For the ultimate in luxury travel, Caribbean yacht charters will let you explore glorious tropical islands, discovering pristine sandy beaches, bustling beach bars and turquoise waters full of exotic sea life.
Luxury catamarans, like those offered with Club La Costa Yacht Club, are an increasingly popular charter option, and steady trade winds ensure the region’s reputation as an idyllic sailing spot.
If you are planning a private yacht charter, heavenly Caribbean destinations you won’t want to miss out on include:
Amazing Caribbean Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands, comprising some sixty tropical islands, have been welcoming yachts for decades and are a favourite destination for private yacht charters. Superyachts and catamarans flock to Virgin Gorda, the third largest island and home to North Sound, one of the great harbours of the world. A must-visit for keen scuba divers is The Baths, a series of scenic grottos and sea pools teeming with vibrant coral reefs and exotic sea life. No Caribbean private yacht charter is complete without a visit to Tortola, the largest and busiest island, with its white sandy beaches, lush green mountains and lively nightlife. Worth trying is its authentic Caribbean street food, including spicy chicken puffs and peppery callaloo soup. Experience pure, unadulterated glamour in St Barths.
With its opulent resorts and chic beach clubs, Saint Barthélemy, or St Barths, is the jewel of the French West Indies’ crown, and an unmissable hotspot for Caribbean yacht charters. This tiny island has several pristine white sandy beaches: Salines is said to be the best in the Caribbean, Lorient is ideal for surfing, Grand-Cul-de-Sac for kayaking, and Shell Beach is where you can enjoy the most glorious sunsets.
Bliss out on heavenly beaches in Antigua
Another firm favourite for private yacht charter is Antigua, one of the Leeward Islands. All kinds of activities are available here, from swimming with Stingrays, to deep sea and reef fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Inland, try horse-riding, island safaris, and, for thrill-seekers, zip-wiring through the rainforest or even a helicopter tour. Indulge in luxurious spa treatments, and as night falls, enjoy an exciting fusion of international and Caribbean cuisine, either at gourmet restaurants, colourful waterfront cafés or funky beach bars.
Antigua’s most famous feature is its 365 stunning beaches – one for every day of the year. Some are easier to reach than others, but all are ideal for lazing under shady palm trees, digging your toes into the powdery white sand, and having a dip in the crystal-clear water.
There’s so much to enjoy while taking Caribbean yacht charters that it’s hard to do it all justice. You’ll just have to go again next year!