Who doesn’t love going South of the Border? Food and spirits are vital elements of Mexican culture. Come to the Four Seasons Punta Mita for the relaxed pace, the sensational adios to the sun at day’s end, delectable dining and cooking classes, there is also a fun informative Tequila Blending Class. Just say Si!
Inspired Brunch Four Seasons Punta Mita
When you visit for a few days, spend some time with the chef in a class – imagine your global flair at your next brunch – salsa music in the background, pungent sliced limes, small bowls of coarse sea salt, frosty Margaritas and Chef Jorge González’ spicy aromatic Chilaquiles. Todo Bien!
International Culinary adventures abound at the Four Seasons – every morning, catch of the day is delivered by local fisherman, look for them on the beach in front of Bahia Restaurant, where grilling is perfected. Catch & Cook experience, explore Bahia de Banderas by private boat, catch your dinner and prepare it with the chef for your dinner. Head to the kitchen for an interactive class celebrating the flavors, methods and tools of pre-Hispanic cooking. Create a traditional meal outdoors in the Iku Garden using indigenous ingredients and equipment inspired by ancient cultures, including an underground oven and a molcajete.
Buenos Dias! Breakfast Meeting Four Seasons Punta Mita – Private Villa
Mexican cooking is more than chips and guacamole, although an afternoon of boogie boarding and sand lounging is certainly enriched by a platter of these tasty salty snacks accompanied by a frosty pitcher of Margaritas!
During my recent week at Four Seasons Punta Mita, a breakfast meeting included executive Chef Jorge González, recently appointed to oversee their newest restaurant Dos Catrinas. What better way to enjoy a work meeting in a private villa overlooking the Pacific? Dos Catrinas restaurant will marry Mexico’s past and future with a new culturally rich dining experience set in a modern, reimagined space. Designed by Colombian architect Saul Sasson, Dos Catrinas will bring together Mexico’s traditional culture, urban lifestyle and history in a two-story space with ocean views.
Si Si Chilaquiles! Four Seasons Punta Mita
Chef Jorge, had of course, orchestrated our magnificent breakfast – we begged for the Chilaquiles recipe – true to Four Seasons exceptional service, the recipe was delivered to my Presidential Suite before I returned! We loved chatting about food and culture with Jorge, do follow him on Instagram- his posts are mouthwatering! Jorge González (@jorgehglez)
And for your upcoming Spicy Mexican Brunch – Chilaquiles!
Chef Jorge González Four Seaons Punta Mita
Muchas Gracias Jorge and the entire Four Seasons Punta Mita team for our lovely work week!
Exclusive Experiences – Private Four Seasons Jet Adventure
Journey: Timeless Encounters March 12- April 4, 2020 – Bespoke Journey
New offerings with the caveat that these Exclusive Adventures are snapped up quickly! The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience is your gateway to adventures you may never have imagined. All itineraries include extensive options and activities, allowing you to customize your experience to match your own interests. From thrilling cities to remote islands, this inspiring Journey celebrates vibrant cultures around the world. One personal note, we have reserved or personally stayed at all of these Four Seasons properties, we have reserved many numerous times.
Journey: Timeless Encounters, an around-the-world Journey to some of the most compelling destinations. From the beaches of Bora Bora to the sparkling marble of the Taj Mahal, this 24-day itinerary touches down in exciting cities and tranquil island paradises. This all-encompassing itinerary includes accommodations, all meals, transportation, and a wide variety of exclusive excursions and activities.
Snorkel with manta rays along the Kona Coast, and cruise the waters of Bora Bora at sunset while enjoying champagne and sushi. Go behind the scenes at the iconic Sydney Opera House on a private backstage tour, and explore the fabled Taj Mahal, the world’s most famous testament to love. Take part in a traditional water purification ceremony in Bali and enjoy a private concert of Mozart favorites in Prague’s Estates Theatre, where the composer himself once performed. With Four Seasons access, an extraordinary array of options is at your fingertips.
Directly after we confirm, we will begin planning your personal itinerary with the help of our Four Seasons Global Guest Services Manager. On call for travelers before, during and after the trip, their dedicated professionals can accommodate any request and will help us craft your ideal Journey. Choose from a variety of excursions, make private arrangements, or simply relax and enjoy the Four Seasons experience.
From the moment you step aboard the Four Seasons Private Jet, you’re surrounded by comfort and care. Designed, styled and custom-fitted to the highest specifications, the Private Jet features just 52 flatbed seats. Travel in style between nine extraordinary destinations on a Journey spanning natural, cultural and cosmopolitan attractions. A seamless Four Seasons experience is yours throughout the Journey, with stays at Four Seasons hotels and resorts—and, in two more remote locations, accommodations carefully curated by our team with the Four Seasons. Enjoy instinctual Four Seasons service from their team of dedicated professionals, including the Director of Guest Experience, Onboard Concierge and Executive Chef who accompany you throughout your trip. This is an exclusive Journey of discovery with the Four Seasons, a carefree trip around the world.
