If you’re thinking of planning a luxury last-minute getaway this summer, then the idea of beautiful five star hotels and first class flights is likely calling your name. And, with a host of lavish destinations to choose from across the globe, each offering their own unique blend of pristine beaches, azure waters and intriguing culture and history, picking just one can prove tricky.
If you’re the indecisive type but refuse to compromise on luxury, then taking a sailing trip might just be the answer you’ve been looking for. Allowing you to travel in optimal comfort whilst exploring a plethora of different cities, islands and hidden coves, it’s the perfect way to mix things up a bit and enjoy a varied and fulfilling experience – with no need to commit to just one place.
Luxury travel agency Sebastus focuses exclusively on tailor-made sailing trips around the world, with an impressive 12,000 boats for rent across numerous different countries – ranging from its headquarter country of Croatia and European hotspots like Italy, France and Spain, all the way to the Seychelles, the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands. Sailing between 1413 ports and 922 cities in total, your wish is Sebastus’ command, and there are few places you can dream up that one of the company’s bespoke itineraries won’t take you.
Croatia has fast become one of the world’s most popular destinations for sailing holidays, so it’s perhaps unsurprising the company has chosen to base itself there. With more than 1,000 islands to discover beyond its mainland. While this, itself, is home to highly sought-after cities like Dubrovnik, Trogir and Split, which are steeped in rich history and offer a thriving food and drink scene, as well as a plethora of breath-taking national parks to behold, the islands are surrounded by crystalline waters that are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and cooling off from the seemingly endless hours of sunshine the destination has to offer.
Here, as in all of its destinations, Sebastus will help you to select the perfect boat for your sailing adventure, with vessels including yachts, catamarans and gullets able to cater to individuals and couples as well as larger groups of family and friends. From here, it’s up to you – and with the team’s expert guidance, they’ll help you to plan the perfect itinerary, from the places you’d like to visit, to the activities you’d like to participate in and the places you’d like to eat along the way. But make no mistake; you won’t have to do any of the hard work. Once you’ve determined what your dream trip would look like, Sebastus will bring it to life for you, complete with your own skipper and crew to ensure it all goes without a hitch.
“When someone is booking a sailing holiday with us, we plan activities that bring out the best in people. We are proud of our personalised approach, because we have been both guests and skippers ourselves on boats like these, so we know what works and what does not. Our support and guidance before, during, and after sailing comes from branch offices in Zürich, Switzerland and Zagreb, Croatia,” says Irina Matosevic, Sebastus COO.
With a vast amount of sailing experience between the Sebastus team, the brand is certainly well-placed to become an industry leader. From its founder and COO to its developer, consultant and even its sales and bookings agents, each and every member of the team has been sailing for a number of years – in some cases, even decades. By coming together and sharing their knowledge, the Sebastus family have successfully created a truly unique sailing experience for both leisure and professional sailors, and it is fast amassing a legion of repeat customers and loyal fans
“Working within the sailing industry has also trained our eyes in a way that we only work with carefully selected fleet and crew,” says Irina. “This is especially true for our luxury yacht charter, which delivers five-star hospitality and exceeds the expectations of the most demanding clients. We also have carefully mapped sailing routes – and we even have all-inclusive food and wine routes!”
“We are striving to make a difference in the sailing community by offering 12,000 yachts all over the world, with the focus being Croatia – the biggest charter fleet in the world – as well as Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and the Caribbean, and Thailand.”
If it all sounds rather glamorous, that’s because it is – but Sebastus is about more than just curating dream trips for its affluent customer base. The travel agency was founded by Kata Tesic in honour of her son Sebastian, who sadly passed away from leukaemia as a child, and the company’s ultimate goal is to become a charity that provides terminally ill children with their own dream experiences by allocating a proportion of the cost of each booking to the cause. Currently, it’s a work in progress – but Kata has high hopes for the kind of impact Sebastus can make on children and their families’ lives in the longer term.
Sebastian himself was offered an opportunity to live his dream through one such charity, but his weekend with Portuguese football legend Ronaldo was never to become a reality due to the time it took for it to be planned. Having experienced first-hand just how disappointing this can be for a child, and how much a chance to live out their dreams can give them a much-needed boost in their hour of need, Kata is determined that through Sebastus, dreams will be brought to fruition as quickly as possible.
So, if you’re keen to book a luxury getaway but want to give something back in doing so, then look no further – because planning your sailing holiday through Sebastus will enable you to do just that, supporting an important humanitarian cause and playing a role in making a terminally ill child’s day.
With Leukaemia Awareness Month on the horizon this September, and weeks of European sunshine still stretching out ahead, there couldn’t be a better time to start making plans. Head to sebastus.com to find out more.
Article Source: Luxury Lifestyle Magazine