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Top 10 Best Marinas in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean prides itself on being the world’s most exclusive yachting destination, so it’s no surprise that it boasts a stunning number of world-class marinas that are home to the world’s finest superyachts.

However, which Mediterranean marinas really reign supreme? Here, we explore 10 of the best marinas in the Mediterranean, where you’ll find the most discerning yachting enthusiasts.

Best luxury marinas in the Mediterranean

Port Hercules, Monaco

Port Hercules is continually ranked as one of the best superyacht marinas in the Mediterranean, home to the world’s largest superyachts and mega yachts with a prime location in the heart of the city-state,  just moments away from the Principality’s best attractions, including designer boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and vibrant nightlife at some of the Cote d’Azur’s most exclusive clubs.  

This superb marina sits at the foot of the Principality of Monaco’s legendary ancestral rock and is one of the only deep-water ports along the French Riviera. 

Port Hercules plays host to the annual Monaco Yacht Show, one of the most prestigious events on the annual yachting calendar, and is also home to the Monaco Yacht Club, one of the most exclusive private members clubs. 

The port boasts 760 berths and a range of world-class yachting amenities catering to the world’s most demanding yacht owners.  

Port of Cannes

The Port of Cannes, or Vieux Port, is a large harbour flanked by a wide range of yachting and luxury amenities, including a host of bars and restaurants. Located in Cannes’ picturesque Old Port, Vieux Port boasts 650 berths for superyachts up to 65 metres in size. 

The Port of Cannes is a popular berthing spot for private yachts, including sailing boats, and is a highly sought-after marina during the Cannes Film Festival, with prime berths often booked years ahead. 

It is also the perfect starting point for those embarking on a French Riviera yacht charter, within easy cruising distance of some of the most refined and elegant yachting hotspots in the Mediterranean, including St. Tropez, Monaco, Nice, Antibes, and the Cote d’Azur’s legendary Caps.

Porto Montenegro, Montenegro

Porto Montenegro is a superb marina in Montenegro, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, and is designed for vessels of all sizes, offering a menu of services that cover everything that a modern seafarer may require. 

Considered one of the best marinas in the Mediterranean, Porto Montenegro was the first recipient of the prestigious Platinum Marina accreditation from The Yacht Harbour Association. Alongside a full complement of yachting amenities, Porto Montenegro also includes a selection of gourmet restaurants, lively bars, a shopping village, a yacht club, and waterside accommodation, all within walking distance.

Porto Cervo, Sardinia

This picturesque marina in Sardinia’s Old Port, Italy, is situated in the heart of the stunning Costa Smeralda, with gorgeous beaches and picturesque coves and bays all just moments away. Owned and operated by IGY Marinas, yacht owners and charterers will find a wide selection of amenities, including a private yacht club, restaurant and bar, and various marine services, including a full-service boatyard.

Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain

Port Vell is a superb waterfront harbour in the vibrant city of Barcelona. The marina boasts 151 berths that can accommodate luxury yachts up to 190-metres in length, with 24-hour security and mooring assistance. 

The marina offers a superb selection of amenities, including a business hub, gym, restaurants and bars, and concierge services, all coupled with personalised services. 

Port Vell is one of the few marinas in the Mediterranean with a TPA permit, which enables non-EU superyachts undergoing repairs and maintenance to benefit from tax exemptions. 

The marina’s convenient location puts the city of Barcelona’s best attractions and luxury amenities all within striking distance.

Port Adriano, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Port Adriano is not only considered one of the best marinas in the Mediterranean, but also one of the most modern. Designed by the award-winning designer Philippe Starck, Port Adriano is located in the municipality of Calvia, southwest of the bay of Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, and is an exceptional base for the world’s finest luxury yachts, thanks to its superb selection of luxury services, including high-end boutiques, restaurants, and bars. Along with its 87 berths that can accommodate yachts up to 80-metres, the marina also offers a superb selection of nautical services, including a shipyard.

Cala del Forte Marina, Italy 

Cala del Forte is a small marina in Ventimiglia, Italy, along the Mediterranean Sea. It is owned and operated by Monaco Ports and was developed to help satisfy the need for berthing facilities in Monaco. A free high-speed boat shuttle operates between Cala del Forte and Port Hercules, which takes approximately 15 minutes. 

Cala del Forte was initially inaugurated in 2021 and boasts the highest services of hospitality and professionalism coupled with modern facilities, including a shipyard for yachts up to 30-metres. 

Superyacht owners, crew, and guests can also easily access all the amenities of the historic Cala del Forte town, thanks to an elevator that connects the town centre directly with the marina. The marina has 178 berths, and can accommodate superyachts up to 70+ metres.  

Karpaz Gate Marina, Cyprus

This world-class marina is located in the unspoiled Karpaz Penninsula in north Cyprus and is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Karpas Gate Marina has been meticulously developed to fulfill the expectations of the world’s most discerning yachting enthusiasts. The marina boasts 300 berths, alongside a dedicated Technical Centre, a RYA Training Centre, gourmet restaurants, an outstanding beach club with a stunning 33-metre infinity swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, private beach area with cabanas, and a premium hotel with an exquisite Turkish Hammam with luxurious treatment rooms.

Marina Moll Vell, Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Marina Moll Vell is a wonderful marina located in the vibrant city of Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, with some of the city’s most stunning architectural wonders just moments away, such as the majestic Palma Cathedral and La Almudaina Royal Palace. 

From the marina, it is also easy to reach the city’s Golden Mile, where some of the world’s most exclusive designer boutiques can be found alongside gourmet restaurants and ultra-chic bars.

This world-class Mediterranean marina also plays host to the annual Palma International Boat Show, which attracts some of the world’s top yachting service providers and ultra-luxurious private yachts. 

Which marina is the largest marina in the Mediterranean?

Port Vauban in Antibes is the largest marina in the Mediterranean, boasting more than 1,642 berths accommodating yachts up to 170-metres. As well as being the biggest marina, it is also considered one of the best marinas in the Mediterranean.

The historic marina stretches from what is now Porte Marine to Bastion Saint-Jaume and welcomes all types of vessels, from small fishing boats to the largest mega yachts, which can berth in the marina’s iconic Quai Camille Rayon, aptly known as the Billionaires’ Quay. 

Port Vauban is also home to the International Yacht Club d’Antibes, which offers a superb selection of amenities, including a convenient helipad. The beautiful Old Town of Antibes is within easy access, boasting a superb selection of restaurants, shops, and boutiques. 

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