Private clubs have long been a part of the life of the ultra-wealthy, but in recent years, they have burgeoned over the world offering a panoply of experiences that can entice people to connect.
From London to Shanghai, Dubai to San Francisco, private clubs are capturing a new space in people’s lives allowing them to meet like-minded people and share spaces for work, pleasure and holiday. By providing unique, extremely exclusive experiences, and the opportunity to make influential friends and deals, these private clubs are indispensable.
Recent trends have seen an increased number of “Explorer” focused clubs as the passion grows to travel and explore the world with a widening bucket list of experiences. At the forefront of these developments are Meridian Adventure, a unique, ocean-based adventure club that allows members to embark on voyages to explore remote and unspoilt ocean locations. Their adventures have been custom designed to open doors for guests to access some of the most beautiful destinations of the world: from Bora Bora, to Fiji and the Raja Ampat islands of Indonesia.
Luxury travel has inevitably gained a reputation for providing grandiose excess with little or no regard for the potentially damaging impact they have on nature’s beauty. Yet with governments across the globe declaring climate emergencies at alarming rates, companies are under pressure to adopt a more environmentally conscious stance and ‘go green’.
Founder Sean Galleymore explains how Meridian Adventure doubles as a dynamic eco-tourism company, actively driving to build awareness about the importance of ocean conservation. “As the ocean is plagued with critical issues with plastics proliferating our ocean to far extremities, and coral being widely affected by climate change and pollution, we have found that there is a need to take people to parts of the world where the ocean can inspire them. Our journeys help people understand what the ocean eco-system should look like and leave them with a consideration for the world and an understanding of its beauty. At every step of the way, as a sailing safari, we tread lightly and ensure the maximum consideration for the environment we operate in.”
Meridian Adventure’s commitment to eco-tourism holds wider importance as it demonstrates that the delivery of high-end hospitality standards can be coupled with a conscious effort to protect the environment. A new standard for competitors in the ever-changing global luxury travel market has hopefully been set.