La Vie en Rosé!

Rosé is undoubtedly the drink for warm summer days, with its pink hue and delicate palette perfectly complimenting blue skies and sparkling seas. France is known to produce some of the most exquisite wines in the world; from Provence to Bordeaux and Bandol, there are hundreds of unique wines to choose from. This is why we have rounded up a selection of stunning rosés that are suitable for sipping on your fabulous yacht charter, lounging along the Riviera, or to enjoy anywhere across the globe…

CHÂTEAU ROUBINE – Côtes de Provence Cru Classé 
InSpire rosé 2017
Tibouren 90%, rolle 5%, grenache 5%
Medium-pale in colour, with complex sweet, fruity flavours, it is fresh on the palette and has a long finish.

CHÂTEAU SAINTE ROSELINE – Côtes de Provence Cru Classé 
Roseline Chapel 2017
Mourvèdre 55%, cinsault 30%, Grenache 10%, rolle 5%
Incorporates an aroma of spices and exotic fruits, highlighted by lovely acidic notes of grapefruit and pale in colour.

CHÂTEAU BROWN – Bordeaux Rosé
Rosé 2017
Merlot 100%
A deep pink hue in colour, this wine is dominated by flavours of strawberry, with light hints of vanilla and cinnamon, creating a rich and intense flavour.

BAUDRY-DUTOUR – Chinon 
Marie-Justine rose 2017
Cabernet-franc 100%
This deep pink rosé gives notes of sweet fresh fruits make this wine ideal to accompany spicy dishes and fine cured meats.

JOSEPH MELLOT – Sancerre
The Rosé Rabault 2017
Pinot noir 100%
This elegant wine incapsulates floral notes with accents of raspberries, strawberries and redcurrants, giving a delightful flavour of fresh fruit, presented in a medium-pink hue.

DOMAINE DE FONTENILLE – Luberon
Rosé 2017
Grenache 50%, Syrah 20%, Cinsault 20%, Mourvèdre 10%
With delicate flavours of rose and peach, the wine offers a smooth touch and an intense culmination of flavours to match its pale rosy hue.

ÉLIE SUMEIRE – Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire 
Rosé 2017
Grenache 60%, cinsault 30%, syrah 10%
A light freshness with plum notes and a lingering sweetness makes this wine very drinkable; the colour is pale with a coral hue.

ROSELINE – Côtes de Provence
Roseline prestige rosé 2017
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
A lively and intense rosé with a freshness associated with the vineyards of Provence, the flavour on the palate is lengthy and extremely pleasant.

DOMAINE DE LA MORDORÉE – Tavel 
The rosewood queen 2017
Grenache 60%, Clairette 15%, Syrah 10%, Cinsault 15%, Bourboulenc 5%
This rosé has a strong and intense colour, accompanied by complex floral aromas of white and red flowers and fruits, as well as minty notes, making its finish airy and light.

CHÂTEAU PILLOW – Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire
César with Sumeire rosé 2017
Grenache 60%, Syrah 40%
With a pale pink colour and a delicate flavour of citrusy grapefruit and pineapple, this rosé is underpinned by floral notes of carnation and hawthorn.

These delicious rosés are the perfect compliment to a day charter, week-long charter or a corporate event, as you sit on deck; the Boatbookings team would be happy to give recommendations to find you the perfect wine to accompany whatever you choose to do!

Where We’re Going This Summer

Winter is comfortably behind us, and summer has finally settled in, bringing warmer temperatures and longer days. Here at Boatbookings, we couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming vacations and the boats we’ll be taking to explore undiscovered islands and towns that await! We can plan your charter vacation too; just get in touch and email charter@boatbookings.com today!

Name: Ben, Charter Broker
Destination: Sardinia

The combination of the breath-taking Tavolara, chic Porto Cervo, the beautiful Maddalena and iconic Bonifacio are unbeatable. Sardinia is discreet and exclusive, the perfect yacht charter destination. I’d combine the quiet anchorages around Porto Pollo with beautiful Port towns like Porto Rotondo and Bonifacio. I’d go for traditional Italian coffee and breakfast at the Cafe du Port (Porto Cervo), then cruise into the Maddalena, swim at Caprera (Cala Coticcio), seafood lunch at La Scogliera (Isola Maddalena north, close to Cala Spalmatore) and then back to Phi Beach Club (Porto Cervo) for sunset. I would stay there, but you could also then go for dinner at Just Cavalli Porto Cervo and then onto Billionaire Club!

Chosen Yacht: PORTHOS SANS ABRI – with a yacht owner that has picked the best crew from his fleet of yachts, you are in excellent hands with Captain Carlo. He knows the area inside out, so whether you’re looking to relax, water sports or party, he will take you to the best spots. Contact: ben@boatbookings.com 

 

Name: CordeliaCharter Broker
Destination: Ibiza and Palma

The craziness of Ibiza is a lot of fun and there is an abundance of great beach clubs – Blue Marlin, Juan y Andrea, Lio for the night, then head over to Formentera for a change of scenery. I would be travelling with my family, so would want to visit Mallorca for a quieter time in beautiful bays and the national park Dragonera. The stunning natural beauty of this area is breathtaking and spots are best accessed on a boat, with secluded bays offering us some downtime from the buzzing vibes of Ibiza!

