Want to watch a chukka or two while spending some time on shore? Sophia Wilson reviews the world's best destinations for watching polo, specially for the horse-loving members of the superyacht crowd.
Credentials: The rugged landscapes of Montenegro may not be closely associated with the Sport of Kings – but it wasn’t considered a superyacht destination a decade ago, and look how quickly that changed. The communist-era naval port of Porto Montenegro is once again at the heart of the revolution with its new arena bringing four hooves to its shores. Surrounded by the fjord-like Boka Bay, its emerald waters provide a sparkling, postcard-perfect backdrop.
What to watch: Following the inaugural event in 2019, Polo in the Port will take place again next August (6 to 8). Four teams will compete at the pop-up waterside venue and there will be a busy social programme, ending with a party by the beach club’s iconic infinity pool.
Pretty woman: No problem if you haven’t packed with polo in mind, its waterfront shopping promenade is packed with designer brands including Valentino, Victoria Beckham and Gucci.
Hoof healing: Tired feet from all that divot stomping? Enlist the help of the cavernous spa within the marina’s Regent Hotel. Try the rose hydrating foot treatment, where your tootsies will be wrapped in a rose gel to allow deep penetration of the oil. If you want total privacy the spa will send therapists directly to your yacht.
Best by boat: It’s hard to imagine a more easily accessible event by superyacht. With more than 400 berths and the ability to host boats of up to 250 metres, the more the merrier.
Image courtesy of the Porto Montenegro.