As long evenings settle in around us, we begin to dream of sunnier climes and drift between the idea of lounging on the deck of a crewed motor yacht and connecting with the wind onboard a catamaran.
To inspire your next winter vacation, our Charter Specialists have chosen their favourite destinations to escape to for barefoot bliss onboard a yacht. All of which, promise a generous dose of the sunshine vitamin as the perfect remedy to winters’ chill.
Scroll for a little inspiration to see what’s hot, and contact our experts to tailor your bespoke winter vacation.
Occupying one of the most desirable locations on earth, The Bahamas is a blissful archipelago in the Caribbean awaiting your arrival. Between December and April, The Bahamas’ sublime weather make this the ultimate winter escape. Everything from the pops of culture and colour that festoon the islands, to sleepy islands home to a vibrant underwater world, add to a remarkably rich tapestry against which your winter revival will be set.
Float into the Eden-island retreat of the yachting world to rendezvous with the swimming pigs, discover some of the world’s best bone fishing, jet-ski along crystalline rivers, or snorkel above a wrecked plane. Following the hype of new Bond, you can live out your very own bond experience with a trip to Thunderball Grotto, or tender ashore for a taste of the islands’ traditional heritage. A vacation here, represents a bucket list slideshow and charter like no other.
Onboard NO BAD IDEAS
Experience the finer things onboard NO BAD IDEAS, the perfect vessel to take an adventure around a collection of the somewhat 700 islands and 2,400 cays. Drink up some of the most spectacular scenery in the western hemisphere in the utmost comfort, having undergone a refit in 2021. Enjoy sundowners on the Portuguese deck and alfresco dining on the aft-deck for an evening under the star-dimpled sky, whilst anchored in your very own private cay.
Amongst her most alluring features is her array of water toys featuring 2 Seadoo Wake Pro 230 Jet Skis and an inflatable slide, making her the perfect vessel for a fun filled adventure and celebration across her ample deck space. Not to mention, a highly renowned Captain and crew who share their love for the ocean and are devoted to enriching your Bahamian experience.
The Virgin Islands
Swinging at anchor off a tropical island paradise is the ultimate winter retreat, and the Virgin Islands is the place to do just that. Both the British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands have an intoxicating allure for charterers, enhanced by sapphire seas and constant trade winds. With a hint of shipwrecks and treasure islands…
Full of life, each island in the BVI is unique. Discover The Bath’s myriad of secret rock pools and secluded beaches; a geological wonder on Virgin Gorda’s Northshore. Sip rum cocktails beneath the coconut palms of Jost Van Dyke, or soak up the Bitter End buzz; the BVI’s world renowned Yacht Club, also known as a water sports enthusiast’s paradise for windsurfing, kiteboarding, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Whilst the USVI is a little different, it is still a paradisical cruising ground to be reckoned with. The vibrant buzz of St Thomas’ brand new luxurious Yacht Haven Grande Marina – featuring boutiques, exquisite dining, tennis courts and private Yacht Club attracts those wishing to indulge in sunnier climes. Only a short cruise away, St Johns and St Croix attract those looking to anchor and stimulate the mind in a tranquil haven.
A favourite amongst families, BUNDALONG is a beautifully proportioned catamaran for 10 guests to explore anywhere and everywhere, with all the luxuries you would expect for a Sunreef 80.
Built for bluewater sailing, her sailing prowess is revealed when sailing the Sir Francis Drake Channel between Tortola and the Virgin Gorda islands. Four crew ensure guests’ needs are looked after, whilst her Hamptons beach-house styled interior make her the ultimate Caribbean hangout. However, should you wish to tender ashore to one of the idyllic islands, or explore below the surface; the Williams Jet Tender, two Seabobs or an eFoil board should come in handy.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
More than just white sand beaches and coconut palms, Tahiti is the gateway to coral fringed French Polynesia’s exotic string of islands, all with a unique culture and ecology. Tender ashore and follow the sumptuous scents of vanilla plantations, explore pearl farms, or sample the celebrated Vin de Tahiti wines from the Domaine Dominique Auroy vineyard.
Enrich your charter experience by connecting to people and cultures in a more meaningful way and join locals in the time-honoured outrigger canoe to spear fish, or soak up the vibrant atmosphere at a traditional barbecue with fire dancers on the shore.
Cruise in timeless Benetti style onboard crewed motor yacht MIMI and gain exclusive access to one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world, home to more than 1,000 species of fish. Embark on a diving excursion and unveil a reef which glows hot pink, orange and aquamarine, or seek out the pristine Tuamotu Archipelago.
A masterpiece of design, MIMI is the epitome of luxurious yachting and has sixteen professional crew who are fully dedicated to providing maximum comfort and enjoyment for up to twelve guests. Not only is MIMI built to facilitate adventurous on the water exploration, she also provides hours of entertainment thanks to an inflatable iceberg obstacle course – ideal for groups of families or some fun for a celebratory trip.
Plan Your Winter Escape
Looking for more inspiration? Contact our Expert Brokers who will be more than happy to discuss further and start planning your bespoke winter escape.