Once the festive season is over, and the winter blues truly hit, the overwhelming temptation to jet off for a change of scenery to gloomy days and dark nights of the UK takes hold. Have we got your attention? Good. From alpine chalets to Caribbean villas, we take a look at the most sumptuous (and expensive) holiday escapes in the world:
How about Marlon Brando’s piece of Polynesian paradise? The actor stumbled across when filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 1962. The house sleeps four and costs from €5,500 a night.
This pad on the French Riviera sleeps 20 and costs €1,000 per person per night. Located in Theoule-sur-Mer, it's an eccentric arrangement of domes and bubbly rooftops, rather like the Teletubbies set, and there’s a 500-seat amphitheatre in the garden.
Cove Spring House
Jet off to Barbados and find your winter sun. Paradise is there for the taking; it will only set you back $25,000 a night in peak winter season...
Located in Anguilla, this villa has 9 guest suites, four "entourage rooms" and a staff of 18, from butlers to beach boys, permanently on hand to see to your every need.
This chalet in the Austrian Alps costs more to rent for a week than many people will spend on buying their family home, at €490,000 a week. Located in the mountain village of Lech, it sleeps 22.
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