If what you’re after is peace, seclusion and the ultimate in decadence and luxury, then a stay at a high-end, exclusive resort should be on the cards. While there may be many to choose from, here are OROGOLD’s top picks of the most exclusive resorts around the world.
Calivigny Island, Grenada
This fully-staffed resort on the private Calivigny Island is just off the Caribbean coast of Grenada, and offers up ten decadent suites, each uniquely decorated but with their own private entrances and sunken jacuzzi. One of the most exclusive and expensive resorts in the world, renting out all ten suites for the night will set you back over US$60,000, but what exactly can you expect for this huge price tag? Well, every inch of the French Colonial resort is decorated in an opulent fashion, from the Balinese-style ceilings to the plush leather sofas to the Persian carpets. With six private beaches, each offering postcard-perfect views, guests are guaranteed solitude. There are 20 members of staff catering to every need of the guests, along with a private boat and plane to whisk visitors away once their luxurious stay is over.
The Boulders Resort and Spa, Arizona
An exclusive desert retreat, The Boulders Resort and Spa is sprawled across 1300 acres of the Sonoran Desert foothills, providing a truly idyllic backdrop for any vacation. The 12 million year old boulder formations of the area make up some of the resort’s unique décor, while their huge spa compound promises unbeatable rejuvenation. Their two golf courses are world-class, and there are plenty of other outdoor recreational activities available for those who aren’t golfers, including swimming, rock climbing, tennis and hiking. Unlike many other high-end resorts around the world, The Boulders is fully pet-friendly, and even has their own pet food menu for your pooch to select from, as well as in-house baked treats and even pet photography! Those of you who are after even more seclusion may want to opt for the private gated Villa Retreat, a favorite with many VIP celebrities.
Courchevel 1850, France
One of the most exclusive ski resort villages in the world, Courchevel 1850 consists of two palace hotels, both of which are rated with six stars, five restaurants, each of which boast two Michelin stars, and a variety of designer shops lining the picturesque streets. Being at the heart of the largest, and possibly the best, ski area in the world, it goes without saying that the most popular recreational activity is skiing, and there is plenty catered to every ability, whether you’re a seasoned pro or wanting to take your first lesson. With its own airstrip and helipad, and the largest area for private planes in comparison to any other ski resort in the world, it is no surprise that Courchevel 1850 is a regular haunt for the rich and famous.
Each of OROGOLD’s favorite exclusive resorts come with a high price tag, but guests can often enjoy quite a hefty discount if they book their stay during the off-peak season. From the best ski resort in the world, to the most luxurious private island resort that money can buy, these amazing destinations are definitely worth checking out if you’re ever in the position to truly treat yourself!