Croatia with MedSailors

In September, I spent a week sailing around Croatia with MedSailors and experienced the incredible #yatchlife on the stunning waters of the Adriatic Sea. It was a week of relaxation and bliss with some of my closest girlfriends, leaving behind our busy daily lives and just enjoying the simple life that consists of sail, swim, eat, sunbath and discovering the oldest town in Europe, on repeat for 7 days…

Jumping off the plane, still jet lagged from the 30 hours of travelling from Melbourne, I couldn’t be happier to be in Croatia. With my overpacked 30kg of luggage (10kg in my Crumpler backpack and 20kg in my Lipault suitcase), I was very much looking forward to not having to move them around with me – benefit of sailing!

Along the perfectly aligned yachts, I found my home for the next 7 days – Pelegrin (cat not included). Every yacht accommodates up to 8 guests + skipper. Which means, you can hire out a whole boat with a group of friends and you will get your own private skipper!

IMG_20150918_005250Everyday, I would wake up to a gently rocking boat at 6 am, followed by a stroll around the island searching for a cup of coffee or dipping into the crystal clear water for a morning swim before breakfast. Then enjoy some scrambled eggs on toast with the crew on the deck, soft music in the background to start the day.

Right after breakfast, we set sail to our next destination, which means finding the perfect spot on the yacht to lie down and sun bath, turning the music up as we sail further into the blue sea, sometimes a bit rocky, but it’s all part of the journey.

Falling asleep on the boat is so easy, by the time you wake up, the boat is anchored in the middle of a secluded bay, with the clearest emerald water I have ever seen. It’s not long before we all jump into the water, attempting head stands on the paddle board, snorkelling in the crystal clear waters and taking a million photos in between.

By the time we get back on the boat, lunch is served on the deck again, prepared by our awesome skipper. I’ve been amazed at how quickly Sam whipped up lunch everyday and how delicious every meal has been!

After lunch, we continue sailing towards our destination for the night. MedSailors puts together a great itinerary which covers some of Croatia’s best spots, including the biggest party island, the oldest town, large islands, small islands and the most secluded bays. So every night we get to experience somewhere different, but each one of them as beautiful as the others. I took the Discovery route, and my favourite islands were Stari Grad, Hvar and Sesula.

Croatia is popular for seafood, pasta and Peka, one of the most popular meals in Croatia’s Dalmatia region – a blend of vegetables and meat drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with herbs, and then baked to perfection under a bell-like dome. We were lucky to taste a range of dishes on each of the islands we stayed for dinner, and the seafood is as fresh as it gets. There are also some scenic wineries around the islands where we did some wine tasting and enjoyed mouth watering Dalmatian cuisine.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA My entire journey with MedSailors was insanely beautiful, if you can’t tell from my photos already. It was all about relaxing, and exploring the coast of Croatia rather than the get drunk and party type of sailing. MedSailors also offers premium sailing holidays in Greece and Turkey, and they are selling tickets for 2016 now. If you are looking for a fun and adventurous holiday, I highly recommend a sailing trip with MedSailors! I am currently planning mine and I can’t wait to do this all over again…

 

*The Ruby Canvas travelled as a guest of MedSailors, however, my opinions are my own as always, and photos speak for themselves.

*The Ruby Canvas travelled from Australia to Europe with EmiratesEmirates operates 84 flights per week to Dubai from Australia and onwards to over 140 destinations. Passengers in all classes can enjoy up to 2,000 channels on ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, gourmet food and wine and generous luggage allowances including 30kg in Economy and 40kg in Business Class. For flight information and bookings contact Emirates on 1300 303 777, visit your local travel agent or go to www.emirates.com/au.

2 Responses to “Croatia with MedSailors

  • Hi, I’m looking into the booking a sailing trip with MedSailors too and upon research came to your post.

    Hope you don’t mind if I ask a few questions?

    How did you find the facilities on the boat?
    Did you find it hot without air-conditioning / able to sleep comfortably?
    Also I’ve read other reviews about locking up your items as there were thefts on the boat (given that these are moored with other sail tours).
    What else would you recommend to bring on the boat that you wished you had on you?

    sorry for all the questions. thanks in adv!

    • therubycanvas
      2 years ago

      Hi Jen, thanks for visiting my post 🙂
      the facilities on the boat are very basic, are you thinking of any specific facilities? the boat docks at small towns most days, where you can find toilets/showers on land (the ones on boat are quite small)
      it wasn’t too hot the time i went (Mid September in Croatia was averaging mid 20s), we were able to sleep fine!
      There are no locks on boat, something i was a bit worried too. but nothing happened to our stuff. Best to have own locks and avoid bringing valuables on board.

      Ruby

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