In April 2017 this luxury private island hotel in the Maldives acquired a 21.7 metre Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht to add to its luxury charter offering, which also includes catamarans and a compact and elegant 17.3 metre Majesty 56, which can sleep up to six people in three cabins.
The new Sunseeker (pictured) has two double and one twin cabin for up to six people and boasts an elegant main saloon/dining area that leads out to an aft deck lounge. Guests can relax forward on vast sunpads or enjoy an al fresco sunset supper on the sundeck.
One&Only Reethi Rah offers sunset cruises, sandbank dinners, half-day, full-day and overnight charters for guests who yearn to be back on the ocean waves. Surrounded by clear topaz waters ideal for snorkelling and diving, guests can also go fishing or indulge in a breakfast trail cruise, which involves watching the stunning landscapes pass by while enjoying a delicious feast.
Located on the western knuckle of Greece's Halkidiki trident, the Sani Resort offers guests topaz waters, astonishing sea views, luxurious spas and a myriad of gourmet restaurants. However, if you're looking to spend a day or two on the water, Sani has a small fleet from which to select the perfect yacht for your excursion onto the Aegean Sea.
The resort has its own marina that can host yachts up to 30 metres if you've brought your own – alternatively, choose from 10.43 metre Kalos Giorgos, 11.95 metre Sani Swan, 14.8 metre Vendavel, 16.65 metre Antionis Ioanna or 20 metre Myrina, the latter of which boasts three cabins and can host up to eight people.
Cruise around the tiny islands surrounding Haldiki and go snorkelling in the famous Blue Lagoon, just off the Diaporos Islet, where you can enjoy ludicrously clear waters and a myriad of small fish to spot.
Nestled in the heart of some of the most picturesque cruising grounds of the Caribbean guests at the Bequia Beach Hotel can enjoy a stay on board 34.5 metre Star of the Sea.
The classic Benetti yacht, which underwent a thorough refit in 2015, offers a true superyacht experience with seven crew on board to ensure a utterly spoiling experience. Her expansive deck spaces, which include a Jacuzzi and multiple al fresco dining areas, are perfect for enjoying the Caribbean sunshine while her stylish interior can accommodate up to 12 guests and can she can be booked on a per cabin basis on request.
With Bequia as her home port all of St Vincent and the Grenadines are available to explore. Opt for a three day trip to take in Mustique, home to millionaires including Celine Dion and Mick Jagger, the Tobago Cays National Park and Union Island. During your time on board, you can swim with green turtles, experience world-class snorkelling and enjoy a fresh lobster BBQ on the beach.
Those staying at Rosewood Tucker's Point during the 35th America's Cup will be able to watch the racing in style from on board 37.19 metre Mariner III. Up to 80 guests a day can head out to watch the day's racing from the exclusive Superyacht Area in Bermuda's Great Sound.
Delivered in 1926 by Winslow Marine Rail & Shipbuilding, she was last refitted in 2007 and her traditional design echoes the charm of America in the 1920s. She boasts a large and uncluttered deck with optional shading and an aft deck bar, making this the perfect spot to catch some of the races taking place this June.
The yacht will be moored at Rosewood Tucker's Point, just one of the establishments helping to turn Bermuda into a superyacht hub for the elite, and will cruise out to the course for optimal viewpoints. Places are strictly limited, and guests will enjoy fine food and cocktails from the hotel.
Catari can sleep up to eight guests in four cabins but can host up to 25 guests on a day cruise. Excursions include a trip to the famous rock formation known as Land's End where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, a snorkelling tour, a sunset cruise, a romantic dinner for two in Medano Bay and whale watching expeditions (only available between December and March.)
Most excursions include plenty of opportunities for relaxing either on a quiet beach or on board. Drinks and canapés will be served by the charming crew, who will also be on hand if guests fancy a spot of kayaking, paddleboarding or Jet Skiing.
Guests at the Datai, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, can explore Malaysia’s Langkawi Archipelago aboard the resort’s junk schooner Naga Pelangi. The 30 metre schooner was hand-built by its Captain (Nakhoda) with a team of shipwrights in the boat yards of Duyong Island in Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia using only local Chengal wood.
The Datai offers a number of cruise options on board Naga Palengi to help you make the most of the stunning Malaysian coastline while enjoying all the luxuries of the hotel. First time sailors can discover their sea legs with the Discovery Cruise which takes in the islands of Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Belitung Besa and Ko Tarutao while those wishing to indulge should opt for a private charter which allows guests to set their own itinerary and includes swimming, kayaking, a picnic on a secluded isle, massages and a chef on board. A Sunset Cocktail cruise is also available for those wishing to enjoy sundowners in ultimate style.
London Boutique hotel The Wellesley is offering guests its iconic Art Deco style in floating form with its new 56.2 metre superyacht.
Built by Oceanco in 1993 The Wellesley has recently undergone a major refit and now matches the hotel's 1920’s styling. She offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in six cabins with each suite aiming to be a “seamless extension of the hotel”. The master suite on the lower deck is particularly striking and features leather panelling, rich mahogany and bronze detailing.