Chosen Yacht: QUASAR – she has the best crew who have been together since last summer; their deckhand loves the water toys, there’s a fabulous chef that makes the best fresh tuna tacos and Captain Ian knows all the more remote spots in Ibiza, not just the obvious places. The yacht is in great condition and has lots of exterior space to kick back and relax as you soak up the sun. Contact: cordy@boatbookings.com

 

Name: EveProduct Manager
Destination: Greece

Having spent just a short weekend in Greece last month, I am super keen to go back again. Greek people are all so friendly and welcoming, the food is amazing – particularly the baklava and souvlaki – and the weather is always hot hot hot! In particular, I want to go sightseeing in Athens and visit some of the islands – some more rural like Milos, and some more for partying like Mykonos, as Greece is so versatile!

Chosen Yacht: BARENTS SEA – Barent’s sea has had a full refit and is so modern, gorgeous and has the most amazing stewardess and chef, who will go above and beyond to ensure an exceptional charter. Her interior is stunning, with a true feel of a luxury floating hotel at your own disposal! Contact: eve@boatbookings.com

 

Name: Eleanor, Sales and Marketing Executive
Destination: French Riviera

Having moved to the Cannes office for the summer season, I’ve adored being in the South of France – it’s perfect for relaxing on the beach and the French Riviera has all the beach clubs, bars and incredible restaurants you could ask for, so no need to go elsewhere! I would do a Day Charter from Cannes to St Tropez or Monaco during my time off, as I think exploring the coast by yacht is unrivalled. I’d spend the day cruising with the music going and drinks flowing with friends, before having lunch at one of the glamorous Beach Clubs; then swim and use the water toys on board before returning back to Cannes for an evening out at Baôli, our favourite club.

Chosen Yacht: REHAB – she is ideal for cruising along the hotspots of the French Riviera and has plenty of deck space for tanning and chilling with friends. Inside there’s a great seating area, too, for sipping champagne whilst on the water!

Contact us today for more information about any destination you might like to charter in – we can plan an amazing trip for you!

French Riviera 3 Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Juan Les Pins to Santo Stefano Al Mare

Welcoming you on board at 12 noon, your crew will be ready to get you settled in on your yacht. Onc will serve you a delightful lunch on deck as you depart from Juan Les Pins. Cruise towards Roquebrune Cap Martin, and take in the stunning natural beauty of the Medieval Castle and mountains in the distance.

Moor in the bay and take the chance to dive into the stunning blue waters of this natural inlet, or perhaps relax on the foredeck of your yacht as you soak up the afternoon sun, before cruising to Santo Stefano Al Mare. Take the time to freshen up and have a relaxed drink on your aft deck before heading to Aigua Beach and Restaurant for dinner; enjoy some incredible Italian cuisine and stroll the beautiful promenade at dusk.

Day 2 – Santo Stefano Al Mare to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board, leave Italy behind and head back towards France. St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is your next stop, but first, stop along the way to take a dip and try out the water toys on board! For lunch, your chef on board will have prepared a delicious meal for you to enjoy before you arrive at St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Take in the views of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Eze, mooring near Paloma Beach; head onto land and settle in for the afternoon at Paloma Beach with some cocktails before swimming in the sparkling waters.

Day 3 – Cap Ferrat to Billionaire’s Bay, disembark Juan les Pins

Wake up to a lovely breakfast on board, as you relax whilst cruising towards Billionaire’s Bay for a swim. Head back to Juan les Pins; sadly this is where you must disembark at midday after your incredible charter! Make sure to contact Boatbookings in future and leave us a review on social media; we love to see your pictures.

Film Festival Fun for the World’s Most Glamorous

Cannes Film Festival is now in full swing, with the world’s most glamorous Hollywood stars, social media icons, artists, models and creative individuals attending premieres, parties and the most amazing events in the French Riviera.

With the Film Festival being a full 2 weeks long, the famous attendees have had some time to explore their playground in the South of France.

Live like one of the celebs and charter a yacht for the day from Cannes!

Here, Bella Hadid tucks into a juicy hamburger as she is being prepped and primed for a night of revelry. 

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Oscar-winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o with her gal pals Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing snap a selfie on board a yacht.

Get on board. #355Movie #??355 #CannesYouHandleUs

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Bestie to Bella, Kendall Jenner, enjoys a spot of tennis at the luxurious Cap Eden Roc Hotel in the Mediterranean Sun.

feel me #ARKYN #createdwithadidas #adidasAmbassador @adidasOriginals

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Actor Michael B. Jordan is all smiles on the Red Carpet of the Palais des Festivals as he heads to a premiere!

