We all want to feel like a VIP when on vacation. How to Vacation Like a VIP can be as easy as choosing one of these great packages below! I can attest that St. Kitts and Panama are great places to indulge in luxury. Also the Galapagos Islands have been on my wish list since I was only 5 years old, so hopefully I can attest to that too one day! All of these packages involve some true luxuries for even the most seasoned traveler. The thoughts of that lovely tub full of champagne bubbles in Italy sends chills up my spine! Yes, traveling can sometimes be exhausting but no one should ever say, “I need a vacation after my vacation”. Everyone deserves to experience a celeb-style getaway like the inner superstars they truly are. From St. Kitts to Italy, here are the best VIP Hotel Experiences and Amenities from around the world – because we might not ever be Beyoncé, but it doesn’t mean we can’t travel like her. Yes – how to vacation like a VIP is easier than you think!
Relax in style with the Ultimate Bubble Bath in Italy
Set just outside of Florence, Il Salviatino is a stylishly restored 15th century villa that seamlessly blends authentic Italian charm and modern luxury. The property’s seductive Ojetti Suite is a two-story haven with a rooftop jacuzzi that offers direct access to a private balcony where guests can enjoy gorgeous views of Florence and the rolling Tuscan hills. And for a touch of suite-ness and additional relaxation, guests can arrange the “The Ultimate Bubble Bath” in which one of the hotel’s discreet Service Ambassadors will fill your private bath to the brim with luxurious “bubbles” – Prosecco, Spumante or French Champagne). And because you can never have enough champagne, an additional chilled bottle is provided to ensure the ultimate experience
Book it: Call +39 055-904-1111 to book. Experience starts at $10,000 (depending on your choice of bubbles)
Swoon during a private, in-room Italian opera serenade
Located in the heart of Verona – home of the Opera and Shakespeare’s fabled lovers Romeo and Juliet – Palazzo Victoria is a romantic Italian retreat featuring original frescoes and individually decorated rooms that mimic the charming Veneto region. For starry-eyed couples looking to immerse themselves in romance, the hotel can arrange an opera serenade from the privacy of your own suite. The 30-minute “serenata” is performed by a local operatic tenor, best enjoyed with a Bellini or Spritz in hand.
Book it: Call +39 045-590566 to book.
Explore South Beach like a millionaire then jet off to the keys
Embark on a wild adventure and zip around the streets of Miami in a luxury Lamborghini or Ferrari. Guests who book Stanton South Beach’s Millionaire’s Miami Package will nab suite accommodations for three nights, a private seaplane rental for lunch in the Florida Keys, one bottle of Veuve Clicquot, jet ski rentals, luxury car rental, and a gourmet, five-course Millionaire’s Dinner with wine pairings at Red, The Steakhouse.
Book it: Call 305-535-7700. Package starts at $8,999 for three nights.
Fly coast-to-coast in Florida
Get whisked away on a 5-day bi-coastal Florida adventure with this over-the-top Coast to Coast experience. Travelers will start out on Florida’s east coast at Jupiter Beach Resort, then hop aboard a private plane to The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Sarasota to continue the first-class treatment. It includes all the bells & whistles – limo transports, suite accommodations at two Four-Diamond resorts, champagne, spa treatments, dinners, golf & tennis, paddleboarding and more.
Book it: Call Aura Jets at 1-888-908-0391. Package starts at $10,500 for five nights.
Travel in style in Fort Lauderdale
Cruise your way into true luxury with W Fort Lauderdale’s VIP Luxperience Package, offering a multi-million dollar Intracoastal waterway tour for guests to explore Fort Lauderdale in style. For added leisure, the package includes deluxe, roundtrip transfer from the airport, a VIP suite, a private poolside cabana, a massage for two at Bliss Spa, dedicated VIP concierge attention for a personalized stay and more.
Book it: Visit www.wfortlauderdalehotel.com or call 877-822-0000 and mention rate plan LBPKG5. Package starts at $699/per night.
Wine and dine with a private chef in Tuscany
Perched on a hill overlooking the Serchio Valley, one of the most undiscovered areas of Italy and about an hour outside of Florence and Pisa, guests will feel like a true VIP with the resort’s Tuscan Wine & Culinary Experience Package. This exclusive experience offers an opportunity for guests the chance to cook side by side with one of the resorts’ chefs for an authentic taste of Italy. Travelers will begin their culinary experience with a trip to a local food market and hand pick their favorite ingredients. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty so grab your, apron, which is provided in your package, and head to the kitchen for an unforgettable cooking experience, complete with local wine. Finally once the hard work is done, travelers will enjoy their three-course meal outdoors on a private veranda overlooking the mountainous region. Buon appetito! Book it: Visit www.RenaissanceTuscany.com or call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for promotional code ES1. Package rates start at $351.00/night.
