Five Days in the Komodo National Park

Travelling across the world really broadens the mind, especially when you explore a truly majestic destination like Indonesia. Offering unrivalled scenery, world class diving and ultimate tranquility, there is no better way to spend your holidays than on an Indonesia yacht charter. Get ready to embrace everything that this part of the world has to offer!

Private Beaches, Everywhere!

Your landscapes will change every day, and even throughout the day as the tides come and go. Spend the morning snorkelling with Manta Rays in Karang Makassar and then relax on your own private beach. Your service orientated crew will find the perfect beach set up for you to relax and dip your toes in the cerulean waters.

Diving with Turtles and Sharks

Diving on the Phinisi LAMIMA is offered for all levels, whether you’re a complete beginner or extremely advanced. Jump on the tender with Wawan and Ali and you will discover magical coral formations and everything that lives in between. You can expect to see everything from white fin reef sharks to blue spotted rays and turtles. Your mind will be blown!


Spa Treatments and Honeymoons

If you prefer to take your holidays a little slower, wake up to sunrise yoga on the sundeck, followed by breakfast and a trip to the LAMIMA spa. Koko specialises in a full array of massage and beauty treatments. When in Indonesia, sample the Balinese massage to the sound of traditional Gamelan music and the ripples of the water below. Whether you’re seeking a family vacation or Indonesia honeymoon yacht charter, this destination will not disappoint.

When you think you’ve seen everything, think again. Your crew will go the extra mile and set up the ultimate final evening for your guests to experience. How does a private beach BBQ sound? Yes, all is possible onboard LAMIMA. Contact your Boatbookings Broker to plan the trip of a lifetime.

The Authentic Amalfi Coast Restaurant Guide

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dynamic and fascinating places to enjoy your summer 2019 luxury yacht charter. Cruising from village to village offers unrivalled scenery, history and natural beauty. Your Amalfi Coast itinerary will include some of the best restaurants, spa hotels and beach clubs in the country.

Villa Maria - Ravello - Amalfi Coast
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Hotel Villa Maria – Ravello

Originally a Roman nobleman’s retreat, Hotel Villa Maria is a grand mansion situated in the heart of Ravello, looking out to the most spectacular sea views of the Amalfi Coast.

Villa Maria - Ravello - Amalfi Coast
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The restaurant is definitely one to try, attracting many celebrities and celebrity chefs. The chefs use the freshest ingredients that are homegrown in their biological gardens to produce creative and innovative dishes that capture the taste of the Amalfi region.Set on a picturesque terrace, this really will be a dining experience to remember.

Villa Scarpariello – Ravello

Villa Scarpariello Relais - Positano - Amalfi Coast
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Who wouldn’t want to spend a night living the fairy-tale dream in a medieval castle on the sea? Villa Scarpariello is an impressive building, situated just down the coast from Ravello, where you can delight in the old world charm of its romantic rooms and beautiful terraces.

With private access to the sea and your private Amalfi Coast yacht, this is an ideal spot to stop during your charter vacation and enjoy unparalleled tranquillity.

Il San Pietro – Positano

Il San Pietro - Positano - Amalfi Coast
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Zass restaurant at Il San Pietro is simply sublime; from its breathtaking views over Praiano and the coast, to the gastronomic menu, you will not be disappointed. Chef Alois Vanlangenaeker guided the restaurant to be awarded its Michelin star in 2002, and he has sustained this high standard ever since.

Il San Pietro - Positano - Amalfi Coast
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The restaurant’s food is refined and pure, designed around the concept of taking fresh and locally grown Italian ingredients, and elevating them to new level.

We trust our Amalfi Coast insights have sparked your imagination to charter one our luxury yachts; please contact your Boatbookings Broker today, who will be happy to organise and book your charter around your exact specifications.

