Who should try a sailing holiday in Croatia? Well, sailing holidays are so versatile and flexible they can be tailored to tick everyone’s boxes. They work on multiple levels so even if all the shipmates have different priorities they can all be pleased. Chartering a yacht and sailing around is the very best way to see Croatia. Add on a few days either end on the mainland and you can achieve perfection!
So let’s take a look at who should try a sailing holiday in Croatia. It is right for so many types of people… Which sort are you?
If the perfect holiday for you is all about seeing fresh things every day and exploring new pastures then sailing around on a yacht is exactly for you!
You don’t like the beach in-front of you ? No problem, pull up the anchor and choose a new one! You would like to go in a more quiet surrounding, current village is too much for you? No worries, drop off the mooring lines, there is another marvelous and calming place just around the corner.
Every day brings a new sunrise, new islands to explore, towns to visit, hills to climb. No day is the same, from the solitude of remote bays to wonderful Croatian towns buzzing with Mediterranean flair. Mix it up and keep it fresh, sailing around the islands is the best way to see Croatia for explorers.
Perhaps you have a fitness fanatic in the family? Well, they will be pleased as punch. Every morning, they can get up, dive in and swim off in the warm waters. They can engage their core, exploring on a Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) or off Kayaking around the bay.
Maybe they could hook up with one of the many active tourism sports events that are held in Croatia. From triathlons to marathons and trail races to MTB. Even if the organized events don’t appeal, there are great opportunities for hiking and cycling on the islands that are rewarded with mind blowing views.
You can take your time waking up to the gentle lapping of the sea. Enjoy a coffee and a spot of breakfast as you dangle your toes in the turquoise water and breathe in the fresh clean air. You could head to shore and enjoy another lazy coffee at the local bar, with a view of your yacht in the bay. After all, two coffees are better than one… and you might just fancy a fresh pastry to help it down! You are on holiday – what is the rush?!
Back on board, you can get down to some serious lounging. There are plenty of happy spots on a yacht. Whether you want sun or shade, or the best of both worlds. Put your feet up, pick up your favorite book, listen to some tunes or simply gaze at the horizon and clear your mind. The skipper will effortlessly sail you round to your next destination without you having to move a muscle.
Leave the noise, confusion, and stress of the world behind for a few days, or few weeks, and experience the freedom of solitude.
Children will rave about their amazing sailing adventure for years to come. Sailing in Croatia is suitable for all ages and a yacht charter can be the Perfect Family Holiday. All that fresh air and activity will have them positively glowing. Catamarans are very safe even for the youngest children and the gentle rocking motion of the waves on the bow will help them drift off to sleep each night after a day of exhilarating fun. The water is warm and inviting, so clear that even those who can’t yet snorkel can see all the fish. Learning to swim in these Adriatic waters will be a positive pleasure.
And It's Private - Having your own yacht for your family gives you the ultimate privacy. You can swim in the most beautiful hidden bays without crowds. Almost whatever bay you like, you can anchor there, even in the most hidden ones with no-people or only a few fellow sailors like you are, and swim in the Crystal blue sea, dive, or simply relax on the flamingo or air mattress…
You may worry that your older kids, the teenagers, might be bored. We have actually found that they blossom onboard. Away from the stresses and strains of social media they reintegrate into family life surprisingly well. In any case, all the yachts come with WiFi included so they won’t be completely cut off from their social life. And just think of the bragging rights! There are plenty of Instagram-able moments when you are on a yacht sailing around Croatia!
Some of our routes are more suitable than others. If you have teenagers that are looking for a bit of nightlife and the ability to go off on their own, then touring the central Dalmatian islands would be perfect. They will enjoy hanging out in Hvar. If they are old enough to take a trip away with mates, then Croatia has a vibrant music festival scene. They could take time out for a festival and join in with the family or club together to have a sailing adventure with mates.
It is not hard to sell the romantic appeal of a sailing holiday. Every day you can enjoy a private sunset wrapped up in the arms of your lover. As night falls, you can lie back together on the deck gazing up at a galaxy of stars. Sailing holidays are perfect for Honeymoons, offering new experiences, perfect intimacy and time to be together, away from it all.
No matter where you go and sail in Croatia, you will be greeted by wonderfully fresh, local food. With strong influences from Italy, Greece and Austria, Croatian food is packed full of flavor. The islands have some amazing fine dining restaurants as well as family-run konoba's that serve up a feast. Dubrovnik and Split both boast Michelin starred restaurants and there are a total of 24 on the recommended list throughout the region of Dalmatia. Food tourism is on the rise and special events are starting to gain prominence as tourists have tasted Croatia and want to come back for more!
There is no better way to get a taste of Croatia, than by sampling the food. Fresh from the sea and cooked in a wood-fired oven in the open air out the back of a local konoba. Served up on the terrace overlooking an idyllic bay where your yacht is peacefully moored.
If you are a wine lover, then you will not be disappointed by the Croatian wines. There is a wonderful selection of both whites and reds, grown on the slopes of the Dinaric Alps on the islands and along the mainland coast. There are plenty of vineyards to visit as you sail around the islands, especially on Hvar and Korčula.
Croatia has been positioned as the superyacht destination of choice in the Mediterranean for good reason. Amazing harbors, fantastic restaurants, wonderful waters, stunning views and superb shopping. We have a strong fleet of elite Crewed Catamarans to provide you with luxury accommodation during your sailing holiday. You will want for nothing, looked after by an attentive crew, on a full-spec catamaran loaded with sea toys and entertainment.
The thought of having your own private yacht charter with a skipper for a week or two may send you into panic, but a Sailing Holiday in Croatia really isn't as expensive as you first imagine. The cost for one week with a skipper is around the same as a week in a four-to-five-star hotel. And although you have ato factor in flights, food, fuel, and a few extras, the fact is you're getting your own private sailing villa which will be venturing to some destinations that you wouldn't be able to see otherwise. It is also such a 'different' type of holiday, so full of amazing new adventures every day, that you will enjoy so much.
So as you can see, the answer to the question ‘who should try a sailing holiday in Croatia?’ is anyone! Sailing holidays are so flexible that everyone can enjoy them, no matter what your age or interests. The best way to see Croatia is by allowing everyone on the holiday to make the most of their time. You can go on a voyage without the chores associated with traveling. No packing and unpacking, everything you need comes with you and you get to choose where to go and what to do. Go at your own pace, and change your mind whenever you like!
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