The South of France to the Italian Riviera is an endlessly popular cruising ground for luxury yachts and superyachts. The glittering shores, quaint coastal towns and unrivalled array of boutiques, hotels and fine dining restaurants never ceases to impress, with luxury yachts returning to the Med year after year to soak up the relaxed lifestyle and European charm. Although there is no shortage of romantic and luxurious destinations in the French and Italian Rivieras, the endless available choice can at times be overwhelming. We put together a mini-guide containing our top pick of luxury yacht marina stop-offs when sailing the seductive South of France to the dazzling Italian Riviera.
Voted for by superyacht captains and crew, the ACREW Superyacht Business Awards 2021 recognised the Best Superyacht Marina, rewarding quality of service and facilities. The Mediterranean gem of Port Montenegro took home the top prize, with Australia’s Coral Sea Marina announced as the runner-up.
The recent decision from UNESCO not to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’ has been a boost to Australia and the country’s tourism heartland of Queensland. Though avoiding the downgrade is an encouraging sign, there is no doubting that a significant and concerted effort is required to secure the prosperity of this Natural Wonder of the World. Coral Sea Marina & Resort, an award-winning superyacht facility in the paradisiacal Whitsundays, is leading the yachting community’s contribution to preserving the Great Barrier Reef.