How To Enjoy a Yacht Charter Like a Millennial
While yacht charters used to be reserved for the social elite and only those who were well acquainted with the high life would access the planet’s most exotic destinations, things have changed. Nowadays, the yachting industry caters for anybody with an interest in seafaring. Even those who have little to no knowledge about or experience of chartering a vessel can enjoy the water, yet a penchant for luxury is advisable. In the age of the millennial – when worldly experience is valued highly, technology is ingrained into culture, and a sense of adventure dominates collective consciousness – luxury yacht charters offer the perfect opportunity to explore spectacular regions, escape the stresses of life, and relax with loved ones. We’ve compiled the essential guide to help you enjoy yacht charters like a millennial.
The French Riviera: Glamour, Glitz and a Refreshing Spritz
With a thriving social scene and high-end amenities that include luxury spas, designer boutiques and decadent beach clubs, the French Riviera is the perfect destination for Millennials who love to party and relax in a place of unparalleled beauty. On your French Riviera charter yacht, you’ll cruise along the Cote d’Azur, from the cliffs of Monaco to the boutiques and beaches of St Tropez. With each new destination will unravel a canvas of charm, character and stunning scenery.
Luxury in Monaco
No matter where your French Riviera yachting itinerary may lead you, an indulgent experience awaits. You might start your charter in Monaco, with a spot of shopping in the exclusive boutiques of the Monte Carlo Pavilions, or you may even book in for a blissful spa afternoon at the Thermes Marins Monte Carlo. As night falls, there’s a stunning range of Michelin-starred restaurants to sample, or you could head to the iconic Buddha Bar before finishing the night at Jimmyz – one of the most famous nightclubs in the world.
Relaxed Fun by Cap Ferrat
As your yacht leaves Monaco and cruises down the coast in the shadow of the Alps, you’ll definitely want to drop anchor off the stunning headland of Cap Ferrat, where you can play on the yacht’s water toys or go ashore to the superb Paloma Beach Club.
Immerse Yourself in Culture in Antibes
Cruising past Nice, you’ll come to the walled city of Antibes, with its rabbit warren of pretty cobbled streets, Provencal market, and Picasso museum in a stone tower on the ramparts. On an Antibes yacht charter, you can either dock in the port among some of the largest superyachts in the world or you can drop anchor off Cap d’Antibes, where you’ll take a tender ashore to the ultra-famous Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, which has been a haunt of celebrities since the 1870’s. The Cap d’Antibes is also a splendid place for snorkelling and watersports, with incredible views back across the Bay of Angels to Nice.
Understand the Hype Surrounding Cannes
The next stop is glittering city of Cannes, where art deco hotels and the Palais des Festivals overlook the port, and beach clubs line the golden sands as far as the eye can see. Stroll the flagship boutiques along the Croisette, book a diamond dust facial at the Hotel Carlton Intercontinental, or laze the afternoon away on a deckchair surrounded by beautiful people at Z Plage at the Hotel Martinez.
If you time your Cannes yacht charter well, you’ll be treated to one of the incredible fireworks displays that shower the Riviera in colour and light in the summer months. Watch the show from your yacht or from one of Cannes’ lavish rooftop bars, before heading out for dinner at one of Cannes’ superb restaurants – perhaps the 2 Michelin-starred Palme d’Or or by the rooftop pool at the Michelin-starred Hotel Sea Sens. When dinner is done, it’s time to head to Baoli, one of the Riviera’s most fashionable clubs, where you can drink magnums of champagne on white Bali-inspired day beds or hit the open-air dance floor under the waving palms.
Indulge in the Famously Opulent St Tropez
After a morning spent exploring the tranquil islands off of Cannes, it’s time to cruise down the coast to one of the most iconic celebrity hotspots of the world: St Tropez. Your yacht will drop anchor at Pampelone Beach, the beach club capital of the world and an essential on any St Tropez yacht charter experience. After some swimming and a play on the yacht’s water toys, you’ll get dressed in your most glamorous beach attire for a late lunch at Club 55 or Bagatelle. If you’re getting into the party spirit early, a poolside lounger at Nikki Beach has your name on it as the DJs start to play.
Your yacht can then port in St Tropez, where you can enjoy some late afternoon boutique shopping or have cocktails on the yacht’s sun deck with friends. The atmosphere is electric as twilight falls, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants from which to choose, with the stylish Bar du Port a popular starting point for drinks and the three Michelin-starred La Vague d’Or the most prestigious table in town for dinner. Yet the real excitement begins when the night gets late, with two of the most elite nightclubs clubs on the planet opening their doors. Angle your way into Caves du Roy or the VIP Room, where magnums of champagne are shaken like rain and the world’s best DJ’s ensure the dance floor is full.
Step Aboard S/Y WALLY LOVE
A yacht charter on the French Riviera is the ultimate way to indulge, and S/Y WALLY LOVE is the ideal charter vessel for those who like to sail in style. A 29.70m maxi performance sailing yacht, WALLY LOVE is elegant, functional and luxurious: she comes complete with a stunning sea terrace with sun pads and a gorgeous sunken lounge on deck for candlelit meals under the sky. The yacht features a gorgeous, light–filled interior of cherry wood and soft white fabrics, with three staterooms accommodating up to eight guests. And with its black carbon fibre hull and gunmetal grey sails, S/Y WALLY LOVE ensures you make an impact as you sail between the beautiful ports of the French Riviera.