TRENDING WINTER YACHTING DESTINATIONS TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE
Tropical or ice-cold, with a rich cultural and natural heritage – these are the top bucket list destinations to explore on a yacht currently open for tourism. Blow away the January blues and charter a yacht before they are all gone!
Undoubtedly the hottest superyacht spot for the winter season, this charming French-speaking Caribbean island features an intoxicating mixture of Hollywood glamour, tech-billionaires and oligarchs, making it frenzy of parties and social one-upmanship. Drop anchor in one of the elusive super yacht spots in Gustavia Harbour and soak in the vitamin SEA on Shell Beach. St. Barts also offers a top-class gourmet experience at L’Isola – the best Italian restaurant on the island or Maya’s Restaurant with its daily-changing menu attracting an elegant crowd since 1984. Party animals should head to Le Ti St Barth – the boudoir-themed and a strictly “adults only” cabaret show or notorious Nikki Beach for champagne sparklers galore. On the next day, cruise to the calm and secluded Colombier Beach or uninhabited Tintamarre Island to enjoy the charming and relaxing atmosphere in total privacy.
M/Y TE MANU in St. Barts
Calm, serene and perfect for social-distancing in natural isolation. This is where superyacht owners, celebs with private atolls and low-key billionaires come with their families to enjoy a slice of deserted paradise. There is no better place on Earth to enjoy a romantic candlelit picnic on the beach than Hawksbill and Twin Cay. Only at Big Major Cay you can experience swimming with rays, sharks, or even with pigs left on the islands by sailors centuries ago. A must-see is a visit to Thunderball Cave featured in the Bond movies, Boo Boo Hill – the highest point in the Exumas or the famous plane wreck of Pablo Escobar at Norman’s Cay. Although the Exumas is not a dress to impress place, it boasts a breathtaking natural heritage, to which only a few places can compare.
M/Y M4 in The Bahamas
The magical archipelago of more than 330 mostly uninhabited islands in the South Pacific opened its doors only for a limited number of visitors including wealthy travelers arriving on yachts. The perfect destination for safety-conscious travelers but also those who are looking for picturesque white-sand beaches, all-inclusive resorts, top spas, culinary experiences or outdoor adventures – Fiji has it all. Do not miss probably the most romantic spot on Earth, a small heart-shaped island Tavarua and the Blue Lagoon Island of Hollywood film fame. The coral reefs and lush forests here burst with a large array of endemic species, making Fiji a paradise for all passionate divers and snorkelers.
M/Y SILENTWORLD in Fiji
Tired of chasing the sun? Embark on a polar adventure and explore the off-the-beaten-path corners of Greenland! Rich in Nordic history and Inuit culture, Greenland features the only permanent ice cap in the Northern Hemisphere. Cruise among the blue-streaked icebergs and observe families of white polar bears, arctic foxes, seals and whales. Hop in the helicopter for the unmatched views of the ice fjords and perhaps see the spectacular glacier calving or explore waste ice deserts and tunnels by car. After all the exciting experiences, spend your evening resting aboard, warming your feet and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate! This ice-cold getaway offers wilderness unlike any on Earth – welcome to the world of the Midnight Sun!
M/Y LEGEND in Greenland