Quaint outdoor restaurants, incredible architecture, culture galore, and more islands than you could ever dream of – Europe has it all. But there is no denying that one of Europe’s best features is its coastal offerings, from soft sandy beaches to dramatic cliff faces.

Whether you prefer to be lying on a beach with your favourite book, discovering the tranquillity of the underwater world, or taking a stroll along promenades steeped in history – we have it covered. Here are five of our favourite European coastal destinations and some of the most exquisite resorts worth visiting by private jet this summer.


Nestled in the centre of the Cyclades group of islands, in the middle of the Aegean Sea, sits the Greek island of Mykonos, also known as “The Island of the Winds”.

Mykonos is an island full of character, including the picturesque white windmills that line Little Venice’s waterfront, one of the most unique places known for its magnificent sunsets.

Famous for its whitewashed houses, traditional blue-domed churches, vibrant nightlife, designer boutiques, pristine sandy beaches and award-winning restaurants, Mykonos’ charm and enchanting spirit offer its visitors a truly memorable Mediterranean experience.

WHERE TO STAY: Cavo Tagoo, located just north of Mykonos town, is a luxury hotel built into an impressive natural cliffside.

This hotel offers a contemporary and well-balanced mix of chic comfort and minimalistic design. Whitewashed walls with natural stone accents are combined stylishly with typical Greek furnishings to create the perfect environment for a relaxing Mykonian retreat.

Cavo Tagoo offers a selection of rooms, suites and villas, each with its own infinity pool or cave pool. The resort also has an on-site spa, restaurant, lounge and pool bar area that offers uninterrupted views over the neighbouring island of Delos.

GETTING THERE: Mykonos International Airport (JMK/LGMK), located just 3.5 kilometres from the town of Mykonos, is the only airport serving the island. Accessible by private jet, a transfer to Mykonos town takes around 10-15 minutes by road.


Between Spain’s Balearic Islands and the Italian peninsula lies the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia. Renowned for its rugged landscapes, exquisite beaches, limpid waters and extensive archaeological sites that are rich in history dating back millennia, Sardinia is an attractive destination for travellers world-over.

Situated on the Island’s Northeast coast, between Olbia and Palau, is a stretch of coastline called Costa Smeralda (or Emerald Coast), a name earned from the green hue of the sea. With dramatic rock formations, secluded coves and powdery white sand beaches, the Costa Smeralda is considered something of a natural paradise and attracts some of the world’s most affluent visitors.

During the summer months, the temperature of Costa Smeralda’s crystal-clear waters can reach over 28 degrees Celsius, making it the perfect destination for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

WHERE TO STAY: Hotel Romazzino is a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel located in Arzachena, just a stone’s throw away from the beauty of the Costa Smeralda.

Offering luxurious accommodation consisting of suites, private villas with pools, and a presidential suite, the property also has its own restaurant, spa, two outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court and a fitness centre. The hotel also has its own private beach where guests can enjoy a range of water sports, including windsurfing, water skiing and surfing.

The Pevero Golf Club, which sits adjacent to the hotel, is heralded as one of the most stunning golf courses in the world. The 18-hole course, designed by American golf course architects Robert Trent Jones and Ron Kirby, provides views of the nearby bays of Pevero and Cala di Volpe and offers an unforgettable golfing experience for both experienced and beginner golfers.

GETTING THERE: Sardinia has three international airports – Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB/LIEO) in the northeast, Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO/LIEA) in the northwest and Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG/LIEE) in the south of the island. A transfer from Olbia Airport to Costa Smeralda takes approximately 30 minutes by road.


A Balkan country, Montenegro forms part of South-eastern Europe and is one of the continent’s smallest nations.

The country’s captivating, rugged landscapes, quaint coastal villages, fjord-like bays, and crystal-clear waters have made Montenegro popular with celebrities and socialites.

Home to Tara Canyon, the deepest in Europe and the second deepest in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site can be explored by raft or, for those brave enough, by the largest zip line in Europe.

Discover a country full of culture, history, natural wonders, scenic drives, and incredible local cuisines – Montenegro is a remarkable location with something for everyone.

WHERE TO STAY: Boutique Hotel Vissi D’Arte is a small boutique hotel set in the centre of Budva, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast, which dates back more than 2,500 years.

Inspired by opera and art, the hotel offers a variety of luxurious and spacious rooms and suites, each featuring furnishings constructed from natural organic materials. The hotel also has a two-bedroom presidential suite which boasts two balconies and panoramic sea views, ideal for relaxing with a coffee and watching the many yachts that sail in and out of the nearby Dukley Marina.

