September 7, 2023
Indulgence Explored: Crafting Unforgettable Memories with Luxury Travel
Traveling and traveling luxuriously are very different things. Traveling entails planning everything about the trip, scouring the web for deals and discounts, hopping onto a plane, checking into a budget hotel, and living off of fast food as you explore your chosen destination.
Meanwhile, traveling luxuriously involves just one step: booking luxury tours where everything you will ever need will be taken care of for you—from flights and plane tickets, land and boat transfers, five-star hotel reservations, guided tours, itineraries, and basically everything! All you need to do is show up with your luggage, and you’re good to go. You will travel comfortably, and after the long journey, you get to lay your head on the softest bed of a luxurious resort hotel and wake up to a delightful breakfast buffet served in the dining area with the best ocean-front views. It all sounds dreamy, and you may think that only wealthy people can afford to travel luxuriously, but that is not necessarily the case. With the right amount of preparation, you can take a luxurious vacation at least once in your life!
We have curated the finest selection of luxury trips so you can treat yourself to a luxury getaway and enjoy the finer things in life because you deserve it!
At the mention of luxury travel, most people conjure up images of palm-fringed white sand beaches lapped by clear turquoise waters under the blazing summer sun. And there is no place more fitting of such a description other than the paradise-like islands of Maldives. Endowed with bone-white sands, sapphire-blue seas, biodiverse marine treasures, and some of the world’s most extravagant beach resorts, the Maldives is the ultimate luxury island getaway.
When you book an all-inclusive tour to Maldives, you will get to spend your vacation days lounging on its powder-soft sand while sunbathing and sipping cocktails, reading leisurely on your villa’s private deck, watching the sunrise while soaking in your private hot tub, or surfing off the lagoon. You can also meditate near the infinity pool, be pampered with relaxing spa treatments in your room, cruise off on a yacht to watch the sunset, dive to explore shipwrecks, and snorkel to discover the dazzling coral reefs and incredible marine life of the Indian Ocean.
You can also choose from a wide variety of luxurious accommodations—from whole island hotel resorts, atmospheric bungalows fitted with private pools, private islands, or even over-the-water villas with their own house reefs. For the best experience, it is highly recommended that you try the over-water villas that are artsy, elegant, spacious, and, most importantly, comfy. After all, there’s nothing more blissful than waking up in the morning, lying in a huge, plush bed, and looking out the veranda only to see the picturesque view of the ocean from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Truly, nothing screams “luxury” more than having direct access to the ocean right outside your doorstep!
United Arab Emirates
Spending your vacation in the country of modern marvels and ancient sands is the epitome of a luxurious trip. The United Arab Emirates juxtaposes natural landscapes and urban splendors where vast expanses of wind-swept Arabian desert and mountains lie side by side with the towering skyscrapers of its capital city, Abu Dhabi. Of course, it is a must to visit the skyscraper that dwarfs all other buildings in comparison—Burj Khalifa, hailed as the world’s tallest building. And don’t forget to book a reservation at one of the tallest hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab. UAE also boasts of its malls with penguins and ski jumps, as well as the fascinating palm-shaped man-made islands that added over 70 miles of new beachfront to the city.
When in Dubai, it is also a must-try experience to indulge yourself in the “Thousand and One Nights” atmosphere. Have fun shopping for the highest quality oil perfumes with fragrances that would last you a lifetime at the Bur Dubai Souq. This is also where you will find stores selling luxurious fabrics, clothes, jewelry, spices, kitsch trinkets, and even Arab antiques. If you are a jewelry enthusiast, you will surely have the time of your life exploring the Deira gold souk, which is famed for its humongous, glittering gold jewelry. After the gold market, hop onto the Deira spice souk, where you will find herbs and spices you didn’t even know existed.
When you book a lavish trip to the United Arab Emirates, you will get the chance to dine beneath the desert stars to the beat of belly dancing, take the ride of your life at Ferrari World, kayak through lush forests of mangroves, and stay at the plush Yas Viceroy Hotel. You will also get to tour the luxurious hotspots in the Middle East, including desert islands and stunning fjords.
The enchanting charms of Spain are best explored and experienced on a luxurious journey. From sun-kissed beaches and wondrous natural landscapes to quaint medieval cities imbued with opulent history and culture, Spain truly has it all. Here, you’ll get to taste the finest wines and olive oil, which are often incorporated into their mouth-watering Spanish cuisine. These scrumptious delights are best enjoyed in upscale, authentic Spanish restaurants. And, of course, no luxury trip is complete without staying at Spain’s lavish hotels, including La Donaira el Gastor, The Alfonso XIII, and Castilla Termal Valbuena, among others. Interestingly, you can even stay at Parador or Paradores, which are historic places such as astonishingly old palaces, castles, forts, and monasteries converted into government-owned luxury hotels where you can actually spend the night.
Once well-rested, be sure to take the chance to be in awe of the masterpieces at Madrid’s Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen museums. Northward, there is the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which would allow you to embark on a fascinating journey through the life of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century—Salvador Dali. There are also plenty of architectural wonders—from Gaudí’s modern marvels in Barcelona to the incredible Moorish architecture of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada. Indeed, Spain is teeming with vibrant culture, opulent history, and the finest luxury accommodations that will make you feel like royalty.