Luxury Yacht Charters Caribbean
The beautiful landscapes, temperate waters and ideal climate in the Caribbean have for decades attracted a large number of superyacht charters, particularly over the winter months. Visitors embarking on a Caribbean luxury charter will find diverse natural beauty, vibrant and welcoming cultures and enough activities to have any yacht charter itinerary packed with things to do. Whether you enjoy volcanic hiking trips, thrilling scuba dives or idyllic sandspit picnics, there’s something on offer.
The Caribbean group of islands consists of the Greater Antilles to the north and the Lesser Antilles to the south, which is divided into the Windward Islands above the Leeward Islands.
The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos are sometimes included alongside the Caribbean as part of the wider West Indies. The Windward and Leeward Islands were important colonial outposts that have since become popular with those looking to rent a yacht in the Caribbean for their mountainous terrain and beautiful beaches.
The Leeward Islands, which include some of the most popular yachting destinations amongst those on luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean, include the US and the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St Maarten, St Barths, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and Guadeloupe, among others. The Windward Islands are also becoming more sought after as a Caribbean yacht charter destination. This breathtaking archipelago includes the islands of Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada.
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What are your options for a Caribbean yacht charter?
A luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean can be tailored to suit your needs, from an action-packed, adventure-filled holiday with challenging hikes up rugged mountains and superb scuba diving expeditions to ancient wrecks and teeming coral reefs, to relaxing trips to luxurious island getaways popular with the jet set.
The Caribbean enjoys prevailing wind conditions which lend themselves to regattas and sailing races, open for sailing enthusiasts on a charter in the area to either take part in or simply soak up the atmosphere from the comfort of their luxury yacht.
The Bahamas is one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the world, thanks to its combination of fun, family attractions on New Providence and the unique beauty of the nearby Exumas Islands, many of which are straight out of a ‘desert island’ film set. Its’ proximity to the US mainland makes the Bahamas a convenient place to rent a yacht in the Caribbean, from just a few days to a few weeks.
Antigua is steeped in naval and colonial history, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere complemented by stunning beaches and some fantastic anchorages and diving spots nearby. The neighbouring volcanic island of Montserrat is worth including in a Caribbean yacht charter in Antigua, with its black-sand beaches and dramatic landscape after a major eruption in the 90s.
St Barths is a regular haunt of the jet set who make the perennial trip to this tiny French-speaking island for Christmas and New Year, with the waters outside Gustavia town packed to the gunwales with superyachts. Luxury boutiques and riotous beach clubs are as popular as the quieter corners of the island with their surf breaks and snorkelling spots which are always popular with families who rent yachts in the Caribbean.
St Kitts and Nevis offer a chance to enjoy a Caribbean yacht charter with fewer crowds and a laid-back tempo. The sister islands are both dominated by striking peaks covered in lush, green jungle that is ripe for exploring while the waters nearby are celebrated for their excellent reef and wreck diving.
St Vincent and the Grenadines is a more remote island group in the Caribbean, making it ideal to visit by yacht. St Vincent and Union islands have hiking trails galore while Bequia is famous for its beautiful beaches and relaxed charm. Mustique is the ultimate destination for barefoot chic, with luxury villas and notoriously riotous nightlife at its beachside bars.