Stay in Bali before your Indonesia Yacht Charter

Chartering a luxury yacht in a destination off the beaten track does not normally offer international airports, world class facilities and cutting edge hotels. Waking up in a new time zone, even for the experienced traveller, can be tiring. The answer; stay on land to recuperate before boarding your private yacht. With new direct flights from London to Bali, or multiple connections via Singapore, your Indonesia yacht charter has never been so accessible.

Four Seasons Sayan, Bali

Bali is famous for its rice fields, also known as paddy fields. The Four Seasons Sayan, located just an hour north of the airport, offers spectacular views from the comfort of your own suite. With world class facilities and service second to none, you will be pampered ahead of your Indonesia sailing experience. Stay at the Four Seasons Sayan and embrace a truly authentic Balinese experience this winter.


W Hotel Seminyak, Bali

Bali is just as famous for its long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, which are a haven for surfers. Seminyak is only 30 minutes from the airport in the Kuta district, an area renowned for surfing. The W Hotel offers a myriad of swimming pools which cascade towards the beach. Stay on shore before your Bali – Lombok 7 day luxury sailing itinerary, and enjoy a party vibe experience like no other.


Your Brokers continue to visit your charter destinations, so they can continue to provide unrivalled insights. Ben is currently spending this week discovering the wonders of LAMIMA as she cruises the Komodo National Park. Stay tuned to see photos of the magical Komodo dragons, as well as some of the most spectacular scenery in the world!

The 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Nightlife Guide

The 2019 Monaco Grand Prix is set to be another showstopper. Will Mercedes AMG Petronas continue to lead the pack, or will the Ferraris fulfil their potential to make the home crowds jump for joy? Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen are never too far behind, so will it be their weekend to shine in Monte Carlo? Only time will tell tomorrow!

The Monte Carlo Grand Prix is one of the world’s most iconic sporting weekends. Welcoming royalty, celebrities and socialites from all around the world, as well as 200,000 spectators, the Monaco Grand Prix should be at the top of your bucket list. Whether you come for the F1 race, the Porsche Supercup or just to soak up the buzz of this iconic weekend, Monaco’s nightlife will not disappoint.

The legendary JIMMYZ nightclub in Monaco always bring their A game for the Grand Prix weekend with the likes of Bedouin, Jason Derulo and Black Coffee performing. Charter Broker Ben Sutton recommends dinner at COYA Monte Carlo before your night at JIMMYZ, where you will sample some of the best Peruvian / Asian Fusion dishes found anywhere on the French Riviera.

If you’re not feeling like going to JIMMYZ this year, head to TWIGA. This iconic Monaco establishment never fails to disappoint with a star studded line up. Enjoy dinner over the road at SASS Cafe for a memorable Italian feast and dance the night away with Cathy Guetta and Busta Rhymes!

Go to the Monaco Grand Prix tomorrow for the race or the nightlife; whichever you choose will not disappoint! If you’re not in town this weekend and planning on visiting this summer, contact the Boatbookings Team to plan an unforgettable yacht charter experience.

Top 3 Bars and Nightclubs on the Amalfi Coast

An Amalfi Coast crewed yacht charter has something for everyone; hospitable crews, picture-postcard villages, thermal spas, fine-dining restaurants and haute-couture boutiques, but does it really have a nightlife scene? If you’re looking for more than your Aperol Spritz, a picturesque piazetta and want to dance the night away, you’ll find it hard to beat the three best nightclubs in Capri and the Amalfi Coast below.

Africana, Praiano

Via Terramare, 84010 Praiano

Welcome to the most famous club on the Amalfi Coast. Every mega club is a groundbreaking venue, but Africana takes your rave levels to a whole new dimension. Born within a mammoth natural cavern, Africana benefits from stunning views out to sea, and a unique hedonistic atmosphere to party. From Aristotle Onassis in the 1960’s to the modern day rockstar, Africana continues to dazzle the elite 2019 jet-set.

Music on the Rocks, Positano

Via Grotte dell’incanto 51, Positano

Positano is everyone’s favourite Amalfi Coast hotspot; the area is full of world class hotels and eateries, but the quaint town only has one nightclub. Located on the edge of the cliff overlooking the beach, Music on the Rocks welcomes you for dinner on the first floor, before offering cooling cocktails in the Fly lounge and dancing until dawn.

