Have you ever thought a family vacation onboard a yacht can fix everything?
“It is all about POV, your point of view, and changing your perspective. Family vacations are an important part of your work year. Taking time away to relax, reflect, and recharge comes with many benefits for your day-to-day life. Vacation will change your perspective on your daily life. When you get into a routine of going to work and doing the next thing that needs to be done — you attend the meetings on your calendar, tick off items on your to-do list, and take care of the requests that colleagues and clients make — the workday probably goes by quickly. Then it’s followed by time at home that may also be a blur of family responsibilities, chores around the house, children’s school activities, and very little time for relaxation. You don’t have a lot of time each day to focus on the impact of the work you’re doing or to think about the other ways you might spend your time.”
Taking a break
Last summer, we decided to take a break from work with a short getaway onboard owner version Oceanis 51.1 MAMAMIA. It was a chance for children to experience a more relaxed family atmosphere surrounded by nature, not modern technology. There were no stress-related phone calls or emailing, no buzzer waking us to go to work or school, and no rushing to sports activities in the afternoon. Taking a break was what we need as a family to relax and reconnect. It was the time just for us to talk, eat, drink, and spend time in nature in peace. These kinds of vacations are great opportunities to create positive memories with your family, the people that matter to you the most.
The owner version was a perfect choice for us, two grown-ups and two kids/almost teenagers. There was even room for more! We decided to hire a professional skipper, despite the fact that we know how to sail and know the area. This took any stress from us in terms of planning where to go. Tomislav was great as always!
Family vacation is all about reconnecting and feeling good
The decision to take a family vacation in our case was last minute. Living by the sea and working in the travel industry, one does not feel they need to take a break. Oh, how we are wrong. Taking off onboard owner version Oceanis 51.1 MAMAMIA was the best decision we could have made for us! Kids enjoyed snorkeling, and stand-up paddling, and learned how to maneuver the dinghy, fitted with an electric outboard engine (so fun and safe!). I did not cook for days :), or clean and opened my emails just once. We dined in this amazing restaurant on top of the island, enjoyed sunsets, stayed up late talking and laughing. Woke up early to enjoy the day, ate fresh, and spent days barefoot. I do not want to lie, it was hard at first to take our eyes off the screens, for us and for the kids. Lots of complaints and “Mum can we have it just for 5 minutes”. “No” and carried on.
Taking time off the grid made us focus on ourselves and each other. Recalling the situation from the family vacation can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression – something that is sometimes much needed in everyday busy lives.
Taking time off the grid made us focus on ourselves and each other.
Owner-version yachts are no longer reserved only for privately owned/used yachts and are perfect for a vacation to reconnect with your family or friends. Owner-version yacht luxury is reflected in the habitability and an incredible amount of space. You do not feel cramped as you might on “a non-owner-version” yacht.
Charter available weeks April 1 to June 17, 2023, and get 15% SPRING SAILING DISCOUNT!
The benefits of taking a vacation are clear; Taking time away to relax, reflect and recharge will result in
- Less stress level
- Better overall mental health
- Happy family memories