With travel reopening worldwide and the sunny season fast approaching, summer yacht charters are in high demand. Now is the ideal time to book a summer 2022 yacht charter to ensure you get the pick of the top yachts for charter.
Nothing compares to a fabulous Mediterranean superyacht charter holiday, with its custom itinerary, superb onboard amenities, the opportunity to explore remote destinations and coves accessible only by boat, onboard tenders and water toys for exploration and fun on the water, a dedicated crew, and fresh cuisine expertly prepared by your charter yacht’s private chef.
To get started on your summer 2022 holiday planning, here’s a look at the top five Mediterranean destinations for a stylish summer yacht charter.
Summer yacht charter destinations
This world-famous destination boasts some of the Mediterranean’s best cruising grounds. Situated between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, the Amalfi Coast boasts several cliffside towns, secluded beaches, and sophisticated amenities making for a stylish yacht charter vacation. From the charming town of Positano — with its chic shops, fine dining and protected beaches — to the iconic gardens and panoramic views of Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, known for its vibrant cultural scene and lemon and orange trees.
The ancient town of Sorrento is another popular summer yacht charter destination along the coast. With its historic café-lined Piazza Tasso in the town centre at the top of the high cliff, Sorrento bustles with activity among its shops, walking paths, lush gardens, and numerous beach clubs.
Another option during a crewed yacht charter along the Amalfi Coast: Sail across the bay to the captivating resort island of Capri, easily spotted by the dramatic Faraglioni rocks just off the coast. Explore the Blue Grotto and other sea caves around the small island for a truly unforgettable experience. And be sure to allow time for browsing local, handmade goods and pause to relax in the hilltop Gardens of Augustus.
These pristine, picturesque islands with their iconic whitewashed villas perched above the royal blue Mediterranean beckon sailors and sun lovers alike. Among the hundreds of islands is Santorini, with its volcanic black-sand beaches, dizzying cliffs and incredible views. From the blue domes of Oia to the sunset as viewed from La Maison restaurant in Imerovigli, Santorini is spectacular from any vantage point and is a must-visit summer yacht charter destination.
The pastel villages of Corfu and the lively, hip culture of Mykonos are also list-worthy stops on your Mediterranean yacht charter this summer. The beautiful azure blue waters surrounding the Greek Islands are also ideal for making the most of yacht charter’s tenders and toys.
Cruising along the storied French Riviera, a favourite among celebrities and filmmakers, writers and musicians, is easily among the top Mediterranean yacht charter destinations. Whether your choice is Monaco, Cannes, Saint-Tropez or Nice, it’s time for a summer holiday of stunning beaches, dining at Michelin-star restaurants, shopping at designer boutiques, as well as sailing, windsurfing, and diving and swimming in astonishingly clear waters. From the fabled Monte-Carlo Casino to the Cannes Film Festival in mid-May, or lounging at any number of beach clubs in Saint-Tropez, the French Riviera has so much to offer for the most discerning travellers.
This archipelago off eastern Spain features at least three legendary destinations: Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Add to your adventures at sea with trekking in Mallorca’s S’Albufereta Nature Reserve and two national parks. Enjoy the rich architecture as well as the lively waterfront bars and restaurants, and perhaps party the night away at BCM, Europe’s biggest club. For an even livelier party atmosphere, head to Ibiza, or tear yourself away for spectacular snorkelling, scuba diving, and sunbathing at Ibiza’s popular Aguas Blancas and Cala Salada beaches.
For a quieter summer yacht charter cruising experience, explore the coves, bays and the white sand beaches of Menorca, an unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Croatia is an increasingly popular summer yacht charter destination that draws travellers to its ancient towns and exquisite white-sand beaches. Embark on a walking tour in Split and explore the Diocletian Palace, built at the turn of the fourth century A.D. in the heart of Split’s Old Town. Wind your way through a maze of alleys, gates, and cellars, and view three surviving Egyptian sphinxes. Or, head to Dubrovnik, which has its own distinctive Old Town, surrounded by stone walls. Walk the city walls, which you may well recognise if you’re a “Game of Thrones” fan.
For a break from city life, stopover at Lokrum Island during your summer yacht charter, a peaceful oasis with small beaches, gardens, and proud peacocks roaming throughout.
The best of the Mediterranean is waiting for you this summer. Browse Mediterranean luxury yachts for charter or contact an experienced luxury yacht charter and let them create an incredible Mediterranean summer yacht charter itinerary tailored to your needs.