Top recommended luxury yachts to charter in the Caribbean & Bahamas and the Maldives & Seychelles this winter season

If you’re feeling the travelling itch this winter, then these top ...

Top recommended luxury yachts to charter in the Caribbean & Bahamas and the Maldives & Seychelles this winter season

October 02, 2020

Written by Rachael Steele

If you’re feeling the travelling itch this winter, then these top recommended luxury yachts have some great entertainments on board and are the safest way to explore incredible tropical charter grounds like the Caribbean & Bahamas or the Maldives & Seychelles.

The Caribbean & Bahamas

These long-time favourite charter grounds boast romantic pink sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters where swimmers will encounter manta rays and sea turtles, and fresh, flavoursome ingredients for a new feast every day. The winter season has plenty of regattas, particularly at St. Barths, which you can witness without ever stepping foot ashore. The following yachts come with an incredible selection of water toys as well as their fantastic on board amenities to make the most of every moment on the water.

Lady J

Luxury yacht LADY J earned a fantastic charter reputation under her previous name ‘PURE BLISS’, and these same high standards continue to this day. The timeless interiors combine contemporary elements with classic wood panelled surroundings, all fitted with top quality furnishings and the latest technology. Party the night away in the skylounge with the wet bar supplying a wide range of soft drinks and spirits.

Palmer Johnson Motor Yacht LADY J – With water toys

Enjoy life outdoors to the fullest with the large alfresco living areas providing lounging and dining areas and plenty of sunbeds. The sundeck has an outdoor gym so that the group can exercise in the fresh air and take in the views before a dip into the Jacuzzi and refreshments from the bar.

Alfresco dining ashore

Charter grounds: Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Amenities: Jacuzzi, bar, gym, great collection of water toys

Accommodation: 10-12 guests/5 cabins

Crew: 9


Far Niente

Even amongst these top picks, superyacht FAR NIENTE from Westport is highly coveted because of her spacious interiors and exteriors, great collection of water toys and an outstanding crew that really make a special occasion or casual family holiday shine that much more.

FAR NIENTE with selection of water toys

Take life at your leisure and enjoy the views from any of the decks, with outdoor widescreen TV entertainment nearby while you savour refreshments from the wet bar. Inside, the understated elegance makes for a welcoming environment and a home away from home while travelling through the beautiful turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Westport 130 Far Niente in Newport RI.

Charter grounds: Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Amenities: Jacuzzi, large selection of water toys

Accommodation: 10 guests/5 cabins

Crew: 7


Lady S

The 93m/305.1’ft luxury yacht LADY S was launched in 2019 by Feadship, renowned for the quality of their builds. Finished to superb standards inside and out, M/Y LADY S is a masterpiece and a memorable location for winter celebrations, wedding and honeymoon charters, birthdays or seeing in the New Year. The amount of amenities on board means that there is at least one different activity for every day of a week-long charter, and with this much comfort on offer, you’ll want to explore every corner of the Virgin Islands and Florida Keys in the wish that your holiday charter never comes to an end.

Lady S – running with water toys

Charter grounds: Florida Keys and Virgin Islands before returning to the Bahamas

Amenities: Glass-bottomed pool, spa centre with sauna and steam room, IMAX cinema, interactive dance floor, basketball court, golf tee, teppanyaki bar, pizza oven, gym, helipad, lift/elevator, large selection of water toys

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Crew: 33


Remember When

The elegant art deco atmosphere aboard 49m/162ft superyacht REMEMBER WHEN is captivating, and a wonderful place to host an evening soiree. Dine together on a delectable multi-course meal prepared by your expert on board chef while the piano provides live music in the salon. There’s plenty of modern technology integrated into the surroundings, and you can have your own playlist as the backdrop by using the iPod docks.

Remember When – exterior

Spend the daytime hours diving among the enchanting reefs in crystal clear shallows, earning a lifetime PADI diving licence during your week-long (or longer) charter. While all of the cabins are well-proportioned, the Master suite has the additional benefits of a private lounge/office and a spa tub in the en-suite bathroom, all in brand new condition after a 2020 refit.

Remember When – Luxury yacht charter vacation

Charter grounds: Bahamas

Amenities: PADI Certified Training Centre, Jacuzzi, large collection of water toys

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Crew: 11


Pura Vida

Luxury yacht PURA VIDA is no stranger to Caribbean waters, and this winter season she’s cruising the choice destination that is the Virgin Islands. She is ideal for extended families or friends couples, providing an intimate and laidback atmosphere on board. The interiors are as cool and crisp as the exteriors, which give guests ample choice for lounging and sunbathing in the sunshine or shade.

