7 Ludicrously Indulgent Trips to Take Just Once Before You Die

Life’s too short not to indulge. If you can scrape together the cash to make it happen, these 7 ludicrously indulgent trips are sure not to disappoint:

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1. Underwater Hotel, Dubai

The underwater hotel rooms of the Palm, Atlantis in Dubai provide deep sea views from both your bedroom and your bathroom. Each luxurious room is submerged, with floor to ceiling windows revealing the over 65,000 species of exotic ocean life and ancient ruins of the lost City of Atlantis. Finally, a safe way to take a bath with a stingray.

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2. Turtle Island, Fiji

The luxurious Turtle Island resort only allows 14 couples to occupy the island at a time making it the ultimate private retreat. Delicious local dishes are prepared from the fruits and vegetables grown right on the island paired with fresh seafood caught daily. Each private villa is complete with its own private beach and expansive views of the infamous Blue Lagoon.

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3. Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride and Alaskan Cruise, North America

This trip provides breathtaking views of the majestic Rocky Mountains culminating in a cruise of the Alaskan coast. After traversing a path through the deep valleys and crystal rivers surrounded by British Columbia’s old growth forests and Rocky Mountain range, travelers will then board a luxury cruise line to experience breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks, glaciers and icebergs that line Alaska’s coast. Did I mention the train provides panoramic views of the beautiful Canadian wilderness in its glass rail car, complete with a private sleeping cabin and five-star meal service? Because it does.

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