With some of the most tropical fishing grounds in the world, it isn’t a surprise that the food in the Bahamas is as close to perfection as it comes. Broker Alice has just returned from a trip to the Bahamas and is here to give you her top 6 restaurant recommendations!
6. Spinnaker restaurant – Marsh Harbor, Treasure Cay
Positioned within tropical gardens with a view of the beautiful marina at Treasure Cay. Ideal location for a pre-dinner cocktail followed by internationally inspired dishes prepared by a Bahamian chef!
5. Cracker P’s – Abacos Island, Lubbers Quarters Cay
Located on the edge of a farm, accessible via boat only this is a great place to spend a few nights. Go on a nature trail before heading to Cracker
4. Staniel Cay Yacht Club – Staniel Cay, Nassau
Anchor your boat amongst the nurse sharks and visit the yacht club for a
3. The Jib Room – Marsh Harbor
Located next to a marina in Marsh Harbor, hope off your boat on the final night of your charter to enjoy a rib or bingo night with locals hopping off their boats for the evening. The atmosphere in this bar is really unbeatable in the Bahamas. Speak to other sailors about their personal Abacos insights to get some real insight into your Abacos sailing experience!
2. Twin Brothers Fish Fry – Arawak Cay, Nassau.
Located at Arawak Cay, you can find a truly authentic atmosphere of local vendors selling all types of different fish. I would recommend the fresh conch salad, freshly prepared in front of you. You can get anything that is truly authentic at any of these street vendors. Expect to pay between $20-$30 for an excellent meal.
1. Grabbers – Marsh Harbor, Great Guana Cay
After a day of island hopping Grabbers, catch the sunset at grabbers with a Frozen grabber in hand. Relax and play games with friends or take advantage of the hammocks on the beach whilst watching the sunset in paradise!
This week we are introducing to you IRISHA, an easy pick for Super Yacht of the week due to her sleek, sporty and stylish appearance. With a cruising ground of the celebrated Sardinia, as well as the fabulous French Riviera, she turns heads along the coastline with her sparkling metallic blue hull.
IRISHA is a desirable length, at 51m, as she is sizeable enough to enjoy luxury and spacious areas, yet not too large to get into most ports and anchor far away from shore. With a top speed of 25 knots, you could enjoy a day of cruising along the Riviera, visiting the glamorous Monaco and vibrant Cannes in one day.
IRISHA’s all glass cockpit is a feature you will immediately notice, which allows light to spill through the interior. Head to La Maddalena Archipelago, a beautiful set of beaches in Sardinia, and watch them get closer as you laze around in your private Jacuzzi on the top deck. On the bow, a second seating area is
Pull up in a prime spot berth in a destination of your choice, and set foot in the quaint and colourful towns, have a beverage on the harbour or do a spot of shopping, whatever takes your fancy! The crew of 9 are on board to ensure you are having the best possible time, including recommending the hotspots as they know the area well. If you are looking to unwind, IRISHA boasts a wellness area, complete with sauna and a massage table is located in the beach club.
The interior of IRISHA is lavish, elegant and oozing with glamour. The 5 cabins are unique, yet share a commonality of sophistication. Enjoy the natural light, exquisite detailing and plush furniture. Wake up in the master, and step onto the French balcony to soak up the surroundings in the morning. The main saloon is also a popular spot for a nightcap, board game or watching the latest films or sports matches.
If you seek peace, tranquillity and harmony, this is where the name IRISHA derives from, so you are sure to find on this private yacht! Contact us now to put in an enquiry, so you can arrange a memorable summer.
1. Book your 80-150’ motor yacht in Greece now, or you will miss out. Some of my top recommendations are JULIE M, BLADE 6, THEORIS, TACOS of the SEA and BARENTS SEA. Explore the secret anchorages of the Peloponnese, as well as the Cyclades hotspots (Paros, Mykonos, Milos) in 2019.
The moment you board SEVEN SINS you will share our enthusiasm for this super yacht, she is 52m of incomparable luxury, from the dining, lounging and relaxing options. The pictures speak for themselves and illustrate the bespoke experience you will enjoy either in the Caribbean Islands or the western Mediterranean.
Our favourite feature has to be the large infinity pool that glistens on the aft deck! This is one step ahead of most yachts that have only a Jacuzzi, as you can fully take the plunge on the comfort and privacy of your yacht. Just below, there is a fantastic beach club, so you can anchor off the coast of Villefranche or Cannes where you can enjoy panoramic views as well as complete isolation to avoid the busy beaches.
