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How to Chill After Covid Lockdown [quick strategy]

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FINALLY

Your hometown lockdown is lifted.  Your arm hurts like heck where they stuck you with the Pfizer-BioNTech.

Things are getting back to normal.  You are vaccinated, and oh-so-ready to reschedule that summer 2020 yachting escape.

Don’t worry.  France, Italy, and Spain are right where you left them.  So, what to do after Covid?

Close your eyes.  Do you see the beaches?  The dockside cafes?  Imagine laying poolside – on the sundeck of superyacht ALFA NERO

 

Deck view with swimming pool with H for helipad on the bottom of it, surrounded by sunloungers on the back of a luxury yacht

 

 

GETTING THERE…

Unfortunately, even with much of Covid in the rearview mirror, the drudgery of getting to the Mediterranean sinks in.

Without question, it’s a LONG flight to the Med.  Getting directly onboard a superyacht after hours in the air is not appealing.  Understandably, no one wants to waste their first day on the sea, feeling dog-tired and irritable.

 

A PLANNED LAYOVER?

Fortunately, there is a simple solution to reducing jet lag and stress before your yacht charter begins. What is the solution?  Check into a boutique property and decompress for a day!

A pre-charter layover is a great way to unwind after traveling. Let your yacht crew scramble with last-minute preparations.  You will be relaxing in a calming, resort environment.

 

WHAT TO DO ON BEFORE THE YACHT

You can lay by the pool, or catch up on some needed sleep.  Certainly, a stroll around town and a late-night espresso in a nearby café will have you in the right frame of mind.

 

IT’S TIME TO GO YACHTING

Then, the next day, your crew picks you up from the resort and whisks you away to your awaiting superyacht.

 

Here are three, can’t-miss layover hospitality venues to help you get your groove back before you board your luxury charter yacht.

 

 

SIX SENSES, IBIZA 

First, this new resort is scheduled to open in July, 2021.  It is located in a quiet, almost-hidden cove in Xarraca Bay.  Four-com magazine describes the resort as, “This magical cove with unobstructed sunset views and special energy is where the golden hour lasts until the Cinderella hour. Sundowner, guitar, or loved one in hand, anything feels possible. Live layers of programming and experiences will constantly evolve to celebrate music, art, sustainable fashion, spirituality, pioneering wellness, culinary exploration and culture, all synonymous with the island.”  How’s that for a glowing endorsement?

 

Photograph of a terrace with a sea view. This is perfect for a yacht charter vacation after covid lockdown

 

We’re big fans of resorts with access to a beach and a deep-water bay.  In fact, after a day of unwinding, your yacht’s crew can bring the ship’s tender right up to the beach.  You and your companions can enjoy a short tender ride to your awaiting yacht.  And let’s be honest – is there anything cooler than seeing your yacht at anchor, knowing everyone is watching you as you tender over and board on the aft swim platform???

 

 

The Gritti Palace, Venice

Second, this noble former palace and now hotel dates back over 500 years. It overlooks the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice.   In fact, each of the hotel’s 82 guest rooms and suites offers unobstructed canal views.  This is an intimate private residence masquerading as a hotel.  Enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine at the Club del Doge restaurant.  Too tired for dinner after a long flight?  No problem.  Just grab a table for cocktails on the terrace at the Riva Lounge.  The next day, your yacht’s tender can pick you up at the property’s own dock.  This is reminiscent of the Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival!

Photograph of a Venice canal lined with boats on the front side and ornate hotels on the back side

 

The ??? Resort & Spa, ???

No, it’s not a typo. The question marks have been inserted for a reason.  Indeed, we did promise you the name of three hospitality venues for the perfect pre-charter layover.

So why the secrecy, you might wonder?  The reason is simple.  It’s our passion at 1-800 Yacht Charters, to Deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to you. Part of that experience is the creation of a bespoke luxury yacht charter vacation for you and your travel companions.  Anyone can write a blog with a list of beautiful hotels and resorts.  We prefer to listen to you; to hear about your style preferences.  Basically, we want to understand your motivations and expectations when you travel.

 

By listening to you, we can create the experience you desire – the one that will enrich your life…

 

Let’s do this.  Contact us and tell us where you want to go yachting.  We’ll ask you some questions and we’ll come up with several yachts for your consideration.  Of course, we’ll also suggest a great hospitality property or boutique resort where you can chill before your charter!  After Covid, it’s time to get back to normal!

 

Please call us at 305-720-7245 or fill out our convenient online yacht charter inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .

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Miami Superyacht Charter Marina Rebrands

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Photograph of marina full of large yachts. There are tall buildings in the background. The sky is bright blue with puffy clouds.

ISLAND GARDENS MARINA NEWS

Miami’s premier superyacht marina, Island Gardens Deep Harbour, is under new management. The “upgrade” in management, in our opinion, is long overdue.

 

WHAT IS THE NEW NAME?

The new name for the Miami Superyacht Marina is Yacht Haven Grande Miami at Island Gardens.  The marina opened in 2016 and is the annual home of the SuperYacht Miami Show each February.

 

ABOUT IGY MARINAS

Island Global Yachting (also known as IGY Marinas) will operate the rebranded Miami marina.  This destination offers 50 superyacht berths – for yachts up to a maximum length of 550ft.  In-slip fueling is available. High-power electrical service is also available.

 

LOCATION OF SUPERYACHT MARINA

The marina is located on Watson Island.  The island is ideally located between Miami Beach to the east and downtown Miami to the westIndeed, the views of the Miami skyline are postcard-perfect.  The proximity to trendy area hotspots is unbeatable. This deep-water marina is always our first choice for our Miami yacht charter clients.  Nevertheless, the marina was less than ideal for the yacht crews as they awaited the arrival of our charter guests.  Specifically, the marina lacked a captain and crew lounge.  Furthermore, customs and immigration assistance was sketchy at best.

 

MARINA AMENITIES

IGY has resolved these issues.  There is now a crew lounge, as well as a conference room.  Additionally, concierge services are available including valet and laundry/dry cleaning.  On-site dining is also available.   In fact, the newly re-opened dock-side café, aptly named, “The Deck” is described by Forbes as “Miami’s Hottest New Restaurant.”

 

MARINA SERVICES

We’re excited to take advantage of the new services and amenities.  Apprehension gives way to anticipation, as we await the upcoming Superyacht Miami show (February 2021).  We are unsure as to whether the show will go on or be well-attended in 2021.  In specific, Covid, the pandemic, the Coronavirus changed the landscape of events.  What’s exciting about the show? As an example, in the past, we transported prospective clients to the show via yacht tenders.  The car parking lot was poorly maintained.  We found it simpler, cleaner, more in tune with the theme, AND more fun to arrive via boat.  Arrival by car is once again an option, with IGY concierge services in place.

SUPERYACHTS IN ATTENDANCE

Many of the Miami superyacht charter vessels we represent attend this yacht show.  In fact, February weather is ideal for our company President Jana Sheeder to shoot yacht inspection videos of our favorite superyachts [such as Benetti yacht 11.11 and Lurssen yacht Martha Ann.]

We’re excited to welcome IGY Marinas to Miami.  Moreover, we look forward to commencing more Miami superyacht charter vacations from this rebranded location.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, book a superyacht with us for your own private luxury yacht charter vacation today!  Contact your yacht charter brokers at 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245. If you prefer, complete our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ .

We will be in touch with you right away to plan The Superyacht Experience™ for you!

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