Exclusive Beaches you can visit with Star Clippers

19th July 2018

Unlike larger-sized cruise ships that offer an ever-increasing range of glittering amenities and carry thousands of passengers on each itinerary, the vessels of the Star Clippers fleet are much smaller and offer more emphasis on the destinations you can visit along the way. With the fleet’s largest ship, the Royal Clipper, weighing in at just 5,000 gross tonnes, these ships are a fraction of the size of the larger cruise ships and are capable of docking in smaller islands and traversing narrower waterways.

From white-sand beaches to charming towns and villages, the Star Clippers cruising experience is unlike anything else available on the seas. This week, we take a look at three of most impressive beach destinations that further emphasise the appeal in embarking on a sailing with Star Clippers.

Parai Beach | Bangka Island | Indonesia Sailings

Parai Beach

One of the most striking aspects that you will notice upon arrival at Parai Beach is the towering boulders that stick out of the golden sands. Situated on the north-eastern coast of the Indonesian island of Bangka, Parai Beach offers a distinctive feeling of blissful tranquillity. You can choose to relax and soak up the sun, or venture further into the island and admire the stunningly photographic backdrops that comprise of white sand, great rocks and turquoise blue waters. This beach is also home to a World War II monument, which was built by the Japanese government.

La Blanquilla | Venezuela | Panama Canal Sailings

Situated roughly 182 miles northeast of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas is the island of La Blanquilla, which sits in the southeast Caribbean Sea. It covers an arear of less than 25 square miles and is home to an abundance of native wildlife including iguanas, wild donkeys and goats. There is no permanent human population on the island, which will enable you to enjoy blissful relaxation. You can find a spot of the expansive stretch of powder-white sand and soak up the sun or, if you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can head out to the coral reefs, which are notable for their black coral and provide excellent diving opportunities.

Roquetas De Mar | Almeria | Spain | Western Mediterranean Sailings

Roquetas De Mar

While many may be familiar with the popular Spanish resort destinations of Malaga and Alicante, many people overlook the appeal offered by Almeria. On selected western Mediterranean Star Clippers sailings, you will have an opportunity to dock in the low-key resort town of Roquetas de Mar, which is accessible via Almeria. The small town is home to many blue flag beaches – all of which are kept immaculately clean and are popular with families and older travellers. Unlike other destinations in the area, it is largely uncrowded, which means you can enjoy a relatively peaceful experience.


Part of the beauty of embarking on a sailing with Star Clippers is the ability to travel to a range of smaller destinations that are generally inaccessible to larger vessels. However, the main draw is the ability to step away from the larger-sized cruise ships of the 21st century and enjoy the authentic surroundings of a traditional sailing ship.

You can experience this and much more for yourself on board one of the many Star Clippers sailings departing in regions around the world. For more information or to make a booking, contact our friendly sales team via the Freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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