Take your next private across the globe
Enigmatic South Korea makes for a fascinating destination for international charter flights.
Known for its ancient coastal villages, dotted along the shore, Buddhist temples and cutting edge cities like its capital, Seoul – this is a country packed full of contradictions.
As your private jet hire touches down at the largest airport, Incheon International, you’ll be a 60-minute drive from the centre of Seoul.
Or you might be starting your stay in South Korea in Incheon itself, a city of almost 3 million people and positioned as a port town facing the Yellow Sea.
Known for its many islands you can easily spend a day down by the sea, hopping on a boat tour or strolling along the beachfront. And if you love finding outdoor spaces, then Grand Park, surrounded by mountains and boasting a botanical garden and children’s zoo is well worth an afternoon spent walking around.
But back to Seoul. If you’re planning on staying in the city, this exciting metropolis has so much to offer.
Check-in to any of the larger hotel chains like the Hyatt, Marriott or InterContinental and you’ll receive the high service and luxury you’d expect. But smaller hotels too offer a more boutique stay in lavish rooms, without the anonymity of some of their larger counterparts.
Hotels like Bonum 1957 Hanok & Boutique. The perfect mix of traditional Korean house, or hanok, and Western styling, stay in the 2-bedroom suite and enjoy the concierge service and lovely garden.
Seoul itself has plenty to see and do from intricate shrines and temples, to the impressive Changgyeonggung Palace, built between 1418-1450 as a gift to King Sejong’s father, King Taejong.
Old happily mixes with new when you visit the other side of Seoul, home to 15 Fortune 500 companies and major technology hubs driving innovation.
As you’d expect from such a global city, there’s plenty in the way of fine dining and great bars to choose from, including Le Chamber, considered to be one of the best bars in East Asia.
Designed as a speakeasy (you have to pull the right book in the bookcase to enter), this is a hugely popular, classy cocktail bar with the right mix of firm favourites and experimental drinks. Booking recommended.
For dinner itself, you must go to the two-Michelin starred restaurant Jungsik. Owner and chef Jungsik Yim runs two restaurants, with the other in New York.
Enjoy a new take on Korean food in a vibrant, friendly atmosphere. Booking is almost always necessary.
Your private jet charter’s next destination may well be further down the country to cities like Daejeon, Gwangju or Daegu, each unique in character and charm.
But wherever your next private charter takes you, South Korea is a country that makes an impression. You’ll definitely be coming back.