SARDINIA LUXURY YACHT CHARTERS
Sardinia’s scalloped bays, shimmering sands and dramatic coastline have long-since been the playground of Hollywood starlets and the yachting elite. With some of the most exclusive harbours, hotels and restaurants in the western Mediterranean, a luxury yacht charter in Sardinia seamlessly combines sun-soaked glamour with timeless elegance and natural beauty. Party in the hotspots and escape to secluded islands and jaw-dropping marine parks.
Sardinia yacht season and weather
Sardinia is hot and dry from May to October with the island enjoying an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. Peak charter months are July and August, though June is also an excellent time to charter. August is particularly busy as most Italians take their holidays during this month.
Most rain falls between October and February, giving much of Sardinia a lush and verdant character. Visitors may well experience balmy summer days in March and April, though evenings will be cool during this time of year. The prevailing wind is north westerly, which can be particularly significant on the Strait of Bonifacio.
Sardinia superyacht charter itineraries
Some luxury yacht charters will combine the magic of Sardinia with French-held Corsica – the islands lie in a north to south run, with Corsica sitting off Sardinia’s northerly tip.
On Corsica, visit the historic capital of Porto-Vecchio, discover the UNESCO wonders of the Lavezzi islands and marvel at the houses perched atop the windswept bluffs in Bonifacio before cruising south to the majestic La Maddelena archipelago.
The spectacular islands of La Maddelena lie 10 nautical miles off the Sardinian coast and offer crystalline waters and rose-coloured sands. While away long, languid sunny days around Caprera, Spargi, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Budelli and Razzoli, and discover some of Sardinia’s best beaches and the island’s breathtaking lagoons.
From La Maddelena it ’s just 10 nautical miles to the superyacht haven of Porto Cervo and Sardinia’s glittering Costa Smeralda. Home to some of Europe’s most expensive residences and exclusive hotels, Porto Cervo pulsates during the summer season and its bars and exclusive restaurants promise a great night ashore.
Around 10 nautical miles south of Porto Cervo, the resort village of Porto Rotondo’s turquoise waters, pristine beaches and charming piazzas will prove irresistible. Cruise 20 nautical miles to Olbia’s café-lined squares and further south to the caves near Cala Luna, where the peaks of Gennargentu National Park provide a dramatic backdrop and the snorkelling is excellent. Nearby Cala Goloritzé is another natural wonder.
Historic Cagliari crowns Sardinia’s southern edge, and a litter of pretty coves and tiny villages then await. With vineyards inland and towns steeped in history, the island of Sardinia is rich in gastronomic and cultural offerings.
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Getting to Sardinia
Olbia, Alghero and Cagliari airports handle commercial and private jets.
Many visiting charters will arrive from the west coast of Italy. Corsica and Sardinia run north to south.
It is quite possible to enjoy the riches of Sardina’s north coast before or after exploring the western coast of Italy.