There really is nothing more exciting than going on a genuine sailing adventure. Alone on your vessel with nothing but the clear sky above and the open sea in front of you. However, when it comes to going on a maritime adventure, choosing the destination is what counts the most. With this in mind, here are some of the world’s best sailing destinations which are bound to create enough memories to last you a lifetime.
Best Sailing Destinations List
It would be completely unfair not to begin this list with one of the most enthralling coastlines in the world. It is quite rare to find a place with such a reputation anywhere in the world, but it is even less likely to find a place that lives up to such a reputation. Luckily, French Riviera is one of them. Enjoy your sail along the southern coast of France and enjoy in sight of some of the most beautiful beaches and coastal settlements you are ever likely to encounter.
To carry on with this Mediterranean tour, it would be unjust not to visit the cradle of Western civilization. Even though tourists nowadays are frightened of the state of Greek economy, it is quite interesting that their tourism seems as it is at its pinnacle. Still, even for those not so fond of spending their entire holiday in Greece, this incredible place is worth at least paying a brief visit.
Croatia makes our list of one the best sailing destinations. This sailor’s paradise, has an incredibly long Adriatic coastline which includes over 1000 islands. This being said, it would be a true shame not to visit Croatia. Furthermore, for those interested in the short tour of the place, it is important to mention that a lot of cult TV show Game of Thrones, took place in Croatian coastal city of Dubrovnik (dubbing as King’s Landing). In other words, if you are a fan, this is just a short sail from Italy or Greece which you cannot afford to miss out on.
Now, speaking about sailing, what most people have in mind is most probably Caribbean Sea. Seeing how this place was a pirate’s haven during their golden age in 17th and 18th century, for those interested in diving there are still numerous wreckage’s to be found along the ocean bottom. Needless to say, Cuba has some of the greatest beaches in the world, and now, with ever warming politics towards the U.S. it yet again threatens to become a touristic capital of the world.
Thailand is without question one of the best sailing destinations in whole of Southeast Asia and coastal region Phuket is its crown jewel. Once you have grown weary of your Caribbean and Mediterranean travels, it might be the right time for you to turn your attention elsewhere and see what this autochthonous Asian civilization (the only Southeastern Asian country that was never a colony) has to offer. Thai coastline is in fact so dazzling, that it proved to be a perfect location for cinematographers all over the world, most of which weren’t even from Thailand. Among the most famous ones are probably titles such as Around the World in 80 Days as well as cult movie The Deer Hunter.
Finally, it would be absolutely foolish for any serious sailor not to visit Tasmania at least once in their lifetime. This amazing island was discovered by another colleague sailor Abel Tasman in 1642, completely unaware of the majestic continent which lay in vicinity. However, seeing how this can be a long voyage from any of your previous destinations, you will have to pay special attention to the boat maintenance so make sure to hire professional marine mechanic, in order to guarantee safety. Although a relatively wild island, Tasmania is still a part of Australia and as such a true 21st century touristic haven. The best way to describe it would be with a phrase “primal meets first world.”
As you can see, your options are numerous and each and every one of them will most definitely provide you with enough memories to last you a lifetime. For this reason alone, this is an opportunity that you simply cannot afford to miss out on. Set sails for the new world and sate your innate wanderlust, by traveling strange seas, meeting new people and expanding borders of your known world as much as you can. The world is indeed your oyster!