Chartering a yacht is many people’s idea of paradise. Nothing but you, your loved ones and the gentle sway of the azure sea. But time at sea is only part of the experience. When you charter a yacht, you are able to visit a range of beautiful destinations. Here are our five favourite places to visit on the Mediterranean Sea.
1. Balearic Islands
Just off the coast of the Spanish mainland sit the four chief Balearic Islands – Menorca, Mallorca, Formentera and Ibiza. Each with its own unique charm, all of the islands boast something special – whether that’s beautiful beaches, world-class night life, delicious food or bohemian charm. And then there are the minor islands and islets (including Cabrera and Dragonera) that offer stunning natural beauty and tranquillity. When you set sail for the Balearic Islands, you’re sure to enjoy a wealth of different experiences and make memories you’ll never forget.
2. Amalfi Coast
Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast offers visitors sparkling blue waters, dramatic coastlines and tumbling seaside villages. At only 30 miles long, the Amalfi coast crams an awful lot into a relatively small area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi coast wows guests with its expansive beaches, pristine marine reserves, fresh seafood and hidden beaches only reachable by boat. If you choose to visit the Amalfi coast on your yacht charter, we’re not sure you’ll want to come back.
3. The Ionian Islands
The Ionian Islands offer a refreshing twist on the Greek land- and seascape. With their slightly cooler climate, the Ionians are home to densely forested mountains, abundant olive groves and reams of cypress trees. Lush and green, the six core Ionian Islands – Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Cephalonia and Zante – boast some of Greece’s most picturesque cliff-backed beaches and are surrounded by clear, turquoise waters. Offering an intriguing mix of walking trails, rustic villages, lively towns, fantastic food and intriguing history, the Ionian Islands leave a lasting impression on all who visit them.
A Mediterranean gem, whose attractive towns sit side-by-side to prehistoric ruins, Malta’s vast and interesting history is especially impressive considering its size. In fact, Malta has a greater density of historic sights than any other country. And it’s not just the history that attracts visitors. With more than 300 sunny days a year and some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean, Malta is in many ways the ideal holiday destination. Especially for Brits, who can expect to see plenty of red letter boxes and phone booths left behind by their ancestors.
Ionian Islands leave a lasting impression on all who visit them.
5. The Turquoise Coast
Turkey’s turquoise coast is a stretch of Mediterranean paradise between Antalya and Fethiye. Staggeringly beautiful, when you visit the Turquoise Coast, you can expect to sail past sandy sweeps of shoreline and forest-blanketed slopes and the Baba, Akdag and Bey mountains. Home to its famous rock tombs, the Turquoise Coast also offers hundreds of attractive coves and outlets for seafaring visitors to explore – as well as fresh local food, bustling villages and unspoiled hiking trails. If you’re looking for the trip of a lifetime, The Turquoise Coast won’t disappoint.
Bare Necessities is available for high quality Corporate Charter and VIP entertainment for both day and evening sailing. Private Charter is also available and on Bare Necessities we cater for your every need cruising on-board with friends or family.