Undeniably, there is plenty of fun to be had while roughing it in hostels, though sometimes it can get tiring. I’ve also found I am just too old for hostels. It is important to remember that a little decadence doesn’t hurt every now and then. This is a rule that applies to travel as well. Luxury travel can be a rewarding experience, though research is important if you want to get your money’s worth. It is a great way to reward yourself or your loved ones if you have the means. You will definitely feel rejuvenated and relaxed when you come back from a holiday of this kind!

Below are some terrific luxury destination ideas well worth your consideration:

Crete

Apart from the mouth-watering cuisine and the fantastic coastline, this Greek island is also known as a great destination for luxury travel. Rent a luxurious villa in Crete, take in the wonderful landscapes and enjoy the local delicacy as you spend some time relaxing and soaking up the sun. The sunny beaches up north and the rugged coasts down south offer plenty of adventure for all kinds of travelers. You will certainly never run out of things to do on this charming island. Or, plan a stop in Crete during a luxury cruise.

For more Luxury Destinations, check out our Luxury Travel Guide.

Maldives

Luxury Travel Blogger This tropical island is also perfect for the discerning holidaymaker. The underwater restaurants, swanky infinity pools, and overwater bungalows make it an ideal place for your luxury vacation. How can we forget to mention the white sand beaches and the sparkling sapphire waters that await visitors? Thrill-seekers will enjoy all the scuba diving, island hopping, and deep-sea fishing to be had in Asia’s premier luxury destination.

Learn more about how to plan a luxury trip to the Maldives in our Maldives Travel Guide, or find the most luxurious places to stay in our Where to Stay in the Maldives post. 

 London

It does not matter if you have been to the British capital before as each experience will definitely bring something new to the table. There are many 5-star hotels available for the ultimate holiday experience, while the booming restaurant scene also ensures that you will find many fine dining establishments. If it is your first visit, then make sure you go on a tour of London to get your bearings and to spot all the famous landmarks. When it comes to great shopping options, you simply cannot go wrong with Mayfair, where the popular Savile Row is located.

 Lisbon

Graca Neighborhood Lisbon The lovely Portuguese capital is a vibrant and fascinating city to explore. However, do not be fooled into thinking that its youthful vibe and bohemian air mean that it does not cater to people who want the finer things in life. You might be surprised to hear that there are plenty of luxurious hotels, Michelin-starred establishments behind unsuspecting storefronts, and stylish boutiques that will all make you feel like you’re the first person to have found out about it! If you’ve got time, you could also explore the north of Portugal as there is lots of beautiful nature and historic sites to be seen.

Love gin and tonics? Learn about the most luxurious gin and tonic in Lisbon at the Four Seasons. Or, learn about our favorite Lisbon seafood restaurant – Cervejaria Ramiro.

Bali

Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua The spectacular scenery and exciting activities have made Bali yet another terrific destination for travel in general. June is the best time to visit as it will be lovely and warm, and peaceful as it is still term time. The rich local culture is a delight to discover and there is something irresistible about its temples and galleries. However, recent developments have truly taken the dining, nightlife, and shopping scene to a whole new level. There is definitely no shortage of great hotels to suit your accommodation needs. You will discover that there is a good reason it has been called the Island of the Gods!

Learn about the best Sunday brunch in Bali, or check out our Bali Travel Guide with tips on where to stay and what to do in Bali.

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