MY Starfire superyacht days are all about chilling on the deck; whether its slipping from Jacuzzi into the emerald waters that lap at the hull, sipping cocktails with a good book in hand or stepping ashore to see the dazzling sights of whatever far flung destination you have dropped anchor at. With a ton of tenders and water toys, onboard spa and cinema and incredible stately surroundings, your time at sea will be as perfect as perfect can be. Yet when the gauze of night falls like a curtain across the landscape you may feel inclined to grab your glad rags and hit the thriving scene buzzing from port to port. Whether it’s the sassy clubs that make the White Island of Ibiza so famous or the sultry rum soaked bars of the Bahamas, the world is your oyster and the nightlife your sparkling pearl when it comes to party destinations to hit up on your superyacht charter.
The Gemini island of Ibiza seems to boast several different sides meaning that you are sure to find the perfect slice of afterhour’s fun to fully suit your needs. Whichever way you turn you should be sure to start the evening on a high note with a cool cocktail at Café Mambo or on the deck of your superyacht to watch the dazzling display of the world famous sunset. All the colors seem to meld into a mirage of gold, red and burnt orange as the sun makes her descent into the sapphire blue sea. Superyacht guests wanting the full on Ibiza experience can head to the hedonistic vibes of Pacha where a kaleidoscope of color, sound and the hottest DJ’s are waiting to take you on the ride of a lifetime. Sankeys subterranean basement room is perfect for those wanting to sneak a peek into the glitzy grime of the underworld and for those who simply want to chill then you have the infamous Nikki Beach Club for laid back tunes and fresh muddled cocktails in the last of the sun.
Hip, hot and teeming with millionaires seeking a good time in the sun, this superyacht haunt has long been burning the midnight oil on the French Riviera. Everyone knows that this is the place to go when you want to don pearls, sip champagne and roll the dice with lady luck until the dawn seeps in. yet for those who don’t feel like placing their bets, there are still plenty of late night opportunities to keep you in your heels until the small hours. Book the VIP table at Jimmy’z and rub shoulders with the stars as you move to sultry sounds in the incredible Zen like Japanese garden. Those seeking a more laid back affair can try a wealth of fresh organic beers at the wooden bench haunt of Brasserie de Monaco right on the port. The sublime location means that you can tumble straight from the bar onto your tender for a salty sea breeze ride back to the opulent bliss of MY Starfire.
It seems superyachts are starting to fall for the sublime grace and cosmopolitan airs that can be found nestled in the Adriatic. Croatia is already making waves with its outstanding UNESCO inspired natural beauty, its handsome capital and port towns and its influx of first class tourism. Hvar may be surrounded by endless olive groves and sweet fragrant lavender fields that intoxicate with their calming vibe, but once the sun goes down the hip little city swings to life. Carpe Diem is its own island that oozes a sultry exclusive appeal and only lets real A listers inside to sip champagne to the sound of the hottest tunes and the babble of the sea. If you don’t get on the list then you can relish the delight of swimming from your superyacht to the chic bar of Hula Hula where the crowds seem to congregate to sip cool cocktails on the rocks.
The Greek Islands are an idyllic summer spot for superyachts seeking to blend a blissful beach break with chic charm and a sprinkling of ancient mythology to suit. Of all the islands it seems that the magic of Mykonos keeps revelers coming back for more. After hours the maze of white washed streets spills over with young people thriving on fun and fuelling the last rays of sun with a plethora of cocktails in hand. Paradise Club is the place to be if you want to dance with sand underfoot and go wild to the sounds of world class DJ’s from across the far flung globe. For something a little on the calmer side then it seems that Kalua offers stylized surroundings with incredible mezze plates and plenty of spirits to keep energy levels high.