For luxury travelers, world-class accommodation is the launching pad for a rewarding and memorable vacation. Leading hotels recognize this need and have made a conscious effort over the past few years to enhance the overall guest experience. To exceed expectations, hotels worldwide are offering activities that expand beyond their walls.

Wishing to immerse guests in the natural beauty and jaw-dropping scenery these hotels are fortunate enough to inhabit, they have embraced the latest trend in premium experiences – the luxury yacht.  Around the world, the harmonious relationship between land and sea delivers countless opportunities for adventure.  The following properties are leading the pack with incredible nautical experiences.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort commissioned the Azimut Flybridge 66. This sleek three-cabin vessel has charter availability that ranges from a few hours to an overnight expedition, discerning travelers are afforded endless opportunities to explore this stunning corner of the world on their own terms.  In addition to the obligatory sunbathing on deck, activities include diving, snorkeling, and champagne-soaked sunsets.  Setting sail on the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean could not get any better.

Nizuc Resort and Spa in Cancun is synonymous with wellness and luxury. They provide unrivaled service aboard their 56-foot customized catamaran.  The hallmark experience includes three suites, a personal chef, and butler. The catamaran itself is stocked with amenities, and the plethora of excursions beyond deck set this voyage apart from the rest.  How about astronomer-guided star-gazing or a diving trip to the Cancun Underwater Museum? Night or day, there are invigorating experiences not to be missed.

The Peninsula Hotels are in a league of their own around the world, and the Peninsula Shanghai is no exception. Their 50-foot yacht is a health and wellness mobile with yoga, tai chi, and massages, and a seaside view of the city’s unmistakable skyline along the Huangpu River. An afternoon on this yacht embodies the true mysticism of the Wonders of the Orient.