Last week, a couple in Suffolk won £148 million on the lottery and one of the things on their list to do is to take the kids to Disneyland. They can certainly choose the best hotels with that sort of holiday fund!
However, you don’t need to win the lottery to take fantastic holidays. We’ve put together a selection of places where you can live the millionaire lifestyle on a fraction of the budget... or alternatively splash out on the ultimate if you can afford it!
Tadrai Island – Fiji
This brand new 5 star resort (pictured above) is the ultimate in exclusivity. With just 5 luxury villas on the island guests are provided with total privacy. The staff will practically cater to your every whim including serving dinner in your villa with your very own chef, stocking your personal wine fridge with your own choices, or offering a reef massage at mid tide in the pacific ocean! Tadrai Island is available from £387pp per night, and you will recieve a free helicopter transfer when staying 5 nights or more.
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Lion Sands – Kruger National Park, South Africa
Thoughts of a safari don’t always conjure up ideas of luxury, but a stay in the Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands would quickly change your opinion. A private villa nestled in the trees with a bedroom opening out directly onto the African wilderness will get you as close to nature as possible. Stay at Lion Sands from £1958 for 3 nights and get 2 nights free at their boutique sister hotels in Cape Town – Cape Cadogan or More Quarters. Please speak to our travel advisors for flights to South Africa.
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Jumby Bay – Private Island off Antigua
Two miles off the coast of Antigua, only accessible by boat is Long Island and the luxurious Jumby Bay Resort. With just 40 suites this exclusive island is popular among high flyers and celebrities for a bit of R & R. Save 25% on 7 amazing nights in an oceanview courtyard suite with flights from London with Virgin from £4499pp.
Alternatively you can really push the boat out by staying in one of their luxurious villas from £3541 per night.
(valid for tavel 16 Nov – 5 Dec. Book by 10 Sep)
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Chalet Montana – Courchevel, France
For a true alpine luxury experience stay in Chalet Montana, Courchevel for 7 nights from just £999pp. Your chalet host will see you are well looked after starting the day with a cooked breakfast ready for a days skiing. While you are out on the slopes they will prepare and serve fresh cakes with afternoon tea, plus evening canapés followed by a 4 course meal including handpicked wines. The chalet features fabulous alpine style furniture and the rooms include a full wellness suite complete with Hammam steam room, monsoon shower and sunken Jacuzzi – with plasma TV to watch while you soak – and relaxation area.
(valid for travel 16 December)
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One & Only Reethi Rah – Maldives
Set on an island in the beautiful Maldives, One & Only Reethi Rah is an all villa resort offering peace and relaxation in an exquisite setting. There are perfect views with each villa overlooking the beach, and an island spa retreat, so you will be chilled out in no time.
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St Regis Mauritius
Be the first to experience the perfection on the St Regis Mauritius Resort with this amazing 50% off pre opening offer. You’ll also get a FREE upgrade to full board, champagne on arrival and the equivalent of £80 spa credit per room to treat yourself. Each room features a beautiful ocean view and butler service. Our offer includes 7 nights from £2099pp plus flights from London with British Airways.
(valid for travel 5 Jan – 23 Mar 2013. Book by 31 Oct)
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Dunton Hot Springs – Colorado Rockies
How about escaping civilisation for 7 days in the wilderness (with a huge touch of luxury, obviously!) Activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting and fly fishing, not to mention soaking in the natural hot springs or enjoying a massage at the spa.
6 nights including flights with United Airlines from £3599pp saving £250pp
(valid for departures 19 Aug – 24 Oct)