Cloos Life Guide: Our Top Pick Yacht Holiday Destinations
For the experiential traveller who seeks equal parts adventure and luxury, a yacht is the only way to go. In this Cloos Life journal, we give you three of our favorite places to drop anchor in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. And what better way to enjoy a holiday on the sea than with a pair of Paloma - Champagne or Gouverneur - Espresso?
Mallorca — A Gem in the Heart of The Mediterranean
The Spanish island of Mallorca is extremely popular for many reasons, but a primary one is the spirited and astoundingly picturesque waterfront. Sailing along the coast, you appreciate the parade of rugged cliffs and paradise-like beaches. The beautiful azure Mediterranean waters have long been a draw for yacht owners to spend their summers floating around the stunning coastline. As a result of this demand, there are huge numbers of yacht related businesses on the island – from yacht brokers to crew agencies.
Moreover, it is a must to visit the beautiful neighboring islands of Mallorca. The Balearic Islands attract avid sailors and travelers from around the world with two groups of islands, consisting of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera, and Cabrera. Every island has its own special atmosphere and history.
Greece – The Perfect Mix of Culture and Relaxation
Greece is the ideal place for a surreal escape to the endless blue. The ancient city of Athens remains the hub for all Greek yachting activities and the perfect place to meet your crewed yacht, sailboat and catamaran, as well as soaking up some history and culture. From Athens, embrace island hopping and savour the views of idyllic white-washed houses, turquoise waters, and sleepy fishing towns. Whether you are into history and culture or prefer to relax and enjoy watersports, a Greek yacht vacation has it all.
If you are sailing for the first time, choosing Greece is a wise decision because of the advantageous position and climatic conditions of this place. Many beautiful islands of the Saronic and Argolic gulfs are protected from devastating winds and rough currents by the south coast.
The French Riviera – Iconic Glamour
Of course this guide wouldn't be complete without mentioning our area of origin. The Cote d'Azur twists and turns for more than 160 kilometres and is dotted with decadent legends such as St Tropez and Cannes and many lesser-known gems, including the hilltop villages of Eze and Vence.
Whether visiting Cannes, Antibes or St Jean Cap Ferrat there is no shortage of bustling coastal towns, magical hilltop villages or a medley of beautiful serene islands. This truly is the perfect boating holiday destination for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
If you decide on anchoring in the crystal clear waters of the French Riviera, it is a must to sail by Port Hercules, Monte-Carlo, where expensive luxury yachts and boats are a permanent fixture, contributing to Monaco's reputation as a glamorous destination for the rich and famous.