Feel like royalty with a romantic rainforest escape
Make 900 acres of lush tropical reserve your playground at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort. After getting your adrenaline pumping with adventure activities like whitewater rafting, horseback riding and rappelling, soak in the resort’s delicious natural thermal springs, sip cocktails in the secluded, adults-only Shangri-La garden complete with cocoon-shaped private cabanas, indulge in a luxurious couple’s massage in an open-air spa bungalow tucked away amid the trees, and enjoy a candlelit chef’s dinner prepared right before your eyes in a private rainforest bungalow – all with the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife in the background. After all the decadence, retire to your spacious Tabacón Suite, where you’ll wake up to incredible panoramic rainforest views. Package rates start at $2,520 for 3 nights.
Book it: Call 1-855-TABACON and request the Romantic Whisper package
Post up in a private Panamanian villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Have the ultimate VIP escape just minutes from bustling Panama City at The Westin Playa Bonita’s new 25,000 square foot mega villa, Casa Naga. Perched at the edge of the rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the villa features six spacious suites, private plunge pools, an indoor koi pond, show kitchen, and gorgeous outdoor patio with semi-Olympic infinity pool and traditional Panamanian rancho for entertaining. Not to mention, elements made a cumaru – a rare local wood recovered from the depth of the Panama Canal. Guests enjoy a 24/7 on-site staff, full access to The Westin Playa Bonita’s Pearl Club and state-of-the-art Sensory Spa by Clarins, and VIP concierge service that can arrange anything from private cars to wine pairing chef’s dinners to excursions that put guests in touch with Panama’s local culture. Villa rates start at $5,000/night.
Book it: Contact the resort’s catering department by visiting www.westinplayabonita.com.
Travel in Style to private Villa in Guatemala
Retreat to your own luxury lakeside villa at Casa Palopo, a private home turned boutique hotel located at the shore of Guatemala’s majestic Lake Atitlan. Approximately 150 steps above the main hotel is Villa Palopo, a grand two-bedroom villa that’s fully equipped with two oversized suites, a full living room, dining room, kitchen, and the main event — a jacuzzi and serene infinity pool that overlooks the lake and the three volcanoes across the shore. Guests who book the villa enjoy full use of its amenities, along with a private butler and chef. To get there in style, book roundtrip helicopter transfer from Guatemala City ($3,080 roundtrip) and land at the property’s very own helipad. Villa rates from $884 – $1368 per night.
Treat yourself like a VIP in St. Kitts
Treat yourself to an indulgent Caribbean getaway by traveling in style to the lush island of St. Kitts. St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino is now offering guests the chance to take a luxury vacation without the luxury vacation price tag with their new VIP Experience Package. The experience starts upon arrival with a luxury vehicle waiting on the tarmac to transfer guests to the airport’s YU Lounge where they’ll sip champagne while immigration and luggage are taken care of. They will then head to their spacious suite where they will receive express check-in, a welcome amenity at the hotel and daily breakfast as well as nightly turndown service. Guests also have the experience of the YU Lounge on departure to appropriately end the trip like a VIP.
Book it: Rates start at $418/night and the package can be booked online using promo code P54 at www.StKittsMarriott.com or by calling reservations – 1-888-236-2427.
Charter a luxury mega yacht through the Galapagos
Set sail on the trip of a lifetime through the Galapagos with Ecoventura’s new luxury vessel, the MV Origin. Launching in January 2016, the 20-passenger mega-yacht offers private charters through the enchanted islands. Groups will enjoy twice daily excursions, snorkel and kayak tours lead by two onboard certified naturalists, a concierge, locally inspired gourmet cuisine, and a Jacuzzi on the outside deck, not to mention viewing of the islands’ unique scenery and topography from their stateroom’s panoramic windows. The MV Origin combines modern sophistication with environmental responsibility, alternating between seven-night A & B itineraries to reduce the impact of visits to the islands’ most popular sites. Private charter rates for 2016 start at $117,000 per week.
For more information, visit www.origingalapagos.com