One of the safest ways to travel right now is by private jet. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite coastal resorts and destinations that have partnered with private jet companies to bring travelers the safest and most exclusive experience possible. Wear you mask, wash your hands, and get ready to jet-set.
Belmond Cap Juluca is collaborating with myriad private jet companies, like Nicholas Air, Silver Air, TradeWind, Private Jet Service, FlyExclusive, and PRVT. Travelers who fly private to this Anguillan resort are guaranteed an exclusive rate, including daily breakfast, early check-in, room upgrade subject to availability, and VIP in-room welcome amenities. Groups looking for extra privacy can book a three-, four-, or five-bedroom private pool villa to experience optimal seclusion. New programming on property, all available for private reservations, includes wine classes, aqua golf, early-morning bird watching, and sunset sails on the Caribbean Sea.
Once the Jamaica home of James Bond author Ian Fleming, GoldenEye was developed by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell. The property, which reopened on August 21, has partnered with VistaJet to offer flights into Ian Fleming International Airport, which is located just five minutes from the resort. Travelers flying privately will receive preferred rates and lux in-flight amenities. And those looking for a secluded home-away-from-home at the property can book the five-bedroom Fleming Villa where all 14 James Bond novels were written.
AndBeyond has just announced the launch of a new set-departure private jet trip to the Galapagos in March 2021. The trip will offer travelers the opportunity to take a private jet from Sarasota, Florida straight to their destination without passing through any main airports or busy cities (which is rare for such a long flight). Guests will arrive to Sarasota and remain at a luxury hotel for two days in order to receive negative Covid-19 tests before departing on the trip. This bubble will allow guests to travel together and meet new, like-minded people for the first time in months.
A group of 8 to 12 guests will fly on a Crystal Luxury Air private jet to Guayaquil, Ecuador and on to San Cristobal Island to board the Infinity, a private yacht filled at only 60% capacity. Itinerary highlights include island hopping to Santa Fe and South Plaza Island to spot sea lions and bright red land iguanas; learning to take care of baby tortoises at Charles Darwin Research Station; hiking through lava rock, tide pools, and mangroves of Moreno Point; snorkeling at Urbina Bay at the base of Alcedo Volcano; climbing to the summit of the volcano at Bartolomé Island; and spotting penguins.
The White Elephant Resorts portfolio, including Jared Coffin House, The Cottages, The Wauwinet, White Elephant, and the Boat Basin in Nantucket and the soon-to-open White Elephant Palm Beach in Florida (debuting November 4), has launched a partnership with NetJets. Members who book four nights with the properties receive the fifth night complimentary, including daily breakfast.
To accommodate every kind of travel bubble – from large groups to smaller pods – andBeyond has launched a new 7 Wonders in 7 Days private jet itinerary. Varying levels of private amenities make the trip customizable for different budgets, with possible options including private charters, private chefs, private guides, and the sole use of an entire safari lodge. To meet the desire for longer stays and shorter travel times, the trip allows guests to make Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa their home for the week. During the trip, travelers will experience the varying landscapes of Phinda’s 70,560 acres, including Indian Ocean adventures like scuba diving and turtle watching.
Royal Mansour, which reopened October 16, has partnered with Jet Linx and EMBARK Beyond for their new Elevated Lifestyle Preferred Hotel Program. The new program grants Jet Linx Jet Card members and aircraft owners a seamless experience with air travel and accommodations coordinated by a dedicated Hotel Concierge, including exclusive benefits such as preferred rates and complimentary upgrades. A quiet retreat just steps from Jemaa el Fna Square, Royal Mansour welcomes guests with an open-air courtyard, nearly four acres of lush gardens and private three-story riads—each with their own rooftop terrace and plunge pool—dotted along petal-pink pathways.