If 2020 hasn’t quite been the year you were hoping for, then it’s almost guaranteed that you’re not alone. With luxury travel and first-class flights making way for extended stays alone at home and champagne receptions and fancy dinners with friends all but off the menu in some places, there has been little chance to enjoy the high life as you usually would – and as we head towards a brand-new year, what better opportunity to plan ahead to ensure you make up for lost time in 2021?
While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage on, the approval of various vaccines means that we can live in home of a return to relative normal – and although the beginning of the year still looks uncertain, our dreams of lavish sunshine getaways later on in the year live on – and yours should, too.
So, whether you’re raring to splash your hard-earned cash or are planning a big win on one of this year’s Christmas casino promotions, get set for your most extravagant year yet. Because we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to squeeze the most out of 2021.
Take a balloon flight over the Cotswolds
Make memories to last a lifetime as you take to the skies on a Cotswolds hot air balloon ride
With the year looking set to get off to a shakier start than we’d like, get a taste of extravagance on home soil – or in the skies above it – with a hot air balloon flight over the Cotswolds.
Arguably one of the most quintessentially English parts of the nation, you’ll take in the quaint Cotswold-stone towns and rolling hills of this scenic region from the air whilst sipping on a lavish glass or two of champagne. To make a getaway of it, book into one of the Cotswolds’ many luxury properties for a romantic weekend break for two.
Hire a luxury super-yacht
While air travel might currently be largely off the agenda, there’s no reason you can’t explore some of Europe’s most opulent destinations by sea
While air travel might currently be largely off the agenda, there’s no reason you can’t explore some of Europe’s most opulent destinations by sea. Even better, you can do so from the comfort of a private luxury yacht, guaranteeing you the celebrity treatment throughout.
Head to the South of France and sail from St. Tropez to Monaco whilst enjoying silver service and all the champagne and oysters you can handle. And if the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up by then? Enjoy the pretty coastlines of Devon and Cornwall without straying from British waters instead.
Fly First Class
When travel restrictions are finally lifted and long-haul flights are deemed safe once again, up the ante on your next international getaway by booking some extravagant First Class flights. Image credit: Sergey Kohl/Bigstock.com
When travel restrictions are finally lifted and long-haul flights are deemed safe once again, up the ante on your next international getaway by booking some extravagant First Class flights. For travel in the lap of luxury, it truly doesn’t get much better – unless, of course, you prefer to travel by private jet, which is a whole new level once again.
With some of the world’s leading airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways, First Class customers can enjoy premium service throughout. And with some offering everything from private sleeping areas and bathrooms, with a choice of lavish champagne cocktails on tap at the bar, you’ll never want to go back to Business Class again.
Plan a luxury VIP day at Silverstone
With the British Grand Prix set to take place next summer, book yourself a private box with VIP hospitality for a luxury experience you’ll love. Image credit: LevanteMedia/Bigstock.com
With the British Grand Prix set to take place next summer, book yourself a private box with VIP hospitality for a luxury experience you’ll love. With privileged views of the track, a five-star food and drinks package and impeccable service throughout, it’s the ultimate way to spend a day for lovers of the great sport.
For the ultimate adrenaline-fuelled break, combine it with a luxury supercar driving experience to get your own, first-hand taste of on-track action. From Ferraris to Lamborghinis, there’s nothing quite like getting behind the wheel yourself.
Book a stay in the most luxurious suite in the world
For a hefty $100,000 per night price-tag, check in at the Empathy Suite Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Image credit: Palms Casino Resort/Station Casinos
Located 2km from the famous Las Vegas strip, the Palms Casino Resort in Sin City is home to the most opulent suite in the world. For a hefty $100,000 per night price-tag, check in at the Empathy Suite Sky Villa and enjoy two master bedrooms, a cantilevered jacuzzi and a salt relaxation room, all with spectacular views of the city lights below.
Designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst, it’s not just the most expensive accommodation choice in the world, but one of the most sought-after, too – so prepare to battle it out with celebrities and the world’s wealthiest alike to get your preferred dates.
Ready to make 2021 a year to remember for all the right reasons, and leave 2021 far behind? Indulge in these lavish experiences and you’ll be off to a flying start.