Monaco is one of these cities on the Riviera that is built almost entirely around the ports and the water. With three large ports within the City, Fontvieille, the neighbouring one of Cap d’Ail and the historic one, Port Hercules. Three large ports for a city-state of 40,000 shows how important yachting and boating is important to the inhabitants of the region, and for a reason!
Cruising from Monaco means that you have two options for a day trip, heading east to Italy or west to St Jean Cap Ferrat. Along the way to Italy, you will encounter the beautiful bay of Roquebrune, where large superyachts spend a long period of time, for the owners to enjoy the natural beauty of the cap yet remain close to the Principality. Yet, when renting a boat in Monaco, you might want to venture a bt further. On the Cap Martin you’ll find a fantastic beach club, owned by the Maybourn Riviera hotel, and later cross the border to the Italian side. The coastline is paved with secluded coves and plenty of small creeks, each more private than the next one, with crystal clear waters and stunning marine life.
On the other side of Monaco, yachtsmen will enjoy the very finest of the Riviera, with the beautiful medieval village of Eze, high perched atop the mountains. At water level, Eze offers various beach clubs, ideal to head for a vibrant lunch. The more adventurous ones will head to Anjuna to enjoy one of the wildest parties in the South of France. Visit friends staying in the multitude of luxury villas in Eze, and head cruising in the bay of St Jean Cap Ferrat. The most expensive zip code in the world is in high demand for a reason. With exceptional waters, lush greeneries and a traditional village, the Peninsula is ideal to drop the anchor and enjoy some time on the water.
If you are looking to head out for more than a day, you can cruise all the way to the Iles de Lérins and or the vibrant beach clubs of Pampelonne. The coastal town of St Tropez is the epicentre of partying in the summer, with some of the most vibrant nightclubs and wild yacht parties.
Renting a boat in Monaco opens a world of possibilities and new horizons, that will ensure that you live your best life while travelling to the gem of the Mediterranean.