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Some interesting Yacht Charter Location Pics

July 12, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

Here is a selection of beautiful yacht charter location images from around the world:

Top 10 Charter Spots in the Mediterranean for Party Lovers

June 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Mediterranean party scene is as much a part of a superyacht lifestyle as secluded hideaways, boutique shopping and thrills on high-powered water toys, and although you can easily host your own private party aboard your luxury yacht or on a beach, the bars and clubs of your destination are as much a part of the local flavour as the galleries, museums and other tourist attractions. The world’s top DJs flock to the Mediterranean for the largest parties and festivals in the world and quite often new talent and rising stars will surface on the scene.

Share in the moment from the Western Mediterranean to the East and discover the clubs with the best music, food and drinks in the region at these 10 Mediterranean party destinations.

1. Ibiza, the Balearic Islands

Ocean Beach Ibiza Party - Photo credit myibiza.tv

Ocean Beach Ibiza Party – Photo credit myibiza.tv

It will come as no surprise that the Balearic Islands in Spain have a long established reputation as the party capital of the Western Mediterranean and it is unlikely to change anytime soon. Mixed in with the traditional architecture and high-adrenaline fun along the sandy beaches is a roaring night scene that doesn’t need to wait until the sun goes down to get the party started.

Ocean Beach in Ibiza creates a fantastic pool party atmosphere right beside the waterfront so that you never miss those gorgeous sunsets as you dance to live music and sip a heavenly cocktail prepared by one of the friendly staff.

While you’re in the area, follow in celebrity footsteps and head to Playa d’en Bossa and the Sa Trinxa bar for music from local legend Jon Sa Trinxa.

Sa Trinxa Bar catwalk - Photo credit Sa Trinxa

Sa Trinxa Bar catwalk – Photo credit Sa Trinxa

2. Porto Montenegro, Montenegro

Porto Montenegro Yacht Club

Porto Montenegro Yacht Club

Setting standards high since its opening in 2010, the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club offers the height of luxury in an area known for its boutique stores, lavish spas and top of the range accommodation.

Whether you are stopping by for a day and want to soak in the atmosphere or host your very own sparkling affair, Porto Montenegro has everything for a simply unforgettable superyacht charter.

3. Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda - Porto Cervo

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda – Porto Cervo

Home of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta which took place earlier this month, Porto Cervo knows how to cater to the luxury yacht charter crowd with fine dining, lavishly decorated surroundings and music to get you on your feet and dancing through the night. The world’s top DJs regularly take part in events in the area and the burgeoning night club scene will always have something to offer visitors to the area.

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda located at the edge of the marina is the first place to kick off your evening with exquisite meals along the pool-side terrace and a great selection of drinks at the bar. Sottovento and the Billionaire’s Club are two other alternative venues that have a long-established reputation in the night club scene, but half the fun of a holiday away from home is making your own discoveries far from the well-beaten track – and this seaside town will not disappoint.

4. Hvar, Croatia

Hvar - Mario Romulic and Drazen Stojcic - Courtesy of Croatian National Tourist Board

Hvar – Mario Romulic and Drazen Stojcic – Courtesy of Croatian National Tourist Board

After a long day among the natural treasures of the Dalmatian Coast, sit back with some smooth Jazz at the Central Park Club in the town of Hvar. Located only meters away from the port of Hvar, Central Park Club is conveniently close to your luxury yacht and has a fantastic variety of cocktails and options for dinner while you’re entertained by the band playing blues or swing.

The landmark of St Stephen’s Cathedral is surrounded by nightlife options: restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs all add to the scene and in the summer months the parties can last all night long. Epitomising this ‘out until the break of dawn’ mindset is Pink Champagne, a club that opens its doors from 2 am until 6 am and is open every night throughout the summer months. Sit aside an watch the action from the VIP area or get on the dancefloor and bang your head to the beats with several resident DJs keeping your night on track.

5. Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos - Image credit to VisitGreece.gr

Mykonos – Image credit to VisitGreece.gr

Mykonos needs no introduction among the party crowd, but visitors to the island might not be aware of the extent to which Nammos Beach Bar goes to serve guests arriving by luxury yacht: Along with an exclusive transfer service, they will organise parties on board your superyacht and deliver food directly for those times when you’ve done too much in the day yet still want a sample of the local lifestyle.

The island itself is divided into a more sedate beach lifestyle up north while the southern shores are dedicated to all adrenaline-rushing pursuits – the perfect place to try out all the superyacht water toys. During the day, the burgeoning tourist industry pampers visitors with luxury goods, bespoke boutiques and spas and for lunch there is plenty of tapas bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

“Match your Mediterranean party holiday with the perfect superyacht to meed your needs: Whether you are looking for a sailing yacht with a Jacuzzi or a 50m/164ft+ motor yacht with all the spa facilities for rest and recuperation from a big night out, the friendly brokers at CharterWorld can assist you. Contact CharterWorld today for more information, or peruse the Mediterranean superyachts for charter.”

6. Aiya Napa, Cyprus

View from Nissi Beach in Agia Napa, Cyprus - Photo credit Nissi Beach Resort

View from Nissi Beach in Agia Napa, Cyprus – Photo credit Nissi Beach Resort

The rugged coastline of Cyprus has been a popular tourist destination for decades and its bar and club scene has built up around a tourist industry catering to the younger generations.

The Castle Club is considered by many to be Aiya Napa’s best venue for techno, trance, hip-hop and R&B and you and your guests can experience the VIP treatment away from the crowds up in the luxury lounge of Arena 5.

Pepper Bar Lounge is another great setting for a night on the town: their cocktails are legendary, the music is smooth and the servings of sushi are not to be missed.

Nearby Nissi Beach is known to host foam parties and an assortment of bars for a loud and lively night on the tiles. Return in the daytime and capture the picture perfect sights of one of the most stunning beaches in Cyprus… but be sure to arrive before 10 am because this attraction is no secret.

