Wealthy people spend more money on vacations than jewelry or other personal items. With celebrities jetting off to one elegant destination or another, it’s easy to see there are unique benefits to spending a week or two at wealthy vacation spots instead of picking up a Tiffany diamond. It’s something you should consider if you need a mental pick-me-up! But where do the crème de la crème spend their time?
Here are the top 5 wealthy vacation spots:
Hawaii is one of the first places people think of when considering a vacation destination, and for good reason. There are 8 different islands to choose from, and a total of over 6,400 square miles of gorgeous scenery. Celebrities like Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner, Beyonce and Ben Affleck prefer the island of Kauai, which is 33 miles long and 25 miles wide.
This “Garden Isle” is geologically the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, and features a wide variety of things to do, from boat and air tours to historical landmarks. Choose from a handful of luxurious resorts and soak up the sun, sea and serenity.
2- Punta De Mita, Mexico
Thrilling sports and social events abound in this 1,500 acre beachfront village, which may account for why it’s so popular among the wealthy. You may even get to rub elbows with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff and Kim Kardashian; all of whom have visited this beautiful locale. In the meantime, enjoy exciting activities like surfing, whale-watching, horseback riding and swimming.
Plus, you can sit back and relax while grabbing a delicious bite at the many exquisite restaurants in the area. The most popular hotels for the wealthy in this destination are the Four Seasons and the St. Regis Punta Mita.
3- Paris, France
If you’re like Beyonce and Jay-Z, you’ll adore Paris no matter what time of year it is. Spend time taking in incredible works of art (including Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa) at the Louvre Museum. You can also see the Eiffel Tower, check out the Palace of Versailles, or spend the day enjoying Disneyland Paris. Wealthy individuals who come to Paris typically stay at luxurious bed and breakfasts or hotels like the Four Seasons, George V.
If you feel like having a break that is a little edgy amid wealthy vacation spots, then Vienna might be the place for you. Often described as “colorful,” Vienna is home to amusement parks like the Vienna Prator, plenty of quaint pubs, and the Praterdome, which is Vienna’s largest disco.
You can also check out some absolutely breathtaking historical sites, like Stephansdom, a Romanesque and gothic cathedral with parts that date back to 1237.
Vienna offers something for everyone, whether you prefer a cup of tea and a tour of a beautiful palace or a gin and tonic and house music. Just a few celebrities that have been spotted in Vienna include Sir Elton John, Fergie and Barbara Eden.
Celebrities and the rich love Bora Bora, called the “Pearl of the Pacific.” High end crowds spend time on white-sand beaches, or visit outstanding restaurants like Bloody Mary’s Bar and Restaurant. Take a tour of the Photo Lagoon, where you can take memorable pictures. Visit Mount Otemano, the remnants of an ancient volcano, or go scuba diving.
Bora Bora also features some of the best nightlife. Just ask celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, Kate Hudson and the Beckhams.
While this certainly isn’t a complete list of favorite wealthy destination spots, these are the favorites among those who have plenty of money to spend and time to enjoy the finer things in life!