From the beautiful South Pacific Islands to the sun-blessed shallows of the Maldives, there are enchanting and exotic destinations the world over that, by luxury charter yacht, make the best holiday choice for 2021, 2022 and many years ahead.
Now is a superb time to visit these unusual destinations before international travel returns on a large scale, granting you the opportunity to savour these vistas as they were meant to be experienced. Take an explorer yacht to Galapagos, dive amongst stunning coral structures in Thailand and Indonesia, and return to opulent comforts and a talented crew who will have every delectable meal waiting for you.
You need never set foot into civilisation but if you do, you will discover local delicacies and crafts, stunning artwork and architecture that together creates an incredible culture and an adventure for your group.
There are almost 1,200 islands in total, and of these only 200 are settled and 80 more designated holiday resorts. This means that if an escape from the rest of the world is truly what you’re wishing for, it can be granted with ease. In these crystal-clear waters, there are plenty of incredible species to awe every generation of charter guests, from gentle giants such as the whale shark, hawksbill turtle and manta ray to lesser-known wonders such as the bicolour parrotfish with its fuchsia tail fins, and the unicornfish. The reefs, known as ‘gilis’ and ‘thilas’, are as shallow as 2 metres (6.6 feet) below the surface, rewarding snorkellers and Scuba divers of all experience levels.
Fishing enthusiasts will discover plenty of big game fish like giant trevally thanks to the in-depth regional knowledge of your Captain and crew or a dedicated local guide. Once you’re done exploring the seas, settle onto a silky sand beach for cocktails at sunset while your expert chef prepares your day’s catch.
There are few places in the world that receive such high praise for Scuba diving sites as the islands around Indonesia: Beginners are richly rewarded simply for stepping into the water, while experienced divers will come across new challenges in a colourful world of massive corals and marine life as equally flamboyant: Up close, sea horses, nudibranchs and cowry will vie for your attention along with frogfish, royal angelfish and the iconic clownfish. Manta rays, turtles and sharks will circle the reefs and add another aspect of wonder to any underwater exploration.
The world above is just as spectacular, and the Komodo National Park and nearby pink sand beach on Padar Islands are not to be ignored. Find memorable souvenirs within local markets, and the galleries and museums will give you a greater appreciation of the ever-evolving history and culture of the islands. The nightlife in Bali is just as rich, with ambient bars and clubs that make for a cosy social scene.
French Polynesia is one of the remotest places on Earth – far from the other island chains in the South Pacific and a place of peace and beauty. There’s no rush, and you can wake to the calls of native birds and the gentle morning sun before having breakfast alfresco within a wondrous natural anchorage. Sunbathe, explore with the water toys and soak up the serenity as you remember life at a much slower pace.
For a souvenir of your stay, it’s hard to beat pearls direct from the farmers, who harvest a range of colours and grades to appeal to a range of budgets, timeless tastes and on-trend originality.
The unique wildlife found on these shores has been made famous by David Attenborough and his documentary team. A guide will take you ashore and give you insight into the history, geology, flora and fauna that make this far-flung destination so rewarding: Have your cameras at the ready to capture the blue-footed booby, the red-throated frigate bird and the giant tortoises along the shore. In the water, there may be playful sea lions and Galapagos penguins darting through the water in search of food. Snorkel in the clear waters and take your time to observe this unique underwater world.
A luxury yacht charter in 2021 and 2022 can be a simple escape to disconnect from the office or an entire adventure with loved ones and friends. Make dreams come true and contact CharterWorld today for more information on vessels to suit your budget and interests.