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Time for Two: The most romantic destinations for a yacht charter

By Rebecca Bradbury   7 January 2020

Whether you're planning a Valentine's Day vacation, an unforgettable honeymoon or you just want to spend quality time together on a superyacht, we have the perfect yacht charter destinations for those in search of a loved-up getaway. 

From relaxation in the Caribbean to adventures through the Mediterranean,  every couple has their own idea of romance. But this hit list of dreamy destinations will not disappoint, no matter what makes sparks fly.  

The Bahamas

With its beguiling beaches, sublime sunsets, and exotic hideaways, you’ll be as infatuated with the Bahamas as you are with your better half. No colour says romance quite like pink, so couples won’t want to leave the rosy coloured shores of Pink Sand Beach. Yet, the island-chain holds many other secrets to uncover together, from the magical snorkelling spot Thunderball Grotto to Pig Beach where a family of adorable swimming pigs will melt your hearts.    

The Maldives

If picnics on deserted islands, plusher than plush resorts, or discovering a divine underwater world fulfil your idea of a romantic getaway, the Maldives are for you. The beyond luxurious Velaa Private Island embodies the best of the island-chain and embraces superyacht-goers with open arms. While at Huvafen Fushi loved-up pairs can indulge in sensuous spa treatments in the underwater treatments rooms designed especially for couples.   

The Amalfi Coast

For a summer escape, make a beeline for the Amalfi Coast. Steeped in Italian culture and romantic charm, amore is sure to flourish in this dreamy destination. Bond over a candlelit dinner of authentic Italian cuisine in celebrity favourite Da Paolino or intimate hilltop eatery Palazzo Avino, where the menu is as seductive as the views. Discover the old world beauty of Villa Lysis, dedicated to the ‘Youth of Love’, while legend says sweethearts who kiss while sailing under Faraglioni – aka Capri’s archway of love – will be brought eternal love.  

The Leeward Islands

Scattered across the Caribbean, the sun-kissed Leeward Islands, encompassing charming destinations such as Antigua and St Barts, have tugged at the hearts of explorers for centuries. And today this string of islands continues to win couples over with its exquisite natural beauty and footprint-free tropical beaches. There’s also A-list-approved beach clubs like Belmond La Samanna and Nisbet Plantation serving as idyllic sanctuaries, and delectable dining delivers in over-the-water havens Sheer Rocks and Bagatelle.     

Tahiti

Regularly ranking as one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations, Tahiti knows how to do romance. Not only is the scenery hypnotic – think blue lagoons and luscious rainforest – but the luxe resorts are also mesmerising. One of the best is The Brando, which drenches guests in luxury while remaining at one with nature. There’s also no better way for a couple to connect than by experiencing the thrill of swimming with whales, sharks and stingrays, or presenting a loved one with an inky pearl personally plucked from the ocean.   

The Windward Islands

Windward Islands such as St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica immediately conjure up images of bliss. Whether hiking up rugged mountains, whale watching or snorkelling in the marine-rich waters, partners will make memories here to last a lifetime. It’s also a place to unwind with eco-spas galore, such as the volcanic Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach, Treetop Spa high in the rainforest canopies and Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa – an 85-acre adults-only playground. 

Greece

The Greek Islands have all the ingredients needed for a romantic yacht charter ­– pretty bougainvillea-filled streets, secluded beaches, romantic open-air restaurants and unforgettable sunsets. Treasure special moments at Cavo Tagoo Hotel with its beach club and aquarium bar, share your passion for fine vintages at Santo Wine and travel back in time together to ancient Greece at the Temple of Demeter.

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