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Great Destinations for Sailing a Yacht

Sailing holidays are the kind of holidays that never go out of fashion. They offer freedom, relaxation, fun and a little splash of luxury.

Sailing holidays open up your options when it comes to your choice of destination. Instead of being stuck to one resort, you have a whole region or even an ocean at your fingertips. You can take a sailing trip literally anywhere in the world but you don’t have to go too far to find some truly magnificent destinations.

Europe offers some brilliant options when it comes to sailing. The Mediterranean has many distinct regions which are littered with fishing villages, exciting cities and other lively ports. You could find yourself in places that you hadn’t even considered before.

The Adriatic

Take Montenegro for instance. This Balkan country, situated in the Adriatic is incredibly beautiful and with around 290km of coastline, you will never be without a destination. The Adriatic is the name given to the northernmost area of the Mediterranean sea and it boasts over 1300 islands, many of which can be found around the coastline of Montenegro. With crystal clear waters, the Adriatic is particularly good for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Another destination for great diving is of course the Red Sea. Acting as a border between Asia and Africa, The Red Sea is a fantastic tropical sea destination with an abundance of marine life as well as coral reefs waiting to be explored. Your skipper will also know the location of a number of shipwrecks, some of which also particularly old which makes for great diving.

The Red Sea offers a lot more than diving however. The scenery is simply stunning, The Sinai Desert, where Bedouin can still be found living the same nomadic lifestyle their ancestors have lived for centuries. For a little more in the way of modern civilization, take a look at the Jordanian coast, or Aqaba in particular which is a luxury tourist development with sophistication and high-end goods on tap.

9 Great Destinations for Sailing a YachtThe Tyrrhenian

Italy offers no end of stunning sailing locations as well as chances to enjoy the world famous cuisine. Specials vary from village to village and from town to town so you can enjoy something entirely new every day. As well as the mainland and destinations such as Naples, there are various islands such as Sicily. Located in the Tyrrhenian area of the Mediterranean, Sicily literally begs to be discovered by boat. The main island has numerous towns with beautiful ports, bars and nightlife on offer but the island is surrounded by numerous islets which you don’t get to see if you take a resort based holiday.

Taking a skippered yacht means that you don’t have to lift a finger if you don’t want to, just sit back and enjoy the sights, exploring as much or as little as you want.

Michael Green is a travel writer specializing in adventure travel and sailing holidays. He has written for a range of travel magazines and website and even appeared in the odd promotional video or two. He and his family enjoy the freedom that a sailing holiday brings and his often books his trips through Club La Costa where he is a member of the yacht club.

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Virgin Island An Entertainment Place To Visit

Virgin Island is indeed a wonderful location to visit for retreat, fun and leisure. The location refers to a group of islands found within the United States territory. However, only three of the islands are the main islands, the rest are small atolls. Saint Croix is the largest island followed by Saint Thomas and lastly Saint John is the smallest among the three islands. The location offers interesting services such as diving and snorkeling spot, white beaches, cheap shopping hub, mixture of Danish and West Indian cultures and probably American influence on food, language and other social aspects.

Those visitors who are interested in visiting this location are required to have a genuine passport which must be valid for six months after the date of entry. Without which, the individual will be restricted to cross other countries. If you do not have one, then you should look for it before the day of travelling. This may require that you visit passport sites to learn more about obtaining passports or even to get help on finding the nearest location to apply for passports. People are advised to visit the location between the month of April and June when the weather is favourable.

Saint Croix
The Island covers an area of two hundred and twelve square kilometers and is the largest of the three islands. It provides beautiful beaches, cultural events, unique art and crafts, music and interesting sporting activities such as diving, fishing, golf clubs among others. The excellent hotels located on the island offer great accommodation services and dining facilities. You can get here by either flight, Vehicle or Ferry.

Saint Thomas
It is the second largest Island among the three islands. The highest of point of the Virginia Islands is found on this particular island. This is because of the Crow Mountain found on this island. The mountain has a height of four hundred and seventy four meters. The beautiful beaches located in the northern and eastern part of the coast are classified as the best beaches found in the entire Caribbean. Historical sites and cultural activities are also among the tourist attraction features. For instance, Fort Christian is the oldest standing United States National Landmark structure in the virgin islands. The Museum also play a very great role in tourist attraction because it contains old maps, island’s memorabilia and other island’s historical materials. The old synagogues that are still being used in the United States and the skytsborg fortified tower currently known as Blackbeard’s Castle which is being used as a restaurant and a hotel also form part of attraction features on the Island. You can get here using a vehicle, a flight or a ferry.

Saint John
It is the smallest of the three islands and covers a total area of fifty four square kilometers. The Island has a rainforest belonging to the United States National Park, which acts as a home of diverse fascinating animals. It also has beautiful beaches and bays which are very attractive. Great recreational activities such as swimming and diving are also highly favored on the beach. Unfortunately, there is no airport on island and therefore tourists depend entirely on the ferry to get to this amazing destination.