while surrounded by marine reserve awaiting to be explored. Strategically located, Gladden Private Island is your best bet for that ultra luxurious secret getaway. This resort is so private that the entire staff stay on a separate island and take a boat to and from Gladden at the guests’ request.
Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland
Most elite travelers are known to spend a lot of time golfing. Be sure to try out the lush terraine of the Emerald Isle as it offers some of the best experience for world-class golfing. Guest are also welcomed to hop on their luxurious train rides with stop-offs at 17th century castles and the iconic Cliffs of Moher for between US$3,000 and US$11,000 per person. These luxurious train packages are a must try when visiting Ireland and not to be missed!
Soneva Jani Resort, Maldives
Comprising more than 1,000 coral islands in the Laccadive Sea, situated in the Indian Ocean, Soneva Jani Resort is perched over the azure Medhufaru lagoon. Being synonymous with luxury, these water villas offer retractable roofs for stargazing. Located in the South Asan sovereign state of Maldives, Soneva Jani Resort comprises of five islands and can only be reached by a 40 minute seaplane flight or an hour long speedboat ride.
Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
According to National Geographic, Tswalu Kalahari is one of 24 unique lodges of the world. Sitting on South Africa’s largest private reserve, it occupies more than 1,090 square km of stunning savannah and mountains. More than 80 species of mammals and hundreds of species of mammals and hundreds of species of birds live in the Kalahari wilderness where guest are invited to get close to the wild animals such as elephants, providing a ‘one with nature’ encounter. A fee of US$3,000 per night for a luxurious stay, a small sum to pay for an unforgettable natural and cultural experience that’s priceless!
Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy
Imagine a Vespa excursions with your family an friends on a 200-acre (80-hectare) estate in the Tuscan countryside, complete with picturesque vineyards and organic orchards. You may also opt for a helicopter ride over the Italian countryside. Such a place exist at Borgo Santo Pietro, a five star hotel housed in a 13 century villa, Rates range from US$620 per night for a deluxe villa to more than US$3,000 per night for a Pool House Suite. Don’t forget to dine in at their prestigious on-site Michelin-star restaurant.
St Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia
Staying at one of the luxury villas of St Regis Bora Bora means you will be accompanied by private butler! Sitting right on the lagoon at the foot of the breathtaking Mount Otemanu on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora, you can simply step out of the front door and jump into the pristine waters. The resort’s protected underwater sanctuary is perfect for snorkeling. The resort is also home to a restaurant by the the celebrated chef, Kean-Georges Vongerichten.