Few are the experiences that, from the first moment, allow you to feel freedom and adventure. Sailing is certainly one of them. Even if the distance is only a single step from the port to the ship, the mainland is already left behind. Suddenly everything is exciting, light, and free. And if you add this experience to the style, comfort, and attention that a luxury yacht offers, the experience is more than complete. We are in the ideal season to set sail, so I would like to share these 5 reasons why you should spend an unforgettable vacation on a luxury yacht.
A brief note about the yachting season
During the year, the yachting season is divided into two: summer and winter. The summer season runs from May to October and the winter season from October to May.
During the summer season, the preferred destination is the Mediterranean, and the Adriatic Sea. There are a lot of beautiful destinations to explore on the coast: from small ports and enchanting marinas to big cities, or these european dream islands, including some extraordinary little-known destinations.
On the other hand, during the winter season, the preferred destination is the Caribbean, one of the most beautiful regions in the world and which requires no introduction. Beaches, sun, and an impressive sea bring travelers to enjoy sailing on luxury yachts.
It is my opinion that a trip on a luxury yacht does not necessarily has to follow these trends, since there are so many extraordinary destinations throughout the world, but it is worth taking it into account when deciding where we want to travel and the type of experiences we want to have and share.
Without further ado, here are the reasons why you should spend an unforgettable vacation on a luxury yacht:
1. Freedom of choice and movement
The first reason and, in my opinion, the most important, is the freedom that a luxury yacht can give. I mean freedom of movement but also freedom of choice. Once at sea, all the nearby ports are possible destinations, even some exclusive destinations that can only be reached precisely by smaller vessels such as yachts.
The possibilities of experiencing various destinations multiply: do you want to swim in the crystal clear waters of a hidden beach? It’s possible. A romantic dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in a nearby port? Sure. Spend the afternoon on the deck basking in the sun while enjoying a spectacular view of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean? Of course.
An exclusive or private yacht allows you to create a personalized itinerary according to the type of trip you want to live on and the many experiences that traveling by sea offers.
2. The sea is always new and has its temperament
Whether it’s because the sea is temperamental and changes all the time, because the yacht moves to the rhythm of the waves, or maybe because the scenery around us is like a dream, going to sea is an experience in itself.
Proof of this is that at sea, sunset and sunrise are especially unforgettable. Also especially romantic. Enjoying them from the deck of a luxury yacht and sharing breakfast or dinner with a special person is truly priceless.
The color, the perceived depth of the water that surrounds us, and the height and movement of the waves, are details that add to the experience of a yacht trip. Truly the sea is one and many. And since it is impossible to know it completely, there is always something new to discover when we navigate it.
3. Incredible accommodations and excellent personalized service
Unlike luxury cruise ships, luxury yachts or private yachts are smaller. This translates into suites whose spaces are somewhat smaller than on a cruise. However, on a luxury yacht, the difference is made up of style, exclusive amenities, and world-class attention.
In this regard, it is worth noting that the care on a luxury yacht is unparalleled. The number of staff in relation to the number of guests is greater on a luxury yacht. This translates into a personalized, close service that takes care of every last detail for an unforgettable experience.
4. Unique destinations and excursions
I mentioned that luxury yachting allows access to special and connoisseur destinations. It also offers excursions and unique experiences.
If water sports or fishing are what you like, it is possible to experience them in special places. Or maybe explore remote and desolate islands to quench that feeling of adventure. An experienced travel advisor, such as those on the Forest Travel team, can help you choose from all the options. And, on an unrelated note, if your thing is a safari, take a look at our quick guide about safari lodges and tented camps, and about going in a luxury safari with the family.
5. A luxury yacht is suitable for all kinds of trips
One of the most important advantages of choosing a luxury yacht for a vacation is the personalization of the experience. In other words, you decide what type of trip you want to experience, what destinations to visit, and how much time to spend in port.
Thus, the experience can be adapted to the type of trip you have planned. Whether it is a family trip, with friends, in a group, as a couple, or even alone, the journey is tailored to you.
Be sure to speak with a travel advisor to explore the options and choose the best one for the trip you want to experience.
The sun, the breeze, and the sea call. Answer with a resounding yes. Go to sea on a luxury yacht and have the experience of a lifetime. Plan the destinations, activities, and experiences that you want to live this yachting season, and let yourself be seduced by the options that the Mediterranean or the Caribbean offer in abundance.
Whether it’s small ports, bustling cities, or secluded beaches, a vacation invites you to experience an unforgettable trip. What better reason to start planning it.