Ever wondered where you can live the high life on holiday? These 10 exclusive locations are favorites of the rich and famous.
10. Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Having hosted the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Sophia Loren, it shouldn't come as a surprise that booking a room on Sveti Stefan can cost upwards of 800 EUR per night. All beaches are private, and a lounge chair on the northern beach is 80 EUR per person. The southern beach closest to the mainland is much more reasonably priced at 15 EUR for two lounge chairs, and you can admire the exclusive islet from afar.
9. Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
While budget options can still be found in Papagayo, luxury is really the name of the game. It's rapidly become Central America's capital of opulence with five-star resorts tucked away in its lush greenry and lining its sandy beaches. The Four Seasons Papagayo is the top of the line, offering an all-inclusive spa and even private jet services for around 1,000 USD per night.
8. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Over the past few years, Rwanda has been making headway in the luxury travel market, and nowhere is this more visible than in Volcanoes National Park. In 2017, the government increased the price of gorilla permits from 750 USD to 1,500 USD for just one hour with the elusive mountain gorilla. While cheaper accommodation can be found in the park, luxury resorts are becoming more and more common with some rooms costing upwards of 1,000 USD per night.
7. Mustique Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Known for its raucous parties for the rich and famous and bohemian-bourgeois atmosphere, Mustique was once a favorite of fun-loving Princess Margaret, and the vibe hasn't changed much since. Mick Jagger owns a home here and it was also a favorite haunt of David Bowie. The island is carless and ATM-less with veneer of the simple life. But don't be fooled: a four-bedroom villa runs about 1,000 EUR per night.
6. Mirihi Island, Maldives
If the Maldives have become synonymous with exclusivity, Mirihi Island is the cream of the crop. It's one of the smallest islands in the archipelago and there are only a handful of villas, the cheapest of which can easily reach 2,000 EUR per night. There's an in-house spa, diving club, snorkeling opportunities, yoga classes and plenty of watersports.