The Caribbean is also a cruising ground for SEVEN SINS; imagine sinking into the smooth and inviting waters from the luxury of your sun lounger. You can’t get closer to the water than that!
The crew will willingly tender you ashore to explore the quaint towns of Eze, or the infamous Monaco, so you can have a coffee in the lovely Café de Paris and stroll around the F1 racetrack. When you are ready to return to your private yacht the chef will begin to prepare a delectable dinner. This is one of the many perks of chartering, a fantastic meal prepared around your preferences, in an exclusive and wonderful setting. Dine on the large aft deck table, with a gorgeous backdrop of colourful houses, hilltops and a sunset.
SEVEN SINS welcomes up to 10 guests in 5 stunning suites, each one being meticulously appointed and fully customised.
The best motor yachts get booked up fast, naturally, so get your enquiry in soon so we can help secure SEVEN SINS for you!
ELIXIR is a 55m Amels, one of the newest in the range, and epitomises performance and elegance. Her gleaming white hull showcases her grace and style, as she cruises in Southeast Asia for the Winter, before crossing to the Med in the summer. She was an easy choice as a standout yacht as she will guarantee fun in the sun, and happy hour every hour, with her exemplary features, crew and aesthetics.
If you are feeling energetic, ELIXIR provides an abundance of water toys that are suitable a range of ages (and confidence). Imagine being in the warm, turquoise waters of Thailand zooming around on the seabob, being chased by colourful fish as you glide. Alternatively,
Relaxing is a key objective of many yacht charters, and ELIXIR provides all the facilities to do so! The exterior elevates this impressive yacht to a new level of luxury and prestige, with an inviting Jacuzzi, an
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After a fun-filled day soaking up the sunshine, splashing about in the dazzling ocean, and sampling tasty and fantastic food, you may want to retire inside. The interior of this yacht could be described by so many wonderful adjectives, as it oozes glamour, taste and artistic creativity. With dark woods contrasting the lighter fabrics, as well as intricate furniture and ornate detail, you will be surprised and delighted to notic new things on EXLIXIR. Above is the Master balcony, where after a serene sleep you can awake and enjoy a fresh juice to this delightful wakeup view.
If you are chasing the ELIXIR of life, this yacht may be the answer! We certainly think so. To understand how to secure this sought after yacht for a charter either in the Indian Ocean or the Mediterranean, get in touch and we will guide you through the process.
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For our latest blog series, we asked the Boatbookings’ team members for their favorite worldwide charter yachts to share them with all of our clients, colleagues and suppliers alike. We begin with our CEO’s favourite crewed catamaran; HEMISPHERE!
HEMISPHERE is a 145ft luxury crewed Pendennis catamaran available for charter throughout Southeast Asia in such exciting, intriguing destinations as Fiji, Indonesia, the South Pacific and many more! She is one of our favourite catamarans for charter worldwide due to her chic and spacious exterior spaces, welcoming crew and of course the trampolines:
Launched in 2011 by Pendennis, HEMISPHERE is just over 44 metres in length (145ft) with a massive 16.6 metres beam (54ft). Her innovative design boasts creative features that blend speed and stability with both space and style. Catamarans are famed for their space and HEMISPHERE is no exception. Her spacious flybridge is sure to be your favourite area on the yacht. She features a Jacuzzi, sun pads and shaded dining area, along with an immense indoor/outdoor living area on the main deck.
HEMISPHERE‘s interiors, designed by Michael Leach, are quite simply stunning. The main saloon has contemporary styling with light woods, lots of natural light and comfortable areas for dining and socialising. HEMISPHERE also boasts a comfy game and TV room, ideal for younger charter guests. This fantastic yacht can welcome up to 12 guests on board in 5 well-appointed staterooms with a further two identical master cabins on the main deck.
Other highlights include a professional diving board, a 6m trampoline and a comprehensive diving centre with the latest diving equipment. Her crew of 8 include a fantastic British Captain, a renowned Danish chef who formerly worked for the Danish royal family, and 2 PADI Scuba diving instructors. So, whether you’re after exceptionally prepared cuisine, sunbathing with a glass of bubbly on the flybridge or diving in Southeast Asia, HEMISPHERE is surely the yacht for you.
