Popular yachting destinations around the globe – Part II

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In a second of our two part series, we discover and explore the finest and top-notch yachting destinations worldwide offering beautiful sandy beaches in Florida to crystal clear waters and secluded islands in the Caribbean’s and the ultimate in lifestyle that Monaco has to offer.

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If beautiful landscapes, scenic backdrops, breathtaking scenery, spectacular marine life, white sandy pristine beaches and luxurious island resorts are your calling this summer then make sure to take note of the most of the exotic destinations worldwide which guarantee to make you holiday an unforgettable experience.

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The Caribbean’s offer a unique opportunity to experience a wide diversity of cultures through the spectacular scenery, colonial history and fantastic foods that are to be encountered on every island. Whether the priority is chilling out on fabulous deserted white sandy beaches, game-fishing, bird-spotting or some serious socializing,

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The Caribbean island chain runs from the Grenadines in the south to the Windward and Leeward Islands (the northernmost of which is Anguilla), then west to the U.S. and British Virgin islands. The entire region is well known as a yachting mecca thanks to crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, secluded rocky coves and lush green mountains. However, each island is subtly different. Small hops between islands allow a quick culture change between wild full moon parties and the sophistication of the exclusive resorts.

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Renowned for its magnificent white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, glittering reefs, secluded rocky coves and lush green mountains makes the Caribbean a Mecca for super yachts. The Caribbean’s main luxury yacht destinations are at the northern and southern ends of the island chain. To the north are two main hubs: Antigua and Sint Maarten. Antigua is primarily a base for sailing yachts, while Sint Maarten is the home of many motor yachts. Nearby islands include Anguilla, home to the famous Dune bar, and St. Barth’s, where luxury yacht charter takes center stage each year during a world-famous New Year’s Eve party at Gustavia Harbour.

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Antigua is also considered as a renowned yacht charter destination in the Caribbean due to its strategic location, climate and many yacht charterers begin their journey with the glistening beaches and the famous highlife of the country, before sailing northwest towards the Virgin Islands or to the South towards the Windward Islands. Antigua has 365 beaches, one can be visited each day during the year

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British Virgin Islands (BVI) Arguably is the most famous sailing destination in the world, The BVI are more compressed than many island groups in the Caribbean, and the channels and bays tend to be calm and friendly. One great advantage of the sheltered waters and relatively short distances between islands is that you can explore the area in intimate detail on your yacht.

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The Virgin Islands are legendary for their good times and the continuous celebration of life usually includes all classes and races mixing as easily as the blender drinks do. You will find yourself partying with other yachters, local islanders, the rich and famous and backpackers.

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Dubbed the “Sunshine State” for a reason, the Florida peninsula is a special place to find adventure or to just sit back and enjoy life. Cruising the Florida coastline can be some of the most enjoyable destinations in the continental United States.

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Miami is a perfect destination for water lovers. The city boasts with pristine sandy beaches and year-round sunshine and offers an abundance of water activities - boating, sailing, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming... Also known as the “American Riveria”, Miami is a Magic City featuring world class marinas, five star chain hotels, chic boutique hotels, the hottest night spots, first class dining options and much more.

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Italian Riveria
Acting as a gateway to some of the country’s most unforgettable terrain, the Italian Riviera offers visitors an exhaustive array of exceptional coastal walking paths, winding past chic fishing villages and following tumbling cliffs down to the sea. A seductive mix of Mediterranean culture, traditional charm, and modern luxury makes cruising the Italian Riviera one of the greatest adventures in Italy. Italy’s coast and islands present an elegant choice for superb cruising. With Portofino in the north, the Amalfi coast and Sicily in the south.

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Less developed than the French Riviera, many feel the Ligurian Coast/Italian Riviera is as good or even better a destination than its more famous neighbor.
Just off the coast of Naples and Salerno, between Cape Miseno and Amalfi, is the island of Capri that offers intoxicating fragrance of flowers, delicate splashes of color, recollections of a millennial past and a peaceful charm, shattered only by the shrill cry of seagulls, are just some of the magical qualities of this mythical isle.

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The French Riviera aka Côte d'Azur is one of the world's most visited yachting destinations. A yacht holiday on the French Riviera will include the razzle-dazzle; the glitz and glamour. You will also find energy and excitement oozing from Europe's holidaymakers. If you prefer lovely tranquil anchorages and unassuming waterside seafood restaurants on your yacht vacation, you can find this too!

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One cannot help but be impressed by the elegance and the extravagance that come hand-in-hand with the luxury super yachts that grace these waters. This is the playground of the rich and famous. If you're looking for a state of the art yacht, with all the toys, this is the place to find it. In Monaco, Antibes, Cannes and St Tropez, you will find some of the most impressive and lavish super yachts, in the world.

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Lying at the foot of the Alps and alongside the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco is undoubtedly the world’s most famous Yachting destination ever. With its beautiful ports and balmy weather that includes mild winters and warm summers it is the haven that many seek from other corners of the world. As redolent as it is in its rich historical past, Monaco is also the epi centre of all modern pleasure pursuits of the 21st century. Famous casinos, Sporting events, such as the world’s most renowned Formula 1 GP, an international tennis event, and of course the Monte Carlo Rally are all part of Monaco’s proud socio-cultural heritage.

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Another event of interest in Monaco is the ‘Monaco Yacht Show’ which is is held annually in September at Port Hercules. The Monaco Yacht Show is the largest floating luxury yacht display in Europe. This annual September event brings together luxury yacht builders, brokers, designers, equipment suppliers, and service providers from all over the globe. If there is one place you have to be, it is here in Monaco.

St Tropez is a small fishing village tucked into the coastline between the sky and the sea of the famous Cote d'Azur. St Tropez attracts famous and wealthy guests including many movie stars on the no less than 40 different beaches. Tropezien beaches are located along the coast in the Baie de Pampelonne also know by the residents as Grania, which lies south of Saint-Tropez and east of Ramatuelle. Pampelonne offers a collection of beaches along its 5 km shore.

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Turkey is renowned for its spectacular coastline which stretches for over 8400 km and the region is dotted with numerous bays and coves. It is a major yachting destination in the area. The Turkish coastline and its waters are also known as the Turkish Riviera or the Turquoise Coast due to the stretch of land which spans from 1000km its southwestern part along the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Discover the fascinating Turkish Aegean coast and see where eastern culture meets the west. Enjoy exhilarating sailing on the pristine waters of the Turquoise coast while visiting remote beaches, secluded coves and fascinating archaeological sites.

Coastal towns offer museums, bustling Turkish bazaars, and healing Turkish baths. In the evenings, indulge in spicy Turkish gastronomy and world famous nightlife under the stars. Sailing the Turkish coast is a journey that can only be described as… a feast for the senses!

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These and more are what make yachting in Turkey the favorite of many tourists. Moreover, Turkey also attracts mega yachts all over the world because of its wonderful Mediterranean climate. As a result the popularity of Turkey being an excellent sailing destination is rapidly increasing year after year.

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