JetSet Experiences: Boat-based Heli Surfing

For many of us, summertime means seeking out warm-weather adventures, so what could be better than an opportunity to combine some of our favorites: boating and surfing?  And while you’re at it, why not throw in a helicopter?  Boat-based heli surfing is the ultimate in marine luxury and our friends at LUEX have it dialed in.

Your exclusive charter boat with a private helicopter pad gives you unparalleled access and direct transportation to some of the best waves in the world.  Chartering off the Mentawais Islands in Indonesia, the experience is ideal for 10-12 guests who will enjoy amenities such as best in-class surfing guides, private chef and a full-service bar.  Should the never-ending series of the best waves of your life prove to be too much for a day, spend some downtime fishing, jet-skiing, diving or relaxing with your own on-board yogi. Full time photographic services and on-board masseuse are available upon request.

This experience provides you with the highest standard of surf charter boats in Indonesia and is perfect for intermediate to expert surfers, however there are plenty of activities for everyone.  Peak season is April-October where a consistent swell is almost guaranteed.  Yacht + Heli + Surf = The Ultimate Boating Experience!

For more information contact Lindsey Woodcock:

JetSet Jewel: M/V Aqua Mekong

As two of the hottest and most desired travel destinations, Vietnam and Cambodia could not be beat. From the historic temples of Angkor Wat, to the loveable and charming villages along the Mekong River, what better way to discover these Southeast Asian gems than by a beautifully built cruising vessel?

Known for their sleek and luxurious designs, creative local cuisine, and innovative itineraries, Aqua Expeditions offer a unique and specialized river cruising experience in some of the less-explored parts of the world. Launching in early 2014, guests aboard the 20-suite Aqua Mekong cruise ship, can experience Asia like never before. Whether floating along for 3, 4, or 7 nights, every moment will create memories of the inspiring beauty this region has to offer. (Tip: this is the perfect add on to a longer SE Asia itinerary!)

We suggest you keep this at the top of your 2014 travel wish list! Please contact Jet Set World Travel for more information and to discover more about this unique voyage:

JetSet Hotels: qualia, Hamilton Island Australia

The remote Whitsunday Islands of Queensland, Australia offer the perfect balance of relaxation, romance, adventure, and genuine Australian hospitality and charm. At the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and just a short flight from the mainland is Hamilton Island, an idyllic oasis boasting a variety of activities and accommodations.

At the pinnacle of these accommodation choices is qualia, located on the secluded northernmost tip of the island. In Latin, qualia means a collection of deep sensory experiences, and each detail of this resort has been coordinated to ensure that is exactly what you will experience during your stay. The accommodations consist of standalone pavilions that are perfectly blended with natural beauty and space, including elegantly designed living rooms, bedrooms and sweeping patios, complete with private plunge pools. Adding to this indulging experience are the spacious bathrooms with deep sinking tubs and private outdoor showers.

qualia boasts two exclusive restaurants, two infinity pools, a library, two bars and a fitness center. The adventurous can find snorkeling, diving, bushwalking, 4WD safari tours, sailing, and helicopter tours and those looking to explore the island can do so in the personal golf buggies.

Adding to this diverse experience, Hamilton Island recently opened the only 18-hole championship golf course on its own island. The Hamilton Island Golf Club, just a 5-minute ferry ride away, has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best courses in the world.

Hamilton Island has succeeded at providing something for everyone, without having a one-size-fits-all travel experience and a stay at qualia ensures that all of your senses are truly spoiled.

To plan your adventure ‘Down Under’, contact Monika Weinsoft: