When you can go anywhere in the world, where do you go?
One of the biggest benefits of a private plane rental is the ability to go farther and faster than you could when flying commercial. Private jets can cruise into smaller airports with ease, whereas larger planes can’t stick the landing. And with more airports to choose from, you have more options than ever when choosing your ideal vacation destination.
So, where will you travel? Consider these five dream destinations that are ideal for private plane travel and start planning your next adventure:
1. St. Maarten
If you think the Caribbean is nothing but crystal clear waters, sugar sand beaches, and tropical sunsets, you haven’t been to St. Maarten. This tiny island blip on the radar is the spiciest of all Caribbean islands with a party scene that’s popping nearly every day of the year. Casinos, bars, and clubs abound, along with all the typical scenery you expect from an island vacation.
What’s most interesting about this luscious paradise is its dual nature. The French government controls the north side of the island (St. Martin), where you’ll find the best food scene and stretches of beaches. The Netherlands controls the south side (St. Maarten), which is bustling with shopping, clubbing, and partying.
You can’t go wrong on either side, especially when you can arrive in style in a private plane rental.
2. The Bahamas
It’s not hard to come up with a hundred reasons why visiting the Bahamas is a great idea: pink sand beaches, scuba diving shipwrecks, and swimming pigs, to name a few. This renowned island chain is a fan-favorite destination for honeymooners, families, and adventure seekers alike. Bahamian food is truly something special, serving up a blend of southern cooking with Caribbean zest and all things conch.
There’s also no truly bad time of year to pay the islands a visit. It’s warm and sunny almost year round (with a short rainy season), but even when the weather turns rough it never lasts for long.
Plan your trip around one of the island nation’s world famous festivals, such as Junkanoo Carnival or the All Andros Crab Fest, to get a heavy dose of culture with your trip. The islands are also known for their world-class hotels and hospitality, including the iconic Atlantis Resort.
One of Greece’s crown jewels, Mykonos is an postcard-worthy island experience unlike any other. The entire town is one giant photo op, with shimmering ocean views in the background and white washed buildings all around. It’s the image most people conjure when they think of Greek paradise, and you’ll feel like you’ve landed in the middle of paradise.
The beaches here are reason enough to venture across the Atlantic, with silky white sand and pristine water that’s ideal for snorkeling. Paradise Beach is known as the local party place, with resorts and restaurants just a stone’s throw away. For a more laid back experience, you can head to Psarou Beach and skip the rowdy crowds.
If you love history and exploring all things ancient, you’ll want to visit the Folklore Museum and the Paraportiani Church, which dates back all the way to the Byzantine era. The island has done an excellent job of blending old with new, particularly when it comes to leisure and culture. The street food scene is a must visit, especially if you relish fresh seafood (it’s an island, after all).
Some of the world’s most famous icons call London home, and you’ll enjoy the opportunity to experience them up close. London is one of the oldest and largest cities in the world and is home to some of the best museums, architecture, restaurants, and entertainment you’ll ever encounter on your travels.
Visit Wembley Stadium to take in a game of football, or plan your trip around London Fashion Week, one of the most prestigious fashion events in the world. Take a ride on the London Eye, experience British history up close at the British Museum, or indulge in a shopping spree at Oxford Street, which is home to a number of high-end flagship stores.
And for the foodies, London is brimming with culinary adventures. From authentic British pubs to Michelin-starred restaurants to rooftop bars and restaurants, you can take your pick of just about any type of cuisine to please your palate.
5. St. Lucia
Another Caribbean gem, the volcanic island of St. Lucia is the epitome of luxury. Though small in size, the island more than makes up for it in terms of experience and unspoiled beauty. In fact, most of the land remains undeveloped to allow travelers and locals alike to enjoy the island as nature intended. You can even book a tour that takes you to (and over) the edge of a volcanic crater, where you can enjoy natural hot springs and mud baths.
Naturally, most people come here for the gorgeous beaches, all of which are open to the public. The island features several beaches, including those made of volcanic black sand, so the sun and surf are never far away. Water sports like sailing and kayaking are popular activities, along with several scuba diving sites, including shipwrecks and coral reefs.
If you’re craving a truly unique experience, you’ll want to visit the Hotel Chocolat, where you can indulge in chocolate drinks, chocolate desserts, and even make your own chocolate concoctions (chocolate is major part of St. Lucia’s legacy, after all).
No matter where your travels take you, go in style with a private plane rental. Contact the Access Jet Group team today for a quote on private air travel and start planning your next escape!