Luxury Travel: 3 Ways to Vacation Like You’re Rich

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A speedboat | Source: iStock

Nothing says ‘luxury travel‘ like being pampered, and for many travelers, the feeling of needing a vacation after your vacation is a sentiment that’s most likely been felt at least once. But when you’re looking for the most indulgent experiences around, there are some that stand high above the rest.

Ever had the desire to zip around in your dream sports car? Done. Fancy yourself deserving of your very own private mega villa in a tropical paradise? Look no further, we’ve got you. From the rolling hills of Italy to the shores of Playa Bonita, there’s something for everyone who wants to feel like the ultimate VIP. Here are 3 experiences that truly put the meaning of “vacate” to good use.

1. Experience Italy at Full Throttle  

As a recently launched luxury experience available to car aficionados, the Italy Full Throttle package enables luxury car enthusiasts to be part of the action, allowing them to cash in on every indulgent amenity along the way. Kicking off the 3-day journey, guests will spend a night at Il Salviatino, a 15th century villa tucked in the rolling hills of Tuscany, before meeting up with a Red Travel tour director and expert Ferrari driver. The tour, which is self-drive but guided by the tour director via mobile radio system, puts you behind the wheel, showcasing the undeniable beauty of the Italian countryside, complete with a tasting at balsamic vinegar producer Villa San Donnino, a visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, and your second night spent at the Palazzo Victoria. Rates start at $6,550 for two nights.

2. Millionaire’s Miami Package

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A beautiful pool setting | Source: Stanton South Beach

Not yet a millionaire, but have taste like one? Well, if you fancy yourself a mogul-in-training, this is the trip for you. With Stanton South Beach’s Millionaire’s Miami Package, you’ll experience the real deal in the lap of luxury. No more lusting after the finer things, as you’ll have the chance to cruise the streets of Miami in a Lamborghini or Ferrari, stay in suite accommodations for 3 nights, and hop on a private seaplane rental for lunch. Enjoy the perks of living like a rock star as you roll around in luxury before jetting off to the Florida Keys. Guests will enjoy sun-soaked days, top-notch treatment, and a gourmet, five-course Millionaire’s Dinner with wine pairings at Miami’s Red, the Steakhouse, which was named One of the Top Ten Steakhouses in the country. Package starts at $8,999 for three nights.

3. Splurge on a Private Villa Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Casa Naga villa

Casa Naga villa | Source: The Westin Playa Bonita

Home to the new 25,000 square foot mega villa, Casa Naga, the Westin Playa Bonita is your next stop for the ultimate VIP escape. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and perched at the edge of the rainforest, the Casa Naga villa boasts six suites, private plunge pools, an indoor koi pond, show kitchen, and outdoor patio with a semi-Olympic infinity pool and traditional Panamanian rancho for entertaining. With a 24/7 on-site staff, full access to The Westin Playa Bonita’s Pearl Club and Sensory Spa, and VIP concierge service, it’s no wonder this villa attracts only the most discerning of travelers. Villa rates start at $5,000/night.

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