A number of Royals have been spotted in the prolific town of St Tropez, including Princess Diana, Princess Madeleine of Sweden with her husband Chris O’Neill, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Sarah Ferguson and the Swedish Prince Carl Philipe with his wife Sofia Hellqvist.
Princess Beatrice has been spotted at the famous Club 55 on Pampelonne beach in recent years, as well as on a number of different yachts.
The Port de Saint-Tropez can berth superyachts up to 100 metres, though the nearby Port de Plaisance has berths for luxury yachts up to 50 metres — this beautiful part of the French Riviera is a must for anyone cruising along the Mediterranean coast.
The Queen of England famously spends her holidays at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire with her husband Prince Phillip and often other members of her family, but there are some strong royal ties with Scotland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met at St Andrews University, while Pippa Middleton is engaged to the son of a Scottish Laird.
The Royal pursuits at Balmoral include long walks in the grounds, picnics, horseback riding, shooting, long drives, movie nights, barbeques and board games.
Additionally, Queen Margrethe of Denmark and her husband Prince Consort Henrik ventured to Scotland on a superyacht, visiting the Shetland Islands after a trip to the Faroe Islands.
Though the number of superyachts that have ventured to Scotland has been far and few between, 82.6 metre Eos, 162.5 metre Eclipse and 55.2 metre Galileo G have both been spotted in Greenock in recent years. Moor up and take a private helicopter to explore the wild countryside of Aberdeenshire.
A favourite of the rich and famous, St Barts is also a favourite spot for Princess Beatrice, who spent New Year’s Day there in 2015, and the Duchess of Cambridge, who has stayed at Eden Rock with her family. Last year, James and Pippa Middleton were also spotted celebrating the New Year on the island.
Gustavia Port can accommodate superyachts up to 61 metres, otherwise there are a number of anchorages for larger yachts further out from the marina, where some of the best superyachts have been spotted this season.
8 royal holiday destinations to visit on a luxury yacht
Royalty from all over the world have many things in common, one of which is having impeccable taste in holiday destinations — explore just a few of their favourite spots best seen by superyacht.
One of the most famous Mediterranean party destinations to visit in summer, Ibiza is the idyllic spot to spend all day relaxing on pristine beaches and all night dancing with friends and family alike. Despite the slightly raucous reputation, the island is also well known for its array of luxurious hotels, astounding natural beauty and wealth of activities, which include hiking, sailing, wandering the cobbled streets of the Dalt Vila, cycling and checking out the local markets.
This month (July 2017), Princess Anne's daughter Zara Tindall was spotted on vacation in the Spanish island with her husband, rugby star Mike Tindall. The two were enjoying drinks at the Cala Bassa Beach Club.
In recent years, this stunning island has welcomed the likes of Princess Eugenie and her sister Beatrice, who was spotted on Roman Abramovich's superyacht Eclipse in 2015. Prince Harry also visited Ibiza in 2013, and Prince William partied with Kate Middleton in a private villa in 2006 for a week — they were pictured out on a day trip on board a small yacht called Tapeka Point.
Superyachts up to 185 metres can moor at the new Sovren Ibiza Marina.