St Maarten and St Barths are unrivalled charter destinations due to the variety of cuisine, culture and Caribbean beaches. Here is a 5 day itinerary which gives you a broad taste of the hotspots and more secluded destinations, which combine to make a fantastic yacht charter!
Day 1: St. Maarten
Arrive into St. Maarten where the crew will whisk you away to your private yacht in Simpson Bay, which is located on the Dutch side.
St. Maarten has so much to offer while you are there so head over to the French side and enjoy Marigot for some shopping and lunch. In the evening, anchor off of Grand Case and listen to the local jazz or lively reggae, while enjoying a cocktail on the aft deck of your yacht. Day 2: Gustavia, St. Barths
Spend the day in gorgeous St. Barths, the playground of the rich and famous in the Caribbean. Gustavia, the capital of St. Barths is the perfect place for the shopper in your group to hit the exclusive shops, before you head to more remote shores for some relaxing. After you spent some time shopping, head on over to the windward side of the island to the wide bay at St. Jean, which is protected by a reef, and an ideal place for kite boarding or some windsurfing. The infamous Eden Rock hotel overlooks the gleaming, white sand beach. Day 3: Colombier Beach, St. Barths
This beautiful beach, which is still called “Rockefeller’s Beach” as for many years, David Rockefeller owned the property that surrounds it. It is only accessible by boat or on foot and is the most isolated, hidden and secret beach on St. Barths. If you enjoy hiking, head over to Anse des Flamands to enjoy the panoramic ocean views over both sides of the islands.
Once more you can enjoy the privileged access that your private yacht offers by sailing to yet another uninhabited island. The 80-acre Tintamarre is off the northeast corner of St. Maarten. The most common word guests use to describe Tintamarre is “paradise”, as this is what people imagine as a “desert island”. There is no habitation, just turquoise water, white sand and palm trees.
Day 5: Long Bay Beach and/or Margot
The bay is true to its name since it is the longest stretch of sand on the island, yet it is still one of the quietest, and it’s possible to find a secluded spot. In calm conditions it’s good for swimming and snorkeling, otherwise you can have fun playing in the surf. Tender ashore to enjoy the spa or cruise on to Marigot and visit the luxury boutiques at Le West Indies Shopping Mall, or peruse fine local art galleries before heading home from your holiday.