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Post Written by: Andrew Harreiter

Posted: 30/06/20

As travel restrictions relax and we recover some semblance of normality, you may be making plans to cast off the lockdown lethargy with a much-needed getaway.

With the UK government announcing its list of safe travel destinations, removing the 14-day quarantine period effective from Friday 10th July, ACC has collaborated with tailor-made travel specialist, Inspiring Travel Co., to bring you ten post-lockdown luxury resorts guaranteed to get your wanderlust fired up.

The first in our two-part blog includes idyllic Caribbean escapes and exclusive retreats nestled in some of the Mediterranean’s most iconic settings. Paired with some exceptional private jet flight options from our luxury jet charter experts, these resorts are certain to help blow away the Covid cobwebs.

JUMBY BAY ISLAND, ANTIGUA

Set on an enchanting 300-acre private island just two miles off the coast of Antigua, this all-inclusive haven is a perennial favourite with Inspiring Travel Co. clients.

Accommodation options include lavish suites and fully-staffed private residences – coupled with an array of activities for all ages and world-class spa facilities, Jumby Bay offers something for every holidaymaker, from honeymooners to family groups.

On arrival, you’ll be given your own bikes to navigate this car-free paradise, or you can request a buggy to escort you around – ideal when going for dinner at one of the resort’s exceptional restaurants.

Extensively and elegantly redeveloped in 2018 by celebrated Brazilian architect and interior designer, Patricia Anastassiadis, each year it closes for a month to renovate, ensuring every guest enjoys an exceptional experience, every time.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Antigua enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round, however, the driest and most popular time to visit is between January and April.

GETTING THERE

Direct private jet flights to Antigua for up to six passengers start from £80,000 each way, based on a Bombardier Challenger 650 heavy jet.

SANDY LANE, BARBADOS

Since 1961, Sandy Lane has been attracting only the most discerning of guests to its shores.

Renowned for all those little extra touches that make a holiday so special, each guest is cared for thoughtfully and personally to ensure each and every one feels like a VIP.

World-renowned golf courses, well-being treatments at the stylish spa, extensive facilities for children of all ages, delectable dining and a setting on one of the island’s most inviting West Coast beaches are just a handful of the many reasons to visit this iconic Barbados resort.

Accommodation ranges from sumptuous suites, each with their own private veranda, to palatial five-bedroom private residence, The Villa, featuring a dedicated butler, housekeeper and chef, as well as a private pool and exclusive beach access.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

The best time of year to visit Barbados is between December and June, when the weather is at its finest and driest, and temperatures average in the high 30s.

GETTING THERE

Direct private jet flights to Barbados for up to six passengers start from £80,000 each way, based on a Bombardier Challenger 650 heavy jet.

GRACE SANTORINI, GREECE

Situated along Greece’s fabled caldera coastline, this stylish, sophisticated boutique resort boasts breathtaking views of the azure Aegean Sea from every suite.

The perfect spot for a short-haul romantic getaway, wake each morning to a leisurely Champagne breakfast served on the pool or lower terrace, or have breakfast delivered to your room.

Choose from a range of exquisite local experiences to enrich your stay, from private yacht cruises to scenic hikes and sunrise yoga sessions. Or, simply spend the day enjoying the uninterrupted panoramic views from Grace Santorini’s infinity pool.

Offering unforgettable dining, Grace Santorini draws on the Mediterranean’s storied culinary traditions, serving contemporary interpretations on classic dishes, expertly prepared using only the finest locally-sourced ingredients.

And, for those truly special occasions, Grace’s private dining places their on-call personal chef at your disposal to craft a completely bespoke menu.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

While the summer months are ideal for those looking for hot weather, Santorini enjoys warmer temperatures any time between late April and early November.

GETTING THERE

Direct private jet flights to Santorini for up to six passengers start from £19,000 each way, based on a Citation XLS+ super light jet.

BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA, MALLORCA

Sheltered by the spectacular Serra de Tramuntana, Belmond La Residencia sits on the secluded north-west coast of Mallorca, among the lush olive and citrus groves located on the outskirts of the picturesque Mediterranean artists’ village of Deià.

Each of the hotel’s accommodation options, from suites to private villas, speak to Mallorca’s calming, rustic nature – white walls, beamed ceilings and cooling terracotta tiled floors.

Enjoy a host of Mallorcan cultural adventures from your remote mountain retreat. Explore the region’s artistry and architecture or tour the local wine estate dating back to the 15th century. Discover your own artistic flair with painting and sculpture classes or experience the true majesty of Mallorca at first light with a dawn walk.

Home to some of the best restaurants Mallorca has to offer, an award-winning culinary voyage awaits guests at the Belmond La Residencia.

For those seeking the quintessential Mediterranean experience, perfectly complemented by flourishes of unadulterated luxury, look no further.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Boasting the archetypal Mediterranean climate, the best time to visit Mallorca is during the summer months, between June and September, with temperatures reaching highs of 30°C in August.

GETTING THERE

Direct private jet flights to Mallorca for up to six passengers start from £16,000 each way, based on a Hawker 900 midsize jet.

IL SALVIATINO, FLORENCE, ITALY

A best-of-both-world’s luxury escape, Il Salviatino is set within an idyllic 12-acre park, while being just ten minutes from the Tuscan city of Florence.

Stays at this 15th century villa are characterised by service of the highest standard, and whether you’re relaxing at the split-level pool or heading out to explore Florence’s historic streets, you can look forward to retiring in one of the hotel’s uniquely designed and perfectly appointed suites.

As you would expect, dining is exquisite, with Tuscan classics prepared using produce picked straight from the hotel’s organic garden.

And, for those with a passion for discovery, Il Salviatino’s concierge is on-hand to arrange highly personalised, bespoke experiences. Personal painting and drawing lessons from the region’s top tutors, supercar driving experiences through the Tuscan Hills, hands-on truffle hunting and cooking in the hotel’s enchanting forest – your wish is their command.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

While temperatures are higher during the summer months, so, too, are the visitor numbers. Travelling in the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) guarantees you avoid the crowds, while visiting in June, before the summer peak, is highly recommended, made all the more magical by the region’s flora in full bloom.

GETTING THERE

Direct private jet flights to Florence for up to four passengers start from £14,000 each way, based on a Citation CJ2 light jet.

ESCAPE BY PRIVATE JET

As travel restrictions continue to relax, our experts stand ready to assist with your private aircraft charter needs. For more information about chartering a private jet for your next holiday, or for any other overseas trips, get in touch with a member of our team: call +44 (0)1737 232 230 or request a quote online.

*All prices listed are estimates based on one-way flights only, excluding VAT, transfers, accommodation and dining, and are subject to availability and slots at time of enquiry.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, entry and return from certain destinations may be subject to travel restrictions and quarantine periods – please consult the FCO website for up-to-date information.