May 12, 2021

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Disappointing photos show what 9 top luxury destinations look like in real life Part 1

By Katie Warren from Business Insider

Not everyone would consider this China beach a “paradise for beach vacationers.”
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  • Some luxury destinations aren’t quite what they seem onInstagram.
  • Many of these hotspots are overcrowded, overpriced, or simply lacking in authenticity.
  • From the Champs Elysées in Paris to ultra-modern Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, here are nine luxury hotspots that might not be worth the hype.

Some places around the world are known as go-to spots for luxury travel, shopping, or experiences.

The Champs Elysées in Paris, for example, with its Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Longchamp boutiques, is consistently ranked one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. Dubai boasts of having the most luxurious hotel in the world.

But many find that these and other luxury destinations don’t quite live up to the hype. Take a look below for some disappointing photos of what nine luxury hotspots look like in real life.

The Avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris is one of the most iconic streets in the world, lined with museums, high-end restaurants, and five-star hotels.

The Avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris is one of the most iconic streets in the world, lined with museums, high-end restaurants, and five-star hotels.

Source: Paris InfoBusiness Insider

Shopping opportunities range from retailers such as Zara and H&M to luxury boutiques that include Louis Vuitton, Mont-Blanc, Guerlain, and Ferrari. It’s consistently ranked as one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world.

Shopping opportunities range from retailers such as Zara and H&M to luxury boutiques that include Louis Vuitton, Mont-Blanc, Guerlain, and Ferrari. It's consistently ranked as one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world.

But most of the time, you’ll hardly be able to move through the throngs of tourists.

But most of the time, you'll hardly be able to move through the throngs of tourists.

The terraces can be as crowded as the sidewalks. Travel + Leisure included the Champs Elysées on its list of the 95 most overrated attractions in the world, noting that apart from the view of the famous Arc de Triomphe and the stores — most of which can be found in other countries — the avenue has very little appeal.

The terraces can be as crowded as the sidewalks. Travel + Leisure included the Champs Elysées on its list of the 95 most overrated attractions in the world, noting that apart from the view of the famous Arc de Triomphe and the stores — most of which can be found in other countries — the avenue has very little appeal.

Source: Travel + Leisure

The thought of a Bahamas vacation might conjure up images of relaxing on a boat in serene blue waters …

The thought of a Bahamas vacation might conjure up images of relaxing on a boat in serene blue waters ...

Source: Bahamas

… or of strolling along a pristine white beach devoid of any other human life.

... or of strolling along a pristine white beach devoid of any other human life.

Source: Bahamas

But in reality, many find the Bahamas to be “almost like a very expensive Las Vegas,” as Quora user Kyle Baley put it. Drinks cost a minimum of $20, the culture is nonexistent, and spring breakers drink irresponsibly and party until 4 a.m., Elysia Cadorniga wrote in the Odyssey Online.

But in reality, many find the Bahamas to be

Source: QuoraThe Odyssey Online,

For more on this story go to: https://www.businessinsider.com/disappointing-photos-top-luxury-destinations-paris-dubai-napa-2018-9

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