For many of us, the idea of a summer holiday abroad is still nothing more than a distant dream fraught with complications. But not so for the world’s elite who have refused to let a global pandemic get in the way of their summer escapes.
Wealthy globe-trotters from Russia, the UK and the US have taken to Instagram to share snaps of their lavish jaunts to Spain, Cyprus and Monaco. They have all featured on the Instagram account Rick Kids of the Internet, which showcases the lives of the uber-rich.
Some have shared snaps of their lavish shopping sprees, including Albanian musician and former beauty queen Morena Taraku, who snapped up a £290,000 white gold and diamond bracelet at Cartier.
Elsewhere Russian tennis star Sofia Plotnikova, 20, headed off to the Maldives where her boyfriend proposed with an enormous diamond and sapphire ring from Tiffany.
While many of us are still battling with Covid-19 travel restrictions – there is not a lateral flow test, mask or quarantine hotel in sight for these young jet-setters.
Splashing out: Albanian musician and former beauty queen Morena Taraku snapped up a £290,000 white gold and diamond bracelet at Cartier (pictured on her wrist). Other photos show Morena posing up a storm in designer outfits in Dubai and Turkey
Up, up and away! American influencer Maya Hope Haider claimed she was taking a jet to her favourite California coffee spot in this over-the-top Instagram post. More recently Maya has been spending time in Florida where she’s enjoyed days out on the water in high-end boats
Soaking up the sun! Russian Instagram model Daria Radionova, who is known for her Swarovski crystal-covered Lamborghini, splits her time between London and Monaco. Pictured, making the most of the summer weather in the billionaire’s playground of Monte Carlo
Designer clad: Russian entrepreneur Marina Ross standing at the poolside of the Amara Hotel, Cyprus. Ross donned extraordinary designer swimwear on holiday, including a head-to-toe Versace look and this co-ordinated ensemble with a Louis Vuitton bag
Boy racer: American influencer Max Logan, who splits his time between Florida and Colorado, posed with a Bugatti Vitesse, worth in excess of $2million. The social media star also shares photos of his diamond-encrusted watches and days out on multi-million dollar yachts
Girls’ trip: British influencers Daisey and Ellie O’Donnell donned designer bikinis to show off their tans on board a luxury boat on a recent holiday to Mallorca. The sisters are founders of clothing brands ODolls Collection and ODolls Sport and also work as models
She said yes! Russian tennis star Sofia Plotnikova, 20, headed off to the Maldives where her boyfriend proposed with an enormous diamond and sapphire ring from Tiffany (pictured on her finger). The loved-up Romeo pulled out all the stops, including a dinner on the beach
Cooling off: Swiss model Nabilla Benattia, who has more than 6million Instagram followers, has jetted off to the Maldives, France and the UAE this summer alone. More recently she documented her trip to Ibiza on social media, including this day out on the water
No expense spared: Instagram influencer Serge MM enjoyed a stay at the exclusive Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons hotel in the south of France. In the last few months he has been hopping between Paris, Monte Carlo and the south of France, staying at five-star hotels
All dressed up: A night out on the town in Moscow for Russian influencer Katerina Milevskaya called for a skintight faux leather ensemble and towering stiletto heels
On top of the world: Italian Instagrammer Mirko Salvetti, founder of a luxury watch company, whisked his girlfriend off to Bürgenstock Resort, which overlooks Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. The resort spa boasts an outdoor swimming pool (pictured) with showstopping views
Sunny staycation: Psychologist and influencer Anna Accendimi splits her time between London and Moscow but opted to get out of the city for this Instagram snap. The social media star posed on top of a Mercedes 4×4 in a corset, tracksuit and Gucci trainers worth £700
Five-star getaway: Russian influencer Inessa Shevchuk flew out to the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Turkey, which costs a minimum of £500-a-night. She has since headed out to soak up the sun in Sardinia, following a quick stop back home in Russia
Special delivery! Fashion mogul Gulnora Mukhedinova, based in Dubai, shared this photo of her Ferrari being returned after some maintenance work. The garage went above and beyond when it came to presenting the super car, adding balloons, a ribbon and flowers