Summer Getaways to the St Tropez Beach Clubs

Spending the summer in the Mediterranean is always special, and it doesn’t get much better than St Tropez. At the heart of the French Riviera, St Tropez oozes traditional Provencal charm. The town also has the best beach clubs, restaurants and nightlife in the South of France. Check out our St Tropez Beach Club Guide for full inspiration.

Club 55 St Tropez

Made famous by the iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot whilst filming ‘And God Created Women’ on Pampelonne Beach, Club 55 has been synonymous with the St Tropez Beach scene since then. It never disappoints! You are guaranteed a joyful atmosphere and excellent food designed around the finest produce. For all those celebrating a summer birthday, the famous Strawberry Tarte is a must. Furthermore, a day boat charter from Cannes to St Tropez is the perfect present!

Nikki Beach St Tropez

The St Tropez edition of the Nikki Beach empire is one of our favourites! With a collection of sunbeds lying next to an open-air swimming pool and tables leading down towards the beach, Nikki Beach is quintessential summer fun. Offering a global repertoire of dishes, you will be able to sample everything from Provencal Rotisserie Chicken to Sushi and Ceviche.

Bagatelle Beach St Tropez

At the heart of Pampelonne Beach next to Les Palmiers, Chef Nicolas Cantrel is famous for his Poulet Fermier Entier du Sud-Ouest à la Truffe, a Whole organic truffle roasted chicken served with country potatoes. Get ready for your tastebuds to be dazzled! The Bagatelle Team deliver energetic events, so book in for the second sitting for a proper party afternoon!

As your spending time at home with your family, get your heads together to think about how you plan on spending your next vacations. St Tropez is perfect for families of all ages. The Boatbookings Team look forward to working with you on your next yacht charter vacation.

Spend 2020 on a Belize Crewed Catamaran

If you’re looking to sample a new crewed catamaran destination, then you have to try a Belize yacht charter this season. Combining the rainforests of Central America with the translucent waters of the Caribbean Sea, Belize is an adventurers dream. Belize is a mixing pot of cultures so get ready for the best Caribbean lobster as you sip cold beer to the sound of the Garifuna drum. You’ll be in heaven!

Belize sits on the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest in the world. You are guaranteed some of the best snorkelling and diving found anywhere on the planet. The tradewinds blow at a steady 15-22 knots so you can make the most of wind and kitesurfing off your Belize crewed catamaran. There really is something for everyone!

The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 TRANQUILO is one of our favourite Belize catamarans. She’s perfect for family charters exploring Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Join Captain Jesse and Karla as they show you their Belize highlights which will leave you wanting more. We’ve been before and want to go back!

So skip your yearly British Virgin islands sailing tradition and try something new in 2020. Speak to Broker Ben for unrivalled local insights to get the most out of your trip to Central America.

Health benefits to a Yacht Charter Vacation

Whether in Greece, the Amalfi Coast or the Caribbean, there are proven health benefits of sailing and being out on the water that make a yacht charter holiday especially worthy of your time away from home. Here is just a handful of ways that your mind, body, and soul will benefit from being aboard your own private boat.

Fresh air and Salt water

Seawater is rich in minerals that naturally nourish the skin and exposure to salt-kissed ocean air has a calming effect on the human body, which helps reduce stress anxiety. Moreover, the sea air is also good for the respiratory system, increase your mood and there are numerous healing properties of the sea water which eventually led to the establishment of saltwater treatments we use to this day. The saltiness of the sea air is composed of charged ions that aid in the body’s oxygen absorption, which in turn balances serotonin levels. The more balanced your body’s serotonin levels are, the happier you’re going to be. This is why after a sailing adventure you feel more alert, relaxed and energised.

Vitamin D

In addition to increased production of vitamin D, sunlight exposure triggers better moods and boosts energy levels. Healthy amounts of sun absorption can even fight depression and lead to improved sleep. When lying on deck, the heat of the sun affects our endocrine system – the part of our body which secretes endorphins – the natural chemicals in our body designed to make us feel relaxed and less stressed. It must be noted that too much sun is not recommended due to the harmful effects of ultra-violet radiation, but soaking up some sunshine whilst on holiday is incredibly beneficial.

