Mykonos is one of the trendiest hotspots on the Mediterranean due to its super chic clubs, excellent restaurants, great sandy beaches and a vibrant nightlife – it has deservedly become a real playground for jet-setters.
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 [email protected] today!
Name: Ben, Charter Broker
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: [email protected]
Name: Cordelia, Charter Broker
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: [email protected]
Name: Eve, Product Manager
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: [email protected]
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!
Greece is one of the standout summer destinations, renowned for offering everything from hill top villages to turquoise waters and outstanding gastronomic delights. The islands of Mykonos and Santorini are highly sought after but there is a different side to Greece that is much simpler and quicker to reach. Only a few hours from Athens, the Peloponnesian area known as the Saronic gulf, has everything you could ever want and more!
If you’re looking for a paradise island with a vibrant nightlife as well as stunning scenery and long sandy beaches, then Mykonos is the island for you. Easily accessible as part of your Cyclades yacht charter itinerary, this island is home to some of the most chic and and beautiful beach clubs in the Mediterranean. We’ve listed a few of our favourites to give you a taste of the luxury and fun you will have!
For a wonderful rustic feel, head for Scorpios beach and restaurant near Paraga Beach for ultimate tranquillity and beauty with its simplicity adding to the sophistication. The beachfront restaurant offers wonderful traditional Mediterranean and Greek dishes made from fresh and local produce that are sure to leave you wanting more. Unwind in the sun or shade on the sun loungers with a cool glass of wine and a good book in complete serenity. As the sun goes down, the sound is turned up and you can expect to enjoy some amazing DJs at this dreamlike destination.
Visit the premier party venue on the vibrant island of Mykonos built on a deserted hilltop, overlooking the Aegean Sea. The club boasts bars on two levels, a pool in the shape of Mykonos and is host to world-renowned DJs every year, making it an incredibly popular dance destination. With its unique setting outside of the usual clubbing area of Mykonos and with stunning views of both sunrise and sunset, this is a must-visit for anyone who likes their music loud and the drinks flowing. On popular nights, it’s worth reserving a table for priority entry and a space to socialise all to yourself.
This beach club offers the epitome of sun, sea, sand and sensational cuisine! With its own oyster bar serving fresh seafood dishes while you sip at champagne, Jackie O’ offers an unforgettable beachside experience. There is a separate amphitheatre-style restaurant where you can delight in the culinary delights of the Mediterranean while looking out over the azure Aegean waters. Make a splash in the pool, soak in the jacuzzi or stretch out on a sun lounger before your toes even touch the sand. The beach is part of one of the most stunning natural bays on Mykonos – you can sink into big cushions while you enjoy the sounds of the lapping waves.
Located on the long golden sands of Kalo Livadi beach, this beach club serves a selection of fabulous Mediterranean cuisine in its naturally blended surroundings for a traditional beach feel. Stretch out on a sun lounger beneath a palm leaf parasol while you sip on one of many cocktails from the bar. The staff are there to fulfil your every need to make the perfect day by the sea. Enjoy the fabulous Tiki restaurant after a day soaking up the sunshine for yet more traditional Mediterranean cuisine and perhaps yet more yummy cocktails.
This luxury beach restaurant and bar was featured in the film Shirley Valentine and is quirky yet beautiful. Enjoy lounging on the large sun pads or a dip in the crystal clear waters of Agios Ioannis in complete comfort. Be sure to try a few cocktails from the Hip Mixology Bar and enjoy a massage from the resident masseuse to feel completely at one with the surrounding relaxed atmosphere of Mykonos. For especially good seafood, take a seat in the restaurant and you can enjoy a lighter bite from the amazing sushi bar.
If you want yet more inspiration or are ready to book an unforgettable holiday in the Cyclades, then don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and to see some amazing yachts!
With crystal blue waters, striking island scenery and a vibrant culture, the Cyclades archipelago off the coast of mainland Greece is one of the most exciting destinations to charter a yacht. This holiday offers something for everyone, from its crazy nightlife to its more serene spots, but what makes it truly unique is the fantastic historical and mythological stories behind these Aegean settlements. Here are some of the most spectacular islands to visit to get a taste for the thousands of years of history still visible today.