One of the major advantages of flying private is the access you get to exclusive destinations that can’t be reached by commercial air.

While commercial flights have access to 500 airports in the US, a private jet has access to 5,000. And more than 41% of private business flights go to airports with infrequent or no scheduled commercial airline service.

Flying private means the difference between vacationing in a tourist trap and getting off the map to experience some of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in the world.

From remote island getaways to luxury cabanas tucked deep in the rainforest, resorts with private airstrips allow you to immerse yourself in some of the most untouched areas of the globe — all while enjoying world-class food, spas, and breathtaking views.

Here are 5 luxury resorts with private airstrips that allow you to start your exclusive getaway the second you step off the plane.

Wakatobi, Indonesia

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The private airstrip near this island resort allows you to touch down into one of the most remote and picturesque resorts in the world. Surrounded by crystalline waters, colorful coral reefs and white sand beaches, Wakatobi is a diver’s dream come true.

Beyond diving, this resort is an unmatched location for lovers looking for a romantic getaway. You and your partner can sip cocktails at the jetty bar after enjoying a massage at the world-class spa, and settle in on a beach chair to watch the sunset.

Pratello Country Resort, Italy

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Overlooking the rolling green hills of Tuscany, this rustic 17th century villa offers all the upscale amenities of a modern luxury resort.

Travelers can sip wine by the pool and enjoy traditional Italian delicacies prepared by the resort kitchen, all while enjoying the iconic scenery of the Tuscan countryside.

A private jet will allow you to land directly at the resort’s private airport so you can skip the rental car and start relaxing the moment you step off the plane.

Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

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After stepping off this exclusive resort’s private airstrip, the awe-inspiring setting of the Blancaneaux Lodge needs to be seen to be believed.

Tucked inside the tropical Belizean rainforest, this resort’s luxury cabanas are flanked by private plunge pools that overlook the Privassion Creek below.

Travelers will enjoy quick access to the breathtaking historic Mayan ruins just minutes away, along with endless opportunities for adventure — hiking, horseback riding, guided mountain biking and swimming in the deep pools near the resort are just a handful of the ways you can spend your time at the Blancaneaux Lodge.

Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington

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This quaint harbor village set against the towering trees of the Pacific Northwest is a historic getaway the whole family can enjoy. Choose from boutique rooms, historic cottages and upscale waterfront properties while you soak up the surrounding nature.

Immerse yourself in the local scenery with hiking, whale watching, and kayaking, or relax with an afternoon of bocce ball or shopping. Boasting its own private airstrip and marina, both private jets and float planes can get you directly to this scenic harbor resort in style and comfort.

Singita Boulders Lodge, South Africa

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Situated in the private Singita Game Reserve, Singita Boulders Lodge offers guests unparalleled immersion with the African safari and roaming wildlife.

Ignite your adventurous spirit with game drives, guided safari walks, archery, mountain biking or stargazing. Singita’s private airstrip allows private jet travelers to access this exclusive resort directly.

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