Beat the Winter Blues with a Red Sea Sail 2nd July 2008
A club la costa yacht club holiday in the red sea could be this year's most original way to blow the winter blues away.
It's summertime and the living is easy, but as the days get shorter and the prospect of icy nights and central heating looms, this might be the time to think about heading south this winter.
The superb facilities and leisure options the Yacht Club offers, both on and off shore, make this sailing holiday absolutely unique. It will appeal to anyone looking for that special wow factor in their annual vacation.
Roy Peires, Chairman of Club La Costa Resorts & Hotels
Club La Costa Yacht Club is offering yacht-lovers a unique way to see the Red Sea, including Tala Bay, this winter. The new season starts 17 November 2008 and runs until 13 April 2009 and the exciting itinerary has been tailored to make it one of the best ways to experience three fascinating countries, Israel, Egypt and Jordan - as well as some spellbinding desert landscapes - all from the deck of a privately-crewed catamaran.
The Red Sea's clear warm waters are famous for their population of brilliantly-coloured fish and fiery coral, just perfect for scuba-diving and sailing. Landlubbers keen to soak up the local atmosphere at the ports of call will have plenty of time to explore their boutiques, restaurants and fresh food markets as well as the nightlife.
Along the week-long route (Israel-Egypt-Jordan-Israel), guests will see some of the most breathtaking natural scenery on the Asian-Arabic border, including Sinai National Park and Coral Island in Egypt. After mooring at the stylish marina of Taba Heights in Egypt, the yachts cruise to the Gulf of Aqaba, spending the night under the stars at Jordan's Tala Bay. The next morning it's on to Aqaba, the sparkling jewel of Jordan's 27 kilometre coastline, finally returning to Israel's vibrant coastal resort Eilat for a last night in the marina to reflect on the magic of a memorable week's sailing.
Roy Peires, Chairman of Club La Costa Resorts & Hotels, says the Club has been an unprecedented success since its launch in Mallorca last year: "The superb facilities and leisure options the Yacht Club offers, both on and off shore, make this sailing holiday absolutely unique. It will appeal to anyone looking for that special wow factor in their annual vacation."
No expense has been spared aboard the 60-foot catamarans that were custom-built for CLC and come with a price tag of around 1,000,000 euros each. Saloons and cabins are air-conditioned, and interiors have wood-panelled finishes and parquet-style flooring and there's plenty of space to relax in (or out) of the sun.
Guests can soak up the sun while the crew takes care of everything, from making breakfast to mixing margaritas at sunset, preparing all meals on board, sourced from fresh local produce.
Club La Costa's catamaran holidays are a unique way to indulge in a sailing vacation - without the expense involved in owning a yacht. The Red Sea cruises include free use of water sports equipment, food and drink aboard and accommodation is for two people sharing a double cabin. Membership starts at £8,000 for six weeks' holiday over a period of 12 years and is extremely flexible.