The Luxury Charter Group team are ready to share our local knowledge of some of the more 'off-the-beaten-track' anchorages for those who want privacy. Here are some of the stand-out places we have enjoyed, and some of the private crewed yachts available for charter in the Adriatic.
Dubrovnik is magnificent and is is one of the most important historical and tourist centres of Croatia. This impressive walled city is justifiably known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", having succeeded in preserving its stunning Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains.
With the sparkling Adriatic Sea on the doorstep it is easy to understand why Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And despite being badly damaged in the 1990s the city has benefited from a major restoration programme co-ordinated by UNESCO and is once again one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Korcula’s abundant culture and history helped define its popular name, ‘Little Dubrovnik’. A wonderfully romantic promenade runs through the town by the city walls and is alive with cafes. You can spend the evening exploring this beautiful Dalmatian town and enjoying the gastronomic delights in one of the numerous restaurants.
Since its time as a Roman outpost, Vis was one of the most historically significant islands in the Adriatic. Home to some of the best restaurants in the region, dozens of beautiful bays, a top diving spot and some of the best beaches in the country this island has something for everyone. In addition to a still thriving fishing industry the island of Vis is also known for its winemaking and you should definitely try their Vugava, a local white wine.
Hvar Old Town
The Old Town of Hvar, was once a wealthy Venetian trading port, and today one of the most fashionable places to be seen on the Adriatic. Island Hvar, once alluded to as the "Santorini" of Croatia due to its much-photographed Venetian architecture, offers a mix of culture and a vibrant restaurant and café life. Despite its commercial popularity, Hvar has nevertheless maintained its authenticity. It is equally well known for its rich cultural and historical heritage and it will be a real treat for guests of all ages.
The Pakleni Islands
Opposite Hvar Town are a gorgeous cluster of offshore islets that are among the best the Adriatic has to offer. The Pakleni Islands offer crystal-clear waters, hidden beaches and deserted lagoons. The largest of the Pakleni Islands by far is Sveti Klement, which supports three villages in its 5 sq km.
Vrboska is a real gem and one of our favourite little towns. Located at the head of a deep bay this lovely little village, nicknamed "Little Venice", has a canal running through it. With charming stone bridges, gorgeous canal-side stone houses and traditional lantinas moored in the harbour this place is a photographer's dream.
Split is the cultural and economic centre of Central Dalmatia with a warm Mediterranean temper. The city faces the seafront, the 'Riva' boulevard that comes alive every evening. You can’t help but feel the sense of family as young and old, well-dressed, stroll, interact and play together.
Split is steeped in history. Its fortress-like complex at its centre, Diocletian's Palace, was erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century together with the Cathedral of St. Domnius which is today the heart and soul of the city. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses. And there is a wonderful choice of very good restaurants.
Trogir is a town-museum in the very meaning of the word. It is a charming Mediterranean seaside town attracting visitors from all over and inviting them to explore its historic walkways. Despite the modern rhythm of life, it has conserved its unique historical core, the attractiveness of its boutiques, old-fashioned galleries and garden restaurants thrive whilst the daily life of locals living inside these historic walls carries on regardless.
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Here are a few of the stunning luxury yachts that still have availability in Croatia this summer. It's still not too late to book.
This luxury 46m Sanlorenzo is the third SanLorenzo 46 Steel yacht model, with four levels of sublime amenities and accommodation for up to 12 guests in five suites.
REVE D'OR is elegant and sophisticated, with bespoke and luxurious detail in her fabrics, timber and furnishings. Panoramic windows in the saloon provide ample light and views, while full-length tailored curtains ensure privacy.
On the main deck of REVE D'OR, a shaded alfresco dining table and seating is a great place to dine or relax. Her sundeck is a great choice for casual relaxation, offering a further alfresco dining option, sunpads, chaise lounges and deluxe jacuzzi tub. A beach club on the lower deck gives easy access to the water toys on offer.
Designed and built for charter, AIAXAIA is a floating 5-star hotel and the flag bearer of a new generation of luxury charter yachts available in Croatia. AIAXAIA boasts six generously proportioned guest cabins, each with ensuite, safe, flat screen TV, surround sound system, air conditioning and room service.
