The 20 Most Expensive Vacations You Can Take

Ever wonder where the world's wealthiest go to relax and unwind during the long winter months? It could be at one of the following 20 awe-inspiring luxurious locales.

Ever wonder where the world's wealthiest go to relax and unwind during the long winter months? It could be at one of the following 20 awe-inspiring luxurious locales.

We've got Olympic-quality slopes with torch-lit skiing, Chateau rentals, and Richard Branson's private island.
Of course the cheapest trip on our list costs over $1,000 per night.

Aurelio Lech- Lech am Arlberg, Austria

Aurelio Lech- Lech am Arlberg, Austria

'Slightly younger, more laid-back atmosphere'
Features two spas, fitness complex, several pools, and a meditation center
Access to heli-skiing, heli-boarding, paragliding, horse-drawn sleighs, tobogganing, ice-skating, and snowshoeing.

Rate: $1167 - $2853 per night for a suite

Four Seasons, George V- Paris, France

Four Seasons, George V- Paris, France

Steps away from the Champs-Elysées
Access to one of the finest spas in Paris, indoor pool, and a two-star Michelin restaurant, Le Cinq.

Many rooms include a balcony overlooking Paris.

Rate: Suites start at $2,357 per night

Triple Creek Ranch- Darby, Montana

Triple Creek Ranch- Darby, Montana

600-acre luxury resort on the slope of Western Montana's highest mountain
Access to fitness center, heated outdoor pool, tennis, putting green, horseshoe pits, and private hot tubs and fireplaces.
Complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner, house wines and cocktails.

Rate: $2,495 per night (double occupancy) to stay in the 3,600 sq.
ft.
three-bedroom, three-bath cabin.

Queen Mary 2- Global

Queen Mary 2- Global

$800 million vessel, 1,132 feet long, with a crew of 1,253 at your service
Features 10 different restaurants, the only planetarium at sea, a casino, six swimming pools, English pub, Royal Court Theater, and the Queens Room--the largest ballroom at sea.

During November, December, and January the Queen Mary 2 makes a series of voyages to the Caribbean, round-trip from New York.

Rate: Suites start at $3,955

Badrutt's Palace- St. Moritz, Switzerland

Badrutt's Palace- St. Moritz, Switzerland

Access to wellness spa, fitness center, French eatery 'Le Restaurant'
Moonlit or torch-light skiing, half-pipe snowboarding, tobogganing, vertical ice-wall climbing.
Town hosted the 1928 Winter Olympics, and still maintains the oldest operating bobsled run.

Rate: $5,427 per night, for a luxury suite

Life Ball- Vienna, Austria

Life Ball- Vienna, Austria

Over 80,000 people vie for 3,780 spots.
Party with Bill Clinton, Katy Perry, Diane von Furstenberg and other celebs.
The party's motto -- "Be provocative.
Get emotional.
Embrace opulence."

Rate: $6,700 per person

Sea Cloud Cruise- Aegean Sea

Sea Cloud Cruise- Aegean Sea

Includes champagne in your cabin, one or two 'Captain's cocktail parties', select wines and beer, and daily summary of international news.
Access to sports equipment and a pianist .
Most popular itinerary: Athens through the Greek Isles to Turkey, and back.

Rate: $3,995 - $7,995 per person, depending on the itinerary

Chateau le Camarguais- Carpentras, France

Chateau le Camarguais- Carpentras, France

French Chateau in the heart of the Rhône Valley, capable of sleeping 32 guests
Conference facility, business center, sports complex, and an outdoor swimming pool.
The property is completely enclosed by surrounding parkland.

Rate: $45,044 - $62,368 per week

Zephyr Palace- Costa Rica

Zephyr Palace- Costa Rica

Situated atop a 350 ft.
mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Access to private beach, gym, infinity pool, jacuzzi, spa, and golf course.
Region known for its colorful flocks of scarlet macaws.

