At Otium Yachts, family is important to us. We have all been sailing with our families – including young children, and we are proud to say that many of our yachts are family-run. So, we understand the importance of family and what it takes to create the perfect sailing holiday for families.
As avid travellers ourselves, we have travelled land and sea with our families, and can honestly say that a sailing holiday will be one of your best family holidays.
Organising a holiday, especially a family holiday, can bring a lot of stress and expectations. Booking flights and hotels, organising transport, schedules and activities… it can all start to feel less like a holiday and more like work – which is the opposite of what you want.
At Otium Yachts, we are passionate about creating the perfect sailing holiday, which also means a seamless and stress-free experience from beginning to end. We are even more driven to help create the perfect family holiday because we understand how much it means. We often hear the words “this was one of our best family holidays ever”, proven by the fact that many families return year after year to repeat the experience.
There are many reasons why a sailing holiday will be your best family holiday, here are just a few of our favourites –
Together and apart, the perfect balance
Maybe at first glance, the idea of being ‘stuck’ together on a yacht doesn’t seem appealing but there is something about being at sea which creates a relaxed environment and also fosters quality time together. With our yachts there are plenty of areas to enjoy without being on top of each other; this means people can relax in their way – lying in the sun, swimming, enjoying a drink or reading a book, while kids have space to move around or enjoy water-sports. Believe it or not, this freedom to enjoy means that time together is less forced and more natural – hence, more enjoyable. Families come together for meals, swim together, play games or explore together, with enough time and space to relax individually as well. It’s the perfect balance.
Nothing to plan, relax and enjoy
Unlike other holidays, once you step aboard your yacht and unpack, there is nothing more you need to think of or plan. No rushing from here to there, no transport and logistics to arrange, no meals to plan or prep, no packing and unpacking (losing items along the way) … At Otium Yachts, we pride ourselves on taking care of the details so all you need to do is book and enjoy. We also trust all of our yachts and crew to deliver excellent service to meet and exceed your expectations. You will be taken care of in every way, from your chef preparing fresh meals daily, experienced crew at hand to make your coffee just the way you like it or help entertain everyone with water-sports and excursions. In our mind, this is exactly what a holiday should be. Many clients tell us that it was the first time they had truly relaxed in a long time (if ever). With nothing to plan or worry about, you can simply unwind and enjoy with your family.
Quality family time
These days, in our fast-paced, hectic lives, quality family time can be few and far between. The beauty of a sailing holiday is that we unplug from our day-to-day lives and reconnect with our family, creating treasured memories along the way. At Otium Yachts, we have all worked at sea and have witnessed many families step aboard a little flustered or stressed, then as the days go by, we’ve watched stress melt away, and families reconnect. Things like having every meal together with no stress around cooking or cleaning, swimming and exploring together during the day, and playing board games or just sitting together in the evenings… It is the culmination of these small moments which creates beautiful shared memories, reconnects families and even rekindles relationships. We have witnessed this all firsthand, which is why it is our passion to help create the perfect family holiday.
A healthy, rejuvenating holiday
Many families choose to be quite active on their family holiday, if this is the case, then we can help plan various excursions and activities, from hiking and biking to white water rafting or rock climbing. Even for those who want to relax, you’ll still find the nature and rhythm of a sailing holiday makes it healthier. How? Your chef prepares meals every day from the best, fresh local ingredients, and the Mediterranean diet is naturally healthy – with lots of fruit, vegetables, seafood, olive oil etc. Without trying, you’ll swim every day or walk ashore when exploring towns and villages. Whether consciously active or not, this is a holiday you will walk away from feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
At Otium Yachts we believe a sailing holiday will be one of your best family holidays. Let us help create the perfect sailing holiday for you. So, all you need to do is relax, enjoy and make memories to last a lifetime.