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The Caribbean Leeward Islands are the destination of choice for when you just need to get away from it all. Drop anchor in the crystal-clear waters and watch magical sunsets, champagne in hand, and drink it all in.
A luxury yacht charter in the Leeward Islands offers the chance to experience the Caribbean in a totally unique way. From beautiful Sint Maarten, with its isolated coves, lively beach fronts and high-quality restaurants, to the ultra-exclusive St Barts with its designer outlets, secluded beaches and crystal clear waters favoured by A-listers.
The Caribbean Leewards boast picture-perfect scenery with crystal clear waters, endless white sandy beaches and an array of fantastic bars and restaurants for indulging. If the Leeward Islands do one thing well, it is exclusivity.
The picture-postcard island of Anguilla is a favourite for diving, snorkelling and swimming in the perfectly clear waters. Feel the white sands of Shoal Bay between your toes and dance the night away to reggae in the beachfront bars.
Relax on the paradise island of St Kitts and explore protected forests and jungle. Discover many black coral reefs that are home to sea fans and angelfish before enjoying sunset cocktails from the top deck. A short hop over the narrows takes you to Nevis, St Kitts’ sister island. Equally unspoilt, Nevis proudly boasts more resident monkeys than people and you can take a dip in the volcanic hot springs at the Historic Bath Village.
Load up on freshly caught lobster from Ile Pinel before starting your charter of the Leeward Islands sailing along Sint Maarten’s stunning coastline of nodding palms and white powder sands. Dutch Sint Maarten is dotted with beach bars for Caribbean cocktails and deserted coves perfect for budding explorers. Saunter along the Philipsburg boardwalk or tuck into tender Angus beef steaks at local institution, The Greenhouse.
Cruise north to Anguilla, a stunning island favourite of A-listers. Snorkelling through its crystal-clear waters it is easy to see why. Relax and unwind in the Caribbean sunshine swimming and snorkelling in your very own patch of paradise.
Sail out alongside the island’s idyllic coastline keeping an eye out for the island’s native wildlife including red-billed tropicbirds. Drop anchor and join local islanders to dance to live reggae on the powdered sugar sands of Shoal Bay. Those with a competitive streak can even participate in one of Anguilla’s regular regattas - boat racing really is in the soul of the island.
The French Island of Saint Barthelemy - St Barts to those in the know - is synonymous with beachy bliss. Drop anchor in the remote Anse du Grand Colombier, a sweep of shimmering sand and gentle waves. This paradise is the playground of the uber-rich and ultra-famous. Browse the designer shops populating the oh-so-chic shacks in the slang capital of Gustavia. Charter your yacht over New Year and join the world’s most famous names who flock to the annual bashes that dot the island paradise.
Sail on southwards to the laid-back isle of St Kitts. Stretch your sea legs with a hike through the tropical National Park on the island where more than a quarter is lush protected rainforest. Experienced divers may explore the surrounding reeds home to black coral trees, sea fans and angelfish. Back on board, have your private chef whip up a locally inspired meal of sauteed Mahi Mahi wrapped in banana leaf.
Hop over The Narrows - truly the tiniest of straits - to St Kitts’ sister island Nevis. These two islands are equally unspoilt with each boasting more resident monkeys than people.
Pop into onto of Nevis’ historical island plantations for afternoon tea. Explore the volcanic springs that bubble from the earth at a steamy 41C. At sundown, be sure to hit Pinney’s Beach, where Sunshine’s Beach Bar serves their Killer Bee rum punch.
English Harbour may take its name from its 18th-century role as a British naval base, but today the most sumptuous private yachts populate its sun-blessed shores. From mid-April until early May, the global elite converges on the island nation for Sailing Week and the Classic Yacht Regatta. Finish your Leeward Islands yacht charter basking in the post-race celebrations at the beachside French restaurant, Catherine’s.