7. Cannes, France

Claptone at the Gotha Club, August 2016 - Image credit Gotha Club

Claptone at the Gotha Club, August 2016 – Image credit Gotha Club

Following the Cannes Film Festival, one party melts into the next for a season of sizzling entertainment. Exclusive bars such as Le Baoli offer a sophisticated atmosphere with a dress code to match, while charter guests looking for a more informal evening that’s just as high end will appreciate Gotha Club, which has been frequented by Paris Hilton and Leonardo di Caprio in the past.

8. Port Hercule, Monaco

Monaco Casino fountain at night - Image credit Monaco Press Centre

The French Riviera almost seems like one non-stop party from the first day of the Cannes Film Festival until the final moments of the Monaco Grand Prix, and Monaco welcomes visitors with open arms. Days of music festivals can fill your charter holiday in this location alone, with Jazz nights, R&B and contemporary pop filling the evening air.

The heart-pounding year-round night life gains even more energy during the summer months, when Port Hercule witnesses the action of the Monaco Grand Prix. Visitors to the area will be spoiled for choice for where to spend the evening, although La Rascasse, Jimmy’z and Zelo’s Restaurant, Bar & Nightclub are local institutions well worth your time.

9. Saint Tropez, France

Photo credit Nikki Beach Saint Tropez

Photo credit Nikki Beach Saint Tropez

Another famous party spot along the French Riviera, Saint Tropez adds to the summer events through its thriving party scene. Of the most lauded is Les Caves du Roy where the intricate and vibrant interior sets the stage for a night of drinks and dancing to the beat of the best music in St Tropez.

If Saint Tropez proves too crowded at the time of your visit, nearby Ramatuelle and Pampelonne has a great selection of clubs and places to dine. Nikki Beach and Club 55 take the top spots for party-goers searching for an electric night in beautiful beach-side locations.

10. Paceville, Malta

Sun, sand and sophistication in Malta. Photo credit VisitMalta

Sun, sand and sophistication in Malta. Photo credit VisitMalta

Majestic and mystical, Malta has all the beauty of ancient times as well as a firm head in the here and now: St Julian’s district in Paceville is central in Malta’s party scene and tourists have an assortment of entertainments to fill the moonlight hours. The aptly named Twenty Two nightclub is located on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Hotel, Malta‘s tallest building. Whether you sit back with a cocktail listening to music form the 80s to the present, or take to the dance floor, you will be surrounded by finery arguably unmatched anywhere else in the region.

Match your Mediterranean party holiday with the perfect superyacht to meed your needs: Whether you are looking for a sailing yacht with a Jacuzzi or a 50m/164ft+ motor yacht with all the spa facilities for rest and recuperation from a big night out, the friendly brokers at CharterWorld can assist you. Contact CharterWorld today for more information, or peruse the Mediterranean superyachts for charter.

Destinations: Porto Mirabello in Italy with Superyacht Berths of up to 130m

June 21, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Porto Mirabello – Discover the sights, sounds and tastes of Tuscany and Liguria from the only Italian luxury marina for superyachts up to 130m

Porto Mirabello in Liguria Italy - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Porto Mirabello in Liguria Italy – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Porto Mirabello nestles in the Gulf of Poets, Liguria between San Remo and Viareggio, and is the perfect location for private and charter yachts in the Mediterranean who wish to experience the magic of Italy.

Named the Gulf of Poets because of the host of famous poets who has been inspired by the scenery including Mary Shelly and Byron, Porto Mirabello is just minutes away from Tuscany, its world famous landscapes, history and influence on high culture. The ideal new destination for yacht owners and guests, a centre for high-fashion Forte Dei Marmi (often called the St Tropez of Italy) is also just a 45-minute drive away.

Megayacht at Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Megayacht at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Porto Mirabello is the only dedicated luxury port in Italy that can host superyachts up to 130 meters long. In June 2017 the number of moorings for vessels longer than 65m increased from 6 to 17 and this project will transform the marina into one of the biggest superyacht hubs in the Mediterranean.

Upon arrival, the Megayacht Quay and multiple new facilities are available for owners, guests and crew. Members receive state of the art entry badges to gain access through private security gates, there is technical staff available 24 hours a day to assist with docking and unmooring and there is no need for additional manoeuvring to refuel, this can be done directly from berth using the two high-capacity fuelling stations within the Megayacht Quay.

AKUA de Oscar restaurant at Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

AKUA de Oscar restaurant at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Another improvement is the opening of the Poet’s Lounge. A terrace with breath-taking views of The Gulf of Poets is available exclusively for those moored in the Megayacht Quay, offering a space to relax, enjoy the view and perhaps to indulge in a BBQ.

Linked by a foot bridge to La Spezia, Porto Mirabello is surrounded by forests, streams, hills and valleys, and close to plenty of charming medieval villages to explore, including iconic Porto Venere which is just two nautical miles away.

Cinque Terre - Image credit to Porto Mirabello

Cinque Terre – Image credit to Porto Mirabello

Porto Venere comprises of three villages, Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and three islands, Palmeria, Tino and Tinetto. Along with Cinque Terre, UNESCO declared the area a world heritage site in 1997. It’s a place to get lost in while appreciating the beautiful architecture of Doria Castle. Located on a rocky outcrop, the fortress was built in the 14th century and played an important role in the history of the Republic of Genoa. From the castle, you can enjoy incredible views of the sea and the ancient church of San Pietro.

Golf course near Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Golf course with a view at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

 

Like all of Tuscany, the area should not only be admired but also tasted! The food is simple yet rich in flavour, as are the wines. A favourite local wine Sciacchetra has a golden yellow colour with amber hues and is made from grapes left to dry in the September sun.

Nearby Cinque Terre is made up of five charming villages – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Each village has a personality of its own and is famed for a particular local product from lemons and honey to exquisite extra virgin olive oil and anchovies! There are 120km of trails through Cinque Terre, so make sure you allow enough time to explore!

Porto Venere - Photo credit to Porto Mirabello

Porto Venere – Photo credit to Porto Mirabello

Also, close by is the village of Tellaro, an ancient fishing village that can be reached by descending the sea paths along the natural terraces. Tellaro was recently declared the most charming village in Italy.

Maltese Falcon at Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Maltese Falcon at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

If you are looking to head out of Porto Mirabello for the day, visit the marina’s Concierge who will make all of the arrangements for a variety of experiences in and around La Spezia. Water based activities include kayaking, rafting, canoeing stream jumping, canyoning and river trekking. There is also plenty of mountain biking, supercar racing, golf, tennis, paintballing and orienteering to do on land. The Concierge promise to make sure no crew or guest has a chance of being bored in this unique part of Italy.

There is a bounty of sights to see, along with a plethora of cultural and sporting activities to do whilst you are moored in Porto Mirabello. Milan is just a 45 minutes helicopter ride away and the marina is perfectly placed as a home port in the Mediterranean for those who also wish to enjoy Monte Carlo, Corsica, Elba Island, Capri, the Amalfi coast, or wonderful Porto Cervo in Sardinia.

Article written by Sarrah Macey of Global Superyacht Marketing

Summer Superyacht Charter destination: The Dodecanese in Greece

May 31, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Mediterranean bursts into life in the summer months with festivals and events all but covering the calendar. Sitting on the boundary between Western and Eastern Europe, Greece is ideally situated for luxury charters determined to visit multiple destinations and countries, whether for cuisine, historical culture or adventure.

The Dodecanese are islands that enjoy a spectacular situation in the Aegean Sea and each one has its own individual character while also displaying the picturesque beauty so often zealously touted in adverts and holiday snaps. Whether starting or ending your superyacht charter in Grecian waters, the Dodecanese Islands are replete with ruins and world heritage that should not be missed.

Sailing yacht AQUIJO - Built by Oceanco and available for charter

Sailing yacht AQUIJO – Built by Oceanco and available for charter

Most charter yachts in the Mediterranean offer availability in both the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Mediterranean: AQuiJo, CHRISTINA O, CHAKRA and INDIAN EMPRESS are only sosme of the impressive selection of superyachts representing the brand new and historic, contemporary and classic living spaces that guests make their holiday homes. CharterWorld senior broker Nicolas Benazeth regularly organises charters to Eastern Mediterranean destinations and commented on the enduring appeal of the Dodecanese and the area as a whole:

“The Dodecanese is a great cruising area as it offers a huge diversity of islands all within easy reach of each other and it is also very easy to combine with the beautiful coast of southwest Turkey. Large and more developed islands such as Rhodes and Kos offer easy access with international flights and good amenities, while allowing you to explore smaller picturesque islands such as Simi, Kalymnos and the stunningly beautiful Patmos further north. There are also hidden gems more off the beaten track such as Kastellorizo, a small Greek islands right up against the Turkish coast, or Astypalea which can be visited on its own, or as a stop over when combining a cruise towards Santorini.

Discover Greece aboard AQuiJo - Photo by Stuart Pearce

Discover Greece aboard AQuiJo – Photo by Stuart Pearce

“The Dodecanese is also generally more protected from the strong meltemi winds which can be troublesome in summer in the Cyclades, and even when winds do pick up a little in the area there are many islands and sheltered bay and anchorages which you can ‘hide’ in so that it never affects your enjoyment of the area. Being the southernmost cruising area in the Mediterranean, the Dodecanese also has a very long charter season, with some of the best weather and sea conditions in September and October, as well as superb springtime cruising in May and June.”

Kos

A full week could be spent exploring Kos and there would still be enough to do for a future adventure: Paradisaical beaches, religious sites and culinary delights are everywhere along the coast, to mention nothing of the nightlife and the traditional music and dance still passed down the generations.

The dream of a holiday along a glittering sandy beach, lapped by glassy waters and sheltered from waves and strong tides is realised on Kos. On a luxury yacht charter, you can select a beach to meet your requirements and set up on the sands free from any other groups of tourists – perfect for a beach picnic or a candlelit dinner under the stars. Lagoons are the ideal environment for young children to practise their swimming and the undulating cliff faces along the coastline create hiding places for the area’s rich marine life. Snorkelling, scuba diving and wind surfing are popular activities for family and friends charter groups.

Historic superyacht and a classic beauty - Christina O for charter in Greece

Historic superyacht and a classic beauty – Christina O for charter in Greece

At the island capital of Chora Kos, visitors looking to discover the thousands of years of history upon which the world was built will marvel at the various states of preservation, from complete buildings to the outline of foundations surrounded by earthquake-induced rubble. View the ancient tree planted by Hippocrates and walk through the high-walled gardens where he once taught his students, listen to the clear acoustics of the odeon or be surprised by the level of sophistication and engineering at the ancient stone baths beside Casa Romana.

To preserve a great many of the statues and antiques from the weather (and light or clumsy fingers) even the most well preserved ruins are stripped back bare and take on a minimalist appearance, where the objects of daily life are notably absent. However, in the town centre there is a museum dedicated to local artefacts from the Roman and Hellenistic eras – the Golden Age of Greece.

Head out of town and into the mountains to visit Asklipion, an ancient hospital and sanctuary where sacrifices were made to the god of healing before stopping by at one of the islands many Orthodox churches for a truly unique worship experience so familiar yet so different from Italy or France.

 

Kalymnos

What differentiates Kalymnos from the other islands in the Dodecanese is the long-established sponge industry and the excellent range of rock climbing courses that would complement a water sports adventure holiday. Take advantage of the sheltered bays and learn to windsurf, water ski or even try out a flyboard in deeper water. The island has a long-established history of collecting sponges from the sea floor and the factories sell them to visitors as very practical souvenirs.

Motor yacht CHAKRA available for charter in Greece

Motor yacht CHAKRA available for charter in Greece

“One week is just about enough to take in the main highlights,” Nicolas Benazeth adds, “and 10 days to 2 weeks allows you to take a bit more time to enjoy the Greek islands, but also stopover on the Turkish coast to visit such scenic areas as the bay of Gocek and Gulf of Hisaronu, or combine the area with a cruise north via Patmos towards Mykonos.”

