How to Plan the Perfect Family Vacation via Private Jet Charter

by Richard Zaher / Dec 07, 2019

Private jet flying over an island

Private jet hire is often associated with businesses, Hollywood superstars or romantic getaways for the elite. But a private jet charter is actually a fantastic option for an unforgettable family vacation.

Hiring a private jet for your family means you have an exclusive experience with memories that will last a lifetime. If you have young kids – or sulky teenagers – skipping the check in and boarding queues will make your life easier. 

Here are our top three family-friendly destinations for private jet charter:

Kauai, Hawaii

Family vacation to Kauai
Grab the whole gang and gear up for a raft of unforgettable experiences, taking in the best that nature has to offer.

Although Hawaii is often associated with romantic getaways, it actually has plenty to offer the whole family. Take Kauai, for example. It is the fourth largest island in Hawaii and is sometimes called the “Garden Island”, as it’s draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. It’s also the oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain, with some parts only accessible by sea or air.

Exciting helicopter trips, snorkeling with turtles, exotic cuisine and an inimitable ambiance help make this a destination your family will never forget.

Oh, and Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park was shot here. Who doesn’t love Jurassic Park?

Pig Beach, The Bahamas

Family vacation to Pig Beach in The Bahamas
Nobody can resist the allure of swimming with pigs!

Whether your kids are toddlers or on the verge of adulthood, nobody can resist the allure of swimming with pigs

This strange, snorty bunch has baffled experts around the world, as nobody’s completely sure how they ended up here. Attention was drawn to the pigs following the airing of a documentary about them, and the island has now become popular amongst celebrities and influencers.

It’s the perfect Instagram opportunity for kids and adults alike. And, once you’re done, you’ll be left to relax in the idyllic, tropical surroundings of the Bahamas.

Lake District, United Kingdom

Family vacation to Lake District
If you treasure peace, natural beauty, and a tranquil escape, look no further than Lake District.

If what you treasure most is peace, natural beauty, and a tranquil escape from your working life, you should look no further than the Lake District in the United Kingdom.

Fly to a regional airport such as Carlisle Lake District Airport for a quick and quiet entrance. You can spend your time walking or hiking along winding country trails, and visiting traditional British pubs for some ‘pub grub’ and a pint. The Lake District is full of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

And, if you want to mix it up, you can jet down to London to check out all the sights of the capital, including Big Ben, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace.

So, how do you book a private jet for the perfect family holiday?

Once you have chosen your destination, you’ll want to consider the most suitable private jet to hire. If you’re heading abroad, the Falcon 2000EX could be a fantastic choice. It packs enough space for up to ten seated family members. Or five of you if you fancy catching up on some sleep before the real adventure begins.

If you can manage with a little less space, the Legacy 500 is smaller but perfect for kids who want to spend the journey immersed in iPad entertainment. Or, if you’re buddying up with another family – for a joint skiing trip, for example – the Bombardier Challenger 850 is a popular option.

Now you’re ready to head off for your dream family vacation.

About Richard Zaher

Richard Zaher Richard Zaher is the founder and CEO of Paramount Business Jets. He is a pilot and the President of Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA). Richard is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies. A seasoned international jet charter expert, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and the recipient of the Embry Riddle Eagle Excellence Award at the 2012 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. He is also an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as well as several safety and air charter organizations.

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