Luxurious Ocean Experiencesin the Mediterranean

The sheer choice of unique places to visit in the Mediterranean is awe-inspiring. Most countries have beautiful scenery with clear blue skies, soft yellow sand, and crystal dark blue water on fabulous beaches where you can soak up the glorious weather. If you are feeling more energetic and like to explore, then travel inland to see high mountainous areas offering stunning views; the thick scrubland and greener pastures with rocky outcrops are abundant with wildlife with ancient historical features in many places.

The Mediterranean borders 22 different countries, including Spain, Greece, Turkey, and France, to name a few. There are over 3,000 islands in the ocean; two of the most prominent are Sicily and Sardinia, and with the nations of Malta and Cyprus being amongst them, it is home to over 15 million people. The name Mediterranean comes from two Latin words meaning middle earth, which is how the ancient Romans saw it.

For those wanting a bit of luxury while on vacation, this area includes many superb opportunities for you to do this in style; we have chosen a few to show what is on offer.

Explore from a Luxury Boat

Spend your vacation on board a luxury boat and enjoy spectacular scenery while you savor the delights on board. You will find sumptuous accommodation, indulge yourself in room service, and enjoy some fine dining in the privacy of your cabin. If you prefer nightlife and entertainment, then the onboard theaters or perhaps a party deck is more your style. Relaxing in a library’s quiet, peaceful surroundings after a busy day exploring with a glass of wine will add even more splendor to your trip.

Charter a Yacht around the French Riviera

The French Riviera has a magical microclimate with the sun shining 300 days a year. Charter a yacht, and you will find excellent easy-to-navigate boat moorings in impressive marinas along its coastline.

Monaco, a principality that never sleeps, has plenty of celebrity visitors, many of whom travel by sea and then enjoy this millionaire’s playground sporting fast cars and Michelin-starred restaurants. The ultimate luxury is watching the Formula 1 Grand Prix held there yearly from a trackside position on Monaco’s harbor front.

Cruise the Greek Islands

There are 227 inhabited Greek Islands to choose from; you can do this in style during your vacation on board a luxury ship. Explora Cruises detail that luxury vessels have additional onboard experiences to enjoy whilst heading to your that add an element of opulence to your journey.

Santorini, one of the Mediterranean’s hidden gems, is the best island for Honeymooners and first-time visitors. The black sand beaches and pretty cliffside villages give exhilarating views of the Aegean Sea. Visit a restaurant where you can sample authentic Greek food such as fava, gyros, and baklava.

Mykonos is known for its cosmopolitan summer party atmosphere because of its many bars and clubs with music and dancing until dawn. The bright sunshine during the day is full of charm; as the sun sets, this turns to dark, mysterious beauty. Iconic windmills alongside picture-perfect villages are calm and peaceful, providing local traditions and history. All of this can be seen whilst hopping from island to island with your own fixed cabin on the sea.

Stay in a Luxury Hotel in Italy

The choice of luxury accommodation on the coast of Italy is vast, with large luxurious hotels offering fine dining, private beaches, and art deco rooms. There are exotic boutique hotels boasting classical gardens and terraces with sea views.

How does this incorporate the ocean? You can spend your vacation on the amazing Amalfi coast and enjoy views of Naples Bay and Mount Vesuvius in the distance, taking to the sea by the day and staying on land at night. There are plenty of day trips to Capri available from the Amalfi coast, so you can enjoy on-land luxury but still get the fine ocean experience.

Written by: Amber Simmons