 

Rhodes

The largest of the Dodecanese Islands, this was once the location of the seventh wonder of the ancient world: the Colossus of Rhodes. Much of the colourful history still survives and in the island’s capital city of Chora Rodos, visitors are greeted with a variety of things to do. The impressive walled city openly exhibits its tumultuous past, torn between the nations of Turkey and Greece. Grecian bell towers were once converted into minarets and churches into mosques, and today Islam, Judaism and the predominantly Greek Orthodox religions form the community.

Superyacht INDIAN EMPRESS for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean

Superyacht INDIAN EMPRESS for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean

The old town is carefully preserved and the Medieval district is one of the most visited sites in Europe. For a break in your wanderings, the main square is filled with cafes with a variety of cuisines to suit all dietary requirements. For a memento of your visit, there are gift shops down the narrow alleys that are full of the atmosphere of a bygone age. At the very height of Chora Rodos stands the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Palace of the Grand Master of Knights. To avoid the peak crowds, it is recommended to visit outside of July and August.

For a more thorough experience of Rhodes, head away from the coast towards the interior – The Monastery of Filarimos and the Valley of the Butterflies in Petaloudes make picturesque additions to any visit.

 

Lipsi

Escape from the modern world on the island of Lipsi, where the mountains meet the sea and visitors are rewarded at every turn by fantastic sights both natural and man made. Small beaches are scattered across the coastline and the remotest are easily accessible by luxury yacht for your party to use without interruption. There are 23 smaller islands surrounding Lipsi and your charter group will be able to pick from any of the beaches.

The main town of Lipsi is used to tourists and among the well established selection of quality restaurants and cafes, visitors are well received at the town hall and museum, which contains local artefacts of historic and folkloric importance. Although road access stretches out across the island it is possible to traverse the town on foot and pedestrian exploration is encouraged.

Throughout July and August the island holds culture nights filled with traditional dance, costume, song and cuisine. On the 22nd-23rd of August, Orthodox islanders celebrate the Assumption of Mary and the celebrations continue long into the night until the next day, when a procession heads to the church Panagia tou Harou (Virgin Mary of the Reaper) where a ceremony is held.

“One week is just about enough to take in the main highlights,” Nicolas Benazeth adds, “and 10 days to 2 weeks allows you to take a bit more time to enjoy the Greek islands, but also stopover on the Turkish coast to visit such scenic areas as the bay of Gocek and Gulf of Hisaronu, or combine the area with a cruise north via Patmos towards Mykonos.”

For a summer holiday that has something to satisfy all family members, head off on a luxury charter to the Dodecanese. Contact CharterWorld today for more information on the diverse island locations and find the perfect superyacht for your itinerary.

Mediterranean Summer: 12 Of the Best Luxury Events to Attend

May 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The first day of the Cannes Film Festival marks the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous flock from all corners of the globe to enjoy the Mediterranean at its zenith. From charity balls to sporting events and concerts that celebrate the burgeoning electronic and jazz genres, the French and Italian Rivieras will host some of the most prestigious events of the year – and you can be a part of the action.

It’s not too late to grab a last minute charter: Below we list 12 of the most important luxury yacht events throughout the summer months to please those who like to spectate and those who want to participate. Contact CharterWorld and see what our expert brokers can do for you.

May

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Get up close to the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals Cannes and watch the glamour unfold from your very own private yacht. More than just lavish parties and fabulous frocks, the Cannes Film Festival is vital to industry networking and secures the future for many concepts to come alive on the silver screen.

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Take a front row seat to all the action of the Monaco Grand Prix: with your own luxury yacht, you have the best seats at the event. Whether chartering privately or for a corporate event charter, your sun deck will come into its own as you dine alfresco or dip into the Jacuzzi while watching your favourite racer competing only metres away.

amfAR – Cinema Against AIDS 25th May

Raising over $190 million for research programs in the fight against AIDS, amfAR is vital in funding research and highlighting the ongoing struggle to combat AIDS globally. This prestigious event takes place at the opulent Hotel du Cap for its 24th year with the aim of developing a ‘scientific basis for a cure by 2020′.

June

Cannes Lions

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

Celebrating innovations and the ever-advancing state of healthcare, technology and entertainment, Cannes Lions is an exhibition dedicated to future visions and this year’s event estimates that over 15,000 people from 100 countries are expected to attend. Dame Helen Mirren and singer Demi Lovato are among the celebrity speakers, with award-winning designers, architects and media companies speaking at the event.

Cannes Lions runs from the 17th-24th of June – be sure to join in on this international festival of creativity on a luxury charter holiday for the very best in comfort, convenience and style.

Jumping International, Monte Carlo

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Now in its 12th year, Jumping International Monte Carlo has become a favourite spectacle of the Mediterranean’s most elite and discerning spectators, attended by royal families, business magnates and celebrities. The event runs from the 23rd-25th June and the additional entertainment and variety of shopping in the city of Monte Carlo only increase the allure of this exclusive event.

July

Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monaco is ideally situated between the French and Italian Rivieras, which makes it an easily accessed hotspot for superyacht charters whether they are looking to spend an entire week in port or get a taste of a single event and sail on to the next. The Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival takes place at La Salle des Etoiles, a concert hall made of glass overlooking the shining Mediterranean Sea while legendary talent and new singers with exceptional potential serenade the guests throughout the evening. This was the festival that brought Rihanna and Alicia Keyes into the public eye – and it could be your chance to see the next big names performing live at the start of their career.

Monaco Red Cross Ball

Red Cross Ball 2016 - Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Red Cross Ball 2016 – Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Each year, the Monaco Red Cross hosts a ball in gratitude to its many generous donors and showcases the immeasurable work that the funds have done on both a local and international scale. La Salle des Etoiles once again becomes the venue for a star-studded event, opened in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross. Following in the steps of tradition, the night begins with a tombola and an exquisite meal before the dancing gets underway. A magnificent fireworks display heralds an end to the evening before guests slip back to their superyachts to continue the party or sleep off the night’s exertions.

