Travel is supposed to be an escape, an opportunity to see the world, have fun and experience things that you never have before. More than anything, this means indulging yourself in the finer things in life – treating yourself to the world’s little luxuries, even in transit to your final destination.
If you are in the mood for experiences that are simply out of this world, look no further than the following list we have compiled of the most exquisite luxury travel options in the air, at sea and on land.
So, let your imagination run loose and enjoy our picks for the “Best of the Best”.
Etihad Airways – The Residence
Heard of The Residence? If not, you are missing out on the world’s only three-room private luxury cabin onboard a commercial flight. Available only with Etihad Airways on selected A380 flights between Sydney, London and New York, The Residence is all about ultra-private travel as you whisk yourself and your loved one to the other side of the world.
The Residence resembles a five-star hotel room rather than an airplane cabin and delivers in all the key areas. With a Savoy-trained Etihad Butler looking after your every need upon boarding, you and your companion can relax in the elegant double-seat sofa while enjoying multiple fine-dining courses at 37,000 feet.
If you’re feeling tired, stretch out in the bedroom on the 6-foot 10-inch double bed coupled with designer Italian bed linen and pillows. Sleeping on a plane has never been this good!
Don’t forget about freshening up before landing in the ensuite shower room. The Residence supports a full-height shower, complimentary amenities and bathrobes – everything you need to look your best stepping off the plane. Flying Etihad in The Residence is more than a flight – it’s an escapade in comfort.
Traveling by sea has always been majestic, but isn’t the most popular mode of travel. However, with new options such as the Scenic Eclipse, exploring the world on the grand seas has never been a more enjoyable and special holiday. The Scenic Eclipse is the world’s first discovery yacht – encompassing luxury, adventure, safety and fun – all on one state-of-the-art ocean cruise.
Turn your cruise into something out of a James Bond movie. Take advantage of the six on-board dining options as you weave your way around the globe. The Eclipse is basically a floating luxury hotel, where you can relax, unwind, explore and discover utilising the helicopters, zodiacs, kayaks and even submarine found onboard – you will experience the most majestic sights that this planet has to offer in ways you could previously only dreamed of…..
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
Over recent years, the bright lights of the United Arab Emirates has seen scores of hotels, shopping malls and resorts rise from the ground. Illuminating the night sky, Abu Dhabi can be seen for miles in all directions at night and the Emirates Palace is at the heart of this city.
Close to 400 luxury rooms and suites, tailored to your every requirement, look out to a 1.3 km white sand beach, the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf and expansive grounds lined with palm trees.
Emirates Palace, by name and nature, you can indulge in relaxing spa treatments – from Hydra Renewal Facials to Summer Body Blisses. Be treated as a queen or king with the traditional Moroccan Hammam, featuring an ice cave, heated marble, Jacuzzis and steam rooms – sharing a glass of champagne as you relax.
No trip to the Emirates Palace is complete with sampling the fine cuisine at the countless bars and restaurants. Each restaurant embodies fine dining, from the decor and table settings to the food – choose a different venue each night and experience the true hospitality of the United Arab Emirates.
Imagine the scene – a private island where you and your family are alone, the gentle waves rolling onto the sun-kissed shore as your sip a cocktail on the beach – absolute bliss. So, what if we told you this is possible on Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise of Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands?
This Caribbean paradise is as good as it gets, escaping the world and enjoying the finer things in life. In fact, since you can only book the entire island, Necker Island is one of those bucket list destinations that you simply dream about. Whether you love the serenity of sailing on the clear ocean, snorkeling with dolphins or simply relaxing at the spa, the island has something for everyone.
Necker Island is surrounded by some of best produce in the world, from the seafood to the fruit, and this is reflected beautifully in the extensive menu. Enjoy a romantic dinner with local ingredients overlooking the setting sun, your dreams as large as the ocean in front of you – without a care in the world. That’s the beauty of your own island, after all, isn’t it?
If you would like to make any of these travel options a reality, feel free to get in touch with the team at FBI travel today or call 1800 FLY FBI.