It’s officially summer, or as luxury travelers like to call it, official vacation season. Though many people may be hesitant to travel this summer due to the rising cases of COVID-19, travelers who prefer a private jet for their adventures may find themselves at an advantage. Private jets have access to more airports around the world compared to commercial airline operators. Plus, they provide a more private, personalized flight experience to help you maintain social distancing without having to put your travel plans on hold.
And if you’re feeling like most people in the U.S., a luxury escape from the current stresses of the world can’t come fast enough.
Where will you visit first?
Consider these top summer vacation destinations that are prime for private jet travel:
Tropical paradise Aruba is open for business once again, and they’ve recently announced that the rate COVID-19 on the island is extremely low. Travelers from the U.S. have been entering the country since July 10.
Aruba offers an abundance of things to see, do, and indulge in. More than 20% of the island is consumed by the famous Arikok National Park, which features a number of unique tide pools, cave systems, and off-roading outfitters. For high-end shopping, you can spend the day in Oranjestad, which is also the island’s capital. Or, head north to Noord for luxury resorts, golf, and the California lighthouse.
The Bahamas has done an excellent job of flattening the curve and are ready to welcome visitors back to the island. The island chain has already reopened for private aviation and boats, which just about gives you free rein of the islands and fewer crowds to share the beaches. However, the catch is that you will need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to arrival and present the test results upon entry (test results must be within 10 days of your entry).
Once you’re in the clear, you’ll have plenty of ways to spend your time. Go swimming with pigs, take a private sailboat cruise, go scuba diving in the crystal clear waters, or enjoy a number of unique resorts, including the famed Atlantis Paradise Resort & Casino.
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
It might be among the smallest islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in luxury. This is often considered the Beverly Hills of the Caribbean, thanks to a number of high-end homes, pristine beaches, and scenic panoramic views.
The Virgin Islands National Park encompasses roughly half of the island’s land. It’s also in close proximity to the other U.S. Virgin Islands of St Croix and St Thomas, both of which make for excellent day trips. Best of all, you don’t need a passport to enter the country, and they use the American dollar as currency.
If you’re wanting to stay domestic, Hawaii is one of the safest options for summer vacation travel. They’ve had one of the lowest numbers of COVID-19 cases since the beginning and continue to see a decline. And when it comes to best-in-class tropical vacations, this island state is tough to beat.
You’ll find no shortage of high-end resorts to make your stay even more plush. Big brands like Marriott and Ritz-Carlton have a number of unique properties sprinkled throughout the islands. Hawaii is also known for its gorgeous beaches, hiking trails, hidden waterfalls, helicopter tours, scuba diving, and scrumptious seafood and cuisine.
One way to truly get away from it all is to escape to a remote island to enjoy some R&R and wait out the storm, and luxury travelers certainly have plenty of options for this. One often-overlooked place is Martha’s Vineyard, which is just off the coast of Massachusetts. This gorgeous seaside locale is quiet and private with very few comings and goings. It’s known as a hot spot for Hollywood A-listers who want privacy while they relax. Its laid-back vibe is perfect for bicycle rides, walks on the beaches, and all the rounds of golf you care to enjoy.
What to Expect from Private Jet Travel This Summer
With no end to the current pandemic in sight, there’s a lot that’s up in the air regarding travel, which is why many fliers are turning to private jet travel. Access Jet Group is committed to maintaining high quality and safety standards. We’ve always prioritized guest safety, and we’re adding additional cleaning measures and quality control checks to ensure an optimal flying experience.
This includes thoroughly disinfecting the aircraft in between charters, doing temperature checks prior to boarding, and continuing to provide our on-the-ground concierge service to improve every aspect of your trip.
In our current times of uncertainty, the need to get away from it all has never been greater. Contact Access Jet Group today for pricing and availability, and let us help you plan your luxury summer vacation.