With winter fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your next yachting vacation getaway. The first decision you’ll need to make when it comes to planning your warm weather charter retreat is the destination. Fortunately for you, we’ve already done the research. We asked some of the most well-traveled charter captains in the industry to share some of their top itineraries for warmer climes. These seven prime destinations are guaranteed to deliver top-shelf cruising experiences this winter season. So read on, make some mental notes, and call your favorite charter broker today to book the luxury yacht vacation of your dreams.
Anguilla is a British territory with clear water that rings magnificent beaches. High-end resorts such as Malliouhana, Belmond Cap Juluca and CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa attract the rich and famous. While celebrities go to the island of St. Barths to be seen, they go to Anguilla for privacy. On Anguilla, the right balance of super chic and slightly funky prevails. Singer Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve is a must-visit for that funky vibe (and a rum punch). Sandy Island, Anguilla, is an oasis of greenery.
Few Caribbean islands are as photogenic as St. Lucia. Its towering Pitons, a jagged pair of volcanic peaks, are instantly recognizable. Ashore, the island offers much more, from golden-sand beaches and lively reefs to prized hiking trails and rainforest excursions. Anyone looking to combine fresh-air exercise on shore with unique, mountainous views from the sundeck hot tub at night should add St. Lucia to their itinerary. Each island that is part of a yacht charter itinerary from St. Lucia to Grenada is a sovereign country with its own style and charm.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.– Billi Reuss
The big islands are topographically sensational, with lush volcanic mountains, rich rainforest hikes and beachfront scenery. Scattered between St. Vincent and Grenada are dozens of smaller islands and cays, only a handful of which are inhabited. These islands, known as the Grenadines, are part of St. Vincent to the north and Grenada to the south.