The top luxury destinations in the world have been unveiled in an envy-inducing look at how the other half live.
Tatler have revealed just which off-the-beaten track destinations are the places to be seen – or rather not to be seen- by the rich and famous in 2019.
Los Angeles-based Jaclyn Sienna India, founder of elite travel firm Sienna Charles, told the society bible that this year billionaires are straying away from pampering breaks and towards ‘adventure and culture’.
The holiday-booker to the stars, who once sent George Bush on an exclusive family trip to Ethiopia, reportedly charges up to £400,000 for a single VIP trip.
A look at her site boasts luxury adventure travel, private jets and villas, fine dining, luxury yacht charters, and spa retreats paired with first-hand knowledge.
And according to Jaclyn, the top five countries to visit this year include a newly-opened luxurious remote tented camp in South Cardamom National Park, Cambodia, and a spa retreat carved into volcanic rock, surrounded by the Blue Lagoon’s natural springs and an 800-year-old lava flow.
For those keen on a quiet beach break, she recommends exclusive water villas in Fiji and Bora Bora, while Tel Aviv and Hong Kong are top on her list of city breaks.
1. Cambodia, Shinta Mani Wild
Luxury travel expert Jaclyn Sienna India told Tatler that Cambodia was enjoying a resurgence on the travel scene, having first been made famous by the likes of Angelina Jolie, who adopted first son Maddox there. Jaclyn cites luxury remote camp Shinta Mani Wild as the place billionaires should visit in 2019, pictured, costing from £1,500 per night
The newly-opened luxurious remote tented camp, created by designer Bill Bensley, is located in South Cardamom National Park, Cambodia, with luxury tents dotted along the picturesque springs in the plush rainforest
The retreat’s amenities include stunning free-standing baths with luxury bath products overlooking the plush green spaces in the picturesque national park in Cambodia
Taking the meaning of ‘glamping’ to a whole new level, the tents boast four poster beds, wooden walls and floors and chic furnishings as well as stunning multi-aspect views from floor-to-ceiling openings
2. Iceland, The Retreat
Next on the list of billionaires retreats is The Retreat in Iceland, a spa retreat carved into volcanic rock, surrounded by the Blue Lagoon’s natural springs and an 800-year-old lava flow, costing from £924 per night
The exquisite rooms boast floor-to-ceiling French doors with stunning terraces opening onto the surrounding waters and views of the volcanic rocks
Their ‘lava’ restaurant is set against incredible scenes of the natural waters and rocks surrounding the eatery, providing fine dining for lucky guests
Showing just why it earned its name, guests can enjoy a dip in the surrounding Blue Lagoon, nestled amid the Nordic mist and clouds, making for a scene fit for Instagram
3. Tel Aviv, Jaffa hotel
Another destination high on the list for VIP travellers in 2019 is The Jaffa Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel. The stunning hotel combines contemporary chic with stunning interiors, seen here in their chapel bar, and is located in the Old City with prices starting from £431 per night
The hotel, a 19th-century former French hospital and monastery, boasts a luxury pool area, seen, is owned by Aby Rosen, the man responsible for the trendy W South Beach in Miami
Rooms in the trendy abode look out onto a picturesque court yard and Jaclyn recommends combining the visit with a trip to Jerusalem
4. Hong Kong, Rosewood Hotel
The ever trendy Rosewood hotel is expanding to Hong Kong, and will open its doors in March, when Jaclyn recommends visiting. ‘You can eat cheaply or super fancy, take out a yacht for the day or hike up mountain trails. It’s what makes it one of my favourite destinations in the world’, she says. The hotel’s plot is pictured
5. French Polynesia
Bora bora, Coqui Coqui Coba Spa
Cult hotel brand Coqui Coqui will be opening a hotel on the picturesque island of Bora Bora, a favourite honeymoon destination famed for its clear waters and white sandy beaches. A model of its rattan-filled guesthouse is seen.
Fiji, Six Senses
While fans of French Polynesia await the opening of the uber-trendy Bora Bora hotel, they can hop over to nearby island Fiji, where Jaclyn recommends luxury water villas The Six Senses. The resort, pictures, starts from £900 per night
The hotel offers jaw-dropping private villas by the water front with floor-to-ceiling windows offering picturesque views and luxury interiors
As well as the sea, guests can enjoy a dip in the infinity pool surrounded by palm-fringed shores and mountains
The water villas are seen surrounded by the picturesque waters, famous for its stunning snorkeling opportunities