CROATIA COASTAL HOP
1,000 pristine islands awash with sunshine and fine wine
WHERE HISTORICAL HOLIDAYS START
Croatia possesses over 1,000 miles of pristine coastline. Over 1,000 sun-kissed islands radiate out from its coastal capital of Split. This city on the sea is one big pavement café. Parties are known to maintain an alfresco table for hours at a time, as members hit boutiques and markets before casting off.
ONE OF WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS
Most passages steam with hailing distance of beautiful Brač. With the world-famous beach of Zlatni Rat, guests often request that their captains stop off for a swim. But just on the horizon lies the island of Hvar. With 2,800 hours of sunshine a year, it’s the county’s sunniest – and chicest – spot. It's also part of an informal club of the world's finest islands, which includes Bali, Bora Bora and Capri. You get the picture.
THE MOST PRIVATE MEDITERRANEAN SHORES
The island of Vis runs into boat-only territory. Only a handful of ferries transport essentials this far into the Adriatic, and its crystal clear waters are frequented only to those with a yacht. Not that many supplies are needed. Natural springs and vineyards stud the island, and the local waters abound with lobster and octopus. Snorkelers can revel in the majestic Blue Cave, where sunlight and coral combine in a surreal lightshow.
The Palagruža archipelago, midway between Croatia and Italy, is custom-made for superyachts. Stress and bustle are left on mainland Europe, over 100km away. Undersea lies a three-dimensional aquarium of wrasse, rockfish and lobster, with the odd dolphin patrolling the reef. On land are several walking trails, and one very lonely lighthouse keeper.
THE IDEAL ISLAND HOPPER
The natural beauty of Croatia is best explored under tranquil sails. Italian designed sailing yacht Wally B, at 32.7m, is perfectly sized for island and coastal hopping – she offers spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, but is still small enough to enter even the most secluded coves. Wally B offers relaxed, comfortable sailing with an expert and friendly crew. She is a wonderful introduction to luxury yacht charter vacations.