GETTING THERE: Montenegro has two main airports accessible by private jet – Podgorica Airport (TGD/LYPG), located centrally, and Tivat Airport (TIV/LYTV), which is in the South-western region of Montenegro. Boutique Hotel Vissi D’Arte offers a luxury airport transfer from Tivat, providing a smooth transition from airport to accommodation which takes an average of 30 minutes by road.


Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve, lies along the Atlantic-facing coast of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing the southwestern tip of Europe with Spain. Its mountainous interior provides a dramatic backdrop to the traditional whitewashed buildings and terracotta rooftops that grace its rugged coastline.

Renowned for its Port Wine, fado music, medieval castles, cobblestoned villages, historical cities, warm climate, and not forgetting its majestic golden beaches, it is easy to see why Portugal’s Algarve region remains such a popular destination – it has something for all ages.

WHERE TO STAY: Found in the Algarve’s Armação de Pêra municipality, VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa is a 5* resort perched on a clifftop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

This luxurious resort has a contemporary yet traditional style, offering various shapes and sizes of rooms, suites, villas, and apartments, all scattered within 54 acres of subtropical gardens that offer the ultimate seclusion and privacy. The resort’s chic sea-inspired interiors, with blue, white and green tones, match this oceanfront location perfectly.

The resort boasts no less than ten on-site restaurants (one of which has two Michelin stars), its own yoga pavilion, several pools, and tennis courts and is home to an amazing spa with 12 individual treatment rooms. It is also home to the secluded Tremoços Beach, where guests can enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, scuba diving, snorkelling or a leisurely swim in its warm waters.

GETTING THERE: Faro Airport (FAO/LPFR) is the only airport serving Portugal’s Algarve region. Ideally situated, Faro airport is nearly equidistant from the Spanish border and Portugal’s southwestern tip.


The capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department, Nice, is located on the southeast coast of France, approximately 20 kilometres from the Italian border.

This beautiful city is known for its stunning coastline and unique Baroque-influenced architecture. A wonderful maze of boutique shops, lively restaurants, galleries and markets fill the narrow streets bound by tall, colourfully painted buildings.

With so much to see and do, an average of 330 days of sunshine each year and very mild winters, Nice is a city worth visiting any time of the year. The Old Port offers the perfect place for a walk, or alternatively, you can sit and admire the luxury yachts over a coffee or cocktail in one of the many restaurants or bars.

WHERE TO STAY: Built in the early 20th century, Hotel Boscolo Exedra Nice is a prestigious, Belle Époque style hotel featuring a seamless blend of period architecture and elegant contemporary design, aptly located in the city’s prominent and central Boulevard.

Featuring 112 rooms, each tastefully finished with parquet wood floors, marble furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer uninterrupted views of the Boulevard. The property’s bright white and ivory tones create an intimate and reserved atmosphere.

It is also home to two restaurants, two swimming pools, a spa, and a superb roof terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area.

GETTING THERE: Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN) is located only 8.5 kilometres from the centre of Nice, a transfer from which takes approximately 15 minutes by road.

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Tis the season to start your Christmas shopping and there is nothing quite like walking through streets of shimmering lights, bright colours and beautifully decorated window displays, surrounded by the aromas of pine, cinnamon, gingerbread and mulled wine, whilst doing so.

This Christmas, why not take a trip to one of our favourite Christmas shopping destinations, all perfectly accessible via private jet?

1) Milan, Italy

Renowned as the shopping capital of the world, why not take a walk down Via Montenapoleone and Via Della Spiga and have all the best designers, such as Prada, Hermes, Chanel, & Bulgari, at your fingertips? Shopping here is fancy but stress-free.

In December, Milan is full of festive fun. Visit the magical markets in Mercatino di Natale in Piazza Duomo (Piazza Duomo Christmas Market) and witness the huge Christmas tree near Milan’s Duomo Cathedral or check out the ornate tree at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

Piazza Gae Aulenti is another excellent place to visit, where you can pick up unique Christmas gifts, including handcrafted wooden toys, among other things, and delicious street food.

After a hard day’s shopping, head to the cobblestoned districts of Arco della Pace, Brera or the canal district of Navigli to experience some retro charm over aperitivi at one of the many cool bars and chic eateries.


  1. Bulgari Hotel Milano
  2. Mandarin Oriental Milan
  3. Four Seasons Hotel
  4. Park Hyatt Milan
  5. Armani Hotel Milano


Milan Linate Airport (LIN/LIML) is the closest airport to the centre of Milan and is open to private jet movements 24 hours a day. Linate Airport is located approximately 8 kilometres from the heart of Milan and a transfer by road takes between 30 and 45 minutes by road.

2) Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai has everything you need for a truly fabulous festive experience and is perfect for families, couples and friends. December sees Dubai lit up with fairy lights, and huge Christmas trees are built and decorated overnight, kept in the dark until their official tree lighting ceremony, which attracts crowds to enjoy local choirs, festive nibbles and drinks.

Home to one of the largest shopping malls in the UAE, the Dubai Mall, has circa 1,200 stores set over four floors, and with Dubai Shopping Festival also taking place in December, where better to do your Christmas shopping than in the mall of dreams?

If you are looking for some unusual or unique gifts, check out one of the many festive markets dotted around town – there is the Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace, the Maker’s Market at Cityland Mall, the Golden Mile Galleria’s Christmas Market on the Palm and RIPE’s festive editions in Academy Park, Umm Suqeim.

Alternatively, you can go to Global Village to see singing Santa and meet the tiniest Santa in the world – invisible to the naked eye – or visit the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Dino, the Opera or perhaps the top of the Burj Khalifa.


  1. One & Only Royal Mirage
  2. Bulgari Resort Dubai
  3. Jumeirah Burj Al Arab
  4. Raffles The Palm Dubai
  5. Atlantis Dubai


Dubai International Airport (DXB/OMDB) has long been the airport of choice for private jet travellers heading into the city of Dubai. However, since its opening in late 2013, Dubai World Central Airport (DWC/OMDW) – also known as Al Maktoum International Airport – has fast become the airport of choice for private jet travellers.

Despite being 55 kilometres from the centre of Dubai, a transfer by road from Dubai World Central Airport takes approximately the same time as from Dubai International Airport due to less road congestion.

3) Los Angeles, United States

Looking for somewhere to do your Christmas shopping but want somewhere there isn’t the typically cold winter weather? California is a great place to go.

For the ultimate in luxury shopping, visit the glamourous Rodeo Drive, which is lined with top designers and luxury boutique stores, including holiday favourites such as Tiffany and Co, Balenciaga, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and many more.

Searching for something a little different? The Unique LA Holiday Market really does feature unique items and is one of the best markets to visit. There are also plenty of artisan markets and fairs, including the Union Station Holiday Festival, Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, Renegade and Echo Park Craft Fairs.

After all that shopping, why not head to the heart of downtown LA and visit the Bai Holiday Ice Rink? Here, you can skate day or night with a view of the city skyline. If you fancy something a little more cultural, you could attend Las Posadas, a Mexican-American Christmas festival for candlelit processions, traditional music and dance performances as well as an array of authentic food and piñata-breaking. Held along Olvera Street, it is a unique part of the city.


  1. Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
  2. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
  3. Hotel Bel-Air
  4. Pendry West Hollywood
  5. The Peninsula Beverly Hills


The go-to airport for private jet travellers looking to visit Los Angeles is Van Nuys (VNY/KVNY). As one of the world’s busiest private jet airports, Van Nuys sees over 200,000 aircraft movements per year.

Located 34 kilometres to the northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, it is possible to transfer by road or by private helicopter.

4) Hong Kong

As ‘the City that takes shopping seriously’, many people love to visit Hong Kong for extravagant spending, particularly as the luxury goods are tax-free.

A shopper’s paradise, Hong Kong is home to many shopping hotspots, including Times Square, IFC Shopping Mall, 1881 Heritage and the Landmark. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your spouse, partner, child or friend, these prestigious malls are home to every designer brand you can think of, making them the ideal locations to find that glamorous gift. They also pull out all the stops with beautiful festive displays, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

But Hong Kong at Christmas is far more than just shopping, particularly as it is one country in East Asia where Christmas is celebrated perhaps the most grandly. Winterfest, recognised by CNN as one of the best places to spend your Christmas, features ice shows and many other Christmas activities. There are also plenty of holiday fairs you can go to in town where you can shop for gifts, indulge in seasonal treats and soak up the festive atmosphere. Check out some or all of the Christmas markets at Island Shangri-La, Basehall, The Upper House, Stanley Plaza, Kll Musea Christmas Village Pop-up, Discovery Bay and Swire Properties White Christmas Street Fair, to name but a few.


  1. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
  2. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
  3. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  4. The Peninsula Hong Kong
  5. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong


Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH), otherwise known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is the best way of accessing central Hong Kong and is situated approximately 30 kilometres away by road.

