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What Are The World’s Best Yachting Destinations?

Whether you’re a seasoned seafarer or new to the world of yachting, there’s nothing quite like creating a list of dreamy destinations. There are some truly captivating corners of the world to uncover and seeing these from the water makes the experience a little bit magical. If you’re searching for the next location where you can pause your journey and indulge in all that’s on offer, read on. We’ve curated a list of beautiful locations where you can relax and meander around the coastline before pulling up in the nearest marina and exploring on land.

Before you set sail

Planning any trip is important but a yachting trip requires an itinerary. You’ll need to factor in things like tide times, where you want to visit while on shore and the timing of your visit. For instance, you might want to avoid the crowds in Cannes during film festival season. Additionally, you’ll need to consider your route. If, for instance, you’re doing some island hopping, then working out the most sensible course for the islands that you want to see ahead of your trip can make your experience on the water much more relaxing. You’ll also need to ensure the correct checks are run on your yacht. It must be in good condition before you set sail. You may also want to refamiliarise yourself with your yacht insurance policy so that you understand where you’re covered.

Côte d’Azur

Also known as the French Riviera, the Côte d’Azur in the southeast of the country is lapped by the Mediterranean and is a huge draw for jet-setters. It’s home to some of the most exclusive resorts in the world, from Cannes with its star-studded film festival to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, filled with luxe villas.

Greek Islands

There are 227 inhabited Greek islands and islets to explore when sailing around this area of the Mediterranean. Skopelos offers glittering waters, multiple beaches and glamorous villas, while Santorini is a collection of five islets filled with black sands caused by the volcanic eruption, making this a striking spot for a getaway.

Costa Smeralda

If you’re looking for a breathtaking coastline, Sardinia’s Emerald Coast is both dramatic and beautiful. Luxury marinas here are filled with yacht owners from around the world, while Sardinia’s Boat Show 2023 drew crowds comprising industry experts, yachting enthusiasts and visitors from all over for its second year. As well as boat shows, you can enjoy the grottoes of Cala Gonone and the impressive rock formations as Capo Testa – both truly stunning attractions along this shoreline.


The turquoise waters of the Caribbean have long been a draw for those seeing the world by yacht. While in this region, head to the British Virgin Islands for a truly luxe destination. Here, you can hop off your boat and stay on Richard Branson’s legendary Necker Island. Unrivalled service and exclusive events await when you choose this corner of the Caribbean.

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