For decades, Florida has been one of the top destinations in the world for those looking for a grand getaway. From creature comforts to exotic experiences,the Sunshine State always has something wonderful for every taste. Getaways are even better when you can treat yourself with the state’s hidden gems, secret beaches, yachts and award-winning food. To give your trip the ultimate upgrade, fly to Florida in a chartered private plane.
The Best Florida Destinations to Fly to Privately
The birthplace of many popular bands and home to one of the largest media markets and shopping malls in the U.S., Orlando is known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World.” This city is the ideal destination for those with families who seek entertainment, as there are more attractions in this city than anywhere else in the world. Area theme parks include Disney World, Sea Word, Universal Studios, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Gatorworld and more. You’ll also find the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to one of the greatest collections of Tiffany glass lamps on earth.
If you are an avid golf player, one of the ultimate luxury getaways is at the Villas of Grand Cypress, a resort adjacent to Disney World. The AAA-Four Diamond villas sit among 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, along with private terraces, pools with waterfalls (one has waterslides), a marina, fishing (supplies provided upon request) and several outdoor activities. The resort provides transportation to area attractions and hosts several five-star amenities, such as golf lessons, children’s camp, game room and beauty salon.
Located along the southwestern tip of Florida, at the northern end of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour is a pristine community designed to provide the best in residential living and upscale tourism—a true model of “the good life.” Known as “Florida’s most fashionable destination,” the community has one of the best upscale, open-air shopping malls in the state, the Bal Harbour Shops. Here, you’ll find top luxury brands, including Chanel, Tory Burch, Audemars Piguet, Brioni, Loro Piana, IWC, Lalique and Prada.
A getaway to Bal Harbour begs a stay at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. With a AAA Five Diamond status, the resort’s Grand Luxe, Imperial, Royal and Presidential Oceanfront Suites come with private butler services. During your stay, be sure to book a treatment at the Remede Spa.
Little Palm Island
One of the more exclusive islands in the lower Florida Keys, Little Palm Island (also known as Little Munson Island) is a hidden treasure that you can only access via a private seaplane or boat. The Polynesian-style island resort has private bungalows that provide the ultimate in privacy, along with a marina for your yacht, library, secluded beaches and pools. Guests come here when they want to get away from it all, as bungalows do not have alarm clocks, televisions or telephones. However, there are plenty of activities to fill the day, like SCUBA diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing, dolphin encounters and eco-tours.