There are two types of winter travelers: those who want to go to warm beaches and get far away from the snow and ice, and those who embrace the winter wonderland.
No matter whether you’re Team Snow or Team Sand, there’s no better way to get there than a private airline charter. We’ve got you covered with some of the best winter travel destinations around the world that can give you exactly what you’re looking for:
1. Snow: Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne is one of the top skiing destinations in the world, offering some of the finest powder in Europe. It’s home to amazing luxury ski resorts all around the Lucerne Lake region, including the Ace Snowpark Fun Park, which provides something for every skill level.
Aside from the breathtaking, snow covered mountains, the town is also a hot spot for Christmas decor and holiday markets. When you’re done shopping, unwind at one of their renowned Swiss spas for total rejuvenation.
2. Sand: Hawaii
As if you needed to wait for winter to visit Hawaii, this tropical paradise is particularly appealing for snow birds seeking refuge from colder temperatures. The water here is warm year round, as are the pristine beaches. The Big Island is of particular interest, thanks to its abundance of unspoiled scenery, waterfalls, hiking trails, and the world renowned Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair. Surfing is also best here during the winter — look for the best waves at Honolii Beach Park or Kahaluu Beach Park.
3. Snow: Quebec City, Canada
Our northern neighbor is quite a place to explore year-round, but the winter’s snow and ice make many of its gems inaccessible. Luckily, Quebec City is still largely navigable during the colder months, transforming from a lux reflection of French culture into an expansive Christmas village.
Almost all of the old historic buildings are decked out in holiday decor, and there’s almost always snow on the ground to add to its charm. Wind your way through the cobblestone streets as the scents of freshly baked bread and pastries waft through the air. It’s as magical as it sounds.
If you’re visiting after the holidays, try to plan your trip around some of the city’s most notable festivals, such as the Carnaval de Québec or the Mois Multi art festival.
4. Sand: Dubai
Dubai may seem like an entire world away, and you’d be mostly right to believe this — it’s a roughly 18+ hour flight from Miami spanning more than 12,500 km. But that’s what makes a private airliner charter all the more efficient, especially once that’s built for long range flights.
Part of the United Arab Emirates, this dreamscape offers picture perfect weather in the 70s and 80s while snow is on the ground back home. Sandboarding at the Dubai Desert Conversation Reserve or lounging on Jumeirah Beach are must do’s for those looking to get their fill of sun and sand while you’re here.
Interestingly, Dubai can also be the best compromise for those looking for both sun and snow. The Mall of the Emirates has an indoor ski complex that lets you hit the slopes without having to sacrifice warm temperatures for the rest of your stay.
5. Snow: Lake Tahoe
If you want to avoid going abroad, Lake Tahoe offers a serene winter paradise that’s every bit as breathtaking as what you’ll find outside the US. Rent a luxury mountain cabin or a high-end home surrounded by snow-covered mountains and pines that will make you feel like you’re miles away from anywhere.
If skiing is on your winter bucket list, you’ll find that Northstar checks all the boxes. The area is also home to top of the line spas, snow tubing, wilderness sleigh rides, and plenty of outfitters that will trek with you through the unspoiled backcountry where no car could ever take you.
6. Sand: Phuket, Thailand
The winter is peak season for Thailand, thanks to its lusciously warm climate, sparkling waters and beaches, and the avoidance of monsoon season. Of course, this also means you should expect loads more tourists and higher priced hotel rooms, but snow birds will agree that the experience makes it all worthwhile.
Thailand as a whole is a treasure trove of outdoor experiences for adventure seekers, offering everything from boat tours and water travel to hiking trails to historic icons like Big Buddha and Wat Chalong. Phuket is a small island located about an hour’s plane ride from the mainland and Bangkok. Their world class spas will be the perfect greeting after a long journey on your private airliner charter, along with tasty curries and tam the country is known for.
As a leader in private airliner charter, Access Jet Groups is dedicated to helping you travel wherever you want to go this winter, whether it’s to the warm beaches of Thailand or Hawaii, or to the mountains of Switzerland and Lake Tahoe. Contact us today for pricing and reservation information and let us help you explore your private jet travel options.