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Insider's guide: 4 of the best picnic spots in the Mediterranean

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Island of Tavolara, Sardinia

The best desert island picnic spot

Giancarlo Morelli — Island of Tavolara, Sardinia

Finding a secret waterside picnic spot in a secluded beach or remote cove – and enjoying a Mediterranean picnic prepared by your own chef – is one of the highlights of chartering or owning a superyacht. Here four Michelin-starred chefs — Alain Ducasse, Fabio Bragagnolo, Giancarlo Morelli and Antonio Mellino — reveal their favourite waterside picnic spots in the Mediterranean.

The best desert island picnic spot is on Tavolara, a tiny island off Sardinia.

Giancarlo Morelli says: “In Abbiadori, outside Porto Cervo, is a very good bakery and pasticceria called Sa Conca, as well as greengrocers and other shops that are supplied by local farmers and shepherds and offer real freshness and quality. And there are great places to moor up for a picnic. My favourite is the small island of Tavolara.”

Need to know: Tavolara is a tiny strip of land — just over three miles long and less than a mile wide — just off the northeast coast of Sardinia. The island claims to be one of “smallest kingdoms in the world”. It is run by a descendent of Giuseppe Bertoleoni, a sailor from Genova who came across the island in the late 18th century and proclaimed himself king.

How to get there by superyacht: The limestone island is just 10km off the Sardinian shoreline. It is easily accessible while enjoying a superyacht charter in Sardinia and is close to glamorous Porto Cervo which is one of the top Mediterranean party destinations.

Picture courtesy of Federico Rostagno/Shutterstock.com

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