Do not limit yourself to just one island, when you can discover them all. The best way to explore Seychelles is in a cruise aboard a mega yacht. In one week you will visit 10 of the most breathtaking islands, some of them inhabitant, will take sun in the most beautiful and less accesible beaches in the world, enjoy a BBQ in mangrove forests, admire a variety of exotic birds and witness nesting turtles. If you are up to water sports, snorkeling or diving, you will have a chance to enjoy them every day in a different scenery and at the end of the journey you will be able to explain how it differs in St. Pierre, St. Anne or Felicite.
After Chanel Cruise collection show 2016/17 held in Havana last summer, traveling to Cuba became not only a smart, but also a cool Winter escape solution. However Havana itself is a captivating, and vibrant city, it is not all about Cuba. In just one week you will visit the most colorful Cuban towns, get immersed in its rich culture and history, be amazed by UNESCO designated biosphere natural parks, step into colonial XVIII century coffee plantation and observe life un rural Cuba, will fall in love with paradisiacal beaches, dive in coral reefs and much more. All with a confort and style aboard a 86 meters mega yacht, enjoying delicious meal prepared by a private chef and living a different, ultimately private travel experience.
3. CANARY ISLANDS
The most exotic and all year summer destination in Europe is ultimately diverse and still much underrated. Only on the Canary Islands you can find a unique combination of looming volcanoes, tropical forests, lunar landscapes, sandy coves, Sahara-style dunes, charming seaside villages and prehistoric sites. There is another world beyond the Canaries’ seafront resorts indeed. But it is not all about nature. Art lovers will admire spectacular surrealist canvases of world-acclaimed painter Óscar Domínguez in Tenerife, impossible abstract sculptures of Martín Chirino and César Manrique in Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. If architecture is your thing, look for the emblematic wooden balconies, leafy internal patios and brightly painted facades that typify vernacular Canarian style. To see it all, take an exciting one-week yacht cruise where you will discover the charms and wonders of the 7 Fortunate Islands.
Classical destination to escape from a winter cold can be a tricky choice with so many water villa resorts distributed in its 1.200 islands. Beyond luxury ultra-exclusive Velaá Island embodies the very best of Maldivian archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. Relax in a sultry gazebo of your private beachfront villa, get a refreshing shower in outdoor bathroom, dive into the ocean practically from your bed in Water Pool Villa, or have a dinner outdoor facing the Indian Ocean sunset: the days will fly. For more sporty types, there are diving center, all the variety of water sports, catamaran sailing and even dolphin and semi-submarine excursions. To highlight Golf Course and Academy under Jose Maria Olazabal management. The best way to relax after an active day is in Clarins SPA, enjoying a customized facial and a holistic body treatment, or even, the first “snow room” in the Maldives.
5. COCO PRIVÉ
This place stands apart. Also in Maldives, secluded, secret and serene: imagine an entire island dedicated to you, your family and friends. Coco Privé guests enjoy exclusive use of the 1.4 hectare island including beautifully designed villas that accommodate up to 12 guests. An extensive range of bespoke facilities are at their disposal, such as a stunning private beach, infinity pools, spa, jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor showers, library, cocktail bar and wine cellar. The guests enjoy 24 hours dining with all meals and snacks exclusively prepared by a private chef, personalized bar and a wide choice of unlimited beverages. As a part of a dedicated team of 30 persons, a private concierge will assist and anticipate guests wishes during their stay. What about a romantic sunset dinner on the beach? Or daily SPA treatments with a dedicated SPA therapist? You will also love unlimited diving experience for certified divers, catamaran sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and more. Bespoke packages, such as fishing, sand-bank picknics and sleeping under the stars, are available upon request. Besides every guest receives complimentary return airport transfer aboard a luxury yacht.
