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February 8, 2024

The Best Luxury Hotels With Private Yachts

Enjoy life on the water without missing out on five-star resort amenities.

By Iustina Roman

For some, choosing between land and sea for their next getaway is a difficult task. But why choose? These are four of the best hotels and resorts that offer yachting experiences — so you can make the most of the five-star facilities, but also spend days on the water.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are a sailor’s paradise thanks to calm (and beautiful) seas and favorable winds. Rosewood Little Dix Bay is spread across 500 acres of some of the Caribbean’s most breathtaking shorelines on the island of Virgin Gorda. Guests can use the resort’s 57-ft catamaran, Vision, for a private full- or half-day of sailing, a sunset sailing excursion or a multi-day excursion. While at sea, guests can partake in a range of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding — or simply relax on the deck and take in the gorgeous views.

Villa Joy from $8,065 per night. Contact, +1 284 852 5500,

Six Senses Ibiza, Spain

The eco-friendly solar catamaran owned by the sustainably-minded Six Senses Ibiza / ©Six Senses

Ibiza is renowned for its exciting nightlife, but should you wish to escape, Six Senses Ibiza offers a world of wellness in a peaceful corner of Xarraca Bay. A multitude of exclusive experiences that make the most of the hotel’s stunning setting are available, too — think guided trips to secret locations such as Tagomago Island and the Cala Negra Bay.

The hotel, which is Ibiza’s first sustainable BREEAM-certified resort, boasts an impressive boat collection, including a monohull sailing yacht, a Scanner Envy 950 and an eco-friendly solar catamaran.

From $850 per night. Contact, +34 871 008 875,

The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi is set within the ancient Malaysian rainforest / ©The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi is set against a backdrop of gorgeous wilderness, making it the ultimate spot for respite. The Langkawi archipelago off Malaysia’s northwest coast is known for its beaches and pristine waters, which can be enjoyed thanks to the resort’s selection of bespoke cruising options aboard the charming Naga Pelangi, a traditional Malaysian junk schooner. Explore the undisturbed beauty of Langkawi’s surrounding islands and clear waters, then enjoy massages, an open bar and fresh food aboard the vessel on return.

The Datai Estate Villa from $10,922 per night. Contact, +60 376 886 773,

Thanda Island, Tanzania

Thanda Island
Thanda Island is its own patch of African paradise / ©Thanda Island

Thanda Island is often touted as one of the leading private islands in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The resort’s accommodation is luxurious yet understated; it fits perfectly within its natural surroundings, which are protected to allow marine life to flourish. A stay here is nothing short of idyllic.

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Guests are invited to partake in activities such as big game fishing, snorkeling and diving. There’s plenty to enjoy on this secluded island, designed to act as ‘a home away from home,’ but guests will also be delighted by the marine adventures on offer. Three different boats are available for use, each commandeered by a dedicated crew who will guide you across the turquoise waters.

From $33,300 per night with a five-night minimum stay. Contact +27 325 86 0149,,

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