The best yachts will tick off just about everything on most people’s travel checklists. Luxury, comfort, and elegance are a given. What remains - and what is entirely up to you - is the scenery. The freedom that comes with chartering or owning a yacht opens a literal world of possibility, so where will you be heading to take in some of the most stunning vistas that our planet has to offer?
Our Favourite Places To Visit By Yacht
Antigua and Barbuda: The Caribbean Gem
First on our list is unsurprisingly Antigua and Barbuda, a Caribbean paradise with everything that entails - glorious sunshine, sparkling turquoise waters, and famously 365 beaches - one for every day of the year.
Amalfi Coast, Italy: A Mediterranean Marvel
Cruise along the Amalfi Coast, where colourful cliffside villages meet the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Discover hidden coves, dine on exquisite Italian cuisine, and witness spectacular sunsets against the backdrop of dramatic landscapes.
French Riviera, France: Glamour and Elegance
Nice by name, but far, far better than that in reality. The French Riviera offers sophistication in abundance from Saint-Tropez, which has enjoyed its reputation as an ultra-chic destination for the world’s jet-setters for over half a century, to the bright lights and glitz of Monaco - a must for fans of motor sport.
Whitsunday Islands, Australia: Tropical Paradise Down Under
The Great Barrier Reef may be bigger than you realise - the whole structure is actually comparable in size to whole countries like Germany or Japan. You’ll see some of its most breathtaking parts snorkelling off the white sands of the Whitsunday Islands.
Santorini, Greece: Aegean Beauty
You’ll recognise this gem on the Aegean Sea from postcards, movies, wall art, and desktop backgrounds. The stunning blue and white architecture perfectly compliments the natural landscape on which it sits. The views are world famous for a reason and you’ll be in prime position to drink them while sitting on deck with a cocktail in hand.
Seychelles: Indian Ocean Paradise
Set sail to the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Unspoiled beaches, granite cliffs, and unique flora and fauna make this destination a true tropical haven. A popular snorkelling destination due to its huge variety of aquatic wildlife.
British Virgin Islands: Caribbean Sailing Haven
Navigate the calm waters of the British Virgin Islands, where secluded bays and coral reefs beckon. Hop from one idyllic island to another, enjoying water activities and savouring the laid-back island atmosphere.
Croatia: Adriatic Charm
Explore the Adriatic Sea along the stunning coastline of Croatia. Discover historic ports, ancient cities, and secluded bays. Croatia's diverse landscapes offer a rich blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. Game of Thrones fans will no doubt appreciate a pilgrimage to Dubrovnik, otherwise known as King’s Landing.
Turks and Caicos: Serenity in the Atlantic
Cruise to the Turks and Caicos Islands for a tranquil escape in the Atlantic. Pristine beaches, coral reefs, and turquoise waters create a serene backdrop for yachting enthusiasts seeking relaxation and natural beauty.
Maldives: Paradise on Earth
Concluding our list is the Maldives, a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. With bungalows built on stilts over colourful coral reefs bustling with marine life, the Maldives offers a secluded and luxurious yachting experience.
Hopefully these inclusions have given you some inspiration, but they really could be just the start of your yachting adventures - the world is your oyster. Bon voyage!