The most sumptuous and stress-busting resorts in Europe by private jet
A round-up of the most exclusive luxury seaside resorts in Europe with truly sumptuous locations and service
The global events of the last few months and years give new meaning to the need to ‘get away from it all’, which is why we’re rounding-up the most exclusive seaside resorts in Europe that offer luxurious and designer surroundings in which to rest, recharge and revitalise.
And this is what everyone is looking for right now, because it seems that, post-pandemic, there’s an array of exciting new hotel launches designed to quench our thirst for inspiring new places to stay and to collectively invite us all to thrive and enjoy life again.
The four beautiful destinations we’ve picked below - The Dinai and Porta Zanthe in Greece, the One&Only in Montenegro and the Maybourne Riviera in the South of France - all share something in common, they are all stunning waterfront resorts or villas, and they’re all delightfully tucked away from the crowds.
We think that jetting off to a secluded ocean retreat, with the sound of the waves for company, strolling the soft sands or enjoying the wild beauty of the sea is the best way to soothe busy minds and the perfect antidote to today’s stressful times. And if you’re chartering a private jet with LunaJets, you know you’re taking the quickest way to unwind.
Read on for our handpicked selection of secluded yet sumptuous destinations to visit, for a restful retreat, at any time of year.
Which jet to charter for your trip?
If you’re unsure which type of private jet is suitable for your party, whether you’re travelling solo, with children or in a group of family or friends, consult our jet comparison table for an overview of the styles and sizes of jet available in LunaJet’s wide and modern fleet.
Yes - with LunaJets, you can fly from any destination in Europe, travelling from the private terminal at your closest commercial airport, or directly from your nearest private airport. Find your nearest airport with LunaJets’ destination finder.
Did you know? LunaJets can also charter direct helicopters
Upon arrival at your destination, LunaJets organises a luxury private car transfer to your hotel or villa, but you may also wish to also charter a helicopter to take you directly to your hotel, or for use during your stay. This can be combined with a scenic trip over the bay or along the coastline - simply call or message us.
1. First stop Greece, and The Danai Beach Resort and Villas
Private beach and private waterside dining
The Danai Resort is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and one of the most sought-after resorts in Europe. Good to know is that the resort has a private luxury yacht which is ideal for exploring the surroundings. This is truly a luxurious hideaway on the Aegean Peninsula, surrounded by Mediterranean pine trees, lush gardens, white sandy beaches, clean turquoise waters and blue skies.
“This is one of the most sought-after resorts in Europe”
Enjoy 5-star service and an opulent variety of villas and suites, a 300 metre long private beach of fine white sand, and treatments at the Danai Spa, with its wide range of international spa services. Enjoy excellent cuisine at one of the three restaurants, or dine on the private beach while taking in the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.
Explore new hobbies and get lost in a full range of activities offered by the hotel: you’ll find the usual selection of water sports, water aerobics, tennis, mountain biking, fishing, and golf, but you can also take dance, cuisine, language, and art lessons. Children are catered for in the on-site children's club, from 4 months to 12 years old.
2.Ultra-chic seaside hideaway in Porto Zante, Zakynthos
Also in Greece is what is possibly the most secluded resort in Europe: the award-winning ultra luxury hideaway villas nestling in the sub-tropical gardens at Porto Zante, an island resort listed in the prestigious 2022 Virtuoso Ultraluxe Collection and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The complex is located on the island of Zakynthos, and comprises just nine opulent villas, each with a private pool, stunning views of the Ionian Sea, and a multitude of top-notch facilities.
“Porto Zante is just nine opulent villas, each with a pool and views of the Ionian Sea.”
Choose from two outstanding restaurants, a first-class childrens' club, babysitting, and a secluded sandy beach.
Charter a yacht to turtle bay
The appeal of this magical place lies in its harmonious blend of luxury amenities and secluded villas, which are situated in Zakynthos' most picturesque bay. On site, there are countless options for entertainment, including swimming, childrens’ yoga, cooking classes, and private yacht excursions to secluded locations such as the renowned Navagio beach, where turtles nest. In the evening, dine on modern Asian cuisine with fresh local seafood at the beachside Maya Restaurant or enjoy Greek and Mediterranean flavours at the Club House Restaurant.
Travelling by private jet to Zakynthos? There’s a convenient airport close to the resort
Inspired by these beautiful Greek gems? When you hire a private jet, the world is your oyster, and it’s the ideal opportunity to continue island hopping, and pack in several destinations quickly, and totally hassle-free. Why not explore some of the other places to visit in the region, with LunaJets’ travel guide to mainland Greece and the islands.
