Stretching from the achingly beautiful Virgin Islands in the north to wild, magnificent Dominica in the south, the Leeward Island chain in the Caribbean offers everything a discerning guest could ask for in a luxury yacht charter.
Each winter, superyachts from around the world converge on Saint Bart’s, which delivers a unique blend of island glamour, staggering natural beauty and a sophisticated buzz. An atmosphere of ‘French island chic’ imbues the world-class spa hotels, boutiques and restaurants, while the odd wandering donkey and local jerk chicken shack reminds you of the island’s Caribbean beating heart. St Bart’s is truly one of the premier global yachting destinations, and it’s easy to see why.
If you prefer your yachting holiday a little more serene, set your course north for the earthly paradise that is the Virgin Islands. Cruise between the peaks of ancient volcanoes, now covered in jungle and surrounded by beaches of blinding white sands. On a Virgin Islands yacht charter, you will find exquisite dining, shopping and spas, but you may just elect to drop anchor in a deserted inlet, to spend idle days snorkeling in the clear waters, or reading a book in a hammock under a bending palm.
Meanwhile, those seeking the adrenaline and majesty of sailing the historic trade winds will be attracted by the famed island of Antigua, where the spectacular coastline offers not only stunning beaches but also a wonderful course for the sailing regatta circuit. Whether your heart soars for the wooden classic yachts of old or the modern carbon fiber superyachts racing under giant emblazoned sails, a sailing regatta charter in Antigua offers an unforgettable experience. Meanwhile, Antigua also offers countless perfect anchorages, superb resorts and unforgettable dining, as well as a fascinating colonial history- all mixed with a relaxed island charm.
The northern island of Anguilla offers what are often judged the best beaches in the Caribbean: perfect white sands and crystal clear waters surrounded by turquoise waters. By day explore the coral reefs and enjoy water sports in protected bays; by night have a luxury beach barbecue set up by the crew, with white linen tablecloths among flickering lanterns while you watch the phosphorescence dance in the dark water. Anguilla has an increasingly sophisticated crowd, meaning that there is an abundance of luxury hotels and dining options.
Getting amongst nature more your thing? In that case, Dominica is a vital stop on your Leeward Islands yacht charter. Dive submerged mountain ranges or snorkel among the wall of warm bubbles rushing from the sea floor at Champagne Reef. Take the long hike up through the jungle to the world’s second largest boiling crater lake, walking among the plumes of steam and boiling mud pools that have laid waste to the wonderfully named ‘Valley of Desolation’. Hot springs, deep rock pools and thundering waterfalls are the calling cards of Dominica, ‘The Nature Isle.’
The choice in the Leeward Islands doesn’t stop there of course; there’s also the unspoiled beauty of St Kitts and Nevis, and numerous French islands that offer a window into a life where time almost seems to stand still. On your luxury yacht charter in the Leeward Islands you can take in sophistication and rustic island life in equal measure. Each island has its own character, its own unforgettable beauty, its own history from days of pirates and empire and slave revolts that echo down the ages.
So when it comes down to booking your next luxury yacht charter in the Leeward Islands, it really comes down to how much time you have. From glamour to adrenaline to unrivaled beauty, the Leeward Islands truly do have it all.
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