While planning your yachting holiday one of the big questions is where to go in the Caribbean since there are so many beautiful areas to explore?! Here are 5 Islands that are not to be missed while cruising in the Caribbean. These islands provide a fantastic combination of the top activities, sights and nature available to truly make the most of your Caribbean experience.
Grenada is one of the most beautiful and lush Islands in the West Indies; she is an unspoiled gem of the Caribbean. Known as the Spice Isle for the nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, vanilla, turmeric and many more other spices that grow abundantly on this endlessly green and serene island. The island is a tranquil oasis that has thankfully avoided much of the over-development that has taken place throughout much of the Caribbean. While in Grenada you can head to one of the many beautiful beaches, explore the rainforest or dive into the waterfalls.
Tobago Cays – Uninhabited Cays and heavenly lagoons full of Green Sea Turtles
This idyllic yachting anchorage located in the Grenadines is a dream for scuba divers, a paradise for beachcombers, and one of the film locations for Pirates of the Caribbean. The Tobago Cays and the Tobago Cays Marine Park is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring island destinations and the perfect spot to relax and get away from it all. Imagine an intimate cluster of five uninhabited cays, heavenly lagoons full of green turtles, coral reefs, colorful fishes, and crystal clear turquoise waters to enjoy on your luxury yachting holiday.
Mustique – Where the celebrities go to relax and unwind
Mustique is located in the West Indies and is one of the hottest destinations for celebrities across the globe. This beautiful stand-alone private island covers some 1,440 acres of land and is surrounded by the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. With over 100 private luxury villas as well as two luxury hotels, the Cotton House and Firefly, Mustique is the place to go to relax and unwind celebrity style. You must visit the famous Basil’s Bar, which is legendary for its parties, for lunch or dinner or just to relax with their signature rum punch. This stunning island is also known for its assortment of outdoor activities such as horseback riding, scuba diving, tennis, etc. and of course numerous rejuvenating exotic spa treatments.
St. Barths – The St. Tropez of the Caribbean
St. Barths, the playground of the rich and famous in the Caribbean, is known for its white sand beaches, chic hotels and designer shops and the cuisine ranks among the Caribbean’s best. Gustavia, the capital of St. Barths is the perfect place for the shopper in your group to hit the exclusive luxury boutiques before you head to more remote shores for some relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches. The infamous Eden Rock hotel overlooks the gleaming, white sand beach on the windward side of the island which is a perfect stop for a scrumptious lunch and an ice cold beer. For dinner, you must head to On the Rocks restaurant which is spectacularly set with views over the coral reefs and beyond for exquisite cocktails and five-star cuisine.
St. Maarten – The culinary capital of the Caribbean and much more…
St. Maarten has so much to offer while you are there, 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 or choose to have dinner at one of the 65 restaurants located in the lovely quaint village. Our top recommendation would be Oceans 82.
Charter guests of all ages will want to spend time on the many stunning beaches around the island, go snorkeling and enjoy the local beach barbecues and island music. There are also many activities onshore that will give everyone a chance to stretch their sea legs.