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Off-the-Beaten Path Destinations for Superyacht Adventurers

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When the warm waters are calling, many superyachts can be seen glazing the waters around the Greek Islands, anchoring off the coast of Italy and gilding playfully across the Caribbean. These trendy destinations all boast brilliant blue-flag beaches, pulsating nightlife and fabulous food that is sure to leave you weak at the knees. Sailing on MY Starfire ensures that you can indulge in champagne brunches onboard, go water skiing or snorkeling in the afternoon and enjoy five-star treatments and perfect pampering in the vanilla soaked bliss of the spa. Yet for those intrepid adventurers who dream of leaving the usual behind and sailing into unchartered waters, there are still plenty of far flung destinations to tempt you to set sail.

Trinidad and Tobago
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Trinidad and Tobago

For a flush of color and a heady dose of tropical mayhem, you can skip the usual shores of the Caribbean and into the breath of fresh air that is Trinidad and Tobago. Both these arresting little spots are as equally as divine as their bigger brothers, boasting the same sprinkle of snow white sands, lagoon-like emerald waters and sleepy huts dabbled along the coast. Yet there is an innocence that still rises to the cheeks of Trinidad and Tobago, a superyacht destination that hasn’t yet been jaded by the tourist masses. During carnival, the rhythm of drums will shake you from your sleep, the locals will be puffed up in parrot colored feathers and the rum-soaked partying seems to go on for days. This is the place to sail in MY Starfire to hang out under the thatched roofs of everyday people playing cards, to walk along untrodden shores where fishermen haul in their lines and to throw your own flavor into the mix when it comes to the spirit of carnival.

St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg

If the idea of sun soaked beach days and lounging on decks causes you to stifle a yawn, then perhaps it’s time to leave the postcard-pretty paradises behind and head for one of the most evocative cities in the world. During the summer months you can experience the rare delights of white nights in St. Petersburg. Nothing quite compares to sitting out on your superyacht deck long after midnight and marveling at the sun still hanging in the sky, dousing everything in a surreal glow. Wander the fragrant gardens and the exquisite regal splendor of the Admiralty, indulge in the finest designer shopping imaginable and dine beneath the weight of great chandeliers as you sip the finest clear-as-ice vodka that runs like a slip of silk down the throat.

Svalbard
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Svalbard

Sail as far North as you can imagine and stumble upon the mysterious and hauntingly beautiful Svalbard Islands perched precariously on Norway’s Arctic Circle. This is the place where polar bears roam in the might of the mountains, where the icebergs drift like diamonds across the cobalt blue sea and where dramatic peaks spiral to kiss the sky. Meandering through the spectacular vision of the fjords is only part of the journey, sitting in the Jacuzzi on the deck of MY Starfire you will see waterfalls, glaciers, deep set pine forests and a sun that never sets. Take the kayak out and glide across the golden red waters just past midnight and understand why Svalbard is such a sojourn for the body, the mind and the soul.

xanthos
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Xanthos

The Turquoise Coast of Turkey glitters like gold and draws a plethora of superyachts into its world. Those who have already soaked up the spice bazar of Istanbul, have lounged on the brilliant blue beaches of Bodrum and have let the warm waters of Marmaris soothe them can choose to step away from the crowds and discover a slice of ancient history in Xanthos. The ancient city of the Lycians dates back to 8th century BC, the scent of freshly-trodden sage dampens the air, mosaics cool beneath your feet and there are few other visitors to be seen. The whole ambience is eerily incredible as though you are tiptoeing through an outdoor mausoleum. After a day discovering the ancient city, you can enjoy sipping the finest wines and dining on Turkish mezze back on My Starfire.

Roxanne Genier

Roxanne, co-founder of LuxeInACity.com, a Luxe Social Directory. LuxeInACity.com is a Social Luxe Directory featuring daily blogs, news and videos from the world of luxury. The site includes 125 Luxe City Guides listing over 50 000 luxury companies such as restaurants, hotels, spas, automobile dealerships, jewelry and watch stores, fashion boutiques and much more. Roxanne has been at the s...(Read More)

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