Four of the best hidden must-visit destinations

10th November 2017

The beauty of embarking on a sailing with Star Clippers is the ability to travel to a range of smaller destinations that are somewhat inaccessible to larger vessels. With itineraries operated in regions around the world, each sailing offers the chance to go off the beaten track to hidden paradise islands and along narrower waterways. Furthermore, you will be able to enjoy all of this while also stepping into a bygone era of traditional tall ship exploration. Each of the three vessels - Star Clipper, Star Flyer and Royal Clipper – offers classical décor with a cruising experience unlike anything else.

To outline the distinctive benefit of the smaller size of the Star Clippers fleet, we have outlined four of the best off-the-beaten-track destinations you can visit on selected itineraries. From the charming islands of the Mediterranean to the isolated areas of Far East Asia, these destinations are some of the closest parallels to paradise on earth.

Cayman Brac – Cayman Islands

Cayman Brac

One of the sister islands to Grand Cayman, the often overlooked Cayman Brac offers a tranquil place for Caribbean beach relaxation. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503, the famous explorer spent little time on the island and therefore missed the abundance of marine life that thrives in the surrounding the surrounding waters. Divers and snorkelers should definitely take the opportunity to admire the amazing display of colours present in the array of fish and corals. If you are lucky, you can also catch a glimpse of one of the many shipwrecks located in these waters. You can admire the beauty of this island and much more on board selected Cuba sailings.

Ko Adang - Thailand

Ko Adang

Situated far off the western coast of mainland Thailand and close to the border of Malaysia, the Butang Island group awaits your arrival on one of the selected South-East Asia sailings. Protected by the Ko Tarutao National Park, Ko Adang is one 61 islands that make up this archipelago and it is so remote that it is only inhabited by Park officials. You can relax on the isolated pristine beaches or embark on a tour of the jungles in-land and explore the abundance of native flora and fauna.

Lipari – Aeolian Islands - Italy


The Mediterranean is home to a contrast of impressive charming cities combined with relaxing beach islands – many of which you will be familiar with. One of the few areas that may not have popped up on your radar is that which comprises of the volcanic Aeolian Islands, accessible via selected Italy sailings in the Western Mediterranean. Thought to be favoured by the Gods, these islands offer a distinctive sense of paradise. You can climb the narrow streets and admire the medieval Castello before arriving at a secluded beach – which is yours for the day.

San Blas Islands - Panama

San Blas Islands

The appeal of a Panama Canal sailing is obvious, but there is much more to see than this magnificent man-made wonder. Situated off the coast of Panama is a small group of islands that form the San Blas group, which provide a home to an abundant range of colourful birds, animals and fish. To celebrate the local wildlife, the indigenous Kuna women have depicted the beauty of the island through the artwork of moias. Distinctive red, orange, blue and green colours are combined by these independent people to create works of art, which create the perfect souvenir of your experience on the islands.

The four destinations mentioned above outline just a handful of some of the beautiful areas you can visit on board one of these spectacular itineraries. Seeing is believing and we believe that once you embark on a Star Clippers sailing for the first time, you will never look back.

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