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If money was no object, where in the world would you go on vacation? Only a select few get to plan their vacation with abandon, not spending one second worrying about their budget.

Here are 5 places we would love to stay if we could afford to, or if someone else was picking up the tab! These are definitely worth the splurge if you’re not worried about your budget abroad.

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai

This seven star hotel is located on a manmade island in Dubai, UAE and is considered to be the most luxurious hotel in the world.

All rooms are supplied with a 24 karat ipod, ipod doc, free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, luxurious linens, a lovely view of either the gulf or the city, and butler service is available if you so desire.  Some of the higher end rooms even have libraries, snooker tables and private elevators.

The hotel has nine restaurants to choose from, a water park that is free for guests, two pools, and a private beach. And you can arrive by helicopter if you so choose. Check it out at dubaiholidays.co.uk.

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai

Claridges in London

This beautiful art deco hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair just a short walk from Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Bond Street. And there are enough things to do within the hotel that you won’t even have to leave during your visit!

The rooms are beautifully furnished and they also have several suites available for booking. Don’t miss the award winning high tea at Claridges and their wonderful selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and delicate pastries.

The hotel has four restaurants for you to choose from as well as a main bar and a high-end cocktail bar. There is also a health club and spa where you can burn off all of the extra calories that you have consumed.

Best afternoon tea from best luxury hotels of the world.

A Luxury Safari Camp in Rwanda

Arrive at your camp in a private plane and stay high in the hills close to the Parc National des Volcans, where the majestic mountain gorillas live. You will journey on foot into the mountains to experience sightings of these wonderful, elusive creatures.

Stay in a luxurious camp that has a breathtaking view of the mountains and where you can expect to see lots of different kinds of wildlife and exotic birds.

Parc National des Volcans Rwanda Gorilla

A Palace in Jaipur, India

Travel to Jaipur in India and live the life of royalty in a palace. Your stunning decor may include luxury such as gold leaf ceilings, crystal chandeliers, grand hand carved furniture, luxurious carpets, and bedding.

Take day trips to the surrounding areas, go shopping, go on safari to see tigers and then return each night to swim in your very own private infinity pool.

Rent a Private Island in Fiji

If money is truly no object you can rent an entire island in the south pacific that comes complete with deluxe accommodations, a private chef, and an entire staff to look after you!

Stride out to your private beach every morning and make the decision whether you will spend your day relaxing, kayaking or chartering a boat to explore the waters further.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

Committed to bringing you the best in adventure travel from all around the globe, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on their list.

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Photo Credits: Featured photo (Tahiti sunset) by Jon Rawlinson. Claridges in London by finedining indian.

    28 Comments

  1. A luxury safari camp would definitely be something we would love to experience and splurge on! The experiences look incredible!

    • We’ve done camping before for African Safari, but the luxury eco lodges would be a dream!

  2. I’ve got a soft spot in heart for art deco. Claridges sounds awesome! I can almost smell the pastries and espresso.

    • Hope you have the chance to get there soon! So delicious!! Nothing beats English afternoon tea!

    • Glad you enjoyed the post Danik! I know right, wouldn’t it be nice!!

  3. yes all of the above. My favourite would be the luxury safari, because I don’t think I’d want to go on a safari any othe rway…

    • Totally agree! We’ve done camping before re African safari, but the luxury lodges would be a completely different experience!

  4. Never thought about renting an island! That is actually a new dream now. Al of these places are amazing. We can dream, right?

  5. We travel hack, which is awesome because we often get to “splurge” on beautiful hotels, resorts and luxury stays for free, when typically we would never pay for such a thing. I think it’s fun to have just a few days when traveling to get pampered and rejuvenated!

    • I totaly agree with you Leanna – everyone deserves to be pampered and rejuvenated every now and then!

      Travel hacking is a great way to upgrade your experiences and enjoy a little luxury at a fraction of the regular price. We’re trying to up our travel hacking game this year :)

  6. Oh wow.The luxury safari camp in Rwanda I would love to experience. I think, shopping and tea is nice but not an breathtaking moment. But spotting the wildlife and nature in Africa will be a once in a life time moment….wow.

    • I agree with you Sabine – wildlife encounters are always my favorite and most memorable travel experiences :)

  7. I am definitely a splurged when I find it is worth the plunge and going to Clairidge’s is high n my bucket list. ;) I must have afternoon tea there, too. A new friend of mine in Panama was just last night selling me on visiting Burj Al Arab at least once in my life. Slowly Dubai is moving up my bucket list. Nice post. ;)

    • Dubai is definitely THE destination if you’re looking for a splurge – everything there is luxury at it’s finest, and they have some of the most decadent hotels and travel experiences in the world :)

      Hope you have the chance to visit soon! X

  8. The luxury camp in Rwarda sounds realy cool, it makes it possible for people to stay in right connection with the nature and wildlife. Yet, the Burj Al Arab totally wins – I mean, who would not like to get feel of 7 star hotel?

    • Absolutely – nowhere else in the world will you experience a 7 star hotel!!

  9. Okay! I think if I could pick one it would have to be a private island in Fiji. Now I just have to get the budget :)

    • I’ll go halves with you and we can share :D

  10. I don’t know which one of these I would choose! I love afternoon tea, so I’d definitely consider London… but the 7 star hotel in Dubai?! And I’ve always wanted to do a luxury safari and stay in a palace… fine, I’ll just become a zillionaire and visit them all! :D

    • If you become a zillionaire take me along too! :D

  11. If I save $1000 everyday for the next 10 years I can live out my new dream, renting a private island in Fiji. But now that I think about it, with that kind of money I will just buy my own private island. Yeah I think that would be better!

    Either way, renting a private island is pretty cool!

    • Very true – tell you what, we can both save for 5 years and then go halves … half a private island is just as good right!! :D

  12. Yup! Half is just as good!! I am always up for working less ;)

  13. The Burj Al Arab is the best place for traveling. I was traveled their last year and I enjoy my travel a lot. It’s really the amazing place. I suggest to all to visit that place.

    • So glad you enjoyed your time at the Burj Al Arab David :) Really is a phenomenal travel experience, especially if you’re splurging and don’t often get to enjoy a luxury experience :)

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