Barbados Yacht Charter

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The Caribbean Island of Barbados is located in the Southern Caribbean and is the most easterly island in the Lesser Antilles Caribbean chain of islands. Friendly and relaxed, Barbados is a relatively flat tropical Caribbean island with an abundant supply of large gradually sloping beaches punctuated by sandstone cliffs. Remote and exceedingly beautiful, the Barbados’ closest neighbors are Saint Vincent & the Grenadines as well as Saint Lucia to the west.

Barbados Beach

Barbados is approximately 14 miles wide and 21 miles long and offers a wealth of things for yacht charterers to see, do and experience. Barbados offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy while staying on your luxury yacht including a host of leisure activities such as golf, surfing, sailing, snorkelling, kite surfing, cricket, hiking. There are also fabulous restaurants ranging from chic and sophisticated to beachside casual and world class shopping at a number of boutiques and stores. Barbados also boasts a great nightlife and hosts festivals almost every month of the year. There is always something happening in Barbados, no matter which coast you’re on, what month of the year or what the time of day.

Sailing yacht Destination Fox Harb’r, a Dubois Custom 43 metre yacht holds the Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Monohull Open Unlimited Record (2011)

The Bearded Fig Tree Barbados(1)Many also know Barbados as being the birth place of Rum and home to Mount Gay Rum, the oldest Rum brand in existence. Barbados also hosts to the Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Sailing Race every year in January. Sailing yacht Destination Fox Harb’r, a Dubois Custom 43 metre yacht pictured above holds the Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Monohull Open Unlimited Record (2011).

Barbados also offers some fantastic white sand beaches and natural landscapes.  In the northern end of Barbados for example the coral and sandstone cliffs reach several hundred feet in height and they are separated by adorable small sandy beaches and bays. The marine life and water quality is second to none.

Los Barbados, later shortened to Barbados was named by the Portuguese who discovered the island in the 16th century after the bearded fig tree, which sends aerial roots from its branches making it look like it is a bearded tree.  Barbados was first settled by the British in 1627 and remained a British colony until it gained full independence in 1966.  Barbados maintains ties to the British monarchy as a member of the Commonwealth. The official language of Barbados is English, the dialect widely spoken on the island by nationals is called Bajan. Barbados has one airport, Grantley Adams International; Barbados is serviced by a number of international airlines. Barbados' capital and main city is Bridgetown. Other major towns scattered across the island include Holetown, Oistins and Speightstown.

All types of yacht charters are available in the West Indies Island of Barbados including superyacht charters, luxury sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans. There is a selection of yachts available in the Caribbean below, or contact the CharterWorld team here for a personalized quote.

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