The Caribbean is home to some of the most indulgent and pristine beaches in the world, and it is no surprise that it ranks as one of the top yacht destinations. The region is dotted with over 700 tropical islands and islets, allowing for near-endless enjoyment as you meander in your private yacht through the region.
The lavish, laid-back lifestyle of the Caribbean evokes the quintessential idea of an island paradise. The Caribbean continues to draw in thrill-seekers and adventurers alike from across the globe in search of the pearl-white beaches and calm azure and teal waters. Touring the islands in your private yacht is sure to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family that goes above and beyond any normal tourist experience.
The islands of the Caribbean can be soaked up in a multitude of ways including the unimpeded freedom that a private yacht allows and the vibrant, relaxed lifestyle of the locals. Swim in the crystal-clear waters among the endless schools of fish, kayak along the gentle waters of the white-sandy beaches, or spend an afternoon relaxing on your yacht or a beach and watch the sun slowly transcend the surface of the water in a symphony of color and emotion.
With so many islands and ocean-facing towns and villages to visit, where does one begin an adventure in paradise? Each region can be a magical experience in itself.
The Virgin Islands is a stretch of archipelagos that spans across three political jurisdictions: the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and the Spanish Virgin Islands.
The British Virgin Islands are a collection of over 60 different islets and islands located in the northern part of the Lesser Antilles. The locals will make you feel welcomed as the lively atmosphere epitomizes island life. Gentle winds – ideal for a relaxing cruise of the region – pleasant all-year-round temperature, and lush green landscape contrasted against the pearl-white beaches make for an ideal luxury yacht experience. Among the most notable islands include Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Tortola.
The U.S. Virgin Islands are equally unforgettable with hidden wonders around every cove. The clear teal water can make you feel like you’re floating in mid-air, held up only by your enjoyment and wonder. St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas are among the most notable of the many islands that make up the dreamy U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Leeward Islands elegantly separate the western Atlantic Ocean with the northeastern Caribbean Sea. The region is home to St Martin – an island divided between Dutch and French territories. St Martin is a famous yacht destination because of its advantageous position near neighboring islands. Basing yourself in St Martin allows for endless meandering through many of the popular locations in the Caribbean. Some of the world’s most lavish superyachts can be found moored in St Martin and frequent regattas help to let the spirit of competition fly.
St Barth’s, another of the Leeward Islands, is part of the French territory and is home to some of the best fine dining restaurants in the region as well as a cultural hotspot that is drenched in luxury. Finally, Antigua is a British territory that is encompassed by lively coral reefs and filled with rich British history. The classic Caribbean scenery hosts annual yacht shows for enthusiasts to enjoy together with all of the expected luxuries in this island paradise.
The Caribbean never ceases to dazzle and amaze. While some vacation destinations around the Caribbean may seem popular, other regions such as the Grenadines offer a more private and remote experience of paradise. Mooring your yacht at the base of St Lucia’s “Pitons” – both Gros Piton and Petit Piton – will provide you with a breathtaking view that is worthy of the World Heritage Site recognition it received. These are two mountainous volcanic spires that reach high about the azure-colored ocean.
The remote region of Grenadines is an ideal place to find the utmost peace and quiet. Some of the most notable islands in the region include Grenada, Mustique, Bequia, the Tobago Cays, and St Vincent
If you’re in search of rich British history, an engrossing culture, water sports to get the blood flowing, or rum tasting, then Barbados is an island that should be on top of your list. It is safely situated outside of the hurricane zone – at the cost of a longer trip – near St Vincent and the Grenadines.
It is an idyllic surfing location where vibrance and culture take center stage. The peaceful atmosphere along the miles of white-sandy beaches is the perfect place to relax and stretch your legs before enjoying the eccentric nightlife. The distinctly British charm has deep roots in the independent region and can be enjoyed trip after trip.
Bermuda’s British heritage has inspired unique colonial architecture combined with cobblestone streets and high tea. It is also home to stunning moon gates, which are a symbol of love and fortune, and has been adopted as the national symbol.
Bermuda is also unique in other ways; the rare pink-sand beaches, created by marine life activity, is truly a magical sight to behold. Calm seas, coves, and bays combine to create a wealth of beauty in the area that stretches across the horizon. Bermuda also hosts the Newport Bermuda Race, providing a perfect end location to the race.
The Caribbean is the ultimate paradise getaway and the ideal place to adventure in with your private yacht. Answer the islands’ call to adventure today.