Best yachting destinations around the world
Can you imagine visiting the most picturesque and admired places in the world onboard a luxury yacht? Some yachts or superyachts feature a gym, swimming pool, theater, spa, large outdoor areas, spacious suites, and even a helipad. Being on such a vessel only begins the adventure of exploring the most beautiful coastal locations.
Here are the best yachting destinations worth visiting on a yacht charter.
The French Riviera
France, especially the French riviera is a well-known yachting destination. The glamorous St. Tropez and Cannes attract la creme de la creme or the jet setters from the world. Not only that, the Cost d'Azur features authentic villages, pristine nature, and sophisticated beach resorts.
Greece, with its endless isles and islets, unique architecture, and crystal-clear water attracts yachting lovers from all parts of the world. You can witness the most romantic sunsets on Santorini island, get a night out on the lively Mykonos and go sightseeing the historical Athens. Don't forget to stop at one of many wineries, and taste some of the best local wine and olive oil.
In the middle of the Mediterranean lays this (still) beautiful hidden gem, Croatia. With over 1,200 mostly inhabited islands scattered across the turquoise Adriatic sea, Croatia is one of the must-stops on of the best yachting destinations. You can explore the historical Dubrovnik and Split, savor the local cuisine at the traditional taverns, taste some of the most delicious wine and olive oil, and party like a VIP on the notorious island of Hvar.
In case Croatia is on your list of yachting destinations, we made a list of the 17 most popular yachts for charter in Croatia.
Kornati National Park
Zlatni Rat beach, Brač island
An olive orchard overlooking the sea
Have a unforgettable snorkeling adventure
Discover the antient Split
Because of its close proximity to the U.S., the Bahamas are among the favorite yachting destinations, especially for Americans. White sandy tropical beaches, rich history, luxury resorts, and delicious fresh local food are just some of the pleasures that the Bahamas offer. Probably the most unique experience to have in the Bahamas is the Pig beach, where you can swim with the pigs. Along with a few stray cats and goats, they are the island’s only inhabitants.
Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy
Italy, especially Costa Esmeralda in Sardinia is one of the most sought yachting destinations in Europe. Megayachts and superyachts roam to this location through the summer to enjoy the pristine nature, marine caves, and high-end marinas. Visitors can also explore the tiny islands of the Maddalena archipelago or the beautiful white sandy beaches and rocky cliffs along the Gallura coast. Costa Smeralda has a lively nightlife, private yacht clubs, and endless opportunities to experience this trendy location.
U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean
A dreamy tropical destination with an American vibe, the U.S. Virgin islands in the middle of the Caribbean, are »the« yachting destinations. Its archipelago consists of three main islands St. John, St. Croix, and St. Thomas. Nature lovers can venture around the islands and explore the hidden paths, relax on one of many white sandy beaches, go diving, and feel the real »Caribbean vibe«. These islands feature some of the best beach resorts, where you can have a delicious meal and spend a fun night out.
Dubai is one of the yachting destinations that you can explore during the winter season. Escape the cold weather and head towards the most luxurious places in the world. Sail through the man-made Palm Jumeriah or World islands, and witness the most stunning scenery of the calm Arabian coastline.
Other key sights during a yacht charter, are the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, and Dubai's famous Marina. Fine dining restaurants, retail stores, and luxury hospitality centers adorn the skyscrapers in this area.
The Maldives' picture-perfect scenery, sandy beaches, and vastly rich subaquatic world attract visitors from all parts of the world. The best part of visiting the Maldives on a yacht is that you have access to the most remote and inhabited islands and marine coves. Besides the luxury beach resorts, the Maldives offer breathtaking views, the freshest seafood, and biodiversity that will leave you speechless.
Indonesia features 17,000 different islands and an array of idyllic beaches. Ideally located around the equator, you can enjoy the perfect weather all year around. Indonesia is home to the Komodo dragons and the jungles shelter endangered elephants, orangutans, and other wildlife. The perfect combination of natural beauty, rich culture, and adventure, Indonesia is a must-do yachting destination.
When we think of a yachting destination, tropical and exotic locations come to mind. Regardless of being among the most preferred destinations, recently, some yachting enthusiasts are headed towards the coldest places in the world. The North Pole is gaining popularity and becoming one of the »coolest« new yachting destinations.