A vacation is one of the only times per year when you can completely shut down and try to forget about everything else. It is a proven fact that those who have regular vacations are much more productive and happy at work, as they are re-energized and motivated on their return. We have
recently been to the Spanish Virgin Islands, one of the best kept secrets of the Caribbean and designed this sample 7 day itinerary, which you may be interested in for your next vacation. We would highly recommend the 2013 Lagoon 450 luxury catamaran for this trip, as it provides both great space, style and comfort, as well as a fantastic sailing experience.
Day One: Arrive at Marina Puerto Del Rey from San Juan International or a local hotel. Meet at 9:30 a.m in order to board the vessel by 10:00 a.m. You will then sail approximately 4 nautical miles northeast to the spectacular island of Isla Palomino.
Day Two: Head off due east towards the islands of Culebra and Cayo Luis Peña. The sail is about 13 nautical miles and you will be able to find great snorkeling spots and moorings on the southwest side of the island. A popular beach option whilst on Culebra is Playa Flamenco, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Day Four: After spending the night overlooking Culebrita, take a nice downwind sail down the southern channel to Ensenada Honda, which is Culebra\’s main harbour, where you can explore the island and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Day Five: On Day Five, you will set sail southbound towards the beautiful island of Vieques. After you round the eastern tip, you will sail along downwind to Bahia de la Chiva.
Day Six: Cast the mooring line loose and sail leisurely down the undeveloped south coast of Vieques to Sun Bay. Witness the beauty of the natural coastline, which possesses fantastic snorkeling spots, as well as some of the best beaches on the island. Head a little further down the coast from Puerto Real and have a few Piña Colada’s, the famous drink of Puerto Rico in one of the bars in Esperanza.
Day Seven: You can opt to sail back up the east coast of Puerto Rico to Cayo Icacos, just east of the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico. Once back at base, you will do a quick refueling and de-briefing. Then why not explore the rest of the island, with popular stops at Ponce, as well as the western coast before your flight home from San Juan. Alternatively, Old San Juan is one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the discovery of the Americas, making it a fantastic place to explore.
See our yachts in the Spanish Virgin islands here.
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