There will always be a huge place for cheap travel destinations, and rightly so. But there is also a reason why luxury travel is flying higher than a competitive Dad’s kite right now and it’s all to do with people knowing you get more if you spend more. Sure, there is a premium attached, but when it comes to travel, you’re not spending your money on yet more stuff, your spending it on experiences, on memories, on the things you will treasure forever and a day.

The question is, where should you go on your next luxury holiday?

Well, to help you out, we’ve pulled together a list of places and spaces that are grabbing the attention of people that want to squeeze the most out of life. Enjoy.

1 – Fancy French Polynesia

If you’re looking for the unicorn that is heaven on earth, then look no further than any of the islands that makesup French Polynesia. It really is paradise. It’s staying in bungalows that hang onto the edges of a jetty over the water and going snorkelling in the clearest lagoons before breakfast has even been served. It’s white sands and breathtaking sunsets; it’s being shrouded in so much luxury you’ll be speechless.

2 – Special South Africa

Mutter the words Johannesburg and people who’ve been there will shiver. But say the name Cape Town and you’ll be greeted with smiles and stories that will leave you desperate to go. And you should. There is nowhere else like it on earth. You can drive through the Kruger National Park in your own 4X4 and see The Big 5 with your own two eyes, you can go shopping for all this designer on the Waterfront, take a helicopter up to the top of Table Mountain, indulge in the finest wines ever made and stay in places that overlook two oceans colliding. It’s magical.

3 – Snow-Peaked Mountains

It doesn’t matter where you go, so long as you go somewhere with snow. That’s the way we see it anyway. Of course, where you choose is all-important, especially with luxury in mind. If you want to find some ski holidays for beginners, then look no further than the sublime resorts in Andorra. If you want to go somewhere that loves fur coats and expensive wine, the Courchevel 1850 is your winner. And if you want to go somewhere with incredible hotels and flash cars, then you need to head to Zermatt. It’s as simple as that.

4 – Never Miss New York

There is just too much going for it. There is just too much you’ll regret not seeing. Avenues of high-end designer shops, Michelin-starred restaurants that have waiting lists longer Kim Kardashian’s driveway, hotels so lavish they’d make Liberace faint and a skyline like nowhere else. This really is the city that doesn’t sleep, the city where everything happens, the city where a piece of your heart will stay forever, and that means you’ll end up coming back again and again and again.

Like we said, luxury is all about knowing you want to get the most out of your experience, to be pampered while you can and to enjoy everything to the fullest, and each of these destinations will let you celebrate that.