5) Paris, France

Known as the ‘City of Light’, there couldn’t be a truer word said for Paris at Christmastime. Giving New York a run for its money, some of the most popular light displays, magical window displays and Insta-ready Christmas trees can be found in Paris’ infamous shopping districts and department stores.

As a capital of fashion, Paris is renowned for its shopping. The Elysian Fields (Champs-Elysées) is one of Paris’ most infamous and glamorous avenues, which is home to some of the biggest names in luxury shopping, including Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, to name but a few. Alternatively, you can visit one of their prestigious department stores. Head to Galeries Lafayette for shopping with a view, to Le BHV Marais for a trip to Switzerland, to Printemps Paris Haussmann for something creative and colourful, or there is the oldest department store in Paris, Le Bon Marche, for something more traditional.

The Christmas markets in Paris are spectacular. Be sure to check out the La Magie de Noël (The Magic of Christmas) in Tuileries Garden, located next to the enchanting Louvre, the Eifel Tower Christmas Market, Notre Dame Christmas Market, Saint Germain des Prés, or La Défense Christmas Market, which features more than 350 chalets spread over 13,000 square meters.

Whether a trip with loved ones, family or friends, Paris has something for everyone.


  1. Hotel Plaza Athénée
  2. Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
  3. Hotel de Crillion, A Rosewood Hotel
  4. Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
  5. The Peninsula Paris


Paris Le Bourget (LBG/LFPB) is the airport of choice for private jet travellers looking to access the French capital. As one of Europe’s busiest private jet airports, Le Bourget is well-located at only 15 kilometres from Paris’ centre.

6) London, United Kingdom

London at Christmas is truly magical, and as a shopping destination, it transforms into a festive paradise with perfectly decorated storefronts, lit-up Christmas trees and a real ‘Winter Wonderland’ right in its heart.

Home to some of the world’s most famous brands, the places to shop are endless. Hotspots include Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, St James’, the piazza and Seven Dials in Covent Garden, Chelsea’s Kings Road, and the infamous Harrods in Knightsbridge.

London is also home to some of the best Christmas markets – check out Southbank Centre Winter Market or those in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Kingston and Trafalgar Square.

For the ultimate Christmas markets, head to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, where you can truly soak up the Christmas cheer. Here, you will find an array of gifts, handmade crafts, jewellery and culinary delights being sold from more than 100 wooden stalls. Once you have finished shopping, you can enjoy some skating on the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink, a ride on the Giant Observation Wheel or fairground rides, and watch a range of festive entertainment.


  1. The Connaught
  2. Corinthia London
  3. The Langham London
  4. Claridge’s
  5. Baglioni Hotel London


London is served by a number of airports that are accessible by private jet. These include Biggin Hill (BQH/EGKB), Farnborough (FAB/EGLF), London City (LCY/EGLC) and London Luton (LTN/EGGW).

Whilst all of these airports have good connections to the city centre, London City and Biggin Hill are situated closest to London’s heart.

7) New York, United States

If you are looking for the ultimate Christmas shopping destination, ‘The Big Apple’ will not disappoint.

Home to some of the best luxury shopping districts, including Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue and Soho, as well as exemplary department stores like Macy’s, Century 21 and Bloomingdale’s, New York offers the ultimate luxury shopping experience.

The perfect place to spend time with family or friends, it is renowned for some of the most elaborate window displays in the world, not forgetting the iconic Rockefeller Christmas tree and ice rink.

If you are looking for something different, why not visit one of the many holiday markets? For something unique, check out The Grand Central Holiday Fair; for something quirky, visit Union Square; for something handmade, visit The Makers Show at City Point; and for something that you can feast your eyes and your stomach on, check out Bryant Park Winter Village or Columbus Circle Holiday Market, where you can reward yourself with tasty culinary delights once you’ve made those all-important purchases.

There is also plenty to do to pass away the evenings. From boutique bars to Michelin-star restaurants or Broadway shows, it is easy to see why it is known as ‘the city that never sleeps’.


  1. The Mark
  2. Baccarat Hotel
  3. The Lowell
  4. The Bowery Hotel
  5. Soho Grand Hotel


Of the many airports serving New York, the most popular with private jets are Teterboro (TEB/KTEB), Westchester County Airport (HPN/KHPN) and LaGuardia (LGA/KLGA).

All are well connected to the city centre and offer transfers by road or helicopter.

