Written by Gemma Graham
What would your bucket-list look like if money were no object? What if you could not only hit up that must-see country, but do so with first class tickets, luxe hotels, and Michelin-starred meals?
In other words, what would it be like if you could travel like a billionaire? If you're indulging your imagination, follow along to a list of destinations where your every whim will be catered to.
We've rounded up six dreamy places to blow those lottery winnings that are one Powerball ticket away.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
For the ultra-rich who haven’t already bought their own private island, unspoilt Necker Island, owned by billionaire Sir Richard Branson, is available for exclusive hire from US$102,500 per night.
The 74 hectare, flamingo-inhabited paradise in the British Virgin Islands can accommodate 40 guests across its casually luxurious accommodations, with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.
Free from other holidaymakers, guests can bask on one of the powder-sand beaches, take wakeboarding lessons in the crystal-clear waters, or work on their backhand with a pro tennis coach.
Then they can sit down to a meal prepared by a culinary team led by Michelin-starred chef Simon Dyer – if they’re not too full from snacking at the floating sushi bar.
And don't think that all this luxury comes at the cost of sustainability – Necker Island meets 80% of its daily energy need with renewable sources.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Dubai’s Burj al Arab hotel has been not-so-quietly setting the "seven-star" standard for others to follow since it opened in 1999.
Entirely comprising luxury suites, it claims to be the world’s most luxurious hotel, with 1790 sq metres of 24-carat gold leaf throughout, and chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces for guest transport.
Naturally only a Royal Suite will do: for a starting rate of US$1500 per night in low season, a private elevator glides you to 780 sq metres of opulence over two floors, including a library.
It features a cinema, chefs on hand to create a personalised menu and, of course, world-class round-the-clock butler service.
The Chedi Luštica Bay Hotel, Montenegro
While nearby Croatia has long has its ties to the billionaire set, it's only more recently that the super rich have turned their eyes and wallets towards Montenegro.
The Chedi Luštica is just two years old, set amidst a larger resort complex that includes five star vacation rental condominiums, two marinas, amd an assortment of private residences.
But the real draw is its private beaches on Trašte Bay off the Adriatic and proximity to the UNESCO-protected Old Town of Kotor and Boka Bay.
The penthouse suite is a "cavernous," sound-proofed 1765 square feet, with two bedrooms with ensuite baths, a dressing room, and a private balcony with ocean views.
It will run you a cool US$14,000 for a week at the tail end of peak season.