Six Over-the-Top Holiday Vacations

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With the holiday travel season fast approaching, we've rounded up six lavish getaways for clients looking for an escape. 

Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West has launched a $25,000 "Unforgettable Experience" package that treats guests to three nights' accommodations and experiences ranging from the first-ever private dinner at Hemingway Home to a private chartered boat to a secluded island. 

For something more high-flying, private aviation company XOJet and Butterfield & Robinson have teamed up on curated trips to the rainforest of Costa Rica (starting at $5,995 per person), or, in Belize, rafting, soaking in volcanic hot springs, experiencing Mayan ruins and participating in a fly-fishing expedition (starting at $8,885 per person). 

In the Caribbean, W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island has launched a new DJ retreat in which guests get the chance to learn how to mix beats with international DJs, concluding with a live solo set. The three-night DJ Dispensary Retreat is available upon request for $20,000 and includes activities for 10.

For history buffs, Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resort is providing a "Great Beauty Tour" in Rome, inspired by the 2014 Oscar award-winning Italian film “La Grande Bellezza.” Guests get to explore locations throughout the Eternal City featured in the film, such as a tour of the private apartments of the palace of Marquis Sacchetti and a private reception at the home of Marchioness Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga.

Guest at The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Hawaii can enjoy the $1,095 Kahala Suite Chic experience, which includes accommodations in a Scenic Ocean View, VIP greeting upon arrival with Kahala leis and personal escort, daily private cabana, evening chef's appetizer and cocktail service in suite, personalized concierge and more.  

Finally, Del Frisco's Chicago is offering a "$1,000 Stairway to Heaven" culinary experience that allows guests to sample unique wines accompanied by sommeliers in a four-story suspended wine cellar, followed by a customized four-course menu prepared specially by Del Frisco’s chefs.