Hotels.com recently released their Top 10 travel destinations worth breaking the bank for, and Canada made the cut.
The list, which is based on Hotel.com's Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) that helps to zero-in on the most expensive destinations for Canadian travellers, is as follows:
1. Paradise Island, Bahamas
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $394
Been to the Bahamas and it is truly idyllic!
2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $360
On my must-see list… still haven't gotten there but I will!
3. Lahaina, Hawaii
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $303
Hawaii – like heaven on earth. So scenic and full of amazing people.
4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $301
If you find the right resort, this is a perfect getaway (especially in wintertime when we're freezing our you-know-what's off!).
5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $285
One of my best friends lives there and tells me it's one of the greatest places on earth!
6. Key West, Florida
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $274
My old stomping grounds – I grew up in South Florida and frequented the Keys at least once or twice a year. It's always a party down there.
7. New York City, New York
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $264
The Big Apple – everyone has to go once.
8. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $255
A surprising entry and one that I haven't been to, but I hear it's breathtakingly beautiful.
9. Lake Louise, Alberta
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $250
Oh Canada, Oh Louise, why am I not surprised you made this list?
10. Napa, California
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $242
West Coast, sunshine, wineries… need I say more?
Sometimes a destination is too special to not spend a lot of money on a vacation there – after all, you only live once right? My husband and I have gone on a few trips where "money was no object" (but obviously wouldn't cause us to be eating out of a can for months after out return). On what destination would you spend a lot of money to see? I'd love to hear from you.
Get out there!