Burn Calories

Exercising is a major part of an overall healthy lifestyle but few work out whilst on holiday, and you certainly shouldn’t feel guilty about that! Fortunately, a yacht charter gives you easy access to a number of fun physical activities, including the water toys, that don’t feel like exercise, such as snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, onboard yoga, and scenic hiking onshore.

Unplug and Recharge

In today’s digitally-focused, hectic world, it is essential to take a timeout from the demands of everyday life. Whilst many vacations allow you to do this, a yacht charter allows you a perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Strengthen Relationships

Whether you’re on a romantic getaway for two or with friends or family, a yacht charter provides the perfect opportunity for building stronger relationships with those that matter most. This is your chance to talk, listen, share, bond, and most importantly—make new unforgettable memories together. You may even establish a new tradition that everyone can look forward to year after year.

Contact one of our expert brokers today to organise your yacht charter!

Why to Book your Yacht Charter Early

Whether you plan to explore Asia, cruise the Caribbean or enjoy the culinary delights of the Amalfi Coast, Greece or French Riviera it is always best to book early. While it might seem logical to assume that last minute bookings would offer the best value when it comes to yacht charter, this is not the case. Booking in advance can reduce costs and also have an effect on demand of berths as well as other factors.

Better Availability

With a large number of yachts to choose from, you’ll have the best choice of yachts for your preferred yachts, especially as the newest yachts just on the charter market often book up extremely early. The best yachts will often have bookings over a year in advance, particularly from repeat clients. When enquiring, your broker will send you a selection of yachts available for your dates, to suit your budget and your desired location. Finding the perfect yacht to suit you is key to your overall enjoyment, whether it’s the cuisine expertise of the chef, the water toys on offer, the al fresco dining options, or the spa facilities.

More Time to Plan

As well as having a larger selection of yachts to chose from, you will also get more time to plan your charter. Travel considerations, cruising areas, the food and wine you’d like on board, special activities and more, can all be tailored to perfection to ensure that you have the best possible charter. Whether you are looking to explore the islands of Croatia, travel along the Amalfi Coast or enjoy the tranquility of Sardinia, booking early allows the crew and your broker to plan all the details.

Avoid Price Rise

If a yacht has had a very successful season with back-to-back charters, it isn’t uncommon for owners to raise the prices leading into the next season. By booking in advance you lock in the current figures and ensure you pay the best price. Moreover, some owners will offer early booking discounts or are more likely to accept offers on charters that are booked early.

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Dine at NOVA, Oil Nut Bay in the BVI

The British Virgin Islands remain the must-visit sailing mecca in 2020. With the finest selection of BVI crewed and bareboat catamarans in the Caribbean, you will be dazzled by hidden anchorages, spectacular snorkelling and unforgettable sunsets. Trust us, our Broker team keep coming back every year! We continue to review the best islands for your specific requirements, including the beach clubs, bars and restaurants.

Nova at Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda

You have to add NOVA at Oil Nut Bay in Virgin Gorda to your 2020 BVI yacht charter itinerary. Nova floats on top of the cerulean Virgin Islands water and is the perfect venue to bring family and friends together this winter. The philosophy is all-around sharing delicious small plates in an exquisite setting that’s both energizing and relaxing. You will be able to sample global dishes featuring the highest quality local ingredients that will dazzle your tastebuds.

Current Offers at Oil Nut Bay

WEEKDAY HAPPY HOUR
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 4:00PM – 6:00PM

  • 3-for-$10 cans of Carib, Leatherback IPA and Stowford Press Cider
  • 2-for-$12 Doombar Beer
  • Bottles of Peyrassol Rosé $30
  • Bottles of Taittinger Champagne $70
  • $5 off Special Flatbread

SUNDAY BRUNCH

  • Bloody Mary Bar: Bring a new hot sauce for the bar and receive your first Bloody Mary free
  • $5 Absolute Vodka
  • Bottles of Taittinger Champagne $70 includes fresh-squeezed citrus juice for mimosas

Oil Nut Bay is located at the far eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. Spend the morning swimming at The Baths, before sailing onto Oil Nut Bay for dinner. You can then spend the next day sailing up to Anegada for your lobster feast. We would highly recommend adding a stop to your BVI bareboat or crewed yacht charter itinerary this year. Speak to Ben in the Broker Team today to start planning the best BVI vacation to date!