If you are looking to escape the cold this winter then you may want to head to one of these destinations. From the serene beaches and tranquil lagoons of the Maldives to the gently curving coastline and untouched sandy coves in Phuket, it is easy to see why the destinations mentioned here are so beloved by sailors.


Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is an idyllic place for sailing. With stunning scenery and fantastic opportunities for diving and snorkelling, it offers ideal sailing conditions throughout the year. Perfect for more experienced sailors looking for a change from the Caribbean.


Aruba, one of the Lesser Antilles islands located in the Southern Caribbean Sea, is well known for its stunning beaches and perfect weather. The ideal destination for some peace and tranquillity, you'll be amazed at how much there is to see and do on this small Caribbean island.


Asmall archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is full of serene beaches and tranquil lagoons. You'll be dazzled by the with crystal-clear waters, deep blue skies, and coral reefs that are teeming with all manner of tropical fish.

The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (TBVI) is part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean. Comprising four main islands and many smaller ones, it's well known for its reef-lined beaches and as a yachting destination. TBVI is truly a sailor’s paradise that is blessed with year-round warm weather, steady winds and calm, cobalt-blue waters.


The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, off West Africa, Tenerife is a vibrant island renowned for all year-round pleasant weather and sunshine which keeps the waters warm. Perfect for water sports enthusiasts, Tenerife is also the perfect place for a spot of whale and dolphin watching.

Whitsundays, Australia

The seventy four Whitsunday Islands lie between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef. These idyllic tropical islands are teeming with life and boast some of the world’s most spectacular natural landscapes. With easy line-of-sight sailing, visiting Whitsunday Islands offers a great opportunity to dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic. With a range of sailing areas that vary in difficulty, sheltered harbours and pristine, deserted islands, it's easy to see why sailors love this tropical paradise. The Bahamas offers year-round summer-like temperatures, opportunities for shipwreck diving as well as an escape from the beaten path.

Phuket, Thailand

Discover what makes Thailand special with a trip to the island of Phuket. Located in the tropical bliss of the Andaman Sea, where you'll find more than one hundred and thirty islands to explore, Phuket is the ideal destination for world-class diving and snorkelling, sport fishing and unspoilt beaches.

Post By Rosie Burnman