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Exploring Summer's Hottest Destinations

Luxury travel heats up with ultimate upscale getaways

With summer in full swing, the allure of a luxury escape summons us, promising unforgettable experiences and unparalleled indulgence. Whether you seek the tranquility of an over-water bungalow with sun-drenched beaches or yearn to dive off a yacht for a dip in the Aegean Sea, this summer's hotlist of upscale destinations offers something for every discerning traveler.

According to Addie Bell, CEO and Founder of Jetset & Travel, a high-end luxury travel agency specializing in destinations, lodging, and excursions that are 5-star level and above, tropical and costal destinations are among the most sought-after escapes anytime of the year. "Our clients are drawn to the pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts that these paradisiacal locales offer," Bell explains.

Regardless of the chosen destination, luxury travel during the summer months promises an unparalleled level of service and attention to detail. "We pride ourselves on crafting bespoke itineraries and finding unique activities for our clients in the world’s most sought-after locations to cater to our clients' every desire," Bell states. "From arranging private villa stays to curating exclusive experiences, we ensure that every aspect of the journey is tailored to perfection."

With the majority of her clients being repeat customers, Jetset & Travel clients receive value-added amenities when they stay at luxury 5-star properties including resort credits, complimentary breakfast, room upgrades, and more. She also assists with flight arrangements and on-the-ground services, with no trip being too simple or too complex to achieve.

For this summer’s luxury travel, Bell has handpicked her top five hotels for couples and top five resorts for families, offering escapes for both romantic getaways and family adventures. From secluded destinations perfect for igniting passion to family-friendly resorts brimming with activities, each of Bell's selections promises luxury, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences in breathtaking settings.

A few of the couples’ destinations on Bell’s Jetset Hot List: Summer 2024 Edition are Passalacqua in Lake Como, Italy; Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, in Bora Bora, French Polynesia; and Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini, Greece. Bell shares her thoughts on each, “Opened in June 2022, the Passalacqua Hotel sits on the shores of Lake Como beckoning couples with its timeless elegance, stunning vistas, and unparalleled hospitality, promising an unforgettable summer escape in one of the world's most romantic locations.”

“The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora allows you to embark on the ultimate couples' getaway to French Polynesia's idyllic Bora Bora,” continues Bell. “This luxury resort with overwater bungalow suites is waiting for you to enjoy sunset toasts from your private plunge pool and indulge in culinary experiences fueled by fresh, local ingredients.”

And she invites you to “Experience the epitome of luxury in Oia, Santorini, as Canaves Oia Suites Santorini combines breathtaking caldera views, lavish accommodations, and impeccable service for an unforgettable romantic retreat in Greece.”

Ultimately Bell says, “These destinations are so popular due to the availability of new, newly renovated, and well-kept properties. With experience travel being so popular right now, these destinations all have a variety of summertime excursions for every luxury traveler. Some can’t miss activities are a sunset yacht-dinner in Santorini, a farm fresh cooking class on the shores of Lake Como, and a private snorkeling experience in Bora Bora. We love planning trips for our clients because it gives us the opportunity to hear what would make their vacation perfect and combine it with our destination knowledge to create a truly unforgettable experience for them.”

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