3. Europe’s first One&Only resort: the Portonovi, Montenegro
If you’re looking for rejuvenation as well as relaxation, check into the recently opened ‘One&Only’ resort in Portonovi (Montenegro), which lies on the exquisite UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor, on the Adriatic coast. The One&Only Group offers an ultra-exclusive collection of One&Only Beach Resorts, Nature Resorts, Urban Resorts and Private Homes, described as “havens of outstanding style and service that place you in the heart of every fascinating environment.” July 2021 saw the very first One&Only resort to open in Europe, and it opened with great fanfare. Situated on the Adriatic Coast, One&Only Portonovi is built in a beautiful Venetian style, by Jean-Michel Gathy at Denniston International Architects.
The only ‘One&Only’ resort in Europe
Set on 58 acres, the Portonovi is unashamedly grand, with marble lobbies and Persian rugs. The resort features a collaboration with luxury Swiss spa experts, Chenot, who have created a three-storey spa, with endless treatment rooms, a team of medical staff and holistic therapies that blend Chinese and Western traditions. With a cryotherapy chamber, hydrotherapy, ozone therapy and bio-energy treatments, guests can check-in for everything from a facial to a seven-day detox. The sumptuous resort features vast rooms and suites, several swimming pools and four restaurants. Choose from a host of activities including water sports, SUP, and private yacht charter from the nearby marina.
Flying private into MonteNegro? A choice of private airports to fly into
The One&Only Portonovi is close to five international airports, all of which are well equipped to handle private jets:
Choose to fly into Montenegro - Podgorica (TGD) or Tivat (TIV) - into Croatia, Dubrovnik (DBV) or Split (SPU) or Albania, Tirana (TIA).
Make use of LunaJet’s luxury transport service to reach the One&Only resort or enquire with LunaJets about chartering a helicopter directly to the resort; guests may also arrive by yacht or the hotels’ own sea charter.
LunaJets will help you choose which airport to fly from
Don’t forget to enquire with your LunaJets agent when booking your flight which airport would be most convenient for your preferred location; you can also ask for guidance on which choice of aircraft to charter, based on your passenger group and size: take a look at our jet comparison table for an overview of the styles and sizes of jet available in LunaJet’s wide and modern fleet.
LunaJets can advise on the most appropriate jet for your trip
Unsure which jet is best for your trip? Take a look at our jet comparison table for an overview of the styles and sizes of jet available in LunaJet’s wide and modern fleet.
4. The Maybourne Riviera, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
Although the French Riviera is always buzzing, and the hottest destination for both people and parties, it is still possible to find some tranquility, calm and relaxation, too.
And nowhere is better than the sleek, slick and sensational Maybourne Riviera, a brand-new architect-designed modernist hotel that juts out of the cliffside in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, in the South of France.
Cutting edge architecture for design lovers
Maybourne is part of the luxury hotel group responsible for Claridges and The Connaught in London, as well as the Maybourne Beverly Hills. This latest offering, with its stunning modernist architecture designed by renowned French architect, Jean-Michel Wilmotte is perfectly situated just 14 minutes from Monaco, offering soaring views of the Mediterranean Sea. Showcasing a strong design-led ethos, the rooms are uncluttered and come in different shapes and sizes—from apartment-style panoramic suites with wrap-around terraces, to rooms that hug the hill of the Corniche, with pine-shaded terraces, and some come with private pools.
Can’t wait to experience the Cote d’Azur’s hottest hotel? Call LunaJets now and enquire about chartering a private jet to Nice Cote d’Azur (NCE) airport, the closest airport to the Maybourne Riviera.
Other convenient airports in the area include:
Cannes-Mandelieu (CEQ): caters for private jets and business craft only
St-Tropez La Mole (LTT): for private aircraft only
Toulon-Hyeres airport (TLN): for private aviation customers only
Riviera Airport (ALL): private air terminal (Italy)
Monaco Heliport (MCM): for private passengers only; 7 minutes from Nice airport by helicopter
Heli Station Grimaud (private helipad) St Tropez
Explore the French Riviera by helicopter with LunaJets
Once you’ve relaxed, recuperated and rejuvenated at the Maybourne, you’re in a prime position to revisit some of the favourite spots along the Cote d’Azur. Monaco is a short drive or helicopter ride away, or enquire with LunaJets about chartering a helicopter for a shopping trip to Cannes or nearby Antibes.
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Remember that LunaJets can organise your travel itinerary
LunaJets can organise all of your travel arrangements departing from your hotel or your home to your final destination. LunaJets coordinates all private jet flights as well as vehicle transfers from any private airport terminal and helicopter transfers at your destination. Contact our expert staff team for details.