A Christmas yacht charter immersed in a luxury Christmas destination is an unbeatable way to enjoy the holiday season. Surrounded by close friends and family, pampered by a doting crew and discovering the most beautiful cruising destinations the world has to offer at your leisure – a luxury yacht charter at Christmas will ensure this holiday season is not soon forgotten.

Before selecting your perfect Christmas yacht charter vessel, understanding the luxury Christmas destinations available to you is both vital and exciting. With ample choice ranging from the urban-chic of Sydney to the untouched sands of the Maldives, and from the well-trodden charm of the Exuma chain to the rugged beauty of St Lucia, your yacht charter this holiday season can be tailored to your dream celebration.

Discover some of our favourite Christmas yacht charter destinations, or contact our charter brokers today for personalized advice and a selection of yachts based in your chosen luxury Christmas destination.

Phang Nga Bay is one of the most breath-taking locations to enjoy a vast Christmas spread, surrounded by dramatic sheer limestone cliffs and dense forestry.

 

Thailand

Yacht charter in Thailand is a relatively new exploit, burgeoned by the ever-growing superyacht facilities incentivized by the Thai government, and raving word-of-mouth reviews from those who have chartered in this exotic South East Asian region. “The land of the smiles” vigorously awakens the senses, offering a yacht charter experience that is quite unlike those enjoyed in more frequented cruising grounds.

Phang Nga Bay is one of the most breath-taking locations to enjoy a vast Christmas spread, expertly crafted to your desires and family traditions by your on-board chef. The sheer limestone cliffs that erupt from the turquoise waters create a humbling backdrop, while the tumbling forests that tightly wrap the dramatic karst rock formations lend an ambiance of solitude and tranquility that support immersive and memorable family time at Christmas.

To learn more about Thailand yacht charter at Christmas or New Year, contact us now.

A more urban-experience, a Christmas yacht charter in Sydney incorporates a diverse assortment of experiences that simply aren’t possible elsewhere.

 

Sydney

A more urban-experience than the other luxury Christmas destinations on this list, a Christmas yacht charter in Sydney incorporates a diverse assortment of experiences that simply aren’t possible elsewhere. From an adrenaline-fueled ascent of Harbour Bridge to aerial escapades in seaplanes, quintessentially Ozzy surf beaches to the secluded beauty of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Sydney yacht charter offers remarkable diversity with minimal time underway. Perfect for lovers of urban-chic, comfortable adventure and Australian culture.

Add a uniquely Australian touch to your Christmas yacht charter with a festive barbeque on the secluded Cowan Creek beach, before retreating to your vessel where the crew will serve your Christmas favorites on the aft deck at anchor on the Hawkesbury River.

While Sydney is a splendid location for Christmas yacht charter, she comes into her own on New Year’s Eve. There are few anchorages in the Southern Hemisphere that compare to Sydney Harbour on December 31st, ranking as one of our favorite New Year’s yacht charter destinations. With a new superyacht exclusion zone offering unparalleled views of the spectacular fireworks display viewed across the globe, and an electric ambiance that pours from the shores and immerses the hundreds of vessels that crowd the harbor, Sydney at New Years will leave you truly pumped for the year ahead.

To explore Australian charter yachts and to learn more about yacht charter in Sydney, contact our team today.

This Maldives can veritably be likened to paradise on earth, with this Indian Ocean archipelago likely to leave you immediately craving for the inevitable next chapter.

 

The Maldives

Few luxury Christmas destinations compare to the stunning atolls of the Maldives. This Indian Ocean archipelago can veritably be likened to paradise on earth, with Maldives yacht charter likely to leave you immediately craving for the inevitable next chapter. With an abundance of vibrant coral home to over 1,000 species of fish and 20 species of whale and dolphin, diving in the Maldives will be some of the best you will ever experience. Indulge in Thaa Atoll’s remarkable celebration of sea-life, prompted by the Laccadive Sea and Arabian Seas’ fusion, embrace the challenging surf on the Eastern side of Meemu Atoll, and discover some of the region’s 800 uninhabited desert islands. Very few gifts delight as much as the experience of stepping onto truly untrodden sands, surrounded by the vast turquoise ocean, towering palm trees and the ones you love.

