PALMIZANA, HEAVEN FOR FOODIES, ART & NATURE LOVERS

  I have been visiting Palmizana for so many years. Palmizana is on St Clement Island, right next to the island of Hvar in Croatia. It’s a jewel, a little heaven on earth, a sanctuary, an art gallery, a gourmet paradise, a place full of exotic plants and wonderful aromas, an extravagant cornucopia of delight …

CRUISING THE GRENADINES WITH ‘STAR OF THE SEA’

The Captain’s recommendations for the Grenadines ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES – this is the place for nature lovers, for those who appreciate the impact of the most amazing turquoise colours on one’s relaxed mind. The rainbow of fishes, gigantic turtles, mesmerising scenery, friendly islanders. The pace is slow … Paul, captain of the classic Benetti …

THE GLORY OF CROATIA, SAILING, FOOD AND WINE

We spent the last days of August in Croatia, my home country, on a wonderful gulet, Carpe Diem 7. ‘Carpe Diem’ means ‘seize the day’ … Make the most of the present moment. We did just that! There was so much to enjoy while sailing. It was particularly blissful at this time, when day-to-day our …

TRAVEL – THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE UNDER THE SAME SKY

Call it a Gold List, the list of Brilliance, most valuable Address Book, Favourite Places … We all have our own travel list, created from our own experiences and including all the magical places that we have visited, places that made us happy, places that hold our most wonderful memories—new and the old places. We …

PRIVATE FLIGHTS TO YACHT CHARTER DESTINATIONS: AN ATTRACTIVE AND REALISTIC OPTION

Why private flights? As Lockdown eases European holiday destinations are opening up again and, increasingly, quarantine restrictions are no longer being imposed.  However, even though the destinations are returning to normal and to “business as usual”, there are still, for some people, difficulties in travelling to them. To some places, flights are limited. And some …

CROATIA FEELS SAFE IN THIS UNUSUAL TIME

People are longing to go on holidays but are wondering about the safety of the destinations, with respect to COVID-19. Here are my thoughts on sailing in Croatia. Croatia was our first destination and has remained our strongest for yacht charters. I have been fortunate enough to sail this area extensively and I know the …

CREWED CATAMARAN CHARTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN

Anyone who has chartered a crewed catamaran in the Caribbean dreams of coming back. It’s easy to understand why. This part of the world, with its calm pace of life and warm and sunny climate, is the perfect place to relax and an ideal sailing ground. There is a lot to enjoy: sandy, palm-fringed beaches …

YACHT CHARTERS IN CROATIA WITH HIGH POINT YACHTING

Nothing quite equals sailing for travelling in style, and nowhere quite matches Croatia as a place to get away from it all on a yacht. Yacht charters in Croatia are indeed the way to do it. The country’s heavenly coastline is known for its blue waters, green islands and historic towns. The best way to …

WHY IS CHARTERING A CREWED MOTOR YACHT IN CROATIA A GREAT IDEA?

There we were, lying on the deck, the wind in our hair, the hot sun on our back, speeding across the deep blue water studded with emerald islands.  It does not get much better than chartering a motor yacht in Croatia. We were cruising down the Croatian Adriatic on board the foot luxury Sunseeker Manhattan …