Ultra Europe Music Festival, Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Paced over 7 spectacular days across Split in Croatia, the Ultra Europe Music Festival is one of the largest celebrations of electronic music anywhere in the world. The islands of Hvar, Brac and Split all become the spectacular backdrop for fun and games, including a regatta at Bol on the 17th of July and a party of over 5,000 revellers at the spectacular Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar the following day.

Nice Jazz festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Nice Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Nice Jazz Festival

Nice hosted the very first jazz festival in 1948 and the city has long embraced its love of the genre, revelling in its international appeal that in turn produces an eclectic and thrilling event from worldwide talent. The five-day event takes place at the Theatre de Verdure, conveniently located near Nice‘s Port along the beautiful promenade.

August

La Biennale

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

A celebration of the arts in all its various forms, La Biennale in Venice is arguably the most diverse exhibition in the Mediterranean luxury yacht charter season: Art, Cinema, Architecture, Dance, Theatre and Music are all represented in displays, workshops and interactive events for all ages. Take a look at the mesmerising performances and see what it inspires in yourself.

September

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

A gathering of the luxury yacht industry’s greatest and growing talents, the Cannes Yachting Festival offers a glimpse the yachting’s future, from next year’s design trends to advancements in technology and the unveiling of new water toys. Whether you’re planning on buying your next superyacht or just curious to see what the 500+ exhibitors have to offer, the Cannes Yachting Show is not an exhibition that yachting enthusiasts should miss.

Genoa International Boat Show

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Whether you are an owner, luxury charter guest or an industry professional, the Genoa International Boat Show is attended by Italy’s finest and most renowned yacht builders including Perini Navi, Benetti and CRN as well as international names, offering the perfect opportunity to compare luxury yacht facilities and products. This yachting exhibition over land and water covers more than 300,000m² total and this year’s event already has 1,400 boats registered with 400 available for sea trials. Ever wanted to see Feadship engineering up close? This could be your chance.

Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 - Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 – Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

Just as the Cannes Film Festival unofficially marks that start of the charter season in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is seen as the closing event in the superyacht social calendar and a winding down from the peak season. After the event, the private yacht parties run long into the night and the last of the summer holidays is seen off in style in one of the Cote d’Azur‘s most opulent and glamorous cities.

Charter Boats are Booking Up Early this Year: Don’t miss out!

March 23, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

With the winter behind us and the first signs of Spring popping up everywhere, most of us are starting to think about the summer vacations. To ensure you are presented with a good selection of the best superyachts available on the market this year, you shouldn’t hesitate too much. Charter boats are booking up early, and this trend has been going on for a few years now. Charterers are now thinking ahead, wanting to ensure that they will holiday aboard the best boat with the best crew and a fantastic range of amenities – just the way they have imagined it. The smart way to charter this year, is to get in early to ensure you don’t miss out on a great opportunity. Many superyachts are even offering Mediterranean ‘early bird’ specials if booked well in advance or offer off-season Caribbean and Bahamas getaways.

BRAND-NEW 74M CLOUD 9 SUPERYACHT AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER
Brand new CLOUD 9 available for charter vacations

Brand-new CLOUD 9 available for charter vacations

But don’t panic! Although there are boats that have only a limited availability left, there are still yachts with great options. The busiest weeks of the summer season in the Western Mediterranean are the last week of July and the first half of August were the availability might be limited; for the rest of the season, we still have some exciting offers for you to considers, including yachts that have been launched recently or are new to charter market.

THE DESTINATIONS

The Western and the Eastern Mediterranean remain the top places to cruise however, the Caribbean is also a fabulous choice, especially for American clients wanting to stay close to home, with many yachts remaining in the area following the busy winter season.

44M MOTOR YACHT G3 AVAILABLE IN THE MED
44m Heesen yacht G3 available for charter in the Med

44m Heesen yacht G3 available for charter in the Med

“Summer is great in the Bahamas, so if you have done the BVIs a few times and are looking for something new, there are great options in the Bahamas this year.” says charter broker, Trina Howes

The Bahamas are seeing an increased number of yachts staying and coming into the area this summer, as the islands provide fabulous cruising grounds, beautiful beaches, great weather and endless activities to undertake. Summer is great here, with plenty of things for young and young at heart, while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and the many water toys offered by your boat.

78M AMARILLYS – THE BAHAMAS AND THE CARIBBEAN
78m superyacht Amaryllis available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas this summer

78m superyacht Amaryllis available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas this summer

Coming back to the most popular destinations, France and Italy are staying strong, with numerous chic harbours and beaches along the French Riviera, picturesque and lively towns along the Italian coast or the timeless allure of the nearby islands of Capri, Sardinia, Sicily or Corsica. There is no place like the Amalfi Coast and Naples to taste the Italian pizza or France to stroll along seaside promenades while popping into the most luxurious boutiques along the way.

“Classic destinations are still the most popular, with France and Italy leading. We are also having a few requests for Spain and the Balearics, thanks to the increasing number of yachts obtaining the Spanish charter license, ”  added by Nick Benazeth.

If Paella and passionate Flamenco have been on your mind for a while, then we have some good news! More and more vessels are obtaining their licenses to charter in Spain and the Balearics resulting in a much better selection of yachts cruising this area as there were a few years back.

36M UNBRIDLED FOR RENT IN THE BAHAMAS 
36m Motor Yacht UNBRIDLED

36m Motor Yacht UNBRIDLED

Croatia is still on the list of the most popular destinations, thanks to her amazing natural environment, pristine waters and hundreds of islands to explore, as well as the seemingly endless amount of UNESCO Heritage Sites to visit. Whether you like quiet bays or lively nightlife, you will find both.

The renowned Greek architecture, the islands, laid back lifestyle and hospitable locals, make Greece a lovely place to enjoy for a week or two; and while in the East Med, Turkey’s mesmerising coastlines will leave you breathless each time.

If you’ve seen it all and are yearning for something different, then South East Asia might be just the right destination for you. The selection of yachts is more limited, however, so do get in touch with us at your earliest to discuss your options. One thing is for sure, the Andaman Sea will leave you with a suitcase full of amazing adventure, incredible experiences and beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

Let’s not forget about the events! In addition to the annual Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival, 2017 will see the most exciting regatta of all times: the America’s Cup. To be held in Bermuda this year, you can either rent a villa or a luxury apartment to stay in close proximity to the races, but nothing will ever compare to renting your own yacht to view this thrilling battle of the best. Look through some of the America’s Cup charter yachts or contact us for a full list and gratuitous advice.

