Christopher Parr’s Top 5 Favorite Luxury Destinations – 5-Star Gold List for 2023

Christopher Parr, founder of Pursuitist — the pinnacle of luxury lifestyle guides, unveils his top luxurious travel destinations for 2023.

The Pursuitist editors invited the distinguished Parr to divulge his top-tier, immediate-booking destinations. We’ve secured an exclusive insight from the icon whom the Luxury Lifestyle Awards heralded as the “Best Luxury Influencer in the World.”

When he isn’t globetrotting to the most opulent locales or dining with the elite, Parr meticulously crafts the definitive luxury travel lists. From grandiose hotels to the most private retreats, Parr stands as the luxury travel trailblazer, predicting and pioneering the freshest industry trends in premier experiences and sophisticated global ventures.

Christopher Parr of Pursuitist Named Best Luxury Influencer and Blogger in the World by The Luxury Lifestyle Awards
Christopher Parr of Pursuitist Named Best Luxury Influencer and Blogger in the World by The Luxury Lifestyle Awards

Parr’s expertise in luxury travel is second to none. After traversing the world, indulging in its premier delights, and immersing in the world’s premier hotels, the Pursuitist editors were able to assemble Parr’s exclusive travel pursuits and curate his 5-Star Gold List for 2023: the pinnacle of luxurious travel destinations.

Pursuitist 5-Star Gold Award - The Best of the Best in LuxuryPursuitist proudly showcases Christopher Parr’s 5-Star Gold List, spotlighting his top 5 luxury travel destinations for 2023. The absolute pinnacle – secure your reservations to these unparalleled travel locales today.


1. French Polynesia: An Overwater Wonderland

The beaches of French Polynesia aren’t just stunning—they are the very definition of tropical opulence. This overwater paradise beckons with its azure waters, beckoning beneath overwater bungalows.

Parr’s Pursuits: “French Polynesia is a luxurious oasis where travelers can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. From the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters to the lush rainforests and towering mountains, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I particularly cherish my time at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, where I can indulge in world-class accommodations, dining, and service while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.”

Top Stays:

  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora: A definitive luxury experience with unmatched views and top-tier amenities.
  • St. Regis Bora Bora Resort: Dive into ultimate relaxation and world-class services.
  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort: An epitome of luxury, merging local traditions with contemporary comfort.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora


2. The Maldives: A Symphony of Sand and Sea

The Maldives is nature’s masterpiece; a composition of stunning beaches and crystal waters, with the luxury of overwater bungalows granting unobstructed views of the oceanic horizon.

Parr’s Pursuits: “The Maldives is a tropical paradise where luxury and relaxation intersect seamlessly. Overwater bungalows dot the turquoise waters, offering guests stunning views of the Indian Ocean. I find myself particularly drawn to the Soneva Fushi, a sustainable resort that blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Here, guests can experience barefoot luxury while also contributing to the preservation of this unique ecosystem.”

Top Stays:

  • One&Only Reethi Rah: A secluded haven offering an exquisite blend of space and privacy.
  • Soneva Fushi: Barefoot luxury meets unpretentious perfection.
  • Cheval Blanc Randheli: A harmony of tradition and modern elegance.

Cheval Blanc Randheli


3. The Seychelles: The Indian Ocean’s Crown Jewel

Dive into a realm where lush rainforests kiss pristine white-sand beaches, with the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean as your backdrop.

Parr’s Pursuits: “The Seychelles is a secluded archipelago of islands in the Indian Ocean, renowned for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife. I find the North Island Resort to be the perfect embodiment of luxury travel in the Seychelles. With its exclusive accommodations, personalized service, and stunning natural setting, it is a truly unforgettable experience.”

Top Stays:

  • North Island Resort: Exclusive luxury meets environmental harmony.
  • Four Seasons Resort Seychelles: A sanctuary of serenity and world-class service.
  • Raffles Seychelles: Experience the allure of tropical opulence at its best.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles


4. The Amalfi Coast: Italy’s Picturesque Riviera

The Amalfi Coast isn’t just a destination; it’s a poetic experience. Enchanting villages, dramatic cliffs, and sun-kissed beaches make it Italy’s treasure trove.

Parr’s Pursuits: “The Amalfi Coast is a picturesque stretch of coastline in southern Italy, known for its dramatic cliffs, charming villages, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. I savor my time at the Le Sirenuse in Positano, a glamorous hotel that offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the authentic beauty of the Amalfi Coast. From its elegant accommodations and renowned cuisine to its breathtaking terrace overlooking the sea, Le Sirenuse is the epitome of luxury travel in this iconic region.”

Top Stays:

  • Le Sirenuse, Positano: A legendary retreat offering panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
  • Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello: Dive into timeless elegance and Italian charm.
  • Santa Caterina, Amalfi: Experience coastal sophistication at its peak.


5. The Côte d’Azur: France’s Glamorous Riviera

Glamour, allure, and timeless charm are the hallmarks of the Côte d’Azur. This coastal gem offers an immersive experience into the high life.

Parr’s Pursuits: “The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is a glamorous destination that exudes sophistication and luxury. From the world-class casinos of Monte Carlo to the exclusive boutiques of Saint-Tropez, there is something for every discerning traveler. I find myself particularly drawn to the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, a legendary hotel that has welcomed some of the most notable names in history. With its stunning setting on a private peninsula, its elegant accommodations, and its impeccable service, the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc is the epitome of luxury travel on the Côte d’Azur.”

Top Stays:

  • Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d’Antibes: A symbol of Riviera excellence, providing unparalleled luxury.
  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Saint-Tropez: Revel in the epitome of French opulence and grandeur.
  • Negresco, Nice: Dive into a world where art deco meets contemporary brilliance.


And there you have it — Christopher Parr’s definitive top 5 travel pursuits for 2023. His 5-Star Gold List casts a spotlight on his esteemed luxury travel picks for the year. Delve into these haute travel destinations and bask in the epitome of world-class luxury and adventure that only Parr — and Pursuitist — can recommend.

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Originally posted 2023-10-22 22:59:51.


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