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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Guest Post: Top 5 Luxury Travel Destinations

Today’s luxury travel offers an exclusive plethora of unique pleasures, from the splendours of private tours of world-famous vineyards to the rush of adrenaline afforded by heli skiing in remote regions of British Columbia.

Here are 5 Top Unique Luxury Travel Destinations:

Revelstoke, B.C.— An elite destination for heli skiers for over 4 decades, Revelstoke, British Columbia is the cradle of heli skiing. Luxurious Bighorn resort will arrange a bespoke ski trip for you and your traveling companions complete with your own private helipad so you can experience the ultimate in heli skiing. Bighorn features eight opulent staterooms, a pool and movie theatre to unwind after a long day on the slopes. Your own private chef will prepare your favourite gourmet delights.

Turks & Caicos Islands – Experience private candlelight beachfront dining on what Conde Nast Travel calls one of the “10 Best Beaches in the World”. The luxurious Grace Bay Club will see to every custom detail. During the day, you can swim up to the world’s first infinity edge bar or borrow a complimentary Hobie Cat or kayak for a water excursion to a private cove for a more active holiday. Serious divers will want to explore the newly discovered coral reefs and walls surrounding the islands. And, if you visit between December and April, you can take a private sailing tour and see every Humpback Whale in the Atlantic—all 2500 of them—make their way to Mouchoir Bank just south of Turks. Of course, you can always explore Provo’s tucked away paradises via some of the 50’-80’ yachts that can be charted during your stay with the on-board crew and private chef you will sail and dine in pure pleasure.

Aspen, Colorado — From skiing to designer label shopping, Aspen offers the discerning traveller a wealth of activities. Stay at the St. Regis where you can fully explore the ski scene or spend the afternoon relaxing in their exclusive spa. If you really want to get your heart beating, you can book a heli skiing adventure with Telluride Helitrax.

Napa Valley – Your gastronomic pursuits will reach new heights in Napa. From Alice Water’s famed Chez Panisse to the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley offers gourmet dining amidst the beautiful setting of vineyards at every turn. Book a stay at the Auberge du Soleil in the heart of wine country. The Michelin-starred restaurant is well worth a visit and your concierge can book you a VIP tour of Napa’s finest wines. Between meals prepared by world famous chefs, you can rejuvenate with a Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Massage sourced with local ingredients or enjoy the valley from above as you sip 1987 Screaming Eagle Cabernet during your private hot air balloon ride.

Cabo San Lucas - Enjoy castle life at the iconic Mi Ojo. This cliff dwelling villa overlooks the Pacific and defines the Careyes style – a blend of Mexican and Mediterranean architecture with a lavish rooftop terrace. Take the hanging bridge, suspended 90 feet above the cliffs and ocean, to a private island perfect for meditation or yoga in the botanical garden. Cabo San Lucas Villas will arrange every detail of your exclusive trip, from golf excursions with the local pro to water sports in a private cove.

From tropical islands to snow capped mountains, these 5 destinations offer a new level of luxury and exclusivity for today’s elite travellers. 

This guest post was provided by Avantair, a leading provider of fractional aircraft ownership, leases and flight-hour card programs. With a focus on customer service, safety and comfort, Avantair’s fractional jet ownership program is the solution to your private travel needs. Fractional ownership provides all of the advantages of owning your own private aircraft without the hassle and maintenance. Whether you are interested in jet ownership, jet leasing or jet cards, Avantair has a program that’s right for you!



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