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5 Private Islands Worth Flying For

Air Partner - 08 Aug 2018

With a private jet you can explore some of the most remote and idyllic parts of the world. Secluded coves, stunning private beaches or the wilderness of the Serengeti – whatever your idea of a perfect holiday, we suspect these far-flung luxury locations will soon become firm favourites. And travelling on a private jet means your holiday starts the moment you take off.

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

An eco-friendly luxury resort, Fregate Island Private is spread over a 2.4km private island (that is bigger than the size of Monaco). The island itself has seven beautiful and secluded beaches, and is home to 3,000 giant tortoises who roam free and dictate the pace of island life.

With just 18 villas on the island, and your own butler on 24-hour call, you could easily enjoy a stay without seeing another guest. But for the utmost seclusion, book Anse Maquereau, the island's private beach.

Insider tip Request Villa 8 for its amazing views and private location.

Quintessentially Travel can offer Air Partner guests:
• Upgrade on arrival*
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two guests served in residence or restaurants
• 85 EUR Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay**
• 1 hour sunset cruise
• Early check-in and late check out*

Nearest airport: Seychelles and then a helicopter transfer
Flight time from London: 10 hours 30 minutes
Recommended jet: Falcon 7X



the brando The Brando, French Polynesia 

For breathtaking white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise lagoon, look no further. The Brando is a unique resort on French Polynesia's beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It's the only true all-inclusive luxury resort found within the islands of Tahiti, and what's more, it's eco friendly, being almost completely carbon neutral.

The resort sits on one of a dozen small islands or motus that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resort's guests and visiting researchers. 

Enjoy one of 35 welcoming villas on private beaches with plunge pools, and experience the carefree luxury of The Brando.

Insider tip Visit the island's own ecostation where scientists from around the world carry out leading research into sustainable interdependence.

Quintessentially Travel can offer Air Partner guests:
• Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• 100 EURO Resort or Hotel credit per villa to be utilized during stay (cannot be used at Hinerava Pearl Shop, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Early check-in and late check-out*

Nearest airport: Tahiti Faaa, Papeete and then small jet, turbo prop or helicopter transfer
Flight time from London: 18 hours 30 minutes (with a fuel stop)
Recommended jet: Global Express XRS 




Laucala Island Laucala Island, Fiji

Located on the northern tip of Fiji's north islands, Laucala Island is a favourite of Oprah Winfrey, Elle McPherson and the Obamas. And it's not hard to see why. Home to only 25 villas, spread widely across the island, each offers complete exclusivity and privacy.

Anything is possible on Laucala – playing a round of golf, cycling the island, game fishing, diving or sailing the turquoise waters, or being pampered in the spa.

The locals consider the island an example of Fiji pre-tourism and the villas are based on traditional Fijian dwellings – albeit super glamorous versions. Each villa has its own buggy to get around the island, and on check-in you'll be driven to your villa in one of the island's new Range Rovers.

Insider tip The resort was created by the inventor of Red Bull who opened up his personal paradise for others to jet into and enjoy.

Quintessentially Travel can offer Air Partner guests:
• Upgrade on arrival*
• Daily Full breakfast for up to two in room guests
• One Spa Journey (60 minutes), per person per stay
• Early check-in and late check-out*

Nearest airport: Nadi Airport and then small jet, turbo prop or helicopter transfer
Flight time from London: 19 hours
Recommended jet: Global 5000



Aman Montenegro Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Serene sea views and cobbled lanes characterise the tiny islet of Sveti Stefan. Attached to the coast by a narrow isthmus, this once fortified fishing village dates back to the 15th century and has been painstakingly restored. It is now home to Aman Sveti Stefan. The charming resort spreads across the bay to a 32-hectare estate, surrounded by more than 800 olive trees, on a pink sand coastline.

Insider tip Charter a private jet and stay at Villa Milocer. Once the summer residence of Queen Marija Karadjordjevic, it's available for guests to stay in all year round.

Quintessentially Travel can offer Air Partner guests:
• Upgrade on arrival*
• Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
• Complimentary luncheon for two once during stay (exclusive of beverages)
• Early check-in and late check-out*

Nearest airport: Tivat
Flight time from London: 2 hours 40 minutes
Recommended jet: Citation XLS



Singita grumeti Singita Grumeti, Serengeti, Tanzania

Although not a private island as such, Singita Grumeti earns its place on this list as an exceptional private escape. One of Africa's most prolific wildlife areas, Singita Grumeti is a dream come true for safari lovers. Located along the western corridor of the Serengeti, the exclusive Singita Grumeti has an eco-philanthropic ethos, and fuses elegance with adventure.

Singita offers five distinct experiences. The contemporary Faru Faru Lodge is located on a renowned migratory route, while Sasakwa Lodge is infinitely luxurious with awe-inspiring views of the plains. Or opt for Sabora's lavishly decorated 1920s styled tents.

For complete exclusivity, book Serengeti House, a villa-style retreat for family and friends. Or go for Singita Explore, a private-use tented camp which is set up according to wildlife movements and includes a vehicle, guide and full staff.

Whichever you choose, you'll experience a magical Africa and unforgettable wilderness.

Insider tip Enjoy an immersive, hand-on experience and help with one of the Singita Grumeti Fund's conservation projects. This year, Elephant Collaring is a key project, fitting elephants with GPS-enabled satellite collars in order to monitor habitual crop raiders and limit human-wildlife conflict in the region.

Quintessentially Travel can offer Air Partner guests:
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• A welcome gift to the value of $100 per couple, subject to conditions and availability
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Nearest airport : Kilimanjaro and then a turbo prop transfer
Flight time from London: 9 hours
Recommended jet: Falcon 2000LX 



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* Subject to availability
** Not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full