Sail away for an adventure at sea on one of these resort-owned yachts.By: Jenna Mahoney
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Four Seasons Explorer
This charter yacht, which accommodates up to 22 guests, is based in the warm waters of the tropical daydream Maldives, a nation of 1,190 islands in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Operated by the Four Seasons hospitality group, the overnight-at-sea experiences, which are completely customizable, boast the same attention to detail for which the hotel brand is internationally known. Pick from three-, four and seven-night charters and explore the undiscovered atolls of the Maldives, deep dive on a scuba trip or ask for an on-board massage therapist to treat yourselves to even more. Bonus: Book with TropicSurf for the ultimate surf vacation. Charters are often paired with a stay at one of the two Maldivian Four Seasons resorts (charter rates start at $2,400 per person for three nights; fourseasons.com).
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One & Only Palmilla
This gem of a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico sports all the expected and unexpected luxuries one would look forward to at such a posh property. There’s the exceptional sushi restaurant and sprawling spa, a gorgeous pool, along with one of the area’s only swimmable beaches, the ultra sumptuous rooms, picturesque colonial chapel and the incomparable service — a true standout. Activities and excursions celebrate both the authentic surroundings and the hotel’s commitment to an elevated guest experience. The property’s 43-foot yacht is idyllic for small-group and private high-sea adventures. Go snorkeling, whale watching or simply boating during the day; at night savor a romantic dinner on deck or enjoy a sunset cruise (room rates start at $455 a night; oneandonlyresorts.com).
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Zoëtry Villa Rolandi
While most high-end Mexican resorts offer airport transfers in luxury SUVs, this little slice of paradise on the idyllic island of Isla Mujeres, just off the coast of bustling Cancun, whisks guests to the all-inclusive property via yacht. And the best part? it’s included in the tariff, as are evening sunset cruises avec bubbly. Day excursions on the spacious boat include snorkeling and diving. Additional watersports — from kayaking and standup paddleboarding to sailing — are on offer at the 35-suite beachfront hotel. All rooms are luxuriously spacious and have views of the sparkling Caribbean (room rates start at $382 per person, per night and are all inclusive; zoetryresorts.com).
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