Sardinia has some of the dreamiest beaches you will find without stepping off European shores. Yes, the sand really is that white, and the sea the bluest blue. This Mediterranean island is well known for its natural beauty and unspoilt coastline dotted with coves and white, sandy shallow-watered beaches only reachable by sea. Preferred by many Superyacht owners, the island offers a rich mixture of culture and architecture, featuring the “nuraghe”, stone tepee-like structures. This billionaire’s playground also offers high-end restaurants, exclusive boutiques, trendy bars as well as regular sailing regattas departing from the popular Yacht Club in Porto Cervo.
The home of Napoléon Bonaparte offers a combination of French and Italian charm set amongst unspoilt scenery. Wild beaches are set against a backdrop of towering mountains, with endless opportunities to anchor off the deep bays overlooking the authentic fishing villages. Though Corsica has officially been part of France for more than 200 years, it feels different from the mainland in everything from customs and cuisine to language and character, and that’s part of its appeal. The island offers stunning cruising grounds with deep bays, secluded anchorages, dramatic coastlines with white sandy beaches and charming fishing villages.