January 13th, 2022
The Best Places to Charter This Winter

The Caribbean is the ultimate destination for those who are looking to escape their winter weather. And a superyacht is the place to enjoy cooling trade winds and magnificent, sapphire seas. Island hop your way through stunning scenery and vibrant cultural experiences. With many great Caribbean islands to visit, the best way to take them all in is by motor yacht.

 

St. Barth’s

One of the Italian Yacht Group’s favorite spots in this paradise? The French island of St Barth’s – renowned for high-end dining, boutique shopping, and culture. St. Barth’s is where a laissez-faire lifestyle and luxury meet. If you are looking for fellow motor yacht enthusiasts or the latest superyachts, plan on staying at St. Barth’s Bucket or Les Voiles de St. Barth’s. These hopping ports host gatherings, races, and parties for superyacht owners alike. If you missed partying on New Year’s Eve in St. Barth’s, you can still enjoy the Caribbean this winter. Generally speaking, you will want to soak up the sun and enjoy the white sand beaches from December through April. With over 7,000 islands in the Caribbean, each island has a unique personality.

 

Bahamas

Located only 181 miles from Miami, the Bahamas consists of approximately 700 islands, inlets, and cays. You can soak up the sunshine, snorkel crystal clear waters or enjoy a round of world-class golf at The Ocean Club. Soak up the Bahamian culture and cuisine as a younger generation reinvents their traditional fairs. The Bahamas is a perfect place to snorkel and fish due to the low-lying islands and shallow cays. Exuma is home to Exuma Cay Land and Sea Park with unique geographical features and corals. These cays host wildlife and endangered species. Exuma Island is where you can find the world-famous swimming pigs.

 

Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean consists of the Leeward Islands nestled along the Caribbean Sea and the Windward Islands reaching down towards South America. Swim with stingrays in the Cayman Islands, a UK territory, or travel further east to Antigua. In Antigua, you will find beautiful bays tucked into quiet hills. Antigua has a rich history of sailing regattas. Both the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands offer volcanic hills and coral reefs to hike and explore. With boutique shopping and exclusive dining experiences, the US Virgin Islands is a stop worth making. Further south you will find the Windward islands of St. Lucia and Grenada. Grenada is an island of the West Indies. Its natural harbor is surrounded by volcanic topography and a splash of pastel colors lines this port.

The Caribbean region is known as a winter mecca for the latest superyachts. Whether you own or charter a motor yacht the Caribbean is a host to sublime sunsets, pristine waters, and island culture. These luxurious islands and the wide variety of entertainment they offer will have you returning year after year.

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