While immediacy and control are the true joy of jet travel; the realities of high season demand in the charter market means advance planning gets you ahead with the select choice of the best aircraft. So, it’s never too early to sort out your upcoming summer holiday.
Air Partner account managers and The Modern Concierge collaborate to create inspiring itineraries for clients all year round, but in the second edition of our Summer Safari, we map out some fun destinations for Summer 2023 - four beautiful beach stops: Biarritz, Menorca, Formentera and Mykonos.
There is a buzz about Biarritz again. The shifting sands of travel are seeing a resurgence in this favoured Atlantic coastline destination. It is now the location of not one, but two hotel openings by the savant Experimental Cocktail Group – hold out for the Regina Hotel & Spa, re-imagined as Regina Experimental. Gracefully dominating the Biarritz headland since 1906, 2023 breathes a new lease of life to the hotel, but also to Biarritz.
Sleep: Regina Experimental.
Eat: Enjoy delicious food and the sleekest cocktails at Le Néo-Bistrot – within the other Experimental Hotel in Biarritz – Le Garage.
See: Watch or even get involved – Biarritz is famous for surfing.
Land in Ibiza... we could suggest lunch at Experimental Beach Club before the hop to Formentera, famed for its slower pace of life compared to Ibiza and where you will get your dose of aquamarine waters one normally must travel farther to enjoy. Now, if we suggest Casa Pacha, it’s for those who like their days to gently rock. Take the Rooftop Suite and enjoy the view.
Sleep: Casa Pacha, for old times’ sake.
Eat: Juan y Andrea.
See: Sunset from Cap de Barbaria, famous for its lighthouse.
The Balearics, but without the crowds, is the promise of Menorca. This could have been the second stop on an Experimental Group safari as they have a beautiful hotel here too – the Menorca Experimental, an 19th century finca set on 30 hectares of land that opened just before the pandemic.
You will be spoilt for choice between there and the also wonderful Cugó Gran Menorca – a 12-room property with beautifully landscaped gardens. Art lovers will be thrilled to discover and visit the Hauser & Wirth galleries and sculpture trail on Illa del Rei Island in Mahon harbour.
Sleep: Cugó Gran.
Eat: Menorca Experimental.
See: Visit the Hauser & Wirth cultural island.
Such a beautiful island despite some highly saturated spots, Mykonos is our final stop, and we suggest the 5-star Santa Marina – not the newest, but the only hotel on Mykonos with its own private sandy beach and offering the choice of stunning suites or beautiful villas for those seeking more space and privacy.
Sleep: Santa Marina Mykonos.
Eat: Soho Roc House for sunset cocktails and dinner.
See: Take a day boat charter and head to lunch at Thalassaki (this is a very special recommendation) on nearby Tinos Island.
Bespoke travel with Air Partner
When you travel under the expertise of Air Partner and The Modern Concierge, every part of your journey is effortlessly curated and seamlessly experienced.
If the idea of having an expertly curated holiday appeals to you, contact the founder of The Modern Concierge, Jackie, on WhatsApp.