Why a Sailing Holiday Makes for the Perfect Honeymoon?

Picture the scene – after weeks of hectic preparation for the Big Day, you and your new spouse are lounging on board a beautiful yacht enjoying a well-deserved glass of bubbly as you watch the sunset over the horizon.

A quintessentially romantic image and the perfect ingredients for the ultimate honeymoon.

We are often asked how to create a dream honeymoon sailing holiday, and although you will find lots of advice, we have gathered some of our key recommendations to help you plan for your dream getaway.

The most romantic sailing destinations

Sailing is by its very nature a romantic pursuit – being at one with the elements as you reach across the seas with the wind in your hair, dropping anchor and swimming in a secluded bay, and dining at night under a starry sky.

Below, we have whittled our ideal honeymoon destinations list down to our top three favourite romantic hotspots. Read on to see if any of them take your fancy.

Spectacular sailing honeymoons

The Caribbean

With its beautiful palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters, clear blue skies and sunny climate, the Caribbean’s group of exotic islands is synonymous with romance and luxury.

Why not fly to Antigua and spend a week touring the coast to explore its many pristine pink coral bays? Alternatively, opt for the lushly vegetated St Lucia with its brightly coloured houses and hidden beaches.

If you’re after total seclusion, we’d recommend the Grenadines – a chain of 32 beautiful and unspoilt islands –while Mustique offers numerous tiny island paradises to enjoy, plus a lively nightlife. For a lower-key destination, try Grenada.

When to visit: year-round sailing, high season December – April

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are often considered among the best sailing grounds in the world, and it’s easy to see why when you get there. The BVI cruising ground is spectacular, from Anegada’s low-lying coral atoll to Virgin Gorda’s enormous rock pools and the hundreds of dive sites teeming with tropical fish.

We highly recommend them for a honeymoon, as they offer sublime natural beauty and endless activity options.

When to visit: year-round sailing, high season December – April


A truly magical destination, Thailand will surely make for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Our yacht charters set off from Phuket and take you to some of the best locations in the country, giving you a unique opportunity to enjoy its mix of untouched and lively party islands, stunning scenery, delicious cuisine and superb beaches.

All in all, an incredible backdrop to your sailing holiday.

When to visit: year-round sailing, high season December – April

The Mediterranean

We have slightly cheated here, as we run yacht charters throughout Europe – from the Balearic Islands to Croatia.

Each destination has its charms – whether it’s sipping a limoncello off the Amalfi coast and gazing across the Bay of Naples, marvelling at Greece’s Melissani Cave when a shaft of sunlight lights up the waters below, snorkelling in the Gulf of Fethiye enjoying its turquoise waters, or island hopping in Croatia.

All are equally romantic in their way and won’t disappoint.

When to visit: May to October, best weather July – September

A tailored experience

We are here to help tailor your honeymoon to your requirements wherever you choose. Keen divers? No problem, we can organise diving trips for you. Fascinated by culture and ancient ruins? Great, we can make sure you stop by the best historic sites. Just want to chill and swim?

We’ll take you to the most secluded spots. We can create an itinerary to match your needs when you book your charter and suggest you also discuss your wishes and plans with your skipper on your first night on board. He or she will have excellent first-hand knowledge of the area and will be able to advise you further.

The ideal yacht

Unless you are both keen sailors, we would recommend a skippered yacht. This way, a professional skipper will be at the helm so you both can sit back and relax. A chartered yacht is a self-catered option, so you would need to stock up with supplies en route, though obviously, you might wish to dine out each night.

If you’d like to avoid spending too much time in the kitchen, why not book a hostess? She will sleep on board (as will the skipper) and can assist with the cooking and cleaning. Our yachts are well-designed to ensure your privacy, and a hostess is a popular option with couples.

If you’re looking for a five-star experience, why not go for a fully crewed experience.

When you charter a crewed private yacht, you will have on board a professional captain and crew who will work tirelessly (and unobtrusively) to ensure you have everything you need.