The Caribbean is rightly referred to as a yachting paradise. Perhaps no other destination in the world can offer the range of beautiful islands, diving and snorkelling, clear water, and ideal sailing conditions than the islands of the Caribbean Sea. The waters are idyllic, the sights gorgeous, and the activities endless, providing the perfect adventure and holiday. While you can try to hop many of the islands, especially if you’re on a motor yacht, we normally would recommend taking a leisurely pace to fully explore a few islands and to absorb the culture. One of the key aspects of being on Caribbean Islands is to do some “chillin” – to ensure you enjoy the slow, natural and relaxed way of life in these tropical islands. Spanning some 120 miles, the Leewards are ideal for island hopping from deserted cays to fashionable harbors. Cruise through brilliant blue waters, lapping white sands and experience a liMle of that laid-back Caribbean charm.
Discover Antigua’s expansive coastline with its numerous white sandy beaches, secluded coves and picturesque harbours. Antigua is steeped in maritime history and renowned for being a place for fun, socialising and complete relaxation on its miles of sandy beaches. You can also explore island museums, visit the famous Harmony Hall restaurant and inn, and experience the weekly “jump up” on Shirley Heights. This weekly event on one of the highest points on the island entails a huge barbeque and a glorious sunset followed by dancing to a steel band.
Barbuda is an island in the Caribbean Sea lying due north of Antigua, an island with which it has been intimately linked for centuries. It has absolutely beautiful and completely deserted beaches, and remains so unspoiled that there are only a handful of tourist resorts and a native population of about 1,500, most of whom occupy the only town, Codrington. For barefoot relaxation, the low-lying coral island of Barbuda is best known for its miles of pink coral beaches. Explore the island’s heavily wooded interior abounding with wildlife.
NEVIS & ST. KITTS
Named the ‘Secret Caribbean’, Nevis and St. KiMs are like no other islands in the Caribbean. Separated by a mere two mile expanse of calm, clear, turquoise water, these unspoilt, tropical islands are among the most captivating and picturesque in the Caribbean and a paradise for nature lovers where preservation of the ecosystems has been a priority.
Saba is a tall, tiny steeply-sided volcanic island with virtually no harbour or shoreline. Because it is difficult to reach by boat and only small aircrae can land at the short runway, it has remained a pristine tropical paradise and a delight to explore.
French Riviera-style living, St. Barth’s is decidedly a French island of only eight square miles. The food and wine are delicious and the sense of style and fashion, unmistakable. The island has been, for some time, a destination for those seeking both relaxation and sophistication in the Caribbean…a true taste of the Mediterranean!
Anguilla is an English island where cars drive on the lee side of the road. There is a palpable friendliness on the island making it a relaxing charter destination. Anchor off Anguilla’s Maundays Bay. A long curve of flawless white sand, the waters are calm and perfect for snorkelling. Savour sophisticated cuisine with a Caribbean flair at Blanchards in Meads Bay.
St. Maarten is divided roughly in half between France and the Dutch Antilles. The island has been named the Gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean, attracting top chefs from America, Asia and Europe to its 300 restaurants. Add this to world class duty free shopping, a vibrant and eclectic nightlife, 3ti pristine beaches and year-round warmth; you can understand why this is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations.
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