Whether you require guidance on the most suitable aircraft for your route and number of passengers, assistance with planning your trip itinerary and logistics, or arranging the finer details to form your signature journey, we offer a comprehensive range of air charter and concierge services tailor-made to your requirements, leaving you to rest assured that you are in the hands of a professional service provider.

To discuss your requirements in more detail, telephone +44 (0) 330 043 0041 or email fly@sentiensignature.com.

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Glistening snow-capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, roaring fireplaces, fresh alpine air, and slopes that twinkle in the night from the scattered chalets that sit tranquilly – there really is something special about this time of year. Whether you prefer to spend the day skiing or sipping on an Aperol spritz whilst admiring the incredible views, we have you covered with these 5 ski destinations to visit by private jet this winter.

1) Chamonix, France

One of the oldest ski resorts in France, having hosted the first Winter Olympics back in 1924, Chamonix is a vibrant town and a world-class ski resort and mountaineering destination that sits at the base of Mont Blanc between France, Switzerland and Italy.

The town’s skyline is dominated by the jagged Aiguilles de Chamonix Mountain, which peaks at the top of Mont Blanc at an incredible 4,810 metres.

Exuding charm with views of snow-capped, pine-covered hillsides and glaciers, and waterfalls that cascade down the mountainside – this town is picture-perfect.

Its expansive and challenging terrain makes this a bucket-list destination for many avid skiers and is, without doubt, one of the most unique and most visited destinations in the French Alps.


Nestled in picturesque gardens, the Hameau Albert 1er is known as one of Chamonix’s finest hotels and is situated in the heart of this world-class ski resort. Owned by the Carrier-Maillet family, this hotel has been providing top-class hospitality and welcoming guests to the area since 1903.

An old mountain farmhouse with a modern contemporary feel and added rustic charm, the hotel’s historic converted barn accommodations are full of character, comprising a mixture of architectural alpine traditions. Additionally, they have two independent chalets that offer a chic combination of pure white tones and rustic timber.

On-site is a Michelin-star restaurant that offers a gastronomic experience serving traditional Savoyard specialities. The resort also features a wine cellar, bar, hot tub and sauna, and has a wide selection of rejuvenating massage treatments to offer, perfect for when you’ve had a busy day on the slopes.


Geneva Airport (GVA/LSGG) is the closest airport to the exclusive Chamonix ski resort. The journey from Geneva airport takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes by road.

2) Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier is a Swiss Alpine village situated in the Canton of Valais in southwestern Switzerland. It offers incredible panoramic views of Mont Blanc and sits around 1,500 metres above sea level, facing the Grand Combin mountain massif. It is ideally located at the centre of the four valleys and has one of the largest skiing areas in Europe, providing over 410 kilometres of ski runs.

Verbier is a vibrant village of low-rise buildings and traditional Swiss charm which, unlike many other ski resorts, is still reflected today. As soon as the first snow falls, Verbier develops into a glamourous winter playground and a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts thanks to its on and off-piste skiing opportunities being some of the most incredible anywhere in the Alps.

In the winter, Verbier truly comes alive with its restaurants, boutique shops, bars, and a vivacious après-ski scene. Verbier also offers a plethora of other activities such as horse-drawn sleigh rides, husky dog rides, sky diving, sledging and parachuting. There is also an incredible 10km long toboggan run – the longest in French-speaking Switzerland.


The Lodge is the ultimate winter hideaway. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, this luxurious nine-bedroom mountain chalet, perched high in the Swiss Alps, comes with a team of experienced staff including a housekeeper, chalet concierge, private chef and personal chauffeur.

Each room is uniquely designed with warm tones and has magnificent views of the mountains and valley opposite. The master suites are exceptionally spacious and feature a modern fireplace in the centre of the room – there is even a secret door that connects the two master suites if extra space is needed.

Dining at The Lodge in winter takes place in the large dining room, where all meals are cooked to order by the private chef and where guests can sample some of the resort’s culinary delights. Alternatively, you can dine at one of the town’s many stylish restaurants, which can be organised by your personal concierge.

For a wind-down, head to the lower levels of the chalet where you will find a heavenly spa area with an indoor jacuzzi, steam room, massage room, gym and a 9m heated indoor pool. This alpine paradise has a true home-from-home feeling, which is ideal for families or large groups.


Sion Airport (SIR/LSGS) is the closest airport to Verbier at 54 kilometres, a transfer from which takes approximately one hour by road. Alternatively, you can fly in via Aosta Valley Airport (AOT/LIMV) which is approximately 80 kiolmetres away and would take around one and a half hours by road. Ordinarily, there are helicopter transfers available to resorts.

3) Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo, also known as the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, is a small ski resort located in the Veneto region of Northern Italy and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

Nestled between the soaring peaks of the Dolomites mountain range, the resort is surrounded by sheltered alpine valleys and well-groomed ski slopes. In the winter season, the town is bustling with people walking through the exclusive collection of antique shops, designer boutiques, bars and fine restaurants.

The town has an Olympic ice stadium with two ice tracks that were built for the Winter Olympic Games held there in 1956, and was host to the 2021 World Ski Championships. Cortina is also due to host the Winter Olympics once again in 2026.


Surrounded by unspoiled alpine beauty, the Rosapetra SPA Resort is located just minutes from the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo. This superb resort is entirely furnished in wood inside and out, making it blend seamlessly into the natural landscape.

The rooms and suites are intimate, elegant and modern spaces, which offer fantastic views of the Dolomites. The handmade warm wood furnishings, fine upholstery, natural stone and neutral colours all reflect the Ampezzo landscape to create an airy, welcoming and inviting space.

Restaurant La Corte del Lampone serves traditional food and often provides local entertainment in the evenings for in-house guests. You can also enjoy a glass or two of wine at The Cellar, where you can explore local and international wines in the comfort of your chalet.

The spa has been designed and characterised around bio-cosmetic products and exclusive equipment designed for holistic care. There is also a Finnish sauna, Mediterranean bath, Turkish bath, full Technogym-equipped fitness centre, and a swimming pool with breathtaking views. The resort also offers a wide range of sporting activities including ice climbing, ski mountaineering, skating and alpine skiing.


The nearest Italian airports to Cortina are Canova di Treviso Airport (TSF/LIPH) and Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE/LIPZ) from which it takes approximately two hours to get to the Cortina ski resort by road. Alternatively, you can take a helicopter transfer to Cortina’s own heliport in Fiames, where only private flights operate.

4) Val-d’Isère, France

Val-d’Isère is nestled in Savoie’s Tarentaise Valley in the Alps and is a resort which dates back as far as the 1600s. Although one of the smaller resorts, it can be one of the liveliest high-end resorts and is brimming with challenging slopes, stylish bars and one of the best après ski scenes in all of Europe.

Sitting at an altitude of 1,850 metres above sea level, the resort is among one of the highest in Europe with the longest winters – it has one of the best snow records in Europe.

Val-d’Isère has over 96 ski lifts that serve 300 kilometres of pistes and 25,000 skiing acres comprising a mixture of beginner, intermediate and expert slopes.

This charming old-world village has a lot to offer a variety of visitors. Through its old winding streets, you will find bustling bars, shops and restaurants which all come alive at night, and with restricted access for vehicles in Val-d’Isère, it really does feel like a different world.


The Marco Polo Chalet is the most luxurious in Val-d’Isère and was voted the Best Ski Chalet in France two years in a row by the World Ski Awards. Although situated in the heart of Val-d’Isère, the property is set back from the main road providing a more intimate setting.

The chalet has a chic yet contemporary alpine-style interior with a mixture of modern and traditional materials used to create its overall vibe. There are six tastefully decorated rooms each with en-suite bathrooms and expansive living areas that lead through to a spacious balcony with panoramic views out onto the notorious World Cup La Face de Bellevarde downhill ski course.

The chalet features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, hammam and massage room for some post-ski recuperation. It also boasts a wine cellar called the Cave and Fromagerie where you can enjoy cheese and wine tastings with friends and family. There is also a private gym, open fireplace, chauffeured 4×4 plus personal resort driver, gourmet catering, and two open bars.


Chambéry Airport (CMF/LFLB) and Aosta Valley Airport (AOT/LIMV) are the closest locations to fly into, from which a transfer takes approximately two hours by road to Val d’Isere. Alternatively, you can take a private helicopter transfer and leave all the stress of the road behind.

5) Lech, Austria

The picturesque mountain village of Lech is an exclusive ski resort situated at an altitude of 1,444 metres above sea level in the western state of Vorarlberg, Austria.

Set in the heart of the beautiful Arlberg mountain range, the village has strict building restrictions which give it more of an exclusive feeling and in-keeping with its original Austrian charm.

The village comprises a collection of luxurious hotels and traditional-style ski chalets all built around the river that meanders through its centre. Although Lech is a comparatively small resort, there are over fifty restaurants dotted around serving traditional Austrian cuisine as well as many lively bars which play live music in the evenings.

There is a variety of surrounding scenic ski runs, most of them easy to medium difficulty. There are however more challenging runs available on certain slopes. There is also a local snow park where you can engage in freestyle snowboarding.


