The one percent — that astronomically wealthy group politicians love to hate — don't vacation. They "summer" or "winter," and in jaw-dropping style. If you can pony up six figures for a brief getaway — not including round-trip transportation from the U.S. — here's how to chill like the super-rich.
A romantic weekend in St. Moritz:
$135,000 (depending on exchange rate)
In honor of Badrutt's Palace's 120th anniversary, they're offering romantic a 120,000-euro weekend. Perks include a private jet from airport to hotel, a 12,000-euro shopping spree and a cocktail served with a diamond ring.
Around the world in a private jet:
$147,500 per person
From French Polynesia to the rainforests of Borneo, from Mount Everest to Iceland, this 26-day vacation from Abercrombie & Kent circles the globe. You'll stay at the finest accommodations and at restaurants, or a private chef will prepare meals.
A swank safari in Kenya:
Ol Jogi, a family-owned 60,000-acre resort in Kenya, is home to wildlife's "big five" — lions, leopards, elephants, endangered black rhinos and buffalo. It's also a nature reserve. As the only guests on the property, you and your posse can indulge in unparalleled luxury. You'll fly in on a private Cessna and stay in exquisite cottages appointed with fine art, antiques, Hermès linens and Buccellati silver. All profits from your visit are reinvested in wildlife conservation.