The sunny days that put you in a good mood and the weather that turns beautiful, make you think about holidays!
Booking a boat this season has many advantages, one above all you can take advantage of the discounts that many companies offer in the spring.
There is nothing more pleasant than spending a few spring days on a boat.
For those looking for the warmth of spring, the Mediterranean is the ideal choice and May is an excellent month for a sailing holiday.
Sailing in tranquility, clear waters and bright green vegetation, uncrowded places and above all low prices: all elements that make spring holidays on a boat perfect.
There are also some starting points for a low cost boat holiday that have not yet been affected by the large numbers of tourism, destinations close to home or a few hours' flight. Here are some of them.
Tunisia by boat.
Tunisia according to Lonely Planet is the perfect starting point for exploring North Africa at affordable prices. Not only the capital Tunis with its splendid Medina and the beautiful seaside village of Sidi Bou Said, ancient Carthage, but also incredible beaches and cultural wonders. Tunis is not the only starting point for getting to know the country by renting a boat, there are other ports from which to set sail for a wonderful sailing holiday such as Hamamet, with its suggestive and exotic beaches; or Port El Kantaoui, a very beautiful tourist resort located in the center of Tunisia. From the north coast of the country, with Tabarka and Biserta, to the south coast with the Gulf of Gabès, passing along the east coast with the Cap Bon peninsula, those who choose a boat holiday in Tunisia can count on well-equipped and high-level landings and moorings.
Albania by boat.
Albania is the wild paradise of the Mediterranean Sea, a decidedly little-known destination with a mysterious charm. It is no longer the country from which in the 90s the boats of migrants fleeing the civil war left, today this is a peaceful country with a good economic stability. More and more often the Land of Eagles arouses the interest of tourism for its scenic beauty, golden beaches and crystal clear sea which are accompanied by very affordable prices! The Albanian coast is spectacular, overhanging headlands, silent bays, a lively sea populated by splendid marine creatures. A few kilometers from Vlora, the Albanian capital easily reachable by low cost flights, there is a modern and welcoming port, the marina of Orikum, the perfect base for exploring a truly unspoiled stretch of coast. In a few nautical miles you can reach the only marine national park in the country, Karaburun and the island of Sazan where with a little luck you can have an incredible encounter with the Mediterranean seal. And then the bays of Barca, Arusha Dafina and Grama or small fishing villages like Himare or even equipped ports like that of Saranda, will enchant you. Albania has many qualities, hospitality and kindness, excellent cuisine and culture; you will hear about it more and more.
Turkey by boat.
Turkey is synonymous with beautiful sea and coasts, with nature and good food, with culture and hospitality. Bathed as it is by three seas, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, the Turkish coasts offer many landings, including equipped ports and sheltered bays. To visit by boat the Costa Cariana and its most famous port, Budrum. Budrum is an excellent starting point for getting to know the island of Orak, renowned for its crystal clear waters, the Seven Islands with beautiful coral reefs and the island of Sedir, a very interesting archaeological site. The Costa Datca can be sailed from the port of Marmaris, a coast dotted with islands with fine white sand beaches. The Lycian Coast is wonderful, fairytale beaches like Iztuzu and some of the most beautiful bays in the world like Monastir or Cleopatra. The port of departure for visiting this coast can be Fethiye, a very beautiful city born on a bay protected by twelve islands. Then there is another bay not to be missed, the Bay of Gocek, surrounded by islets and immersed in a breathtaking Mediterranean paradise.
Malta on a sailboat.
The heart of the Mediterranean, no better way to visit, know and appreciate it than by boat! Organized and welcoming Malta, Gozo and Comino will amaze you with the beauty of the landscapes, the clear waters and the culture. The Maltese archipelago offers everything you could wish for on a sailing holiday. A boat holiday in Malta is a discovery every day, starting from one of the many equipped ports, Valletta, Portomaso, Vittoriosa, Msida are just a few, you can get to know countless bays and beaches with Mediterranean charm; coves and bays that are often inaccessible from the ground and this makes them very exclusive. Do not miss the Blue Lagoon, the Crystal Lagoon and the countless caves such as those of Ponta Tal Ahrax, Ramla Bay and Dwejra Bay. You cannot miss a visit to Popeye Village and the small fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
Montenegro by boat.
In the heart of the Balkans, a small country that is a perfect destination for a sailing holiday: favorable winds, pristine coasts and a beautiful sea. It is defined as the southernmost fjord in Europe, narrow inlets that sink into the landscape, jagged coves and crystal clear waters. Mandatory stops are the Bocche di Cattaro and also the two islets, San Giorgio and the Madonna di Scopello. Sailing towards the south of the small republic not to be missed is the city of Tivat with its luxurious marina or the Bay of Lustica, with one of the most spectacular beaches in the whole area, the Blue Horizon, a semi-moon of fine sand protected at shoulders from a dense pine forest. Another attraction is Budva, an attractive town, served and culturally interesting. South of Budva is a small peninsula that was once a fishing village and is now a luxury hotel complex, beautiful beaches and deep blue sea.
Translated by Biagio Vitolo.