If you plan on sailing the seven seas, or even just one of them, you’ll be enriched to know the best yacht ports in the world.
Going hand-in-hand with the jet set lifestyle, luxury vacation homes and five-star living, a superyacht is a perquisite for the billionaire boys and girls club.
From the tranquil waters of the French Riviera to azure depths of the Caribbean and the rocking party island of Ibiza, here’s four of the best yacht ports (and destinations) in the world.
Moor up to Miami
Surrounded by perfect blue waters and Miami mansions for rent, this is a city that attracts a high-calibre of client. As such, many of the luxury villas to rent in and around Miami come with their own private mooring for the superyacht collective.
Fully equipped to cater to its luxury audience, there is no shortage of yacht ports in Miami. Favourites include Coconut Grove, home to the U.S. Sailing Center and Miamarina at Bayside, within close proximity to the designer shopping mall nearby.
However, if there’s only one port to write home about, make it Miami Beach Marina. This bustling destination has plenty of space and access for boat owners, with easy access to the wider waters outside making it a firm favourite.
Come in February and you’ll be best placed for the Miami Yacht Show and international Miami Boat Show – unmissable events in the yachting calendar.
Residing in the Riviera
St Tropez is the place where high-rollers come to rub shoulders with the stars. When not staying on their elite superyacht, they can be found nestled in the sanctuary of their own luxury villas St Tropez.
Probably the most famous yacht port of all is Port de Saint Tropez. Spanning 700 berths across 22 acres of sun-kissed waters, it has been home to the super-elite since the 1950s. It still oozes glamour and aspiration even to this day.
Accommodating giant constructions of up to 70 metres, it’s a sailor’s paradise, with some of the most incredible yachts in the fleet living here. Better still, it’s in close reach to the many delightful bars, restaurants and boutique boltholes in the friendly neighbourhood.
Bathe in the beauty of Saint Barth
Where beach life is the way of life, Saint Barth has no shortage of space to moor up and nestle in to its sublime surroundings. Much like all of the island, luxury villas in Saint Barths are highly-sought after by its discerning visitors.
The lively spot of Gustavia is where you’ll find the largest port on the island. Here you will also find the charm of Saint Barths yacht club, a popular spot during its famous regatta.
High times in Ibiza
Simon Cowell, P Diddy and Lionel Messi are just some of the megastars that have made Ibiza’s yacht scene as famous as it’s clubbing.
Although this hedonistic island is home to luxury Ibiza rentals, many A-listers live between dry land and smooth waters on their superyachts. There’s several beach bars such as Blue Marlin often frequented by its yachtsmen.
With 24/7 nightlife and entertainment such as Pacha on its doorstep, Ibiza town is an unlikely backdrop for this rich and famous hangout. However, Ibiza Town Marina is one of the key spots to see and be seen in the world of luxury yachts. The quays and jetties are also popular for a mid-evening stroll too.
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