Custom Trips: Navigator's Exclusive-Use Summer Recommendations

Posted April 1, 2024 in Travel by Miriam Cain

From private jet to yacht to villa, exclusive-use experience is all about maximizing comfort. Navigator’s summer season recommendations leave nothing to chance.


Measuring just 21 miles from end to end, the fishhook-shaped island of Bermuda packs a punch for its size. The island archipelago has long been a Mecca for sailing enthusiasts, and thanks to recent changes in legislation it is now possible for yachts to charter through its turquoise waters. Safe anchorages, fantastic yachting facilities – including favorable fuel and provisioning – and the island is fast becoming a bonafide yacht destination.

Fly to Bermuda by private jet, board your superyacht in St. George’s Harbour, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the island archipelago. Made up of over 181 islands and islets, Bermuda is packed with secluded coves and pink-sand beaches, many of which are only accessible to the waterborne. Explore the calm, crescent-shaped Horseshoe Bay with its pink sands, the secluded Jobson’s Cove and near-deserted Astwood Cove, both tucked away amid steep cliffs, and the large expanse of sandy beach at Warwick Long Bay. Jump into the warm turquoise waters and enjoy the yachts’ many water toys. Whether swimming, kayaking, jet skiing or learning a new skill such as fishing, sailing or scuba diving, Bermuda is a paradise for all kinds of water activities.

For those looking to spend time ashore, Bermuda welcomes guests in style. Plan for a few days ashore at either end of your charter and stay at the Rosewood Bermuda with Exclusive Resorts. Play a round at the epic 18-hole, par-70 Tucker’s Point Golf Club or relax at Sense, A Rosewood Spa, followed by a sunset-to-stargazing dinner or gourmet safari – the resort has seven restaurants and lounges to choose from along with a choice of different private culinary experiences.

Cessna Citation Latitude
Miami – Bermuda
Flight time 2 hours 6 minutes
Distance 874 nautical miles
Up to eight passengers

116’ (35.36m) EL REY
St George’s – Cooper’s Island – John Smith’s Bay –  Tucker’s Point Club
Distance 25 nautical miles
From $105,000 per week, plus expenses
Up to 10 guests

Exclusive Resorts Suite at Rosewood Bermuda
The Harbour View One-Bedroom Suite comprises a living area and master bedroom that opens onto an expansive balcony with views over the waterfront and Castle Harbour.


Fondly considered to be the historic home of yachting in North America, New England is associated with the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta, the America’s Cup and glamorous figures like John F. Kennedy and J.D. Rockefeller, who spent their summers sailing here. With Newport, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket all within close proximity, these waters are the ideal cruising ground for those based in the U.S. looking to stay close to home, or as an alternative for European clients looking for a departure from the Mediterranean this summer.

Embark on your yacht in Newport and discover the charming coastline, cruising to Martha’s Vineyard with its wild beaches and red-orange clay cliffs, before heading over to the “Little Grey Lady of the Sea”, aka the island of Nantucket. Lying 30 miles out at sea, this is the place to head for old-school, barefoot relaxation. The island has only one real road to speak of but has 80 miles of coastline to explore. Big name hotels and resorts are lacking here; instead the island welcomes guests to a selection of boutique hotels and guesthouses. Exclusive Resorts’ Nantucket Residences have a selection of charming New England cottages in their portfolio. Ideal for families, each private property offers 5 – 6 bedrooms, pools and plenty of entertaining space both inside and out. What is more, the cottages are within walking distance to Nantucket Town, with its fantastic choice of restaurants and boutiques, its large wharf area, and the perfectly preserved grand mansions that line the cobblestone streets.

Embraer Phenom 300
San Francisco – Newport
Flight time – 1 hour 7 minutes
Distance 323 nautical miles
Up to four passengers

102’ (31.09m) VIVACE
Newport – Martha’s Vineyard – Nantucket
Distance 64 nautical miles
From $115,000 per week, plus expenses
Up to 10 guests

Exclusive Resorts Private Nantucket Residences
Five and six-bedroom residences (up to 12 guests)


Offering long hours of sunshine and chic beach clubs, the Spanish Golden Isles are among Europe’s most glamorous vacation hotspots. Stunning beaches and clear water bays, along with Michelin-starred restaurants and state-of-the-art marinas, welcome the superyacht crowd in style. From Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, to Ibiza with its free-spirited lifestyle, the lesser-known island of Menorca, and the tiny island of Formentera, there is plenty to keep the waterborne entertained. Fly into Mallorca and spend a week cruising the Balearic archipelago, disembarking on the island of Ibiza to spend a week ashore.

Perched on top of the hills of Es Cubells, slightly off the tourist trail, the stunning Villa La Solana offers the best of both worlds – privacy combined with access to Ibiza’s beaches and some of the chicest beach clubs on the island. The whitewashed villa features a garden and large swimming pool, four bedrooms and a decked outdoor terrace for alfresco dining.

Bombardier Global 6000
New York – Ibiza
Flight time 7 hours 16 minutes
Distance 3,365 nautical miles
Up to 13 passengers

203’5” (62m) RoMA
Palma De Mallorca – Cala Morell, Menorca – Port de Sóller, Mallorca – Ibiza Town
Distance 240 nautical miles
From €370,000 per week, plus expenses
Up to 12 guests

Exclusive Resorts Villa La Solana
Private, four-bedroom villa (up to eight guests) with a private pool.

Côte d’Azur

From the charming port of St. Tropez and the glamorous Cannes and Monaco to the the historical bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the famed French Riviera is a diverse and perennially popular summer cruising ground. After landing in either Cannes or Nice by private jet, board your yacht in Monaco and cruise along the gilded coastline, enjoying sheltered anchorages and deep bays for watersports, and stepping ashore to browse the stylish boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants that the area is famous for.

Among the glitz and glamor that oozes from the seaside hotspots of the Côte d’Azur are the equally captivating villages in the hinterland. Combining the allure of centuries-old architecture with panoramic views of the coastline and surrounding mountains, these charming hilltop villages are one of the most popular attractions to explore after a charter along the French Riviera. Just half an hour from Antibes, Exclusive Resorts’ La Retraite is an excellent base from which to explore St. Tropez, Cannes and Monaco. Located just outside the village of Le Rouret, the villa is a traditional Provençal-style property with a stylish modern interior. Surrounded by beautiful villages, you don’t have to venture far to meet locals, while those preferring to stay home can enjoy the vast grounds with its terraced gardens and orchards, and a large pool and deck area – perfect for those looking to enjoy alfresco living at its finest.

ACJ TwoTwenty
Miami – Nice
Flight time 9 hours 20 minutes
Distance 4,340 nautical miles
Up to 19 passengers

254‘ (77.7m) MALIA
Monaco – St. Tropez – Antibes
Distance 76 nautical miles
From €750,000 per week, plus expenses
Up to 12 guests

Exclusive Resorts La Retraite
A private four-bedroom villa sleeping up to eight guests with a private pool.

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