There’s no place like home for the holidays — that is, unless you can book a private plane charter that will turn your typical holiday into a lux getaway. Holiday travel isn’t just about visiting far-away family members or decking your own halls for Old Saint Nick. Many business executives take advantage of the lull in business and turn their time out of the office into a full-fledged vacation.
If you’re not planning on sticking around for Christmas or simply want to relieve some holiday stress, book a private plane charter to one of these top luxury destinations guaranteed to make your season merry and bright:
If you’re feeling the Christmas spirit but don’t want to celebrate in your own house, London is the ideal second home. The entire city is decked out in holiday charm and warmth, along with festive markets, warm scones, and high end retailers and designers.
While you’re there, you’ll want to visit Hyde Park, which is always a must-see during Christmas. You can stay at the ultra-lux Mandarin Hotel (the only hotel that sits on Hyde Park grounds) and overlook the winter wonderland from floor-to-ceiling windows. Ice skating, games, rides, and even live performances will make you glad you came.
When most people think of taking a holiday escape, tropical locales often come to mind. But if you’re in the mood to see some snow and hit the slopes, there’s no better place than Aspen, Colorado.
This charming little mountain town is the ski lover’s paradise, offering some of the most expensive real estate in the state and plenty of high-end shopping and dining. Even if you’re not big into skiing, there’s plenty here to fill your agenda: fireside chats with family, hot tubs, and an indoor recreation center complete with heated pools and waterslides.
The biggest downside is that finding accommodations during this time of year can be tricky, so it’s prudent to plan ahead. But on a positive note, a brand new luxury hotel recently opened at the base of the mountain to give travelers more options, as well as an attractive apres ski hot spot.
3. The Maldives
Touted as one of the most exclusive destinations on the planet, the Maldives are bursting with tropical flair and remote beauty. The journey here is a long one (as long as 12 hours or more!), so a lengthy holiday break might be the perfect time to make the trek.
The locale is ideal for whale watching, diving, and snorkeling, thanks to its crystal clear water that lets you get up close and personal with the marine life. It’s also one of the most secluded places you’ll ever travel to, which only adds to its intrigue.
Vakkaru Island hosts an annual Christmas market complete with food, drinks, boutique items, spa products, and more, so you can easily check everyone off your Nice list in one go.
And, if you stay through to the new year, you can take part in the island’s annual carnival that features gourmet meals, live entertainment, music, and fireworks.
As if you really needed a reason to visit Maui, the Christmas season might be the most ideal. Aside from being able to say Mele Kelekemaka on Christmas morning, you can also take part in some of the island’s long-standing holiday traditions: taking pictures with Santa on the beach, enjoy the banyan tree lighting festival, and shopping at holiday markets, to name a few.
As for a Christmas feast, Hawai’i knows how to do it right. Iconic places like the Pineapple Grill, Lahaina Grill, and Merriman’s Kapalua are open on Christmas Day and ready to dish out some of the best fare on the island.
Naturally, you also get to indulge in all the best sights and sounds that makes Maui such a special place to begin with. Luxury resorts, the Kula Botanical Garden, whale watching, and pristine beaches are always time well spent.
Lapland is known as the home of Father Christmas, so why would you want to spend the holidays anywhere else? Tucked in Finland’s snowy wilderness, the tiny town of Lapland is bursting with holiday cheer and winter wonderland appeal. Families and couples alike love exploring the snowy surroundings by skiing or embarking on a tour guided by huskies or reindeer.
And it gets better: Lapland is one of the places in Finland where you can watch the mesmerising Northern Lights, which appear in the Finnish skies more than 200 days per year. And since the days are short and dark during the winter, you may just get your chance.
Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or any other time of year, Access Jet Group is your private plane charter concierge. Let us handle the details of your reservation so you can focus on all the benefits that come with flying private. Contact our team today for more information on pricing and reservations.