Safety escorts, chartered planes, Rolls-Royces: Contained in the luxe excursions of FlyEast Philippines
FlyEast Philippines offers luxury travel with security escorts, chartered planes and helicopters, bespoke yachts and Rolls-Royces, as well as the most sumptuous meals and accommodations on the islands.
For travelers with safety concerns, security escorts can be arranged that don’t end in land, sea or air travel but can be expanded into hotels and tours, said Yoav Golan, co-founder and chairman of FlyEast Philippines, a satellite subsidiary of FlyEast Israel, in a recent Webinar hosted by the Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Charter planes and helicopters are available for guests to cut the travel time from Makati to Tagaytay from two hours by land to 20 minutes and from Makati to Banaue from nine hours by land to one hour, Golan said.
For 120,000 Pesos (approx. 2,500 US dollars) per inhabitant, a helicopter flies guests from Makati to one of the most exclusive restaurants in the country, Antonio’s in Tagaytay, with a fascinating view of the crater lake of the Taal volcano.
Private charter planes are available to transport travelers to various locations around the archipelago, while bespoke yachts are available for island hopping. Rolls-Royces – a rarity in the Philippines – are also available for land transfers for 80,000 pesos per four hours.
The accommodation offered by FlyEast includes the private island of Banwa, which, according to the Golan, is the most expensive accommodation in the world at $ 100,000 per night. The posh facilities include six villas with private butlers. There’s also Nay Palad Hideaway in Siargao for $ 1,800 a night and Eskaya’s Presidential Suite.
Other unique accommodations include the MacArthur Suite at the Manila Hotel, where General Douglas MacArthur stayed, for 500,000 pesos a night; Okada Manila’s mansion for $ 10,300 a night; and Conrad Manila’s presidential suite for $ 5,400 a night.
FlyEast’s exclusive menu includes Nobu Restaurant in the Nobu Hotel in the City of Dreams in Manila and Mirèio in the Raffles Hotel in Makati.
However, Golan said travelers should meet their expectations of the term “luxury”. As an example, he cited the areas around the Banaue rice terraces, where there are few accommodations and not five stars. FlyEast uses the Native Village Inn in Uhaj, Nipa huts with shared toilets. While the Mountain Lodge has modest rooms and lacks luxurious amenities like hot tubs, guests enjoy breathtaking views of the rice terraces.