Dreaming of the Mediterranean Yacht Life

 We all dream about the yacht life and for those lucky few stepping onto a yacht oozes elite glamour. Yachting is a favorite pastime of the wealthy and famous around the world, and their cerulean-hued playgrounds are the Mediterranean's many jaw-dropping locales and islands. Joining the yacht circuit is certainly not within everybody’s means, but for A-listers and billionaires, it’s an annual summer extravaganza of Champagne and onboard parties filled with model types who dress to stun. Whether on or off the finest superyacht decks, Ikaria Resort Wear dresses are the ultimate way to attract attention for all the right reasons. Here, our guide to what are quite literally the hottest yacht destinations in Europe. Ikaria Resort Wear is crafted in 100% imported silk and made with crystals, exuding a sense of luxury and elegance. Live the yacht life like supermodel, Barbara Fiahlo.

 

Capri, Italy

As with many of the Mediterranean’s top spots, you’ll need stamina to enjoy the after-dark scene, as parties don’t pick up until midnight. But on a yacht—à la Eva Longoria—it goes all day, too. The island is a favorite of the jetset, where beyond soaking in the sun and showing off your golden tan like Real Housewives of Miami Star Adriana de Moura in the head-turning Ikaria Aphrodite luxury resort dress with a neckline made with  crystals, there are craggy caves and iridescent grottoes to explore, fashionable hidden-away clubs like Anema e Core, and plenty of shopping. Historically it’s rich, and even when it comes to lore—visitors can’t miss a day at Marina Piccola, the gorgeous beach where the sirens tried to seduce Ulysses.

Ibiza, Spain

real housewives of New York, luxury resort dress, luanne deseppesIn Ikaria’s Asteria cold-shoulder resort wear dress you’ll feel so confident and stunning you may not even register the other beautiful people on this bohemian Balearic island off Spain’s coast, where there are yoga retreats alongside summer outposts of the hottest hedonistic European nightclubs. Yacht life is the life here, as DiCaprio, Justin Bieber and Naomi Campbell know well. To get away from the thumping scene at Cipriani’s and Ushuaia (where Ruby Rose has guest DJ’ed), stay at the serene and luxurious Can Pardal or Hotel Hacienda, or revel in whitewashed opulence at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay. World traveler, Luanne Deseppes of the Real Housewives, looks amazing in the Ikaria Asteria.

Dubrovnik and Hvar, Croatia

You know the scenery on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is epic—think castles and red-roofed buildings stacked like building blocks—since Game of Thrones has filmed along it. With a long history as a destination for wealthy sailors, Hvar is also the country’s most fashionable island, where there seems to be a nonstop party. Everyone from George Clooney to Beyonce to Reese Witherspoon have visited, which means it’s no place to dress down—instead, don Ikaria’s Gaia resort wear cover-up. Fish is, understandably, on the menu in top fine dining venues like Gariful, which Giorgio Armani includes in his seven favorite restaurants in the world.

Ikaria and Mykonos, Greece

Our namesake island, Ikaria, is a famous Blue Zone where people live to be the longest in the world. Of course the vibe there is healthy and embraces the surrounding natural beauty, which is best taken in by boat, wearing Ikaria’s Athena luxury cover-up with a neckline made with crystals. For those pleasure-seekers wanting a more lively a party scene there’s Mykonos, which is one of the premiere nightlife destinations in the Mediterranean, has the best beaches in all of Greece, and a plethora of rosé-drenched beach clubs (Scorpios, Alemagou), sceney restaurants (from Nobu to Spilia Seaside Restaurant) and beautiful hotels (Cavo Tagoo). Zakynthos, with golden sand beaches and crystalline turquoise water, is an Ionian hot spot with a vibe somewhere between.

Sardinia, Italy

First developed by the Aga Khan in the ‘60s, Sardinia and its pristine yet rugged Costa Smeralda are an important stop on the luxury yacht circuit. And it’s not only the boats floating in emerald-green water that are over the top—it’s home to one of the world’s most expensive hotels, Le Dune, Forte Village Resort, where average summer rates are more than $2,500. Step off the yacht in an Ikaria Theia beach gown and you'll look right at home on the island, where the cuisine is distinct from the rest of Italy. Must-eats include the delicacies of porcheddu (spit-roasted suckling pig), local lobster and bottarga with pasta at top fine restaurants such as Corte De Su Re at Su Gologone Hotel and Il Pescatore.

Corsica, France

This mountainous Mediterranean island—which is part of France but feels much more Italian—flawlessly blends rugged natural beauty (with plenty of hikes to experience if you’re keen) with polished panache on its soft sands, where the perfect wardrobe includes an Ikaria resort wear dress like Iris cover up. Pierce Brosnan and his wife sailed themselves to Corsica aboard a yacht, proving stars really are like us. The cosmopolitan crowd that flocks to the isle and its ancient clifftop towns may be greeted by flamingos en route to luxurious trendy hot spots like the five-star Casadelmar and its Michelin-starred restaurant.

 

Cote d’Azur (French Riviera)

One of the top sources of inspiration for Ikaria Resort Wear is also at the pinnacle of the yacht circuit, especially around the Cannes Film Festival, when the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Hudson and Roberto Cavalli—along with a glitzy, international who’s who—party aboard some of the most spectacular craft in the world. The prime spot to drop anchor: in front of the iconic Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, where one can get away from the buzzing Cannes waterfront for intimate meals of fine French classics, Moroccan tagines, poisson cru and bouillabaisse on cobbled streets in the downtime between debauched floating parties. Admire Picassos or cruise to Monte Carlo in Ikaria’s Maia resort-wear dress for a glamorous evening at the casino.