Chartering a private jet is the ultimate luxury experience. But where should you fly to? Perhaps a look at the most luxurious destinations of the rich and famous is a good place to start.

Private jet charter is certainly en vogue. In fact, 2018 saw a 10% hike in private jet flights. The flying experience is certainly a large part of this. From beating the crowds to unrivaled privacy, there’s nothing quite like boarding a private jet.

‘Private jets are the path of least resistance’ said Knight Frank partner Alasdair Pritchard, a billionaire advisor. ‘If you can afford it and then experience it, you wouldn’t go back.’

But flying private also gives you more flexibility on where you can escape to. With commercial flights becoming more affordable, destinations are filling up fast. Getaways which used to be elite are now available on budget packages. The holiday experience is changing before our eyes.

Flying private lets you experience exclusive holiday destinations

A holiday should be a temporary escape from reality. And, if you’re escaping, it makes good sense that you’d want to go to an island. Besides the sun, sea, and sand, there’s also a much higher degree of privacy.

But which island is the most popular for private jet users? We took a look at data provided by Knight Frank and WIngX and discovered the number one destination was…

The Bahamas!

Check out the table below for a thorough breakdown:

Destination Private Jet Landings
Most Private Jet Landings – 2018
Bahamas 16,400
Mallorca 5,600
Ibiza 5,400
Puerto Rico 3,400
Cayman Islands 2,300
Sicily 2,300
Corsica 2,100
US Virgin Islands 2,000
Mykonos 1,900
Philippines 1,600
Sint Maarten 1,300
Malta 1,200
Barbados 1,200
Crete 912

With 15 top destinations to get through, that should keep you busy for some time.

But they’re the locations with the most private jet landings. What about the richest and most famous faces? Where do they holiday?

Good news – we did even more digging, and can give you the answer!

We examined research based on social media imprints and other detailed data to produce a list of the top 20 popular cities for celebs and the super-rich.

Here are the top 20 private jet destinations for celebrities and wealthy individuals:

  1. Los Angeles
  2. New York
  3. Miami
  4. London
  5. Paris
  6. Monaco
  7. Dubai
  8. St. Barts
  9. Las Vegas
  10. Amsterdam
  11. Mexico City
  12. Palm Desert
  13. Palm Beach
  14. Switzerland
  15. Chicago
  16. Punta Cana
  17. Cuba
  18. Tokyo
  19. Barcelona
  20. Milan

These cities are far removed from those with the most private jet landings. While the latter has a focus on islands and escaping the limelight, these are the opposite; loud, well-known areas with plenty of photo opportunities.

Part of this could be attributed to the ‘influencer’ culture on social media, where users want to be snapped in the coolest cities. Posing by a phone box in London, playing blackjack in Las Vegas, or catching some rays on a rooftop Infinity Pool in Dubai are all amazing opportunities within the Instagram culture.

It’s an interesting contrast. So, how do you know which route to follow?

To get a better idea behind the types of people that visit these destinations via private jet, we examined the research further. We were able to pinpoint the holiday locations for a number of household names.

St. Barts

This proved an extremely popular destination with a wide number of celebrities. Leonardo DiCaprio, Lana Del Rey, and socialite Paris Hilton have all visited the location. Sitting eighth on the list, this destination is favored thanks to postcard beaches, gorgeous weather, and a thriving yacht community. Plus, the limited population – less than 10,000 – adds plenty of privacy.

St. Barts in the Caribbean
St. Barts features postcard beaches, gorgeous weather, and a thriving yacht community.


A longtime honeymoon favorite, Hawaii has been the preferred destination for some prestigious figures. Former USA president Barack Obama is the standout name, and Hilary Duff has also been spotted there. Full of natural wonder, it’s the perfect romantic getaway. Snorkel with turtles, tour the islands by helicopter or venture through the rainforests and waterfalls.

Beach in Hawaii
Hawaii is the perfect romantic getaway

Mammoth Lakes

California has loads to offer, and world-class skiing is just the latest in a long list. Big names such as Emma Roberts and Nick Jonas have taken to the slopes at Mammoth Lakes. It’s accessible, too – you can fly in from Los Angeles in one hour! Crystal clear lakes, towering mountains, and gaping valleys have created the perfect environment for a winter getaway.

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is the perfect winter getaway with crystal clear lakes, towering mountains, and gaping valleys

Costa Rica

Proving popular with a younger demographic, Costa Rica has become a hit with celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez, and Gisele Bündchen. Volcanoes, rainforests, and wildlife add something special to this Central American country. Although it’s considered a Third World Country, Costa Rica is widely viewed as a safe place for tourists. Plus, the added funds from tourism are a great way to help boost a struggling economy.

Costa Rica


Fancy something a little different for your next skiing trip? Head into Europe and check out Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. Superstar Beyoncé has chosen this as her holiday destination before, and we feel she must have exquisite taste. If you visit in season, the Northern Lights are a must-see to tick off your bucket list. You’ll also enjoy interesting food, top-notch ski slopes, and culture aplenty.

Reykyavik, Iceland
Reykyavik is perfect to view the Northern Lights

The next big thing

Whether you’re a student on a shoestring budget or the owner of a private jet, there’s one thing all travelers have in common…

Every holidaymaker wants to find ‘the next big thing’.

Have you taken a look at the data and still want something a little different? Here are a handful of the latest destinations which luxury travelers are heading to, according to Tatler:

  • Isfahan, Iran
  • Lima, Peru
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Seydisfjördur, Iceland

If all that talk of secluded islands and far-off waterfalls whet your appetite for traveling, good news – we’re the perfect team to plan your trip!

Charter a private jet with Paramount Business Jets and you can visit any of the destinations mentioned – plus a lot more.

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