Everyone should experience some aspects of the luxury lifestyle at least once in their lifetime. There are so many different luxury activities that you can try out to get a taste of how the rich and famous live. Here are a few of the best out there.
Golfing is a favourite activity for many; but to get a more upgraded version, go golfing somewhere special. Choosing a scenic location or upscale golf course is a great way of experiencing the sport in a more luxurious way. For an extra special treat, hire a personal caddy for the day for that added touch.
A flight in a hot air balloon
Hot air balloons are an old school way of experiencing scenery in a more romantic and exciting way. Float around the countryside, sipping champagne and enjoying the views below. What could be more charming and luxurious? Make sure you’ve booked on a day where there is good weather to get the best trip to the skies.
Boating and Yachting
Yachts are a favourite activity for those that can afford them. “Owning a yacht means owning something exclusive,” said Sebastiano Pitasi, a sales yacht broker. “Most of the time we are talking about a really unique masterpiece built to satisfy the owner’s wish to own something fully customized”. Many of the world’s top celebrities and entrepreneurs, from Richard Branson to U2’s The Edge to Giorgio Armani own their own personal yachts — but you can get a taste at the luxury life at sea by renting one in sites like Borrow a Boat. Being able to take in the lovely scenery around you on your own terms is definitely a treat, so consider this option when looking to try an opulent activity.
Shopping at Harrods
When in London, indulge in a shopping spree at Harrods — the premier shopping destination for tourists and locals alike. With a total of seven floors of premium goods will spoil you, with so many fantastic brands and purchases to be made as well as restaurants to enjoy. If you want to go to the next level, you can hire a personal shopper to go on your retail journey with you.
From fashion to bags to grooming, perfumes and more, Harrods is the place to be when it comes to luxury shopping. They even offer their own Rewards programme to earn points on purchases, get cash rewards, unlock member-only benefits and gain accesses to special events.
Embark on a private whisky tour
For whisky lovers, there’s nothing like visiting the distilleries where their favourite tipple is made — especially when it’s in whisky heartlands like Scotland. But if you want to make your taste testing trip extra special, why not go on a private tour with a personal guide and chauffeur. If you get a local guide, you’ll get access to that knowledge you can’t really get anywhere else, so for whisky fans, it really is worth every penny. And a special trip!
Go to a casino
Online casinos have taken the world by storm recently. And there’s good reason why — with so many awesome games to play, many people are playing their games online via their mobile phones and tablets. But there’s nothing like a brick and mortar casino experience. Both UK and US casinos offer luxurious atmospheres, with competitive poker crowds gathering together to play at tables and as part of tournaments. And when you’re not enjoying the roulette, slots, baccarat and more you can enjoy the various restaurants and bars that many casinos are home to. It’s a great way to enjoy a night out on the town with that little taste of luxury.
Take a helicopter ride
If exploring the ocean in a luxury yacht charter is not for you, maybe you can explore the sky. It’s not often that you can enjoy views from the sky like a celebrity does. But you can get a piece of the good life by going on a helicopter ride. If you’re in a city like London, New York or Niagara Falls, taking a helicopter ride is a great way to see the glorious landscapes and famous landmarks from a bird’s eye view. These cities take on a whole different dimension when viewed from above — it’s a view for the rich and famous, and one you can enjoy for a pretty reasonable price too.
Indulge in the spa
For a relaxing afternoon with a hint of luxury, take a visit to a spa. And for that extra special experience go for a Turkish spa in the likes of a place like Harrogate, the home of 88 natural springs. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and a little bit of self-care can go a very long way. The effects of luxury can last for ages after the treatment.