7 Luxurious Hotels with Private Yachts
Traveling in the lap of luxury isn’t defined by land, sea, or air, but one thing that is the same across all resorts is their desire to be bigger and better than the next resort. They outdo themselves with the best chefs, the most luxurious spas, and the biggest rooms.
Lately, hospitality has stepped up their ways to be bigger and better than other hotels and resorts. More and more hotels are adding yachts to their resume, and extending from land to water for the consumer. These seven floating hotels have taken out the middleman and will take you there themselves, whether you want to do yoga on a river in China, fish in Mexico, or just hang out on the Indian Ocean.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
In northern Oman, is this luxury hideaway, known for offering its guest an once-in-a-lifetime experience that includes paragliding into the property when you arrive. In 2017, to up the ante, the hotel launched the Dhahab which is a yacht built after the region’s traditional dhows. The original vessels were trading vessels that sailed through the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. However, the three-bedroom Dhahab, which means gold in Arabic, has more of a relaxing purpose. Whether you’re using it for a short sail along the Musandam coast with the Hajar Mountains in your view, or a fully customized multi-night excursions that could include village visits, snorkeling, cooking classes, a spa, and whatever else your heart desires. sixsenses.com
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
We imagine that it could be very difficult to leave this resort’s overwater plunge pools and hammocks, but if you want to take soaking of the sun elsewhere, the St. Regis Azimut Flybridge 66 is the newest on our list. Unveiled in December and the first time that this model has been commissioned by a hotel. The stylish minimal three-cabin Azimut 66, can be chartered for a few hours or a full day. A full day of sunbathing, diving, and snorkeling, but if you want it overnight to sail along the Indian Ocean, the staff will celebrate the occasion with champagne sabering at sunset. stregismaldives.com
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Looking to take a day-trip to breath-taking Isla Mujeres or experience a lively itinerary that includes tons of seaside activities, hop aboard Nizuc’s 56-foot, three-suite catamaran means having it all. With a full crew, butler, and private chef on staff, who will take care of everything, all you have to do is decide on what you want. A star-gazing session guided by an astronomer, diving down to the Cancun Underwater Museum to see artwork alongside the coral, fishing in Cozumel, or all of the above. nizuc.com
Nizuc offers an exclusive suite of benefits to Platinum Card® & Centurion® Members from American Express through the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS® program.
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua
Want to take you on an unforgettable island hopping adventure aboard a luxurious 45-foot custom-built catamaran, the Yennecot? The Oetker Collection invites you. From sailing to a lunch seaside on Antigua’s English Harbor, Maiden Island couple massages on the beach, snorkeling around Paradise Reef, then shopping in St. John before a sunset cruise fueled with champagne, the options are limitless. oerkercollection.com
Jumby Bay Island offers an exclusive suite of benefits to Platinum Card® & Centurion® Members from American Express through the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS® program.
Although you aren’t able to stay overnight on Azimut 47 Flybridge, Peninsula Shanghai’s new 10-passanger yacht, you can use it for your next lavish event. Aboard this nearly 50-foot yacht dressed up in the most stylish liveries, a private cruise along the Huangpu River with stunning city views of the skyline can be used for a birthday brunch or even a cocktail party. Want it for a wellness component? You can transform the sail into a floating spa with tai chi, yoga classes, and massages. peninsula.com
The Peninsula Shanghai offers an exclusive suite of benefits to Platinum Card® & Centurion® Members from American Express through the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS® program.
The Wellesley Knightsbridge, London
Art Deco-inspired 185-foot superyacht MY The Wellesley is glamorous and a sister vessel to the five-star hotel in London, isn’t plying its trade on the Thames. During the winter months, it’s sailing around the Caribbean to visit sunny isles like Cuba and St. Barths. Come summer, it journeys back to the other side of the Atlantic to transport you to charming little towns in Provence, Monaco beaches, and ancient Turkish villages. If this sounds like too much work on vacation during your holiday, you could just lounge on the yacht and work on a tan. The MY The Wellesley has nearly 3,800 square feet of outdoor space. thewellesley.co.uk
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Como Maalifushi and Como Cocoa Island, Maldives
This 68-foot, three-suite Hatters yacht features toms of luxury amenities like an air-conditioned flybridge and a polished walnut-line lounge and is shared between Como’s two resorts in the Maldives. The biggest perk could be that this cruiser can comfortably take guests between its two properties at 110 miles apart. This eliminates the need for a seaplane. Along the ride, you can catch tuna with a guide, snorkel with a marine biologist, or if timed right, witness a whale shark migration. comohotels.com