Welcome Aboard the Four Seasons Private Jet
Experience the luxurious design and exceptional attention to detail you’ve enjoyed at Four Seasons properties at 40,000 feet when you travel the world aboard their custom-fitted Private Jet. Designed by the same team who conceive the style and character of their hotels and resorts, the distinctive Boeing 757 ensures that you fly in comfort and style and arrive rejuvenated and ready for new adventures at every destination.
Service – Rely on the expertise of Four Seasons as you are personally escorted from one world-class destination to the next. The smooth start-to-finish service ensures that every detail is seen to at every step along the way. Enjoy the luxury of Four Seasons hotels and resorts that embrace the natural beauty and authentic character of each destination. As you touch down in each new country, door-to-door luggage service transports your bags directly from the Private Jet to your hotel room and back again. The Executive Chef communicates with the culinary teams at each stop to ensure that everyone is aware of dietary restrictions and preferences. For extra peace of mind, a Journey physician travels with you to meet any needs along the way. Local experts and on-the-ground guides are ready to share insider experiences, and property concierges have recommendations to help you explore each new destination according to your personal travel style. Discover distinctive restaurants and recreation amenities and opt to indulge in unique local spa treatments as Four Seasons delights and surprises at every turn.
Kona March 12-15, 2020
With turquoise waters, black-lava landscapes and white-sand beaches, Kona’s dramatic natural beauty is matched only by the warmth of its authentic aloha spirit.
Explore – Experience’s Hawaii’s incredible natural diversity on the Big Island. Snorkel with the gentle, graceful giants of Kona, the famous manta rays—boasting a wingspan of up to 16 feet. Take to the skies for an exhilarating helicopter tour over Volcanoes National Park, a dramatic landscape shaped continuously by active lava flows, and get a birds-eye view of the lush valleys and waterfalls along the coast. Opt to golf at one of the world’s most elite courses, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Hualalai Golf Course, which takes you from green fairways contoured against black lava to the dramatic shoreline. Venture to the summit of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and Hawaii’s highest point, where you have a panoramic view of the rolling pasture lands at the foothills. Watch the sun set before marveling at the brilliance of the Hawaiian night sky at a private stargazing party.
Stay – Set on Hawaii Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu is a luxurious natural sanctuary. Relax by your choice of seven swimming pools or stroll down the white-sand beach. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment inspired by the healing traditions of Hawaii and incorporating local ingredients like hibiscus and black lava salt.
Bora Bora March 15-18, 2020
Bora Bora, the pearl of the Pacific, welcomes you with picture-perfect beaches and iconic overwater bungalows perched over brilliant blue lagoons.
Explore – Fly to Tahiti on your Private Jet, then take a private charter fight to Bora Bora. Truly magnificent, in every detail, Four Seasons Bora Bora – honestly, it is heaven on earth.
When you’re not unwinding in the resort’s holistic spa, immerse yourself in the island’s vibrant ecosystem. At the very traditional spa request this particular masseuse Moeana Moetaua, who is an expert Polynesian practitioner. My personal experience was memorable: the gentle massage pressure rendered me motionless. I know I was awakened and led down the hall to the relaxation room i.e. recovery room – with a view of the jungle like lagoon, calming music and a comfy warm chaise. Floating, really, barely cognizant of the soft music and muted whispers of other guests, but I could also see myself from above – an out of body experience – I heard soft murmurs but felt I was hovering above the lounge looking down at my resting body. I think an hour passed and I woke with a start, but quite rested!
At the Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary, the resort’s research center for aquatic wildlife, embark on a guided snorkel excursion with the resort’s marine biologist and see some of the 100-colorful species that make their home in this incredible environment. On a half-day lagoon discovery tour, cruise past Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Pahia, encounter friendly manta rays while wading in the lagoon, and get an up-close look at mysterious blacktip lagoon sharks. Enjoy an afternoon of sailing in the beautiful turquoise waters on a 40-foot racing catamaran, or explore the island by Wave Runner, taking in stunning views of the natural harbor and beach. As the sun sets over Bora Bora, indulge in champagne, canapés and sushi as you cruise around the island.
Stay – Set on a private sand-edged motu, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora welcomes you to a village-like setting inspired by Polynesian architecture. Relax in your own overwater bungalow, perched above the turquoise lagoon. Let the experts at the resort’s Black Pearl Lounge help you find the perfect pearl keepsake. Spirit yourself away to the spa and let the sounds of the surf lull you into blissful relaxation.
