Many travellers will tell you that to visit a place more than once is a waste. That the experience can never be as good the second time around.
Normally I would agree and seldom take a trip more than once, after all the world is a huge place. There are exceptions to every rule however, and the exception is this magical, beautiful voyage.
The week on board (without cliché's) feeds both your body and soul. There is something both liberating and strangely grounding about a group of people who begin the week as strangers and end as friends. Different backgrounds, nationalities and daily lives are left behind as all merge into a single group enjoying simple but beautifully presented and wonderfully sourced food, served aboard a wonderfully maintained and aesthetically inspiring traditional Turkish Gullet. Nothing is left to chance and nothing is forgotten in this company's quest to make your experience unforgettable.
The schedule is varied, the yoga and fitness both executed to suit all levels (and optional)and the accommodation is roomy, spotlessly clean and furnished with extras that make you feel as if you have been wrapped in a blanket of thoughtfulness.
As a solo traveller, the boat is certainly large enough to sit alone and simply experience the sheer magnitude of the ocean and the beauty that surrounds you and a maximum of 12 travellers allows you this luxury.
If you are looking at this page then you are considering this voyage, so let me assure you that what ever reservations you may have don't exist.
This experience will become my annual retreat- please let it be yours.
I joined the trip a couple of times and will do it again and again and again... Why? because this is the perfect mix of an active holiday with awesome people and lot's of fun. I love doing yoga on the deck and watching the sunrise... I enjoy the hiking and can't get enough of the beautiful view from the rocky coast sides to the open sea... I feel like a mermaid swimming with a fish swarm in the blue bay... Well... and in the evening I can't wait for the tasteful food with lot's of champagne and falling asleep on deck while counting the stars in heaven.
Two years ago, my life was changed forever after my experience with Sun Fun You: Mediterranean Voyages. My wife (Ramona) and I travel internationally every year and every trip has it's own reasons for good memories or a new-found love for a city or country. Typically, those reasons are enhanced by one or two experiences on the trip and those are the memories we point back to when sharing with each other or friends.
Imagine, now, an entire trip being the enhanced experience. My fondest memories of the trip with Sun Fun You are limitless. From Cindy's incredible smile and welcoming nature to Ali's personal dedication to make every guest's experience amazing (we drank lots of Tuborg together) to the Captain's unbelievable cooking and his amazing boat. It's everything you could dream of and I gush about what it has done for me.
I swam in the clearest of water. I visited an abandoned church on an uninhabited island in the middle of the sea. I fished with the crew off the side of the boat. I did yoga staring at beautiful sunrises and ate incredible dinners staring out to color-splashed sunsets. Most importantly, I made friendships that I hope will last forever.
Sun Fun You changed me. It not only showed me the beauties of the region we visited, it inspired within me a new attitude about life. Through vacation, I gained a perspective about life that is often buried in the every day grind. You CAN be happy if you choose. You CAN do what you want in life both in work and play to achieve the goals you strive to reach, spiritually.
I am forever grateful for what Sun Fun You has done for me and for Ali's advice to make sure I didn't just leave that new perspective on the boat when I departed.
There was something truly magical about our experience on the Muhtesam A that left its mark on me. All travel leaves its mark on me, and we have been fortunate to have had some amazing travel experiences. But this was different. This trip has stuck with me, and may in fact have been the best trip I have ever taken, and possibly the best week of my life. Sun Fun You is a week-long, all-inclusive vacation offering geared specifically for travelers like me: the traveler who likes to experience good food, history and culture, and remain active, all while in an intimate setting. This is not a hardcore boot camp retreat, but rather an opportunity to do things at your own pace and maintain a fitness routine. This is not a giant cruise liner, but more like a small boutique hotel on water. The food was perfection, the service impeccable, and the activities on point. It was the perfect getaway for the active traveler. I would recommend this to anyone, and would go again in a heartbeat.
Simply all time greatest trip ive ever taken. So relaxing.Lying on the back deck, Enjoy amazing meals. We learned so much about the lesser islands of greece. I am looking forward to doing it again someday soon.