Travelling by private jet opens up a new world of secluded luxury destinations. BitLux shares the landing spots to unlock these hidden gems.
Flying private isn’t all about business and meetings. Taking to the skies in a private jet opens up countless airfields, non of which can be accessed by commercial flights. In turn, these remote airfields allow quick and easy access to some breathtaking hotels and hidden gems.
BitLux, a leading global private jet company, reveals its Top 5 remote destinations, from the pristine beaches of the Philippines’ to the tranquil waters of the Maldives.
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AMANPULO, PHILIPPINES CUYO ARCHIPELAGO
Amanpulo, an Aman resort is set on Pamalican Island, Cuyo Archipelago in the Philippines is an exclusive, luxurious resort on its own island, with beautiful beaches, clear seas, and coral reefs against a backdrop of a tropical jungle.
-Busuaiga Airport is 68 miles away. The runway is 3300 feet in length and 98 feet in width. The elevation is 148 feet.
-San Jose Airport is 73 miles away. The runway is 6024 feet in length and 98 feet in width. The elevation is 14 feet. It can have an Airbus A320 land there.
-Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is 224 miles away but transfers are offered by the resort from the lounge hangar at the airport to the resort. The runway most often used for private jets is the 2nd runway at 7408 feet in length and 148 feet in width. It can accommodate anything from an ATR75 to an Airbus A320.
SONEVI JANI, MALDIVES
The Sonevi Jani Resort is a collection of water villas and island retreats, which offer ultimate peaceful luxury. The resort is on Moonu Atoll and was voted one of the top luxury hotels in the world.
Maafaru International Airport is just 8 miles away. The runway is 7218 feet in length and 148 feet in width. The elevation is 0 feet. Aircraft such as an Airbus Corporate Jet or Boeing Business jet could land there. Transfers are by speedboat and seaplane.
SUGAR BEACH, ST. LUCIA
Sugar Beach has mountain cottages as well as beachfront bungalows. The beaches and gardens make it the ultimate paradise along with 100 acres of the protected UNESCO Pitons.
-Hewanorra International Airport is 11 miles away from the resort. The runway has 9003 feet in length and 148 feet in width. The elevation is 14 feet. -George F.L. Charles Airport is 12 miles away and has a smaller runway length of 6227 feet and of the same width. Its elevation is 22 feet. It would be well suited to aircraft types such as The Learjet 60XR, the Hawker 800XP, and the Gulfstream 150.
CHEVAL BLANC, ST. BARTH
Cheval Blanc is a luxury hotel with a selection of rooms, suites, and villas. The hotel is elegant and well-equipped with a fitness studio and sports, restaurants, and boutiques. It prides itself on personal service and tailored experiences.
-Gustav II St Barth Airport at 1.5 miles. It has a runway length of 2119 feet. It is considered the third most dangerous runway in the world. It is a short runway, and a special license is required to use it. Smaller aircraft such as the Twin Otter, and Pilatus PC-12 are allowed to land there. The largest aircraft in use would be the de- Havilland Dash7.
-Grand Case Airport is 20 miles away on the island of Guadeloupe. The runway is 3837 feet in length, 98 feet in width, and at an elevation of 22 feet. ATR72 and smaller jets can land there but due to the short runways, a special request to land needs to be granted. A flight or boat transfer can be taken from there.
-Princess Juliana Airport at St. Maarten is another option at 21 miles away. The runway is 7708 feet in length, 148 in width, and has an elevation of 14 feet. A Boeing 747 can land there but is well suited to business jets such as the Gulfstream G550 and Challenger 850. There is a private jet fixed- based operator there to cope with the demand for private jet services.
KULM HOTEL, ST. MORITZ
The Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz is known as one of the best 5-star hotels in the world. It has a strong history of 165 years and hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928. The rooms at the Kulm Hotel are spacious and luxurious with historic features reflecting the hotel’s rich history.
The nearest airport is Samedan Airport, just 3 miles away. Its runway is 5905 feet in length and 130 feet in width. It is located at the bottom of a valley. At a height of 5600 feet, it is the 2nd highest airport in Europe. There is no instrument landing system and is one of the most challenging airports to land at in the world. Aircraft such as the Learjet 40 and Falon 7X can fly here but for larger aircraft such as the A320 special instructions apply.