This Season’s Most Revered Resorts to Dock Yachts

This Season’s Most Revered Resorts to Dock Yachts

From one of the largest superyacht marinas on the eastern seaboard to Capri’s most iconic beach club and a celebrity-studded port in Croatia, for another season of island-hopping.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Set to open this fall, guests visiting the Yachting Capital of the World by way of the water will be able to dock their yachts at the city’s newest luxury resort, Pier Sixty-Six—which is part of the $1B redevelopment of a longtime beacon situated on 32 waterfront acres of Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway. The Pier Sixty-Six Marina is one of the largest superyacht marinas on the eastern seaboard featuring 5,000 linear feet of dockage with 164 slips, high-speed fueling, Voltari electric boats, and dockside concierge service at the foremost marina of Port Everglades. As part of the nautically inspired resort’s collection of amenities, guests will enjoy an innovative spa, 12 dining destinations and a Marina promenade.

Hvar, Croatia

Situated steps from the town’s star-studded superyacht marina—which has played host to A-listers such as Michael Jordan and Beyoncé in recent years—the 50-room boutique Riva Marina boasts a charming 100-year-old history, newly revitalized rooms with sea-front views and a premier spot for guests to dock their yachts  Beyond mega yacht watching from their private suites, guests can explore the waterfront promenade or take their yacht out to the Paklinski islands–a nearby archipelago known for secluded beaches and high-end restaurants–or the Pokrivenik cove decorated with cliffs, cave, pebble beaches, and boat dock for to enjoy fresh fish at the cove’s secret restaurant.

Dubai, UAE 

Upon opening this fall, Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, designed by renowned architect Shaun Killa, will become Dubai's premier destination for affluent travelers and luxury yacht enthusiasts alike. Nestled on a peninsula at the heart of the city's exclusive beach, the hotel will debut 387 rooms all offering unobstructed views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf, five pools, 10 restaurants and 9 bars, and a three-story spa. The resort’s 82-berth superyacht marina, meticulously designed by D-marin, will ensure a seamless and exclusive docking experience for yacht owners with access to waterfront amenities, concierge services, and open waters to explore along the Arabian Peninsula.

The Maldives 

Nestled in the crystalline turquoise waters of the North Male Atoll, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island is an all-villa luxury resort that offers a bucket list-worthy backdrop for an island adventure. After arriving by speedboat or seaplane, adventure-seeking guests can forgo beach lounging and spa treatments and instead opt-in to daytime exploration. The resort features thrilling underwater activities like the semi-submarine that goes 1 meter under water, PADI scuba diving, manta ray snorkeling trips and access to water toys like waterskiing, jet-skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing, flyboarding and parasailing.

Jumeirah Capri Palace - Acropolis Penthouse SuiteJumeirah Capri Palace - Acropolis Penthouse Suite

Capri, Italy

Nestled in a secluded corner of the Mediterranean teeming with yachts and panoramic views of Naples Gulf, Capri Palace Jumeirah boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and celebrity hotspot Il Riccio Beach Club with sea access via cliffside staircase that zig-zags down to the water's edge with plush sunbeds and loungers. Guests arriving by yacht can take the grand staircase up to indulge in the Dioriviera pop-up and then embark on a maritime adventure through the captivating turquoise waters of the Mediterranean—soaking in the scenic cove-studded coastline of Capri—or opt for elevated exploration with chauffeured excursions on the resort's luxurious motor yachts.

Top Image: Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab