Lotto winners: These are the most expensive holiday experiences in the world

If the right numbers are drawn, one of you reading this may wake up tomorrow morning with an extra $38 million heading for your bank account.

Putting long-term plans aside, that amount of cash would allow you to have an amazing holiday to celebrate.

So what is out there for travellers who have this sort of cash to spend?

Accomodation:

 

This is Villa Machiavelli, located in San Casciano south of Florence in France.

Villa Machiavelli, south of Florence in France.
Villa Machiavelli, south of Florence in France. Photo credit: Airbnb.

The 10 bedroom property is one of the most expensive listed on Airbnb, with rates starting at NZ$16,200 per night.

It's pitched as the ultimate retreat "in the heart of the winemaking region of Chianti, Villa Mangiacane."

And, at no extra cost, they even throw in a breakfast. What a bargain.

Lover's Deep Luxury Hotel
Lover's Deep Luxury Hotel Photo credit: Luxuo.com

If you prefer the hotel vibe over the endless fields of an Italian vineyard, then the Luxury Submarine Hotel in St Lucia may be more your style.

Let's begin with the fact that this place costs north of NZ$200,000 per night to stay in.

In terms of gimmicks and attractions, this hotel room wins hands down against its Italian counterpart.

Dubbed the 'Mile Low Club', this romantic getaway is actually a submarine that can be moored near the coastal reef off the coast of St Lucia or near a sunken battleship in the Red Sea.

There are also add-ons available such as helicopter transfers, two-person showers and a champagne-soaked breakfast. These are at an additional cost, but that's no issue for a Lotto winner.

Transportation:

 

With $38 million to play with, you could just scrape together enough to buy one of these luxury Hawker 4000 jets.

The Hawker 4000 is one of the most advanced business jets in the world.
The Hawker 4000 is one of the most advanced business jets in the world. Photo credit: Luxurybusinessjets.com

It's known as one of the most advanced and luxurious business jets in the world.

It can fly you and your friends as far as Western Australia, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands non-stop.

It will, however, leave you with very little change out of the $38 million - if any at all.

The Residence is a three-bedroom apartment in the sky.
The Residence is a three-bedroom apartment in the sky. Photo credit: Etihad.com

If you'd rather splash out on individual flights rather than an entire plane, then welcome to The Residence from Etihad Airways - the service that makes business class look like its a backpacking budget airline.

Available only onboard Etihad's A380's, this three bedroom apartment has more than everything you'd need on a longhaul flight.

The Residence is popular on the airline's flights between New York and Mumbai, where flying it will cost you NZ$29,000 one way.

As well as a private bedroom, The Residence has an ensuite complete with a personal shower, a living room and even your own personal butler and waiter.

Destination:

If you want to relax on an island that is entirely your own, then Necker Island in the Bahamas is a good place to start.

The cocktails won't be virgin, just the owner.
The cocktails won't be virgin, just the owner. Photo credit: Virgin Limited Edition

For every night on the island, you'll be paying its owner Richard Branson NZ$140,000.

There's plenty to do in, on and around Necker Island.

Activities include kitesurfing, water-skiing, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving with dolphins, sports, spa treatments and yoga classes.

After hours, you can hold your own UV light night party, or a casino night, or a beach party.

There's also a VIP bespoke cruise available to explore the region.

By the time you've done all of these things you'll be ready for a relaxing cup of tea. Maybe it's time to head to Sri Lanka.

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