Sydney March 19-22, 2020
Whether you’re seeking adventure or total relaxation, cosmopolitan Sydney satisfies every type of traveler with its unique blend of surf culture, innovative cuisine and iconic architecture.
Explore – Cross the international date line and arrive in Sydney in time for a festive welcome dinner. Take a guided walk through the historic Rocks district, where handsome sandstone buildings date back to the arrival of the earliest European settlers. Tour the iconic Sydney Opera House for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the celebrated performing arts center, or head to Bondi Beach for a private surfing lesson on the best waves in the area. Visit the award-winning Taronga Zoo, where zookeepers introduce you to Australia’s native koalas and the other 2,500 animals that call it home. Opt to cruise one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world on a privately chartered yacht or take an exciting seaplane ride over Sydney Harbor to the heart of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, where you will enjoy a three-course lunch at Cottage Park Inn. Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge for 360-degree views of the city, the Opera House and beyond. Cap off the day’s adventures with dinner at one of the city’s world-renowned restaurants.
Stay – With a prime location in the city’s historic district, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney occupies a 34-story tower poised dramatically on the harbor. Enjoy sweeping views from the top floors of this elegant hotel, as well as exclusive access to Lounge 32, where you can indulge in gourmet canapés and allow a personal concierge to take care of your needs. Enjoy the city’s largest heated outdoor hotel pool, revitalize in the award-winning spa, or savor world-class cuisine along with boutique Australian wines.
Bali March 22-25, 2020
Seek out Bali’s soul-stirring temples, renowned cultural traditions and incredible tropical beauty in the central highlands, nestled deep in the jungles along the Ayung River.
Explore – Discover the heart of Bali as you explore the lush rain forests, terraced rice paddies and cultural traditions of this island paradise. Immerse yourself in Bali’s rich heritage of spirituality on a visit to four water temples along the Pakerisan River, including a dip in a sacred pool and a water purification ritual led by a temple priest. Drive through the valley in restored vintage Volkswagen convertibles to the Jatiluwih rice terraces, where traditional cultivation methods are still practiced. Embark on a white-water rafting adventure as you paddle along the rapids of the Ayung River, looking up at cascading waterfalls and keeping an eye out for local wildlife. Visit the Green Village, a unique, modern eco-architectural community of stunning homes built entirely by hand of local bamboo. Meet the jewelry makers, painters and weavers of Ubud, Bali’s capital of the arts.
Stay – Tucked away in the central highlands, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is your personal sanctuary in the jungle. Unwind in your spacious villa, which features a private plunge pool and outdoor shower. In the Sacred River Spa, unite body and mind with therapies drawn from Eastern traditions and guided yoga sessions. Savor Indonesian and international favors at one of the resort’s restaurants, where you can dine above a lush gorge or by the river.
Chiang Mai or Chang Rai March 25-28, 2020
Discover a culture of enduring traditions deep in the jungles of Northern Thailand, an idyllic landscape punctuated by peaceful Buddhist temples and hillside villages.
Explore – The jungled havens of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are our base for exploration. Cruise through Chiang Mai by tuk-tuk to see the old city walls, a moated quarter filled with gable-roofed temples. Visit the ancient temple of Chedi Luang, where the famous Emerald Buddha was once enshrined. Browse the bustling stalls of local food, flowers and handicrafts at Warorot Market, or embark on a privately guided shopping excursion. Watch local artisans at work while enjoying traditional Lanna cuisine and entertainment in a night market setting created exclusively for our group. Alternatively, opt to upgrade and spend two nights in our luxury tented camp in Chiang Rai, set in the heart of the Golden Triangle’s tranquil bamboo forest. Ride a rickshaw to the city’s ornate temples or take a guided foraging walk and enjoy a true jungle-to-table meal prepared by the hotel chef. Travel to a bygone era on a visit to the Hall of Opium, a window into the region’s historical opium trade, or cruise down the Mekong River on a traditional custom longboat. Your stay will be followed by one night in Chiang Mai.
Stay – In the idyllic Mae Rim Valley, wrapped around its own rice paddy, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Maiis located in a jungle garden with architecture inspired by ancient Thai tradition. Visit the professional cooking school to learn the secrets of Thai cuisine or choose to spend your time in the award-winning spa.
Alternate: Travel to Four SeasonsTented Camp Golden Triangle, set amid the exotic bamboo jungles of Chiang Rai. With just 15 luxurious tented accommodations, the camp recalls the romantic spirit of 19th-century explorers.
Taj Mahal March 28, 2020
Make a special trip to explore the Taj Mahal, the crown jewel of Mughal architecture and one of the world’s most famous testaments to love.