Rate: $9,300 per night, or $65,100 per week

Helen's Tower- Scottish Highlands

Helen's Tower- Scottish Highlands

Ocean view of the North Sea
Castle sleeps 40, and meals are fully catered using local scallops, lobster, crab, lamb, and beef; ideal for event-gathering.
Local activities include golf, horseback riding, fishing, and shooting.

Rate: $76,314 per week

Casa El Destino- Punta Mita, Mexico

Casa El Destino- Punta Mita, Mexico

Access to ocean-front infinity pool, spa, two beach clubs, and two Jack Nicklaus golf courses
Personal chef, estate manager, housekeepers, babysitter, and concierge at your service
Villa sleeps 14; all 7 bedrooms have private terraces with ocean view.

Rate: $10,000 - $15,000 per night, or $70,000 - $105,000 per week

Deerfield Estate- Heber City, Utah

Deerfield Estate- Heber City, Utah

Minutes from Park City--setting of the Sundance Film Festival and 2002 Winter Olympics
Ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Crest and Deer Valley
Includes 7 master suites, 11 bathrooms, 8 fireplaces, fitness room, billiards, wine cellar, 14-seat theater, ski prep room, private gondola, and 24-hour staffed gate entrance.

Rate: $12,000 - $17,000 per night

Villa Bellissima VI- Siena, Italy

Villa Bellissima VI- Siena, Italy

800 year-old farming village in Tuscany, and the throughpass of a historic medieval pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome
Villa encompasses 22 suites, outdoor terrace, library, study, bar, conference facility, and screening room
Access to 60' swimming pool, modern fitness center, spa, tennis, basketball and bocce courts.

Rate: $137,000 per week

Isla de sa Ferradura- Spain

Isla de sa Ferradura- Spain

14-acre private island in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Ibiza, Spain
Fully developed with hacienda, kitchen, pool, bar, and wine bodega
Access to a subtropical lagoon with waterfall, and a secret cave that's been converted into a spa.

Rate: $230,000 per week

Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino- Las Vegas, Nevada

Fully equipped with gym, media room, dining room, sauna, and spa
Amenities include a $700,000 jacuzzi, rotating bed, plasma screen TVs, poker table, outdoor terrace, and 24/7 butler service
Frequent guests include Kanye West, Common, Soulja Boy and T-Pain.

Rate: $34,000 per night

Musha Cay- Bahamas

Musha Cay- Bahamas

Encompasses 11 private islands, spanning 700 acres and 40 sand beaches
Private airstrip, 10,000 sq.
foot main house, and four guest houses
Owned by David Copperfield, who claims the 'Fountain of Youth' is hidden on one of the islands.

Rate: $37,500 per day (four-night minimum)

Nygard Cay- Bahamas

Nygard Cay- Bahamas

Robinson Crusoe-inspired island playground
Waterslides, pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, and an 85 foot yacht at guests disposal
The island is extravagant even for Oprah's taste, "After seeing Nygard Cay, I am not living large enough!"

Rate: $42,000 per day

Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi- Athens, Greece

Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi- Athens, Greece

Access to business center, heated pools, steam rooms, private beach, marina, butlers, chefs, and a personal pianist
10 restaurants on premise, most of which hold Five Star Diamond Awards
Services include car, yacht and jet rentals, limousine transport wherever you go, even choice of pillows and linens.

Rate: $50,000 per night

Necker Island- British Virgin Islands

Necker Island- British Virgin Islands

Built by Sir Richard Branson
The island is occupied by 60 staff members, 200 flamingos, and is entirely surrounded by a coral reef
Google cofounder Larry Page had his wedding here.

Rate: $51,000 per day, $357,000 per week, or $1,428,000 per month

Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson- Geneva, Switzerland

Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson- Geneva, Switzerland

Top floor, four-bedroom suite overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps
Cocktail lounge accommodates up to 40 guests
Two restaurants on premise, open-air saltwater pool, meeting rooms and a personal assistance also available.

Rate: $52,000 per night

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