The World’s Most Expensive Resorts

Thursday, 27 June 2024

The holiday season is approaching and we thought it was a good time for a top featuring the world’s most expensive tourist resorts. We’ve put together a top list by continent, so that every part of the planet has a representative in this ranking.

Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens, Greece, $50,000/night

Grand Resort Lagonissi

Europeans are on top with a location in Greece. Somewhat surprising in that you’d expect this expensive place to be in a slightly wealthier country with more affluent people, but it seems the charm of Greece strikes a chord with any tourist, and the investors of this resort felt the summery atmosphere here was just right to pay $50,000 for a night’s stay.

Designed for royal and prestigious guests, the Royal Villa, which is the resort’s most expensive accommodation incorporates the essence of luxury in its splendidly appointed indoor and outdoor spaces, welcoming guests to experience the epitome of luxury living. The Royal Villa features two master bedrooms with king size beds, a spacious living room with fireplace and dining area, a fully equipped business corner, a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ and outdoor barbecue facilities. The villa features an indoor and heated outdoor pool, a fully equipped gym and steam room, a private massage area with massage table, two oversized marble-decorated bathrooms and a guest bathroom. In addition, there is the butler’s room with a separate entrance and a bathroom. Guests are welcome to sunbathe on the spacious outdoor terrace, take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the pool, maintain their exercise routine during their vacation, and follow their own private trail to the bay shore.

On their website you can also find other accommodation at not so expensive prices. For example, for the second half of July you can still find rooms or various villas from 500 euros up to 6,600 euros.

Banwa Private Island, Philippines, $100,000/night

Banwa Private Island, Philippines

Asia ranks as the most expensive place for the planet’s rich to relax. It’s a tropical island in the Philippine archipelago, Palawan to be precise. To get here you need to take a two-hour helicopter or seaplane trip from Manila. Although it’s extremely steeply priced for one night, this resort can actually accommodate up to 48 people in its six beach villas with private pools and Jacuzzis. The place has its own organic farm that provides the resort with all the necessities of life, with fresh daily catches of fish and other marine life. You also find the privacy this exclusive resort gives you and it can be the place to have the holiday of a lifetime. As the number of billionaires is on the rise, and during and after the pandemic the rich have become even richer, this place has no shortage of customers.

Beyond its lavish accommodations, Banwa offers guests a range of recreational activities to enjoy during their stay. From diving and fishing to exploring the island’s lush landscapes, this tropical paradise satisfies the desires of any discerning traveller.

Angama Mara, Kenya, $13,000/night

Angama Mara, Kenya

Africa offers those who can afford it a unique experience in Kenya, in a mythical setting full of lush vegetation. After arriving in the capital Nairobi, you take another private plane for 45 minutes that brings you to this place the locals call Angama, which in Swahili translates to “suspended in the air”. The name aptly describes the dreamy feeling of being stuck between heaven and earth when you visit this location. The luxurious resort overlooks the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, where the largest wildlife migration on Earth takes place.

Angama Mara has 15 exclusive tented suites set in an intimate setting. An adjacent private airstrip allows guests to land by plane whenever they wish. Glass-walled suites offer unobstructed views of the surroundings and complement the classic minimalist interior design.

The land on which the property sits is leased from local landowners, local staff are employed here and education, health and conservation projects are supported. This property offers relaxation and fun but also a touch of the unexpected, time is so managed that guests choose their own schedule with what they want to do. Activities include hot air balloon rides over the Maasai Mara, jeep safaris and accompanying guides or you can head to the Beading Studio where a talented group of Maasai women create beautiful beadwork, whether it’s jewellery or a beaded ‘spot’ on your clothes. It’s a joyful activity, with laughter and song, as hands diligently make beads and walls are decorated with traditional necklaces from the various holidays. The price of the stay ranges from $950 to $13,000 per night.

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Los Cabos, Mexico, $8,720/night

Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Last on our list and representing the American continent is a hotel in Mexico – Las Ventanas al Paraiso. This hotel is part of the Rosewood Resort chain.

This hotel has built Los Cabos’ reputation as one of the best destinations in the world. Since opening in 1997, this retreat has captivated guests and celebrities with its expansive suites, inspired cuisine and spa, a sanctuary of renewal and revitalization for the place. Designed to harmonize and become one with the local ambience, Las Ventanas makes its home in the natural slope and contours of the surrounding desert landscape, and the exterior color scheme reflects the white of the sands and ocean waves. The local cuisine of fish-based dishes, liberally sprinkled with plenty of wine and tequila, offers a culinary treat like no other. This summer in mid-July you can stay in a two-bedroom villa with direct sea views for $8720/night.

We hope our recommendations have delighted you and made you, if only for a moment, think about holidaying and relaxing.


Author: Editor

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