Are We There Yet? – Top 10 Travel Destinations Worth Breaking The Bank For

Hotels.com includes Canada on their new list.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

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Hotels.com recently released their Top 10 travel destinations worth breaking the bank for, and Canada made the cut.

The list, which is based on Hotel.com's Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) that helps to zero-in on the most expensive destinations for Canadian travellers, is as follows:

1. Paradise Island, Bahamas
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $394

Been to the Bahamas and it is truly idyllic!

2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $360

On my must-see list… still haven't gotten there but I will!

3. Lahaina, Hawaii
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $303

Hawaii – like heaven on earth. So scenic and full of amazing people.

4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $301

If you find the right resort, this is a perfect getaway (especially in wintertime when we're freezing our you-know-what's off!).

5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $285

One of my best friends lives there and tells me it's one of the greatest places on earth!

6. Key West, Florida
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $274

My old stomping grounds – I grew up in South Florida and frequented the Keys at least once or twice a year. It's always a party down there.

7. New York City, New York
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $264

The Big Apple – everyone has to go once.

8. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $255

A surprising entry and one that I haven't been to, but I hear it's breathtakingly beautiful.

9. Lake Louise, Alberta
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $250

Oh Canada, Oh Louise, why am I not surprised you made this list?

10. Napa, California
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $242

West Coast, sunshine, wineries… need I say more?

Sometimes a destination is too special to not spend a lot of money on a vacation there – after all, you only live once right? My husband and I have gone on a few trips where "money was no object" (but obviously wouldn't cause us to be eating out of a can for months after out return). On what destination would you spend a lot of money to see? I'd love to hear from you.

Get out there!

Bon Voyage,

Jenn

Jenn Cox is a Montreal-based freelance journalist. Visit her website or email her at info@wordaddict.ca.