The coastline of the Mediterranean is home to some the world’s most beautiful scenery and unrivalled sailing opportunities. There is no better way to experience the region than by cruising between idyllic locations on your co-owned luxury yacht. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most romantic destinations to enable you to maximise your Mediterranean escapade with your loved one.
Eze, French Riviera
Drop anchor off the coast to visit the charming, unique town of Eze. Perched on rock overlooking the St Jean-Cap Ferrat peninsula, the medieval village of Eze centres on the ruins of a 12th century castle. Located in the heart of the Cote d’Azur, it offers jaw-dropping views and sunsets from the romantic cafes and restaurants that line its cobbled streets. Eze is a refreshing change of pace from St Tropez and Cannes, but you’re just as likely to spot some celebrities in the area due its quixotic environment. Cars cannot access the village, which means that you can enjoy strolling hand-in-hand with your loved one in a peaceful location.
Cinque Terre (‘Five Lands’) is a stunning stretch of coast in northern Italy where craggy cliffs blend with stacks of pastel-coloured houses and terraced vineyards. All five villages are beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites, but Riomaggiore, the southernmost of the five villages, benefits from slightly fewer tourists and is a little more low-key. It’s easy to sail to all the villages from here and sample some of the charming restaurants, which serve delicious locally fished anchovies. Alternatively, take a wander through the cobbled streets and sun-soaked piazzas linking arms, before stopping for a romantic glass of wine at a cosy bar.
Imagine exploring the magnificent coastline of Corsica, with a loved one, from the privacy of your own yacht: the wind rustling your hair, the stunning scenery providing a romantic backdrop and the gentle bob of the vessel, as you glides into Ajaccio – Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthplace. There is nothing more idealistic than the breath-taking beauty of the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean, which combines a rich history, exotic wildlife and white sandy beaches. It really is an enchanting place, in which you can escape from everyday stresses and share new memories with the one you love.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Don’t be fooled by the image of mass tourism in the Balearics; away from the resorts you’ll find beautiful pine forests, traditional mountain villages and secluded deep blue coves. Best of all, Palma is home to a major marina – the perfect base from which you can explore the rest of the island. The vast cathedral looms across the horizon and is beautifully illuminated at night. The old town is a labyrinth of streets, boutiques and intimate restaurants. Discover it, in awe, with your partner.
The Mediterranean’s deep blue waters undoubtedly set the stage for one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world. While financing your romantic adventure may seem unrealistic, investing in fractional boat ownership makes living this dream lifestyle a possibility. Shared boat ownership provides an ideal way to make the most of your leisure time whilst exploring some of the most romantic locations on Earth. Pine-covered mountains, cobbled streets, ancient fortresses, secluded bays and much more await you in this magical corner of Europe.