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5 reasons to go on a Croatia sailing holiday

Published August 9th, 2013

Yachting holidays aren’t just for rappers and their model girlfriends. They’re for regular joes just like you and me. And one of the best locations to enjoy one is in Croatia. With an amazing 500 harbours and 50 fully serviced marinas, each with restaurants, hot showers, mini-marts and weather charts, sailing holidays in Croatia are a hot ticket, particularly in the summer time. So, in case you needed them, here are 5 reasons why you should make your next holiday, a Croatia sailing holiday – other than the fact that you’ll be able to sing ‘I’m on a boat’ and actually mean it.

 

 

You don’t have to be a millionaire

I mean sure, if you’re a millionaire, you’re probably going to have it good in Croatia. The waters along the Dalmatian Coast are no stranger to the rich celebrities and super yachts. But you also don’t have to be rolling in it either in order to enjoy a piece of the Adriatic sun and sea air. Plenty of well-known tour providers like Busabout Tours and Intrepid operating sailing tours around the coastline for amazing prices. And when you consider that sailing combines both travel, accommodation and in most cases – food, it can be quite a savvy way to travel.

 

You don’t have to know how to sail

Once again, if you want to practice your Jessica Watson skills, then the crew of your yacht aren’t going to stop you. They love it when people can lend a hand, and are also more than happy to help teach you the ropes – literally. But then again, if your dream sailing holiday involves sunning yourself on the deck and nothing else, then you’re more than welcome to enjoy that too. This is your holiday after all. Most reputable sailing tour providers are fully equipped with a highly experienced and capable crew, leaving you to do as little or as much as you want.

 

 

You’ll get to make new friends

As we all know, sometimes the best parts about travelling are the people you meet along the way. With most tours, it’s quite easy to make friends. On a sailing tour – it’s even easier. With small groups, sit-down meals together and plenty of time to drop anchor and party on the mainland, you’re bound to leave your Croatia sailing tour with a bunch of new friends.

 

You’ll get to visit towns and islands you wouldn’t normally go to

Like Hvar, Miljet, Ploce and Ston. Of all the region, the island of Hvar would have to be the unofficial favourite, beloved for its traffic-free streets, spectacular Gothic palaces and gorgeous beaches. Thanks to its stunning assets, things can get quite busy on the island during summer. The crowds really just add to Havar’s hip and happening vibe though, particularly at the island’s main square and  bars.

 

 

You’ll get to party too

Just because you’re staying on a boat doesn’t mean you have to be stuck out at sea the whole time. With some days and all nights spent docked on the mainland, there’s plenty of activities and excursions to keep you occupied – like kayaking, cycling and of course swimming, not to mention all of life’s little luxuries (or necessities in some people’s cases) like wi-fi. Plus, and it’s a big PLUS, partying each and every night is always an option if you’re feeling up to it.

 

Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.