5 of the Best Winter Sun Hotspots for Superyachts
There are more than 7000 islands in the twinkling Caribbean Sea, together creating a utopia of adventure, relaxation and natural beauty for superyachts. Each exudes its own unique flair and personality, so whatever you’re looking for in your next superyacht charter, we can find the perfect destination to fulfil every wish. Here are 5 of our favourite destinations for winter sun:
1. Bahamas – Best for Adventure
The 700 islands which make up the Bahamas are a tropical playground best explored by superyacht. Just outside the Caribbean, whiling away days on sun-drenched beaches is definitely on the cards, but for those in search of some adventure, the Bahamas don’t disappoint. World class scuba diving and snorkelling reveal a vivid world beneath the glass-clear water, while sport fishing, golf, wildlife watching and even swimming with wild pigs in Exuma will keep the whole family entertained.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht – HOME
Multi-award winning, 50 metre HOME is as stunning as the Bahamas landscape in which she cruises. With her unique lines and hybrid propulsion she is the perfect yacht for adventure-loving guests. Her state-of-the-art ‘quiet mode’ allows you to soak up the serenity of nature, while her shallow draft means she can access shallow bays usually only accessible to smaller yachts. With an impressive range of water toys, including a dive compressor, she is poised for adventure.
2. St Lucia – Best for Romance
Hidden coves, secluded bays and miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches make St Lucia the perfect destination for a spot of romance or a get-away-from-it-all charter. To the backdrop of the iconic Pitons volcanic peaks you can while away balmy days swimming in the Gin-clear sea, snorkelling the reefs, lounging on tropical beaches or watching the sun go down from the deck of your superyacht. While the island has exquisite spas and world class restaurants, it is St Lucia’s sunsets that are truly unforgettable.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht – LULU
For those looking for a touch of romance and a yacht which blends seamlessly into the beauty of St Lucia, then 33 metre LULU is the perfect choice. Al fresco dining options abound, allowing guests to unwind as they soak up the staggering landscapes. Choose from the aft deck or the Skydeck, or snuggle up on the sofas with a cocktail in hand in the Skylounge and watch the sunset. A large Jacuzzi, sun-drenched flybridge and cosy lounge provide plenty of space for up to 10 guests.
3. Cayman Islands – Best for Families
For a fun-for-the-family adventure then few places compete with the Cayman Islands as a superyacht charter destination. Nature abounds here, and children can find themselves swimming with stingrays, meeting wild dolphins, learning to snorkel and scuba dive on the colourful reefs, or spotting endangered iguanas. With three very different islands to choose from, the Caymans offer sun-drenched beaches such as Seven Mile Beach, as well as lush forests, hidden caves, and submerged wrecks.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht – PARTY GIRL
PARTY GIRL is a yacht which knows how to show its guests a good time. This 62 metre beauty welcomes large family groups to its eight cabins and expansive sun decks, and pulls out all the stops when it comes to fun in the sun. Imagine sliding down the inflatable slide and hopping onto one of four large tenders to go off in search of pirate treasures. There is every water toy imaginable, and to top it off PARTY GIRL is an approved RYA water sports centre. Stunning al fresco dining areas and a relaxing Jacuzzi are perfect for whiling away the evenings.
4. St Barths – Best for a Party
Nowhere in the Caribbean throws a New Year’s Eve party quite like St Barths. Join the impressive line-up of superyachts as they anchor off Gustavia and venture ashore for an unforgettable night of star-studded events and glittering parties. With its luxury boutiques, sumptuous cocktail bars and prestigious yachting events, St Barths is the ultimate superyacht hang-out and you’re invited to the party.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht - LAURENTIA
Cruise into St Barths on one of the newest charter yachts on the market and watch heads turn. This 55 metre Heesen boasts an elegant interior by Radyca, Miami and her floor-to-ceiling windows mean you’ll never miss the fireworks wherever you are on board. Her experienced crew, including a top chef, are masters at event planning, allowing you to keep the party atmosphere going throughout your charter.
5. Antigua – Best for Beaches
Lush, tropical and just so perfectly Caribbean, Antigua makes for the perfect superyacht destination for those seeking warm sandy beaches and plenty of character. Discover pretty harbour towns and fishing villages, a thriving coral reef, and beaches which are nothing short of dreamy. Head out of the vibrant towns of St John’s and English Harbour to discover the islands’ great swathes of beach, from the mile-long Dickenson Bay, to the calm, shallow Pigeon Point Beach and the ethereal pink sand of Half Moon Bay.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht – LEMON NOT LIME
The 24 metre Princess yacht LEMON NOT LIME is easily our favourite choice for zipping around St Lucia’s magnificent beaches. She accommodates up to eight guests in relaxed, comfortable surroundings, and her smooth ride means you can beach-hop to your heart’s content. Use the stand-up paddleboards, snorkelling equipment or Seabobs to explore the beaches, or lounge on the foredeck under the Caribbean sun.