Top 10 Luxury Travel Destinations In The World

William Huston, AIF®, AIFA®

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Top 10 Luxury Travel Destinations In The World

You work hard, right? So why don't you go for vacations more often? Let's unpack that.

Currently, people living in the U.S. are working more hours on longer shifts, meaning that they have less time to unwind and relax. It is estimated that 53% of working class Americans don't make use of their vacation time every year.

So if at some point you feel like you don't have a proper work-life balance, it might be time to take that off and go on a fun and relaxing holiday.

Don't get too caught up in your work that you think that taking a break makes you look like a less committed employee. In fact, not taking offs not only leads to fatigue, but also unproductivity.

Here are 5 health benefits that are associated with taking a vacation

1. It improves your mental health

Taking a vacation and just relaxing can increase the feeling of calm and relive built up stress. When you're stress free, the chances of being happier and at peace are much higher. And that's very good for your mental health.

2. It boosts creativity and productivity

Taking time off and exposing our brains to a new culture, language, environment and sounds is linked with increased creativity and productivity.

So if you want to do an excellent job at your workplace, remember to take that vacation.

3. Improved relationship with self or loved ones

Spending some quality time by yourself or with your loved ones can help you become more self aware and maintain strong relationships.

So when you can, take a solo trip or one with your family or friends.

4. Boosts happiness

Planning a vacation can be an exciting time as you have plenty of fun things to look forward to.

When you go for a holiday and relax and unwind, chances are that you'll leave the vacation a much happier person.

Time away from life's daily stresses is very important for overall well being.

5. Prevents heart disease

Yes, you've read that right! Studies have shown that taking a vacation can reduce your stress levels which are caused by a number of things, work included. Stress can cause heart related problems like heart attacks.

So to avoid stress piling up, take a vacation. Your body will thank you for it.

If you're looking for some of the best luxury holiday destinations, here are 10 places that are worth visiting.

Top 10 Luxury Vacation Destinations

1. California, USA

California is the most visited state in America. Millions of people visit the state each year as it is the home to vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, amusement parks, among other tourist attractions.

Some of the most popular tourist destinations are Disneyland which attracts roughly 15 million people per year, The Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National park and The Hollywood sign.

Los Angeles and San Francisco are particularly liked cities as they have kid friendly attractions such as Universal Studios, the Santa Monica Pier and the beautiful sandy beaches.

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2. Bali

Bali is an island in Indonesia and is among the best luxury holiday destinations. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider visiting Bali during your next vacation:

  • Stunning beaches like Kuta and Nusa Dua
  • Diverse cultural attractions. Bali has rich culture and traditions that the locals still practice. You can immerse yourself in local culture by watching a Kecak Dance performance at the Uluwatu temple or by visiting the different temples on the island like Tanah Lot and Tirta Empul
  • Delicious local cuisine
  • Friendly and welcoming people
  • Great shopping experience. You can be able to find traditional souvenirs as well as high end designer clothes.

3. Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a tiny island that is located in French Polynesia. It is part of an island chain called Society Islands.

Tourists are usually drawn to this destination because of popular attractions like Matira Beach, the largest public beach with crystal clear water and soft white sand. Other amazing places that you can visit while in Bora Bora include:

  • Coral gardens where you can get to enjoy snorkeling as well as see coral reefs and a variety of fish such as Picasso triggerfish, butterflyfish, grouper and snapper
  • Mt Otemanu which is a beautiful volcanic mountain that can be seen from many places on the island
  • Lagoon tours
  • Bora Bora is also a popular wedding destination where many couples come to tie the knot and spend their honeymoon

4. Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America. It is considered among the best luxury destinations for because of the following reasons:

  • Its beautiful pristine beaches with tall palm trees
  • Adventure tours where you can get to take part in activities like white water rafting, scuba diving and bird watching
  • The locals are among the happiest people that you'll ever meet
  • It has incredible national parks such as Arenal Volcano National Park

5. Egypt

Egypt is a country in North East Africa and is home to some of some of the most magnificent ancient pyramids in the world.

Here are a few reasons that you should definitely consider visiting Egypt:

  • Pyramids of Giza. These Pharaoh tombs are the last surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Cruising the Nile. The Nile is the longest river in the world and is the best way to see the temples that are situated close to the river banks
  • Luxor's Temples & Tombs
  • White Desert
  • Diving in the Red Sea

6. France

France is definitely among the most popular travel destinations in the world. Before the Covid 19 pandemic hit, an estimated 90 million tourists visited the country each year.

Tourists are usually drawn by:

  • Paris, the capital city of France. It hosts chic cafes, stunning buildings and one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower
  • Beautiful landscapes such as the French Riviera and the Loire Valley
  • Exotic French cuisine such as confit de canard, rillettes, beef Bourguignon and fresh baguette and traditional French cheese
  • Stunning architecture in the form of cathedrals. Popular ones include Notre Dame de Paris and Notre Dame de Strasbourg

7. Hawaii

Hawaii is an island group that is located in the central Pacific Ocean, approximately 2100 miles South West of the United States' mainland.

The tropical climate, chill atmosphere and the culture of the people are just but a few things that attract tourists to Hawaii. Other popular attractions include:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial, Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
  • Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument, OahuHawaii

Luxury accommodation is not hard to come by in Hawaii. In fact, an interesting fact is that most rooms are designed without radios, clocks, and TVs to help guests have the most relaxing time.

8. Italy

Italy is one of those destinations where if you go as a visitor, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the places that you can visit. Some of the hidden gems include:

  • The Colosseum which is the largest and most frequently visited Roman arena
  • Florence Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore, which is considered as one of the finest cathedrals in the world
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Vatican City: Basilica of St. Peter, Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums
  • And don't forget to indulge in delicious Italian wine and pasta in fine dining restaurants

9. Maldives

Maldives is among the top luxury destinations in the world. The country is located in Southern Asia, and is a collection of more than a thousand islands in the Indian Ocean. It's a very popular vacation destination for various reasons, some of which include:

  • Beautiful beaches with very clear water and no litter
  • Luxurious overwater bungalows
  • You can engage in fun water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming
  • Serene lagoons
  • Beautiful Maldivian culture

10. South Africa

South Africa is well known for its incredible wildlife and vibrant restaurant scene where you can enjoy gourmet meals.

If you're visiting South Africa for the first time, here are a few places hat you should consider visiting:

  • Stunning beaches in Cape Town
  • Vineyards and wineries, most of which are located just outside Cape Town
  • Kruger National Park where you can get to see the big five
  • Boulders Beach where you can get to see penguins
  • Table Mountain


Travel is not only good for your body, but also for your soul. So, go for that luxurious vacation and make new memories by yourself or with your loved ones!

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