Now is the perfect time to enjoy some much needed warm tropical sunshine, soft white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters in any one of these outstanding destinations:
1. The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are considered by many to be the ultimate charter destination in the Caribbean for both sail and motor yachts. An archipelago of 60 islands and cays, including Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Anegada and Virgin Gorda, its famed turquoise waters offer the full range of charter yacht experiences: diving, fishing, sailing and swimming, as well as unique onshore activities that cover culture, cuisine, history and boutique shopping.
The largest island in this volcanic chain, Tortola is home to beautiful beaches, tranquil moorings, ruins of forts and mines, nature preserves and very hospitable locals, while Virgin Gorda comprises world-class marinas, chic resorts as well as the huge granite boulders and grottoes known as 'The Baths'.
2. The US Virgin Islands
There are three US Virgin Islands which float in a turquoise coloured stretch of ocean that is sheltered, calm and abounding in sea life. St Croix boasts spectacular snorkelling and diving as well as its share of gourmet restaurants.
As well as significant tracts of National Park, St John has fascinating boutiques, restaurants and bars. While St Thomas is the most cosmopolitan island with the best shopping in the Caribbean,while still offering magical beaches like Magens Bay and secluded anchorages with backdrops of mangroves and tropical forest.
3. St Barts (St Barths/ St Barthelemy)
St Barts is a fascinating blend of Caribbean informality and French flamboyance, bursting with options for savouring the best in restaurants, bars, boutiques and culture in its capital Gustavia. Along with luxury villas, sophisticated waterfront resorts and an alluring nightlife, St Barts is just as blessed with unspoilt natural beauty in its deserted beaches, azure waters and humble fishing villages.
With St Barts being one of THE destinations in the Caribbean that packs quite a punch into a delightfully small island it little wonder that you will find a flotilla of superyachts docked stern-to along the charming waterfront of St Bart's tiny capital, Gustavia, and regular sightings of the world's rich and famous ashore and afloat. There is something very special about St Barts.
4. St Martin (St Maarten)
From vibrant beaches with bars and restaurants to secluded bays and coves where snorkelling is sheer delight, the beaches of St Martin are just one of its attractions. Inland, its rainforest-covered mountains are home to small villages who practise their island customs and there are a myriad of shopping, cultural and other experiences which convey its Dutch and French heritage.
5. The Grenadines
The magical unspoiled cruising grounds of the Grenadines lie south of the lush and untouched St Vincent, with a history that dates back to the swashbuckling pirates of the 17th century. They are a heady mix of a wealthy tropical playground combined with stunning beauty and real get-away-from-it-all territory.
No jet skis, waverunners, or spearfishing are permitted here, which make this group of six islands the ideal destination for a completely relaxing yacht charter vacation. This is the Caribbean dreams are made of: exotic flowers, tropical fruit, succulent food and fascinating locales such as the Tobago Cays, Salt Whistle Bay, Mustique and Bequia. Whether you seek deserted beaches fringed with palms, or wish to sip cocktails near the waterfront homes of rocks stars and royalty, the Grenadines has something for everyone.
Their proximity to Florida means the Bahamas are a popular getaway to escape the US winter, and its balmy climate makes it a year round magnet for yachts from all over the world. With all the modern amenities of the mainland, the Bahamas still retain that laid-back Caribbean way of life and flavour in their island culture and warm welcome.
There are more than 700 islands, protected by an immense reef, with all manner of attractions: from secluded anchorages off glimmering white beaches where snorkelling, game fishing and just soaking up the sun are on offer, to 5-star luxury resorts, spas, boutiques and world-class golf courses.
If you have had enough of winter (haven't we all) there is still time to soak up the sun in these stunning destinations on some stunning luxury yachts that still have availability this spring. Here's just a tiny selection of the choices available. For details of more private crewed yachts just get in touch with us. We have a long list of available luxury yachts at our fingertips.
A modern American classic, 141ft (43m) JUST ENOUGH offers guests the full range of onboard amenities and luxurious features for a brilliant charter for up to 11 guests.
JUST ENOUGH has several entertaining spaces across her three decks, including the top deck features a jacuzzi, bar area, grill, lounges and generous sunbathing areas, and a number of al-fresco dining options ideal for balmy Caribbean evenings.
Inside, JUST ENOUGH is warm and welcoming, with décor characterised by dark timber panelling and high-quality furnishings, with large windows for lots of light. She is very family-friendly and offers guests full baby facilities onboard.
This remarkable 92ft (28m) Sunseeker superyacht is a superb choice for her amazing amenities, array of lifestyle features and excellent crew, for charter vacations for up to 10 guests.
As her name implies, ELITE is a lavish luxury charter yacht with expansive deck space. The large flybridge is the place for entertaining and relaxing while on charter, with its dining setting for 10 people, bar, grill, lounges and retractable sunroof. The aft deck of the flybridge has a jacuzzi and sun lounges while the main aft deck is perfect for al-fresco dining.
Open and airy, with wrap-around windows and a drop down side balcony off the saloon, ELITE has the laid-back ambience of a beach house.
MAVERICK, at 21.34m (70'), is a five-star luxury charter catamaran with a flexible layout accommodating from 9 to 12 guests making her great for families.
MAVERICK is packed with leisure options, and lots of space for charter guests to enjoy entertainment and relaxation in the sun or shade. The spacious aft deck is just made for alfresco dining and the flybridge provides flexible dining area that converts to a massive sun lounge.
MAVERICK boasts an ultra-sleek profile, flawless interior design with a stark white, grey and splashes of pink and purple in its décor, exceptional amenities and the latest in entertainment technology. The bright, spacious saloon features panoramic windows offering guests breath-taking sea views while underway and at anchor.
With her dazzling blue hull, this superbly-equipped 64ft (19.51m) Lagoon luxury power catamaran is a brilliant choice for up to 8 guests. Combining luxury and performance, MARE BLU is a stable, spacious and impeccably maintained charter yacht.
MARE BLU boasts several leisure spaces on deck and within. The aft deck is ideal for dining alfresco with a table and seating for eight, additional banquette seating, bar and grill while the upper flybridge lounge is an inviting space for casual meals, socialising and relaxing with the sea breezes and views to the horizon.
Flowing in from the aft deck, the saloon aboard MARE BLU is the epitome of comfort and class, with generous head room of close to 7ft, wraparound windows for optimal views and natural light, a large lounge and dining area and the professional galley adjacent where the onboard Chef creates culinary magic with menus to suit every palate.
These are just a few of the options available to you for a luxury charter in the Caribbean this spring. It's not too early to start planning for the next Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday season either. Contact your Luxury Charter Group representative. We can help you make your personal charter dreams become a reality.