Chalet 1551 is an ultra-luxury boutique chalet nestled in the heart of the Austrian Alps, surrounded by ski slopes in the exclusive Arlberg area.

This chalet was built with classic Austrian-Alpine style and luxury at its forefront.

The 600 square metre private residence was decorated by highly renowned interior designer Casus Casa and can accommodate up to 12 guests across five luxurious guestrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms.

Throughout the interior is a mixture of natural stone, light wood, soft furnishings, bespoke handmade furniture and complimentary lighting. On the ground floor, you will find an incredible wellness spa featuring a sauna, steam room, infrared chamber, sports bar and swimming pool with breathtaking mountain and village views.

Available on-hand 24/7 is a team of private staff including a Michelin-star chef, butler service and a chauffeur shuttle service within the area of Lech and Zürs.


Innsbruck Airport (INN/LOWI) and St. Gallen Altenrhein Airport (ACH/LSZR) are both approximately one hour and a half to Lech by road. You can also get a private helicopter transfer to Lech ski resort directly from both airports.

Whether you require guidance on the most suitable aircraft for your route and number of passengers, assistance with planning your trip itinerary and logistics, or arranging the finer details to form your signature journey, we offer a comprehensive range of air charter and concierge services tailor-made to your requirements, leaving you to rest assured that you are in the hands of a professional service provider.

To discuss your requirements in more detail, telephone +44 (0) 330 043 0041 or email fly@sentiensignature.com.

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Contact our team by email at fly@sentientsignature.com,

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As summer starts to arrive on the horizon, we are looking forward to one with fewer travel restrictions and a greater opportunity to see the world.

Chartering a private jet allows you to spend less time travelling and more time enjoying the world’s best beaches. You can choose your preferred departure airport and time, avoid the queues experienced with scheduled flights, and enjoy fine dining on the way.

We have shortlisted five of the best and most exclusive beach destinations that are worth putting at the top of your 2021 bucket list.

1) Lizard Island, Australia

Lying 27 kilometres (17 miles) off the coast of North Queensland, Lizard Island is a small islet situated on the Great Barrier Reef. Despite its size, Lizard Island offers 24 powder-white beaches, meaning you are able to find your own patch of paradise.

The shallow, sheltered waters surrounding Lizard Island are best explored by paddle board or kayak. Owing to its location, the Island is also one of the very few places where snorkelling along the Great Barrier Reef is possible straight off the beach.

Where to stay: The award-winning Lizard Island Resort, situated on the Island’s northern coast, offers a selection of rooms and suites as well as oceanfront villas. Every reservation is inclusive of daily gourmet meals, access to your own motorised dinghy, unlimited use of paddle boards and sea kayaks, and use of snorkelling gear for the duration of your stay.

Getting there: Lizard Island Airport (LZR/YLZI) has daily flights from Cairns, with an average flight time of approximately one hour. The Island is also accessible by private jet.

2) Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Situated in the Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora is a small group of volcanic islands and forms part of the Leeward Islands archipelago. Bora Bora is located approximately 260 kilometres (162 miles) northwest of Tahiti.

Despite many of the islands’ beaches being reserved for private access only, Bora Bora is home to some of the world’s most breath-taking public beaches. One of these is Matira Beach on the southern tip of the main island. This extensive stretch of silky white sand is the largest public-access beach and a perfect representation of the incredible beauty that French Polynesia is renowned for, world-over.

Whilst lounging on one of the islands’ many beaches for hours on end seems idyllic, Bora Bora has much more to offer. The surrounding crystal-clear waters are home to a wealth of enthralling marine flora and fauna. Whilst snorkelling allows you to explore the shallower areas, scuba safaris led by local experts are the best way to delve deeper into Bora Bora’s underwater world.

Where to stay: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a family-friendly resort situated on the north-eastern islet of Motu Tehotu. As one of Bora Bora’s most prestigious accommodations, this resort is composed of luxurious over-water bungalows and beachfront villas, and is accessible via the resort-owned water taxis, which connect the accommodation to Bora Bora Airport.

Getting there: Bora Bora Airport, also known as Motu Mute Airport (BOB/NTTB), is located on the islet of Motu Mute. The airport is accessible by private jet and can accommodate ultra-long-range jets, allowing non-stop access to Bora Bora from most countries.

