10 outrageously luxurious stays only a lottery winner could afford

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You love to travel…you’ve just beaten odds of 14 million to one and won the National Lottery…what do you do? Here are 10 luxurious resorts where you can indulge in the kind of luxury, exclusivity and opulence that was once beyond your wildest dreams.

You love to travel. You’ve just beaten odds of 14 million to one and won the National Lottery. What do you do?

Naturally, you indulge in the kind of luxury, exclusivity and opulence that was once beyond your wildest dreams.

Royal Suite at Burj Al Arab – Dubai

  • Price per night: £12,000
  • What’s included: Private elevator direct to the 25th floor, private cinema, two four-poster canopy beds, a mesmerising gold and marble staircase spanning the suite’s two floors and access to a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce
  • Boast about: The time you forsook the Rolls Royce limo airport transfer, opting for a helicopter direct to the roof of the hotel instead (for an additional fee, of course)
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Al Arab, Dubai. Photo by Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Al Arab, Dubai. Photo by Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Al Arab, Dubai. Photo by Jumeirah

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Bridge Suite at Atlantis Paradise Island – Bahamas

  • Price per night: £15,500
  • What’s included: Unashamedly brazen opulence that wouldn’t look out of place in a Sheik’s palace, stunning ocean views from the 23rd floor through 12-foot tall windows, four enormous bedrooms and a permanent staff of seven (yes, seven!)
  • Boast about: Having chilled on a sofa once graced by the posteriors of Michael Jackson and Oprah Winfrey (to our knowledge, they weren’t sitting on it at the same time)
Atlantis Paradise Island. Photo by Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island. Photo by Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island. Photo by Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island. Photo by Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island. Photo by Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island. Photo by Atlantis Paradise Island

Bali Cliff at Necker Island – British Virgin Islands

  • Price per night: £2,800 (minimum stay 7 nights)
  • What’s included: Double sea-facing room, freshwater swimming pool, access to three-person submarine, floodlit tennis courts, 32-person Jacuzzi, the opportunity to hang out with some of the world’s most famous celebs
  • Boast about: How liberating it was using a fully open-air bathroom with uninterrupted views of beautiful azure Caribbean waters in every direction
Bali Cliff at Necker Island. Photo by Virgin Limited Edition
Bali Cliff at Necker Island. Photo by Virgin Limited Edition
Bali Cliff at Necker Island. Photo by Virgin Limited Edition
Bali Cliff at Necker Island. Photo by Virgin Limited Edition
Bali Cliff at Necker Island. Photo by Virgin Limited Edition
Bali Cliff at Necker Island. Photo by Virgin Limited Edition

The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Fantasy Tower – Las Vegas

  • Price per night: £26,500
  • What’s included: Modelled after the Playboy Mansion, this 2,750 square metre (9,000 square foot), two-storey villa has a cantilevered Jacuzzi overlooking the Strip, indoor water features, steam room, exercise room, fireplace, rotating bed and its own spa treatment room
  • Boast about: That time you partied like a fully fledged high-roller and woke up with a live tiger in the bathroom…but don’t forget, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Fantasy Tower, Las Vegas. Photo by Palms Fantasy Tower
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Fantasy Tower, Las Vegas. Photo by Palms Fantasy Tower
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Fantasy Tower, Las Vegas. Photo by Palms Fantasy Tower
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Fantasy Tower, Las Vegas. Photo by Palms Fantasy Tower
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Fantasy Tower, Las Vegas. Photo by Palms Fantasy Tower
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at Palms Fantasy Tower, Las Vegas. Photo by Palms Fantasy Tower

Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons – New York City

  • Price per night: £21,500
  • What’s included: The highest hotel suite in the city covering the whole top floor of the building, views of Manhattan including Central Park and the Empire State Building, cavernous cathedral-like rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor ‘zen’ garden and access to every TV channel in the world pumped straight into the living room
  • Boast about: Having had not only a butler, but a trainer, therapist and chauffeured Rolls Royce at your beck and call 24/7
The Four Seasons, New York City. Photo by Four Seasons
The Four Seasons, New York City. Photo by Four Seasons
The Four Seasons, New York City. Photo by Four Seasons
The Four Seasons, New York City. Photo by Four Seasons
The Four Seasons, New York City. Photo by Four Seasons
The Four Seasons, New York City. Photo by Four Seasons

Vonu Point at Turtle Island – Fiji

  • Price per night: £1,750
  • What’s included: Your very own “Bure Mama” (bure is the local word for villa) to attend to your every need, knowledge that your nearest neighbour is more than 450 metres (500 yards) away, gourmet meals served anywhere on the island, horseback rides, scuba diving and massages
  • Boast about: How you watched the sunset from the sanctuary of your own private beach and lagoon
Vonu Point at Turtle Island, Fiji . Photo by Turtle Island
Vonu Point at Turtle Island, Fiji . Photo by Turtle Island
Vonu Point at Turtle Island, Fiji . Photo by Turtle Island
Vonu Point at Turtle Island, Fiji . Photo by Turtle Island
Vonu Point at Turtle Island, Fiji . Photo by Turtle Island
Vonu Point at Turtle Island, Fiji . Photo by Turtle Island

The Royal Suite at Hotel Plaza Athénée – Paris

  • Price per night: £17,200
  • What’s included: 450 square metres (4840 square feet) of refined Parisian taste, balconies overlooking the Avenue Montaigne, a side view of the Eiffel Tower, antique furniture and art throughout, silks and fabrics from leading design houses, two full Italian marble bathrooms and four king size bedrooms
  • Boast about: Having channelled your inner Marie Antoinette while staying in the largest hotel suite in all of Paris (and quite possibly France)
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris. Photo by Dorchester Collection
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris. Photo by Dorchester Collection
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris. Photo by Dorchester Collection
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris. Photo by Dorchester Collection
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris. Photo by Dorchester Collection
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris. Photo by Dorchester Collection

Two-room Suite at Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy

  • Price per night: £3,000
  • What’s included: A private terrace offering uninterrupted views of the picture postcard hillside town of Positano and the spectacular Amalfi Coast, two massive bedrooms
  • Boast about: A champagne-soaked tour of the gorgeous Amalfi coastline aboard an old-school glamorous, wooden speedboat
Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo by Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo by Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo by Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo by Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo by Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo by Le Sirenuse

 

Banyan Hill at Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

  • Price per night: £8,500
  • What’s included: Private infinity pool, three separate double bedrooms set on top of a palm tree draped cliff top, rooms filled with antiques from the 18th century, dedicated chef and team of butlers
  • Boast about: The time the island arranged for you to have a chef-prepared meal on the beach in the quiet company of one or two of the island’s wild, free-roaming Giant Aldabra Tortoises
Fregate Island Private, Seychelles (Image: Fregate Island Private)
Fregate Island Private, Seychelles. Photo by Fregate Island Private
Fregate Island Private, Seychelles (Image: Fregate Island Private)
Fregate Island Private, Seychelles . Photo by Fregate Island Private
Fregate Island Private, Seychelles (Image: Fregate Island Private)
Fregate Island Private, Seychelles. Photo by Fregate Island Private

Zephyr Palace – Costa Rica

  • Price per night: £6,200
  • What’s included: Seven themed suites, 360 degree views over the Gulf of Nicoya, rainforest and two gorgeous sandy beaches, access to a private beach, guaranteed sightings of flocks of scarlet macaws and an infinity pool
  • Boast about: The way you defused family jealousy over your new millions by whisking them all away to a tropical island paradise on the other side of the world

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10 outrageously luxurious stays only a lottery winner could afford was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (631 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.