While most of the people have already embraced the beautiful colors of autumn, some of us are still thinking of those glorious days of summer that came with sailing trips, swimming sessions and epic boat parties.
But what if you could still sail on warm waters, what if you could enjoy a fresh cocktail under a sunny sky… what if summer lasted forever? It’s not just an idea to stir up your imagination; it is a choice you can make right here, right now.
There are hundreds of incredible places where summer lasts all year long and we chose the best for you! Yes, now you can book a berth for your boat in the world’s most exotic and exquisite marinas. All you need to do is pick your favorite place, reserve a mooring for your boat online and get ready for a new sailing experience. The crystal clear waters, the soft white sand and the warm breeze are already there, waiting for you.
So here is our list of 9 new dream destinations and just as many reasons to start planning your next sailing adventure:
1. Saint Lucia
The eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is a perfect mix of white sand beaches, unspoiled rainforest, green pastures and majestic mountains, complemented by a tropical weather and friendly people. This gorgeous island is a favorite destination with honeymooners and adventurers alike.
Recommended marinas in Saint Lucia:
The French side of Saint Martin Island, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is known for its laidback lifestyle and gourmet restaurants. From the stunning tropical gardens of Anse Marcel and the traditional fishing village Grand Case, to the gentle breeze at Baie Nettle and the breathtaking Friars Bay beach, Saint-Martin is a complete destination.
Recommended marinas in Saint-Martin:
Every image from Seychelles looks like it was made in Photoshop, since this archipelago in the Indian Ocean was blessed with exquisite beaches, lush hills and secluded coves. The writer Jean-Bernard Carillet said it best: “When I think of the Seychelles all the colours in my mind go electric. The sun reflecting off the white sand, turquoise water, green jungles and fiery sunsets make everything surreal, a tropical dream-come-true.”
Recommended marinas in Seychelles:
The modern city of Singapore is defined by its iconic skyline, which includes the famous Marina Bay Sands resort, but there’s much more to this city state than meets the eye. Explore the streets and you’ll find an interesting mix of colonial buildings, Chinese shops and skyscrapers. The city is also a food lover’s paradise, with a diverse range of dining options.
Recommended marinas in Singapore:
5. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, boasts 1,600km of golden sand beaches, making it the ideal destination for beach lovers. History buffs will also love this country, whose early settlements date back 3,000 years. The ruins of the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Digamadulla are among the most visited destinations in South Asia and the Sigiriya rock fortress is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Recommended marinas in Sri Lanka:
6. Trinidad and Tobago
Located just 11 km off the coast of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago is considered the gateway to the southern Caribbean. It has a rich colonial history, having been exchanged between Spain, France, the Netherlands and Great Britain, resulting in a unique cultural mix. Trinidad is famous for its carnival, the second largest in the world after Rio de Janeiro.
Recommended marinas in Trinidad and Tobago:
- Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club
- Crews Inn Hotel and Yacht Club
- Coral Cove Marina Hotel & Conference Centre
7. Turks and Caicos Islands
One of the Caribbean’s most exclusive destinations, Turks and Caicos caters to the rich and famous: from luxury hotels and spas, fine dining restaurants and $18 cocktails, this is not your average destination. Surrounded by the third largest coral system in the world and turquoise green waters, Turks and Caicos has clean sandy beaches, with Grace Bay Beach voted the best in the world in 2016 by Trip Advisor.
Recommended marinas in Turks and Caicos Islands:
8. US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands are located east of Puerto Rico, consisting of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, each with a character of its own. The Danish influences are evident on Saint Croix, where you’ll find the historic towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted, while Saint John is a pristine national park with world-renowned beaches such as Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay and Salt Pond Bay. Saint Thomas is the site of the capital Charlotte Amalie, the most visited port in the Caribbean.
Recommended marinas in US Virgin Islands:
9. Wallis and Futuna
The little known islands of Wallis and Futuna are located in the middle of the Polynesia/Melanesia region, 230 km apart from each other. The capital, Mata-Utu, is located on Wallis, also known as Uvea, a fairly flat island with historical ties to Tonga. The less developed Futuna, tracing its cultural roots to Samoa, is a remnant of an extinct volcano, as is the nearby uninhabited island of Alofi.
Recommended marinas in Wallis and Futuna: