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Why you should charter a private jet to Asia


If you’re looking for world-class luxury travel destinations, look no further than Asia. The region offers everything from white-sand beaches and deserted islands to vibrant cities, mountains and dense rainforests. Travel to Asia in style by arranging a private jet charter to destinations as diverse as the Maldives, Hong Kong and Thailand, where you’ll find five-star resorts, private islands and super-yachts.

Top luxury travel destinations in Asia

The Maldives

Picture powdery white sands, azure waters and over-water villas: the Maldives has all that and more. The country is made up of over a thousand coral islands floating in the Indian Ocean and boasts some of the world’s best diving spots and marine life, as well as blue lagoons and pristine beaches.

With dozens of resorts spread across the country, complete with fine restaurants and spas, it’s no wonder the Maldives is a favorite honeymoon spot. Spend your days soaking up the sun on a private beach, dining by the sea and pampering yourself with spa treatments. You can also take a cruise around the islands or explore the area’s underwater wonders on a diving or snorkeling trip.

How to get there: Fly to Malé International Airport and then take connecting flights or boats to your chosen island.
Recommended hotel: The Constance Halaveli Villas in the North Ari Atoll is a member of Leading Hotels of the World. Stay in an over-water or beach villa made from natural materials with private plunge pool, terrace and ocean views. Sample five bars and restaurants, a spa located on stilts over the lagoon and the award-winning Jing Restaurant.

Hong Kong

A traditional Chinese boat cruises past skyscrapers in off the coast of Hong Kong
A traditional Chinese boat cruises past skyscrapers in off the coast of Hong Kong

For a chic Asian city break, fly to Hong Kong. The city is a forest of skyscrapers nestled between mountains and bordered by the sea, filled with ancient temples, mega-malls and a thriving financial industry. For panoramic views of the city, hike the Dragon’s Back Ridge, the most scenic section of the 50km Hong Kong Trail; or head to Victoria peak, the highest spot on Hong Kong Island. The area’s most beautiful beach, Tai Long Wan, is just a few hours away from the city.

Take a private boat trip around Victoria Harbour for exquisite sunset views or to see the 8pm daily light show from the water. A stroll along Kowloon’s lively waterfront, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, offers spectacular harbor views, museums and the iconic clock tower. Shop at Temple Street night market and don’t forget to taste some world-famous dim sum.

How to get there: Fly by private jet charter to Chep Lap Lok International Airport.
Recommended hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong overlooks Kowloon with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour. Stay in a spacious suite with personal butler service, king bed, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi and entertainment facilities. The Ritz-Carlton also has a spa and infinity pool and the highest bar in the world, Ozone.

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

Song Saa Private Island is Cambodia’s finest and most exclusive eco resort, offering just 24 villas spread across a pair of islands in the Koh Rong archipelago. Enjoy your own Robinson Crusoe-style getaway on jungle-covered islands laced with white sands. The award-winning resort has its own self-made marine reserve teeming with coral reefs and marine life. Snorkel and dive to see parrotfish, rays, seahorses and turtles. You can also kayak to secret coves and secluded bays and take guided island safaris.

Experience a blend of conservation and luxury, with villas made from reclaimed wood with private pools, ocean views and sundecks. Enjoy features like canopy beds, sunken bathtubs and king-sized beds. The Royal Villa comes with a kitchen and dining area complete with your own private chef, while the resort also boasts an over-water restaurant and bar, private beach, rainforest trails and spa. You can even book out the whole island for your own private holiday.

How to get there: Fly to Sihanoukville International Airport and take a 45-minute speedboat ride to Song Saa.

Sri Lanka

A herd of elephants enjoying a bath in a Sri Lankan river, with palm trees lining the bank
A herd of elephants enjoying a bath in a Sri Lankan river, with palm trees lining the bank

Head for Sri Lanka’s picturesque Hill Country to the tiny village of Ella. Surrounded by tea plantations, this peaceful escape is renowned for its natural beauty and hiking opportunities. Trek to Ella Rock and Little Adam’s Peak for views of green-furred mountains and lush tea plantations and take a refreshing dip at Ella Waterfall. Tours and tasting sessions are available at the nearby Halpewatte Tea Factory.

For more Sri Lankan adventures, take a three-hour private car south from Ella to Yala, Sri Lanka’s most famous national park, for a luxury safari. You’ll tour some of the park’s 130,000 hectares of forests, grasslands and lagoons, spotting wildlife such as leopards, elephants, crocodiles, birds and the Sri Lankan sloth bear. After a day of exploring by Jeep, relax in a five-star tented camp.

How to get there: Fly to Bandaranaike International Airport and take a private car to Ella, then head on to Yala National Park.
Where to stay: 98 Acres Resort and Spa is located in Ella’s surrounding hills and offers a number of elegant suites. The two-floor Grand Executive has a private plunge pool and wooden deck with views of Adam’s Peak. There’s an en-suite bedroom with balcony, kitchenette and butler service as well as a pool and award-winning spa. Mahoora Tented Safari Camps in Yala offers an Elite option with a lavish bedroom, en-suite bathroom, living area and veranda.

Thailand

The Land of Smiles is known for its paradisiacal beaches and islands which make for the perfect private cruise. Sail around Phang Nga Bay on Thailand’s Andaman Coast and experience all its 42 islands have to offer, including a huge mangrove forest and limestone karsts dotted around the sea. Hop to the Phi Phi islands (the setting of 2000 cult movie The Beach), stop at Koh Lanta for stunning sunsets and visit Koh Kradan, one of Thailand’s most remote islands.

Don’t miss the Similan Islands, a protected park in Phang Nga province which has been ranked as one the world’s top 10 dive destinations by the National Geographic Society. Dive and snorkel to discover underwater wildlife, caves, canyons and coral gardens. After a day of exploring and sailing, relax on board your luxurious yacht or cruise ship.

How to get there: Fly to Phuket or Krabi airport to begin your Thailand cruise around Phang Nga Bay.
Recommended yachts: Charter a superyacht from Y.CO for your Thailand cruise, complete with a crew including captain and chef. Choose from over 1,000 yachts and select a bespoke trip itinerary. The most impressive yacht options feature on-board spas, swimming pools, 3D cinemas and helipads.

Fancy jetting off to one of these Asian destinations? Then let us arrange a private jet charter quote to whisk you there in style and comfort.

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