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Ten of the most expensive resorts in the world

Updated on June 15, 2017

As the world population continues to grow, so too does the number of millionaires. AS the numbers of the one million plus club grow thanks to things like the internet, governments and stock markets, just to name a few. This big budget population needs accommodations well on those lavish trips, so we put together a list of ten of the most expensive places to stay in the world. Of course, these hotels and resorts don’t just cater to the wealthy. Anyone could stay at any of these, the price tag to do so may not be for the average joe. Let’s get going.

10. SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE, AUSTRALIA

Australia’s Southern Ocean Lodge, perched on a cliff overlooking a rugged coastline with a beautiful ocean back drop. Located on the secluded Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia, the island is called the “Australian Galapagos” by many is home to an abundance of wildlife. The Lodge itself has 21 eco-chic luxury suites with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the incredible views, sunken lounges that are perfect for relaxing, sandblasted limestone floors, and an furnished outdoor terrace.

A standard room will run about $796 USD and includes all dining, open bar with premium wines, and island airport transfers.

9. BURJ AL ARAB, DUBAI, UAE

Its iconic sail shaped design of the Burj Al Arab has become a one of the symbols of Dubai’s progress. The Burj Al Arab offers huge suites with a private in room check in option, a private reception on every floor, a personal butler service. Suites will run you between $1400 - $5000 USD a night and spans two floors with your own private marble stair case, a spa like bathroom, mosaic floors, and a full line of Hermes products.

8. AMANYARA, TURKS & CAICOS ISLAND

Situated on the beautiful Island of Providenciales surrounded by the reefs of the Northwest Point Marine National Park, known for some of the world’s best diving. The Amanyara hotel offers secluded atmosphere well embracing all the best Caribbean elements. With 40 timber-shingled guest shelters along the beach and the villas close by, offering guests a relaxing beach vacation.

A villa at this Caribbean hideaway will run you between $1500 - $30 000 USD a night depending on the season, and does not including food & drinks.

7. FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP GOLDEN TRIANGLE, THAILAND

In the remote jungle of Northern Thailand sits the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. This jungle resort offer three or four night excursions into the jungle to watch elephant in their natural habitat. After your excursion you can relax in one of 15 luxuries tented huts, featuring stunning views and a variety of hand carved items.

A tented hut will start a $2200 a night, and includes all food & drinks.

6. VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND, MALDIVES

Velaa Private Island is located in the Noonu Atoll, in the Maldives. This private island resort offers 45 villas, all with their own pool and offers world class cuisine and some say the best wine cellar in the southeastern hemisphere. The resort, offers an abundance of water sports, there’s also a world class golf course for guests to enjoy. A night at this island paradise starts at $2400 USD, and does not include food or drinks.

5. MOMBO AND LITTLE MOMBO CAMP, BOTSWANA

On Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta under a big shade tree lies Mombo and Little Mombo Camp, its nine thatch roofed guests suite are two metres off the ground with long verandas to combat flooding and provide protection from local wildlife. Two plunge pools, a gym and amazing eats are som of the thing for guest to enjoy at Camp Mombo. Little Camp Mombo is just a small version of the bigger.

A night at Camp Mombo(Little or Bigger) starts at 1783 USD per person, and includes all meals, drinks and camp activities.

4. THE BRANDO, FRENCH POLYNESIA

The Brando luxury resort is on a beautiful private island location of Tetiaroa, 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando, name after actor Marlin Brando, how lived on the island is only accessible by private plane has 35 villas with white sand beaches, and is designed to reflect Polynesian culture and lifestyle.

A night here stars at 3000 euros for a one bedroom villa, and includes all your food and drinks.

3. LAUCALA ISLAND, FIJI

Laucala, a private resort island in the South Pacific that combines rainforest outlined by white sand beaches. This luxury tropical hideaway has 25 Fijian inspired villas set among the fruit trees, atop volcanic mountain range overlooking a white sand beach.

Villas range in price from $5500 to $10 000 per night depending on the villa size, and that includes your meals and drinks.

2. NORTH ISLAND, SEYCHELLES

Located in the exclusive Seychelles Islands and voted the most beautiful pristine white sand beaches in the world. The 11 hand crafted villas overlooking the amazingly clear turquoise waters, offer guests luxury lounges, and amazing dining areas, a health spa and gym, a library, a dive centre and a rim-flow swimming pool.

A night at this grand island hideaway starts at 2765 euros per person and includes food and beverages.

1. NECKER ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Sir Richard Branson’s 74 acre private playground can be rented at a whopping $62,000 USD per night, however in that you can have 30 of your friends and includes the staff to serve your group. But of course, you have to wait till Sir Richard leave first.

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      Savannah 

      14 months ago

      I had no idea these were out there, they're so much a night!

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      Milly 

      14 months ago

      Nice! Well written. Some resorts make tones of money a night.

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