We may be slightly biased but we believe a sailing holiday is one of the best holidays you can have. So, let us tell you some of the reasons you should book a sailing holiday this year.
A New Destination Everyday
One of the (many) great aspects of sailing is that you can be in a new destination every day – without the hassle of needing to pack all of your things and organise transport. Croatia has more than 1,000 islands dotted along its coast, and every island has picturesque towns, villages and nature to explore. Sail from island to island, or explore a handful of islands more intimately. From nature parks and coastal towns to the grandeur of ancient cities like Dubrovnik; create an itinerary that suits you and your interests.
Need inspiration? Check some of our route examples.
Avoid the Crowds
Given the current global situation of Covid-19, a sailing holiday offers you safety and peace of mind by avoiding crowds. When you charter a yacht, you instantly have your ‘bubble’ of friends or family. If you want to escape it all, you can spend your week moving from bay to bay, anchored in seclusion. Want to explore? Contact with crowds is still minimised by avoiding public transport or choosing ‘off-the-beaten-path’ destinations on your sailing itinerary. Either way, with a sailing holiday, you have more control and greater peace of mind.
Reconnect with Nature
Let’s be honest, 2020 was a weird and difficult year. For many people living in large cities, lockdown meant being disconnected from nature. There are numerous studies which discuss how important nature is for our overall health and well-being. Further still, there are studies which prove that being ‘near, in, on, or under the water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do’ (Blue Mind, Wallace J Nichols). Raising the sails connects you with the wind and reminds you to enjoy the journey. Days spent lying in the sun with a good book or swimming in crystal clear waters relax, rejuvenate and inspire.
A sailing holiday is the perfect way to disconnect from your daily stress and reconnect with nature.
Reconnect with Family and Friends
There is something truly special about time spent at sea that helps to reconnect family and friends. Even if you’ve just spent a lot of time together in lockdown, the pressures and stress of daily life tend to stay at home with us. Whereas once you throw away the bowlines and set sail, everything else melts away and what comes into focus is the present moment and the people around you. A yacht is the perfect setting for quality time – families and friends cook, swim, play, relax and explore together. If you want to reconnect with family and friends, a sailing holiday is just the answer.
Relax or Be Active, Your Holiday – Your Way
The beauty of a sailing holiday is that it can be as relaxed or active as you like – your holiday, your way. You can spend days sitting beneath the sails, mesmerised by the colours of the Adriatic and coastline, napping, relaxing, snacking while sipping on your favourite glass of wine… Or you can swim and enjoy water-sports (SUP, kayak, snorkel) or head ashore and explore – walk, hike, even bike. Better yet, you can always do a mixture of both. Even if you just want to relax, your daily swimming and sailing are enough to keep you from being completely sedentary, leaving you feeling both relaxed AND revitalised.
Sit Back and Relax on a Crewed Yacht Charter
If you want the ultimate holiday vibes, consider chartering a yacht with crew. If you charter with a skipper and/or hostess, you can expect to have an exceptional and stress-free sailing holiday. A skipper takes care of the yacht, pays attention to the weather and general safety of the yacht and crew. A local skipper also knows the best places to visit, anchor, and will tell you about the surroundings and give local recommendations. A hostess/chef will prepare and serve delicious meals, will keep the yacht in order and may even keep the little ones entertained. Chartering a yacht with crew ensures that all you need to do is sit back and relax.
More Affordable than you Think
There is a wide misconception that a sailing holiday is an expensive holiday, and while it isn’t a budget holiday, it is still more reasonable than most think. When you charter a yacht, it is your accommodation, transport and entertainment all-in-one, AND these costs can be split between friends or families. There are also numerous ways you can reduce the costs of a sailing holiday – like booking your charter early and your sailing dates outside of peak season, renting a sailing boat versus a motorboat and many other factors. Check our Budgeting for your Sailing Holiday blog for more detailed information or Sailing on a Budget to see how you can further reduce the cost of your sailing holiday.
A Sailing Holiday is Exactly the Holiday You Need
We could talk all day about the benefits of a sailing holiday but hopefully, by now, you are starting to get the picture. Contact us to learn more about yacht charter in Croatia, and let us help you have the best holiday ever.