Written by Missy Johnston
Cocktails on a Private Beach
“Being waited on hand and foot, with the beautiful water around me, my own private chef preparing exactly what I wanted to eat and drink . . . everything I desired was right there at my fingertips. It’s the ultimate escape.”
These are actual words spoken by one of our clients after she returned from her private yacht charter vacation, and they perfectly sum up everything we aim to offer—a luxury pampered vacation. And who doesn’t want to be pampered? In fact, right now, we all need some extra TLC. So, here it is—the top ten ways to spoil yourself on a luxury yacht charter vacation. We also included our pro tips and insider information for you to start planning the vacation of a lifetime.
10 Ways To Pamper Yourself On a Luxury Yacht Charter
Beautiful Secluded Beach
1. Crowds? What crowds?
Sometimes all we need to unwind and relax is a little peace and quiet, and there’s no better place to get it than aboard a private charter yacht. This is a trip filled with fun as you create lasting memories while enjoying one of the best vacations you have ever had! Your group can choose to remain on board for total privacy or the crew can have all of the water toys out for fun in the water. Your captain can even anchor in an idyllic cove for a picnic on a totally secluded beach. It’s your own slice of paradise!
Insider tip: A luxury yacht vacation in the South Pacific and Asia is packed with isolated anchorages and deserted beaches, many of which can only be reached while on vacation on a charter yacht. Explore Myanmar or French Polynesia.
Chef Prepares Cuisine on Luxury Yacht Charter
2. Eat, drink, and be merry!
Every luxury yacht charter comes with a private chef, ready to handcraft each and every meal to your liking. Enjoy a gourmet dinner on the top deck, and dine under the stars. Sip a custom cocktail as you reflect on the day. For those traveling with children, your private chef can make everyone happy. The kids can dine on mac ‘n cheese and chicken fingers, while the adults indulge in a bowl of freshly made pasta in a white cream sauce, topped with porcini mushrooms or black truffles. Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions can still partake in the fun, as your private chef can accommodate everyone’s needs perfectly. A private yacht charter vacation is also a wonderful opportunity to sample the local flavors and cuisine with your chef visiting the local markets for fresh ingredients from the region for your onboard cuisine. Or, your captain can make a reservation ashore at one of the top restaurants. Bon appetit!
Insider tip: Italy, the Caribbean, Croatia, and New England are just some of the amazing destinations offering mouth-watering and special local cuisine. Read more here.
Serenity on Private Yacht Charter
3. Get personal
A luxury yacht charter vacation is 100 percent personalized for you and your guests. We work with you to customize the vacation to make sure everyone on board enjoys their favorite activities and everything there is to see and do in each port. Sunbathe on the top deck or at a private beach, paddleboard to your heart’s content, snorkel above coral reefs, swim with penguins, shop in the local markets and boutiques, explore historic sites and museums—the list goes on. Do as much or as little as you like. Spend some time alone, plan some group outings with your friends and family, and remember—you’re always free to change your mind at any time. Just tell your captain what you want to do. It’s that easy!
Insider tip: Explore Greece on a completely personalized schedule.
Relaxing When & Where You Want To
4. And then get flexible
No, we’re not talking about yoga (although feel free to enjoy a morning meditation during a gorgeous sunrise). The flexibility we’re talking about is in your itinerary. We work with you ahead of time to plan your yacht charter itinerary to match it to your requests and preferences. This is a big advantage over a by-the-cabin charter, where travelers have no say in the itinerary. Perhaps you fall in love with a certain location or anchorage . . . just let your captain know, and the itinerary is changed so you can stay a little longer. There’s no hotel room to book. You set the pace of all of the activities and decide when you want to linger and when you’re ready to move on. You’re the one in charge.
Insider tip: One of the biggest benefits of working with a private yacht charter broker is that they know all about the special “insider recommendations” in each location. No matter where you travel, they can help you plan the perfect itinerary. Learn more here.
Water Toy Fun
5. Unwind in the water
Water can be very healing and good for the soul. And there are so many ways to enjoy water on a private yacht charter. Take in the amazing views of the crystal clear waters as you cruise from one anchorage to another. Explore the water in a kayak or take the jet ski out for an adventure. Get up close and personal with local sea life while snorkeling. Or just relax and float in all of the glorious water surrounding your yacht and release all of your cares. And don’t forget to enjoy the water right on board your charter yacht, depending on the yacht you choose. A lovely dip in the onboard pool or jacuzzi is one of the best ways to wind down and soak it all in. Feeling relaxed yet?
