Choose a sailing holiday for luxury in the sun

Thursday, 14 November 2015 7:36 AM

There are plenty of luxury destinations around the world, but have you considered how visiting one of these on a yacht charter could be even more opulent than a standard getaway? It’s also a great way to see a little more of a place.

Choosing a sailing destination can be quite tough, because there are so many fantastic places to go all over the world. However, some certainly stand out a little more than others when it comes to luxury.

The following are just a few of our top picks if you’re searching for the ultimate getaway and we’ve made a suggestion about how to make your holiday a little bit more luxurious.

The Seychelles

This Indian Ocean nation is a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its islands are truly beautiful, with each boasting white sand beaches and waving palm trees - there are lots of secluded anchorages where you can drop anchor and just enjoy the scenery and the sunshine.

Don’t leave here without visiting the Vallee de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site - this national park is home to an ancient palm forest that contains, among many other species, the coco de mer palm which produces the world’s largest seed.

British Virgin Islands

The BVI is one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive and luxurious destinations - and it’s ideally set up for yacht charters thanks to its high-end marinas. As with many other Caribbean locations, there are wonderful beaches here - with a yacht you can find the most secluded spots.

It also has some interesting coastal attractions, such as The Baths on Virgin Gorda. This beach is dotted with huge granite boulders that have created pools, grottos and channels that you can swim through.


There are some truly wonderful places to discover in Italy and if you head to Naples you can explore the luxurious islands of Capri and Procida on your yacht. These are well known for their high-end appeal and boast outstanding restaurants and opulent hotels.

This is a fantastic place to go if you want to combine lounging in the sun with a spot of culture, as you can visit the fascinating historical site of Pompeii that’s just outside Naples, not to mention discover the city itself.

Travel in the lap of luxury

There are few more luxurious ways to travel than on a yacht - and especially one that’s crewed. For the ultimate luxury sailing break, choose a crewed charter where you have a captain and a chef onboard.

This means that you won’t have to lift a finger during your holiday, as the captain will take you to wherever you’d like to go and the chef will prepare you tasty meals, so you don’t even need to moor up near amenities if you don’t want to.

Your yacht will also have everything you need for a comfortable holiday onboard, including snorkelling equipment in case you want to take a dip off the side of your boat and discover what lives beneath the surface.

Of course, you can always just spend your days soaking up the sun on deck, or head ashore to lounge on one of the deserted beaches you find as you cruise around the coast of your destination.

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