Spring is the perfect time to explore the Mediterranean, promising fewer crowds, blossoming nature, and a warm, breezy climate that is blissful without feeling overwhelming. After a universally tough year in 2020, a spring yacht charter is just what we all need, providing the perfect opportunity for luxury exploration. Holidays at this time of year also tend to be better priced due to lower demand, also meaning you can have your pick of many more yachts and can easily secure the best berths. Here, we look at three truly wonderful yacht sharing destinations to head to from April to June this year.
Where to go on a spring yacht charter in 2021?
When you think of Croatia, you undoubtedly think of dazzlingly clear waters, long sandy beaches and rugged landscapes, and for good reason. The Dinaric mountain range stretches along the coast from Italy to Albania, creating the perfect backdrop for dramatic hikes. Beaches vary from small secluded coves where you have the sands all to yourself, to party hotspots stretching for kilometres and dotted with exclusive beach clubs. The water really is as clear as you imagine, with hints of turquoise and deep azure making it even more tempting.
Croatia is also something of a gourmet destination, with the Kornati archipelago in particular playing host to some incredible best-kept-secret restaurants offering fresh seafood and sizzling steak. As well as this, the Kornati islands offers a stunning lunar landscape and deserted bays.
For a combination of bustling bars and living history, try Split or Dubrovnik, where any Game of Thrones fans can revel in exploring the backdrop to this impressive series. Meanwhile, for breathtaking saltwater lakes and an expansive, forest-shrouded national park, head to the island of Mljet, somewhat off-the-beaten-track and all the more exquisite for it.
Another spectacular place for a spring boat share in the Mediterranean is Greece, said to be the root of all Western civilisation and with beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and luxurious resorts to boot. The scenery here varies from verdant olive groves and vineyards to sugar-cube villages, and from volcanoes to ancient ruins. Whether you prefer to relax on soft sands or get your adrenaline racing with world-class kite-surfing, wreck diving, and rock-climbing activities, Greece has it all.
The main island groups of Greece are the Saronic Gulf, Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands, Sporades, Ionian Islands, and Crete, and while each has its own charm, certain destinations have won our heart. On the Cyclades, you can visit Delos, the birthplace of the mythical god Apollo, spray Champagne over models and celebrities in Mykonos, and enjoy a blend of Michelin Star cuisine and pretty architecture in Santorini. Less known but still beautiful islands worth exploring include Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Andros, and Anafi.
Another favourite island group is the Sporades, which boasts beautiful beaches and delightfully warm weather for spring yacht charters. This is the place to go to get away from it all and indulge in some true rest and relaxation.
The last must-visit destination for a spring boat share in the Mediterranean is Spain, where the fiesta atmosphere is instantly cheering and the breathtaking landscape will stay with you long after you leave. Here you will find villages stuck in time and beautiful mountain ranges – from the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa – alongside lively towns and cities where you can dance all night. And that’s before we even discuss the beaches!
The Costa Blanca is one of the most popular Spanish yachting destinations, offering bright white sands and something for everyone: in Alicante discover legendary nightlife, while Dénia is a traditional fishing town turned beach resort and foodie heaven. However, shellfish lovers should head to the Costa Marisco, known as the Seafood Coast thanks to its incredible gastronomy. Also offering paradisiacal beaches, the Costa Marisco is something of a surfer’s haven and plays host to the annual Ferrolterra Patin Classic, an international surf competition. Lastly, if it is seclusion and privacy you seek, the Costa de Almeria is the place for you, the site of the Cabo de Gata national park and the best place to escape the troubles of the world.