Pura Vida. Photo Credit Billy Black

The top quality entertainment systems are a great way to wind down after a fulfilling day playing in the Virgin Islands charter grounds, and there is a great collection of board games that will fill the evenings with family members of all ages.

Water sports. Photo credit Billy Black

Charter grounds: Virgin Islands

Amenities: Great collection of water toys

Accommodation: 8 guests/4 cabins

Crew: 4


Lady Joy

If you’re looking to host a spectacular party in the stunning Caribbean or Bahamas charter grounds, then look no further than M/Y LADY JOY. On board there is a piano and karaoke system for those who love live music, a media room and a skylounge with a wet bar. The abundance of exterior spaces will suit sun-worshippers and nature lovers alike, with a large shaded main deck aft lounge and a gorgeous sundeck with sunbeds along the stern, a wet bar and a Jacuzzi. The large collection of water toys includes Scuba diving equipment so that certified divers can get up close to the wonders just waiting beneath the water.

Lady Joy – water toys

Charter grounds: St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla and the Bahamas

Amenities: Jacuzzi, karaoke, piano, plenty of water toys

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Crew: 11


Maldives & Seychelles

The original tropical paradise, the Maldives & Seychelles offer visitors beautiful white sand beaches and countless reefs perfect for novice and experienced Scuba divers. The remote locations are perfect for stargazers and those who want complete peace and privacy, reconnecting with nature, family and friends.

Formosa

Calm and contemporary M/Y FORMOSA is an ambient environment where your cares will slip away. This 60m/196.10ft vessel from Italian shipyard Benetti has as much substance as style and has a wonderful beach club with easy access to the water, a sundeck Jacuzzi, private observation deck and a cinema inside. In addition, the great layout gives guests additional privacy and makes use of all the space on board.

Formosa – exterior

Charter grounds: Maldives & Seychelles

Amenities: Jacuzzi, indoor cinema, observation deck

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Crew: 15


St. David

Another Benetti with a proven reputation on the charter market, 60m/196.10ft luxury yacht ST DAVID will make your holiday in the Maldives and Seychelles an unforgettable experience. Her classic interiors are ready for any social event, boasting as they do plenty of plush seating and amenities including a main salon wet bar, a disco and portable karaoke system. The tranquil exteriors feature an abundance of lavender sunpads and matching sun loungers on the sundeck, plus a sheltered alfresco dining area and a raised forward Jacuzzi for an impressive outdoor entertainment area, day or night.

ST DAVID Yacht

Charter grounds: Maldives & Seychelles

Amenities: Jacuzzi spa massage room, karaoke, disco, gym, great collection of water toys

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Crew: 14

 


Safira

M/Y SAFIRA specialises in offering Scuba diving and fishing charters to large groups, providing for up to 20 guests in 10 contemporary en-suite cabins. 12 dives are also included in the charter fee, and when the group isn’t exploring the beautiful blue waters of the Maldives, there is yoga instruction and spa massage services available on board – both also included in the charter price. The indoor and outdoor lounges provide a little bit of everyday luxury, with wet bars and a Jacuzzi for that added indulgence.

Charter motor yacht Safira with amazing water toys and amenities

Charter grounds: Maldives only

Amenities: Jacuzzi, spa massage facilities, yoga instruction, great collection of water toys

Accommodation: 20 guests/10 cabins

Crew: 10


Nawaimaa

Speedy luxury yacht NAWAIMAA is capable of reaching a top speed of 30 knots and is a great choice for exploring an area in depth with as little time as possible between destinations. The air conditioned interior has plenty of seating for gatherings, and the wet bar will keep the refreshments flowing throughout the event. Outside, guests have plenty of options for lounging in the sunshine or shade, and plush sunbeds and a Jacuzzi will prove all too tempting after hours playing around the gorgeous reefs and dining on delicious, freshly prepared fare.

Nawaimaa – charter in the Maldives

Charter grounds: Maldives only

Amenities: Jacuzzi, great collection of water toys

Accommodation: 10 guests/4 cabins

Crew: 4

With the current pandemic, guests can keep up to date with any developments on the tourism and health websites for each country. For more information on these destinations, available luxury charter yachts and Covid-19 safety measures, don’t hesitate to contact CharterWorld’s experienced team.

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