Western Mediterranean Superyachts
A Western Mediterranean luxury superyacht charter vacation includes such places as France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily as well as hotspots like St Tropez, Portofino, Capri, Porto Cervo, Costa Esmerelda, Panarea, Cannes, Ville Franche, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Tuscany and Positano. The West Mediterranean is the most famous and popular charter cruising ground in the world for large luxury super yachts. This is because locations are easy to get to from European and American centers and also because these locations are unequaled in their natural beauty, cultural heritage, passion, glamour and style.
The MEDITERRANEAN has always been very historically significant and today, the clear azure waters of the Mediterranean remain a feast of culture, history, sophistication and stunning beauty. The sunny Western Mediterranean Sea is lipped with stunning beaches, hidden coves and majestic ports - all with a well known reputation of unrestrained energy and fantastic cuisine. This fabled luxury yacht charter area provides the untamed extravagance of the French Riviera, the gravity defying architecture of the Italian coasts, the fragrant orange groves of Spain and rustic seaside restaurants serving famous Mediterranean cuisine.
French Riviera includes the razzle-dazzle, the glitz and glamour, the Versace, the Dior, the Cartier …Nice, Antibes, Cannes, St Tropez and Marseilles…you will find it all here along with the energy and excitement buzzing from Europe’s superyacht holidaymakers. If, on the other hand, you prefer lovely tranquil anchorages and unassuming waterside seafood restaurants on your yacht charter vacation, you can find this too.
When chartering a yacht on the Côte d'Azur many like to become involved in the excitement and frivolity of Monaco – a destination synonymous with the annual Monaco Grand Prix in May, superyachts, the casinos and the decadence. Monaco is a hub of wealth and glamour and very much a must see.
Cannes is relatively tranquil for most of the year (with the grand exception of the Cannes Film Festival) and conveys the relaxed feel of a beach resort. Cannes is positioned quite centrally along the French Riviera with easy access to Antibes, Nice and Monaco in the north and St Tropez in the south.
St Tropez is another West Med hot spot for the riotously rich and famous and it deserves a place on any Western Mediterranean yacht charter itinerary. The once sleepy fishing village boasts famous restaurants and night clubs as well as some of the best beaches around. The tiny French seaside town with cobble-stone streets is framed by hills of silvery, ancient olive groves. From the top of the hill, the views of the harbor and coastline are breathtaking and down inside the town the cafes, boutique shops and gelataria’s spill out into the harbor piazza. The portside cafes are a great place to sit and watch the glamorous yachting world go by.
The Italian Tuscan archipelago consists of seven idyllic islands which offer magnificent unspoiled scenery, romantic coastlines and numerous ancient ports. Naples is the yacht charter hub of southern Italy and the gateway to Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Amalfi and the Isle of Capri is another popular superyacht location and it presents some of the most spectacular coastlines in the entire Western Mediterranean.
Millionaires, supermodels and luxury yachts gather in Sardinia during the summer months, especially at the prestigious Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, near Olbia. Sardinia mixes excitement with the exotic as an island with one of Europe's most stunning coastlines with golden sands disappearing into oceans of blue framed with rugged mountains and powerful landscapes.
Please contact a friendly consultant for your own Western Mediterranean superyacht charter.