5 luxe travel destinations for your dream vacation
Is that summer we see? Yep, the hot holiday months are literally just around the corner which means summer holidays are approaching! Yay! We couldn’t be more excited for open-toe sandal season, exotic cocktails, new stylish shades and iced-lattes in the sun.
But as we all know too well, summer in London means inconsistent weather that we just don’t know how to handle. So, with the first sign of sun rays coming through the windows here at the YCB HQ we thought we’d take a look at some of the 5 most luxe travel destinations currently hot on our radar to give you some vitamin sun and travel inspiration.
Feeling wanderlust this afternoon? We’re just about to share something that may urge that on! Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi boosts an oriental luxury retreat designed to restore your energies and enliven the senses. You can literally feel like royalty at the palace. Here you will find 394 suites, 40 function rooms, a beach, plenty of pools, a spa and more fountains than you can throw a stick at. Marble was imported from around the world to build Emirates Palace, whilst 1,000 crystal chandeliers grace the ceilings.
The Diamond Room features a balcony (the views are truly breathtaking!), a flat-screen TV, an entertainment centre, an iPad, a huge bathroom and a 24-hour hour butler. The Presidential and Palace Pearl suites on the other hand have all of these features as well as a lounge area, a living room and a dining room. All the luxury you could ever need!
Couples seeking ultimate privacy and luxury may wish to stay at the Mardan Palace in Antalya, Turkey. Telman Ismailov spent over $1.65 billion building the Mardan Palace Hotel, which opened in 2009. It is home to the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean as it can hold 1,000 guests. Meanwhile, on the inside of the hotel there is gold lead, crystal, Italian marble as well as a ten dining rooms, 17 bars, a spa and even an aquarium.
A night in the Garden Suite costs €1,283, which is no surprise considering it covers 170 square feet and has two bedrooms. There’s also a kitchenette and a dining room, a bathroom and a private pool.
Anyone who’s ever been to Las Vegas, sure knows that if you want to really do Vegas, you need to stay at The Bellagio.
In case you were wondering, The Bellagio is by far one of the most famous hotels in Las Vegas, known around the world as a luxe, extravagant stay. The movie Oceans 11 features the hotel and casino, whilst the fountain has been included in movies countless times.
The Bellagio offers villas that cover over 6500 square feet, complete with private gyms, a massage room, a hair salon, a kitchen, a dining room, a stocked bar and private gardens with pools. In the casino, you’ll find slots, table games and even performances by Cirque Du Soleil and massively famous bands.
Some associate Dubai with opulence, luxury hotels and celebrity parties. Others know it for the world’s tallest building, and many picture its iconic skyline. But there are other sides of Dubai you might not know about.
Dubai is rich in culture, much of which you can soak up for next to nothing, and when it comes to ultimate holiday destinations, Dubai has it all!
If you’ve ever searched for a a luxe hotel online, you will have probably seen a picture of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai. Built to resemble a sail, this hotel is filled with luxe two-story suites complete with a 24-hour concierge, full access to the Talise Spa, indoor and outdoor pools and complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark.
One Friday night at the Burj Al Arab Hotel this August will set you back at least $1,112 or at most $7,335 if you choose the Royal Two-Bedroom Suite.
Access to the public beaches and parks, as well as the landmark Dubai Fountain, are all free and benefit from Dubai’s year-round sunshine.
Meanwhile you are staying at the Jumeirah, make sure you don’t miss out on the desert safari offers sand-skiing, camel rides and desert camping, plus a barbecue, belly dancing and local shisha. Lush!
The Las Vegas Palms Casino Resort is the absolute pinnacle of Sin City luxury. Two Story Sky Villa alone is large enough to host a party with 250 guests, all of whom can jump in the rooftop Jacuzzi that floats over the infamous Las Vegas Strip. There’s a private glass elevator, a gym, a sauna, a media room and, of course, a full bar. Meanwhile, in the 95,000 square foot casino you’ll find over 1300 slots, table games, plush lounges, bars and an award-winning restaurant.
If you’re looking for a room that’s a little more humble, a Friday night in a Superior Room this summer will set you back $129. These rooms include a Jacuzzi bath, an in-room Refreshment Center and in-room WiFi so you can continue playing your favourite online slots games in the comfort of your room. We recommend Smart Live Casino as their massive collection of slots includes some of the games found at the Palms Casino Resort as well as some of the most popular online exclusive games.