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Best Yachts for Family Sailing Holidays

Looking for a luxury family holiday? Buying or chartering a family yacht is an excellent way of ensuring privacy and non-stop playtime

If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that quality time with our loved ones is essential for our wellbeing and if you are looking for a family holiday that offers a safe environment, privacy, discretion, adventure, and fun all rolled into one, then a luxury yacht holiday has it all.

Whether you are spending most of your time afloat or ashore, a family yacht is the ultimate answer to your holiday dilemmas. Does one member of your family want to shop in designer boutiques and port hop, while another is more at home at anchor in a quiet bay? On a luxury yacht holiday, you can compromise and do both.

Plan a picnic on your own private beach and while the adults relax, kids can play at being pirates and searching for treasure. Swim, splash and play before cooling down with an ice cream (or an ice-cold beer) at a beach bar.

Back on board, there are lots of amenities to keep the whole family entertained, from sun deck pools, Jacuzzis, and inflatable slides to expend some energy, to cinema rooms for some much needed snuggle time.

With plenty of space and sleeping arrangements to suit you, on a family yacht you won’t feel on top of each other, and an onboard chef will prepare meals that everyone will want to eat. Water toys are a great way to incorporate some activities without having to stray far, and qualified crew can even oversee snorkelling excursions and sailing lessons, so parents can properly switch off.

Where should you go on your family yacht holiday?

The Greek islands are famously family-friendly and whether you are looking to charter a yacht in Greece, or even buy a yacht in Greece, you will never run out of ideas of where to go on your family sailing holiday.

With myriad sheltered bays and sandy beaches, there are lots of safe places to swim and build sandcastles, and children will be welcomed with open arms at local tavernas.

Croatia is another dream destination for family yacht holidays, with easy sailing between the many islands, without the need for long journeys, translucent waters, and lots of chances for children to expand their history knowledge in ancient cities and towns.

Further afield, in the Caribbean, kids will never forget swimming with pigs in the Bahamas or going on an expedition to look for monkeys in a rainforest – it’s a place where family memories are made. The British Virgin Islands (BVIs), with their protected waters and short hops between islands, are particularly popular with families.

What should I look for in a family yacht?

Choose right and your yacht will be equipped with everything you need for a stress-free family holiday.

The first thing you should look at is sleeping arrangements – who will be travelling with you and what layout will work best for your family?

Many guests travelling with children look for an area away from the rest of the party which affords both flexibility and privacy, such as the lower deck configuration of ZULU yacht, which is available to both charter and to buy.

Sometimes a dedicated kids’ cabin, such as the one on AFRICA I, yacht appeals. AFRICA I also comes with a cinema room with film library and a waterslide, where kids big and small can throw themselves down with abandon.

Next, what about the crew? Is their approach family oriented? On CHRISTINA G, for instance, the crew is renowned for going the extra mile, arranging picnics and games on the beach and activities to suit all age groups.

After this you’ll want to look at other look for other facilities that will work for your family. MARAYA yacht comes with a children’s playroom on the lower aft deck, with sliding doors that give access to the swim platform, plus plenty of water toys. Talking of water toys, HANIKON has one of the best toy boxes on the market, while the sun deck Jacuzzi has room for the whole family.

And maybe you don’t want to charter a yacht at all but would rather buy one, so you can nip off on a family holiday on a whim.

TRIPLE SEVEN is a modern yacht where a new owner may wish to convert the office/library in the full-beam Owner’s suite into a cabin for children, and it comes with lots of other add-ons popular with families, including a giant inflatable slide, a climbing wall, and a toddler pool.

With a range of cruising destinations to choose from and layouts to suit, a family yacht holiday will widen your horizons and give you to opportunity to learn, explore and be amazed together as a family and have a plain sailing holiday for all.

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