Boating along the Mediterranean is a dream vacation for lovers of the sea, especially during April, when the Med sailing season really kicks off and the climate is still cool. While it can be fun just cruising along the sparkling waters, you may want to relax on land as well and take advantage of what the Balearic to the Greek islands have to offer.
For this list we’ve come up with some of the best villas in the Mediterranean that have their own boat moorings in addition to top-notch facilities. If you’re planning for a waterside holiday of luxury on the Med, make sure you check these out!
This villa is located on the island of Lefkada on the Geni Peninsula in Greece. It features four bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight people. The interiors are filled with gorgeous Italian marble furnishings with oak accents. The al fresco terrace lets you have a breath-taking view of the Mediterranean and the villa’s private swimming pool where you can relax tired muscles. Sailor’s Retreat has its own private jetty where you can moor your boat and it also has a boat hire service. Guests can do some wakeboarding and water-skiing or explore the local tavernas.
The Beach House
Another gorgeous villa in Lefkada, The Beach House sleeps up to 10 people in its five bedrooms. The villa has its own boat mooring, pool and direct beach access. Guests can watch the neighbouring Greek islands take on a warm glow as the sun rises, or watch while the sky takes on the orange-purple hue of sunset. Guests can also try their hand at cooking Mediterranean food in the villa’s built-in wood burning oven.
Boat owners and water sport lovers will enjoy staying at Al Olivar, located in Meganisi in Greece. The villa’s living area features wall-length sliding glass doors, making sure you have an unencumbered view of the Ionian islands. For the best dining experience, take your meals at the al fresco dining area. Guests can take to the water in a kayak, cruise around in a sailboat or simply relax in the villa’s private pool.
Alitheia is the shining jewel on the northeast coast of Corfu in Greece. It features direct sea access (and stunning views of course), a private boat hire if you’d like to give yours a break and an infinity pool. The open plan design of the villa gives a feeling of airy, modern luxury, complemented by the minimalist white colour. Alitheia has five bedrooms that can sleep 14 people and four shower areas. You can even avail of the services of a private chef. Guests can explore the nearby town of Kassiopi and have a taste of authentic Greek cuisine in traditional restaurants.
Spirit of the Sea
The Spirit of the Sea resides in the Balearic Islands, specifically in the bay of San Antonio in Menorca. The villa is the perfect place to relax in after a whole day’s exploration of the local fishing villages. The villa has five bedrooms and features a roof terrace with its own kitchen and dining area, so you can enjoy a barbecue with family and friends while admiring the view of the harbour. For a romantic evening, have your dinner set up at a vine-covered pergola.