Romance Afloat! Your Guide to a Yacht Bound Honeymoon
Guide to the Best Honeymoon Yacht Charter Destinations
Looking for the ultimate way to kick off your happily ever after? There may be no finer means to spend one-on-one time with your love than aboard a luxury charter yacht. Picture yourselves in the most luxurious and private of settings, indulging in breathtaking views, the most heavenly of surroundings, gourmet cuisine, and full-on pampering. Not to mention all of the beautiful and remote ports of call you can visit! Get some inspiration with our picks for the year’s most romantic yacht charter destinations and live out your ultimate honeymoon fantasy!
Come to Nice on a French Riviera yacht charter, feast on Provencal cuisine, relax on the beach, and watch the sun set from the Promenade des Anglais. Couples who enjoy art can visit the Musée Matisse, which houses the artist’s work in a 17th-century villa set inside an olive grove. Couples can take a stroll though the famous flower market in the heart of Nice and pick up some blooming bouquets. You must also visit Castle Hill, a popular attraction where you can see striking views of the village and sea below. Newlyweds can relax on the benches, take a stroll though the parks, and even enjoy refreshments at the cafes. Make your way over to Old Town and grab a cup of coffee as you walk along the shore of the Promenade de Anglais. Don’t forget to bring your camera because these pictures are going to make that photo album the most memorable of them all. Lovebirds can explore the Mediterranean by taking the Train des Pignes through the villages and up the mountains. Watch the sunset over the Bay of Angels and then make your way over to the romantic roof terrace restaurant for some cocktails and relaxation.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Italy itself is known as one of the most romantic places in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site fronting the Mediterranean is an idyllic honeymoon destination with its stacks of pastel-coloured houses set amid the cliffs. The main catch for newlyweds enjoying a Cinque Terra yacht charter is definitely The Via del Amora, known as the path of love. Here, couples can put a lock on the guardrail of the walkway as a symbol of their love. They can write their names on it, a vow, or even their wedding date. Lovebirds should also visit the bench that is in the shape of a couple holding each other kissing. Couples that sit on the bench are encouraged to kiss each other to show their love for one another. You can also enjoy all of the small restaurants through out the villages in this area and get some delicious Italian food. Couples who like to stay active can visit many different hiking trails including Monterosso al Mare, the Cinque Terre trails, or the Scalinata Lardarina. Then, newlyweds can sit down for a romantic dinner and some wine at Enoteca da Eliseo, Nessun Dorma Cinque Terre, or Trattoria Dal Billy, all known for their romantic atmosphere and superb cuisine.
Get whisked away on a romantic yacht charter vacation in the Greek Islands where you are sure to fall in love all over again with breathtaking views of the deep blue sea from the cliff-perched towns of Santorini. Soak up the Mediterranean sun all day and enjoy one of the world’s best sunsets at night. Nothing says romance like a nice glass of wine, so head over to the vineyards for a day of wine tasting and toast to your significant other about your love. Then, make your way to the Red Beach for some swimming and hiking. Nothing says love like the color red. Journey over to the Black Beach and soak up the sun on that hot black sand. Then, take a mud bath in the hot springs by the volcano and make sure you give each other some muddy massages. After a day in the sun, take your new wife over to Fira for some shopping where you can spoil her with unique and stunning jewelry made from the islands very own lava rocks. There’s no better souvenir than that. Finally, wind down at one of the numerous bars or restaurants Santorini has to offer and watch the striking sunset over the waters.
Bora Bora immediately conjures up an image of a newlywed paradise — romantic overwater bungalows and miles of sun-soaked beaches. During your yachting holiday in Bora Bora, hike up Mount Otemanu, snorkel beside your loved one in the reefs, or parasail through the sky. Couples can enjoy the glass bottom boat tours, explore the Art du Pacific, or even visit the Lagoonarium. The romance on Bora Bora is never ending. Rent an overwater bungalow with a private balcony and have your breakfast brought straight to you. Watch as canoe’s filled with flowers pass by in the water just for your viewing. Enjoy a beautiful picnic on a private beach on a motu, or share a lagoon-vie table at one of the many restaurants in Bora Bora. End the night with a romantic sunset sail aboard a private catamaran just for the two of you, and enjoy the music and sound of the waves as you sink into your honeymoon romance.
