November 15, 2022

Best of the Beach

As temperatures fall and the seasons change, there is no better time to plan a trip with Jet Linx and your Elevated Lifestyle (EL) Preferred Hotel Program to a destination of sun, sand and surf.

The EL Preferred Hotel Program from Jet Linx features one-of-a-kind convenience and access, made possible exclusively for Jet Linx clients. With more than 80 star-rated properties across the globe, the EL Preferred Hotel Program offers unparalleled access to the world’s top properties. Beyond special accommodations, the program also includes complimentary booking assistance through the EL Hotel Concierge team, our partners at EMBARK Beyond.

Through the flexibility of the Jet Linx fleet and the expertise of our Hotel Concierge team, all that remains is choosing which remarkable property will be next on your bucket list. In this feature, we’ll give you a head start with some of the best beachside stays in the EL Preferred Hotel collection.

From the bright and modern Viceroy Los Cabos (a foodie paradise as well), to the more classic Malliouhana, to the ultra-private ESPACIO in Hawaii, a beach-centric stay at any (or all) of these star-rated properties will surely cure your winter blues. Sooner than you can dream about your stay, Jet Linx will have you on-site, toes in the sand, without a care in the world!


Honolulu, Hawaii

The Aloha State, known far and wide for beautiful beaches and alluring natural wonder, received an elite upgrade with the opening of ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki, a Forbes Five-Star hotel. Perhaps the ultimate oceanfront escape, the boutique hotel offers only nine ‘suites.’ By ‘suites,’ we mean a fully-appointed, 2,250-square-foot floor. That means no next door neighbors, meaning you can thoroughly enjoy your ocean-view balcony with Jacuzzi.

The approach to hospitality is inspired by ‘omotenashi,’ which means anticipating guests’ every want. Butler and concierge service, complimentary admission to museums and hotels, in-suite chef-prepared meals, even the option to redesign a room with more season décor – there’s no task too big or small. Imagine whale-watching from the rooftop infinity pool overlooking Waikiki Beach – all while a Japanese-French fusion dinner is prepared tableside. From A5 wagyu sourced directly from Hokkaido, Japan to abalone harvested from ESPACIO’s own abalone farm on the Island of Hawaii, all ingredients are brought together beautifully and awaken even the most selective palates.

Guests may never feel the need to leave the confines of their private suites, but Oahu’s sun-drenched shores are hard to resist. Simply swipe a few notes on an iPad and a whole day’s worth of beach fun can be planned in an instant. While Waikiki Beach is already one of the best on the island, if guests want to explore other options they can simply hop in the complimentary fleet of luxury Audi Q5 SUVs and enjoy a luxurious drive around to explore some of Hawaii’s finest beaches. At ESPACIO, possibilities for enjoyment are as endless as the depths of the sea.


Faena Hotel

Miami Beach, Florida

With a beachside location near some of Miami’s buzziest bars, restaurant and art, the Faena Hotel is the kind of place we all dream of when we envision a modern Miami experience with flash and sophistication. The property is a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of South Beach, but within proximity for travelers looking for some action.

This 169-room luxury resort has amassed loyal guests because of notable features such as furnished balconies, butler service, two chef-led restaurants, four bars, a kids club and well-serviced beach and pool areas.

The hotel makes the most of its 100,000 square feet of private white sand beach with the Faena Beach Club, featuring red-and-white candy-striped lounge chairs, plus a range of private cabanas that can accommodate large groups. Poolside butlers are there to indulge your every need or craving, so travelers who like to remain as relaxed as possible will have everything at their fingertips. The prime oceanfront location maintains a steady energy – it’s just outside of the area’s party-heavy scene, but it’s certainly not quiet, either.

While on the larger side, it’s no mega-resort. Faena offers a bit of everything, from fine dining, art, a pampering spa, fantastic beach club and activities for kids. Excellent service is easy to find, as each floor of the hotel also has dedicated butlers for around-the-clock service at the push of a button. Whether enjoying an ocean view or taking in the glamorous on-site art installations, Faena is very easy on the eyes.




