Here at House of Coco, there are few things left on our travel bucket list but flying via private jet is one of them. With concerns over the spread of Covid-19 and travelling alongside large groups of people, passengers are looking for more hygienic ways to travel and destinations that offer ultimate isolation and privacy. Following the government’s recent air bridge announcement, Air Charter Service (ACS) reported a 258% increase in UK-based enquiries around private jet hire, demonstrating that holidaymakers are keen to get away and escape the crowds. There are many incredible resorts and destinations that can only be reached or are best reached by private jet – here are ACS’s top five:
Remote resorts you can visit right now:
Naladhu Private Island, Maldives
Naladhu, meaning pretty little island, offers an intimate mix of luxury and tropical seclusion on a palm-covered atoll in the Maldives. The private island has just 20 houses, all with private pools, a 24-hour dedicated butler service, private dining, and in-house spa facilities. Just a short 35-minute luxury speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport (also known as Malé International Airport)which can be reached by private jet will bring you the island, where you will be escorted to your private secluded house with not another person in sight for miles. Rates at Naladhu Private Island houses start from £331 per room per night. www.naladhu.com
Air Charter Service can arrange private flights from London* to Malé from £150,000 (£10,714pp) return on a 14-seater ultra-long range Gulfstream 550.
Hotel Havgrím, Faroe Islands
Hotel Havgrím is the Faroe Islands’ newest luxurious boutique hotel which opened in April 2018. Overlooking the sparkling sea, it is positioned perfectly, and prides itself on preserving the original building style and with décor inspired by the fjord and colours of the surrounding sea and sky. The hotel was the official residence of the Commodore between 1952 and 2013, the highest-ranking Army official in the Faroes so offers the perfect protected paradise. The Faroe Islands are served by Vágar Airport, also known as Vága Floghavn (EKVG), where private jets can fly to with views of 1,289 km of coastline and abundant dramatic landscapes. Rates start from £256 per room per night. www.hotelhavgrim.fo/
Air Charter Service can arrange private flights from London* to Vágar from £25,000 (£3,125pp) return on a 6-8 seater Cessna Citation CJ2 light jet.
And for future isolated escape dreaming (when travel restrictions allow) …
Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
A residency-based contemporary art venue and hotel located off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada, Fogo Island Inn is perched on stilts atop jagged rocks, offering unbeatable views and unforgettable luxury with its floor to ceiling windows. The hotel has a strong focus on sustainability and protection of its beautiful and wild surroundings. In construction of the hotel, materials were locally sourced, solar panels are used for hot water and underfloor heating, and recycled rainwater is used for laundry, toilets, and kitchen appliances. Due to its isolated, rugged location, the hotel is the perfect spot to beat the crowds for a well-earned rested break. Air Charter Service operates a private jet service to Fogo Island Inn directly to the airstrip on Fogo Island. Rates start from £1,158 per room per night. www.fogoislandinn.ca
Air Charter Service can arrange private flights from London* to Fogo Island from £150,000 (£11,538pp) return on a 10-13 seater Cessna Citation X super mid-sized jet.
Calivigny Island, Grenada
Calivigny Island is spread over 80 lush acres, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. As one of most exclusive private island rentals in the world boasting five luxury residences, there is space for up to 40 guests. Accommodation includes The Beach House Residence, which offers striking combination of French Colonial and Balinese styles, The Overhang Residence which offers nine luxurious suites, and The Beach Cottages – a selection of three cottages, ideal for guests who are looking for an intimate island experience. The island can be reached by boat after reaching nearby Maurice International Airport by private jet and can be hired exclusively for up to 40 guests. Rates start from £105,000 per night (excluding tax). www.calivigny-island.com
Air Charter Service can arrange private flights from London* to Maurice International Airport from £136,000 (£10,461) return on a 10-13 seater Embraer Legacy 650 heavy jet.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Famously known for being owned by Sir Richard Branson, the 74-acre Necker Island is frequently visited by guests all around the world and is accessible by private jet to the nearby Beef Island Airport. The island itself can host up to 40 guests and is normally hired out on an exclusive basis year-round. Individual rooms can also be booked during the island’s ‘Celebration Weeks’ hosted during selected weeks throughout the year. Surrounded by unspoilt beauty including over 400 pink flamingos, there are plenty things to do on island, such as snorkelling, diving, island walks and indulging in spa treatments. Rates start from £80,493 per night for up to 40 guests. www.neckerisland.virgin.com
Air Charter Service can arrange private flights from London* to Beef Island from £164,000 (£12,615) return on a 10-13 seater Embraer Legacy 650 heavy jet.
For further information on Air Charter Service: https://www.aircharterservice.com
*Prices based out of Farnborough but flights are also available from Biggin Hill, Luton or Stanstead at similar prices.