Top 10 Most Expensive Vacation Spots in the World

Vacations are for you to relax and spend your hard earned money in exchange for a limited time of utter luxury and sightseeing. There are always economical options available for regular tourists, but for those willing to go the extra step and spend a fortune to get a dream vacation, these places may just fulfill that.

Most Expensive Vacation Spots

10. Paris

Paris : Most expansive vacation spots
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Paris has earned a reputation for being a city of love; owing to the big city’s café culture, nightlife, bakeries, wine, and cheese paired with the iconic Eiffel Tower especially at night. From history buffs to architecture aficionados and sight-seeing tourists, Paris means different to every type of traveler and they usually find what they seek, at a high price. Being lavish and romantic has tagged tourist spots and hotels in Paris to be pretty pricey. Many historic castles and homes that are turned to hotels and quaint living spaces charge a hefty price for the French experience. Hotel Georges V Paris gives an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower from its penthouse apartment balconies and charges $26,500 per night to the romantics who can afford it. While a lot of Paris is made of dirty streets and homeless beggars, the tourists are the banks for the places to make money, and they charge accordingly.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Paris is from April to June and October to November when the weather is good and enjoyable. During these months the tourist crowds are smaller than summer. The cheapest time to visit Paris is off season during December, January, and February. Most of the tourist like to visit Paris in June.

9. Fiji

Fiji tourist destination
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Fiji consists of a series of 332 islands and is known for being a popular tourist destination as a serene island retreat and covered in natural beauty. For all its serenity and exclusivity, Fiji charges heavily for a special private vacation to its remoter private islands which are overpriced by its owners: individuals or resorts. The volcanic island of Matangi provides a luxurious escape with its beaches, rainforest hikes, and water activities like snorkeling and diving but at a similarly lavish price of $600 a night. Even Matangi is cheaper than the Laucala Island Resort. A night at the Hilltop Villa on the private island of Laucala costs a whopping $44,000. You even need the owner’s permission to vacation on this private and lavish property.

Best time to visit

November to April: During November to April weather is hot and humid and prices are high.
May to October: During this period the weather is dry and mild. October to November is considered the best time to visit Fiji because prices are reasonable. There are fewer crowds and weather conditions are dry, settled and pleasantly warm.

8. New York City

New York City
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New York City, New York is one of the most famous cities in the world with being a cultural center of the US and a hub for finance, business and artists alike. It’s almost a tradition to visit New York at least once while traveling to the US in your life because the city that never sleeps has a different atmosphere entirely; that of culture, some pollution and a lot of money. In addition to Wall Street (only the financial capital), the tourism thrives with its reputation of culturally iconic places in the city, and the travel and stay can cost a fortune. Rates for a luxurious hotel start at $730 a night while the average price for a hotel is $350, while food (a $1000 sundae for example) and the long busy travel pile up the costs of staying in the city. Even the millionaires who live there can get just a (rather lavish) apartment.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit New York City is considered from April to June and September to early November. Visiting New York is expansive and if you are looking for a cheap visit, then you must visit New York from mid-January to the end of February.

7. British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands
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From a private villa to a private island, The British Virgin Islands have earned the status of a playground for the rich. Tourists who can afford it can rent Sir Richard Branson’s (the founder of Virgin Corporation) private villa, or get an exclusive stay at the private island of Guana. With activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and bird watching and relaxing on the white sand beaches with only 30 other guests on the entire land, Guana’s basic cottages start at $700 a night and the prices just rise from there for more luxury. This presidential vacation will leave you with irreplaceable memories and give you a relaxing time, but at a high price.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the British Virgin Islands is from September to November, before the crushing crowds of the winter holidays.

6. Bora Bora

Bora Bora
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This tiny island in French Polynesia is the vacation spot for celebrities and elites with its beautiful beaches, resort and luxurious treatment at the resorts. With $800 a night for starts and an exorbitant travel bill, Bora Bora provides more of a social-status satisfaction than experience. Many other neighboring islands are similarly exclusive, secluded and beautiful, but with lesser luxurious amenities, and at nearly half the cost, travel excluded. The prices vary with the travel season and crowd, but it is cheaper between December and March.