6. BORA BORA
Lets fly far away now: to French Polynesia. The most luxurious villa in Bora Bora is welcoming us on an idyllic islet, overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the incomparable lagoon and the mythic main island mountains. The property has five independent suites, each one different in character, peaceful and quiet, all with terraces facing the private beach. Infinity swimming pool is set in a tropical garden, perfect for a relaxing massage, reading a book or listening to music in the shade of a coconut tree. After a walk through the tropical garden towards the ocean side of the property you will come to a spot that was created to watch the whales passing by at the endless horizon. The guests are indulged with scrumptious meals prepared by their private chef abd wine is carefully selected to match the special of the day. If guests want to leave their private paradise for a bit, the staff will help them to organize the best activities, from water sports to hiking, biking or spa treatments, snorkelling in the coral garden or on the Manta Spot or a sunset cruise on the lagoon, shark & ray feeding, collecting shells at the reciff and cooking master class with the chef.
7. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Winter is the perfect season to enjoy all this region has to offer. If you are looking for confort and style away from the crowds, head to ecological reserve Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana and rent a private villa with the cccess to Punta Cana Resort & Club amenities and activities. Immersed in the vibrant island beauty, Tortuga Bay exclusive community offers a meditative atmosphere of relaxation and serenity. The villa comes with a dedicated staff, including a Cordon Bleu trained personal chef and golf car to move around and explore the area. A private beach, colorful coral reefs, lush coconut forests and freshwater lagoons are breathtaking. Besides its beach side situation, the villa is just a short distance from two PGA-rated golf courses set on cliffs above the ocean and considered ones of the most impressive in the world. This is an ideal holiday also for fans of tennis, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and horseback riding. Moreover, there are plenty of nearby day excursions to choose from, including whale watching and swimming with dolphins. You will not get bored.
Another way to escape a Winter cold is just to sail away. Winter is perfect for a yacht charter in tropical waters, like Bahamas. Lets take an imposing 46 meters Entourage yacht, custom built just two years ago by Italian Admiral Yachts. Capable of carrying up to 12 guests and 9 crew onboard, this yacht ensures smooth and stylish sailing experience. To relax in sundeck jacuzzi or in SPA aboard, to visit deserted islands, to go snorkeling or kayaking in the barrier reef, stop in modern ports such as Nassau for shopping. Feel the freedom of deciding your own route, where to meet the sunrises and to celebrate the sunsets, the gourmet meals to be served by your private chef and your daily entertainment for you and your family and friends. You will cherish the moments of this amazing journey forever.
9. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Celebrated for their breathtakingly clear blue waters and scenic beaches, the British Virgin Islands have become more than just a vacation getaway but rather a place to rediscover tranquility. Long-extinct volcanoes have formed many of the isles that make up the BVI and have sculpted the landscape into a breathtaking wonder. The natural beauty of the islands is found in flooded caves, expansive coral reefs, and stone formations rising from the shore. Available for exploring this wonderful land and beat the Winter blues, 41 meters Mondomarine Barents Sea yacht will match perfectly this idIlic environment. The yacht´s striking electric blue hull and luxurious interior design by Luca Dini will not leave you and your 11 guests indifferent. Find yourself soaking in the warm temperatures while lounging on deck or cruising among protected bays and sounds that seem as if they were formed just for the pleasure of riding above the waves.
10. CAPE VERDE
One of the most original and less explored destinations for Winter holidays are Cape Verde Islands, found off the West coast of Africa. Being blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the archipelago offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles to explore, to volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches. Once a former colony and slave trade outpost, the Cape Verde Islands of today offer a spellbinding blend of African, Brazilian and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, customs and traditions. To relax on the dazzling white sandy beach, to explore a still-active volcanoes, to discover jaw-dropping mountain scenery, to admire colonial architecture, to shop in the local markets, to enjoy its nightlife and vibrant music. This land keeps many secrets and the best way to explore them is in a cruise. Elegant sailing yacht of 54 meters will be your home for a week and will take you to the most impressive islands in the archipelago, opening for you a new vibrant and colorful world, that for sure will be the experience of a lifetime.