The Caribbean Virgin Islands are back in full swing following regeneration works required after Hurricane Irma. You will most likely start your charter from St Thomas in the US Virgin islands, which has fantastic flight connections to most of the US East Coast. It is therefore the perfect pitstop to get into the Caribbean zone ahead of your Virgin Islands crewed catamaran charter. But where should you stay?
The most exclusive hotel on the island of St Thomas was always The Ritz-Carlton, which overlooks Great Bay. After a thorough two year renovation, The Ritz-Calton is now accepting bookings from the 22nd November 2019, just in time for your BVI Christmas Catamaran charter.
Guests will experience a new era of refinement at the Ritz-Calton, which welcomes families, couples, and adventure-seekers to encounter the beauty of the Caribbean in a new light. Get ready for turquoise bays, spectacular scenic views, white sandy beaches and exhilarating water sports. Our Brokers love it and know you will too!
Get in touch with the Boatbookings Broker team to plan your BVI bareboat sailing vacation, crewed catamaran charter or luxury motor yacht vacation!
Specializing in Caribbean charters, charter broker Alice tells us the top 5 reasons to charter a yacht why the British Virgin Islands is officially one of the best places in the world to charter a yacht for the 2019 holiday season!
Escape the bleak mid-winter and spend Christmas 2019 island hopping between the white sand beaches of the British Virgin Islands. The worlds best sailing conditions, island hopping, world-class scuba diving grounds, a Christmas day conch meal. This plus an unforgettable New Year’s Eve makes the British Virgin Islands the only place to charter a yacht this Christmas.
Christmas day on the yacht
Whether you’re a seasoned yachtie or sailing around the best sailing grounds of the Caribbean is something you’ve always dreamt of, a yacht charter in the BVI is guaranteed to make 2019 your best Christmas yet.
Although you’ll be on a yacht in the Caribbean, don’t worry there is still plenty of decorations to make you feel just at home. Expect to see masts with fairy lights going to the top, red and white bikinis and palm Christmas trees.
Spend this Christmas walking around the white sand-beaches of Anegada and join in the local celebrations! Chose from having your own personal crew onboard to sailing solo around the many BVI white-sand beached islands.
New years eve at Foxy’s
Be sure to head to the island of Jost Van Dyke to bring in the New Year. Foxy’s on the island is renowned as being one of the top 5 parties in the world on New Year’s Eve.
Instead of celebrating the ‘New Year’, this bar celebrates the ‘Old Year’s Night’, making this iconic location different from every other New Year Party on the globe.
Hop off your boat and enjoy being in one of the best places in the world this New Year. Be sure to catch the theme before deciding on your outfits!
Switch the traditional family board games on Christmas day for a scuba diving lesson! Scuba dives are an extremely popular Christmas day activity and really make it a Christmas day to remember.
The BVI waters surrounding the islands of Norman Island are renowned for being extremely clear during the months of December and January. The Caribbean waters are full of different corals, turtles, shipwrecks and thousands of different species of fish.
Surprise your loved ones with a diving course and give the gift of the ocean this Christmas!
A Caribbean Christmas lunch
Eat like a local and celebrate the festivities with a freshly grilled lobster or conch! Head over to the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda for your Christmas lunch, be sure to book early this year as most restaurants serving local Caribbean Christmas delicacies tend to get booked up very quickly.
Unrivalled weather conditions
The trade winds blowing across the islands of the BVI offer a consistent breeze, ideal for sailing and for keeping slightly cool during this period. Christmas is without a doubt one of the best times of year to visit the BVI due to long, sunny days with ocean breezes coming through in the afternoon and slightly cooler evenings.
The BVI is known for ‘line of sight’ sailing and protected bays for anchorages and sailing. Unlike other locations in the Caribbean, the waters in the BVI are usually a lot calmer than many other locations.
Despite the saddening damage, caused by hurricane IRMA in 2017, the BVI’s are being cared for and maintained. The process of rebuilding infrastructure has been a work in progress since the hurricane struck, however, the BVI is back on track and the boat standards and sailing grounds are as popular as ever.
Don’t let the damage caused in 2017 put you off from a yacht charter in the BVI this Christmas – the BVI is up and running. For current information, we please see our “what is open in the BVI after Irma” page, which is updated regularly.
Give Santa a change from the chimney and let him slide down your mast this Christmas! Get in touch today!
‘Tis the season – the season to organise your unforgettable Christmas getaway in the British Virgin Islands! Why not exchange the stockings for swimsuits this Christmas and New Year’s and charter one of our exquisite crewed catamarans; they will provide the perfect setting for you to create some amazing memories with your family and friends.
One of the most successful ways to entertain your guests on holiday, whether they are family or friends, is trying out the extensive array of water sports on board your luxury motor yacht. Getting stuck in and trying out water-skiing, kite surfing, or even scuba diving will really add to the excitement of your holiday, and satisfy the thrill seekers amongst you!
Look no further than the BVI for a yacht charter destination that offers an activity to suit everyone in your group. With everything from thrilling party scenes to untouched reserves ideal for diving and snorkeling, you can guarantee that each charter guest will have an amazing and memorable trip.
If you’re lucky, the dates of your charter will fall around the famous BVI Full Moon Parties. Not to be confused with the rowdier Thai event, you can enjoy island music, fabulous food and cocktails under the light of the full moon.
Visit some of the most exclusive locations on the planet by chartering a yacht in the BVI. The islands of Eustatia, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke are among some of the islands frequented by the world’s most rich and famous, but also offer fantastic water sport activities and beautifully picturesque beaches.
Named “one of the 20 most beautiful islands in the world” by Islands Magazine, Eustatia island, once rumoured to be the haunt of pirates is now host to a more refined and exclusive populace and is thought to be owned by the CEO of Google, Larry Page. This is an island surrounded by reefs and the perfect destination for those wishing to explore the wildlife below the waves. Continue reading →
It’s human nature to seek a bargain. There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting great value for money and deals don’t come much more exciting than a crewed charter in the BVI. Compared to the local 5 star resorts, you’ll wonder how you’re getting away with daylight robbery!
Giving up drink? Exercising more? Good luck getting them past January! One resolution you could make this year is to travel somewhere completely new or go to an event you’ve never seen before, such as the Monaco Grand Prix.
It’s nearly the big day, Christmas is just around the corner now. However, once that hoop is jumped it’s time to welcome in a new year – but how will you be doing it? Perhaps its a night in with the family, or maybe you’ve headed into town with a group of friends to see 2016 out in style. However, have you considered doing it in the BVI?
As you probably already know, the BVI have been placed front and centre on the world’s diving stage. With over 70 dive sites to choose from throughout the islands, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced diver, you will fall in love with their unique topography! From remote offshore pinnacles, lush coral gardens to fascinating shipwrecks, no two dives are alike. Here are the best dive spots in the BVI: