Every once in a while, traveling like a rockstar is not that bad! Whether it’s booking a sailing trip or vacationing on a private island, there are many quality luxury trips that are also surprisingly affordable.
While keeping these extravagant destinations affordable means the trip won’t include a first class flight, we guarantee you’ll feel fancy anyway.
Here are some of the top places to visit that will exceed your expectations based on how little they cost. Nothing beats a good bargain, but the best part is, you won’t even have to jump through hoops to land one of these exceptional travel deals.
Go to a galaxy far, far away for $100 a day.
Escape reality and channel the force with this stunning 11-day vacation in Ireland. Brendan Vacations set up “The Isle Awakens” experience, which will include an itinerary complete with a visit to a number of unbelievable filming locations. For accommodations, full daily breakfast, a rental car, guided tours, and more, it’s $1,190/person — only about $100 a day.
Fly private starting at $129.
A ticket through JetSuiteX gives you access to a private terminal, where you can go from parking to takeoff in 15 minutes. No more being stressed out about getting to the airport early, waiting in long lines, or squeezing into a coach seat. The catch: Flights are only available between major West Coast cities.
Live it up in New York City.
New York City is one of the most glamorous cities in the world, and it’s got the high-priced hotel rooms to prove it. Instead of squeezing yourself into Manhattan for an average, over-priced hotel room, venture out into the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg. With free bike rentals and sophisticated artistic suites, the NU Hotel is the place to be. It’s also walking distance from the Brooklyn Bridge where you can catch unforgettable views of the city. We recommend forcing yourself to wake up at sunrise to check out the bridge, so you can see the skyline without being surrounded by so many tourists.
Go sailing for $171 a night.
Sail out on a yacht for around $171 a person a night for a minimum weeklong stay, or $1,199 in total, through Windstar Cruises. The fare is a great price, considering it includes all meals, an ocean-view cabin, a champagne welcome toast, and access to various water sports equipment. It’s a small ship size with a capacity of just 310 passengers, so you’ll feel one with the sea.
Stay at a five-star resort on the Amalfi Coast.
This five-star beauty is elegant and historic. What used to be a 13th-century monastery has been converted into an Amalfi Coast hotel with one of the most spectacular views around, and almost all the rooms look out to sea. Even though it’s high up a cliff, it’s only a five-minute walk to the harbor and city center. There’s also a majestic Catholic church at the hotel for those looking to tie the knot.
Book a suite in Istanbul for $90 a night.
The House Hotel in Turkey is on another level because every single one of their rooms is a suite, but they charge no more than $90 a night. This artsy hot spot is almost too good to be true and includes picture perfect views of Old Istanbul. As if that’s not amazing enough, the all-white decor and marble bathrooms will make you feel like a big spender.
Live it up in Berlin for $219 a night.
Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel in Berlin is the five-star stay that should be at the top of your list. It’s where fashion meets lifestyle as there’s even a suite designed by Karl Lagerfeld himself open to guests. Opulent furniture, velvet detailing, Bulgari toiletries are among a few of the perks of the hotel, where rooms start at $219 a night.
Stay in paradise for $269 a night.
The luxury all-inclusive resort at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas is the definition of paradise. A secluded mile-long beach, impressive pools, a Greg Norman-designed championship golf course, and the unique swimming pigs Exuma Cays boat tour are just some of the exclusive activities offered there, with rates starting at $269/night.
Stay at a castle in France for $77.
While some Airbnb listings — like Kylie Jenner’s $50-million rental in the Turks and Caicos — are only for the very wealthy, the hospitality service also has hidden gems for the more budget-conscious traveler. Jet set to France and live out your royal dreams by staying in a three-bedroom castle with a pool for as little as $77/night.
Enjoy all Florence has to offer for $226 a night.
The vibrant and fashionable four-star Continentale hotel is the Italian getaway you’ve been waiting for. Florentine architect Michele Bönan created a timeless space complete with a rooftop terrace on top of the medieval Consorti Tower. There are discounted rooms online right now for $226 a night.