HEMISPHERE will be available for charter in the 2018/19 Winter season in French Polynesia and the South Pacific, followed by Fiji, Indonesia and Tonga! She is for charter from $260,000 per week plus expenses.
If the luxury catamaran experience appeals to you and your family, please do get in touch with Boatbookings’ expert brokers who would be delighted to organise the ultimate Southeast Asia adventure for you.
CLOUDBREAK is a unique and astonishing 72.5m Abeking and Rasmussen motor yacht – an easy choice for our superyacht of the week! On CLOUDBREAK, you will adventure beyond, experience more, and relax completely.
Whilst many yachts can cruise in Southeast Asia or Scandinavia, CLOUDBREAK goes off the beaten track and paves her way in new waters. In 2018, she is exploring Madagascar, a bespoke experience where you can witness amazing wildlife and feel true freedom. In 2019 she ventures to Norway and Sweden, which will open your eyes to extraordinary views of fabulous fjords and breath-taking scenery.
The minute you step onto the passerelle, you will experience incomparable luxury from start to finish. This 72.5m motor yacht offers fantastic exterior amenities so you can relax as you admire the mountains, greenery and waterfalls drift past. The outdoor daybed offers a luxurious and comfortable spot for relaxing in the summer breeze.
Head down after a delicious breakfast prepared by your talented private onboard chef and grab a sunbed with an immense backdrop of the mountains of Sweden or aquamarine waters of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. CLOUDBREAK also ventures to the Mediterranean, so you can replace the mountains with colourful fishing towns, sparkling beach clubs and secluded beaches if you please!
As with any luxury motor yacht, the water toy selection is endless! From Seabobs to Kayaks, Kite Surfing to Fishing, whatever takes your fancy the crew will kit you out and give you a helping hand.
After an exciting day on the water, retire to your cabin for a heavenly nights sleep! When you awake, your first sight will be the dazzling ocean and beautiful anchorage where you settled the night before. To add to the therapeutic environment on board, CLOUDBREAK offers a sauna and pool so you can unwind and feel pampered! Yacht charters are the ultimate wellbeing vessels, where the crew and amenities will work tirelessly to ensure you feel healthy and happy.
To charter CLOUDBREAK for your next adventure, contact one of our expert brokers and get a bespoke proposal today. Charter this stunning superyacht today in Scandinavia, followed by the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia including Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Charter rates start at €750,000 plus expenses.
Greek cuisine offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages that are the result of thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. Greek gastronomy is known for its simple and elegant flavors, quality ingredients and nutritious and healthy content. It is a journey through Greece‘s history and the culinary influences that were left by numerous invasions, be them Roman, Venetian, Balkan, Turk…even English.
One of the many joys to be found in chartering a yacht in Greece is not just relaxing in such a tranquil area on your luxury yacht, but also being able to discover, taste, and experience the unique local Greek cuisine. On your yacht you might choose to charter in any number of fantastic areas, be it around Corfu and the Ionian Islands, Mykonos and the Cyclades Islands, Skiathos in the Sporades Islands or Kos in the Dodecanese Islands, but each of these areas and indeed each island in Greece has its own unique cultural heritage and cuisine.
The Sporades islands for example are well known for their use of dairy products and produce the most delectable spoon sweets and thyme honey. The local cheese pie and lobster and spaghetti are highly recommended!
The Cyclades islands are known for their charcuterie tradition while the Ionian islands retain more of a western European influence in its cuisine as it was the only area not be be conquered by the Ottomans in the 15th century. It is known for its braised veal sofrito, an exquisite dish flavored with garlic, parsley, and vinegar, its Semolina pie with almonds or perhaps its delicious spiced fig cakes.
The Dodecanese islands boasts a host of dishes based on bread and grains with bulgur and cracked wheat claiming a prominent place. Look out for delicious local dish of home-made pasta with caramelized onions that the islanders make throughout most of the Dodecanese! However, regardless of where you are on your yacht charter, you will come across some of the more famous Greek dishes such as the stuffed Paschal lamb and sun-dried octopus.
Our expert broker, Lambros Tsolakis, knows everything there is to know about the best greek delicacies. Varoulko Seaside, Funky Gourmet and Bill & Coo are his top 3 recommendations! At Boatbookings, we have years of charter experience in Greece and intimate knowledge of the yachts and the best places to go. Enquire today for a bespoke proposal.