There are indulgent vacations many of us can only dream about, like a sojourn to a hidden island paradise or 24/7 pampering at a luxurious getaway. For billionaires, however, these indulgent treats are well within their reach.
See, the richest don’t just vacation anywhere. They have their favorite spots for some R&R. Below, we list 10 of them.
1. Richard Branson’s Necker Island
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin business empire and investment group, owns Necker Island located in the British Virgin Islands. The 74-acre property is a preferred vacation destination by a lot of the rich and famous. Many lavish weddings and birthday parties have been held there. It’s also perfect for intimate affairs as the place only accommodates about 28 guests at a time.
2. Cottar’s 1920s Camp and Cottar’s Homestead
For a safari adventure paired with a relaxing retreat, billionaires prefer Cottar’s 1920’s Camp and Cottar’s Homestead. Here, guests get luxury accommodations after going on Kenya’s safari tours. The camp has six grand tents that can house a group of 12 people. It is also located near the path of The Great Migration.
3. David Copperfield’s Musha Cay
The 100-acre paradise is owner by illusionist David Copperfield. It has only a few villas and can only accommodate a maximum of 24 guests at a time. Musha Cay also has a number of attractions, including an arcade, a drive-in movie theater, a treasure hunt (with real treasure!), and a laser tag arena.
4. The Hamptons’ Billionaire Lane
This is where billionaires build their vacation homes. At The Hamptons on the fork of Long Island, New York, the rich can take a break without going too far from their work. On Meadow Lane in Southampton, you can find the most number of billionaire estates in the area, with properties owned by the likes of David Koch, Calvin Klein, and Gerald J. Ford, to name a few.
5. Rural Ireland
It’s not a private island, but some billionaires, like filmmaker Steven Spielberg, prefer to vacation in rural Ireland. The rustic character of the place is sometimes more appealing to the rich. Spielberg has reportedly stayed in cottages in the quiet and remote harbor village of Ballyvaughan.
6. Coco Prive Kuda Hithi
This private Maldivian island, which can only be reached via private seaplane, charges about $27,000 a night. The villas can only accommodate a total of 12 people at a time.
The island has its private chef, driving instructor, masseuse, and cleaning staff. There’s also a library, plus an outdoor bath stocked with high-quality oils and lotions.
Croatia offers more than just picturesque views. It also has a rich history and admirable architecture. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful coast as well as marvel at the archaeological remains of an ancient civilization. They can tour castles and go sailing. Here, billionaires get the best of both worlds.
8. Laucala Island
Laucala Island was once owned by Forbes magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes. Since his passing, the property was purchased by Dietrich Mateschitz of the Red Bull Energy drink company. There are a limited number of villas, and each one can cost between $7,000 and $36,000 per night. Each villa has its own buggy, so guests can conveniently tour the island. There are also at least 25 butlers available to assist guests.
Many billionaires also have their second homes in Bermuda. It’s a beautiful and peaceful escape that’s famous to the world’s richest residents. Bermuda also has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
10. Superyacht Nirvana
This superyacht was built by Oceanco and Sam Sorgiovanni. It can accommodate 39 people, but 27 of those are for a full crew. There’s a 3D-theater, a stage and dance floor, a full gym, and a spa, among other amenities. Guests arriving via helicopter can use the yacht’s own helipad.
Mysterious Abandoned Boeing 737 Turns Into a Tourist Attraction In Bali
No one really knows how the plane got there.
An abandoned Boeing 737 found in the middle of a valley in Bali, Indonesia has become a popular tourist destination. What’s fascinating is that no one really knows how the plane ended up on the site.
Not only that, the Boeing jet is enclosed and it had no branding that could help in its identification. The plane found in South Kuta is surrounded by trees and freight containers. Though it is locked and under regular surveillance, tourists remain captivated by its mystery that they’d visit the site to take photos with it.
No one knows how this plane ended up in this part of Bali.
Top 5 Least Visited Countries In The World
Would you visit any of these countries?
Some people enjoy traveling to places popular for being a tourist haven. Others prefer a place where they can relax away from tourists and meet locals in the area. However, traveling to destinations that are less popular can be a bit of the challenge, especially when you have to take the roads less traveled.
But if traveling to less known places is your definition of real fun and adventure, check out these five countries that only receive between 1,000 to 15,000 visits each year, based on the survey from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. They may be the next on your bucket list.
Woman Creates Female-Only Destination In Finland Where Men Are Not Allowed
A real-life Themiscyra!
If you're a woman who feels the need to get away from men for a while, Finland could be the next best destination for you. On an island off the coast of Findland is a female-dominated resort destination called SuperShe Island where men are strictly not allowed.
The resort was founded by entrepreneur Kristina Roth who decided it would be a great idea to have a women-only paradise. This place offers a relaxing retreat for women, free from male distraction.