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Oct 17, 2016 07:47 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Jet off to these luxurious locales across the world this Diwali

Diwali is fast approaching and, if you‘re lucky, you may have a week or two off. Celebrate the festival of lights by splurging and jetting off to some of the world‘s most luxurious locales – it‘s been a hard year‘s work, and you deserve it.


Diwali is fast approaching and, if you’re lucky, you may have a week or two off. Celebrate the festival of lights by splurging and jetting off to some of the world’s most luxurious locales – it’s been a hard year’s work, and you deserve it.


St-Tropez


Since the mid-1900s, St Tropez in France has been an immensely popular destination for the swish set. It has a collection of public and private beaches where one can indulge in water sports, sunbathing and people watching. It also offers tourists a quintessential French experience with charming patisseries, cafes, and galleries.


One of the most luxurious and indeed most famous hotels in Saint-Tropez is Hotel Byblos on Paul Signac avenue.


Dubai


Dubai is practically a summon for luxury with its towering skyscrapers built in a variety of architectural styles. Dubai is the home to the world's tallest man-made structure - the Burj Khalifa as well as the Burj Al Arab, which is often described as the world's only seven-star hotel.


Dubai is also a shopaholic’s favorite destination with an amalgamation of modern shopping malls as well as souks - market places which sell anything from perfume ad clothes to shoes and spices.


Paris


Another incredibly popular destination thanks to its architecture is Paris, home to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Notre Dame Cathedral.


Tourists in Paris can delve deep into a world of culture; aside from a plethora of art galleries and museums which house works by Da Vinci, Picasso, and Raphael it also stages operas, cabaret and fashion shows.


Paris also offers food lovers haute cuisine which includes exquisitely prepared and presented food.


When in Paris, stay at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris or at Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière.


Fiji


An island in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is a beautiful beach destination. Its coasts have coral reeds, scuba diving, snorkeling as well as other water sports; all the perfect opportunity to flaunt luxury beachwear.


Yachts are common sights on the seas and allow tourists to cut loose with champagne h'ors oeuvres and enjoy life in the laps of luxury.


Saint Barthelemy


An extremely popular celebrity haunt, St Barthelemy or St Barts is yet another luxurious beach destination in the Caribbean. It's known for its white-as snow-beaches, aqua seas, designer shops and fine dining restaurants.


Stay at Eden Rock, which has a different theme for each room and is filled with beautiful art work or at the Hotel Guanahani & Spa which overlooks a secluded beach and bay. It also has a beautiful spa to help you truly relax.


Tuscany


Ever wished you could live like European royalty in the 1600s? Pay a visit to Tuscany to make your dreams come true. The Tuscan region is filled with old villas which used to house Italian royalty. Today, they have been converted into lavish hotels.

The Tuscan region also offers tourists some of Italy's best wines, gourmet dining experiences and the opportunity to see works by Botticelli and Michelangelo.

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