Mediterranean hotels to visit by sea

Whether you’re looking to rest your head for the night or push the boat out for a shoreside dinner with a captivating view, these luxurious waterfront hotels are perfect to visit by yacht and afford every possible amenity.

Jumeirah Port Sóller  Mallorca

Three minutes up the hill from Marina Tramontana in Port Sóller (so close you can almost see your boat from your balcony) lies one of Mallorca’s most unique properties. Built into the cliff, Jumeirah Port Sóller enjoys uninterrupted sea views and a backdrop of the UNESCO Heritage Tramuntana mountains. The boutique spa hotel overlooks the horseshoe bay of Sóller and is a perfect hop from the marina for some on-shore rest and relaxation.

Hotel Santa Catarina - Italy

Italy’s Amalfi coast exudes a timeless elegance and while many flock to fashionable Capri, take a berth in Porto di Amalfi and the iconic Hotel Santa Catarina will send a car to pick you up and whisk you to its classic cocktail lounge and clifftop restaurant. This classic, understated Italian hotel is a little-known gem and its pool, hewn from the rock, is one of the few swimming pools at sea level along this famous shoreline. For a special occasion, take a cab and thread your way along the clifftop roads to Monastero Santa Rosa for dinner; the renovated monastery juts majestically from the cliff boasts one of the best tables on the mainland.

D-Resort Sibenik  Croatia

A private marina in the heart of Sibenik. Moor up and enjoy the hotel spa, restaurants and facilities mere footsteps from your passerelle. A darling of the Dalmatian coast (and quieter than the Croatian hotspots to the south), the Sibenik Riviera is brimming with natural beauty and boasts more than 200 islets and numerous bays, picturesque coves and peaceful anchorages to explore.

Grace - Santorini

Tottering up the lava cliff and overlooking the island’s caldera, this white-on-white sugar cube hotel of just 20 rooms has pinch-yourself-views. Visiting yachts can berth at the floating dock in the old port and be whisked to the clifftop locale in just five minutes. Mere mortals (non-hotel guests) can enjoy a drink at the 363 Champagne Bar – the crowd may be a tad fashionista but the views are spectacular.

Cap Estel - Côte d'Azur

While the French Riviera’s hotels are undoubtedly mind-boggling in terms of both price tags and vistas, should you be in the market for an overnight retreat, plump for one of the Côte d’Azur’s best-kept secrets. Understated and sophisticated, Cap Estel is a sanctuary of serenity among the rivera glitz and glamour with a private beach and refined terrace

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