There’s something special about luxury travel in the way that there’s so many different destinations which can be defined under this umbrella. From sunshine getaways with stunning sandy beaches and tranquil waters through to the finest in luxury ski resorts, luxury travel covers it all and we wanted to compare these two extremes – one of the world’s most luxurious beach island resorts with one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts; if only to compare and contrast! We’ll take a look at Caribbean destination the Turks and Caicos Islands and luxury ski resort Verbier in Switzerland, showcasing just how far apart two luxury holiday destinations can be!
There’s Snow Place Like Verbier…
Verbier is one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts, with the starting price of purchasing a chalet being a whopping £1.6 million and some costing upwards of £36 million. You’ll find celebrities such as The Beckhams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law and Jamie Oliver skiing there and if you fancy staying in Richard Branson’s ‘The Lodge,’ it’ll cost you £112,000 per week!
As you can see, Verbier doesn’t come cheap, however it’s widely regarded as one of the world’s finest off-piste ski resorts. Known as a winter playground for the rich, this Swiss snow-capped village has become increasingly popular in recent years and it’s easy to see why.
If this sounds like the resort for you and you’re looking for somewhere to rent for the week, we’d recommend checking out the luxury ski chalets in Verbier on offer from www.verbiersnow.com, a fantastic collection to suit all tastes.
Turks and Caicos Islands Offer The World’s Best Beaches
If skiing isn’t your thing and you’d much prefer to spend your holiday on a remote beach surrounded by golden sands, turquoise waters and stunning palm trees, the Turks and Caicos Islands could well be just what you’re looking for! Still regarded as one of the world’s most hidden treasures, situated some 550 miles South East of Miami and just below the Bahamas, these 40 islands and cays (of which only 8 are currently inhabited) offer one of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations and are quickly gaining popularity.
The destination has previously been awarded the honour of having some of the world’s best beaches and, to many, that’s the finest part of the islands! If you’re visiting Turks and Caicos for the first time, you’ll want to stay on Providenciales (Provo) as that’s the most developed and where you’ll find the majority of the resorts, restaurants, spas and bars! As for where to stay? We’d recommend Beach House, one of the first authentically boutique resorts on Grace Bay Beach and the perfect destination for a Turks and Caicos destination wedding.
If you love the sound of spending your holiday island hopping between remote islands, Turks and Caicos is for you, whilst if you’d much prefer a week on the slopes with your base in a luxury chalet, Verbier may be more up your street! At the end of the day, luxury travel has something to offer everyone and if you spend your time researching your options, you’ll be surprised at what you can find!