To learn more about yacht charter in the Indian Ocean, and Maldives yacht charter, our team are available to advise.

St Lucia and the Grenadines are fast becoming one of the most alluring Caribbean yacht charter destinations

 

St Lucia and the Grenadines

St Lucia yacht charter and the Grenadines island chain, are fast becoming one of the most alluring Caribbean yacht charter destinations. St Lucia itself, dramatically erupting from the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea with plush pitons draped in thick forest, is deservedly renowned as a romantic retreat. The North boasts cultural delights while the landscape of the South is powerfully picturesque, making this a perfect location to fly into and spend time before sailing south to the Grenadines for a Christmas yacht charter.

Blessed with a plethora of attractive island destinations including Bequia, Mustique, St Vincent, Canouan and the Tobago Cays to name a few, St Lucia and the Grenadines offer much choice for your Christmas Day and New Years Eve celebrations. Bequia hosts laid back fireworks to celebrate what is colloquially known as “Old Years Night”, while Basil’s Bar on the private island of Mustique is both exclusive and energetic.

To learn more about Grenadines yacht charter, contact our team today.

Few yacht charter destinations have achieved such united acclaim as home to the world’s most beautiful waters as the Exumas.

 

The Exumas

Few yacht charter destinations have achieved such united acclaim as home to the world’s most beautiful waters as the Exumas. This Bahamian archipelago of over 365 islands can host yacht charters spanning one week to one month, without guests growing tiresome of the region’s glistening warm waters, vibrant aquatic and land-based wildlife, contrasting island experiences, succulent local specialties and tropical winter climate. For a laid-back Christmas day in the exclusive company of your nearest and dearest, select one of the many serene cays to drop anchor. While the little-ones work up an appetite putting your water toy arsenal to good use, the adults can catch up with a carefully selected beverage on the upper deck, before the family gathers on the aft deck to a generous Christmas feast prepared just as you like it. Kick back for a slow cruise in the afternoon, or take it easy with more water sports and lounging in total tranquility.

New Years in the Exumas can be as serene or vibrant as you wish. Nassau is well-versed in opulent celebrations, while the charming Staniel Cay Yacht Club combines energy with elegance for its annual firework celebrations.

To learn more about Exuma yacht charter, contact our team today.

St Barts boasts legendary New Year’s celebrations and ample neighboring attractions to populate an extended Christmas yacht charter itinerary

 

St Barts (Saint Barthelemey)

St Barts has long been the quintessential luxury Christmas destination for yacht charter enthusiasts. This stunning Caribbean island just south of the popular BVIs boasts legendary New Year’s celebrations and ample neighboring attractions to populate an extended Christmas yacht charter itinerary (Learn more about nearby Antigua yacht charter).

The penultimate week of December in St Barts offers extravagance in a category of its own. Many of the world’s most recognizable superyachts occupy Gustavia’s picturesque harbor and surrounding anchorages, their powerful underwater LED lights offering a tantalizing teaser to the lightshow that rocks the region on New Year’s Eve. Accompanying these vessels is a flock of business moguls and public figures, making St Barts a haven for socializing and networking. Early booking is essential, with many guests returning year after year to the exclusive Gustavia bay and surrounding venues. The party comes to a climactic end in the early hours of January 1st, with fanatical fireworks and a nightlife to suit all tastes.

Click here to learn more about St Barts yacht charter this Christmas and New Year’s.

 

To discuss your next Christmas yacht charter, or for more information on any of these luxury Christmas destinations, please contact our team of yacht charter brokers today. Happy Holidays!

Adam Reynolds

Written by Adam Reynolds

Adam Reynolds left the west coast of Ireland in search of better boats and a warmer climate, and has since become a core member of the 212 Yachts team. His love for travel, the yachting industry and the experience economy have made him a knowledgeable charter broker and creative marketing manager.


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