Jet Off in Search of Sunshine
Summer is just around the corner, but for many of us the weather remains cold, cloudy and wet. It’s this time of year that holidaymakers seek out destinations where summer comes early; where sunshine and high temperatures are guaranteed for spring. Here are Chapman Freeborn’s top picks for where you can find just that.
Antigua Island, Antigua and Barbuda
If you fancy a little sunshine in springtime then there’s no better place to head than the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Antigua is the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda, and in April, temperatures normally don’t go below a pleasant 23 degrees Celsius.
There are many high-end hotels to choose from on Antigua, including Jumby Bay – A Rosewood Resort, Hermitage Bay, St. James Club and Villas, Carlisle Bay and Curtain Bluff. The majority of the hotels on Antigua Island have their own private stretches of glorious, white sandy beach, multiple swimming pools, a range of terrific dining options and great entertainment.
The Canary Islands, Spain
The Spanish Canary Islands, located off the north west coast of Africa, are renowned for their year-round sunshine and mild weather. In spring temperatures are in the mid-twenties and there’s around 7 hours of sunshine each day with very little chance of rain.
La Palma is one of the lesser-visited Canary Islands and is an island rich with natural flora and fauna. It’s the perfect island to visit if you like getting in touch with nature, as there are some incredible walks through forested valleys, over black volcanic landscape, up steep mountains and around gorgeous coastline.
After you’ve done your walking choose to retreat to one of the fabulous hotels the island has for some rest and relaxation. Hotel La Palma Princess and Spa has eleven pools, an enviable seafront location and several different restaurants. Or for something a little more traditional opt for the Hacienda de Abajo, a grand 17th century house that has been converted to a luxury hotel with antiques and ancient artefacts.
Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for no reason. The state enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures in the mid twenties during spring.
There are numerous different things to do in Florida and visitors love the beautiful beaches, white sand and turquoise waters of the coastal areas. There are also plenty of huge, natural lakes to visit, many different golf courses and of course there’s Walt Disney World with dozens of other theme and water parks dotted throughout the Orlando area.
For a beachside hotel head to The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota or The Breakers at Palm Beach, or if you prefer to stay in Orlando then the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes is located within five-hundred acres of wetlands and lush natural landscapes, and yet is just a few minutes drive from several of the theme parks.
To discuss chartering a private jet for your spring sunshine getaway get in touch with Chapman Freeborn today. We are global aircraft charter specialists who would be delighted to discuss how we could make your journey as comfortable and efficient as possible.