Now is the time to book your summer charter for 2024 and these are the best places to visit next year
In 2024, multi-generational holidays, meaningful adventures, experiences that take explorers beyond the norm, food and drink tours, and nature-inspired wellness are just some of the travel trends that we will be looking to fulfil.
Here are the destinations to fulfil your charter dreams in 2024 and the yachts to take you there.
Rekindle that first flush of yachting love by revisiting a perennial favourite, the French Riviera, but this time, as well as the easy-glamour of St Tropez and the cultural know-how of Nice, venture into the (relative) unknown and ask your captain to plot a course for Èze – a medieval village that gazes down upon the Med from its hilltop position between St Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco. Craft shops and cafes reveal themselves amid the narrow lanes that lead all the way up to Le Jardin Exotique d’Èze, [https://www.jardinexotique-eze.fr] where you’ll find vibrant plantings amid the ruins of the old castle walls.
Yachts to charter Luxury on a grand scale comes courtesy of SAVANNAH yacht, an 83.5m Feadship with a 9m pool and a touch-and-go helipad, plus green credentials as the Dutch builder’s first hybrid superyacht. Her slightly smaller sibling ARROW is also well-equipped for sunshine cruising, with a sea-level lounge and beach club and an expansive sun deck.
Days spent at anchor in the French Riviera can also be enjoyed in laid-back style on the large beach club of ARBEMA yacht, which is in immaculate condition following her recent full refit and repaint. While JAGUAR, perfect for sociable sunshine charters, offers guests plenty of luxury amenities and an extensive list of water toys.
Don’t miss Lunch or dinner in the marvellous five-star Chateau Eza hotel, which has recently been awarded a Michelin star thanks to the superb turn of chef Justin Schmitt.
In 2024 the Tour de France will race through northern Italy from late June, starting off in Florence before making its way through the Tuscan countryside and onto the vineyard speckled landscape of Emilia-Romagna to Rimini on the first leg before travelling to Bologna and Turin for the second and third legs respectively. Plot your own tour of Italy, this time with a food focus and at a more sedate pace, enjoying some of the foodie delights along the way, from rustic restaurants to winery tours and destination dining at some of the world’s best restaurants.
Yachts to charter With every superyacht amenity available, the 64.5m yacht SILVER ANGEL comes with two tenders to whizz you to shore for lunch or a wine tasting. Meanwhile, GRACE yacht is well suited to family foodie charters, with lots of toys and a private family deck; and MAC ONE yacht has a choice of sunbathing areas for relaxing after a veritable Italian feast.
Don’t miss A tour of the La Macchiole Bolgheri winery, famous for its Super-Tuscan wines.
Anyone who is anyone knows that the Greek islands of the Cyclades are like a magnet for the uber-fashionable and super-rich right now. Islands like Mykonos and Santorini have long had a pull over the party set and romantics alike but with new luxe resort openings across the isles, now is the time to try others like Paros, Milos and Ios.
Yachts to charter Exquisite MARIU, built for fashionista Giorgio Armani himself, has form for hosting VIP events, and is a chic setting for exclusive after parties.
Don’t miss The island of Antiparos, where Tom Hanks and Madonna have been spotted holidaying.
Steadily gaining in popularity in recent years, where once Croatia was an under-the-radar yachting destination, today it’s very much on the charter circuit. Beloved for her clear waters, old towns and villages, and undiscovered lush interior, this Adriatic beauty packs a big historic punch from Dubrovnik to the Dalmatian Coast.
Yachts to charter Fashionable areas call for fashionable yachts and with her oval pool and forward Jacuzzi, PHOENIX 2 is the height of on-the-water opulence. The double-access beach club and 160 square metre sun deck of SEVERIN*S yacht offers ample space for soaking up the Croatian sun, while restored classic MALAHNE adds an air of old-world sophistication to a charter along this ancient coastline. Award winner ASAHI will also be chartering these waters, presented in excellent condition following an extensive 2023 refit.
Don’t miss The old town of Rovinj in Istria – a tangle of cobbled lanes round colourful houses, which date back centuries.
Guests looking to expand their horizons this summer should book a charter in the Red Sea where old civilisations, modern cities, and desert landscapes collide. This region is also home to a diverse marine ecosystem where coral reefs and deep-sea caves are home to manta-rays, sharks, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, and myriad fish.
Yachts to charter Available in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gul, WAYFINDER yacht is a luxury catamaran that could either be a luxury charter yacht or a support vessel carrying all the transport, tenders, and toys one could need.
Don’t miss Jeddah – the cultural heart of Saudi Arabia and gateway to Mecca.
Contact your Edmiston broker now and start planning your 2024 yacht charter.
15 December 2023
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