Beautiful Bodrum: A Turkish Delight

January 26th, 2015

Having just read  Mark Twain’s “Innocents Abroad,” a classic account of tourism in Turkey, we’re now very excited about the thought of heading to the Turkish coast this summer.

Lying opposite the Greek island of Kos and jutting out into the Aegean, the waters off the Bodrum peninsula are perfect for a summer sailing holiday. The vibe is distinctly east meets west. The cuisine, bazaars and hammams are inherently oriental, with an easy going culture blending mosques with a bikini led lifestyle. Development has been carefully monitored and much of the peninsula retains its intrinsic character. The coastal towns and villages remain low rise against a back drop of pine clad hills, and are decorated by reflective and glorious blue water.

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Super Yacht of the Week: INCEPTION

January 25th, 2015

This week’s super yacht of the week blog takes us to the Netherlands and the acclaimed Dutch shipyard, Heesen. One of the finest examples of their quality and luxurious finish is INCEPTION. Currently cruising the gorgeous waters of the Caribbean, including Saint Martin and Antigua, we think she’s the perfect yacht for active young families looking for an energetic and fun holiday but with the chance to relax and unwind. Inception is a blockbuster about dreams and INCEPTION offers the dream vacation.

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Formentera — the Ibiza of 40 Years Past

January 23rd, 2015

A 30-minute cruise from Ibiza, this 12-mile-long slip of an island is the under-the-radar Balearic: There’s not much more to it than stunning white sand kissed by cerulean sea. This idyllic paradise has remained relatively untouched for the last 40 years and resembles what Ibiza once was – a utopia offering peace and tranquility.

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IMPULSIVE and LA DOLCE VITA available in the Bahamas with no delivery fees!

January 21st, 2015

The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places to cruise on a yacht but one of the problems is that most of the yachts are based in Florida and you get stuck with a pricy round-trip delivery fee.  Here are two fantastic yachts that are now based in Nassau so they are ready to go for a long weekend getaway or a weeks cruise to the Exumas!

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Diving in Tahiti — the 8th Wonder of the World!

January 19th, 2015

We have all heard about the seven Wonders of the World – such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China.

Surely, one of the candidates for the 8th wonder of the natural world must be diving in the lagoons of Tahiti! With 40 meters of visibility, shallow blue lagoons protected by reefs, and then drop offs into the deep oceans, this area is a true marvel.

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Super Yacht of the Week: INVICTUS

January 18th, 2015

Breaking the mould is the theme of this week’s super yacht of the week, and a yacht that certainly breaks the mould is INVICTUS. Exterior spaces boasts vast lounging and dining areas with a sense of style exuding the opulence of the Italian Lakes, and inside you are transported into a Parisian paradise with beautifully textured woods, bespoke Italian marbles and custom Lalique glasswork. For those looking for something completely unique but with a feeling of total indulgence, INVICTUS is the yacht for you.

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Explore the Enchanting Capri and Ischia Islands

January 16th, 2015

Situated almost in the middle of the West Italian Coast near the Rome and Naples area, are the tiny islands of Capri and Ischia, along with the even smaller Procida. These beautiful and unique islands definitely deserve a visit. Since the time of the Roman Empire, the islands have been the preferred seaside getaway of fashionable Romans — including their mighty Emperors!

All three islands combine the best of what the Mediterranean has to offer: lovely and tranquil ambiance, pristine architecture, warm climate, exquisite views, a cosmopolitan character, and above all an unfaltering sense of  eternity. These are among the most posh places in the world, and have been for thousands of years!

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Get JUST ENOUGH this Spring in the Caribbean

January 14th, 2015

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What do you look for in a spring holiday destination? Maybe you live in Europe and have the opportunity to escape three months of cold weather and want to utilise your children’s holidays to travel to the Caribbean?  You could be lucky enough to have the Caribbean on your doorstep but seek inspiration on a new holiday hotspot? After extensively travelling around the Caribbean for three months of yacht shows, the Boatbookings Team know exactly where you should go for Spring Break and how you should do it!

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Five Great Reasons to Warm up in Martinique!

January 12th, 2015

Banish those January blues with a sailing trip to Martinique this winter!

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Here are five great reasons to visit:

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Obviously we’d spend all our time on a yacht if we could, but Martinique offers some great activities to try while on the island. Go hiking along miles of nature trails, go wreck diving to explore 19th century shipwrecks or try out kitesurfing! To experience the sheer beauty of the island, you can take a sky dive with Air Colibri. Read the rest of this entry »

Super Yacht of the Week: GRIFFIN

January 11th, 2015

As you may have gathered we love Palmer Johnson yachts here at Boatbookings.com, and the yacht that stood out for us at the Monaco Yacht Show last year was the 41.5m luxury motor yacht GRIFFIN. An all-new layout combined with extra length and beam means guest accommodation for 10 in 5 cabins along with an added jacuzzi on the flybridge. GRIFFIN boasts a sporty and muscular presence with angles and curves in all the right places, add to this the extensive outside living space and you have the perfect recipe for speed, power and comfort. GRIFFIN is a yacht for those who don’t like to compromise on thrills, but still search for rest and relaxation on the way.

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