The joy of having money lies in being able to afford the finer things in life i.e. what most people can’t afford. Think about it for a moment. The real value of money lies in its scarcity. There would be nothing special about going for holiday in Monaco or Las Vegas if every tom, dick and harry could afford it. This is precisely why people work hard year in, year out to get money. It’s all about getting ahead in life which is mostly dictated by the amount of money you have.
Our focus in this article will be where the rich like to go on vacation. Because they aren’t limited by finances like most people, expect them to frequent some of the best vacation destinations in the world. These vacation destinations are the epitome of luxury. Although this article showcases common vacation destinations for the rich, it is important to note that some of the vacation destinations featured in this article aren’t common to regular folks.
In fact, most regular folks don’t know some of the destinations featured in this list exist. The rich however know them and love frequenting them which is what matters in this article. If you are eager to find out where the rich love to go on vacation, you are in the right place. Below are top 10 most common vacation destinations for the rich from the least to the most common.
Aspen has to be in this list because many celebrities have been on record saying they can’t get enough of Aspen. Aspen is popular because of many things the most notable being its legendary and luxurious ski resorts. You couldn’t ask for a better vacation destination for the rich in the U.S. if your focus is staying in one of the best ski resorts in the world. Aspen is in fact home to many celebrities i.e. Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Maria Shriver. It doesn’t get more common than that for the rich. The posh city is loved so much as a vacation destination some rich people have just decided to stay there permanently. This destination has become a place that only the rich can afford to live, most reports state that most single family homes are priced at over 1 million USD.
9 Saint Tropez
Saint Tropez is another common vacation destination for the rich. Located on the French Riviera, Saint Tropez is one of the most popular celebrity vacation destinations in France. Celebrities love showing off Saint Tropez’s glamour and vintage luxuries. The town also offers one of the best yachting vacation experiences in France. No wonder the rich flock Saint Tropez every year. Spending time in some of the biggest most luxurious Yachts in the world sounds like a lot of fun even for the rich.
8 Bora Bora
Another common vacation destination for the rich is Bora Bora. This vacation destination draws in rich honeymooners as well as high-end crowds. Considering Bora Bora is located at the Pearl of the pacific in the French Polynesia, it is easy to understand why this destination is more popular among the rich looking for romance. Bora Bora is surrounded by a barrier reef and a lagoon. The destination is famous for having some of the best aqua-centric resorts in the world. Some of the most popular activities include scuba diving and snorkelling in and around the lagoon. Nothing more needs to be said. This destination obviously deserves a spot in this list.
Hvar is not known to many. In fact, most people have never heard of the place. It is however one of the most common/popular vacation destinations for the rich. Most rich people who frequent Hvar equate it to St. Tropez in Europe because of its magnificent Mediterranean coastline flocked by the super rich. Hvar makes it to this list for hosting some of the richest people in the world i.e. Bill Gates. Celebrities like Eva Longoria and Steven Spielberg also like to frequent Hvar to enjoy the lush vineyards, gorgeous beaches, world-class restaurants, secluded coves, luxury boutiques and vibrant nightlife.
6 The Maldives
The Maldives is a very popular island nation located in the Indian Ocean. This island is a very common vacation destination for the rich because of many reasons the most notable being its gorgeous waters, tranquil beaches and unrivalled seclusion. The Island also features white sandy beaches, incredible weather and friendly locals. No wonder celebrities like Naomi Campbell visit the Island frequently. The Maldives is the perfect vacation destination for the rich who want unrivalled seclusion as well as tropical luxury in an island in the Indian Ocean.
5 St. Barts
Number 5 on this list is The Caribbean getaway St. Barts. This getaway is among the most common vacation destinations for the rich because it features immaculate beaches, designer boutiques and luxury yachts. The Island also offers adequate privacy which is a very important requirement by the rich/celebrities during vacations considering they are followed everywhere by cameras. The rich flock the island mostly during winter months. Examples of celebrities who frequent St. Barts include; Jay Z, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys.
Ibiza which is popularly referred to as the “clubber’s heaven,” is extremely popular among the rich who want to party hard when they are on vacation. Ibiza is famous for being home to some of the best most luxurious nightclubs on the planet. No wonder Ibiza is so popular among the rich. Nightlife aside, Ibiza boasts of having a stunning coastline (over 100 miles ling) with numerous tiny coves and over 50 magnificent beaches to explore. The island also has exquisite restaurants and a rich area culture. Accommodation is also available in some of the best hotels/resorts in the Mediterranean. The rich couldn’t ask for a better vacation destination for partying.
Dubai has to be in this list because it is home to some of the best hotels in the world. In fact, the tallest hotel in the world is located in Dubai; The JW Marriott Marquis. Dubai is also synonymous with luxury. Some of the main attractions include; the elite 7 star hotels ( Burj Al Arab) , manmade islands, indoor ski parks, underwater hotels, tall buildings and manmade marinas. Dubai has managed to transform itself into one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. Every rich person has the UAE on their most popular vacation destination list. No wonder Dubai gets one of the top spots in this list.
Number 2 on this list is Monaco. Located in Western Europe on the French Riviera, Monaco is one of the most luxurious cities in the world. The city is popular among the rich because it is a tax haven. According to the World Factbook, Monaco is home to the highest number of billionaires and millionaires per capita worldwide. That sounds about right when you look at the fact that Monaco has the most expensive real estate in the world - at an average of $5,408 a square foot . Monaco is home to some of the best casinos and hotels in the world. The city also hosts some of the biggest yachts. Nothing more needs to be said about Monaco.
1 Las Vegas
Las Vegas takes the number one slot in this list for being the most luxurious vacation destination in the world. Las Vegas is the best vacation destination for the rich who love gambling simply because it is home to some of the best hotel casinos in the world. The city is also home to famous night clubs, best restaurants, hotels and shopping complexes. Not to mention how many people chose this destination as the prime spot to celebrate new years eve festivities.
Las Vegas is definitely the place to be if you are rich and your focus is having a memorable vacation in the U.S. Gambling aside, there is no limit to what you can do or experience in Las Vegas provided you have money. This is precisely why Las Vegas takes the number one spot in this list.
Fun Fact: Las Vegas has approximately 197,144 slot machines in total.
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