Charter yachts may teach, provide therapy, and attend to healthly regimes.
The Rising Trend in Wellness Holidays
According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness travel is expected to rake in $800 billion per year by 2020.
Charters are getting in on the action as a yacht is a ready-made luxe wellness retreat – many have fabulous spas, high-end gyms and watersports centers, and their expert chef and crew can cater to your wellbeing needs – or fly in an elite fitness instructor for a week.
Here’s how to turn your charter into the ultimate floating wellness getaway.
Charter Destinations & Guides
Choose a Wellness-Bred Yacht
Brokers can help you plan a wellness escape, recommending the yachts with the best gym equipment, spas or expansive deck spaces that can double as a yoga shala. And the ever-changing views as you cruise from one
beautiful place to another are hard to beat.
Detox on Board
One of the joys of chartering is having a highly skilled personal chef to cater to your exacting requests. Yacht chefs are nothing if not flexible and will create a healthy and nourishing menu around any detox or diet fad you desire – from the keto diet to delicious vegan fare and more.
Find a Yacht With Skilled Crew
The latest must-have in crew credentials are yoga, pilates, fitness and massage certifications. Owing to the demand for onboard wellness, charter crew who have any of these on their resumé are highly sought-after.
Wellness isn’t all about Zen and detoxing. You can try the best golf courses in the Caribbean, go heli-skiing in Patagonia or kite-surfing off the Dominican Republic. After an active day, return to the yacht for a much needed massage, time in the sauna and a wholesome meal.
Use the yacht to potter along the coastline of Med, stopping off in the Metropole in Monaco then sailing onto the La Réserve Ramatuelle near Saint-Tropez. Or spa-hop in the Caribbean, cruising from island to island, visiting the Eden Rock in St. Barths and Four Seasons in Anguilla.
Have the Gurus Come to You
Take your favorite personal trainer or pilates instructor from home along with you so you don’t miss a beat. Or sample a new expert, perhaps flying in a meditation guru who can curate a relaxation escape and help you unwind.
Make the Yacht Into Your Private Retreat
Most retreats would pale in comparison to the privacy and luxury afforded by a superyacht. Charter companies know this well and have begun offering bespoke wellness services, bringing the retreat experience directly to your yacht.
Pick a Yacht Primed for Sport
There’s no reason why you can’t shoot a few hoops or play golf from the sundeck. Find a yacht that has a full sports court or a golf set-up, which makes the entire sea your driving range while eco-friendly balls double as fish food.
The downsides of traveling halfway around the world to visit an epic charter destination is the jet lag that goes along with it. But what if the moment you step on board the yacht you could start to be revived? Many yachts today are equipped with the latest wellness tech and chronotherapy experiences designed for revitalization. Readjust your circadian rhythms in a specially designed jet lag room or enjoy an experiential shower with targeted light therapy and scents to bring you back to life.
There is something about being on the sea that allows you to connect with nature and unplug from everything else. Take this seclusion a step further by mindfully planning a digital detox. Today’s charter yachts are equipped with the latest technology to keep you connected, but there is something truly satisfying about turning off the phone and being unreachable – even if just for a few days. Perhaps go somewhere remote where you’ll be forced to lose signal, such as the further reaches of the Galápagos. Even better, charter a classic yacht and pretend you’re in a bygone era.
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