A Very British (Virgin Islands) Christmas!

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!


December diving

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.


Aftermath of Irma

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!

My Top Three Caribbean, Bareboat Hotspots

If you are looking into a bareboat charter holiday in the Caribbean but you are not sure where to go, let me guide you, or at least help you to narrow it down to three!

Let’s start in Abacos with a bareboat charter in the Bahamas.  Just 112 kilometres east of Palm Beach, Florida lies the Bahamas, a sailing paradise of warm breezes, white sandy beaches and colonial houses nestled amongst the palm trees.

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Hiking La Soufriere on the Island of St. Vincent in the Grenadines!

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most beautiful places to cruise, and St. Vincent is the perfect island to begin your holiday.  Before you pick up your yacht for your grenadines boat charter and if you are an avid hiker, then this challenging adventure takes you to the top of St. Vincent’s, La Soufriere Volcano, where you’ll experience the breath-taking views and a top-of-the-world euphoria found only at the summit of such world class hikes.  la Soufreire Continue reading

Caribbean Catamarans Make the Ultimate Charter!

The most popular way to get initiated in the Caribbean is through a Catamaran St Vincent is an incredible destination to cruise through. Following that, many of our clients get hooked and they keep returning to the Virgin Island, whist others want to have a taste of the rest of the Caribbean. For those adventurous souls, the Windward Islands and more specifically St Vincent and the Grenadines are the solution; lying at the south western part of the Caribbean, opposite south America, this is a magnificent archipelago comprising of roughly two dozen bigger and smaller islands. Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, great snorkeling and  an abundance of fresh lobster makes the Grenadines simply unforgettable!

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The Quieter Caribbean in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Tired of your busy life and want to get away for a while? If you’re looking for a quieter side of the Caribbean where you can escape the hectic every day, then St Vincent and the Grenadines are the ideal islands for you. Located to the south of the chain of islands throughout the Caribbean, the 32 islands are a tropical paradise offering Caribbean nature at its finest, as well as an impressive underwater world and fantastic yachting.

See the relaxing Caribbean lifestyle of St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Grenada – Welcome to the Spice of the Caribbean!

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. grenada Continue reading

Swim With the Tobago Turtles!

While on your luxury yacht charter Grenadines, a must stop is the Tobago Cays. 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.

This idyllic yachting anchorage 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.

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