Springtime is a wonderful time of the year to visit the Mediterranean. The landscape is beginning to wake up with the colour, songs and scents of nature. The waters around the different islands and bays are beginning to warm up enough for a spot of swimming and diving. The major cities across Italy, Spain, Greece and so many more countries are beginning to liven up with new events and exhibitions. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a great break in a top Mediterranean destination. Here are 5 reasons why you should say yes to a Mediterranean vacation in spring.
1 – The waters of Italy and the wider island of the Mediterranean are perfect for a spring yacht charter.
One way to enjoy the scenery and weather of the Mediterranean in spring is to see the region by boat. There are some great luxury yacht charter destinations in Italy and beyond. You can hop between ports and beaches along the coastline, sample the best food and drink and watch perfect sunrises from the deck. There are also plenty of luxury marinas dotted around the Mediterranean with great amenities.
2- Many of these destinations are open to all guests that want to enjoy a peaceful spring break.
The great thing about the Mediterranean is that anyone can come here at any time of year and have the chance to relax and be themselves. There are many cities and major destinations in the regions that are open to being as diverse as possible. Some visitors may be surprised at the number of gay-friendly destinations in Italy, for example. Rome is evolving with more clubs and bars. Milan has a dedicated film festival. But, the most gayfriendly resorts are in Torre del Lago.
3- There is no better place for a relaxing springtime honeymoon.
Whatever your sexuality, the Mediterranean has lots of brilliant destinations for a springtime honeymoon. If you and your partner are in need of a city break for a little culture and exploration, there are plenty of cities that fit the bill. City destinations for honeymoon in Italy range from the vibrancy of Rome and Florence to the romance of Venice. Smaller islands across the Med offer the chance to unwind by the beach and sample some of the best cuisines in the world. Divers will also find plenty of destinations to choose from. On that note…
4- The waters in the Mediterranean in spring still offer plenty of diving opportunities.
Some travellers may not think about heading to any Mediterranean diving spots in spring. Summer is the peak time in many places when all the dive shops are open, the water is a great temperature and all the best wildlife appears. However, good diving isn’t just about the turtles, sharks and tropical summer visitors. These islands are home to some great residents and lots of interesting wrecks to explore. This includes the Cote d’Azur in France which is home to hundreds of wartime wrecks.
5- It may be off-season in some places, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge yourself.
Springtime in the Mediterranean does mean that there is a different atmosphere to the summer season. Some resorts and hotels will see this as the off-peak season. But, the Med is still one of the best places to visit in March and April. There may not be a much choice, or as many hot, sunny days, but the cities, ports and beaches are still beautiful and vibrant. It is still possible to have a luxury experience – whether that means exploring the region on a luxury yacht, staying in a city hotel, or trying a different type of resort.
Don’t assume that your options are limited if you want to book a getaway or honeymoon in the Mediterranean in spring. You can still enjoy the culture of these great countries, sample the same food and explore the same landscape. Also, you get to do so at a time when the weather isn’t uncomfortably hot and the beaches aren’t too crowded. A Mediterranean vacation in spring is a win-win.