Aneme e Core, Capri

Via Sella Orta 39/e 80073 Capri

Anema e Core Capri is the island’s institution. Don’t be fooled by the lack of an impenetrable guest-list or the humble ‘tavern’ interior, this is the must experience Capri hotspot. Welcoming supermodels and megastars from all around the world, you will be entranced by the rhythm and spirit of this iconic establishment. Guido will have even the most discerning celebrity up on their feet, dancing the night away as only the Italians can! 

Stay tuned for the next blog in our Amalfi Coast series, where we will continue to show you the must-visit hotspots to ensure an unrivalled Amalfi Coast yacht charter experience. Don’t leave your holidays to chance, leave It with your dedicated Boatbookings Brokers

Claude Lelouch at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Following the success of the 1966 classic, Un homme et une femme, Claude Lelouch gained ‘Legend Status’ at the Cannes Film Festival. This blockbuster awarded Lelouch not only the Palme D’or in Cannes, but also two Oscars. The film was awarded Best Screenplay and picked up the Best Foreign Film award. It’s still a classic to this day!

Un homme et une femme recounts the story of two widows; Jean-Louis (Trintignant) and Anne (Anouk Aimée) first meet at their respective children’s boarding school. Given their history, both characters are wary to interact, yet form a budding friendship, which eventually transforms into romance. The existential ties between the past and their future makes Lelouche’s cinematography truly gripping.

Lelouch released a sequel, Un Homme et une Femme: 20 ans déjà in 1986 and the third part in the trilogy, Les Plus belles années d’une vie will be displayed at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy a s sneak peek today before you head down to the French Riviera next week.

The 2019 event will prove to be another blockbuster and we wish all of our clients a very enjoyable Cannes Film Festival yacht charter.

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The 2019 Mediterranean Yacht Show

It’s almost time for your Boatbookings crewed yacht charter brokers to attend the annual Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) in Nafplion, Greece. With 107 yachts on display measuring over 3000m in length, the 2019 MEDYS is going to be the most successful yacht show to date. Today, we will take a look at three of our favourite yachts exhibiting from the 4-8 May 2019.

MELITI | Lagoon 560

MEDYS 2019 will showcase the best motor and sailing yachts available for charter in Greece, as well as some of our favourite Greek crewed catamarans. MELITI is a luxurious Lagoon 560 catamaran, accommodating 10 guests in 5 cabins for sailing charter through the Saronic and Cyclades islands. With Captian Stelios at the helm, you will discover tranquil bays, breathtaking anchorages and unrivalled sunsets. Bring your camera!

PARIS A | Maiora 115

In addition to catamarans, MEDYS 2019 will showcase the best Greece crewed motor yachts. PARIS A continues to be one of our favourites in the 100-120 feet range, offering five spacious suites, a large flybridge and a great selection of water toys. Furthermore, she has a dedicated crew, as well as a superb chef in Dionisios for summer 2019. We look forward to being dazzled with his creations!

BLISS | Heesen 44m

BLISS has just benefitted from an extensive winter refit and is therefore in sparkling condition for the summer 2019 Greek yachting season. Experienced Captain Takis, and his dedicated crew of 8 will show you the best Cyclades Islands Motor Yacht Itinerary with stops in the magical Mykonos and picturesque Paros.

Stay tuned for our full MEDYS 2019 report and continue to follow the action via the Boatbookings Instagram page.

Who will win at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival?

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival takes place in just three weeks time. The 72nd edition will run from the 14-25 May 2019 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, showcasing some of the finest pieces of cinematography from all around the world. If you’re looking to entertain in ultimate style, there is no better place to be than in the Vieux Port de Cannes on a superyacht.