Explore – Our Private Jet allows us special access to touch down in Agra, giving us a unique opportunity to seamlessly visit the Taj Mahal on your way to Dubai. A monument to Love, nothing prepares you for the sight. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned this world wonder to honor the love of his life, Mumtaz Mahal, who was celebrated for her grace, beauty and compassion. Elegant, imposing, the magnificent white dome draws tourists like moths to a flame. Film and photos cannot adequately prepare one for the majesty, a visit is essential. This fabled UNESCO World Heritage site took more than 22 years, 20,000 people and 1,000 elephants to construct. The Taj Mahal showcases a blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic influences in its perfect symmetry and harmonious proportional relationships. The shimmering white marble edifice sparkles in the sunlight, while ornate inlay work using semiprecious stones speaks to the monument’s exquisite craftsmanship. Alternatively, choose to explore Agra Fort, an imposing military fort built by the first Mughal emperor of India and later transformed into an imperial city. Palaces, mosques and audience halls stand within its red walls, many offering spectacular views of the Taj Mahal and the Yamuna River. Return to your Private Jet and arrive in Dubai in time for dinner.
Dubai March 28 – April 1, 2020
With its sky-high architecture and a flair for luxury, Dubai is a futuristic desert oasis, but ancient traditions still run deep in this ultra-modern city.
Explore – From high-end shopping experiences to adrenaline-pumping adventures, cosmopolitan Dubai is filled with exciting opportunities. Embark on a helicopter sightseeing Journey above the incredible man-made islands of The Palm and The World. From the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, admire the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf as you sip on an expertly crafted cocktail. Experience a thrilling 4×4 ride through the golden dunes that rise and fall just outside the city limits. Get an up-close Formula One experience at the Dubai Autodrome as you take the wheel of a racing car or enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Meydan Stables and Racecourse, home to the Dubai World Cup. If you’re in the mood for shopping, visit world-class boutiques or bargain for treasures at the Gold Souk. Opt for a day trip to nearby Abu Dhabi, home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi—a global consort to the iconic French art museum. Like Dubai, this exciting city offers a mix of new and old, from the world’s fastest roller coaster to traditional Bedouin culture.
Stay – Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is a beachfront oasis with the Arabian Sea on one side and Dubai’s iconic skyline on the other. Rejuvenate yourself at the Pearl Spa with treatments inspired by the desert, relax in a private poolside cabana, or sip on a handcrafted cocktail at the rooftop Mercury Lounge.
Prague April 1-3, 2020
Experience the magic of the city of a thousand spires, filled with fairy-tale castles, medieval cathedrals and winding cobblestone streets.
Explore – The historic capital of Bohemia, Prague has attracted philosophers, artists and travelers throughout history with its well-preserved cultural treasures. Explore Klementinum, an early 13th-century architectural complex in Prague’s Old Town, where Europe’s greatest minds have studied since the Middle Ages. Take in panoramic views of the city from the Astronomical Tower and see the organ that Mozart played during his visits to Prague in the breathtaking Mirror Chapel. At the neoclassical Estates Theatre, the only remaining venue where Mozart himself performed, enjoy a private concert of the composer’s favorites. Explore the 12th- century Strahov Monastery on a special private tour. On the scenic Vltava River, enjoy brunch during a private morning cruise, taking in views of Prague Castle, the iconic Charles Bridge and National Theatre. See the striking Villa Bílek—a house designed by sculptor František Bílek in 1911—and examine the distinctive art of prodigy Alphonse Mucha at the Mucha Museum. Celebrate your time in Prague with a lavish dinner worthy of royalty at the Lobkowicz Palace.
Stay – Just steps from the famous Charles Bridge, Four Seasons Hotel Prague overlooks the Vltava River from its prime location in the middle of Old Town. The hotel’s main building unites three historical structures, offering a unique blend of old and new architecture. Relax with a traditional Czech-inspired healing bath at the AVA Spa.
London April 3-4, 2020
Conclude your Journey in London, which balances its status as a renowned international city with a nearly 2,000-year-old history and distinctly English traditions.
Explore –As your exciting Journey draws to a close, reflect on your trip over a celebratory farewell dinner, and enjoy a good night’s rest before returning on your independent fight home. Choose to extend your stay and take a guided tour of the city’s most beloved landmarks with a longtime Londoner, discover London’s up-and-coming artists in the East End, or unearth the city’s hidden treasures— from a buried Roman amphitheater to the Queen’s favorite tea trader. Our Theatre Desk has the pulse on London’s top shows and can even arrange tickets to sold-out performances.
Stay – Overlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square occupies a landmark art deco building that was once home to the Port of London Authority. Enjoy city views from light- filled rooms and savor afternoon tea under the beautiful domed ceiling of the Rotunda.
An Exclusive Journey of Timeless Encounters Aboard Four Seasons Private Jet
March 12 – April 4, 2020
Fees: Per person price, double occupancy $147,000.00
Space available, please let us know if you are interested!