Choosing the right sailing holiday can be a bit confusing. You need to ask yourself a lot of questions before picking up the perfect one and before booking one – they can be so expensive, and you don’t want to be paying all that money for a holiday that doesn’t quite live up to your expectations.
There are many factors that you need to determine before you stick the deposit down on a sailing vacation – we look at some of the key factors below.
- Laid-back and relaxed cruising.
- Wildlife and adventure.
- Water activities and sports.
- Romantic sailing vacation.
- Taste delicious local cuisine.
- Explore the culture, heritage, and history.
- Night parties.
- Discover bustling harbors and towns.
- Spend peaceful and quiet nights at anchorages and bays with your family.
- A combination of the above
Some of the best sailing destinations in the world are in the Mediterranean, and they offer a mix of all of the above, along with reliable winds and sunshine - and amazing ice cream! If it’s a lively nightlife you’re after, these are our top picks…
- The Dalmatian Islands in Croatia
The Dalmatian Islands is the real winner for nightlife. The islands near Split - especially Hvar – are the hottest places right now to go mad on the nightlife. Sunset and beach clubs, late night clubs, and after-hour clubs can be some of the best destinations for sailing vacationers. The best time to visit Croatia is the summer season. You can anchor your yacht at a nearby anchorage and enjoy the whole night at one of the all-night-open bars and clubs.
- The Saronic Islands in Greece
The Saronic Islands are a combination of various islands that attract party people from across the world. Greece is not only famous as a picturesque sailing destination, but also a place to enjoy the best of life. Hydra, Aegina, and Poros have the most lively bars and nightclubs for you to chill and enjoy some drinks. You can chill and relax during the day and party hard at night in Greece.
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- The Cyclades Islands in Greece
The Cyclades are famous for being beautiful, but also being party hotspots. They are also considered fairly off-beat places as a sailing destination because they can be tricky to sail to. The well-known party islands are Ios, Santorini, and Mykonos.
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- The Balearic Islands in Spain
- Amalfi Coast in Italy
When you sail to Italy’s Amalfi Coast, you get a high-end vibe. You start to feel that the place is of a high class and you will never be able to fit in with the locals - it is the best place to spot celebrities, sports stars, and rich personalities because the Amalfi Coast is bustling with exclusive nightclubs and bars on islands like Capri and Ischia.