Always in Style
While demand is skyrocketing for charter in Spain’s Balearic Isles, some tried-and-true Mediterranean destinations also are expected to remain popular for this summer.
SOuTH OF FrANcE
From Antibes to Saint-Tropez, it’s hard to think of a destination whose cities are more a part of yachting culture than those in the South of France. The Cannes Film Festival, held in May, remains a premier kickoff event for the entire charter season in the West Mediterranean, and the region is a mecca for yacht-spotting, with many of the world’s newest, largest and most impressive yachts calling on ports here.
The different cruising regions in Italy mean clients can return year after year and enjoy varied experiences. One summer might include anchoring off Santa Margherita and hiking part of the Cinque Terre. Another might focus on the Amalfi Coast and its postcard-worthy villages such as Positano. Central Italy includes Naples, the birthplace of pizza. The islands of Sicily and Sardinia each have their own cultures, too.
crOATIA / MONTENEgrO
Charter clients looking for quieter cruising have been looking to Croatia in recent years. Itineraries generally begin in Venice, Italy or in Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, both destinations worth visiting unto themselves before cruising along the Croatian coastline. There, clients can explore everything from the ancient stone wall surrounding Dubrovnik to quiet harbors such as Mljet with no other yachts in sight.