Private Jet Travel: Extend Your Summer Out Of Season
As we move towards September, things start to turn a little more dreary in comparison to the glory of the summer months. But does it have to be this way? Why not salvage some gratifying quietude by travelling off season and avoiding boisterous crowds. Grasp onto the last rays of sunshine by taking a trip to a place where the summer never ends.
Bespoke Air Charter, a worldwide private charter company, advises on the top destinations for post-summer holidays by private jet charter. These three destinations will allow you to avoid the crowds of holidaymakers while enjoying the luxury of a private jet.
October marks the end of the high tourist season for the volcanic archipelago off the coast of West Africa. This will allow you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and picturesque sandy beaches without having to compete for the best spots. The wind strength drops considerably in October, with average daytime temperatures between 24 °C and 29 °C, and the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean at 27 °C.
The mountainous peaks and rocky valleys of some of the islands offer various hiking opportunities for visitors. The beaches on the islands of Sal, Boa Vista, and Maio are popular for surfing and windsurfing. The latter, more secluded island provides peace and solitude for those wishing to get away from it all. October sees the beaches of Santa Maria in Sal host large beach parties to promote local music scenes, both traditional and contemporary. National Culture Day is celebrated on 18th October, with various activities and demonstrations taking place across the islands.
With international airports on five of the islands, travelling across Cape Verde by private jet makes for the most reliable form of transport. There is also the option of taking a ferry to explore the islands that do not have airports, to take in the glorious sights offered by the stunning seas and magnificent volcanic peaks.
With dry and abundantly sunny conditions allowing temperatures to rise to a maximum of 27 °C, Cyprus provides the perfect getaway for a fine autumn holiday. Paphos is the location of choice for an October getaway as tourists are few, allowing free rein of the warm seas for swimming, diving, and snorkelling. Paphos has the second largest international airport on the island, making it the perfect destination to fly into on your private jet.The Vrysoudia beaches offer clean white sand and watersport facilities, with Vrysoudia Beach B providing bathers with beautiful views of the Paphos castle and harbour.
For a more private experience, Lara Bay at Akamas is a secluded beach that features a conservation centre for rare turtles. You can also visit Aphrodite’s rock, myth dictates that swimming around it three times can bring you eternal youth. Or for the less mystically minded, you can take a mountain bike tour along the foothills of the Akamas peninsula.
Cyprus celebrates its independence day on 1st October with military parades and festivals. Being a public holiday, many shops and offices will be closed for the occasion. The same goes for Greek National Day, which is commemorated on 28th October.
The sights, scents, and tastes of one of Morocco’s major cities has the potential of imbuing you with such warmth, it will not only be the balmy temperatures of up to 27 °C worth anticipating. From the colourful and exhilarating markets, to the sweet and spicy delights of Moroccan cuisine, there is never a dearth of things to keep your senses captivated in this town.
For a truly luxurious experience, opt to stay at one of the sumptuously decorated riads. These palatial houses are built around a garden courtyard, often complete with water features to provide an oasis amidst the occasional chaos and commotion of the bustling city.
The Majorelle Garden, a twelve acre botanical and artist’s landscape garden owned by Yves Saint-Laurent is a sight to behold with it’s cobalt blue interiors and collection of flora, fauna, and artworks. It is a must-see for anyone who visits this city, and a sure sign of the enduring presence of summer.
Arrive in style at the generously proportioned Marrakech-Menara international airport, and be whisked off directly from your private jet to the extravagance that awaits you at your chosen riad.