When someone says “tropical island paradise” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Sandy beaches as far as the eye can see stretching mystically beneath the satisfyingly sapphire water?
Perhaps the beach in mind is paired with a nestling of sun-strengthened palms; a melange of white gold complemented beautifully by the emerald, carelessly natural presence of the proud standing palm trees; such a scene, glistening with subtle pride, reminiscent of a piece of royal jewellery boasting a plethora of colourful stones… We can all picture our ideal Island Haven, but you may not know that you can find such timeless scenes just around the ocean’s corner.
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The French Riviera is famous for its glistening turquoise water, golden beaches, Mediterranean culture and views that you just wouldn’t find elsewhere. The Cote d’Azur is the perfect composition of sun, sea and serenity, with the picturesque scenes of sailboats gently bobbing along; the rows of sunbeds nestled into the invitingly dazzling coastlines; high end shops and artisan districts that seem to clash yet complement each other so beautifully, resulting in a burst of colourful culture secreted within the bejewelled exterior of the French Riviera. You would think the Cote d’Azur was expertly tailored to suit those who seek a holiday for the luxuries, the materials, the sunbathing and the relaxation.
However, there is a side to the French Riviera that has only recently started to make an appearance; the Cote d’Azur has a surprisingly vast amount of adrenaline fuelled activities, such as wakeboarding, windsurfing, SCUBA as well as freediving. The serene imagery of the tranquil, bronzing vacations can be completely left behind in the foaming, turbulent wake of a water-skier being dragged along effortlessly by a high-speed RIB. The hustle and bustle of the thousands of holidaymakers, flocking to the allure of the sun-kissed shoreline can speed past in just the blink of an eye, the sounds and scenes of the Azure Coast drowned out by the tigress purr of a SeaDoo jet ski.
Whilst it may be easy to stumble into the belief that the Cote d’Azur is reserved for those seeking the sun and the sundries, the thrust and excitement of your first parachuting experience, with the wind in your hair and the land in your distant memories, is sure to rip those woollen sunglasses right off your eyes.
Here are a couple of ideas, hand-plucked from the plethora of water sports that the French Riviera has to offer, ranging from toe dabbling along the coastline to jumping right in at the deep end like a true daredevil.
Blue Addiction provides a freediving experience- that is essentially SCUBA diving but without the air. Don’t worry, you are in safe, professional hands!
Blue Addiction is situated in La Londe-les-Maures, in between Marseille and St. Tropez. It is run by a team of professionals with some very impressive credentials behind them.
However, Freediving isn’t just an extreme activity; in Malaysia and Indonesia Bajau Fishermen freedive amongst the corals to make a living, with nothing but a lungful of air and a spear, they dive down to depths of 20 metres to seek out reef fish. Some may spend as long as 5 minutes underwater!
So, if you’re on the search for a holiday packed full of adventures, adrenaline and long lasting memories, look no further than the French Riviera. From luxury to energy; sun to salt spray; it’s safe to say that a French Riviera Yacht Charter with Boatbookings offers something for everyone!
Head to Lapland to enjoy Nordic cabins which boast windows and a skylight from which to gaze in search of the Northern Lights during winter, rev up along the coastlines in the new Aston Martin and travel in style ti the yachting destination of your choice with Cape Air!
The dazzling destinations included this week are Ibiza, the renowned party town with underrated beauty, as well as the BVI, where we recommend an intimate and picturesque setting for a dinner by the ocean. New to the yachting industry is a diamond and yacht collaboration, where the two services compliment each other to provide a unique service across yachting destinations.
Are you tuning into the new hit series that explores the rich Clios family tales across the French Riviera? This drama does the French Riviera justice, with its unrivalled drone shots of Monaco and panoramic angles of Nice. Also, discover the new marvel from Rolls Royce, in the form of a high performance yacht, and which celebrities are gracing the French Riviera with their presence this summer! Continue reading →
Northern Sardinia is well known as a sailor’s paradise, where you will find some of the dreamiest beaches and anchorages that remind you of an exotic Caribbean island! Sailing from Corsica, you can make your way through the idyllic Maddalena Archipelago and then down to the remarkable Costa Smerelda to see some of the world’s most beautiful natural coves and beaches.
REHAB has long been one of our favourite yachts at Boatbookings and with recent reports of amazing days out in the sun on the Riviera, why not secure this yacht for your memorable day out during your time in the South of France!Continue reading →
Finally! The yachting industry has long been awaiting the new marina to be opened in Port Ibiza Town, and it has now officially opened for business. This marina is set to have a huge impact on both Ibiza’s yachting market as well as the Western Mediterranean yachting industry as a whole.
Travel to the BVIsfor an gastronomic and cherished experience, dining on the soft sand with top notch service. Furthermore, discover how to attend festivals with the perfect combination of comfort and style, as well as the hottest new timepiece on the market…