Whether you’re looking for a motor yacht or a relaxing Caribbean sailboat charter, we have the perfect vacation package for you. Caribbean yacht charters have always been and will likely always be one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the world. The variety of experiences available in this large cluster of islands east of the Americas range from pleasing the lazy and luxurious to the heart-pounding and adrenalin-fueled individuals. Stretches of white sand are everywhere in the Caribbean Leewards, from the Gold Coast of Barbados to the Palm Beach of Aruba. Turquoise waters and moderate weather make these beaches the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming, while dining and shopping are mere yards away. If you are looking for a secluded beach spot during your sailboat charter, make the trip to Hermitage Bay, where shells litter the white sand beach. Shoal Bay East is a wonderful snorkel spot off a two-mile-long beach. For those looking to get in some exercise, climb the 1064 stairs up Mount Scenery to Saba’s highest point. Though it may be a strenuous journey, the view from the top is definitely worth it. Underwater enthusiasts enjoy swimming with stingrays, snorkeling with turtles, or scuba diving the coral reefs.
For history buffs, the Caribbean holds a wealth of museums and archeological finds, including the famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and the ruins of the Honen Dalim synagogue, which is the second oldest synagogue in the Western hemisphere. There are also a few historic military bases, including Fort Oranje and Fort Barrington. Adrenalin junkies can get their fix flying down a zipline over the Costa Rican rain forest or cave tubing in Belize.
Year-round sunshine and a light rainy season make them a prime Caribbean yacht charter destination. With lows in the low 70s in winter and daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 80s in summer, the best time and weather to travel to the Caribbean largely depends on the traveler’s preference for weather and travel conditions. Most tend to travel during the winter months to escape the cold weather they are in, making November – April prime travel time. May – October still present beautiful weather, while the summer months can get a little warmer, the weather is breezy and warm on any given day.
Shared by the Caribbean Journal, below are a few of the 2019 Best Caribbean Islands to visit
- Grand Cayman
- Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua
- St Maarten
- The South Coast of Barbados
U.S. News Travel shared the expected cuisine for your Caribbean experience.
“Expect to find Caribbean spiny lobster, conch and fresh fish like mahi mahi and grouper on menus at various eateries throughout the islands. BVI’s national dish is “fish and fungi.” Okra and cornmeal are boiled with butter and then flattened into a cake and served with braised fish, which is cooked with tomatoes, onions and other traditional spices.
Heavily spiced dishes are standard throughout the BVI, with chefs using everything from sea salt and pepper to strong curry, nutmeg, garlic powder, and jerk seasoning. You should also try a painkiller when you’re looking to wet your whistle. This alcoholic drink originated in the British Virgin Islands and typically consists of pineapple juice, orange juice, cream of coconut and a hefty dose of rum, garnished with fresh nutmeg.”
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Caribbean yacht charters can be booked for trips through the north or south groupings of islands, and each charter can be customized to pack in as much fun and relaxation as possible. Discover all of the delights these islands have to offer, and book your Caribbean yacht charter today!