This Memorial Day, get a jump on summer by chartering a private jet to somewhere warm and beachy for the long weekend. This week’s list will focus on easy access within the contiguous US for the weekend warrior crowd that needs to be back at work or school on Tuesday morning. Chartering a private jet is ideal for these quick trips as the precious hours wasted driving to and dealing with the hassle of commercial airports cuts into valuable rest and relaxation time!
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California
Chartering a private jet down to California’s self proclaimed Riviera in Orange County will land you where the spirit of Southern California thrives. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel sits perched on bluffs overlooking the sparkling Pacific and a long sandy beach. Guests can rejuvenate in the ocean-inspired spa or tee off on the golf course green. The hotel offers eco-excursions including whale watching and surfing. There is a kid’s club and pet-friendly amenities, so bring the whole family.
Avalon, Catalina Island, California
Stay at the historic and plush Inn at Mt. Ada in Avalon on Catalina Island. Once the home of Catalina royalty Walter and Ada Wrigley (yes, of the gum fortune), this hotel is more like a bed and breakfast. With six lovely guest rooms boasting commanding views of Avalon Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, the Inn’s gracious and relaxed atmosphere allows guests the sense of being in a private home rather than a lodging establishment. The staff’s extraordinary attention to detail creates a comfortable and serene stay. You will also be supplied with a golf cart to explore the town and beach (no cars allowed.)
Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico
Ok, so it’s not the US, but it is still contiguous and quite easy to get to quickly by chartering a private jet. Edged by pristine white sand and clear turquoise waters, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita provides so many reasons to linger in Mexican luxury. Casitas can sleep a family of four and have sitting rooms, terraces, and a hammock-perfect for enjoying those sunsets and margaritas.
Sunset Key Cottages, Key West, Florida
Chartering a private jet to Key West allows you to relax on a white sand beach while the trade winds blow your day to day worries away. At Sunset Key Cottages, A Luxury Collection Hotel, you will find an exquisite beach complete with cabanas, lounge chairs, and beach attendants. For a change of scene, migrate to the freeform garden pool complete with whirlpools and a swim up bar or hit the tennis courts. Old Town Key West is just a 10 minute boat ride away, available 24×7 from the resort.
Viceroy Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California
For a weekend getaway with some serious sunshine, charter a private jet to Palm Springs where the dry desert air will clear out the dampness in your bones from a long and foggy (and possibly snowy) winter. Stay at the famed Viceroy Palm Springs, defining the central Palm Springs experience since the 1930’s. Luxuriously updated to reflect the Hollywood Regency style popular during the desert’s original glamour era, Viceroy Palm Springs features a full array of luxury accommodations, amenities, and services. Centered among three courtyards, each with pool and manicured gardens, choose from deluxe hotel rooms, suites, or private villas. The resort is also home to Citron Restaurant, the desert’s most distinctive gourmet restaurant and cocktail lounge.