Want to honeymoon on an exotic beach without packing a passport? Get whisked away to paradise on a Hawaii yacht charter. Hawaii is one of the most popular spots to honeymoon in the world, for good reason. Explore beautiful beaches, rain forests, volcanoes and waterfalls. Start off your day by watching the sunrise over Mount Haleakalas summit and bond over the endless beauty this island has to offer. Take a journey with your loved one as you go horseback riding through the scenic trails of Hawaii. Enjoy a beach photo shoot with Natalie Brown, known for photographing romantic getaways. Enjoy a relaxing day at a spa, or go sight seeing on the island. Spend your evening at Paradise Cove Luau where you’ll get to experience the life of the locals and feast in traditional Hawaiian cuisine. Take a helicopter tour during the sunset or on a Friday night to experience the fireworks from Waikiki, or take a sailing cruise from Kewalo Basin for a Makani sunset and fireworks dinner.
What keeps newlyweds traveling across the globe to the Indian Ocean? The Maldives white-sand beaches, exotic atmosphere, and world-famous snorkeling and diving beacon attract honeymooners year after year. Enjoy diving and snorkeling amongst the variety of reefs and crystal waters the Maldives have to offer. On your Maldives yacht charter, explore the capital city of Male, which is one of the most exotic places to visit for your honeymoon. Indulge yourself in a romantic massage with your loved one and rejuvenate yourself on your honeymoon so you leave feeling more relaxed than when you came. Take a ride in the romantic submarine as you explore the depths of the ocean, or go for a sunset cruise and dinner on the calm waters of the sea. Relax in the paradise of the island as you lie out on the beaches, soak up the sun, and bask in the moonlight. Finally, take a stroll along the bioluminescent beach and discover the nature of the glowing creatures that lie in the sand.
Dubrovnik, often called the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’, is a picture- perfect honeymoon Croatia yacht charter destination strewn with old world charm. The pristine beaches that this tranquil city has to offer will make every romantic lose his/her heart. Start off your morning with a romantic kayak paddle around the city. Explore the hidden cove in Lokrum Island and bask in the crystal clear waters of the bay. Step out of the kayaks and explore the island for a little. Go snorkeling in the waters or even have a picnic on the island and cherish the beautiful views. Take a cable car up to the summit and surround yourself with the scenery of the beautiful Dubrovnik. Then, make your way over to the ancient city walls where you can grab drinks at the secret bar of Café Buza. This little hole in the wall bar is hard to find, but definitely worth the hunt. If you’re hungry for some local food, head over to Taverna Otto and share a delectable dessert with your loved one.
Nothing says romance like a castle, and St. Peter Castle should definitely be on your list of must see’s during your honeymoon yacht charter in Turkey. Take your loved one over to blue voyage and enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean. Newlyweds love relaxing on the beaches of Bodrum, such as Gumbet, Turgutreis, and the small bay of Bardakci. Lovers can also go for a ride on the camels, visit the iconic mosque, or go to the antique theater. There are a bunch of tiny streets around Bodrum for newlyweds to run off and explore, so get lost with your loved one and discover new places. Couples can also visit museums such as the Zeki Muren Arts Museum, the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology, and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. For a romantic night, make your way over to the Restaurant La Pasion, which is known for offering a very romantic evening and a romantic atmosphere as well.
Enjoy a blissful tropical honeymoon on a Caribbean yacht charter with a visit to Anguilla. The tiny island is idyllic for lovers that wish to spend a quiet, relaxed, and laid back holiday surrounded by pure natural beauty. Lounge on the beach of da’Vida and enjoy the Caribbean chic of the island. Walk along Crocus Bay and enjoy the views of the rocks, which colors range from purple, blue and greens. Spend the day with no distractions at Little Bay, where you can swim, rest on the beach, and even do some climbing with your loved one. Watch the beautiful sunset from Crocus Bay and get ready for a romantic dinner at Barrel Stay where the food is scrumptious and the atmosphere is soothing. Couples can also enjoy a romantic dinner at E’s Oven, Hibernia, Pimm’s at Cap Juluca, Coba at Viceroy Anguilla, or Veya.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Riviera Maya, bathed in clear sunshine by day and glittering starlight by night is a heavenly retreat for the newly wed. Opulent beaches are only the beginning of a dream holiday Riviera Maya yacht charter. Start your day off at the secluded beach in the Sian Kaan Biosphere just south of Tulum. Frolic around the beach with your loved one and enjoy drinks on the beach and a nice picnic. Enjoy cocktails at the Alux in Playa del Carmen and enjoy the views of the colored lights and relaxing lounge music. Take a sunset sail on a catamaran where you can eat snacks, enjoy drinks, and relax as a couple. Then, end your night at La Lunita where you can enjoy a full moon dinner overlooking the beach.