Dreaming of a Yacht Charter this Winter?
For those who dream of leaving dreary winters behind, we have selected our top 5 winter yacht charter destinations and the perfect yachts from which to explore them.
While many of us are happy to vacation closer to home during warm summers, a luxury getaway is high on the priority list during the colder, darker winter months. For those who dream of leaving behind the dreary winter weather in search of beautiful beaches, family adventures or a touch of exoticism, we have selected our top 5 winter yacht charter destinations and the perfect yachts from which to explore them.
1. Ultimate Escapism - South East Asia
To truly get lost, take a dip in the Andaman Sea. From the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi to Phuket in Thailand, a yacht charter in South East Asia offers the perfect escape – floating fishing villages hover over turquoise seas, ancient towns whisper enchantment, dramatic rock formations plunge from jungle-clad hills and deserted beaches rival any in the world. The best part? You’ll be completely alone.
Asian influences continue through 50m charter yacht NORTHERN SUN’s warm, spacious interiors featuring exotic woods and hand-woven rugs throughout. Sleeping up to 12 guests, her three decks of exterior living, deluxe spa pool and assortment of water toys offer complete escapism and relaxation.
2. Family Playground - The Grenadines
A yacht charter in the Grenadines is a totally tropical experience – from the lush landscapes to velvet beaches. Spend time exploring remote anchorages and hidden coves, hopping between 30-something breath-taking islands. Wander through verdant rainforests, where banana and coconut palms sway in the breeze and spend family time swimming with turtles, sunbathing on sandbars and letting life lilt on Caribbean time.
Where better to get a mix of family and friends than a charter on board MILESTONE? This 46m Christensen superyacht boasts an oversized master stateroom and five VIP suites. The expansive sundeck with a swim up bar, sky lounge with cinema and dancefloor, Seabobs, Fly Board (jet pack) and 36’ inflatable slide offer something for all ages.
3. Paradise Found - Florida and The Bahamas
Between the sparkling glamour of Florida and the remote, unblemished beaches of the Bahamas, it’s only 100 nautical miles. This is the ideal twin yacht charter destination to indulge in a multitude of senses: from the gorgeous cruising grounds of the Abacos to the vibrant nightlife at The Ocean Club. Start and end in Florida to combine bustling marinas with superlative shopping and spas.
Sanlorenzo-built 32m FREDDY is the perfect yacht for socialising and entertaining. Her chic and stylish interiors by Francesco Paskowski sleep up to eight guests in a master and four additional staterooms. There is a great cocktail bar for retiring after a fun day aboard and plenty of alfresco possibilities.
4. Nature’s Secret - British Virgin Islands
With its protected waters, consistent trade winds and world-class marinas, the collection of 60 unspoiled British Virgin Islands are ideal for first-time winter yacht charterers. Explore something different every day, from picnic brunches in pristine coves, hiking in Tortola’s National Park and legendary bone fishing, to exploring centuries-old sugar mills and partying under the stars at Pirates Bight Bar and Restaurant. 46m superyacht AVALON is perfect for exploring the BVI’s - lavishly updated in 2017, the yacht sleeps 12 guests in 5 staterooms. Offering a sun deck with spa pool, full wet bar grill, stow away gym equipment, sky lounge with games table and wide variety of water sports, this is the perfect home-away-from-home for a young family.
5. Barefoot Adventure - Indian Ocean
The clear, warm atolls, mysterious sunken vessels and underwater gardens of rainbow coral make the Maldives one of the best yachting destinations in the world for nature, snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. For those looking for more to explore, the 100 small islands of the Seychelles are diverse – from creeks, coves and forests to sweeping sandy bays, colonial capitals and mountainous islands for hiking. Amels superyacht SEA RHAPSODY offers discerning charter guests an Owner’s specification, featuring outstanding exterior design by renowned Tim Heywood and interiors by Winch Designs. At 65m, the yacht sleeps 12 guests with an exceptional crew of 18. Among her many impressive features, the ‘play park’ includes over 50 incredible toys – for above and below the water - ready to launch an adventure to remember in less than 15 minutes.