Summer holiday season is fast approaching. While there are numerous destinations available to travellers seeking a relaxing private place to spend a week or two, none are as exclusive as those only accessible with a private jet hire.
Once luxury holidaymakers would have sought out refined and sparsely populated, up and coming destinations such as Nice, St Tropez and Barbados, but these places are now bustling with tourists.
So for those high end travellers looking for a bit more peace and quiet, but with all the superior amenities one could hope for, they will need to look further afield.
Private jet charter company Bespoke Air Charter, experts in luxury travel, advise on the top five exclusive holiday destinations accessible by private jet charter.
5. Little Dix Bay, Virgin Islands
Little Dix Bay is one of the spectacular coastal regions located on the north side of the Virgin Gorda Island. Only a short hop from a number of other Virgin Islands, Little Dix Bay is also only 29 minutes by private charter from Puerto Rico.
Apart from the exclusivity of this remote destination, what draws in luxury travellers is the promise of exceptional hotels and unbeatable views. The clear azure seas, golden sand beaches and a Caribbean climate ensure a relaxing holiday for all.
Though there are a number of accommodation options, including villas, one of the most popular is the Rosewood Hotel. Along with access to private beaches within Little Dix Bay, the island offers geological baths, hiking routes and local art galleries.
4. Buzios, Brazil
Situated on the eastern side of Brazil, adjacent to Rio De Janeiro, Buzios is a peninsula surrounded by 23 beaches. The perfect upscale resort for travellers flying directly by private plane to this niche spot that was once visited by the likes of Brigitte Bardot and President Kennedy – who have also been immortalised there as bronze statues.
Luxury holiday makers hoping to enjoy both relaxing days and exciting nightlife will certainly find that in Buzios. The stunning beaches offer plenty of relaxation places during the hot days. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you can turn your attention to some of the night activities.
For dining there are a number of cuisines available, other than local delicacies, including the French style crepes from famed Chez Michou Crêperie and seafood specials at Restaurante Mistico.
If you are seeking bars or clubs with delicious drinks then you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of caipirinhas here on Buzios. You’ll also be able to choose between indoor spaces and open area dancefloors. The ‘epicenter of the buzz is Rua das Pedras’ which is a 600 metres long street of stylish bars, sophisticated eateries and shops open until dawn.
3. Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
If an exclusive or isolated island isn’t offering you the exclusive destination you want, then head to the sapphire waters of the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort. Facing the Culebra Bay in the north of Costa Rica, this resort aims to capture the “Pura Vida” (pure life) philosophy of the region.
Within the hotel are 153 rooms and appointed guest room and suites with must have balconies to enjoy the magnificent views. The resort creates a comfortable, low pressure and relaxing environment with barrier free spaces and open air lounges. Though the resort is exclusive to guests, you won’t feel boxed in.
You can wander further afield to explore, but, even if you stay within the resort you will be treated to numerous dining establishments and activities. Latin American influenced open air kitchens foster a familial eating experience. You can drink cocktails perfected by mixologists, listen to live music in the Chao Pescao – which hosts local bands, or spend time in one of the nine spa rooms.
2. Calivigny Island
The self titled ‘luxury private island’, Calivigny Island is an exclusive guest island that is customised to your holiday. Arrive by private charter on this idyllic Caribbean destination, nothing is beyond the capabilities for their guests.
The opulent accommodation for up to 50 guests, with specially designed cottages and guest houses, is coupled with personalised touches to suit you.
Private travellers can be treated to meals created by extraordinary chefs with menus crafted for you and your guests, all made with local produce from the island’s very own greenhouse.
Alternatively, a fleet of boats are available to escort you on a sunset champagne cruise. Or for the adventurous holidaymakers, windsurfing, snorkelling, fishing and jet skiing are all included as standard offerings.
1. Necker Island
Necker Island is owned by Richard Branson and can only be reached by private plane. Located among the Virgin Islands, this is the peak of exclusive holiday destinations. Choose between one of the Great House Bedrooms or one of three Balinese-style private houses, you couldn’t be secluded more in style.
Plunge pools, private en suite bathrooms and person beaches with hammocks hanging between tree are merely the basics. Decadence is presented with the Floating Sushi Bar and candle lit dinners with cocktails on Bali Hi Beach.