Pink Lady Charters, Porto Arabia

At first this may not seem like a food post but bare with me, all will be revealed! People who know me are aware I have had a rubbish couple of weeks so an invite to join a group of fellow bloggers on board a private yacht for a few hours was warmly welcomed. Pink Lady Charters operates from Porto Arabia and is staffed by an all female captain and crew which allows groups of women to charter the yacht and relax in complete privacy. We boarded at about 3.30pm and immediately headed away from the Pearl out into the Arabian Gulf towards West Bay.

We all went to explore the yacht and were blown away by the space and sheer luxury – how the other half live!!

As we sailed along the corniche towards the MIA the views of the city were awesome.

Bianca our Captain explained that the yacht can be hired for numerous reasons – corporate events, private parties, family occasions, baby showers, hen dos, or as a romantic trip for a couple. They can even arrange for beauty treatments on board. The longer you hire the yacht for the more cost effective it is and it accommodates a maximum of 12 people comfortably.

So here is the foodie bit and the part that interested me the most. At the moment there is a promotion whereby you can hire the yacht for 4 hours for 5000QR for up to 12 people. For this you can bring your own food and drinks on board, plug your phone into the music system and party away. After a couple of hours the yacht will drop anchor and you can swim or visit a beach. I love this idea, I think it would be perfect for a party, everyone brings a dish and some drinks, and as it would work out at about 410QR per person I don’t think its outrageously priced. The weather at the moment is absolutely perfect for being on the water.

We all had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Sailing back to the Pearl as the sun set was spectacular. I am looking at my calendar to see when I can plan a party or maybe arrange for the next bloggers pot luck to take place on board …….!

Please note, despite the name men are allowed on board the yacht but no ‘all male’ bookings are allowed.

More information can be found at http://www.pinkladycharters.com/

* I was lucky enough to be a guest for the afternoon but all photos (apart from the one of the lounge area!) and opinions are my own*