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5 Destinations to go sailing

If you are currently looking for the best spots to go sailing, you're in the right lace!

It's time to start planning that much needed break, and what better way than leaving the dock behind for a week or so?... We've compiled our Top favorite places to go sailing! What are yours?

1 French Polynesia

French Polynesia includes 118 islands and coral atolls, which cover over two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is spread over five archipelagos. They are known for their coral-fringed lagoons and their amazing resorts or over the water bungalows. Sailing is the best way to discover the island. Tahitian sailing vacations guarantee you a relaxing way to discover the island while being surrounded by the calm of the blue exotic waters. French Polynesia is even more amazing below the sea, proudly offering one of the best diving experiences in the world, where you can see more than 800 unique fish species and coral reefs and various shades of blue you won't see in any other place.

2 Croatia

Croatia is a small Mediterranean country that has been drawing a lot of attention lately in the sailing scene. There are more than 1000 beautiful islands in the waters of Croatia, one of the most popular ones being the Central Dalmatian islands in the south, or the Kornati archipelago on the other side. One of the must-see destinations when visiting, have to be the Croatian beaches, filled with golden sand and tame waves, some of them are hidden and can be only reached by boat. Their shores meet with the Adriatic, known for being a fairly shallow sea, with depths of 50 meters maximum with a temperature reach of 25+ oC in the summer, which in addition to the crystal clear water, allows you to see the floor even at 15 meters.
Visiting Croatia is a different experience from the normal beach vacation. It's not only about their bea- ches, since you will be drawn to their culture, their amazing architecture, ancient arenas, palaces, and stunning cathedrals that remain of old cities.

3 French Riviera

Discover one of the most exotic destinations in the Mediterranean sea. The French Riviera is known for its glamour and beauty, set sail from the Marseille to Monaco and relax on the beachside resorts of Cannes and St Tropez. Cote d'Azur is one of the world's most popular destinations thanks to their unique and exotic beaches. Protected by a hill in the west and the Mercantour Alps in the northwest, it's an area that enjoys a wonderful mild to warm climate all year round, providing both natives and visitors with almost 300 days of sunshine. There are more than 10 natural parks in the French Rivera between land and sea, so if you are a nature lover you can't pass the oppor- tunity to admire the diversity of the wildlife and its incredible marine life.

4 Bahamas

The Bahamas is the one of the most beautiful places to go sailing. You will have no trouble finding plenty of sandy beaches and bays to explore. The Abaco Island and Exuma are the most visited places in the Bahamas; with shores the color of watercolors surrounded by clear water so there's no need to snorkeling to see all the marine fauna. You have the chances to explore corals, see huge rays, or nurse sharks right at your fingertips. Sailing across the banks can be tricky, so be careful not to get too distracted by places waiting to be discovered, like the Thunderball Grotto, one of the favorite picks of sailors.

5 Lake Garda

Lake Garda is a stunning lake located in Northern Italy, which came to life when a huge glacier ripped down and cut through the valley. It usually has good temperature, surrounding you with sunshine and a light breeze pushing all day. Your boat will be gently pushed by the Peler during sunrise (northern wind blowing from early hours to 11 am) and by the Ora at dawn (sou- thern wind blowing until late afternoon). The lake's water comes melting snow that covers the mountains, which is why it can reach low tempe- ratures, especially during spring and winter, though by mid-May, the waters start to heat up.

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