It has to be said that COVID-19 has very much changed the travel landscape for most people. Never before have we seen a global pandemic that has created so much chaos and devastation for pretty much every single country in the world. Everything has changed, and there are new rules surrounding day to day life. The way we work, the way we socialize, and the way that we go on holiday has had to change. Large gatherings of people are not recommended, and as well as sticking to government guidelines, many people now have anxiety’s surrounding tourist destinations. However, this doesn’t change the fact that we need a holiday and want to get away and explore this beautiful planet. It does mean that the way we travel is changing, and there has been an increase in interest when it comes to flying with private aircraft. Not only this, but the destinations people are choosing are tending to be those that are less populated where they will be able to distance themselves from other holidaymakers. A recent study of 5 of the best remote resorts has uncovered the costs involved with booking one of these places as your dream holiday for this year or next. Here are a few of them to entice your travel appetite.
Where to Go
Of course, many of the most beautiful locations across the world have already been discovered and have become popular tourist traps. The good news is that we still have a few hidden gems that are accessible only by private jet, and this makes them quiet and secluded. Many of these are island paradises that are unspoilt and beautiful, and even with some tourists coming and going by private jet, they are still quite remote compared to the closest mainland locations. If you are looking to get away from it all, and not see many people on your holiday, then one of these top destinations could be perfect for you. Travelling by private jet can be more expensive than commercial airline flights, but these are ‘once in a lifetime’ type destinations where you can certainly escape the madding crowds.
Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
Newfoundland in Canada is relatively remote, and Fogo island is a gorgeous location. One of the most impressive features of the Fogo Island Inn is the floor to ceiling windows that give you a real sense of being part of the local landscape while remaining warm inside the hotel. The views are out of this world, and the hotel simply oozes luxury and decadence. The hotel feels very strongly about protecting this fantastic location and therefore has a sustainable feel so stop the hotel was built using locally sourced and recycled materials, rainwater is collected for flushing toilets, doing laundry and other kitchen tasks. There are solar panels on the roof that give power to the under-floor heating, and hot water supply and they keep their focus on everything they do and supply. Guests will arrive at the airstrip on Fogo island, and the hotel is perfect for seclusion and serenity. Room costs currently start from around £1158 per night, and the cost of private jets can be sourced in the region of £10k to £12k return. This tends to be on a reasonably small plane that would generally seat 10 to 13 people but with social distancing and other restrictions you may find there are fewer passengers on board. You can also experience their whale watching tours just like the one in the picture above.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
You may have heard of Necker Island, as multi-millionaire business tycoon Sir Richard Branson owns it. However, the location is available for small groups of guests, and you will usually find 40 or fewer people staying there. You can hire the whole island for a family group, and there are some individual weeks available on occasion, but they do prefer exclusive bookings. It is a truly stunning and climate location well you will be able to enjoy plenty of sunshine and activities that go with the fantastic weather of the British Virgin Islands. There are plenty of opportunities to go diving, snorkeling, and take in the family of over 400 pink flamingos who also call this island home. The accommodation is luxurious, and you are just a stone’s throw from the glorious white sandy beaches and crystal-clear blue waters. The facilities include indulgent spa treatments and guided walks around the island, or you can simply choose to lay by the pool or at the water’s edge and lap up the sunshine. The price to hire the island for a group of 40 people is in the region of £80,000 per night, and various private jets are available to fly you out at the cost of approximately £11 to £14k. These planes carry between 10 and 13 passengers so you will need more than one charter flight to transport a group of 40 people.
Bryan has visited exactly one more country than his wife, and she won’t let him forget it! Also an avid photographer, he enjoys entrenching himself within the local culture in order to learn more about the people of a place. He is the co-founder of Budget Your Trip and loves a good adventure, an exotic meal, or a passionate conversation about global events.