With the country basking in a rare heatwave, you may be craving the opportunity to relax and enjoy some summer sun abroad. Why not consider something different from the usual beach break and explore the delights of a group sailing holiday? We’ve teamed up with our friends at Topdeck Travel on the seven reasons why you should add a sailing trip to your travel plans this summer.
Explore hidden gems
If you’re looking for a new twist on the standard fly and flop holidays then a sailing trip may be the perfect holiday for you. We’re talking about secluded coves, secret islands and hidden paradises – all which are guaranteed to enhance your holiday experience. The crew will have an extensive knowledge of the area, and may even be locals. They’ll be able to guide you to the best hidden beaches that can only be reached by sea.
Imagine a trip with no taxis, no late checkout fees and no mad dash to catch the last train back to the hotel. With a sailing holiday you won’t need to worry about any of these as you will have the freedom to explore the world around you. Solo travellers will also feel at ease on a sailing holiday as a full itinerary will be arranged as part of the trip. There won’t be a need to take out a guide book and you can just sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery and dramatic coastlines on offer.
Make new friends
Holidays are always made better by having a group of friends to spend it with. Meeting new people on your travels can be just as fun and on a sailing holiday you’re guaranteed to meet other like-minded people. For solo female travellers, this can be a great way to travel as you’ll spend your days together watching epic sunsets and sharing delicious sit-down meals. By the end of the holiday, you’ll come away with friends for life!
Wake up to a new destination each morning
Bored of opening your eyes to the same hotel room view every morning? With a sailing trip, you can wake up to the most incredible and diverse views that can’t be experienced on land. Each morning you’ll be treated to new surroundings so you can tuck into your luscious breakfast or read your favourite book with a stunning backdrop and take in the Insta worthy views.
Something for everyone
Travelling by sea opens up many different opportunities. Not only can you take some time out to head to the mainland and check out the beautiful towns and local cuisine on offer, but you also have a plethora of water-based activities available to you. Enjoy snorkelling in the calm waters or a take a gentle swim in the ocean. Whether you’re on the trip solo or with a group of friends from home, there really is something for all!
Think sailing is reserved for the rich and famous? Think again as compared to the cost of chartering a yacht, group sailing holidays are extremely affordable. Yes many celebs like to enjoy lounging on their luxury yachts and sipping champagne but you too can enjoy the thrills of the open water at a fraction of the price. Most sailing holidays include accommodation, food and drink and entertainment - meaning you can get more bang for your buck.
There are literally hundreds of destinations around the world to choose from for the ultimate sailing escape. Those looking for great architecture and isolated beaches should visit Croatia, while those in search of quaint towns, a buzzing nightlife and irresistible dishes will find all they need in Greece. However, if it’s endless blue skies and crystal clear waters you’re after, sailing round Turkey certainly won’t disappoint. Whatever destination you choose, we promise that a sailing adventure will be one of the most epic trips of your life.
For more information on Topdeck’s sailing trips please visit: https://www.topdeck.travel/destinations/europe/sailing
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