Picture this: a rugged coastline lined with colourful buildings built in to rocky cliffs, towering over the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. But where in the Mediterranean? The Amalfi Coast, of course.
Have you decided to take your family away to the British Virgin Islands but need inspiration on where to go while you’re there?
After inspecting more than 50 yachts during the 2014 BVI Charter Show, the only way to travel around the islands is in style aboard one of our top crewed catamarans. After extensive review, we are delighted to announce our Top 5 BVI charter yachts from this year’s show:
The Boatbookings Top 5 Crewed Catamarans
Spetses – the new ‘go-to’ destination for the global jet-set! Set sail from Athens and set a course straight for the little island of Spetses; arriving in the tiny port of Dapia you will find yourself surrounded by smart cafes and stylish boutiques, set against a backdrop of whitewashed, Neoclassical houses. Just around the corner from the port the cobbled road opens into an expansive piazza that acts as the forecourt for the Poseidonion Grand Hotel once visited by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Bobby Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Ingrid Bergman. There are three great sandy beaches to chose from for a day of sunbathing and swimming.
With the Cannes Film Festival 2015 coming up next summer, it has got us all excited for the return of hot sunny days and star spotting on the Riviera! One of our absolute favourite restaurants which we recently visited on Ile Marguerite, just off Cannes, is a stunning location to show your guests and what better way to get there than by boat! La Guérite offers a beautiful setting where politics, stress and troubles are left behind! A welcome break from the madness of the film festival.
In just a little over 3 weeks Ben and Allison from the Boatbookings team will be heading to the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, from December 5-11, which showcases the world’s finest charter yachts. With 98 yachts already registered this will be a very rewarding and exciting and important show for us. We look forward to reporting back to everyone after viewing all of these magnificent yachts and meeting the crews.
This week we’re turning our hands to sailing once again, and we strongly recommend that if you haven’t booked your luxury vacation for Christmas and New Year you should consider KOKOMO! Our super yacht of the week is the 2010 58.4 metre creation from the esteemed Alloy Yachts shipyard in New Zealand. Alloy guarantee excellence in both design and engineering, with a promise to deliver the vision of the designer and also to push the boundaries of what can be done. KOKOMO shows this by keeping sporty pedigree, beautiful lines, extensive exterior space as well as a timeless and elegant interior.
Would you think that you’d go to the Caribbean and eat pizza? No? Well think again! Ben, one of our Brokers, is in the British Virgin Islands this week checking out all of the crewed catamarans or your Caribbean yacht charter at the BVI Yacht Show, and was extremely impressed by one of the yachts which wasn’t actually part of the show! But we do know that food plays an important part in your charter!