SAILING YACHT MONDANGO 3 AVAILABLE FOR AMERICA’S CUP
MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

BOATS AVAILABLE

The range of boats available for summer vacations is quite extensive and there is always something for everyone. The smaller vessels of high quality, measuring between 25-35m are booking very fast this year, as well as the mid-range boats: 45-55m. Larger superyachts and mega yachts still have a decent availability, however. Be it motor yachts or sailing yachts, it is always better to try to secure your chosen one before everyone else gets in. Browse Through Yachts & Read Latest Charter Articles

 CLOUDBREAK NEW FOR CHARTER
Cloudbreak - one of the new yachts on the charter market - Photo credit Anoldent

Cloudbreak – one of the new yachts on the charter market – Photo credit Anoldent

And if you are unsure about what you are looking for this year? We have you covered! Our team of senior brokers have perennial experience and extensive knowledge of the market. Based on the information you will provide, they will be able to send you a list of the most suitable vessels, respecting your budget, your style, your dietary requirements; as well as finding the best crew to fit your group and personality.

Being the largest specialist retail broker, CharterWorld will give you the charterer the impartial advice you need. We represent you directly and always ensure you and your guests are the priority, without being obliged to promote any given yacht by the owner or the manager. We pride ourselves on recommending vessels based on our own experience, knowledge and our clients’ previous feedback.

Top 10 Islands to Hire along with your Superyacht in 2017

March 07, 2017

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

Chartering a luxury superyacht is the ultimate holiday experience. No other vacation gives you such freedom whether it’s a family getaway, a romantic honeymoon or spending time with friends. It’s travel at its most luxurious and a totally unforgettable experience. Having access to your own superyacht is like holding the key to another world; sailing offers the perfect opportunity to discover exotic, remote and breathtaking islands. Here’s a list of the top ten islands you can hire as part of your superyacht holiday itinerary:

1. Brother Island, El Nido in the Philippines

This amazing dreamlike, Robinson Crusoe type island in the South East Asia is approximately 2,000 square meters with access to a small rainforest. It’s a totally private island where you can drop anchor during your superyacht charter voyage, enjoy massages and cocktails on the beach. Enjoy a touch of paradise on Brother Island in stunning accommodation. The island is in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines, which is covered with coconut trees, white sandy beaches and has views to die for.

AtitG - El Nido Palawan, Philippines

AtitG – El Nido Palawan, Philippines

2. Bird Island, Stann Creek, Belize

Bird Island lies inside a protected coral reef and offers some of the best snorkelling and fishing in Belize. The island is a short distance from Placencia village and is completely private. You will have the whole island to yourself with fine accommodation, kayaks, paddle boats and plenty of fishing equipment available. The crystal clear waters provide a safe environment for the friendly crew to moor your superyacht.

Bird Island, Placencia, Belize

Bird Island, Placencia, Belize

3. Guana Island, BVI

If you are looking for an outstanding service away for your superyacht for a couple of nights, then the incredible Guana Island in the BVI is a perfect option. Unwind listening to the ocean waves and after a relaxing private yoga session, while the mouth-watering local cuisine is being prepared by professional chefs. Those who lead an active lifestyle will enjoy the unlimited use of tennis courts, hiking trails and water toys available. White beaches, exotic fruit and cocktails – what could be better than having your very own spot of paradise?

Guana Island - photo credit: Gus Estrella

Guana Island – photo credit: Gus Estrella

4. Cousine Island, Seychelles

Available on an exclusive hire basis only, the Cousine Island in the Seychelles offers a perfect hideaway. It’s the ultimate superyacht private holiday island destination, comfortably accommodating up to twelve guests and six children. It’s hard to think of a more idyllic and peaceful retreat. This conservation-based island offers a fantastic beach, perfect seclusion and superb accommodation. After staying on Cousine Island, return to your fabulous superyacht for the next part of your journey.

Cousine Island, Seychelles

Cousine Island, Seychelles

5. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

During your exciting superyacht charter vacation, why not hire Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island resort? It’s private and luxurious, welcoming just thirty people at any one time. Famous celebrities like Kate Moss and Larry Page have chosen to holiday on this beautiful island. Kate Moss celebrated her fortieth birthday on Necker Island in the Caribbean while Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, got married there.

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

6. Son Saa Private Island Resort, Southern Cambodia

Have your superyacht skipper and crew set sail for Son Saa Private Island resort off the Koh Rong peninsula, near Sihanoukville in Southern Cambodia. This intriguing island stands in the middle of a 100-hectare marine reserve. It offers exciting water sports facilities, impressive spas as well as mouth-watering cuisine. Chill out on the untouched stretches of golden sands, then go for a swim in the clear calm waters teeming with tropical fish.

Son Saa Private Island Resort, Southern Cambodia

Son Saa Private Island Resort, Southern Cambodia

7. Islan Tagomago, Spain

No superyacht charter vacation would be complete without visiting Islan Tagomago in Spain. It’s regarded as the best private island for hire in the Balearics, only a five-minute boat ride from Ibiza. Islan Tagomago is the perfect paradise for people who enjoy absolute privacy and a touch of luxury in the Mediterranean.

Islan Tagomago, Spain

Islan Tagomago, Spain

8. The Brando, French Polynesia

Make The Brando in French Polynesia one of the top spots on your superyacht charter itinerary. The Brando private island resort, formerly owned by the famous American actor, Marlon Brando, is around thirty miles from Tahiti. The Brando is set to become one of French Polynesia’s most exclusive islands to hire.

The Brando, French Polynesia

The Brando, French Polynesia

9. Dolphin Island, Fiji

Dolphin Island in Fiji will provide you with a luxury castaway experience. Have the crew anchor your superyacht close by so you can discover this stunning fourteen-acre private retreat which offers guests a place of natural beauty and lush landscapes. Enjoy the stunning sea views from magnificent accommodation; it’s what dream vacations are all about.