Insider tip: The Bahamas are known for miles of warm, crystal clear blue-green waters, and, of course, you can’t go wrong with the Caribbean.
Five Star Service
6. A crew just for you
Forget about calling for room service or a bellhop. Your crew is your own private team, delivering concierge services around the clock. Thirsty or hungry? Need an extra towel? Do the kids want to float in the water while you sunbathe? Ask and you shall receive! Every crew member is there to serve, and your group is the focus of their attention. From themed dinner nights to treasure hunts, your crew is more than happy to create fun and go the extra mile, forging lasting memories for everyone on board. Looking for some inspiration? Some of our past favorites have been an onboard casino night and murder mystery night. So sit back and relax while your crew spoils you.
Insider tip: Learn more about what to expect from your private yacht charter crew.
Family on Luxury Yacht Charter
7. Time with (or without) the kids
No matter how much we love our little ones, sometimes we just need a break. On a private yacht charter the kids can come along and still have their own fun. Let a crew member take the older kids out for some water fun, while the adults go shopping or lay under the sun on the top deck. The young ones can even have their own kid-friendly dinner and movie night with buttery popcorn, while the adults have a later dinner starting with a wine tasting from a local boutique winery. If your kids are older however, you may long for the days when they used to call out for mommy and daddy. Well, now’s your chance to make new memories with a trip they’re sure to enjoy. There is so much to see and do, on land and at sea. Reconnect with your teens or make new connections with grandkids. Spend family time the way you want.
Insider tip: Check out our tips for travelers of all ages, from little ones to more seasoned individuals.
On board Therapeutic Massage
8. Calm the body and renew the soul
Everyone has their preferred way to destress, but one thing is for sure—everyone can find a way to calm the body and renew the soul on board a private charter yacht. Maybe your ideal day starts with a workout in the onboard gym, a hike ashore, or a swim in beautiful warm waters (if you’re in a warm water location). Perhaps watching the sunrise each morning brings you a sense of peace and renewed energy, or watching a beautiful sunset gives you a sense of calm at the end of the day. Maybe watching the local marine and wildlife in their natural habitats will inspire and revive you. Whatever it is, it’s here, waiting for you. Disembark having re-energized your body and soul.
Insider tip: Hike through the virgin forests in Alaska or take in the amazing sunsets on Santorini.
Luxury Yacht Charter
9. Do nothing at all
For some, there is no better way to be pampered than to have the opportunity to do nothing at all. Escape the stressors and rush of everyday life. Leave all your worries behind the second you step aboard your luxury charter yacht. Regardless of your destination, this is your chance to relax and unwind. You might even want to spend some time “off the grid,” free from electronic distractions. Enjoy breathtaking views, soak up the sun, swim in beautiful waters, and lay on secluded beaches. Take advantage of every amenity that might be on board—jacuzzis, saunas, gyms, water toys, king size beds, private baths, exquisite meals, and five-star service. Lay back and let your captain and crew treat you like royalty. From start to finish, it’s all about you!
Insider tip: Take your sweetheart to see one of the most romantic spots on Earth in the Great Barrier Reef or just enjoy the calm waters of the Florida Keys.
Private Yacht Charter
10. A luxury hotel on water
Think of your private charter yacht as your own personal luxury hotel. Only there are no lines, no wait times, and everyone on staff is there to serve just you and your guests—no one else. The menu is prepared exactly to your specifications, meals are at any time you desire, activities are planned according to your schedule and preferences. And the accommodations are simply outstanding. With comfortable beds in private staterooms and ensuite bathrooms, a private charter yacht truly is a personal luxury experience, depending on your choice of yacht. Take some time to browse our database of charter yachts to see what’s possible. We’d love to help you find the perfect match for your escape.
Insider tip: Detox in the natural spa of the Pink Water Lake at Las Salinas de Torrevieja or indulge in a week on a super yacht in the French Riviera.
Anything is possible on a luxury vacation on a private yacht charter. Are you ready to get away from it all and get pampered? We make the planning process easy, putting our expertise to work pulling out all of the stops to create the perfect luxury getaway. That’s right. You will even be pampered during the planning process. That’s what we’re here for. Contact us today—you deserve it!