New York City and luxury beaches don't exactly go hand in hand but seek out the hotspots and you'll feel as though you've been whisked away to your own private island. Among the best is the hotel pool at Dream Downtown in Manhattan's trendy Chelsea neighborhood. This August, Dream is letting you reserve a private spot by their pool - not just for the day - but for the entire month. If that sounds like your idea of a summer well spent, all you'll need is your favorite bikini, some sun lotion, and $20,000.
This may seem a little steep, but $20K buys you more than just a spot by the pool. The Dream's Sun Seeker Package also gets you an extra lounge chair so you can bring your boyfriend, girlfriend or mom, a free bottle of chilled rosé every time you visit, and even a poolside butler at your beck and call 24/7. You can also take advantage of the hotel's luxury amenities, including a spa, salon, and rooftop bar, as well as having access to Manhattan's only 'beach' - made up of silky white sand imported from the gorgeous Hamptons.
If $20K is a little out of your budget, but you need a little escape from the bustle of Manhattan, you can bag yourself a day pass to the pool for $65 - just don't be surprised if they sell out before you get there.