2018 is coming to an end and in a way of an annual balance, Luxury Safes presents you the 10 best luxury destinations of this year. During this year, some expensive destinations were really traveled and visited and unique experiences were lived all around the world. As you know, the more you discover, the longer ours gets. So, if you want to know the top luxury destinations of 2018, you can find them in this article.

A luxury lifestyle requires luxury holiday destinations and amazing escapes. From wine experiences to close-up wildlife encounters, modern restaurants with fine cuisine and luxury hotels, ways to explore a city and opportunities to meet some extraordinary and special people, here are the 2018 world’s most luxury travels.

 

10º – Valletta, Malta

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Valetta, the capital of Malta, was into the global limelight as the European Capital of culture in this year of 2018. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage city. This city presents the must-see projects for tourists include a huge new National Museum of Art-Muza and the Valetta design cluster. The city’s nightlife hub- Strait Street area was been focused for the musical-cultural events during this year.

 

9º Rwanda

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Rwanda is a little nation in the heart of Africa. You can add this place again to your 2019 luxury travel wish list, and you need only a week’s time to admire mountain gorilla trekking and experience adventures like Kayaking tours and cycling.

 

8º Nicaragua

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Nicaragua is a peaceful and officially the safest country in the region. The number of visitors to this place were increased during this year for its breathtaking volcanoes, lakes, colonial cities and the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. As one of the most expensive destinations, in Nicaragua, it’s possible to find eco-friendly and stylish boutique hotels.

 

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7º Valencia

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Valencia is in the hot list of luxury travel destination of 2018 mainly because of Santiago Calatrava’s futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex.  With the rising cultural profile, it had become the center of attraction for foreign as well as the domestic visitors.  The most visited places were Planetarium, largest aquarium of Europe, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, an avant-garde opera house, Fallas Museum and many other high-profile projects including the formula one circuit, floating Veles e Vents building.

 

6º Palermo

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Palermo which is originally the Sicilian capital is declared the cultural capital of Italy in 2018. Because of that, a lot of visitors witnessed the exhibitions and activities that took place in palaces, botanical gardens, churches, and the Teatro Garibaldi. The major attraction though was, as always, its first new synagogue in 500 years.

 

5º Iceland

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Iceland is, since a few times ago, considered as a great rarity in a world of plenty. This country offers the ultimate in adventure, abundance, and authenticity and was of the best destinations of 2018. So, if you’re looking for something truly different in 2019, you can also pick Iceland as a luxury destination to visit.

 

4º Liverpool

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In the year of 2018, Liverpool had organized musical and cultural programs and sporting events throughout the year to mark the past decade of being considered the European Capital of Culture. Some shows were being performed by China’s Terracotta Warriors at World Museum, China Dream festival, a tall ship regatta, the finale of the Clipper Round the World yacht race in last June; and celebrations for Tate Liverpool’s 30th birthday. Besides, a lot of exhibitions for the art lovers in galleries, museums, and public places were presented to the world.

 

3º Amsterdam

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Amsterdam celebrated the year of 2018 with major exhibitions showcasing paintings of the era. The world’s biggest street art museum opened in summer and it was possible to see one hundred exclusive works by international artists.

 

2º Santorini, Greece

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Known for its spectacular sunsets, Santorini is one of the Greek Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, and always one of the most expensive and luxury destinations on the planet. During this year, it was one of the most popular places for a romantic getaway in Greece.

 

1º South Africa

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In 2018, South Africa celebrated the centenary of Nelson Mandela. Because of that, during this year, South Africa was much visited. The country had a long list of programs, like art exhibitions and sports events. Cape Town was in the spotlight due to the opening of Africa’s first major Museum on Contemporary Art, Zeitz-Mocaa. 2018 was the year of this African country: this country was considered one of the most expensive, unique and luxury destinations in the world.

 

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Written by: Henrique Santos