The dining experience also shares similarities with the hotel with formal dinners set using Baccarat crystal, Christofle silverware and Wedgwood crockery. There are also two large dining areas for al fresco dining if you want a more informal experience.
She also offers fantastic deck spaces for those wanting to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine, not always possible at the hotel’s Hyde Park setting. She has a large splash pool on her sundeck surrounded by sunpads to relax on afterwards.
The Wellesley is managed for charter by Thompson, Westwood & White and her weekly charter rate starts from €220,000.
The Costa Smeralda famously attracts some of the world’s largest superyachts and if you are a guest at one of the The Luxury Collection hotels in the region you can get a taste of the lifestyle on offer.
The new Boat & Suite package enables guests to enjoy a day exploring some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean on board an elegant Lobster boat. You can choose from three itineraries — the La Maddalena, Bonifacio in Corsica or the island of Tavolara — and will be guided by an expert captain. You will also be supplied with a hamper packed with the freshest local ingredients.
The experience is available for guests staying in a Premium Suite at the Cala di Volpe, one of the best hotels to visit by superyacht, a Unique Suite at the Hotel Pitrizza or a three bedroom villa at Hotel Romazzino.
D-Hotel Maris has three luxury yachts available for charter and day tours — 44 metre sailing yacht Ubi Bene, 30 metre sailing yacht Paşa and 16 metre motor yacht Alia Open Seas.
Ubi Bene (pictured above) features a light and bright interior with five en suite cabins making her suitable for longer charters. Her deck spaces offer ample opportunity for relaxing in the sun or enjoying al-fresco dining.
The more traditionally designed Paşa was delivered in 2009 and has accommodation for eight guests in two master cabins and two twin cabins. If guests are looking to go further afield a cook and stewardess can join the crew to provide a luxury charter experience.
Stylish Alia Open Seas was delivered last year and another identical yacht is also available at D-Hotel Maris’ sister hotel D-Resort Göcek.
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Alila Hotels & Resorts offer traditional Phinisi sailing yacht Alila Purnama for guests to enjoy. Currently located in the East Indonesia seas, in Komodo National Park, the 46 metre yacht is available for private charters for four nights or more.
Guests can relax on board the handcrafted yacht with a spa therapist offering massages and the opportunity to try yoga. Charterers can also take in some of the world’s best dives as the crew of 16 includes two PADI qualified instructors.
Set in the Noonu Atoll, Cheval Blanc Randheli has a 30 metre Azimut 98 Leonardo, which gives guests the opportunity to explore the Maldives by superyacht. The hotel offers extended diving trips, an ultra-private honeymoon experience, or a family adventure. She can accomoate 10 guests and has an open-deck Jacuzzi, an extensive toy box and fishing and dive equipment.
For guests wanting to sleep on dry land, there is also the option of a sunset cruise with champange.
Amanwana, which is the only resort located on the island of Moyo, offers guests the choice of two traditional Indonesian Phinsi style boats.
The larger is 38 metre sailing ship Amandira which was hand-crafted by the Konjo tribe, a sub-ethnic group of Bugis-Makassar. Accommodating up to ten guests, Amandira sails in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park (April to September) and Raja Ampat (October to March). While 32 metre Amanikan has three above-deck cabins, a foredeck with bar for outdoor dining and extensive dive facilities. The boat comes with a crew of 10 including a dive instructor and a private chef.
The Thai beach resort of Amanpuri has a large fleet of luxury boats exclusively for the use of guests and specializes in scheduled and private charters to the beautiful islands and bays of the Andaman Sea.
While many are purely for day trips the largest boat, 27 metre Maha Bhetra is designed for extensive cruising in the islands and bays of Phang Nga and Krabi. With three air-conditioned cabins Maha Bhetra takes day charters for up to 12 passengers and extended overnight cruises for as many as six.
14 of the best hotels with luxury yachts
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The rugged coastal setting of the Six Senses resort in Zighy Bay, Oman now can now be enjoyed aboard the hotel’s clasically styled boat Dhahab. Keeping in line with the hotel’s rustic design, which combines middle-eastern charm with barefoot luxury, Dhahab is a restored traditional Omani Dhow. The 27-metre luxurious vessel can sleep up to six guests. Designed by the team at Six Senses to provide ultimate comfort on board, she features multiple dining areas, two sun decks, an air-conditioned saloon and a cinema.
Dhahab is available for two or three-day cruises, following bespoke itineraries designed around guests’ requirements. Travelling at a speed of 10 knots guests can admire the mountainous scenery, pristine fjords and secluded bays of the Musandam Coast. The region’s pristine waters are rich with marine life and are prefect for kayaking, snorkelling, diving and fishing. While those looking to relax on board can experience cooking lessons with Dhahab’s private chef or indulge in an on board spa treatment.
Bespoke two-night itineraries start from US$22,000