There is a perception that holidays afloat are only for billionaires and the idle rich. Certainly, if you really want to play at being an oligarch it can cost you upwards of £200,000 for a week aboard a top end yacht in the Caribbean. However if you want to experience the thrill of serious yachting in a stress-free, luxurious environment, a handful of companies offer skippered private yachts complete with a hostess at a much more reasonable price.
Med Sailing Holidays is a privately owned boutique sailing company focusing on luxury and providing the perfect sailing holiday. They handpick the finest ports and marinas in the Mediterranean for overnight stops to showcase the real culture, cuisine and nightlife of the Mediterranean. Med Sailing Holidays currently sail two main areas in the Mediterranean: Croatia, where you will island-hop across the stunning Adriatic on their routes from Split and Dubrovnik; and the Greek Islands where you will explore the Ionian Islands along the west coast of Greece.
The seven-day Croatian cruise visits some of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. The route leaves from Split and heads to Dubrovnik or vice versa. During the cruise you can enjoy daily swim stops; discover beautiful Croatian architecture; experience vibrant nightlife; explore pine forests; discover historic towns and feast on delicious fresh seafood.
If you’ve ever fancied a sea adventure taking in spectacular coastlines and stopping off along the way for lunch and a swim, then Med Sailing Holidays will take you on the unforgettable trip you were hoping for. For those less-nautically minded among us, you’ll be relieved to hear that you don’t need to know how to sail but you can get as involved in the sailing as you like and your qualified onboard skipper will show you how.
Yachting can be a smorgasbord of feeling nauseous in a windswept and salty environment whilst getting soaked and going nowhere particularly fast, but that’s the UK. It really is a whole lot more luxurious when the sun is out and the sea is crystal clear. Try it, you just might like it so much that you will want to buy your very own – then you too can start ripping up those £50 notes in that cold shower…