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Top 5 Sailing Destinations

Is there anything better than feeling the wind in your hair and smelling the salt from the sea? We don’t think so…Here we have complied our favourite top 5 sailing destinations to get you out on the water.

Thailand

Well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, ancient ruins and temples filled with Buddha, Thailand is also a great sailing destination. Navigating the warm waters around the many islands with a constant wind makes sailing here a dream.

Whilst sailing here, you can easily roam the islands you pass including but not limited to: Koh Kudu Yai, Koh Phanak and Railey Beach.

Other pros include the average yearly temperature ranging between 27-29 degrees Celsius, the coastline being 3219km long and incredible food!

Accommodation ranges between £24-88 per night with flights costing on average between £750 for a non-stop flight taking just over 11.5 hours.

 

Greece

Only a 3.5-hour flight away from the UK, Greece is a lot quicker to get to than Thailand and has more than enough to explore, with over 2,000 islands and more than 8,000 miles of coastline.

With so many incredible historic sites to see, and all the mezé to enjoy, what are you waiting for?!

Flights cost around £300 for a return flight and accommodation can range from £60 – £150 per night.

Sailors of all abilities are welcome in Greece due to the light winds and warm waters. Fancy island hopping? Greece may be the destination for you.

 

The French Riviera

The Mediterranean coast of south France, hosting famous beach resorts such as Cannes and St Tropez and also known as Côte d’Azur.

The largest city is Nice which is populated by over 340,000 people.

Well known for sailing and yachting with several marinas dotted along the beautiful coast, and why not when the Riviera is documented to have 310 to 330 days of sunshine a year!

 

A big tourist destination for the famous and not so, with over 71 miles of coastline and 3,000 restaurants, you won’t be bored.

It is also host to France’s third busiest airport, with flights taking just over 2 hours averaging at £130 return and accommodation costing between £100 – £340.

 

Croatia

Situated with its coastline on the Adriatic Sea, with a stunningly rugged shore including ancient Roman remains, olive groves and palm fringed bays.

The Southern Dalmatian Islands are the most favourable when it comes to sailing.

Generally, you will depart from either Split or Dubrovnik, and 7-10 days is the perfect amount of time to soak in the sites.

 

It takes just under 4 hours to fly to from the UK, with flights averaging about £250 return. Accommodation ranges between £80 – £150 per night.

If seclusion is what you’re after, Stomorska on Šolta has just 15 moorings for visiting boats!

The sailing season runs between May-September here, and with the weather and sea averaging at around 26 degrees Celsius, we can see why. Don’t be surprised if you travel later than this and end up with a much cooler experience, and many restaurants and shops may be closed.

 

The Grenadines

If you haven’t realised already, we love destinations that have a multitude of islands surrounding them for you to explore!

The Grenadines is no exception, with 32 stunning Caribbean islands across 60 miles and known as some of the worlds best sailing waters.

 

This is a longer trek, with the flight taking just under 13 hours, and prices averaging about £1100. Accommodation ranges between £80-£1000 depending on what you are looking for.

When sailing here, you need to ensure that you indulge in the reef lined island of Bequia with its Turtle Sanctuary and Mustique, the private island with luxury villas and gorgeous, secluded beaches.


 

These are just 5 of the stunning places you can visit and sail around, we would love to hear what your favourites are!

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