Nestled into the tropical paradise of Anguilla, Malliouhana was the luxury hotel that put this unspoiled Caribbean Isle on the map. Since being taken over by Auberge Resorts Collection in 2014, it now offers a fresher perspective on Caribbean luxury, with a distinct California twist.

Although there are 63 rooms, two swimming pools, access to two beaches and a variety of other amenities, you’ll spend most time trotting between the pool and the beach, so pack your designer suit and your most stylish sarongs.

The island of Anguilla flexes more than 33-seemingly untouched beaches, and Malliouhana spans 1.5 miles on sugary-sand beach, making it a perfect destination to unwind and play castaway.

Set along Turtle Cove, there are ample activities on offer within the resort’s 25 acres—from kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding, kite-surfing, beachfront horse-riding, and outdoor yoga classes. Another favorite diversion is a rum tasting with an in-house “rummelier.”

At Malliouhana, the stars of the show are the grounds and setting: blossoming flowers, tropical fruit trees and stunning clifftop ocean views. The typical do-anything-to-please service, two infinity pools with cabanas and waiter service, plus miles of flour-soft sand will form the magic of this Caribbean getaway. This explains why many loyal guests return year after year.


Belmond La Samanna

St. Martin

Overlooking an idyllic golden stretch of sand, this sparkling resort is beloved by the international jet setters for good reason. In 2018, the entire property received a complete refresh, with fabrics and furniture inspired by shells and sea life.

The property lies far from the casinos and cruise ships of St. Martin, placing guests in the quiet oasis of Baie Longue beach. Whitewashed suites rest high on a cliff, with gentle waves, lush gardens and a cabana-dotted private beach.

Guests need not pack much more than a swimsuit at Belmond La Samanna. Aside from a main pool and a beautiful infinity pool, the big draw of the island is, predictably, its beaches, and La Samanna is set on one of the very best spots there is. Of course, there are certainly no crowds to worry about here. Baie Longue is virtually private because the only way to access this beach is via the resort.

The hotel has plenty of watersports to occupy most vacations, including snorkeling and kayaks. The waves are gentle and the sand soft, but if you’d like a change, head to nearby Mullet Bay, Long Bay or Baie Rouge to spread your beach towel. The hotel can also arrange boat charters for those who’d like to fish or scuba.

Whatever you choose to do, the ocean and the beach will be center of mind, as most restaurants also specialize in fresh fish brought from surrounding waters.


Viceroy Los Cabos

Los Cabos, Mexico

An all-white watery retreat in Baja California, Viceroy Los Cabos is a taste of the future, with floors made of water, bird’s-nest-shaped restaurants and looming white buildings straight out of a sci-fi blockbuster. Built from glass and concrete, the hotel has seven different buildings for guest rooms, all offering unbroken views of the ocean beyond.

Dining at the Cielomar Rooftop in the evening can’t be missed; the food is top notch, but the view is divine. True water lovers should plan a trip to El Arco, the point where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez officially meet. The hotel can also arrange activities such as days out with local fishermen, sailing, jet-skiing and zip-lining.

Even with 192 rooms, there’s plenty of room to stretch out with five pools, six restaurants, a spa and an extraordinary slice of beach facing the Pacific. While the rooftop pool is for adults only, the two beachside pools are family-friendly and one comes with a hot tub. The main oval-shaped pool is lined with loungers and provides stunning views of the Sea of Cortés in Baja – making you feel as if you’re on the edge of the horizon.

There are plenty of luxury resorts to stay at in Cabo, but there is nothing quite like Viceroy Los Cabos. This stunning sanctuary makes the perfect place for a couple’s getaway or family vacation as there is something for everyone. Even staying in your guest room — where sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows and you have your very own private patio or balcony — may be just the life-changing beach experience you need.


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