Luxtripper Travel Editor
Discover the most luxurious resorts and exclusive experiences across the world, handpicked by myself and the team!
The most exclusive destination in the world, Bora Bora is the epitome of paradise, a tropical island surrounded by the vast blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean. A celebrity haven, Bora Bora is known for attracting the world's VIPs, with it's beautiful landscape and luxury resorts considered to be simply out of this world.
For unrivalled opulence in Bora Bora, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is your answer. With overwater villas scattered beautifully in a crystal-clear lagoon, you can wake up to the soothing sound of the Pacific Ocean before relaxing on the resort's private stretch of soft, white sandy beach - the longest in Bora Bora! If you're on a honeymoon in Bora Bora, Conrad Bora Bora Nui can also arrange for you to fly by helicopter to the iconic heart-shaped Tupai Island for a truly unique and romantic experience!
If you're looking for elite eco-luxury in French Polynesia, The Brando in the Tetiaroa atoll offers just that, providing guests with ultimate seclusion and privacy. Once the home of actor Marlon Brando, this exclusive resort is regularly frequented by celebrities seeking to get away from it all. You can experience biologist-led naturalist trails across the island and private dinners on the beach underneath the stars with your loved one.
A nation of secluded atolls scattered in the warm, crystal-clear water of the north Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a natural wonderland of unrivalled beaches and kaleidoscopic coral reefs, evoking notions of a Robinson Crusoe adventure in the middle of the ocean.
Whilst the Maldives is known for its beautiful luxury resorts, nothing can beat the smaller boutique islands that combine a traditional Maldivian charm with an intuitive personalised service. The Soneva Fushi Resort fuses Maldivian tradition with ultimate luxury, offering exclusive eco-villas paradisaically tucked away in-amongst a dense thicket of palm trees. With a strong focus on experiences, guests can enjoy watersports led by on-site experts, such as snorkelling, diving and eco-friendly surfing, as well as having the opportunity to see the stars like nowhere else in the Maldives in the resort's unique Observatory. For something that little bit extra special, The Soneva Jani's spectacular overwater villas with their own private slides into the lagoon are simply out of this world, perfect for a family holiday like no other.
If you seek style and glamour, the One&Only Reethi Rah is a luxury resort oozing exclusivity. A popular Maldives retreat with celebrities - past guests to the resort include David Beckham and Tom Cruise - there is no end to the luxury experiences that guests can enjoy during their stay; you can head off into the sunset on the One&Only's exclusive yacht for a sandbank dinner or a luxury overnight voyage.
The luxury Aman Tokyo particularly embodies this fusion of the past and the future, combining the traditional Japanese ryokan style with sleek, modern luxury. A tranquil sanctuary in the city, the hotel is the embodiment of exclusivity, it's spa set high among the Tokyo skyline featuring large Japanese-style hot baths and steam rooms. Whilst staying in the city, you can experience Tokyo like no one else on a private expert-led local food tour, visiting traditionally Japanese bars that are off the main tourist track; as you sample authentic sakes and sushi dishes, you will feel like you've entered culinary paradise!
If you're seeking to explore Japan's more cultural side, then you should pair your Japan holiday with Kyoto. Once the capital of Japan, you'll be able to enjoy a private geisha performance in Gion, Kyoto's geisha district, whilst savouring sumptuous Japanese dishes. The cultural experiences continue at the Four Seasons Kyoto, where guests at the hotel can visit the hotel's Zen Garden and learn about the art of the Japanese tea ceremony.
The most coveted of the animal encounters, trekking to the gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park is an experience that should be on every animal lovers' bucket list; you can come face to face with a mountain gorilla on an intimate expert-led trek whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Virunga Mountains. In the heart of this natural wilderness is the Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge, an eco-sensitive safari camp with only 6 forest eco-villas! With a strong focus on community-led projects, guests can make a difference in Rwanda, meeting Bisate’s on-site agronomist and planting a sapling as part of the camp's reforestation project.
If you dream of a more traditional African safari, with vast savannahs, animal-strewn watering holes and vivid sunsets, then Kenya is the destination that brings the Africa of your imagination to life. Located in untouched bush in northern Kenya is the Ol Malo Lodge, an exclusive safari camp with rustic luxury and adventure at its heart. A privately-owned family ranch and game sanctuary, guests can experience a safari like no one else, exploring savannahs from the sky from a helicopter or trekking through the wilderness with an expert guide in the search for African elephants.
The Arabian Nights has long been in our imagination, with scenes of endless starry nights, sandy deserts and tropical oases exciting our senses. Looking out towards the world's largest sandy desert, also known as the The Empty Quarter, is the Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert, located on the edge of Abu Dhabi. An oasis in the wilderness, this is the United Arab Emirates of a bygone past, a resort offering traditional Moroccan hammams and desert spa rituals. With a strong focus on relaxation, guests can also experience exclusive desert adventures at the Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert, from sandboarding and desert drives to dune bashing and fat biking.
For a different side of Arabia, just below the United Arab Emirates lies Oman, jutting out into the turquoise water of Arabian Sea. A country veiled in ancient history, dramatic landscapes and secluded villages, Oman is a true desert escape. If you're excited by unique experiences, then Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman offers unrivalled thrills and adventure that you will find nowhere else in the region. A secluded resort set between craggy mountains and a long stretch of beach, the only way to enter the resort is by paragliding, a 4x4 drive through the mountains or a luxury speedboat ride!
There is nothing more luxurious than sailing the waves on your own private yacht, enjoying ultimate seclusion whilst being surrounded by a vast ocean expanse. In the glistening crystal-clear turquoise water of French Polynesia, you can cruise on your own private yacht with Tahiti Yacht Charters, enjoying the specialist knowledge of your designated chef and skipper whilst tasting fresh island flavours. With the option to choose from a variety of sailing routes in French Polynesia, you can discover secluded lagoons, kaleidoscopic coral gardens and deserted islands, enjoying tranquil watersports in ultimate privacy.
If you're looking for a luxury cruising experience with a difference in South East Asia, you can discover Halong Bay in Vietnam for an exclusive day cruise on a luxury private yacht. With Halong Yacht Tours, you can choose to either fly by seaplane
or helicopter from Hanoi to Halong Bay, where you'll board a modern yacht just for yourself! Discovering floating villages and hidden coves in true James Bond style, guests will also travel further beyond the usual Halong Bay tour route boundaries, seeing this spectacular region like no one else!
Do you dream of escaping to Shangri-La? Located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas is Bhutan, a nation steeped in ancient customs and traditions where you can truly get away from it all. A hermit kingdom home to the rare snow leopard, traditional dzongs and breathtaking mountain paths, Bhutan is a unique destination that has largely remained off the main tourist trail.
Known most famously for the 'Tiger's Nest', a sacred Buddhist site perched on the edge of a mountain, visitors to Bhutan can trek to this incredible site with a private guide, learning about the rich Bhutanese culture whilst marvelling at the many prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Staying at the exclusive Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, the hotel provides a unique culturally-immersive experience, where guests can connect with special visitors such as prominent Bhutanese philosophers and writers. The Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary also has a strong focus on well-being; the only well-being inclusive property in Asia, you can can experience immersive meditation and yoga classes, as well as signature massages and treatments.
As winter approaches, do you dream of donning your skis and heading to the mountains for a magical alpine adventure? Whether you're on a family adventure or a romantic winter couples' escape, skiing evokes images of cosy log fires, snowy mountains twinkling in the sun and steaming jacuzzis with views across wintry valleys.
Courchevel in France is the ultimate ski destination, a picture-perfect winter wonderland surrounded by snow-capped mountains and enchanting forests. A skiing paradise, travellers to the region, whether you're a well-seasoned skier or novice to the sport, can glide serenely down snowy pathways on the mountains, inhaling the fresh alpine air whilst feasting their eyes on the spectacular mountain scenery. For exclusive luxury in Courchevel, the Aman Le Melezin provides a skiing experience like nowhere else in the region. With unrivalled ski-in, ski-out access, the hotel's ski butlers ease guests on and off the slopes in complete comfort, making the skiing experience completely seamless. You can even see the mountains from the sky on a sunrise hot air balloon ride or a private helicopter ride for a truly unique experience! As well as this, the hotel also boasts a spa covering an entire floor, so that guests can feel soothed after a day spent traversing the mountains.
Who doesn't dream of the Caribbean? With palm-fringed shores, white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water, the Caribbean islands seem to be plucked straight from the imagination.
Perhaps the real-life hidden treasure of the Caribbean, Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands offers true seclusion in nature, coupling sustainability with island luxury. Owned by Richard Branson, Necker Island has only a select number of guest rooms, making for a truly exclusive and secluded escape. With a strong focus on luxury living, guests can enjoy their own personal fitness coach, exclusive island parties and dedicated diving instructors whilst staying on the island.
Necker Island also provides visitors with the option to exclusively hire the island, perfect for a much-needed family holiday or group party to the Caribbean. With no-one on the island but you and the resort staff, you can wander the across the island's beaches in complete seclusion before watching the vermilion sunset from the rooftop bar with a signature cocktail in hand!
For something a bit extra special on your luxury holiday, we can make sure you'll travel like a true VIP throughout your trip. Whether you're looking for a private hot air balloon adventure across spectacular landscapes, an exclusive helicopter ride over glistening atolls or a tranquil cruise on a private yacht, you are guaranteed to travel in ultimate style. With private car transfers at all stages of your journey, you'll be able to sit back and relax as the breathtaking scenery passes you by. Whatever luxury transport you desire, one of our Luxury Travel Specialists will be ready to organise the holiday of your dreams...
If you seek unrivalled luxury and exclusive experiences, get in touch with our Luxury Travel Specialists today and we can plan your perfect luxury adventure!