Cruising around the Caribbean, island hopping in the Seychelles, and exploring the many islands of Indonesia – all three sound idyllic to me. These exclusive yacht cruises are combined with hotel stays for the ultimate holiday experience.
I am a big fan of cruise holidays, but the idea of sailing around the Caribbean on a luxury yacht has a different appeal to cruising on a 5000-passenger cruise ship! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to explore tiny islands in the Caribbean that cruise ships can not visit, to jump into the sea when you come across a hidden cove in the archipelago of Indonesia, or enjoy secluded bays on a catamaran cruise around the Seychelles? The phrase ‘it’s about the journey not the destination’ springs to mind. I have teamed up with Tropical Sky who offer yacht cruises from exclusive locations around the world. No matter which option you choose, you can expect an intimate yacht cruise with unforgettable memories.
7 Nights All Inclusive Grenada Stay And 7 Nights Grenadines by Yacht Cruise, from €2899 Including Flights
This sounds like a trip of a lifetime and one I would love to experience! You will start off this amazing holiday with a four-night stay in the Coyaba Beach Resort in Grenada, which just happens to be located on the world-famous Grand Anse Beach. This is constantly voted one of the top beaches in the Caribbean.
The Coyaba Beach Resort is also home to a freshwater pool with a swim-up bar, the perfect place to enjoy some cocktails and take advantage of the all-inclusive arrangement. There are plenty of water sports available and scuba diving is highly recommended here. If you prefer to stay on land, yoga, tennis and beach volleyball are available. The Coyaba Beach Resort hosts local musicians three times a week, so you can expect a relaxed but lively atmosphere.
After a four-night stay, you will board a luxury yacht for a seven-night cruise around Caribbean islands that, until now, you may have only dreamed about. With just 14 people onboard, including a captain and steward, yacht cruises like this are hard to beat! Visit breath-taking locations such as Petit St Vincent, Tobago Cays and tiny Sandy Island – are you convinced yet? With meals and drinks included, your toughest decision will be whether to swim in the crystal-clear waters, or stay onboard and enjoy the stunning sea views. There will be plenty of snorkelling stops, including a day at the vibrant reef in Tobago Cays, where you should be able to swim alongside turtles.
After this seven-night dream cruise, you will finish off your stay at Coyaba Beach Resort for the remaining three nights. Price of €2899 includes flights, a seven-night all-inclusive stay at Coyaba Beach Resort and a seven-night yacht cruise.View offer here
11 Nights Star Clipper Cruises With Bali Stay, from €3429 Including Flights
Star Clippers are traditional four-mast sailing ships and are heralded as the world’s most spectacular tall-ships. With two pools, a library and a large dining room, they beautifully combine the atmosphere of sailing with the comfort of modern cruising. There are two different itineraries to choose from, both offering journeys through Indonesia’s unspoilt islands. Highlights include visits to Lombok, the Gili Islands and Komodo Island, home to the famous Komodo Dragons and the stunning Pink Beach. Regardless of which itinerary you choose, your holiday will start with a three-night stay at the 5-star Pavilions Hotel in Bali and culminate with an over-night stay.
The Pavilions Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Sanur, Bali. All rooms are villa style with thatched roofs and four-poster beds, designed to reflect traditional Balinese architecture. Most villas, except the garden villas, have their own pool. This peaceful resort is designed for romance and relaxation and it receives outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. You can even take advantage of the butler service and dine in the privacy of your own villa.
Price of €3429 includes flights, a four-night stay at the Pavilions Hotel Bali and a seven-night yacht cruise.View offer here
7 Nights La Digue Dream Yacht Cruises With Seychelles Beach Stay, from €2589 Including Flights
With only 12 cabins, this intimate catamaran cruise will allow you to explore some of the Seychelles most beautiful islands over four days. Visit Coco Island, La Digue and Cousin Island before disembarking in Praslin. This seven-night holiday includes a pre-cruise, two-night stay at the highly rated Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort and a post-cruise, two-night stay at the romantic Coco de Mer Hotel, Praslin.
Your first cruise stop is Saint Anne Marine Park, one of the best locations for snorkelling in the Seychelles. This will be followed by visits to Coco Island and La Digue. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the crystal-clear waters, why not rent a bike and explore the intriguing island of La Digue? With no cars in sight, you are likely to spot many carts drawn by oxen on your journey. Cousin Island is your last stop, a nature reserve where you will get a chance to see the famous giant tortoises. You will then cruise to Praslin where you will spend your last two nights.
Price of €2589 includes flights, a four-night hotel stay and a three-night catamaran cruise. Talk to the dedicated team in Tropical Sky about extending your stay in the Seychelles – or why not combine it with a city break in Dubai or Istanbul?View offer here
Tropical Sky offer a range of cruise and long-haul holidays to destinations all over the world. Call one of their travel experts on 01 664 9999 to discuss any of these options, or to tailor-make a holiday to suit you. This post on exclusive yacht cruises was sponsored by Tropical Sky, but all views, as always, are my own.
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