3) Playa Santa María, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Found on the Baja California peninsula and only 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the city of Cabo San Lucas, lies Santa Maria Bay, or Bahía Santa María as its known locally. One of Los Cabos’ more secluded beaches, Santa Maria Beach, is one of soft golden-sand slopes which lead to azure waters. Enclosed by cactus-covered cliffs, it collectively forms a scenic horseshoe-shaped bay. The beach is also one of the very few along the Los Cabos Corridor which is swimmable.

Because of the geography of Santa Maria Bay, the beach benefits from tranquil waters, sheltered from the strong currents of the Pacific Ocean on which the cove sits. The waters are also home to an abundance of the most tropical sea life in all of Mexico, a feature which allows for some of the best snorkelling in all of Los Cabos.

Owing to its relatively remote location, Santa Maria Bay benefits from fewer visitors than other beaches along the Los Cabos Corridor. However, its location means you’ll want to bring refreshments and shelter with you as there are no amenities nearby other than those exclusive to residents of the Montage Los Cabos resort.

Where to stay: Recently opened in 2018, Montage Los Cabos is a luxury beachfront resort in Santa Maria Bay. Covering an area of 39 acres, the resort features 122 expansive guestrooms, suites and casas along with 52 Montage Residences, all of which have been exquisitely finished and designed to bring the outdoors and indoors together.

Getting there: The nearest airport, Cabo San Lucas International Airport (CSL/MMSL), is approximately 18 kilometres (11 miles) from Santa Maria Bay. Accessible by private jet, a transfer to Santa Maria Bay takes around 30 minutes by road.

4) Reethi Rah, Maldives

The Maldives are widely known as one of the most romantic destinations on the planet and one of the most popular for honeymoons. It is therefore no surprise that the beaches here are some of the best on offer anywhere in the world. However, with over 1,200 pristine beaches to choose from, it is nearly impossible to narrow it down to those most worth visiting.

One of the most enticing Maldivian islands is perhaps Reethi Rah in the North Malé Atoll. Boasting 12 untouched stretches of white sand, each backed by dense tropical foliage, Reethi Rah is a picture postcard of paradise. Operating in its own time zone set one hour ahead of Malé, the Island is home to only one resort which means the beaches here typically host less visitors than those of nearby islands.

From snorkelling with sharks or hawksbill sea turtles, to catamaran dining experiences, Reethi Rah hosts a multitude of water-based experiences to luxuriate in. The Island is also home to over 2,000 species of fish, which inhabit the extensive coral reefs found nearby, making this Island a diver’s paradise.

Where to stay: The multi-award-winning One&Only Reethi Rah is the Island’s only resort, making this magical retreat feel even more exclusive than other islands in the Maldivian archipelago. Perfect for couples and families alike, this all-villa idyll is the ultimate in Maldivian luxury. Aside from the vast array of nature-based activities on offer, the resort features an on-site spa which was Global Winner of Best Luxury Spa in 2013 and ranked in the top 20 ‘World’s Best Spas’ by Condé Nast Traveler.

Getting there: Velana International Airport (MLE/VRMM), located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, is the nearest airport to Reethi Rah. Accessible by private jet, the airport is connected by yacht or speedboat transfer, which takes approximately 45 minutes each way.

5) Banana Beach, Koh Hey (Coral Island), Thailand

As part of a group of islets just off the south coast of Phuket Island, Koh Hey (otherwise known as Coral Island) is home to three stunning, wonderfully soft white-sand beaches. The most popular of these is Long Beach, whose 800-metre span covers most of the Island’s north coast.

Banana Beach, approximately half the size of Long Beach, is situated further east along the northern edge of Koh Hey and is even more impressive. Its seclusion means that it doesn’t get as crowded and has therefore retained more of the Island’s natural beauty. Its location affords Banana Beach shelter from the stronger waves and currents, making it a safer beach to swim from compared to either of the Island’s other beaches.

Lower visitor numbers also make it an ideal snorkelling location. Whilst the immediate shoreline is devoid of rocks and reefs, which makes for ideal swimming, less than 20 meters from the sand lies extensive coral reefs and an abundance of marine life to explore.

Where to stay: Located above a secluded cove on the north-western coast of Phuket Island, Trisara is a luxury resort which reflects on traditional Thai architecture carefully balanced with the right amount of contemporary influence. Designed as an intimate community of 39 private villas and residences, all accommodation boasts uninterrupted Andaman Sea views.

Getting there: Phuket International Airport (HKT/VTSP) is the only airport serving Phuket Island. Accessible by private jet, transfers to most of Phuket is by road. Access to the many islets surrounding Phuket, including Koh Hey, is by water taxi or private rental boats.

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