Italy, the Balearic Islands, the South of France and Corsica, are the most popular sailing areas of the Western Mediterranean. Always seen as the mecca of luxury yachts, a “gourmand’s” paradise, of the beautiful life, shopping, exclusive clubs, and of a lifestyle based on hedonism but also an expression of unabashedly beautiful nature and a sea of colours ranging from deep blue to a translucent crystal. The elegance of the ports, the countries and cities facing the sea, culture, tradition, history, worldliness, the celebrities who are easy to meet... all make this area one of the most popular in the world, where you can find the most elegant and exclusive yachts and where your cruise will be an exciting and non-stop adventure.
The Cote d'Azur. For a luxury vacation, your yacht charter in France must start from here. In the 1920s, artists unearthed the glorious light that Cannes had to offer, as did the English and Russian nobility and the European and American upper class, flocking to the casinos of Monte Carlo. It was here that Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby. Intellectuals began flocking there in droves. And so the legend of the French Riviera was born. That myth is still alive today, both on the coast and in the hills of Provence where Picasso painted his most famous paintings and where the legend of B.B. took shape and flourished in the 1950s, making St. Tropez, at one time a fishing village, the trendy town that it is today, a veritable pearl for international celebrities. With your luxury yacht in France, follow the route of Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Villefranche, St Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco. The mild climate, the smell of nature, the charm of the villas overlooking the transparent and deep blue sea, the elegance of its marinas and its style, make a yacht charter in the French Riviera a unique and attractive destination for your holidays.
In between the South of France and Sardinia lies the wild and seemingly uninhabited, CORSICA. Its dramatic cliffs, villages, vegetation, moorings and bays with crystal-clear waters make it an ideal destination for nautical tourism, and your luxury yacht vacation. The most famous locations are Bonifacio at the end of a beautiful fjord, the islands of Lavezzi and Cavallo at the southern tip of the island, the rugged and rocky western coast with Ajaccio, and Calvi and Saint Florent in the north, and Macinaggio, Solenzara and Porto Vecchio in the east/southeast with its ancient fortress and its beautiful private marina.
The BALEARIC ISLANDS, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera to the south and the wild Menorca to the southeast of Spain, are a world apart, highly recommended aboard charter yachts and mega yachts. The islands are an example of some real corners of paradise with their fine sandy beaches and numerous parks. Despite the expansion of tourism, nature is still pure, and holidays here are not only "fun" but also a way to spend your days in contact with nature. The charm of Spain is right here. Fun and the desire to enjoy life is a precious gift and the Spanish know how to do it better than any other. Hence the success of Ibiza and Formentera, famous not only for their beauty but also for their lively evenings in the nightclubs and lounges on the beaches from dusk to dawn. On board your yacht, you can choose to navigate to Es Vedra, the magical and mysterious rocky island southwest of Ibiza, to take a dip in its deep blue waters, eat Paella in a "chiringuito" on the beach in Formentera, swim in the shallow and crystal clear waters of Espalmador or dance till dawn at Pacha or Privilege.
If instead you prefer to sail in the wind and discover the most primitive and solitary areas, choose Menorca, the windy island. Declared a "Biosphere Reserve" by UNESCO. The nature here is the master and the environment is maintained as wild as possible in order to appreciate the strength and splendour. The capital, Port Mahon, "hurricane hole,” is a natural ancient port of the British fleet in the Mediterranean during the times of Nelson, one of the most natural, beautiful and safest harbours in the world.