10 most expensive vacation destinations around the world


Richard Shane
Founder and CEO
The World’s Greatest Vacations


Here are ten of the most expensive vacation destinations around the world. Keep in mind that prices and rankings can change over time, so it’s a good idea to check for the latest information before planning a trip:

St. Barts, Caribbean

Known for its luxurious resorts, stunning beaches, and high-end dining options, St. Barts is a favorite among the wealthy.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

This picturesque island offers overwater bungalows and a stunning turquoise lagoon, making it a dream destination for honeymooners and luxury travelers.

Aspen, Colorado, USA

A popular winter destination for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, Aspen is also known for its upscale accommodations and celebrity sightings.

Courchevel, French Alps

Part of the world’s largest ski area, Courchevel offers extravagant chalets and Michelin-starred restaurants, attracting elite winter sports enthusiasts.


This archipelago in the Indian Ocean is renowned for its idyllic beaches, exclusive resorts, and lush natural beauty.


Famous for its overwater villas, the Maldives offers pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a secluded atmosphere perfect for luxury getaways.

St. Moritz, Switzerland

A top destination for winter sports and high-end shopping, St. Moritz is a playground for the affluent.


This small principality on the French Riviera is known for its upscale casinos, luxury yachts, and glamorous events like the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Hamptons, New York, USA

A favorite summer escape for the wealthy New Yorkers, the Hamptons offer upscale beachside properties and a vibrant social scene.

Maui, Hawaii, USA

Known for its stunning landscapes, luxury resorts, and upscale activities, Maui is a sought-after destination for those seeking both relaxation and adventure.

Remember that these destinations can change in terms of popularity and pricing, and there are other expensive vacation spots as well. It’s recommended to research the current status and cost of these destinations before making any travel plans.

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