The Caribbean and the Bahamas are just perfect for luxury yacht charters, and over the winter months the rich and famous descend to party in the sunshine and disappear off to pristine remote islands. When there are so many destinations to discover filled with life and culture unique to themselves, touring the Caribbean and Bahamas with life’s little luxuries in tow make it the best holiday choice for winter 2021/22.
It’s your choice whether you mingle amongst the festivities or revel on isolated white sand beaches, being the only people around for miles. The sunbathing facilities, top-notch entertainment systems and a talented crew onboard your vessel ensure that you have everything you need to host your own incredible party either on the water or beside it. The following day, you can sleep in, catch up on your zzzs from the sun loungers, or pack action into every hour with the selection of water toys at your disposal.
Florida, the Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda
Florida is for many international jet setters a starting point for a luxury yacht charter and a destination in and of itself: Beach bodies sun themselves on Miami Beach and at night the bars and clubs keep the entertainment going into the early hours. Shopaholics will be in heaven with all of the international brands and boutiques available to update your seasonal style, and you can personalise your home with the work of professional artists displayed in galleries.
The Caribbean is the place to be and be seen over the winter months, where the Christmas and New Year parties are legendary. The Windward and Leeward Islands have an abundance of golden sand beaches, seawater bluer than the sky and spots for high-powered water sports as well as quiet anchorages for complete privacy and to reconnect with the natural world.
Some favourites in the north include the US Virgin Islands for its nature parks, entertainment options and shopping opportunities, and the British Virgin Islands for the Baths at Virgin Gorda, the wreck of RMS RHONE and iconic bars on Jost Van Dyke.
Saint Martin/Sint Maarten and Saint Barthélemy are the places to be for high-end shopping, delectable cuisine and the St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta which takes place annually and is one of the most prestigious events of the Caribbean yacht charter calendar. The Pitons on St. Lucia are the island’s most famous attraction and well worth the hike, while Grenada holds nicknamed the Island of Spice for good reason. Its plantations produce flavoursome spices that will delight food connoisseurs, and there is plenty too for lovers of the great outdoors: Wander the lush national parks, follow the trails and stroll through town to admire the Gregorian buildings while discovering local art and culture.
The Bahamas & Bermuda
The Bahamas is a popular year-round destination that reaches its peak season over the festive winter months. Many escape the cold of the northern hemisphere to lie on white-sand beaches and drift through sunny afternoons in the turquoise-coloured sea. The Out Islands have a far more relaxed pace than Nassau and this is where the true wonders of the islands are hidden: Visit the pink sand beaches up in Eleuthera, head down to the white cliffs of Long Island and the shallows of the Bight of Acklins, gaze deep into the world’s second-largest blue hole and encounter marvellous endemic bird species on Mayaguana and the Inagua Islands. These last destinations are as far south into the Bahamas as it’s possible to go before entering the northernmost Caribbean territory of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Bermuda has some of the same great attractions as the Bahamas: Pink sand beaches, crystal clear shallow waters and a relaxed pace of life that offers a great balance between cuisine, culture, shopping and simply unwinding in picture-perfect natural surrounds. Bermuda is not known for its party lifestyle, and its remote location means that fewer tourists visit these shores. As a result, you’ll have your choice of Scuba diving sites, snorkelling and fishing spots, and beaches for sunset barbeques and hosting your own sundown soirees.