With over a dozen strong entries seeking to win the prestigious Palme D’Or, the quality on show at this year’s event is second to none. The question of who will win is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Highly acclaimed director, Pedro Almodóvar, has over 20 years of success at Cannes. His new release, titled ‘Pain and Glory’, is sure to have an excellent chance at claiming the 2019 Palme D’Or.

The existential drama thriller recounts the decline of film director, Salvador Mallo. Paying homage to the themes of cinema, emigration and anxiety, Pain and Glory is a stunning piece of cinematography. Antonio Banderas plays Mallo, and leads a star studded line up supported by Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia and Leonardo Sbaraglia. Almodóvar was successful at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival with ‘Volver’, which saw Cruz walk away with the Best Actress award.

Pain and Glory marks Almodóvar’s sixth film to compete at Cannes, where he exhibited “All About My Mother” in 1999, “Broken Embraces” in 2009, “The Skin I Live In” in 2011 and “Julieta” in 2016. Watch this space to see whether his 2019 release will be triumphant in May!

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Hôtel Metropole | French Riviera Yacht Charter

This week, we continue our series on where to stay before your summer yacht charter with our South of France edition. We could easily have selected the Hotel de Paris in Place du Casino or the Hotel Hermitage in Square Beaumarchais, but the Hôtel Metropole is another standout resort for you to enjoy before your French Riviera yacht charter.

Odyssey at Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo

You will fly into Nice International Airport and transfer to Monaco. Your Boatbookings Broker can organise a transfer with one of our Chauffeurs, a Van Dutch motor yacht or Helicopter. Enjoy lunch at 1 Michelin starred Yoshi, sampling some of the most authentic Japanese cuisine in Europe. After lunch, pamper yourself all afternoon in the Givenchy Spa, before dinner at the 2 Michelin starred Joël Robuchon. There is no better way to prepare before your French Riviera yacht charter.

Embarking at the Royal Yacht Club in Monaco is the perfect place to meet your superyacht before exploring St Jean Cap Ferrat, Cannes and St Tropez. There is no better time to book your Cannes yacht charter and work with your Boatbookings Broker to secure your port places, beach club reservations and design your bespoke itinerary.

Amalfi Crewed Yacht Charter Itinerary Inspiration

Food, glorious food. There is no better way to celebrate time with friends and family than sitting around the table, sharing good food and conversation. As a world of ‘foodies’, this once simple requirement has turned into an obsession. Don’t leave anything to chance and charter a yacht with your very own private chef this summer. If you’re looking for a destination, head to Italy. Where else will you find better Mediterranean gastronomy?

Naples, Italy

C/O 50 Kalo, Napoli

The Amalfi Coast is on everyone’s bucket list. Home to active volcanoes, quaint hilltop villages, underwater grottoes and no less than 17 Michelin starred restaurants, the area truly has something for everyone. Italy, however, offers more than just fine dining. Naples is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the birthplace of Pizza. If you want great Neapolitan Pizza with a modern twist, head to 50 Kalò on Piazza Sannazaro. Our personal recommendation is the Kalò pizza, which combines perfectly prepared sourdough bases with the best local ingredients. The result is pure perfection.

Ischia, Gulf of Naples

Our Brokers always recommend visiting Ischia on your 7 day Amalfi Coast yacht charter itinerary. Ischia lies 15 nautical miles west of Naples, yet feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of our favourite anchorages is to the south of Castello Aragonese, the perfect place to enjoy lunch at anchor and an afternoon full of water sports. If you’re feeling like something lighter for dinner, take a terrace table at Lo Scoglio on Via Cava Ruffano. Using the very best ingredients grown on the island, you will savour authentic Italian cuisine.

Nerano, Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast stretches 1,231 hectares between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, featuring 40 km of coastline. The result is some of the best fish and seafood in the Mediterranean, simply prepared and matched with produce from the land. Conca del Sogno on Via Amerigo Vespucci in Nerano is one of our top recommendations for lunch. Start with simple Spaghetti alle vongole before trying the umptious octopus. Prepare to be blown away!

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