AIAXAIA has spacious decks for complete relaxation, a Jacuzzi on the flybridge, sauna, several lounge areas, an array of watertoys, your personal onboard Chef, and personalised service from her experienced crew. The air-conditioned spacious saloon has a large plasma TV and superb seating for 12. From the saloon is access to the sauna and office.
The aft deck is massive and ideal for meals and relaxing, while the flybridge comprises a lounge area with bar and sunpads for soaking up the sunshine and the views.
The sensational 144.9ft (44.17m) Heeson motor yacht AGRAM is a semi-custom semi-displacement modern yacht equipped with impressive entertainment and leisure facilities. With a large jacuzzi, sunpads, bar, barbecue, two tables and plenty of comfortable seating, the sundeck is hard to beat for guests’ relaxation and indulgence.
Her interior offers a timeless style with beautiful furnishings and an attention to detail that ensures both elegance and comfort. The décor is soothing and elegant, based around a palette of beige and neutrals, with beautiful timber panelling and floors.
AGRAM has spacious accommodation and socialising areas for up to 12 guests; and with 9 crew onboard you will enjoy a relaxed and pampered luxury yacht experience.
Relaxing and unwinding in total comfort is the mantra of this exceptional 101ft (31m) Italian-built CRN charter yacht. On deck, guests will enjoy a large aft deck for meals alfresco, with full sun protection, yet views from every angle. Up above, the flybridge is an inviting space for dining and reclining on sun lounges.
The décor aboard KLOBUK is warm and cosy, and the saloon and separate dining area take full advantage of the large windows for panoramic views.
KLOBUK accommodates 12 guests in a master cabin on the main deck, plus two VIP cabins and two twin cabins. Her professional crew of five are enthusiastic and skilled, ensuring your charter vacation in this fascinating region is one you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.
Friends and family will be delighted with the huge array of features on 100ft (30m) Italian-built luxury charter yacht NOVELA, which is blessed with space and attributes of a yacht many times her size.
The main aft deck features an alfresco dining space and easy access to the swim platform. On her upper deck, NOVELA has a generously sized pilothouse and skylounge which is a welcoming spot for casual entertaining or relaxing and enjoying the state-of-the-art entertainment system and large retractable LED TV.
With lavish accommodation for her eight guests, NOVELA provides four spacious cabins: master, VIP and two twins which are convertible to large doubles. Her extremely versatile accommodation layout makes her perfect for two couples, families, or any other charter group.
Frequently described as the best family-friendly charter yacht in the Adriatic, ALEKSANDRA has extensive deck space aft and on the sundeck for all guests to savour their charter, whatever their inclination: relaxing with a book, dining, watersports or island hopping on the yacht’s tender.
The large aft deck has comfortable seating and table for dining alfresco, while on the flybridge level, there’s a superb sundeck with lounges, table and bar. The foredeck too has an intimate social space with seating to take in the views and enjoy the sea breeze while underway or at anchor.
ALEKSANDRA’S five guest cabins are cool and calming, spacious and well-appointed with the same boutique décor and LED lighting for a tranquil ambience. Each has private ensuite, flatscreen TV and generous sized robes and ample storage.
STARDUST OF POOLE
STARDUST OF POOLE, 26.3m, (86'), is a timeless charter yacht providing plenty of social space on deck, including a spacious aft deck for meals and entertaining, as well as the expansive foredeck with its sunpads and comfortable dinette, ideal for cocktails at sunset. The large sundeck which will dazzle guests with its bar, dinette, large sun pads and sun lounges.
Inside, this exceptional charter yacht is decorated with classic styling, wrap around windows and two large glass doors that connect to the vessel’s balcony and alfresco dining space. In the elegant main saloon, there is a welcoming lounge space with sofas and chairs, separated from the dining area by cleverly concealed entertainment system that rises and falls on demand.
With accommodation for eight guests over four sophisticated cabins, STARDUST OF POOLE is beautifully appointed with AV systems, marble ensuites and plenty of storage space.
These are only a small selection of the range of motor and sailing yachts available for charter in Croatia. In addition there are a large array of catamarans and gulets available. Just contact the team at Luxury Charter Group and we will be happy to find the yacht that is just right for you to experience this beautiful destination.