Private Jet Tours are the Ultimate in Luxury Travel

The large, commercial airlines can get you to your destination, and occasionally they’ll even get you there on time. However, if you’re looking to go off the beaten path and want a one-of-a-kind experience in the friendly skies, look into a private jet charter. The champagne flows freely and the seats are ultra plush, plus you can get to lesser-known destinations without all of the fits and starts.

Here are four dreamy destinations that are best accessed by a private jet.

Norman’s Cay, The Bahamas

Nestled on an unspoiled stretch of the northern Exuma Islands, 55 miles southeast of Nassau as the parrot flies, Norman’s Cay is simply spectacular. A private jet is the only way to get to this remote island paradise (besides a boat). And it is pretty dreamy, so say the travel bloggers. Once the headquarters of a Columbian drug cartel, Norman’s Cay is now a super swanky resort being developed by the Four Seasons. Fly to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) from many major cities, then take a charter flight directly to Norman’s Cay.

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island is a small island in the middle of the South Pacific and it’s very secluded. So secluded in fact, that the Chilean CAA has a policy that only one aircraft can fly in at a time. Once you get there you’ll understand why it’s one of the most mystifying places on earth. Hundreds of sculpted volcanic rock called Moai dot the landscape. Think oversized heads resting on a massive pedestal. The lowest temperatures are in July and August and the highest is in February. Flying there? It’ a long journey and the only airline to take you there is Chilean airline LATAM, headquartered in Santiago. If you’re coming from New York or Los Angeles, plan on 11 hours just to reach Santiago and another five and a half hours to get to Easter Island.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia’s capital is small, but packed with castles and cathedrals, an old town hall and a classicist 18th century palace where the Peace of Pressburg was signed after Napoleon’s victory at the Battle of Austerlitz. There’s also a unique observation deck 95 meters up that has been compared to a UFO. Bratislava banks by the Danube River and Austrian border. The airport is the largest in the Slovak Republic and private charters will help you avoid connections and layovers.

Did you know? Private jets can fly higher than the 35,000-foot elevation restricted to commercial airlines.

St. Moritz, Switzerland

The journey to the land of glitz and après-ski is quite a fuss without a private jet. Why? The Samedan airport offers no commercial flights because it has such a short runway. Perched at 5,600 feet, the views are spectacular. Once you arrive you’ll be mesmerized by shimmering lakes, lush forests and towering mountains.

Have we fueled your dreams yet? These carriers offer the most luxurious private jet tours: Intrav, Four Seasons, Abercrombie and Kent and Smithsonian Journeys