Top Yacht Charter Destinations for Summer 2017

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Come summer, where are you planning to charter a yacht? Baroque Yacht finds out about some of the top luxury yacht charter destinations to enjoy a vacation this summer


Dream big this summer, because the most exquisite destinations where you can charter a luxury yacht are all true dream destinations. Whether you choose a magical Mediterranean island or wish to spend an exotic summer in the Bahamas, there are numerous stunning locations to choose from.

Every travel company worth its salt has decided which destinations are musts to visit, and we have taken a look at what they say, and come up with a list of our own. So here goes…


Island idylls

Top of this list are Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, including Kos, Patmos and Rhodes, all located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea, just off the Turquoise (Turkish) coast. Only 26 of the 163 Dodecanese islands are inhabited, but you can visit many of them in the comfort of your own sumptuous yacht. Best time to visit? July and August.

Next comes Spain’s beautiful Balearic Islands, the four largest of which are Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and Formentera. Best time to visit? July when the Ibiza Boat Party is on. Ideally situated in the Med, these magnificent islands are a joy to explore. 

Cruising the Caribbean will always be popular, particularly if you’re heading for the Bahamas and British Virgin islands. Visit any time of the year, because these beautiful islands boast stunning weather for 12 glorious months.


Coastal delights

You can’t beat the French Riviera when it comes to a perfect climate, stunning scenery and a jet set atmosphere. The coastal area of the South of France (Cote d’Azur) offers the definitive summer vacation, with more glitz and glamor per kilometer and a choice of exotic hotspots, from Monaco and Nice to Antibes, Cannes, St Tropez and Marseilles. Best time to visit? June, when the Cannes Film Festival takes place.

The Dalmatian Coast is fast becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for a chic summer holiday. Luxury yachts are de rigueur in this part of the world. The charming old town of Dubrovnik is a great place to explore, and the beauty along the coastline is breathtakingly spectacular, especially the ancient fortress town of Montenegro, with its dramatic backdrop of mountains and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bay of Kotor, also in Montenegro with offers berths for yachts big and small.

The Turkish Riviera and the coast in southwest Turkey are both regaining popularity. The area isn’t called ‘The Turquoise Coast’ for nothing. The waters around here are filled with luxury yachts soaking up the sun and enjoying the summer Mediterranean lifestyle with all the trimmings.


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