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Wanderlust: escaping the crowd

 

Six unknown places, six different ways of living. The sea, luxury and simplicity. From Brazil to Thailand, here are Top Yachts’ favourite destinations:

Bequia: capital city of the Grenadines, only seven square miles to get away from the busy western world without sacrificing the fun, offering both deep, perfect bays for diving and colorful houses and fanciful insignia to pleasantly get lost in.

Pico Island: Small, black, with the highest peak of Portugal, Pico is the perfect place to go whale watching, offering excursions and fun activities such as swimming with these marine creatures. The perfect example of the Azores, islands made of lava and lakes, once known as home of the pirates.

Surin: A national park made of five islands, home of the last “sea gypsies”. Beautiful backdrops make for unforgettable diving, among coral and granite pinnacles arising from the depths.

Rodrigues: One of the last true havens where fishermen sail, abounding with trees where fruits and vegetables are left to dry. Do not expect luxury, but if you are looking for direct contact with nature this piece of volcanic rock surrounded by coral reefs will feel like home.

Quirimbas: Offshore Mozambique, thirty islands for the conservation of marine species, protected by the WWF. Do not miss the Bay of Montepuez and the colonial village of Ibo, where life still looks like it used to a hundred years ago.

Ilha Grande: About 100 miles south of Rio de Janeiro, the Bay of Ilha Grande is named after the largest of the 365 islands dotting the sea of this magical corner of South Brazil. Pirates used to hide here, between islets and rocks, where you can discover about two thousand beaches of immaculate sand.

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