01 Jun The Best Places in the World to go Yachting
Yachting can be the ultimate luxury getaway during the holidays. There are hundreds of yachting destinations all over the world. Here are the best places in the world to go yachting.
Cruising on a yacht at the French Riviera on summer along the Cote d’Azur will prove to be an unforgettable experience. The beautiful scenery of the evergreen forested hills, deep blue waters, tranquil coastal views with cooling breezes make it a hot spot for yachting. The temperature during summer is great, owing to the cool breeze that balances off the atmosphere with just the right amount of chill. You also get to dock the yacht and experience adventure in the nearby cities of St. Tropez, Menton, Nice and Monaco.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are a spectacular destination to charter a yacht owing to the beautiful sheltered anchorages. The Virgin Islands created with them magnificent natural line-of-site navigations that make it a great experience maneuvering along its waters while enjoying the view of the blend of deep waters with the island hops. The consistent trade winds create a relaxing blend with the summer sunshine, ideal for family sun bathing. The destination has arguably the highest number of yachts in the world, touring around the Anegada with its white sand beaches and the Marina Cay, a flower covered island with sheltered warm lagoons.
Nova Scotia and Labrador Tall Ships, Canada
The eastern Canada’s seafaring heritage makes the list as one of the best places in the world to go yachting. With voyages lasting up to a weeks, you and your family are in for a treat as you enjoy the exhilaration of the win on the yacht. The Nova Scotia provides the perfect island experience when you dock for a few hours to kayak or take a short hike along the magnificent rich island hills. You also get the chance to sign on as a trainee crew member for fun, you know, just to experience how the other half of the people on the yacht live.
This is the Mediterranean’s hidden gem, with over 1,000 islands to sail between. The yachting experience is so spectacular, that you can choose to have a private cove for just you and your family from early spring. You get to enjoy the beautiful scenes such as the isolated Kornati archipelago, pristine beaches and the ancient villages. The Dalmatian islands are the epitome of the islands, with wild rugged terrain and warm waters to swim in around April and May. You also get a good treat to the rich diverse cuisines, wines and culture of West and South Istria.
The Coast of Norway
The hundreds of emerald green islands, peninsulas, deep inland fjords and mirrored waters are just but a few features that make the coast of Norway a must go-to for yachting. The paradise is best experienced around late June and early July when temperatures are most ideal. The proximity to the small Scandinavian towns makes the whole experience unique as you get to view the towns over layers of dipping islands and the mirage of the crystal blue waters.
One of the most popular yachting destinations in the world. You get to experience the unforgettable double culture from this spectacular island, ruled by both French and the Netherlands. The gorgeous tropical scenery will treat you to natural silk-white sandy beaches, exceptional clear waters and a unique blend of beach-life and Caribbean night life. St. Martin’s close proximity to other islands like the Saba, Anguilla and St. Barths give you a diverse experience of the terrains and adventurous waters.
Dubbed the world’s most luxurious cruising experience, Dubai Marina holds up to 600 boats and yachts at a time. You get to experience mind-bending cruising on luxury yachts along an entire city district with the spectacular view of sky scrapers “floating” on water. You get to visit the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, the famous palm tree-shaped island. Cruising trips last for about 3 to 4 hours, catered by one of the most exquisite crew in the world. Night cruises offer an unforgettable view of the city lights bouncing off the dark waters around the yacht and if you are lucky, catch the famous fireworks show from The Atlantis. You are left spoilt for choice from the gorgeous hotels, malls and city life after yachting. You can charter a yacht in Dubai anytime of year.
Greece offers the ultimate sailor’s experience globally with over 3,000 islands and islets to charter a yacht. The popular Santorini, Mykonos and Crete islands are rich in ancient archeology, rich culture and magnificent natural landscapes. Crete offers unforgettable Greek cuisines and the experience of traveling back in time at its many archeological sites. Mykonos has amazing beaches with epic night-life while Santorini has striking sunsets over hillside towns and white washed houses.