As one of the most popular luxury yacht charter destinations in the world, the Mediterranean has a lot to offer visitors. With stunning beaches, perfect weather, warm ocean waters and a distinctive atmosphere unique to the Mediterranean, it’s a world of luxury resorts, high-end fashion, sweeping coastlines and rich history.
From Greece to Italy and France to The Balearics, there’s something for every type of visitor. What better way to explore the best of what’s on offer and reach some of the most beautiful hidden gems than on a private luxury yacht charter?
To help inspire your travels, here are some of the best Mediterranean destinations to visit on your next luxury yacht charter.
Located to the west of the Italian peninsula and near to the island of Sardinia, the French island of Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean. Home to quaint mountain villages, beautiful beaches, secluded coves and a rugged landscape – it’s a haven for superyachts and charters looking for something a little different.
Porto-Vecchio is where you’ll find the best bars, restaurants, resorts and shopping opportunities. Some other popular spots to drop anchor and explore include – Ajaccio, Roccapina and Bonifacio. The best time to visit Corsica is between May and September when the weather is warm and sunny. The average daily temperature for these months ranges between 25°c to 28°c, making it hot enough for a fantastic summer escape, but cool enough to enjoy the best that the island has to offer.
Its close proximity to the island of Sardinia makes it ideal as a base for island hopping. Check out the breathtaking red cliffs of Calanques de Piana, swim in crystal clear waters at Palombaggia and watch sea eagles soar at Reserve Naturelle de Scandola. Whether looking for a summer base or somewhere to explore on a long weekend, Corsica is one of the Meds best-kept secrets.
From the islands of Sardinia and Corsica to the stunning coastline of the mainland, France has long been one of the most popular superyacht destinations in the Mediterranean. Iconic towns, cities and villages can be found clinging onto towering cliff faces and mountains, gently reaching toward the cobalt blue waters. Start your charter in glitzy Monaco, soaking up the rich culture and ambience of this tiny country while stocking up on luxury goodies from the many boutiques, designer stores and fashion houses in Monte Carlo.
From here, make your way to the seaside village of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, a place where ancient Greek villas are replicated to perfection. The villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is also worth a visit while here. For beachside relaxation, Plage des Marinas is a popular choice.
The flower growing region of Antibes is one of the most beautiful places you’ll visit. Pine groves tumbling toward the ocean and surrounded by nurseries filled with carnations, roses, lilies and camellias are a treat for the nose. Enjoy the glamour of Cannes, wining and dining at award-winning restaurants and bars before finishing your trip in either St Tropez or Nice.
Whether visiting the mainland or exploring the many island chains off its shores, Greece is by far the most popular superyacht destination in the Mediterranean – and for a good reason. With a rich culture dating back thousands of years, historical architecture that still stands strong and some of the most beautiful scenery on offer, millions make their way to Greece and her glittering island gems.
The Ionian Islands of Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos are popular with the party crowds and those searching for endless fun in the sun. The Cyclades are home to the iconic islands of Santorini and Mykonos. The Argo Saronic islands are found just off the Greek mainland, bringing traditional terracotta topped white buildings, red rock landscapes and stunning beaches to the forefront.
The Dodecanese islands include Kos, Rhodes, Patmos and Leros. Famous for medieval castles, ancient architecture, Byzantine churches and gorgeous beaches, each is a feast for the senses. Home to popular resorts, local cuisine and ample watersports, it’s perfect for superyacht charters in the Med. With an estimated 1,200 to 6,000 islands and islets, Greece is an explorer’s paradise.
No visit to the Mediterranean would be complete without at least checking out a couple of the Balearic Islands. Consisting of four main Islands, and surrounded by 151 smaller inhabited islets, the Balearics bring beautiful beaches, luxury resorts, fine dining and nightlife together with quieter, more tranquil hotspots which are well worth a visit.
Famed for being the party island of Europe, Ibiza is home to iconic mega clubs, bars, restaurants and luxury resorts perfect for partying the night away. Of course, it’s not all about the nightlife. From its historic old town to beautiful beaches, rustic interiors and quieter way of life in the villages, there’s something for everyone here. Mallorca and Menorca are both popular choices with families looking to enjoy the heat of the Mediterranean sun on sweeping beaches framed by pine and eucalyptus covered mountains. While a party scene can be found on both of these gems in the Med, the focus is more on relaxation, fine food and lazy days on the beach.
Formentera is an ocean lover’s paradise, bringing peace and tranquillity to the island chain. Kick back and relax to a more traditional Spanish island vibe, digging into fresh seafood and margaritas at one of the many beachside eateries before soaking up the sun and recharging your batteries. From nightlife to daily adventures, you’ll find it all in the Balearics.
The Ultimate Mediterranean Yacht Charter
From the rugged landscapes of Corsica and Sardinia to the fiery Latin vibes of The Balearics, Ahoy Club has your dream yacht charter ready and waiting. From the moment you step on board until the day your trip is over, rediscover the true meaning of luxury. With more than 4,000 superyachts, sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans on seven continents, finding your dream vessel has never been easier.
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