Best Destinations for 2021 Luxury Yacht Charters

Making plans to explore a spectacular corner of the Mediterranean on a luxury yacht charter this summer? Discover the most incredible yachting destinations southern Europe has to offer in 2021!

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Few luxury yachting destinations can even come close to offering the array of highlights found around the sparkling Mediterranean. In 2021, this spells amazing news for Europeans looking for local, and rewarding, yacht charter vacations.

Whether you’re a party-hard sailor who loves bar hopping and fine-dining of an evening, or an adventurous soul who believes the most exclusive yachting destinations are those devoid of other people, the superlative Mediterranean has just the kind of charter plan for you. From the laid-back party hubs of the Balearics in the west to the breath-taking beauty of the French and Italian coasts, not to mention the drop-dead gorgeous islands of Croatia and Greece in the east, the coastlines of southern Europe offer distinctive charter experiences at every turn.

 

 

 

The Cote d’Azur, France

The French Riviera has been a luxury yachting superstar for almost an entire century.
With world-class marinas dotting its entire 900km length, a bevy of insanely charming fishing villages, gorgeous beaches, sensational landscapes, coastal vineyards and historic highlights in abundance, France’s Cote d’Azur has not been nudged off its top ranking spot – this is still the single most exclusive place to charter a luxury superyacht in 2021.

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Cannes, Nice and St. Tropez

The Mediterranean summer destination to see and be seen, this uber-famous coast – home to such yachting giants as Cannes, Nice, and St Tropez – is absolutely dripping in glamour and exclusivity.

Monaco

The tiny Mediterranean principality packs an incredible (and incredibly exclusive) punch for luxury yacht charter guests looking to experience the best of the Med in 2021. Although often mistaken as an extension of France, Monaco is actually a quite distinct destination and a particularly fab charter springboard thanks to its genial location

Magnificent Monaco

Nestled between the French and Italian coasts, Monaco easily offers the very best of both worlds – simply sail west to soak up the sapphire seas of the Cote d’Azur or set your sails east to discover the enchanting Cinque Terre stretch of Italy’s Ligurian coast. Spend your first few days exploring the highlights from the Monte Carlo Harbour and then set off, any which direction you please.

The Balearics, Spain

Spain’s Balearics Islands are Europe’s answer to the Caribbean, the jaw-dropping archipelago offering summer parties and wilderness adventures in equal measure.

The Balearics are set to fire up the yachting scene in 2021 and given, tourist crowds in this immensely popular yachting destination are set to be more contained than usual, this could possibly be the very best year to experience them aboard an elegant private yacht charter.

 

Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca

From fun and festive Ibiza to laid-back Formentera, super-quaint Menorca and fantabulous Mallorca, the options for indulgent, adventurous, delicious and rewarding yacht charter experiences here are second to none

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

An incomparable yacht charter destination and much-loved holiday spot of prominent Roman Emperors and wealthy aristocrats in ancient times, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is undoubtedly the most historic stretch of coast in the entire Mediterranean. Its inherently romantic seaside towns, hanging on the flanks of high coastal cliffs as if by magic, are places everyone should see with their own eyes at least once.

Positano, Amalfi

Swoon worthy Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and the stunning twin islands of Capri and Ischia, have been bucket-list destinations for discerning sailors for centuries. And, really, what’s not to love? Aside from the kind of extraordinary natural splendour that’s inspired writers and painters since time immemorial, an outstanding local culinary scene, and more iridescent colours than you could ever imagine, the Amalfi Coast is the undisputed pin-up of the Med

The Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

The Dalmatian Islands have been the Med’s most cherished hidden secret for years. Whilst huge numbers of tourists overcrowded some of the best spots in France, Italy, and Spain every summer, shrewd sailors headed to Croatia instead. It is here they would find solitude and peacefulness, among a kaleidoscope of simply spectacular islands for lovers of solitude and captivating nature, the hidden bays of Kornati are unmissable.

Hotspot 2021 - Croatia

The Dalmatians are a picture-perfect yacht charter destination – with innumerable hidden bays, dramatic landscapes, an array of outdoor activities to suit everyone and the kind of crystalline seas that beg you to jump in at sunrise. For truly relaxing and memorable luxury yacht charters, we think Croatia is the place to be in 2021.

The Cyclades Islands, Greece

This is a land of mythical sites and arresting landscapes; a place blessed by the ancient Gods and endlessly adored by everyone who’s ever been lucky enough to visit. With its friendly locals, delectable cuisine, oodles of history, postcard-perfect beaches and the kind of dreamy sunsets that need no Insta filter, the Cyclades is where exclusive and glamorous yacht charters will come alive this summer.

 

Mykonos, Santorini

Cruising the Greek Islands is hardly a summer dream that needs heavy selling – the whitewashed villages of Mykonos and Santorini attracting yacht charter guests like nowhere else on earth. Although the dazzling main islands do tend to get all the attention, all the island in the Cyclades archipelago are well worth exploring by yacht.

The up-and-coming superstar of the Mediterranean – Montenegro

The most anticipated yacht charter destination of 2021 has been a quiet yachting achiever for a number of years. Montenegro, and its prized UNESCO-listed Bay of Kotor, has not exactly been a secret for avid lovers of Croatian luxury yacht charters – many return visitors have been stretching their itinerary south for some time now, in order to explore this lesser-known destination. Yet in 2021, this small and unassuming southern Adriatic gem is set to become a much-coveted charter destination in its own right.

 

Porto Montenegro

Porto Montenegro, the spectacular base of Kotor Bay explorations, was tipped to become Europe’s superyacht sanctuary just before the pandemic hit and we think this summer is when it will pick up where all those expectations left off. The facilities are simply world-class, the setting is out of this world and the exquisite offerings, for shoppers, diners and active guests alike more than you could ever indulge in, in just a single charter jaunt.

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