Best time to visit

The best times to visit Bora Bora in November and April. These short shoulder seasons offer amazing weather with temperatures in the mid-70s to mid-80s. From May to October considers as a high season when rain showers are isolated and the number of tourists swells.

5. Seychelles

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Islands seem to be common on luxurious (and expensive) vacation spots, given that they give you the complete feeling of being on a holiday. Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean and one of the islands that make up Seychelles is the southern island of Fregate. Fregate is a private resort and home to 17 lavish villas made of pure mahogany and teak wood and all the build you can imagine of a luxury villa. With views of the ocean and huge pools side-by-side, the villas offer the ultimate experience of a posh holiday with a plethora of adventurous activities, but at a price of $1000 per day, and the villas must be rented for 3 days minimum.

Best time to visit

The best times to visit Seychelles are April, May, October, and November. These months are the transition times between the hot and humid weather (from November through March) and the cooler weather (April, October).

4. Tuscany

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Tuscany is less crowded and one of the most expensive regions in Italy, given that cities like Rome, Florence and Venice are more appealing to regular tourists. The pre-Roman history and rural landscape is Tuscany’s appeal, and many hotels are ancient villas and residences converted into lavish hotels and suites. This raw but luxurious experience attracts a lot of the rich tourist’s crowd, thus the prices are similar or more than that of places like Rome. The rooms start from around $3,000 or $4,000 a week, and adding travels, the tempting food and local wine to the bill makes the vacation pretty pricey.

Best time to visit

Most of the travelers like to visit Tuscany during busiest and most expensive months of April, May, June, September, and October. These months combine the convenience of peak season with pleasant weather.

3. Dubai

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Definitely not known for simplicity, this Middle Eastern city of modern excess lies in the middle of the desert but boats almost all kinds of luxuries one can imagine of, including skiing. Dubai is known for its gigantic hotels, mega-resorts along the coastline, shopping centers with almost all the expensive branded items imaginable and several other ways to spend your money including buying some of the most expensive holidays for yourself. The best hotels in Dubai cost around $20,000 a night, and that’s just for staying there.

Best time to visit

winter months (November to April) are the best time to visit Dubai. If you are interested in Dubai Shopping Festival you must visit during January and February.

2. Musha Cay

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Musha Cay is one of the 11 islands in Copperfield Bay in the Caribbean, and you cannot rent a hotel room on it but you must rent the entire island for nearly $40,000 USD a night. Certainly, these Exumas, or “Out Islands” of the Bahamas are a destination for the elite and famous including Ernest Hemingway and David Copperfield. You can invite up to 11 people to your rented island and all the gourmet meals are paid for with the price. Additional activities include fishing, diving and several more in the seclusion of nature.

Best time to visit

For the best weather to visit the Musha Cay is during winter, from November to April, when temperatures in most visited areas average a balmy 24°C (75°F) with fairly constant and cooling easterly trade winds.

1. Oslo

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Norway has a reputation for being the most expensive country in Northern Europe, which includes several other well-off countries as well. Norway’s citizens live a well-off life with high wages and the wealth of the country significantly comes from the tourist sector which is priced higher than most of the countries in the world. Similarly, the nation’s capital Oslo follows suit of being expensive to the tourists in terms of hospitality, food and even transportation. But in return, Oslo is clean, safe and easy to get around even if you know just English. Apart from the charming row houses and appealing city life, the nearby scenic mountains and the flawless fjords are a sight that makes the vacation worth its money. Since the tourist industries that charge 70 percent higher prices than world averages in general, it is difficult to travel economically in one of the most expensive cities in the world and may not fit everyone’s dream budget.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Oslo is the warmest months between May and August. The temperatures rise; the flowers bloom, and you can experience nearly 24 hours of daylight; the famous midnight sun usually occurs sometime in June or July.

To increase tourist activity around these places, there are some planned trips available with discount offers in the off-season. Taking advantage of such offers can get you to visit these places right under your budget.