Summer in the Mediterranean may be coming to a close but your winter getaway is just around the corner. With just over 100 days until Christmas, it’s time to start planning for your 2020 Caribbean adventure. Our crewed motor yacht destination of choice has to be St Barths!
If you love St Tropez, the Pampelonne Beach Club culture and chic nightlife, St Barths is the Caribbean island for you! Spend your days anchored of Nikki Beach St Barths, shop till you drop in Gustavia and enjoy dinner in Bagatelle or La Guérite. What more could you want for your 2020 Spring Break getaway? The only thing we can think of is a yacht to take you there. Welcome the Benetti 108 Supreme, LULU!
LULU may be a small package but she packs a punch! You will benefit from a superb tri-deck layout, offering lounging, dining and social spaces galore, as well as a jacuzzi! An experienced captain, a top chef, a service orientated crew take your Caribbean yacht charter experience to new heights. We are excited for you!
If you have already experienced St Barths, why not try the Bahamas for Spring Break 2020? Go swimming with the pigs, dive Thunderball Grotto or just kick back and relax in some of the clearest waters on the planet! We look forward to showing you the way in 2020.
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!
The Caribbean is synonymous with jaw dropping beaches, welcoming locals and fantastic sailing conditions. These remote islands now have luxurious amenities, so you can escape to paradise whilst having top notch cuisine, service and accommodation awaiting you. Alternatively, it’s all happening in the French Riviera this season with endless glamorous parties, events and celebrity hotspots.
While planning your yachting holiday one of the big questions iswhere 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.
The boat is booked, plane tickets purchased and now it’s time to start thinking about what to take on your yacht charter. Here are some of my hot tips to ensure the best sailing holiday, with all the necessities, but without the kitchen sink.
Following on from your Christmas stay at the LVMH hotel in Courcheval, we think you deserve some Caribbean sunshine in the new year. February offers fantastic weather for those who are not tied by strict holidays or get away next Easter and discover the very best that the Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands have to offer onboard TWILIGHT.
After a fantastic week reviewing the very best yachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the BVI Charter Yacht Show, we bring you one of our favourites for this week’s Super Yacht of the Week! LA PELLEGRINA took FLIBS by storm, thanks to her striking contemporary interiors, vast deck spaces and her overall attention to detail.
This week we move to the Bahamas and Caribbean on HUNTER, a striking 40m luxury motor yacht from the Italian Maiora shipyard. Offering contemporary interiors, a stunning sundeck and an excellent selection of amenities and water toys, look no further for your 2016 Bahamas Yacht Charter.
ENTOURAGE is our latest Super Yacht of the Week, ideally located this winter to explore the very best that the Caribbean has to offer. This striking 2014 Admiral 47m luxury motor yacht combines the very exterior entertaining spaces, contemporary interiors and sophisticated staterooms, perfect for your St Barth’s Yacht Charter.
Benetti have created some of the most successful charter yachts cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean, offering popular charter layouts, expansive exterior spaces and luxurious accommodation. The 2015 Benetti 42m Super Yacht H will be no different, making her the perfect choice for your Caribbean vacation and Bahamas Yacht Charter.