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Sometimes it’s fun to see how the other half live. If money wasn’t an object, it’s fun to daydream about what kind of trip would you take? Here are the 5 bougiest destinations on planet earth that the rich and famous love to visit. 

1. Monaco

Monaco is quite literally the country for the wealthy. Known as “the billionaire’s playground,” Monaco has over 12,000 millionaires in less than one square mile. You can guess with this kind of population why Monaco makes the top of our list of bougiest destinations. 

Located in the French Riviera, you’ll see yachts, luxury vehicles, five-star resorts, and fine dining restaurants everywhere you look in Monaco. You can spend a vacation here renting out a private yacht to spend time on the water, gamble at the lavish casinos, and eat at the Michelin star restaurants. Monaco is also tax-free, so make sure you get lots of your designer shopping done too! 

Some of the best hotels charge as much as $1,240 per night in Monaco in the summer months!

Monaco is one of the bougiest destinations in the world.

2. Saint Tropez, France 

It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that a list of the bougiest destinations will include somewhere in France! Saint Tropez is located on the French Riviera, making it feel a lot more tropical than the rest of France. This destination has been a getaway for the rich and famous since the 19th century.

When you come here, you’ll see the influence of celebrities and wealthy people everywhere you go. There are giant yachts on the water, exclusive beach clubs, and some of the best restaurants in the world. Most people spend all their time in Saint Tropez either on the water or the beach. You’ll want to spend a day on a private yacht, soaking in the sun and enjoying the beautiful views. The best hotels in Saint Tropez charge as much as $1,650 per night in July and August. 

3. St. Moritz, Switzerland 

Switzerland is quite an expensive country to visit, so the whole country could be a choice for the bougiest destinations. However, it’s St. Moritz that attracts flocks of celebrities and the rich in the winter months. People love to come to St. Moritz for a magical winter wonderland holiday. 

St. Moritz is one of the world’s most popular ski resort towns. Since the late 1800s, people have come here to participate in all kinds of winter sports. The luxury element comes in when you’re not on the mountain skiing or snowboarding. You can stay at incredibly high-end, luxury resorts that offer beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains, access to pools and hot tubs, and fine dining restaurants on site. If you come here during the winter high season, you can expect to pay $1,500 per night for a standard room at some of the best resorts!

The bougiest location in Switzerland is St. Moritz.

4. North Island, Seychelles

We know North Island deserves to be on our bougiest destinations list because it has a price tag of $11,000 per night! This exclusive resort is set on a private island and only has 11 villas, ensuring it’s never overcrowded. Between the exclusivity and the luxury, North Island has quickly become a fan favourite with the rich and famous. George and Amal Clooney, as well as Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, have honeymooned here. 

It’s set in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and each villa comes with a private butler, private pool, and private beach. You’ll spend your days on the beach and enjoy the natural landscape and beauty of the island. The island’s owner intends to restore the island to its natural state, so all activities are done with conservation in mind. You also won’t have to worry about anything – the highly attentive staff will care for all your needs and wants. It’s truly an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the world. 

Aerial view of North Island, Seychelles
Via @live.north on Instagram

5. Lake Como, Italy

While the Hamptons is seen as a wealthy destination, it’s become much less exclusive in recent decades. Instead, those looking for something more luxurious now head to Europe’s version of the Hamptons – Lake Como in Italy. And you see the hints of luxury everywhere you go, from the luxury sports cars to the waterfront castles! 

Lake Como is a stunning, large blue lake in Northern Italy with a backdrop of the Alps. Known as a destination for refined travelers, Lake Como offers elegant, slow living. The waterfront villas here cost millions of dollars, but luckily there are a handful of resorts you can stay at instead. You can rent a private boat to spend your day on the water, relax at spas, and go to world-renowned Italian restaurants. Expect to pay between $500-$700 per night to stay in a luxury resort in Lake Como during high seasons. 

Water views in Lake Como, Italy

So, which of these bougiest destinations would you choose if you win the lottery?