Have you ever imagined yourself aboard a lavish yacht, sipping champagne under the warm sun and setting course for some of the planet’s most exclusive and star-studded destinations? You’ve probably done it at least once.
You’re in luck if you’ve dreamt of sailing in style and glamour but don’t have the fat paycheck required to fuel a posh vacation. In this article, we’re taking you through the most popular yachting destinations for celebrities and famous personalities.
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It’s no secret that buying and owning a yacht costs a ridiculous amount of money. You might be wondering how you can make your dreams of sailing and vacationing in paradise a reality if you don’t have millions to spare.
What? You can travel in luxury if you rent one. Renting a boat for a weekend or longer trip is a great way to get access to celebrity yachting hotspots. Chartering a yacht is significantly cheaper than purchasing one. However, the prices can vary greatly depending on the size, the design, the condition and the amenities of the yacht.
So now let’s dive into the heart of the matter — our top celebrity yachting hotspot picks.
9 Top Celebrity Yachting Destinations
These destinations, from the sun-kissed beaches of St. Barts and the dramatic cliffs along the Amalfi coast, offer a peek into the extravagant lives of celebrities. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just dreaming of your first nautical adventure, these top picks promise a taste of the high life.
1. Portofino, Italy
If you’re seeking a dose of Mediterranean charm, Portofino is your go-to destination. The colorful fishing village of Portofino, with its colourful buildings that fall into the sea, is a favorite destination for celebrities like George Clooney, Madonna and Jeff Bezos.
But aside from taking in the vibrancy of the harbour, you can enjoy fine Italian cuisine and rub shoulders with the jet-set crowd at local cafés. You can also spend a luxurious vacation in Sicily if you have the time.
2. St. Barts, French West Indies
Known as the playground for the rich and famous, St. Barts has seen the likes of Jay-Z and Beyoncé yachting on its turquoise waters. The Caribbean island is known for its untouched beaches, natural beauty and a great place to anchor your boat and soak up the sun.
3. Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is a great place to party on the high seas. This Balearic island is a magnet for the world’s top DJs and A-list celebrities, including Paris Hilton. ‘The Revenant’ star Leonardo DiCaprio — with his close pal Tobey Maguire and other famous models — has even been recently seen yachting here.
Ibiza boasts a number luxury yacht clubs and world-class marinas. Its beautiful coastlines and secluded bays are perfect for intimate gatherings at sunset and private beach parties.
4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is the ultimate tropical destination. It’s a favorite of stars Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Snorkeling in turquoise lagoons is a must, as are overwater bungalows. The serenity and tranquility of the island will steal your heart.
5. Santorini in Greece
Santorini, with its blue-domed church and stunning sunsets is the perfect place for romance and relaxation. You might chance upon Tom Hanks or Kate Hudson while savoring the island’s charms.
Charter a boat to discover hidden coves. Lady Gaga, The Kardashians and other celebrities have enjoyed a swim in the crystal-clear water.
6. Cannes, France
This French Riviera jewel is home to the famous Cannes Film Festival and has been visited by many celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and others. Dock your yacht in the Old Port, and walk along the Promenade de la Croisette to experience Hollywood glamour.
7. Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, the Greek party isle that never sleeps attracted celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Alessandra Abrosio to its shores in previous years. True to its nickname, the playground for the rich and famous, Mykonos has recently hosted the world’s wealthiest person Elon Musk and singer Nicole Scherzinger.
After docking, you can dance at beachfront clubs, explore the town’s narrow streets, and meet lovely people. Try some ouzo.
8. Amalfi Coast, Italy
If you’re looking for dramatic coastline views and charming villages, the Amalfi Coast has it all. Spotted here were Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé. Enjoy Italian cuisine as you sail past towns like Positano, Amalfi and Amalfi.
Maldives provides privacy and luxury that is unmatched. Cristiano Ronaldo has even dived into this island paradise. This is one of the most popular diving spots on the planet.
Enjoy fine dining in the starlit sky, while you dive with whale-sharks and relax in an overwater villa. With your yacht docked safely, take a relaxing dip in the Indian Ocean and experience a spectacular view of Maldives’ vibrant marine life.
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These top celebrity yachting destinations give a look into the glamorous life of the rich. You may not have an agent in Hollywood, but you can still enjoy a life of luxury at these breathtaking locations.
Charter that yacht, grab your sunscreen and get ready for an adventure of a life time! You might even rub shoulders with some of your favorite celebrities along the way. Bon voyage!
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