Best Places to Take Your Boat in 2017
A brand New Year is here, which means it’s time to update your bucket list. Where in the world would you love to take your boat and explore? Whether it’s an adventure at sea you’re looking for or an escapade on land, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest yachting destinations for the next 12 months. Which of these will you be adding to your 2017 itinerary?
If you’re dreaming of a true desert island escape, then there is no better place than the Maldives. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this destination offers over 1000 islands to sail, the majority of them uninhabited. The postcard perfect scenery is always a winner, and because the islands are so secluded they offer romance and exclusivity. There are also loads of great diving spots around the islands if you want to explore underwater. If you’re still wondering what makes the Maldives so special, trust Conde Nast Traveller – they have named the islands in their ’10 destinations to watch for 2017.’
The beautiful Adriatic Sea and the stunning coastline of Croatia has led to the country becoming extremely popular with sailors. There are many islands to explore, and once you get on dry land there is also amazing history and culture to soak up in addition to the sun rays. If you don’t currently have access to a yacht, you can still enjoy a memorable sailing trip in Croatia thanks to The Yacht Week. They plan week long sailing itineraries where you can book a cabin or hire out an entire yacht for your party. Sounds perfect for summer 2017!
While you’re exploring the lively islands in Croatia, why not see the delights that Montenegro has to offer too? The growing interest in this sailing destination is mainly thanks to its great wind conditions and untouched landscapes which offers a unique holiday. Sail past the Balkans and visit Sveti Nikola Island for cliffs and beaches to rival Santorini.
Countless Greek islands were hailed hot destinations in 2016, and the popularity of Greece is set to continue for the rest of this year. As far as cruising in the Mediterranean goes, Greece has it all; serene waters, blissful coastlines and great hospitality when you choose to explore the cities and towns. Conde Nast has also named Athens a place to visit in 2017, which is another reason to sail to Greece and see what’s on offer in its capital.
Where will you be exploring with your boat this year?