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10 best luxury holiday destinations for 2023

10 best luxury holiday destinations for 2023

In the midst of a cost of living crisis, many Britons are still choosing to spend their hard-earned money on holidays.

Spending data from nearly 24 million UK bank accounts showed a year-on-year jump of 24 per cent on package holiday bookings in the first three months of 2023 alone.

With the Covid pandemic seemingly coming to an end, many Brits are opting to make up for lost time by travelling around the world, with some ignoring the squeeze and prioritising travel over other luxuries such as clothes shopping or dining out.

As June approaches, you may well be among those looking to book a summer holiday, whether it’s dreaming about luxury island retreats, Indian Ocean beaches or lakeside Italian living.

If that’s the case, we’ve rounded up some of the best luxury holiday destinations in the world to help get you inspired. If you have thousands of spare pounds burning a hole in your pocket, you may even be able to book one of them…

Lake Como, Italy

A view of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo (right) and part of Tremezzo village

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Luxury may be closer to home than you think. Lake Como has gained a reputation for being a favourite destination among celebrities, as well as featuring in popular TV shows such as Succession. One of the three famous Italian lakes (alongside Garda and Maggiore), Como lies close to Milan and the town itself can be reached by train in roughly 45 minutes (although some popular towns, such as Bellagio, are easier to drive to in just over an hour and a half).

The towns on the lake carry just as much glitz and glamour as the fashion capital, with centuries-old mansions and villas lining the banks and pastel-coloured buildings falling behind into the lush green hills. Since their construction, many of these mansions have been turned into chic lakeside hotels, offering impeccable views and classical-style luxury.

Where to stay

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo certainly lives up to its name. Looking out onto Bellagio, this decadent hotel offers indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and even a floating pool sitting on the lake to add to its grand interiors. It was named among Conde Nast Traveller’s best hotels in the world for 2023.

Double rooms available from £780 per night when booked directly via the website.

Mykonos, Greece

An aerial view of Ornos Bay

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