Bored of the Backpack? Check Out These Top Luxury Travel Destinations

Published On February 25, 2015 | By Staff Writer | Travel Planning
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Traveling the world and living out of a rucksack for months on end is one of the most exciting and challenging escapades an adventure-seeker will ever embark upon. There comes a time when we all get a little bored of the backpack, but that’s not to say that we lose the travel bug. For these times, a little luxury is in order; somewhere to escape reality that doesn’t involve getting caked in mud – unless it’s a decadent spa treatment, of course! Here are just a few of the most luxurious holiday destinations for you to enjoy when you get bored of the backpack.

French Polynesia

Sit back, relax and sip on a refreshing cup of fresh coconut water while you take in the breathtaking sights of the indulgent islands of French Polynesia. The stunning archipelago boasts stunning lagoons, gorgeous green peaks and endless beaches of white, black and pink sands. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities in French Polynesia: visit historical sites, embark upon an island safari, or brave a day of snorkeling and shark feeding.

Thailand

Thailand is favoured by travelers for its undeniable beauty, and is often thought of as being a hostel haven, but there is much more to Thailand than meets the eye – and the stereotype. Thailand is home to some of the world’s most opulent boutique and luxury hotels, perfect for a romantic getaway. From Bangkok to Krabi to Hua Hin, Thailand’s many islands have a rich diversity of culture, food and terrains to offer, allowing you to escape the crowds and make your own memories away from the hustle and bustle of the traveller’s paradise.

Dubai

Nowhere does decadence quite like the UAE, so what better place for a luxury holiday than Dubai? Boasting the largest shopping mall in the world, a Grand Mosque and an abundance of truly iconic architecture set against cloudless blue skies, there are plenty of incredible things to see and do whilst visiting Dubai. From hot air balloon rides to desert safaris, you will encounter truly unforgettable experiences whilst visiting this spectacular country. For those who want to take the luxury holiday experience right down to the planning phase, companies such as LetsGo2 help you to experience the glitz and glamour of the Middle East, without the stress of organising a trip yourself.

And For Those of You Who Can’t Aren’t Quite Ready to Banish The Backpack…

Luckily, if you’re not quite ready to part with your backpack just yet, there are a number of hostels that have a little more R&R to offer than your standard hostel. From Reykjavik to Thailand to Colorado, take your pick from luxury hostels all across the globe which will provide you with a more decadent experience than you might expect from backpacker accommodation.

 

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