Thank You #CannesFilmFestival Felt good to be back!

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Model Elsa Hosk leans over the balcony of her Hotel to take in the view over Cannes.

Ready for day 1?

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If you want a taste of the celebrity life, why not rent a yacht for the day from Cannes and explore the French Riviera, including St Tropez, Monaco and Antibes? Enquire today and let us organise an incredible day out for you!

Be Seen in Cannes this Summer

Cannes is at the centre of all things glamorous on the French Riviera. If you are planning a holiday here this summer, here are some of the most fashionable spots to visit. Being based in Cannes, we can give you recommendations on all the best destinations for food, drinks and stunning views.

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The Future Mediterranean Metropolis of Yachting

Centred around innovative technology and preservation, the rejuvenation of the Port Vauban in Antibes aims to deliver security for both customers and local business while being ecologically responsible and respectful of cultural heritage. Rich in historical architecture and culture, linking the area’s heritage to this futuristic port project will also be key in the integration of town and marina.

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Riviera Wonderland: Best Winter Views

Winter is coming. Well, winter is here! The crowds have vanished, the heat of the summer has slipped into a mere memory and the winter coats have had their annual dust off. However, the beauty of the French Riviera doesn’t just pack its bags and leave – oh no – the summer sun has become a winter wonderland of sparkling seas, scintillating squares and exciting ice rinks.

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Our Five Favourite French Riviera Activities

With so many celebrated activities, choosing our five favourites wasn’t easy. However, one thing’s for certain; whether you’re into hiking, water sports or cocktails, the Côte d’Azur never disappoints.

Firework Frenzy in Cannes

World famous, world renowned, world class. Cannes has so much to offer throughout the summer months and is a hotspot on the French Riviera that’s not to be missed. Since 1967 the skies above the Côte d’Azur have been illuminated by the Fireworks Festival which you’ll have prime position for, anchored in the Bay of Cannes.

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The 5 Best Beach Clubs on the French Riviera

The French Riviera is one of the most popular places to charter a yacht in the Med, with its quaint villages and stunning bays, you can enjoy a varied trip from Monaco to St Tropez! Travelling along the coast, you will find yourself in a new surrounding each day and what better way to mix up your charter by spending a long lazy lunch in one of the best beach restaurants along the coast. Hire a yacht for the day from Cannes, St Tropez or any of our French Riviera destinations to access the beach clubs in true style.

Here, we choose our favourite 5 beach clubs in the South of France:

  1. Eden Plage Mala – located just before Cap d’Ail on the way towards Monaco. Accessible only by boat or two mysterious winding paths it’s the perfect retreat if you’re looking to escape the crowds. Stunning booths under beautiful wooden canopies provide shade and giving a sense of seclusion, whilst the bright colours around give the whole club an energised feel. Fresh fish and lobster every day, combined with the option of either a Swedish or Japanese massage you’ll leave feeling like a new person! Live bands on the weekends mean Eden Plage Mala even offers something for the party-minded.
  2. Paloma Beach. A favourite of the Boatbookings team, Paloma Beach is situated in the beautiful bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The dramatic cliff faces create a secluded place to enjoy a relaxing extended lunch and enjoy the crystal clear waters. Simplicity and authenticity is the key here, with fish being the centre of attention, whether it be a whole catch of the day to share or beautifully contemporary seafood dishes there’s something on this menu for every taste.
  3. Paloma Beach
    http://www.paloma-beach.com/the-beach.html

    3. La Guerite. One of our absolute favourite restaurants which we recently visited on Ile Marguerite, just off Cannes. La Guérite offers a beautiful setting where politics, stress and troubles are left behind! La Guerite offers marvellous views of Cannes in a peaceful location on an island where the noise of modern transport is a distant memory.  The glorious light underneath the seaweed inspired canopy will put you in a calm and serene spirit whilst you dine on some of the best food on the coast.

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    http://laguerite.fr/

    4. Club 55 is an institution in St Tropez; founded in 1955 by a film crew – hence the name, her white sands were once frequented by Brigitte Bardot. Today hundreds of yachties flock here every summer to enjoy wonderful Mediterranean seafood, market fresh platters and long sunny afternoons at this legendary beach club.

    club 55
    http://www.club55.fr/

    5. Nikki Beach opened in 2002, and since then has become one of the main attractions for the rich and famous. This popular beach club offers chilled champagne, superb cuisine including delicious salads, creative sushi rolls and original seafood entrees accompanied by chilled champagne! With fantastic DJs, exciting events and amazing fashion shows to keep you entertained, there really is no other place like it.

    nikki
    http://www.nikkibeach.com

Contact Boatbookings now to book your beach club tour of the French Riviera this summer! If you’d like to see a more extensive list of restuarants along the Riviera, see our Top Restaurants Page.