Top 5 Caribbean Itineraries for a 2017 Charter
Caribbean offers 7000 islands to choose from!
The Caribbean islands are so beautiful, brimming with enchanted destinations that it is difficult to know where to start when planning a vacation there. When choosing a private Caribbean yacht charter, you can see as many of the stunning beaches as possible in-between sailing in the Caribbean islands. The Caribbean offers 7000 islands to choose from, so where do you start?! Without further ado, here are the most popular itineraries for a 2017 charter:
Explore the undeniable beauty of the British and US Virgin Islands, which can be done in a seven day itinerary. Start on St Thomas and sail to St John island followed by Tortola. On the third day set sail to the archipelago of The Indians and then explore Cooper island. Before returning to the marina in Tortola check out Salt island and Beef island. If you don’t have a week to spare, then there are plenty of options for luxury yacht day charters in St Thomas.
Leeward Islands and Antigua
The Leeward islands feature some of the most saught after luxurious destinations in the world, including the likes of St Barths, St Kitts and Antigua. It’s a great place for a yacht charter holiday, and there are so many route options to choose from. One option is to start from Antigua and sail northwards to one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets – the tiny island of Barbuda. Spend a couple of days on this blissful island before sailing to Guadeloupe and the neighboring islands. If you have time and consider yourself an adventurer, visit the unspoiled shoreline of Dominica, which is possible the quietest island in the Eastern Caribbean.
St Vincent and the Grenadines
The Windward islands include Martinique, St Luca, St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines and are often considered the best sailing destination in the Caribbean. With towering peaks and serene lush palms lining sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why. The main gems of the Caribbean can be discovered in this itinerary: start at the culturally diverse Martinique, and the close proximity of the other islands make sailing a breeze. Head south to St Lucia and indulge in the plethora of luxury restaurants before relaxing on the world class marina. Just south of St Lucia lies St Vincent, where the different colored volcanic sands will lure you in as you approach the shoreline.
Trinidad and Tobago
These larger islands are the southernmost islands of the Caribbean, just seven miles off the coast of Venezuela. Both islands offer a wide range of activities on and off land – annual sailing regattas, coral reef diving, hiking in lush forests and turtle spotting on the beach. Sailing around Tobago is an unforgettable experience, offering remarkable views of the South American coast on one side and Trinidad’s highest peak on the other.
Although its distance from neighboring islands may make Barbados last on the list for sailing aficionados, it is actually a highly revered destination for mega yachts and super yachts owned by the rich and famous. Its tranquil beaches and exotic nightlife make it a popular vacation spot. Sailing down the west and south coast is highly recommended for any yacht charter – not forgetting Barbados is the home of Mount Gay rum and is enjoyed by sailors worldwide!