Dolphin Island, Fiji

Dolphin Island, Fiji

10. Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius

Get the skipper to charter your luxurious superyacht to the Ile des Deux Cocos in Mauritius. This is a private island for people who don’t want to be too isolated. The Ile des Deux Cocos is only two hundred meters from its sister island, Lux Le Morne. Sheltered from the wind, the island has a beautiful stretch of powder white sand complete with palm trees.

Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius

Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius

Raise a glass to many Mediterranean Discoveries aboard ROMACHRIS II

February 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Based in Greece, 27-metre motor yacht ROMACHRIS II is ready for summer charters. Explore Italian treasures, from ancient Rome to the Renaissance. Admire the ancient historical sights in Athens. Laze in the light that inspired great painters in the South of France, and sample the world’s finest wines. Relax aboard your charter yacht and raise a glass to many Mediterranean discoveries.

ROMACHRIS II - Main

ROMACHRIS II – Main

Extremely comfortable and stylish fast yacht will be available for a magical vacation starting at €32,000 per week plus expenses.

ROMACHRIS II - Deck Salon

ROMACHRIS II – Deck Salon

Interior layout comprises of 4 cabins, which accommodate eight guests overnight. There are a master suite, a VIP and two twin cabins. Perfect for hosting some guests for dinner or a cocktail party while at a quay, ROMACHRIS II can entertain 12-16 guests.

ROMACHRIS II - Master Cabin

ROMACHRIS II – Master Cabin

The interior design of the yacht is very tasteful, with light Maple woods, soft colour palette and cream carpets. Since her delivery in 2001, ROMACHRIS II has been used as a private yacht, and has undergone a few maintenance works to ensure everything onboard was to the highest standards.

ROMACHRIS II - Aft Deck

ROMACHRIS II – Aft Deck

ROMACHRIS II is a fast motor yacht that reaches a top speed of 30kn, as she is powered by 2 MTU 1826 hp engines.

ROMACHRIS II - Swim Platform and Toys

ROMACHRIS II – Swim Platform and Toys

She also provides a fantastic selection of water toys. Every guest on board will surely enjoy a charter holiday aboard ROMACHRIS II.

To find out more about how to secure this superyacht for charter, please contact your preferred charter broker.

Luxury Yacht Charter Experience in Details: aboard M/Y Bina in St Maarten and St Barths

February 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

People around the world adore and admire superyachts, especially when it comes to unforgettable yacht charter experience. Have you ever wondered how a perfect day on a luxury superyacht would look like? We bring you all the insights into the world of luxury yachting aboard CHARTER YACHT BINA in St Maarten and St Barths, one of the most luxurious destinations in the Caribbean. Get inspired!

 Aboard Luxury Superyacht Bina: St Barths & St Maarten Charter Experience

Written by Roxanne Hughes / Breed Media

Bina at anchor: Shell Beac, St Barths. Photo by Taylor Chien

Bina at anchor: Shell Beac, St Barths. Photo by Taylor Chien

Stepping aboard 43m Bina in St Maarten, I’m handed a cold glass of Champagne and settled into the comfortable aft deck sofas while my bags are unpacked in my cabin. It’s Saturday afternoon and we’re soon to depart for St Barths where we’ll catch the sunset and enjoy our first meal onboard. What’s immediately noticeable is the inviting comfort of this boat; each exterior space offers relaxed lounge seating, and the saloons feel homely with cushions, blankets and artistic decor.

BINA - Main deck aft view

BINA – Main deck aft view

Bina’s Captain certainly knows all the tricks, dropping the anchor in the bay of Gustavia in perfect timing for us to watch the clouds turn pink over the island and the sun to blaze the horizon a fiery orange.

Bina aerial underway. Photo by Jeff Brown

Bina aerial underway. Photo by Jeff Brown

Having freshened up in my ensuite cabin, with a beautifully appointed bathroom that surpasses many of the finest hotels, we sat for dinner al fresco on the upper aft deck. This spot was a key part of the extensive refit work, repositioning the tender from this area to forward on the bow, thus creating space for a 12-seat dining table and sofa arrangement.

Five courses of dinner later, with the culinary skills of Bina’s Chef truly showcased and enjoyed – including a pasta parmesan prepared at the table for us in the parmesan wheel itself, and a chocolate sphere which melted away under a hot chocolate sauce to reveal the treats inside, we retired to the saloon for drinks before bed.

Bina Twin Cabin. Photo by Jeff Brown

Bina Twin Cabin. Photo by Jeff Brown

My cabin was the guest twin. Bina can sleep up to 12 guests in her three full-beam doubles and two twins (all ensuite). The clever design offered more wardrobe and storage space than my home bedroom, and the lighting, air con & window blinds were easily controlled at the touch of a button.

Whilst we slept, the boat was repositioned to Shell Beach, a bay around the other side of Gustavia port. Waking up in new surroundings is one of the great pleasures yacht charter offers. I rose early, unable to bear missing out on a single minute of sunshine and luxury, and sure enough, there’s the smiling crew ready to greet me – coffee poured and a breakfast buffet ready to go.

BINA - Water toys

BINA – Water Toys. Photo by Breed Media

Anchored here, close to the beach, the yacht’s ‘toys’ were unpacked – an inflatable slide, jet ski, stand-up paddle boards and Flyboard jetpack were all laid out for our enjoyment. Bina has a ladder that extends down from her swim platform, enabling for easy access to and from the water, and enjoying these water toys under the watchful eye of the crew, I was confident our group’s fun antics were safely overseen.

Having worked up an appetite, we were tendered ashore for lunch – to a restaurant right there on the beach, ‘Shellona’. This casual St Barths bistro has an air of effortless chic; feet in the sand, lobster on your plate, rose in your glass and a view of your superyacht is hard to beat.

