As the second lockdown comes to an end, Air Charter Service picks its top three destinations to jet off to for a post-lockdown holiday
England’s second lockdown has now come to end, meaning that international leisure travel is allowed once again. Brits who have been cooped up inside and craving an escape this winter can jet off to an array of winter sun destinations now open to British travellers with the privacy and comfort of a private jet, arranged by global aircraft charter company,Air Charter Service.
Whether seeking winter sun, beautiful, deserted beaches or luxury hotels (or all three), here are Air Charter Service’s pick of three destinations for a post-lockdown escape:
Winter escapes by private jet – DUBAI
Flight time: 7 hours – Average winter temperature: 26°C
Travel status: Dubai has been open to British travellers since 7 July, travellers have to show a negative test result on arrival or take a test at Dubai airport. No quarantine required on return
Dubai, known for its lavish hotels, incredible experiences, enviable skyline and contrasting desert dunes, is open to British travellers and provides an ideal escape for those seeking winter sun, super-luxe hotels and world-class dining. Jumeirah Al Naseem recently opened two penthouses – the galley-inspired Ocean Penthouse and the spacious Royal Penthouse – offering privacy, views of the Arabian Gulf and featuring a private 11-metre infinity pool to cool off. The new penthouses provide the perfect location for a secluded, luxurious break in the UAE capital.
How to get there: Air Charter Service can facilitate return flights by private jet from London Biggin Hill or Farnborough Airport to Dubai from GBP 90,000 in a Legacy 650 aircraft (6-8 passengers). Room rates at Jumeriah Al Naseem cost from £375 per night.
Winter escapes by private jet – ANTIGUA
Flight time: 9 hours – Average winter temperature: 26°C
Travel status: Antigua is open to UK travellers with no quarantine required. Visitors are required to present a negative test result from within seven days of arrival
For guaranteed winter sun, warm ocean waters and an abundance of beaches (one for every day of the year), the islands of Antigua and Barbuda offer the perfect Caribbean destination to unwind and soak up the laid-back lifestyle. The island is home to incredible restaurants, with chefs harnessing the island’s fresh produce to create world-class cuisine. Hermitage Bay, a luxury boutique resort set in a secluded bay overlooking the ocean and surrounded by lush vegetation, is an ideal place to unwind and reap the benefits of the hotel’s wellness programme, including Pilates, yoga and meditation.
How to get there: Air Charter Service can facilitate return flights by private jet from London Farnborough Airport to Antigua from GBP 160,000 in a Challenger 605 aircraft (up to 8 passengers). Room rates at Hermitage Bay cost from £945 per night
Winter escapes by private jet – TENERIFE
Flight time: 4 hours 30 minutes – Average winter temperature: 22°C
Travel status: Tenerife and the wider Canary Islands are open to UK travellers with no quarantine required. Travellers are required to provide a negative test result on arrival
The largest of the Canary Islands and a year-round destination – head to Tenerife in winter for warm, sunny days. The luxurious Red Level Gran Melisa Palacio De Isora is an adults-only boutique hotel on Tenerife’s Atlantic coast and a perfect spot to soak up sunshine with views of Mount Teide, the Los Gigantes Cliffs and the island of La Gomera.
How to get there: Air Charter Service can facilitate return flights by private jet from London Biggin Hill Airport to Tenerife from GBP 60,000 in a Hawker 900XP aircraft (up to 8 passengers). Room rates at Gran Melisa Palacio De Isora cost from £258 per night.