For those who can and have a spare £40k or more, read on forFull Circle Travel’s top 6 most exclusive and luxurious holidays for 2015.
Hire out a hot-spring town, tour world icons in a jet, or relax on your own private island; six jaw-dropping holidays money (usually) can’t buy.
Whichaway Camp – Antarctica
The Price Tag: From £46,000/person for 9 days
This remote camp set amidst the spectacular Antarctic landscape is powered by solar and wind and has strong ecological foundations, as well as a zero-impact philosophy. The guides are experienced polar explorers and activities include kite-skiing, ice-climbing and snow-trekking.
Sleep in one of six, luxury sleeping pods, and have fresh food prepared three times daily by one of Cape Town’s best chefs. The Emperors and South Pole tours run for 9 days and are run three times annually in November and December. These exclusive tours are subject to limited availability.
(Including return flights from the UK to Cape Town, return transfers from Cape Town to Antarctica and all food, drink, accommodation and guiding fees in Antarctica).
Kuda Hithi Island, Coco Prive – Maldives
The price tag: up to £145,600/week – peak season.
This private island in the Maldives is the result of the collaboration between Coco Prive and Guz Wilkinson, the award-winning architect.
Home to a master residence and five neighbouring luxury villas, Kudi Hithi offers uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, along with luxurious living enhanced with every amenity imaginable and the discreet butler services of your personal host. All bookings for Kudi Hithi are tailored experiences; choose to incorporate adventure with a private diving instructor or be pampered at your personal spa with a dedicated therapist. In the evening, enjoy carefully crafted cuisine, prepared by your own personal chef to suit your palette, served with a complementary selection of wines from your very own cellar, chosen by the sommelier. Follow with the ultimate private party assisted by unforgettable creations from the cocktail bar; the options are endless.
(Return business flights from the UK from £2800 pp)
Dunton Hot Springs – Colorado USA
The Price Tag: Exclusive town hire from £95,550/week
If a private island doesn’t cut it, how about booking out an entire town . Just across the mountain from Telluride in Colorado, Dunton Hot Springs Resort is a romantic ghost town, set in an extraordinary alpine valley.
Accommodating up to 44 guests, the town is available to book exclusively, inclusive of all meals and drinks, activities, equipment hire, and use of the bath-house and hot springs.
(Return business flights from the UK from £2,800 pp)
Bighorn – Revelstoke
The Price Tag: Exclusive hire from £40,100/week
Bighorn is a one-of-a-kind, exclusive mountain home, set at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, in the heart of the world’s best heliski terrain. Fly into the wilderness from your private helipad, or ride the lift to the top of the tallest ski hill in North America. Incomparable flexibility is at the heart of Bighorn, offering a unique blend of luxury and adventure for those who want it all.
A stay at Bighorn includes seven nights luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests, exclusive use of the resort and its facilities, a dedicated customer service team, a champagne reception upon arrival, full board; including afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes before dinner, carefully selected alcoholic beverages and in-resort transport.
Heliskiing available at a separate cost.
(Return business flights from the UK from £2,600 pp)
Wonders of the World by Private Jet – Worldwide
The Price Tag: From £70,200/person
Want to see it all? With this 28 day holiday you can experience the world’s most iconic destinations, from Machu Picchu and Easter Island to the iconic cities of Sydney and Istanbul, on an unparallelled journey aboard a luxury jet.
Calivigny Island – Caribbean
The Price Tag: From £135,485/week based on an exclusive island rental for up to 12 guests.
Calivigny Island is a private island located in the heart of the Caribbean, available for exclusive rental to one group at a time, with a maximum capacity of 50 guests.
Exclusive booking of Calivigny includes sole use of the island, deluxe accommodation of your choice, 24hour service, private chefs for culinary pleasures and tailor made menus, a full complement of watersports & activities, private car & boat transfer to and from Grenada airport.
Prices vary depending on season, number of guests, and length of stay. (Return business flights from UK from £1500 pp)