Why a Charter Vacation is good for the body, soul and mind

For the health conscious, a charter vacation offers an ideal opportunity to combine healthy living, fitness and luxury. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle on vacation isn’t always easy, the very nature of a charter vacation lends itself to creating a fitness-focused break with varied workouts and healthy, delicious cuisine.

With a number of yachts geared to healthy living and fitness, you’ll probably return home feeling fitter and fresher than when you left.

Gyms & State-of-the-art Facilities

The vast majority of luxury charter yachts now come complete with fully equipped gymnasiums, and you’ll benefit from an array of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, sure to bring your workout to life. Equipment such as treadmills, stationary bikes, and stair climbers all help you to enjoy a full body workout suitable for your individual needs or fitness program.

With the most breath-taking views from the comfort of your on-board gym, you’ll never see a gym workout in quite the same way again, and many yachts also carry a personal trainer to offer you direction and motivation should you need it.


Handy Tip: Always check the individual yacht descriptions to identify the exact equipment carried, or discuss with your charter broker before you book.


The Fun of Fitness

The many water toys carried on luxury yacht charters are for entertainment purposes, but many provide a great form of exercise too. Kayaking is great for the arms, and climbing up on a paddle board is great for the core.

Swimming and snorkelling provides a great way to tone up or enjoy a quick burst of cardio, so immerse yourself in the waters of your chosen destination. Snorkelling is great for the soul too, giving you the chance to experience the abundance of marine life and see the water from a very different perspective.

Alternatively, you could mix up your exercise regime and head for the beach, enjoying a game of volleyball, a hike, or jog in the beauty of your surroundings.

Healthy Cuisine

You’ll want to fuel your fitness regime with the right diet, and you’ll be pleased to hear that luxury charter chefs are experienced at doing exactly that.

You’ll outline your nutritional preferences before you sail, ensuring the crew have access to all those macrobiotic, dairy-free, gluten-free, alkaline, vegan, protein-packed ingredients you’re looking for, and can serve delicious dishes to a world-class standard.

Soothing Relaxation

After a strenuous workout, why not relax in a lap pool or Jacuzzi, or head to your steam room or sauna. Many yachts come complete with a whole host of spa facilities along with qualified, experienced crew to help you get the most out of them. Snuggle into a thick Egyptian or Turkish towel, sip a glass of Champagne, and enjoy a moment of ‘you’ time.

You’ll often find that crew members are experienced in massage or treatments, or are even qualified yoga or Pilates instructors, ideal for enjoying a moment of mindfulness and serenity.

If you’re looking to mix things up, ask your captain to divert to one of the many onshore spas in luxurious charter destinations, ideal for enjoying a massage or stone treatment before climbing back on board.