Three luxury sailing holidays that float our boat

Feb 03, 2014 BY Paul McWilliams

There is very little in life that compares to the feeling of freedom on a sailing holiday. Having the ability to head where ever you like, to find secluded coves, and to be at one with the elements is hard to beat. That is, unless you add in a little extra comfort found on luxury sailing holidays.

Luxury sailing holidays Wikimedia image by Russavia

Combining the freedom and fun of sailing with the fineries of a luxury yacht and incredible destinations elevates sailing holidays to another level. Here is our pick of three of the very best luxury sailing holidays to be found around the world.

Ionian islands, Greece

Just imagine cruising on a luxury yacht around the stunning Ionian islands in five star style. Anchor in crystal clear waters found in the secluded bays around the islands. Lunch al fresco backdropped by picture postcard Greek villages overlooking the water, or simply relax in the sun before cooling off with a refreshing dip in the water.

With a VIP service and friendly and attentive crew, you can live life the high life on a once in a lifetime sailing holiday. With a crew and skipper provided, if required, Sail Ionian holidays epitomise everything that is special about luxury sailing holidays.

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The Croatian coastline along the Adriatic Sea is one of the world’s most naturally beautiful. Dotted with picturesque islands and clear waters, you can stop off at medieval port cities like Dubrovnik and Split, as well as exploring the smaller charming village towns like Korcula.

With a selection of crewed and bareboat luxury charters to choose from, Adriatic Holidays provide some of the most incredible luxury sailing holidays anywhere in the world. With boats ranging from 30ft to over 150ft, and with anything from two to fourteen berths, whether it’s an intimate romantic escape or a friends sailing adventure, this is the perfect combination of destination, accommodation and activity.

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British Virgin Islands

No luxury sailing holidays list can be complete without featuring the Caribbean. Explore the stunning waters around the British Virgin Islands, with around 60 islands to explore its consistent trade winds, safe seas and picture perfect beaches make this Caribbean sailing at its finest.

With 7 and 14 day flotilla sailing holidays in the British Virgin Islands we recommend you check out Seafarer Sailing. Their fleet include a choice of monohulls or catamarans ranging from 34 to 52 feet in length. All yachts include a sturdy RIB with powerful outboard for getting ashore.

luxury sailing holidays BVI with Seafarer Sailing

Your flotilla charter will sail around the British Virgin Islands including Norman Island (the inspiration for Treasure Island), Anegada and its beautiful beaches, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. You will explore the best beaches, the best spots for snorkelling, enjoy the finest Caribbean cocktails and food mixing with the laid back and friendly locals.

Seafarer Sailing offer Saturday departures from London Gatwick flying into Tortola (Beef Island) from there its just a 15 minute transfer to the Mariana and the start of your flotilla sailing holiday. You can find out more by visiting or calling them on 0208 324 3118.

With luxury sailing holidays like these and others available around the world, is there a better way to enjoy an active getaway?


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