The best luxury hotels in the Mediterranean to visit by superyacht

A classic cruising destination for the summer season, the Mediterranean coastlines offer plenty of luxury hotels to accommodate passers by - but with so much on offer, it can be hard to know where to book. To help you plan your next superyacht vacation, we round up the best luxury hotels in the Mediterranean, from Greece and Italy to Corsica and Croatia, that are sure to give you a good night's sleep on shore.

Regent Porto Montenegro

Tivat, Montenegro
Credit: Regent Porto Montenegro

Encircled by granite mountains and backed by bottle-green swathes of cypress, Porto Montenegro lies at the heart of the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor. Significant investment in recent years has transformed this old naval shipyard into a sparkling superyacht marina, luxury village and five-star spa hotel.

Start by mooring in one of Porto Montenegro’s superyacht berths before taking your pick between relaxing in the softly lit Regent Spa or a dip in the yacht club’s Instagrammable infinity pool. The shipyard’s old syncrolift now serves as an events venue – hosting fashion shows, plays, concerts and polo. Once the sun slips behind the surrounding mountains, wind your way through the Italian garden to sink into a corner of the hotel’s Library Bar. Furnished with dark wooden panelling, it offers groaning bookshelves, a live pianist and cigars at the ready.


Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Mallorca, Spain
Credit: Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Mallorca’s most spectacular vistas make picture postcards out of clifftop windows at the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, from sunsets burning into the Mediterranean to lights twinkling across the Tramuntana mountains. Moor at the local marina, which takes yachts up to 35 metres, or at Port Adriano to the south, which accepts bigger yachts. Enhance the view from the infinity pool with a new pair of Taylor Morris shades – the hip London brand’s first international outpost is here, complete with sunglasses butlers to buff your lenses.

Wander through scented gardens to the spectacular Talise Spa with its open-air heated hydropool and melt away stress with a salt steam bath for immune rejuvenation and fragrant treatments with olive oil, lemons and almonds. The hotel is infused with Spanish culture, from Mallorcan artwork to the churro server who visits tables at breakfast. There’s plenty to eat here: stop by the Sunset Sushi Lounge for cocktails and maki, and for inventive tapas with the finest panoramas try Es Fanals, at the top of the hotel.


Santa Marina Resort

Mykonos, Greece
Credit: Santa Marina Resort

Tucked away on a quiet southern peninsula, with few distractions other than idly watching a superyacht cruise along the horizon, at Santa Marina it is easy to forget Mykonos’s party reputation. Arrive by yacht, helicopter or plane to find a scattering of 101 sugar cube suites and rooms, and 13 villas cascading down the granite hill towards the Aegean.

The resort has undergone a multi-million-euro refurbishment and is now the ultimate retreat in which to relax, whether on a double sunpad by the saltwater infinity pool, in a woven-backed, cushioned cabana above the clean ecru sand of the island’s only private beach, or in the calming surrounds of the new Gingko spa. After the sun sets, drop back down to the beach for dinner – Buddha-Bar serves pan-Asian sharing plates such as scallop sushi and aromatic duck salad. Twice a year the famous bar group’s head mixologist flies in to mix cocktails such as the White Princess, with gin and sake infused with lemongrass essential oil – and after that, how much of a party vibe you feel in Mykonos is up to you.


Villa Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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By a twisting coastal road sits a simple stone wall with an unassuming lift entrance – you would never guess that below it lies the glass walled sanctuary of Villa Dubrovnik. With expansive views across to Dubrovnik’s romantic Old Town and the forests of Lokrum island, this cliff-side property boasts some of the finest vistas in Croatia. A member of the Mytha Hotel Anthology, a collection of seven unique properties across the Mediterranean, its chic neutral interior ensures that the turquoise Adriatic remains the star of the show. At its heart is a spa with a vast indoor pool.

Book in for the Diamond massage on a futuristic bed that stimulates the senses through scent, light, sound, colours and vibrations. Then hop aboard the hotel’s Venetian Vaporetto speedboat that will whisk you into the Old Port. Make sure you return in time to watch the sun set from your balcony’s hot tub, or the property’s rooftop champagne bar.


Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

Halkidiki, Greece
Credit: Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

Sprawling across a wooded slope overlooking a secluded bay on the Toroneos Gulf, the Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort offers a stop for yacht owners seeking a peaceful retreat away from the Med’s well-worn hotspots. Moor in the resort’s 81-berth marina, which can host yachts up to 40 metres, and find yourself right by the hotel’s private beach, two pools and three restaurants.

The real star of the show is its cavernous Myrthia Thermal Spa, perched in a prime position overlooking the hotel’s cascading landscaped grounds. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional Greek treatments or tap into the healing power of the resort’s natural thermal spring with the spa’s signature Miraggio Water Source Journey. Begin by awakening the senses in the vast thalasso pool and four thermal baths before unwinding in the Finnish and herbal saunas, tepidarium and steam room. Finally, brighten your skin (and test your endurance) in the eight degrees Celcius walk-through plunge pool, and revive yourself with a refreshing rainforest-style experience shower.


Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Antibes, France
Credit: Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

A gleaming white 19th century mansion sitting proudly on the tip of Cap d’Antibes, surrounded by 22 acres of pines and tropical gardens – places to stay on the Côte d’Azur don’t come more glamorous than the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Join the fleet of tenders that glide past the swimming pool – blasted out of the basalt rock in 1914 – to deposit celebrities at the hotel’s teak dock.

Overlooking the Grande Allée, which sweeps down to the cerulean sea, the property’s Bar Bellini has buzzed with high profile guests since it opened in 1870, from the Windsors to the Kardashians. Interior designer Bergit Grafin Douglas recently rejuvenated the venue with installation works by French conceptual artist Daniel Buren and German minimalist Imi Knoebel. Sip the house speciality – a bellini, naturally – on the contemporary terrace and let any tensions you may have drift away as the sun sets.


Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Sicily, Italy
Credit: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Built into the crags above the clustered terracotta rooftops of Taormina in Italy, with views across Sicily’s volcanic coastline to the plumes of Mount Etna, is the neo-classical Grand Hotel Timeo. Situated next to the ancient theatre of Taormina, the hotel is set in five acres of terraced gardens dotted with palm trees.

Sip a Bellini on the Literary Terrace – the view is reportedly the reason that American novelist and playwright Truman Capote stayed at the hotel for two years – before dining on Sicilian favourites, such as pasta con le sarde, on the restaurant terrace. When you want to return to sea level a private shuttle will whisk you down to the hotel’s sister property – Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea – located on the Bay of Mazzarò. Relax in a cabana on the pristine private beach while you await your tender.


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