Editor’s note: As part of our new series, Must-Visit Megayacht Destinations, we’re going straight to captains, brokers, and others who have first-hand familiarity with the locations we feature. For “3 Top Yacht Charter Honeymoon Destinations,” the charter, sales, and yacht-management teams at West Nautical lend their collective experiences.
For those looking for an unrivalled honeymoon experience, a yacht charter will not disappoint. A dedicated captain and crew, including a chef, will cater to all your requirements, down to the most intricate of details. And, you can enjoy cruising in some of the world’s most stunning locations. Whether you are looking to dine alfresco, swim or dive in a secluded bay, or party in some of the world’s hotspots, these three are among our favorite top yacht charter honeymoon destinations.
Maldives. Nestled within the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a tropical nation of 26 atolls comprising more than 1,190 coral islands and inlets. It offers some of the best cruising in the world, too. Experience a journey of discovery that incorporates white sand beaches, secluded anchorages, and a laid-back pace of life.
The Maldives is among the best yacht charter honeymoon destinations for several reasons. For instance, you can island hop and visit five-star hotels (left), or spend your whole honeymoon onboard in complete privacy. Additionally, it boasts natural beauty, exceptional cuisine, and a vast array of watersports. Enjoy diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, and paddle boarding. Regardless of which island you visit, each is picture perfect for those romantic holiday pics of you and your spouse. Your crew can make special arrangements, too, such as a couples massage on the beach or a romantic dinner under the stars.
Seychelles. Just off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles is a group of islands renowned for their beaches, palm trees, and beautiful landscapes. This archipelago is made up of 115 islands. They comprise some of the oldest granite islands in the world as well as low-lying coral atolls and reef islands. The diversity of the Seychelles is a fantastic advantage when cruising. Since each island is just a short trip away, the range of options creates a diverse holiday filled with adventure and relaxation.
The Seychelles is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna on earth. Each island further slopes from emerald-green rainforests down to white-sand beaches and turquoise oceans. Furthermore, the Seychelles is the first country to officially protect more than 50 percent of its land within two UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as national parks and nature reserves.
British Virgin Islands. For those that truly want to get away from it all, the British Virgin Islands is the ultimate among yacht charter honeymoon destinations. In fact, some of its more remote islands are particularly challenging to get to without a boat. A superyacht honeymoon here therefore puts you in one of the world’s most unspoiled locations.
Made up of more than 60 islands and islets, the BVIs have white-sand beaches (above) at every turn. Beach bars are in many popular bays, too. Spend days hiking through luscious rainforests, sunbathing on the beach, or visiting one of 20 national parks. Multiple unexplored and uninhabited locations further wait for those moments when you want ultimate privacy. No two days are the same.
Finally, year-round warm weather and the opportunity to participate in a huge variety of activities makes the BVIs ideal. Try kite surfing, or going on a world-class reef or wreck dive.
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