It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s vacation. But what about a luxury vacation? All-inclusive decadence in some of the most incredible locations on Earth? Sign me up. Check out the 5 luxury vacations spots you’ll be dying to visit in 2017.
1. The Brando
Once the private island home of mega-movie star Marlon Brando, this island paradise features 35 luxury villas. Each villa is situated on its own private beach and features a private “plunge pool”, private dining area and a media room. The resort itself boasts a world-class spa, two restaurants, tennis courts and more. With a focus on sustainability, and preserving the islands delicate ecosystem, the resort also features stunning wildlife, beaches and even a environmental research station.
As expected, staying here can cost you a pretty penny. But who wouldn’t want to stay in a luxury resort thought up by Marlon Brando himself? Located in French Polynesia, this is one of the best vacations you can take in 2017.
2. Pikaia Lodge
Ever wanted to explore the Galapagos in luxury style and comfort. Enter the Pikaia Lodge. The lodge sits atop an extinct volcano with views out across the savannah, a mountain range, and the Pacific Ocean. Pikaia Lodge offers land-based eco-adventure tours—choose from packages ranging from three to seven nights—that might involve traversing lava tunnels, visiting organic coffee farms, or stretching out on pristine beaches. Each package includes a yacht trip where you’ll get to hike, kayak, snorkel or otherwise enjoy the more remote islands of the Galapagos.
3. Laucala Island
You can’t have a luxury vacation list without featuring Fiji. The beautiful island nation is synonymous with oppulent travel, and this island getaway is no different. Don’t worry, there’s no Tom Hanks situation here. Set amidst 3,500 acres of turquoise lagoons, powder-sand beaches and lush green mountains, the Laucala Island resort features modern luxuries like infinity pools, personal chefs, hot tubs, and your own golf buggy for getting around the coconut-grove-dotted island.
4. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
The Canadian Rockies aren’t always the first place you imagine when you think “luxury”. However, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is all that and much much more. Here, you can combine that raw, transformative power of nature with all the creature comforts of home and modern living. For fans of glamping, this is the ultimate restorative vacation prospect.
5. Las Ventanas al Paraiso
Don’t fancy a trot across the globe to score your luxury vacation? How about a quick trip down to Mexico? The Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort is one of the most spectacular luxury experiences that the area south-of-the-border has to offer.
Looking for a romantic trip? Even better. This resort features an 11-page menu of romantic amenities including:
- an evening of cinema on the beach for two
- sensory baths drawn in your suite while you’re at dinner
- a carriage ride to the Los Cabos desert
- cabanas with private plunge pools and Jacuzzis
- butlers who will hide your love note in a bottle buried in sand for your lover to discover
- couples’ cooking lessons
- and “an ultra-dramatic” package involving a filmed wedding proposal screened on the beach
But if you’re not into romance, that’s okay too. Las Ventanas also boasts a barbacoa dinner with a blind tequila tasting. They also offer once-in-a-lifetime adventures like whale safaris.
There you have it! The 5 luxury vacations you’ll be dreaming of in 2017. Which one was your favorite? From the shores of French Polynesia to the peaks of the Canadian rockies, there’s something for everyone!