Caribbean Islands: Yacht Charter Paradise
Succumb to a near endless variety of anchorages and activities in a truly spectacular setting of turquoise waters, white sand beaches, colorful harbors and verdant landscapes. Crewed luxury yachts usually offer charter itineraries in one of several Caribbean island groups. The most visited are the Leeward Islands, which include the Virgin Islands, and the Windward Islands. In these islands together make up the islands group of the Lesser Antilles. Here you will find French restaurants and British tea shops, Dutch colonial architecture and pirate caves, sunken ships and live volcanoes. Each destination has a unique evolution and allure, which helps differentiate one place in paradise from the other.
The Leeward Islands
These islands are in the “Lee” of the wind, in other words, the prevailing trade winds are blowing towards them, perfection for sailors, windsurfers and kiteboarders. They form a major part of a line of land masses called the Caribbean Lesser Antilles, extending from the British Virgin Islands in the north to Dominica in the south. The Leeward Islands consist of the Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Martin, Saint Barts, Anguilla, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saba, Montserrat, Guadeloupe and Dominica. Most of the islands are volcanic, with lush mountains, primeval rain forests, and black and white sand beaches. Offshore coral reefs offer excellent snorkeling spots and world-class shipwreck dives.
The Virgin Islands
In the western island group of the Leeward Islands, the United States Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John are within a few hours sail of the British Virgin Islands; Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. On a week long yacht charter you can visit a different island every day and sleep in a new and exciting anchorage every night. Read more:
The Windward Islands
The Windward islands extend from Martinique in the north to Trinidad in the south, and are on the windier and wetter side of the Lesser Antilles. Here lush rain forests blanket ancient volcanoes with waterfalls cascading down from the heights. Vast tracts of land are uninhabited, and the diving is spectacular. Martinique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada comprise the Windwards.
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Caribbean islands have long been a popular charter destination with the resources and infrastructure to meet your every desire, from internationally renowned spas and golf courses, to competitive yacht racing, sport fishing and kite surfing, to world-class snorkeling and diving. Yacht charter Captains personalize your itinerary to include shore excursions and water sports activities according to your preferences. For romance and privacy, they navigate to pristine beaches, drop anchor in secluded coves, and let you enjoy a retreat in paradise free from any disturbance. Take a vacation that will excite your senses, expand your horizons, and grant you the precious gift of time spent with family and friends.
Contact Select Yachts expert charter brokers to help design an itinerary that is perfect for you and your charter guests. We do what’s right for you: right islands, right vessel and right crew.