Since its very first episode in 2013, Bravo's hit reality franchise Below Deck brings at-home viewers aboard a luxury superyacht vacation and leaves them with major travel envy. Hot off the presses of two Emmy nominations and two summer seasons of its spin-off shows, the original series sensation is kicking off its 9th season on October 25th.
From the yachting capital of the world to Caribbean hotspots, the resorts included below place TV viewers right in the heart of where all the Below Deck glamour and drama-filled sightseeing takes place.
Home Port - No matter the destination, every vessel featured on Below Deck starts its season in the yachting capital of the world--Fort Lauderdale, FL. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach puts guests right on the region's yacht-filled waterways in oceanfront rooms designed to resemble the inner cabins of a superyacht with porthole windows, natural wood elements and art inspired by the surrounding sea. Dine like the show's charter guests with the freshest seafood from waters just a few feet away at Takato, the hotel's seaside restaurant.
Anchors Aweigh - Travelers heading beyond Florida's mainland can hit Key West, also known as "Charter Boat Row," to relax and fish in luxury like the show's charter guests. The Reach Resort Key West, A Curio Collection by Hilton invites guests aboard a private island boat charter finished with a private island picnic, while devoted anglers staying at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort can enjoy a deluxe deep-sea fishing boat charter along with helicopter tours and hidden access to private sands.
Caribbean Cruising - Keep an eye out for Captain Lee onboard the My Seanna amidst the turquoise waters of St. Lucia. For constant yacht viewing, check into The Landings Resort and Spa for a Caribbean stay right on Rodney Bay yacht marina within one, two and three-bedroom villas complete with private plunge pools. Tucked away amidst miles of unspoiled coastline on the shores of the island's treasured Gros Islet, guests can book the Luxe At The Landings package including a helicopter transport to a private yacht charter, butler service and secluded beach dining in true Below Deck style.
Celestial Expedition - An all-new collaboration with EYOS and evoJets is taking guests to the only continent with a view of the December 4th total eclipse for a 14-night stay onboard a superyacht expedition through the glittering glaciers, arctic wildlife and unmatched stargazing of the Antarctic Peninsula. Travelers will hit "The Ice" in style with roundtrip private flights with evoJets and the EYOS expedition team onboard to set sail across the Scotia Sea for optimum viewing of the eclipse and full access to water sports for a Below Deck experience with a wrintry twist.
Pacific Sailing - For fans on the west coast wanting a taste of the Below Deck seaside luxuries, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach is the perfect blend of Southern California’s laid-back luxury and iconic Waldorf service with a private beach club, three pools, oceanfront 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., a 30,000 square foot Spa and seven seaside dining options serving the finest seafood along the golden coast.