Luxury Yacht Charter Caribbean destinations are all amazing. Because, no matter which island grouping you choose to visit, you will find a slice of paradise. Many island properties and attractions are newly renovated or constructed. So, certain islands are a particularly compelling in 2020.
St Croix, Spanish Virgins, US Virgin Islands
St. Thomas and St. John have long been voted among the world’s best charter destinations. But, St. Croix is steadily catching up. In just a few short years St Croix has become one of the most fascinating islands on a luxury yacht charter Caribbean.
The culinary scene is impressive. There are excellent Caribbean islands eateries as well as continental fare. Frederiksted and Christiansted are delightfully walkable cities. They offer history, architecture and great boutique shopping.
Visitors can time their charter with annual events. The Agriculture and Food Fair in February and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March. Foodies can attend the Taste of St. Croix and the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, both held in April. So, get on board for an exciting Caribbean destination that exudes culture, personality and charm.
The Spanish Virgins are remote, pristine and authentic. Vieques and Culebra have long been a favorite weekend getaway for Puerto Ricans. But, the distance of about four-hours motoring from St. Thomas has excluded these islands from being an integral part of a USVI itinerary.
Do you love nature, culture, snorkeling or scuba diving, fishing and exploring? Then set your course for the Spanish Virgins. For instance, Isla de Vieques has a bioluminescent bay called Mosquito Bay. It is spectacular. Experience it on a guided kayak tour at night. The bay is in the Guinness World Records as the brightest bio bay in the world. Culebra has great diving, caves you can swim through and beautiful Flamenco beach. Stroll through this Spanish town, or rent a golf cart to tour the island.
Abaco, The Bahamas
Abaco and Grand Bahama continue to progress on their recovery from devastating hurricane Dorian. With over 650 square miles of beaches, bays, coves, and cays, The Abacos offer charter guests a relaxed vacation with spectacular diving, snorkeling, fishing, beach combing and more.
South Abaco, set at the southern portion of Great Abaco, has made a comeback. Golfers will discover one of the Caribbean’s greatest golf courses at the deluxe Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Visit the historic and unique Pete’s Pub & Gallery in Marsh Harbour. Pete’s Pub is now open for lunch and dinner Saturday’s and Sunday’s. It’s a classic beach bar/restaurant and the only working sculpture foundry in the Bahamas. To experience exotic flora and fauna, visit the 20,000-acre Abaco National Park. Charter in the Abacos and know that your trip won’t just be the vacation of a lifetime, it will make a big difference for the people who live here.
St Maarten/St Martin has emerged the Phoenix from the devastation of hurricane Irma. Because St. Maarten has always been a popular base port for luxury yacht charter Caribbean, the present renaissance is thoughtfully making it even better. The Dutch side has a thriving, multicultural food scene. There are fabulous beaches, glitzy casinos and duty-free shops. On the French side, Grand Case is known for exquisite dining options. Also, shopping at artsy little galleries and boutiques full of precious treasures.
Le Carbet has become the trendiest spot on this island. This sizzling beach destination is the essence of French Caribbean cool. Savor magret de canard at the beachside Le Petibonum. Shop for French toiletries and gifts in the heart of downtown. Take a shore excursion to the Neisson distillery for a decadent rum tasting. Le Carbet is one of the true gems of the French West Indies, and just one of the highlights on a circumnavigation of the island. So, consider a trip to the French tropics.
Dominica has always been spectacularly popular as a vacation for eco-tourism. But, in the past, Dominica has been somewhat overlooked as a luxury yacht charter Caribbean destination. Today, that’s changing. You’ll discover mountains, rainforests, rivers and waterfalls and pan-island hiking trails connecting them. Plus, deluxe offerings to spoil you.
Now, in northern Dominica, there’s a new luxury epicenter that caters to the indulgent traveler. Thanks to the debut of the new Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica and the six-star Secret Bay, the area near Portsmouth is perfect for pampering. So, consider a yacht charter around Dominica. Because, after a strenuous, wilderness hike there’s a glass of fine wine and an amazing masseuse waiting just for you. So, who says you can’t have it all?
Saint Lucia is an island of adventure and romance. Some of the world’s most romantic resorts are nestled within view of the magnificent Piton volcano peaks. The island’s natural resources are outstanding features. Imagine exploring black and white sand beaches, soaring mountains and lush rainforests. Hiking trails can include splashing in waterfalls or ascending a volcano.
Now, due to vigorous efforts by the Mistry of Tourism, St. Lucia is in the midst of an island-wide tourism surge, particularly in the south. Exciting things are happening. Saint Lucia has become the newest horse racing destination. The Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club is just one part of a dramatic new tourism project that promises to change the face of southern Saint Lucia.
The luxe Christophe Harbour development is on St Kitts’ lush Southeast Peninsula. It is an exclusive new destination for luxury yacht charter Caribbean. The well-equipped superyacht marina is superb. Because it is positioned in a naturally protected harbor, it’s safe and comfortable dockage. Guests can expect elite superyacht services and world-class amenities. Disembark to dig your toes in the sand with a cocktail in hand at SALT Plage beach bar. The nearby Cockleshell Bay is also a Mecca for Caribbean beach lovers.
Grenada is a Caribbean destination that feels authentic. The island has not been overwhelmed and altered by mass tourism. It is a beautiful island populated by a very genteel people. Grenada has quietly become a favored charter yacht base port and a popular destination for in-the-know travelers.
The island has many standout features. Drop anchor off spectacular, organized beaches, like Grand Anse beach. Or keep a low profile, because lesser-known stretches of sand, like BBC and Pink Gin, offer greater anonymity. Snorkel or dive reefs, wrecks and the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park.
Go ashore to discover island towns, markets and museums. Take an out-of-town excursion for a dip in a waterfall, but bring a bathing suit! Photograph endangered monkeys at Grand Etang Lake, rainforest-shrouded and crater made. Begin or end the day at the legendary Spice Island Beach Resort for a spa treatment and cocktails with ocean views.
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