Shellona, Shell Beach, St Barths. Photo credit Roxanne Hughes

Shellona, Shell Beach, St Barths. Photo credit Roxanne Hughes

While ashore, we made the most of St Barths’ array of stores, which encompass everything from Chanel to beachwear boutiques. It’s a spot popular with celebrities, models and the jet-set, but the streets here feel paved with an understated glamour, as opposed to glittering gold. You never know who may be stood next to you at the counter in Lolita Jaca (one of my favourite stores), but an understated nod that you both know the secrets of St Barths is all that’s called for.

Bina had now been brought into Gustavia harbour and was on the dock awaiting our return. Berthed alongside several other superyachts, Bina stood out for her aesthetic proportions and tasteful, easy styling.

Bina Sky lounge. Photo by Jeff Brown

Bina Sky lounge. Photo by Jeff Brown

We took to the top deck – Bina’s ‘sky lounge’ to take in the view from the Jacuzzi with a late afternoon cocktail in hand. Pleased with our sun-kissed skin and laughing over those falls from the Flyboard jetpack and excitement earlier in the day, we can only conclude that yacht charter aboard Bina offers all the finest things in life; great food, good company, and a front-row seat to the sunset of your choosing.

If you are interested to find out more about chartering motor yacht Bina, please contact one of our friendly charter brokers at CharterWorld. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer regarding specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday.

 

Top 10 Spectacular Beaches to take your Superyacht

January 18, 2017

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

With so many spectacular beaches to see during a Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will want to get the most out of Caribbean sailing, so take your yacht to the Virgin Islands. Close your eyes, imagine lying on a tropical beach in the Virgin Islands far away from the maddening crowds and jam-packed tourist resorts. There are many wonderful secluded beaches to choose from with easy access, ideal when you’re on a crewed superyacht charter. Get your skipper to sail to these incredible destinations:

 St. Thomas: Rising Sun Super Yacht. Photo by Scott Smith


St. Thomas: Rising Sun Super Yacht. Photo by Scott Smith

1. Trunk Bay, St John

Donated to the US National Park Service by Laurance S Rockefeller, this beautiful beach and its coral reef remains one of the Virgin Island’s most breathtaking and well preserved attractions. Its famous 225 yard long underwater snorkeling trail offers a spectacular photograpic opportunity, so don’t forget your camera. Your Virgin Islands sailing vacation wouldn’t be complete without visiting Trunk Bay, St. John.

St John Trunk Bay

St John Trunk Bay

2. The Baths in Virgin Gorda

One of the largest islands in the Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda is said to have been named the “fat Virgin” by Christopher Columbus. This was due to the island’s profile on the horizon that looked like a woman lying on her side. The Baths is a wonderful natural park full of white sandy beaches with tidal pools, arches and awesome grottos formed by gigantic granite boulders.

The Baths in Virgin Gorda

The Baths in Virgin Gorda

3. Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

The most popular beach in the Virgin Islands, it offers silky, sandy white beaches, palm trees and mouth-watering great food. Sailing here on a crewed yacht charter ensures having a good time in this fabulous spot. Try barefoot island dancing in the evenings and cool tropical drinks at the beach bars.

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

4. Magens Bay Beach, St Thomas

It is the most charming beach in the Virgin Islands. Two peninsulas protect the shore from strong waves and erosion, making Magens Bay Beach the ideal spot for swimming. This nearly three quarter mile long beach is known for its pebble-free sand and remarkably calm waters. You can usually see turtles, tarpon and other fish. Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake waited here for ships to plunder.

Magens Bay, St. Thomas

Magens Bay, St. Thomas

5. White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

A ribbon of snow coloured sand and turquoise waters await you here. The beach is fringed by low palms, sea grapes and one or two rustic buildings. The beach is cut in half by rocks where you can follow a path over them or swim around them, to a stress free bar, wow that sounds great. The offshore reef is also a great place for snorkeling, so don’t forget your snorkeling gear.

White Bay, Jost van Dyke

White Bay, Jost van Dyke

6. Sandy Point, St Croix

Two miles long makes Sandy Point, St Croix the largest beach in the Virgin Islands. It has shallow and calm waters. St Croix is a geological exception on the islands because it’s a sea mountain and not part of the Puerto Rican shelf. It is an ideal nesting site for endangered sea turtles, especially leatherbacks. Did you know that the final scene of The Shawshank Redemption was filmed here?

Sandy Point, St Croix

Sandy Point, St Croix

7. Loblolly Beach, Anegada

This jewel of an island is almost completely surrounded by white sandy beaches. It’s protected by an ancient reef a few hundred yards offshore. Snorkeling is excellent here and the beach is usually deserted. If you want a bite to eat and a cold drink, there’s a great little restaurant close by. Yet again another great reason to sail around the Virgin Islands.

Loblolly Beach, Anegada

Loblolly Beach, Anegada

8. Jack and Isaac Bay’s Preserve, St Croix

These twin beaches are home to fragile bays, rolling hills, steep valleys and wind shaped ecosystems. They are two of the best places to visit on a Virgin Island sailing vacation. The awesome coral reefs have over 400 species of fish making it a paradise for snorkeling enthusiasts. The beaches are beautiful and pristine with powdery soft sand while the water is calm.

Jack and Isaac Bay’s Preserve, St Croix

Jack and Isaac Bay’s Preserve, St Croix

9. Cow Wreck Beach, Anegada

Cow Wreck beach is simply spectacular. Conch shells line a little bar at the point where Cow Wreck beach is located on Anegada. You can easily walk there from where your yacht charter is anchored, what better way to enjoy the views of the turquoise ocean and the blue sky. While not necessarily a famous snorkelling spot, this beach captures the hearts of all who visit.

Cow Wreck Beach, Anegada

Cow Wreck Beach, Anegada

10. Caneel Bay, St John

Saving the best till last perhaps. Caneel Bay is a string of seven beaches and a Rosewood Resort. Caneel means “cinnamon” in old Dutch, it’s known to be one of the most breathtaking resorts in the Virgin Islands. There are open-air restaurants and old sugar mill ruins. There’s also an exciting variety of activities here like snorkelling, wind surfing, diving, sea kayaking and even tennis.

Caneel Bay, St John

Caneel Bay, St John