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Travel restrictions around the world are easing up. But travelers might still be nervous to jet-set anywhere with safety being a top concern. That's why, besides implementing stricter health regulations, hotels are offering more private experiences for guests. And one of the top ways the luxury properties are doing that is by providing high-end private charters. Some of which are rather unique. Here are some of the best ones.
Hotel Eden Roc's Riva Boat Charter
Perched on Lake Maggiore's shores in Ascona, Hotel Eden Roc has three boats available for full and half-day charters. Guests can spend all day sailing with their very own skipper taking in the lake's numerous idyllic isles and picturesque villages away from the crowds.
Tswalu's Fireblade Private Aviation
Tswalu is the largest privately owned game reserve in South Africa, and they have their own fleet of planes. This allows guests to travel with ease with scheduled flights to and from Cape Town and Johannesburg every day. And while waiting at the Fireblade Aviation terminal at Johannesburg International Airport, you get access to a restaurant, a relaxation lounge, private terrace, gym, and spa with shower facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi and more.
Fregate Island Private's Private Yacht Club
Seychelles hideaway Fregate Island Private has its own private yacht club complete with a private harbor, where you can charter several types of watercraft. Guests who wish to sample an authentic taste of the Seychellois lifestyle can have local fishers take them out to sea while chartered powerboats can take you out on a custom day trip. A personal assistant will be there when you return with refreshing cold towels and drinks.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa's Private City and Safari Journeys
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa—an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property—offers an incredible city to bush experience to spend two nights in Johannesburg, and then a short privately chartered journey to Shambala Private Game Reserve for three nights of relaxation in the African Bush. The hotel can arrange a privately chartered two-and-a-half-hour drive or 45-minute helicopter ride up north of Johannesburg to their sister property, Shambala Private Game Reserve.
Hotel Crillon Le Brave's Hot Air Balloon or Vintage Car
Hotel Crillon Le Brave, a Maisons Pariente property, is the ultimate hideaway in Provence. While there, the helpful concierge can assist in arranging private charter experiences to discover the region in unique ways, including a hot-air balloon or a vintage car. After exploring, guests can enjoy private tastings in the hotel's cellar, or relax quietly in the tranquil garden.