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
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
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.
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.
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
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, 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.