The island of Sardinia is rugged, untamed and surrounded by deep blue water. 80 secluded bays with pink sandy beaches make up the spectacular coastline. A luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean will give you insight into what enticed Aga Khan to this beautiful island in the 1960’s. After buying up 34 miles of the stunning coastline, the Costa Smeralda, he transformed it into the glittering enclave which it remains today. Rugged is a very fitting description for the French island of Corsica, where mountains loom over the beaches, impressive waterfalls and meandering rivers sculpt the landscape. On a yacht charter in the Mediterranean you will be able to witness these amazing places. The mountain villages are filled with unembellished stone houses and since this is France, you will also discover essential shops selling exquisite charcuterie.
Why Go: Sparkling surroundings, equally sparkling company in Sardinia, and nature at its most dramatic.
When to Go: June-September. The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in June kicks off Sardinia’s yachting season, this ends in early September with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
Essential Ports: St.Florent, Calvi Girolata, Porto, Bonifacio, Maddalena Archipelago, Porto Vecchio, and Porto Cervo.
Essential Experiences: Lunch at Cala di Volpe, dinner at Gianni Pedrinello, nightclubbing at Billionaire in Sardinia, lobster and platters of seafood at Le Vieux Moulin in Centuri, Corsica.
Local Favourite: In Sardinia, the rustic restaurant Lu Stazzu set in a grove of olive and juniper trees and showcasing the simple, earthy local dishes. In Corsica, homemade charcuterie produced as it has been by the family for five generations at U Stazzu in Ajaccio.