Luxury sailing holiday on Adriatic – how to make it unforgettable

Summer is just around the corner, and we bet you had some plans in mind when it comes to how to best spent it, especially if the destination in mind is our stunning country of Montenegro

If you want to kick off a less than classic holiday season, than a luxury sailing holiday might be a perfect opportunity to relax and introduce something new to your lifestyle. Sailing itself covers a wide array of requirements you need to carry out before you actually set sail, depending on the kind of sailing adventure you have in mind.

Here we will help you make a cheat-sheet of your own and cover all the necessary steps you need to check out, in order to make your sailing holiday in Montenegro a truly unforgettable experience. 

All luxury sailing holidays begin with essentials

When going on a luxury sailing holiday, it goes without saying that you need to pack smart. Packing strategies revolve around making your luggage as optimal as it can be for the limited yacht capacity. 

Documents and currency

The last thing you want to is to hop on a luxury sailing holiday without your passport or other important documents. Aside from your passport, you are going to need your ID too, as well as your sailing certificates as they sometimes might be requested by the Port police.

Driving licence might also be good idea to have with you, especially if you are keen on making a few stops along the way, in some of the ports, islands or coastal cities of Montenegro, and plan on renting a car or a motorbike. Same goes for your holiday and health insurance documents.

As for currency, we suggest you bring a combination of cash, traveller’s cheques and credit cards. You can buy euros on bank ATMs, as long as your bank operates abroad, while credit cards can be useful in shops and restaurants you stop by. 

Porto Montenegro is a perfect example of a marina where not only you can safely exchange currency on numerous ATMs available, but also safely moor your yacht and have it checked out before you continue with your journey. 

Never go anywhere without important medication

You really don’t want to be stuck on a luxury sailing holiday without any of the important meds, especially the ones you take on regularly. Porto Montenegro has a few pharmacies that can be helpful, but it is always better to be supplied.

Aside from medicine you take on regular, it is always good to have some antihistamine creams and gels for insect bites, headache medicine, antiseptics, incest repellents and travel sickness pills – just in case.

Bio-friendly toiletries are a must

Since your luxury sailing holiday will probably last at least a week or two, and in a country that is not your own, it is always good to be mindful of your impact, wherever you go. Look up for some biodegradable alternatives, and avoid bringing harsh liquids, facial scrubs that contain non-organic beads, or even nail polish remover, as all of this goes down the drain and into the sea. 

Toothbrush and toothpaste might seem trivial, but somehow become the first to forget about, precisely because of their triviality. Sunscreen and aftersun cream are also travel essentials, and we don’t really need to stress their importance on the sailing holiday, do we?

Travel sizes of shampoo, conditioner and body moisturiser are always good to have, saving you from having to throw away the whole bottle when you’re done with it. When it comes to razors, you should definitely consider packing a wireless shaver or a battery powered one, as yachts only have a 12V charger ports. 

When on a yacht - it is important to stay fashionable

Depending on when you plan to take your luxury sailing holiday, different fashion rules will apply. 

For instance, if your luxury sailing vacation in Montenegro is happening between mid-May and the end of September, you will only need a couple of swimsuits, towels, t-shirts, shorts, and some casual/formal wear for the evenings, depending on the occasion. Windproof jackets and sailing gloves are always good to have, in case of strong winds and as a basic hand protection.

On the other hand, in case your sailing holiday is about to take place before the middle of May, or after September, make sure to pack sweaters and warm trousers, as well as gear suitable for wet weather

Deck shoes or sports shoes are a must for on-board safety, as they are non slippery, but aside from them, you should definitely have some sneakers or walking shoes packed, for the coastal ventures. A sun hat and sunglasses are must-bring accessories for sun protection, having in mind you soak a lot of sun while sailing, thanks to water reflection.

Clothes themselves should be packed in duffel bags, rather than suitcases, since hard cases are more difficult to store in lockers on board, which are in sync with sailing standards. You can choose duffel bags on wheels or collapsibles for the ease of transport. 

Nowhere without electronics

Imagine you are on sailing holiday, and you find yourself with a dead phone, or even worse, wet phone scenario? The horror, we know. 

To prevent that, always make sure you brought enough charger cables, or international adapters in case you are renting a yacht, or you are a guest on somebody else’s. A waterproof case is always a good thing to have, especially when on a sailing vacation – you can always drop your phone in the sea, or shatter it. 

Aside from protecting your phone, your mask will allow you to take those unforgettable underwater selfies, without having to bring an underwater camera if you don’t feel like packing extra.

Beside the electronic essentials, it is always a good idea to bring a power bank, so your phone and other gear you packed can stay juiced. This is super handy if charging ports on your yacht are limited, and you happen to sail with a lot of friends.

Take care of directions, accomodation and keep a travel journal

Having a luxury sailing holiday on the Adriatic (or Mediterranean in general) is more than a dream come true, but in order to make a truly unforgettable experience, make sure to map out your sailing routes beforehand – if your journey starts in Montenegro, make sure to plan out directions from the airport to the marina, and download offline maps of every city you plan to stop by in Boka bay – it will be useful for road trips too. 

As for accommodation, Porto Montenegro makes for a perfect stop on your luxury sailing holiday – here you will find luxury apartments, high-end shops, sports and entertainment facilities, museums and our famous yacht club. Our marina can provide you with absolutely everything you might need – from wireless internet to laundry facilities, making us a perfect stopover on your sailing holiday.

Last but not least – keep a travel journal. Every travel experience is all about stories and memories, and you are bound to have a lot of them by your sailing holiday ends. Note every place you’ve explored, every adventure you’ve experienced and every breathtaking natural sight you have laid your eyes upon – and make sure they stay with you forever. 

Luxury sailing holiday in Montenegro - an unforgettable journey you will always cherish

Is there a better way to relax and enjoy your vacation than a on a yacht?

No, we think so too – you are gliding over the ocean, breathing in the crisp, salty air and enjoying the perfect sunsets on the horizon. This otherworldly experience can be reserved for your family, or the group of your closest friends – either way it will be your own private escapade. 

Before you set sail, remember that usually the smallest things can make or break your vacation, so make sure to pack everything you need as this can be your way to travel in style, and spend the most precious moments on earth with your loved ones!