If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury accommodations, exclusive services, 5-star everything and once-in-a-lifetime services, this list is for you. Whether planning an unforgettable, but bank-breaking family trip for an incredibly special occasion or just seeking the most over-the-top couple’s getaway you can think of, here are a few options for your consideration.
If “go big, or go home” is your motto, Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives should be on your radar. With enough room for the extended family, this five-bedroom Royal Residence with pool is a private home away, but with all the opulent, extravagant touches you could only dream of. With enough space for 12 adults, or 10 adults and four small children, this luxury escape boasts ocean views, options for private jet transfers and a slew of inclusions. Guests enjoy daily and early evening Champagne and canapés; 24-hour Resident Butler service; daily laundry service for up to 15 pieces at a time; private luxury return transfer; daily breakfast served in the Residence or restaurant; three hours of daily spa treatments; non-motorized water sports equipment and even a personal fitness trainer.
In addition to the incredible accommodations and endless natural beauty and outdoor adventure that surround your stay, guests also enjoy private beach access, exclusive dining at the on-site Teppanyaki-style restaurant, a fiber-optic lit swimming pool, an oversized L-shaped lap pool, sundeck with overwater bar, WiFi, private and fully-stocked kitchen and bar, as well as service quarters. Read more about the inclusive amenities and 5-star exclusive treatments. Pricing begins at $35,000 per night.
When in Hawai’i, do as the mega rich do and stay at the Alii Suite at Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Lanai City. The incredible stay offers a lavish two-bedroom stay option on the second floor, the Alii Royal Suite. With unbeatable panoramic views of the Pacific, Hulopoe Bay marine sanctuary and prime viewing for each and every sunrise and sunset, this stay is for those who want to feel immersed in ruggedly beautiful nature in the most luxurious way.
Stay alongside resident spinner dolphins, snorkel through beautiful coral reefs and spot colorful fish swimming in near private waters. Families can spread out in the spacious living room with a media room, adjoining powder room and enough space for six in the dining room. Bathrooms will be equally spacious with one featuring a double Japanese soaking tub, a double walk-in steam shower with seating, dual vanities and a vanity mirror television. Picture walk-in closets, library areas, stargazing observatory technology, drop-town televisions and lush daybeds with warm, tropical designs. Rates begin at $21,000 a night.
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