Exclusive Travel Experiences You Have to Try at Least Once
The best vacations are the most luxurious vacations: over-the-top accommodations, world-class spa treatments, meals prepared by Michelin-star chefs.
But taking luxury to the next level means upping the exclusivity: private chefs, private amenities, private everything.
You don’t have to own a private jet to fly in one, or own a 150-foot yacht to charter one. Below, we’ve listed some of the most exclusive and luxurious travel experiences you need to try at least once in your lifetime.
Fly by Private Jet
While you might be most excited about your destination, when you fly private, the journey is the destination.
No security lines and baggage check, completely customized meals and comfort unmatched by even first-class commercial airline seats.
When you fly private, the entire trip is catered to you. Go where you want, when you want — and do it all in luxurious comfort.
You can also plan an entire private jet tour of a new destination, so you can pack in a ton of sightseeing even if you’re limited on time.
Stay on Your Own Private Island
Imagine waking up in the morning to a warm tropical breeze and turquoise-blue waters lapping on the sand of your private beach. You walk along the white sand as it slips between your toes, and there’s not another soul in sight — except for your travel companions and personal concierge.
What once was a luxury reserved for the uber-wealthy is now a more easily attainable luxurious vacation experience. Staying on your own private island, even if it’s your for just a few nights, is an unparalleled experience in exclusivity.
Dine at a World-Famous Venue
Michelin-star restaurants and privately catered meals can please every gastronomist, but what if you could dine at one of the most iconic landmarks in the world?
Try Table 131°, and dine in Australia’s outback with the world-renowned Uluru, or make a reservation for a five-course dinner at Amsterdam’s Heavenly Rembrandt — an experience available only once a year, and for just a few days. You can also dine privately at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts also have several exclusive dining options: Enjoy a privately catered meal on the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s oldest bridge, with Four Seasons Firenze.
You could also fly by helicopter to sip some of Hawaii’s best coffee with Four Seasons Maui — complete with views of volcanic lava flows.
Turn your epicurean journey into an all-senses experience when you dine in one of the most sought-after venues in the world.
Charter a Yacht
There are a lot of reasons you might not want to buy a boat: You don’t live near a suitable body of water, it’s too expensive to maintain, or you wouldn’t get enough use out of it.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t live like the owner of a world-class yacht.
You can book private boats of all types and sizes, by the hour, day, week or even season. Most companies can also supply a trained crew — complete with a private chef — so all you have to do is show up, relax and soak in the sun.
If sunshine isn’t your scene, check out the Enigma, a luxury expedition yacht available for private charters through the icy waters of Antarctica.
Which one-of-a-kind travel experience will you have next?
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