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Charter a luxury yacht in the Windward Islands to experience the Caribbean vibes in full swing. Take the journey of a lifetime to one of the world’s most inspiring destinations with its turquoise blue waters, palm-lined shores and laid back pace.
The stunning Windward Islands offer a taste of Caribbean perfection with turquoise blue waters, palm-lined beaches, laid-back lifestyles, fantastic food and of course, music.
Made up of Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada, amongst many other smaller islands and territories, it’s the perfect place to escape and switch off.
Most yacht charters in the Windwards run north to south, starting in Guadeloupe, this pair of islands are perfect for exploring the hidden bays and scenic beaches. Head up the La Grande Soufriere volcano and be rewarded with views for miles. Experience Dominica’s famous rugged beauty and nature from the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, home to the world’s second-largest hot spring.
Caribbean life revolves around its beautiful waters. Whether it’s surfing at Presqu’ile de Caravelle, snorkelling in the bays of quiet Bequia or exclusive Mustique, or diving at the Underwater Sculpture Park on Grenada, there’s plenty to do to get your feet wet.
Dine on exquisite seafood at The Belem on Martinique (tuna tataki, or foie gras with starfruit), Anse La Raye on St Lucia (famous for its generous portions of lobster), and Boucan (also on St Lucia), which is perfect for a romantic getaway.
The private island of Mustique has long been known as the getaway spot for the rich and famous. Relax in Macaroni Bay, a place where you can kick back and enjoy yourself in complete privacy.
Marigot Bay in St Lucia is a renowned superyacht destination. St Vincent and the Grenadines are famed for their black sand beaches, while Bequia is known for the annual Easter Regatta.
Known as the Island of Flowers, Martinique is the second largest of the West Indies. The cosmopolitan Paris of the Caribbean with a splash of Creole, Martinique is famous for good food and style - particularly in its harborside capital, Fort-de-France. A top sailing destination, Martinique hosts one of the most well-protected, beautiful bays in the Caribbean, Harbor of Le Marin.
St. Lucia is a sailing hub for some of the best yachting adventures in the world. Its famous dramatic coastal peaks, the Pitons, soar 2,000 feet above the sea offering a spectacular sight. Whether you are after water-based adventures like diving, snorkelling, sailing and fishing or partial to hiking, beachcombing, golf or tennis, St. Lucia offers it all. Keep your eyes out for St. Lucia’s amazing wildlife including the Amazona Versicolor or Saint Lucia Parrot. As the only parrot on the island, this little bird makes itself known with a distinctive screech and brilliantly coloured physique.
In the middle of the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just south of Martinique lays the island of Dominica. Head inland and visit the world's second-largest boiling lake, a flooded fumarole located in Morne Trois Pitons National Park and a World Heritage Site. Whilst swimming here is strictly prohibited, you are able to cool off in some of the island's 365 rivers which flow to the sea. Lush vegetation and scenic waterfalls abound, it is the perfect place to swim, dive or simply relax.
Commonly known as the ‘Gem of the Antilles’, St. Vincent is located between Saint Lucia and Grenada. Discover the island’s fascinating and gruesome history. It was claimed by both the French and British in the 17th century before being given to Great Britain in 1783 with the treaty of Versailles. St. Vincent is an adventurer’s paradise. Home to both black and white sand beaches, black coral reefs, deep valleys, scenic waterfalls and stunning 17th-century architecture.
Bequia is a little island with a lot of personality. Locals here are deeply connected to the sea with nearly all of the 6,000 residents having fisherman, sailors and boat builders in the family who are eager to share their marine traditions. Tuck into delicious fresh seafood and relax in this little spot of paradise.
Mustique is a private island visited by a lucky, knowledgeable few seeking serenity and seclusion. Since the 1960s, the paradise island has become an elitist haven for the likes of Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret seeking privacy and solitude. Head to the Firefly for cocktails, the Cotton House for dinner and be sure to check out Basil’s Bar on the beach for the ‘jump up’ as well as a fantastic seafood buffet as the sun goes down.
For perhaps the most authentic island experience, set sail to the island of Carriacou. The seven-mile-long island bears no high rise hotels, no casinos or movie theatres and this only adds to its charm as a great place to finish your Windward Islands charter. The rustic charm and laid back vibe of the isle allow you to really relax away from the rat race of modern life. Take a dip, enjoy the freshest seafood and toast beautiful sunsets from the calm of the palm-lined beaches - and breathe.