Luxuriöse Bootsfahrten
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Yachts, not limousines: Why casting off is the latest trend

Boats are the new limos. More and more hotels are starting to offer their guests luxurious boat trips.

June 7, 2024

Four Seasons Resort Mallorca at Formentor - Spain

Four Seasons Formentor

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Magnificently restored, a new chapter begins for a Mediterranean legend. From August, the former Hotel Formentor will open as the exclusive Four Seasons Resort on Mallorca. Guests can already book their arrival from August 22, 2024. They want you to take a part of summer with you when you leave. Guests can look forward to a resort full of poetic charm and heartfelt service. It's Four Seasons, after all. But even before you set foot in the hotel, the luxurious stay begins. "Our limousine service picks guests up from the airport and takes them to Puerto Pollença. There they transfer to a boat and sail across the clear waters, surrounded by green forests, steep cliffs and inviting beaches, to our private harbor. This is how travelers arrive as high society once did before there were roads to the peninsula. We can also organize a tender to pick them up from their private yacht anchored nearby," explains General Manager Estreya Gosalbez.

Four Seasons Resort Mallorca at Formentor
Carrer de Formentor, s/n, 07470, Balearic Islands, Spain
Tel: +00 800 6488-6488
Price: on request

The Mark - New York, USA

The Mark

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The sailing boat in the typical "The Mark" design by Jacques Grange offers a very special kind of sightseeing. Guests embark on luxurious boat trips. On the one hand, they can view the breathtaking Skyline of Manhattan from a new perspective. And on the other hand, it's simply a wonderful feeling to be out and about on a historic sailing boat. It goes without saying that guests will want for nothing in terms of culinary delights. During the cruise, gourmet canapés are served from the hotel's two restaurants Caviar Kaspia and The Mark. You can toast with exquisite wines from the hotel's head sommelier.

The Mark
25 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, United States
Tel: +1 212-744-4300
Price: Doubles from € 1,106

Soneva Fushi - Maldives

Soneva in Aqua

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It's not an excursion and not a transfer. Just accommodation: this is Soneva in Aqua. It's a floating villa of the resort on Kunfunadhoo. Here, up to six guests can embark on particularly luxurious boat trips on an individual itinerary. The hotel is virtually always on board. The yacht has a spacious master suite with a sunken jacuzzi and glass floor. This allows you to take a look at the underwater world of the Maldives at any time. On board you'll find a chef who spoils his guests with culinary delights. On top of that, there are spa treatments, activities and unique experiences.

Soneva Fushi
Kunfunadhoo Island, Eydhafushi, Maldives
Tel: +960 660-0304
Price: Villa from € 1,800

Baur au Lac - Zurich, Switzerland

Baur au Lac

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Lake Zurich is like a jewel of Switzerland. Sparkling, still and unfathomable, it is framed by a mountain panorama. Guests who want to enjoy it from an incomparable perspective should book a luxurious boat trip with the Tugenia. The saloon boat allows for romantic excursions as well as sightseeing tours or swimming trips with friends. If you want to get a snack on your little sea voyage, you can take one of the Hotel Baur au Lac's picnic baskets on board. Two-hour trips are available from CHF 645 for up to eight people.

Hotel Baur au Lac
Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 220 50 20

Price: Doubles from € 1,217

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