MJMassetti contributor

Boozin and Cruisin n Beachin in Mykonos

all about the boats

Everyone has to visit the famed party island of Mykonos at least once in their lifetime……and more than once is highly desirable. During an afternoon of relaxing at the Jackie O’ – Mykonos’ most chic and seductive beach club – my boyfriend and I were surprised to run into some old friends from New York. Small world, right?! We had no idea that they were going to be in town.

As if an afternoon at the Jackie O’ wasn’t enough, they told us that they’d rented a yacht for the day and asked us to join them, hopping from beach club to beach club.

The yacht was amazing. It was about 40 feet long with a spacious main salon, a luxurious aft cabin, and plenty of large, comfy couches both inside and out. The skipper told us that the yacht can comfortably sleep up to 8, though to be honest, I couldn’t imagine spending any of that incredible day indoors. We spent the afternoon lounging in the sun, listening to music, sipping craft cocktails, and jumping into the cool blue waters of the Aegean.

Experiencing Mykonos from the water was a unique experience, to say the least. It’s difficult to describe the feeling of pulling up to a posh beach club on an equally-posh motor yacht. It was an afternoon of making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. What a day!

Tips: • Mykonos on the whole is beautiful, but VERY expensive. You don’t have to be uber-wealthy to make it work, but this is definitely not a destination for budget travelers. • The Jackie O’ caters predominantly to gay clientele, but welcoming to all. • Relax. Enjoy yourself. Mykonos is best enjoyed on its own time, without a rigid schedule.

#explore, #boating