From private islands to luxury travel; that sort after luxury lifestyle isn’t so difficult to come by after all. Check out our top tips and no stress life hacks to get you to where you want to be and fast!
Buy a Private Island
This isn’t as mad as it sounds. For the price of a parking space in London, you can buy a private island in Sweden or Ireland and even the Bahamas. Okay, buying the island isn’t the only cost, but it’s still cheaper than most houses in large cities in the UK, especially London. There are more than enough tips for blowing off some steam in the UK.
If buying a private island isn’t for you then you can rent one. Shared ownership is popular in Fiji where you can buy a lease or share the lease with the freeholder of the island. You don’t own the island outright but you do get to live there. This sort of ownership makes residency of Fiji possible when otherwise it might not be possible.
Specialist local legal advice is always recommended when buying or renting any property anywhere in the world.
Live a Yachting Life
Take to the high seas on a yacht. Join the yachting fraternity for a relatively small amount of money. A new company much like Airbnb has been set up to give you a chance to stay on board a luxury yacht complete with superstar treatment.
With hundreds of possibilities all around the world, this is a reality most could only dream of. The principle is the same as Airbnb, you register your interest and the owner can accept your offer or not. The only drawback is the yachts are moored in the harbour and don’t move. So it’s all a luxury experience without the seasickness. It’s a win, win.
You could book a charter for a specific trip; purchase partial ownership in a jet; or buy a private flight club membership. This is not as ridiculous as it sounds.
A private flight club membership enables short-notice booking for domestic or international flights on a range of jets at set hourly rates. Any of these options provides the custom-craft experience without the management hassle and associated costs of owning a jet.
It pays to shop around. There are lots of companies offering charter flights, joint jet ownership, and private flight club memberships. Just remember, the more there are of you the cheaper the flight and the more flexible you are, the better the deal.
Luxury Hotel Packages
With the number of holiday destinations cutting their prices in light of the fall in seasonal sales luxury, it doesn't need to be expensive. Sign up to sites like Voyage Prive, Secret Escapes or the Top Secret section on lastminute.com.
The deal is you can say what continent you want to visit, and even which country. But, apart from that, you don’t get to choose where you go, or where you stay. But at 70% off the full price, it promises to be great. Who doesn’t like surprises?
Supercars and Sports Cars
Just like private jet clubs, there are membership clubs that work on a points system and allow you to drive a supercar. For example, a Range Rover Vogue Black Edition or a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta for 1000 points which equals a longer-term rent of 40/50 days - memberships can be shared between groups and the top tire is £1,125.00 per month plus a joining fee of £1,600.00.
This sounds a lot, but everything is included; insurance, asset finance, tyre wear and depreciation along with servicing and valeting. You just get in and drive.
The same goes for hiring a luxury vehicle: the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster starts at an acceptable £350.00 a day.
Ball Gown Hire
It’s all very well arriving at your destination on a private jet and pulling up to the door of the party in a supercar if you have nothing to wear.
Consider dress rental. Not only is it a more economic option, but it is also a sustainable solution - which right now couldn’t be more fashionable.
How it works: pick your dress, select the duration of the hire, you can choose between four and twelve days, choose the date you would like it to arrive on your doorstep: in some cases that can be the same day. Your outfit arrives professionally cleaned and ready to party.
You, as the renter, pay for the dry cleaning of the dress or outfit. When you have finished you call the hiring company and they send a courier to collect the outfit.
For as little as £60.00 per day, you can hire the latest Dior or Balenciaga gown, along with shoes and a bag.
Carrie Bradshaw, a la Sex in the City, will have nothing on you. Who said you can’t have a luxury lifestyle for less.