Looking to splurge in your next vacation?
The travel website FloridaPanhandle.com analyzed costs in 100 popular vacation spots, looking into average prices for accommodations, transportation, food and attractions.
Here are 10 destinations that actually call for large budgets.
According to the evaluation, the costliest vacation destinations, excluding flight costs, are:
- Gustavia, St. Barts
- Gstaad, Switzerland
- Aspen, Colorado
- Park City, Utah
- Maui, Hawaii
- London, England
- Cocoa Island, Maldives
- Maun, Botswana
- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Monte Carlo, Monaco
The 10 most costly vacation destinations across the globe.
The list was dominated by islands and ritzy ski towns, though the draw of eco-tourism safaris in Botswana and Europe’s financial capital, London, rounded out the rating.
The Caribbean island of St. Barts is the costliest vacation destination on the earth, largely due to its high accommodation costs, which average $1,770 per night, in response to the evaluation.
Average hotel rates in Switzerland’s Gstaad (No. 2) are $1,360, in response to the research. The town within the Swiss Alps also has the best average food costs on the list, at $177 per day.
Accommodations on the third priciest spot — Aspen, Colorado — average $1,385 for one person, but a family of 4 can expect to pay $2,274, in response to the evaluation.
A street in downtown Aspen, Colorado.
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To find those prices, FloridaPanhandle.com researched average rates for four- and five-star hotels for stays during Christmas (Dec. 21-27) and the spring (May 19-25), but didn’t include taxes.
To estimate the value of activities, FloridaPanhandle.com calculated the typical cost for every location’s three most-reviewed attractions on TripAdvisor.
The ski town of Park City, Utah, averaged $333 for each day attractions — the best on the list.
Attractions in Maun, Botswana, Africa’s lone destination on the list, averaged greater than $100 per day for activities like a one-day visit to the Okavango Delta.
Despite having higher overall average costs, St. Barts and the Maldives’ attractions were valued at $0. Vacationers can have to pay top dollar for hotels in those locations, but their beaches are free.
Monaco, Monte Carlo.
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Monte Carlo had certainly one of the bottom average rates for attractions on the list, a surprising result for a vibrant gambling hot spot.
While “Monte Carlo is understood for its casinos, it’s also not the preferred thing to do on the town,” said a representative from FloridaPanhandle.com.
According to the corporate, the three hottest attractions in Monte Carlo are the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, an out of doors area called Casino Square, and the Casino of Monte Carlo, which has an entrance fee of 18 euros ($20).
Gambling losses, nevertheless, usually are not included in Monte Carlo’s average attraction costs.