Ultra-wealthy consumers are spending more than $25,000 a year on vacations, according to a survey from Spectrem Group. For the richest travelers to play this holiday season, posh hotels from Puerto Rico to Key West are launching brag and Instagram worthy unique travel experiences for the world’s wealthiest to escape the winter. For those looking for unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience, this list has some perfect options for singles, families or couples. However, as always, if you’re working with a smaller budget, each of these amazing resorts and travel companies offer numerous alternatives for a variety of budgets. Whether you’re planning or dreaming, this list has an experience fit for today’s discerning travelers.
First-Ever Experiences for $25,000
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West, launched a $25,000 package. Immersing travelers in the Key West lifestyle, the new ‘Unforgettable Experience’ is a three-night package with experiences from the first-ever private dinner at Hemingway Home and emerald trip with the Marcial de Gomar family to private charted boat to a secluded island. The legendary resort has been home to tycoons, artists, and dignitaries.
Private Jet Nature Experience for $25,000
XOJET, one of the top three companies in private aviation, offers custom experiences in partnership with luxury travel expert Butterfield & Robinson. Nature lovers can choose the curated trip to Costa Rica (starting at $5,995 per person) exploring the rainforest, rafting and soaking in volcanic hot springs, or traipsing through Mayan ruins and partaking in a fly-fishing expedition in Belize (starting at $8,885 per person). Both flights are estimated at $25,000.
DJ Retreat for $20,000
W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, located eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, launched a new DJ retreat for guests to learn how to mix beats with international DJs concluding and concluding with a live solo set. The three-night DJ Dispensary Retreat is available upon request for $20,000 and includes activities for 10.
Hidden Rome Tour for $2,160
Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, provides exclusive Great Beauty Tour, which was inspired by the 2014 Oscar award-winning Italian film “La Grande Bellezza.” Guests get to explore the undiscovered locations throughout the Eternal City featured in the film such as a tour of the private apartments of the palace of Marquis Sacchetti and a private reception at the home of Marchioness Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga.
Hawaiian Royalty Treatment for $1,095
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii’s leading luxury resort and a favorite among presidents, international royalty and celebrities. The $1,095 Kahala Suite Chic experience includes accommodations in a Scenic Ocean View, VIP greeting upon arrival with Kahala leis and personal escort, daily private cabana, evening chef’s appetizer and cocktail service in suite, personalized concierge and more.
A $1,000 Stairway to Heaven
Del Frisco’s Chicago offers an over-the-top culinary experience in four-story suspended wine cellar for guests to sample the most unique wines accompanied by sommeliers and followed by a customized four-course menu prepared specially by Del Frisco’s chefs.