Monaco Yacht Show September 2018 – each September the superyacht industry descends on Monaco for a show and tell of the newest advances in yacht technologies, largest superyachts and super sea toys. This year we attended the Monaco Yacht Show and scoped out our favourite superyachts for luxurious comfort and limitless cruising, including M/Y Cloud 9, M/Y Planet Nine, S/Y Marie and S/Y Sybaris.
It may be one of the smaller continents but what Europe lacks in size it makes up for in style: rolling fields of lavender and vines, limestone cliffs extending above turquoise coastlines and architecture to match Europe's finest nature.
The Pacific island nation of Palau is scenically magical: an archipelago comprised of more than 300 islands, blanketed in emerald forests and surrounded by lagoons. For those looking for a far-flung adventure, spend a week aboard an exceptional explorer yacht discovering the otherworldly underwater world and pristine bays with alfresco dinners under the stars.
Onwards to your very own private island – Ariara. This castaway tropical island is a Philippine paradise with the added luxury that it is fully staffed with your own private chef being specially flown in from the capital to serve the most sublime seared tuna sashimi as the sun sets.
A maze of fjords dotted with wild isles, abundant marine life and glaciers tumbling into the South Pacific, the breathtaking landscape of Chilean Patagonia is often best admired from the deck of a yacht. Armed with helicopter and seaplane, you can adventure to seldom explored locations with the most knowledgable of guides. Smaller tenders allow you to venture into the marble caves and get up close to glistening glaciers.
"When you've seen the world there's always Greenland" – home to mighty glaciers, Inuit hunters, Northern Lights, and polar bears on the prowl – this vast Arctic tundra is one of the least visited places on the planet.
Exploring the Arctic by superyacht is one heck of an adventure. Begin your intrepid odyssey in Greenland journeying through the fjords to the tip of the south coast to visit hot springs on the uninhabited island of Uunartoq – once the Vikings' favoured medieval spa – beneath the summer's midnight sun.
Pair your journey sailing along the remote, rugged peninsula of Greenland with a weekend on land staying at Iceland’s exclusive Deplar Farm. Formerly a traditional sheep farm it has since been transformed to become one of the most stylish retreats set within Northern Iceland’s mountainous Troll Peninsula.