The Best Destinations for a Luxurious Break

For pure luxury, it doesn’t get better than Seychelles


Vacations are about indulging in relaxation, experiencing new things, and treating yourself to luxury. If this sounds like the recipe for your perfect holiday, there are a few places in the world that offer all of these things and much, much more.

From perfect accommodation and facilities to stunning locations and views, luxury holidays are something that everyone should treat themselves to once in a while.

So, if you are thinking of taking a long luxurious break somewhere a bit different, perhaps one of these destinations could tick the boxes on your list of requirements.

New York

Rural retreats and beachside vacations are perfect for some, but what about those times when you want to indulge in pure urban luxury?

New York City has one of the biggest collections of first-class boutiques, high-end spas and fine-dining restaurants in the world.

Luxury accommodation is available at every turn, housed in everything from super modern penthouse suites to historic buildings and there is so much to see and do here that it can be tricky working out where to start!


The archipelago of islands known as Seychelles is often one of the first places that people think of when it comes to luxury and indulgence.

The crystal-clear waters, lush green forests and beautiful stretches of beach are a dream come true for most travelers. It is impossible to pick just one out of this cluster of paradise islands, so your best bet is to hop on a cruise and take a tour around all of them.

Some of the cruise ships operating here have a maximum of 30 cabins, so they feel more like an exclusive private yacht than a large-scale liner. 

The Bahamas 

When people think of luxury, it usually involves vast stretches of white sands, crystal clear waters and a beautiful climate. This is why the Bahamas are such a huge hit with people seeking out the finer things in life.

Not only are there a myriad of high-end resorts to choose from, but there are also plenty of beaches to relax on and spas to unwind in. Visitors are spoiled for choice with the sheer number of places to eat out in the Bahamas, so if food is your forte then this is the holiday spot for you. 


For those times when you want to combine adventure with luxury, Tanzania has everything you could need and more.

It’s beautiful climate, stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and luxury tents combine to create a once in a lifetime experience that visitors are very unlikely to forget.

Whether you’re on a honeymoon or a grand safari excursion, the vast array of wildlife and unbeatable locations make Tanzania one of the best places in the world.

As well as safaris, Tanzania also has stretches of white sandy beaches and coral reefs along with ancient Islamic ruins and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The perfect ingredients for an adventurous luxury break!

Tokyo has some of the most luxurious spa hotels in the world



Japan is a country like no other. Filled with exquisite beauty, stunning scenery, fascinating heritage, and extraordinary hospitality, a holiday in Japan will give you a lifetime of memories.

Explore the natural wonders of the unique landscape, from the zen and moss gardens to the jaw-dropping mountains. The capital of Tokyo has plenty of amazing UNESCO sites to explore as well as traditional ryokans that offer the kind of hospitality that makes you want to stay forever.

Coincide your trip with the famous cherry blossom sakura season for photographs of a lifetime or head out to the beaches of the Okinawa chain to be stunned by their natural beauty. 

Whether you’re looking for the tranquillity of a secluded beach in Seychelles or a bustling city metropolis like New York, luxurious vacations come in a wide range of different styles and packages.

Finding the right one for you is a matter of working out your priorities. Once you have those in place, the world is your oyster!

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

Not meaning to brag, but here goes. I can say I’m a travel expert and have spoken at multiple travel conferences and trade shows.

I enjoy travelling all over the world but my big passion is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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