Explore deserted coasts (Seychelles), discover enchanting harbors (Italy), swim in hidden caves, or sip your champagne while you literally sail toward the sunset. Enjoy a clear calm blue sea, beautiful white sandy beaches, and unforgettable sunsets. A sailing holiday is a lovely time for the two of you. These five destinations are ideal for a honeymoon or a romantic holiday.
In Seychelles, you almost imagine yourself on an uninhabited island. The islands are sparsely populated and secluded, with many fascinating animals and beautiful landscapes. Sailors can expect pleasant warm weather and strong wind during sailing. Mahé has dense forests where many rare plants and animals live. Some species even occur only in Seychelles. During walks through the mountains of Mahé, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. On Mahé, you can see carnivorous cup plants and 26 species of land crabs. There are amazingly beautiful animals to see such as giant tortoises, sea turtles, and enormous coconut crabs and you can even swim together with the whale shark (the largest fish in the world). Furthermore, you can find fantastic diving and snorkeling spots. There are many adventures to experience!
Raiatea, French Polynesia
French Polynesia was one of the last places on earth where people settled. The island group nowadays attracts sailing enthusiasts all year round, thanks to the very suitable winds and the mild climate all year round. Many islands are far apart, making it a fantastic experience for experienced ocean sailors. Across the calm water from island to island hopping and seeing impressive volcanic landscapes, very hospitable islanders, and precious marine life. Raiatea is a small island in the middle of French Polynesia. The island is surrounded by beautiful colorful coral reefs where you can dive and snorkel.
Discover beautiful ports in Italy. Procida belongs to the Flegrean Islands and is close to the beautiful Sorrentina peninsula. Procida is a picturesque town and the start of your sailing holiday, along with the most beautiful places in Italy. At Procida, you can admire a rich history. Traditionally, the island is already a popular holiday destination. Patricians from ancient Rome already visited the island to enjoy the sea and sun. At the highest point of the island is fort Terra Murata, which offers magnificent views over the Mediterranean port. You will explore the famous Amalfi Coast by sailing from Procida to the Flegrean and the Pontine Islands. The city of Naples is just a couple of miles away on the other side of the Gulf of Naples. Naples is one of the oldest cities in the world and the birthplace of pizza. Nearby are the imposing volcano Vesuvius and Pompeii.
A sailing holiday on the various semi-Dutch and half-French islands is an excellent experience with multiple possibilities. You can sail island-hopping to sheltered bays, but also make adventurous trips across open water to remote islands. A holiday in St. Maarten offers a lot of variety. You can visit casinos, shop (in designer boutiques), and enjoy luxury dinners and vibrant nightlife. You can also relax on the sun-drenched beaches. Around St. Kitts, you can dive/snorkel with natural reefs with shipwrecks and abundant underwater life. The islands around St. Maarten offer secluded anchorages and sheltered Caribbean bays with colorful coral reefs.
The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands is a very popular sailing destination. The ocean is calm, there is good weather throughout the year and constant trade winds are blowing. Everywhere in the British Virgin Islands, you can find shipwrecks, pearly white beaches, sheltered harbors, and pirate bars. The ultimate island life can be found on the British Virgin Islands. There are great snorkeling and diving spots to be found. The British Virgin Islands is a true Caribbean paradise.