Forbes runs a list of the world’s most expensive resorts.
Unsurprisingly, Singita Private Game Reserve, Sandy Lane, and Eden Rock in St. Barts make the list.
I knew there was a new One&Only property in the Maldives, and everything is pricey in the Maldives to begin with, but didn’t realize the rate class that it was in.
It’s interesting that nothing in French Polynesia shows up on the list. Eden Rock checks in with a high season room rate of $888. Perhaps Bora Bora Nui (at $1000 to $1300 for an Overwater Bungalow) doesn’t make the list because it offers a handful of less expensive Beachside and Treetop Bungalows. I imagine that a new Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons on Bora Bora will manage to crack this list.
And where is Cala de Volpe? I can’t imagine that nothing in Porto Cervo makes the list. And not a single Aman property?
Altamer in Anguilla and Rania in the Maldives… now those are just a little out of my league.
But let’s not forget that price isn’t always the same as quality, and that incremental improvements in quality beyond a certain point are incredibly expensive.