There are few getaways that offer the same possibilities as luxury sailing holidays. Your break at sea will give you complete freedom over your itinerary and the ability to visit secluded beaches and remote locations you would never otherwise discover.
You can choose from all sorts of exotic places for your yachting holiday, with destinations that offer sunshine and stunning scenery available around the world. Some really stand out from the others, so read on to find out more about them.
Baja Peninsula, Mexico
Mexico has become a popular tourist destination with Britons in recent years and you will understand why once you view its coastline. Choose to sail around the Baja Peninsula and you will see white sand beaches, deserted islands and a range of marine life, including grey whales, sea lions and manta rays.
This part of Mexico experiences more than 300 days of sunshine a year, so you are all but guaranteed good weather as you explore the cosmopolitan city of La Paz before setting sail in the Sea of Cortez. Among the highlights to look forward to during your holiday are visits to the nature reserve on Isla Espiritu Santo and the rugged landscape of Isla San Jose.
British Virgin Islands
The Caribbean is a great region for a sailing holiday, thanks to its hot weather and selection of idyllic locations. The British Virgin Islands is a top choice for a getaway as you will be able to visit a host of stunning beaches and upmarket resorts.
Cane Garden Bay on Tortola is a must-see location, with its white sand and palms making it look like paradise. You will also want to moor up in North Sound on Virgin Gorda, where you will discover some world-class restaurants and beautiful scenery to relax in.
There is no better way to explore this Indian Ocean archipelago than by boat. Having your own yacht will give you the freedom to explore a number of the islands, including one or two that are uninhabited.
Among the treats in store if you choose a yachting getaway in the Seychelles is sailing in the tranquil St Anne Marine National Park, where you can see turtles, exotic fish and a wide variety of colourful corals if you try snorkelling or scuba diving. You will also want to go to the island of La Digue to relax in the beautiful surroundings of the world-famous Anse Source d'Argent beach.
The Mediterranean is full of excellent destinations for holidays at sea, but few are as beautiful as Croatia. You can see picturesque Dubrovnik and its historic ramparts before setting sail to explore the Adriatic coast and the country's islands.
Lopud is one of the prettiest places you could hope to see in Europe, with the white sand of Sunj Beach sandwiched between the deep blue sea and a pine forest. You will also find some stunning spots to relax in on the island of Mljet, where the beaches and marinas are surrounded by dense oak forests.
Few places in the world are more attractive than the islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Charter a yacht and you could spend your holiday touring some of the most idyllic locations, including Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Raiatea, where you will find great beaches, peaceful lagoons and forest-covered mountains.