DISCOVERING THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Home to some of the world’s most iconic and picturesque coastal cities, the Western Mediterranean promises all the glamour and beauty of luxury yachting.

1. CÔTE D’AZUR 

THE LANDSCAPE

Lively beaches, remarkably blue waters, year-round sunshine, and an impressive mix of city glamour, and small town charm.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nice – The unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is truly a must-visit. It’s central location on the Cote D’Azur provides easy access to neighboring towns and cities, making it possible to soak in the charm and authenticity of Villefranche-Sur-Mer, and glamour and opulence in the heart of Nice, all in an afternoon. Key highlights include a walk down the Promenade des Anglais, a visit to the signature pebble beach, and stroll through the old town markets.
  • Monaco – Playground to the rich and famous, what Monaco lacks in size, it makes up for in character. Best known for being home to the Monaco Grand Prix and the Monte Carlo Casino, this lavish city more than lives up to it’s reputation. If it’s the super yacht high life you’re looking for, you’ll find no shortage of like-minded company in Monaco.
  • Antibes – Located between Nice and Cannes, Antibes boasts over a dozen public beaches. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities, but still offering plenty to see and do, Antibes is a great spot for a relaxing vacation.
  • Cannes – Thanks to the world famous film festival, Cannes has become synonymous with glamour and excitement, but remains surprising calm throughout the rest of the year. La Croisette, the city’s main street curves along the coast, offering high end shopping and hotels, extending directly into the Port Canto yacht harbor.
  • Tropez – Known for being a premier resort town, St. Tropez has an energetic nightlife, an abundance of gourmet restaurants, and delightful beaches, making it a perfect yachting getaway.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Internationally renowned, the Côte d’Azur is easily one of the world’s most iconic stretches of coastline. You can truly experience the best of both worlds as you take in the glitz and glamour of the larger cities, in between strolls through picturesque, post-card towns.

2. FRANCE : SOUTHERN CORSIC

THE LANDSCAPE

An Isle of Beauty. Home to magnificent architecture, natural beauty, mountainous rock formations, and sandy beaches.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bonifacio – Perched atop a cliff, Bonifacio offers dazzling views and a glittering harbor. Best known for the medieval houses that are built into the sides of limestone cliffs, and the narrow streets of old town that seem to lead straight into the sky.
  • Porto-Vecchio – Believed to be one of the most distinguished harbors in Europe, Porto-Vecchio has become a popular summer yachting destination. You won’t want to miss the beautiful white sand beach of Palombaggia, where the water takes on deep shades of blues and greens and is shaded by a parasol of pine trees.
  • Gulf of Porto– Appropriately deemed a UNESCO world heritage site, the coastline is bordered by red granite cliffs that plunge into an intense blue sea.
  • Calvi – Resembling the towns of the Côte d’Azur, Calvi glitters with sunny beaches, palm trees, and boutiques.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Easily accessible from France or Italy, Southern Corsica offers a change of pace from either of these destinations, and makes for an interesting and relaxing stop on your charter.

3. SPAIN: BARCELONA AND VALENCIA

THE LANDSCAPE

Both gothic and contemporary architecture, and celebrated golden beaches.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Barcelona Gothic Quarter – Between the Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and the Picasso Museum, there is no shortage of breathtaking and culturally significant landmarks to keep you busy in Barcelona. The newly developed Marina, Port Vell is only a short stroll away to the Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s famous main street, a perfect place to take advantage of the unique Spanish tapas culture and enjoy world class dining.
  • Valencia – One of the largest and most innovative cities in Spain, Valencia offers a mix of contemporary and historic sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Its beaches are wildly popular in the summer, and accommodate a variety of water sports and activities.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Barcelona and Valencia have so much more to offer than their spectacular beaches, and are perfect destinations for those looking to keep busy and embrace culture.

4SPAIN: THE BALEARIC ISLANDS AND IBIZA

THE LANDSCAPE

Turquoise waters, rugged landscape, and of course, a vibrant party scene.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ibiza – Known worldwide as a top party destination, Ibiza is the nightclub heart of the Mediterranean and hosts some of the world’s most sought-after DJs and celebrities.
  • Formentera – The neighboring Island to Ibiza, Formentera offers less formal tourism and some distance from the nightclub scene. An ideal choice for those looking for the beauty of Spanish beaches and crystal clear water without the hustle and bustle of mainstream Spain.

WHY WE LOVE IT

With an undying energy and luxurious atmosphere, it’s no wonder how Ibiza has become so widely recognized. If you’re looking for a party, there’s no greater place in the world.

5. MALTA

THE LANDSCAPE

Contrasting rocky stretches of coast and limestone cliffs with sheltered bays of crystal clear waters and red-gold beaches.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Grand Harbor – A natural harbor and breathtaking way to enter the city of Velletta. Velletta is Malta’s capital and a designated UNESCO world heritage site, renowned for its museums, palaces and grand churches.
  • Marsaxlokk Harbor – famous for its fish markets and decorative painted fishing boats, called luzzu, the charming village of Marsaxloxx is much more secluded from tourists, and provides a perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing at St. Peters Pool.
  • Blue Grotto – An enormous limestone arch on Malta’s southern coast that leads to a series of caves.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Whether you’re looking for sightseeing, sunbathing, swimming, cycling, climbing, or just relaxing, the island of Malta has something for everyone.