Those that choose to charter a yacht around the Caribbean in order to visit the chain of islands that extends between St. Vincent and the Grenadines will find themselves in a sailor’s parardise. Private charter yachts can be chartered from Bequia, with its boatbuilding history to Mustique, the haven of international celebrities and business titans; this laid-back port is the favourite of many. Lush, green, mountainous islands and uninhabited low-lying cays make this one of the top Caribbean cruising spots.
Why Go: Deserted cays, pristine beaches, clear aqua water for breathtaking snorkelling and diving or try a round of golf at the Raffles Canouan.
When to Go: December-April. Late January for the Mustique Blues Festival set up by local bar owner and celebrity Basil Charles.
Essential Experiences: Drift snorkel in the Tobago Cays, Wednesday night jump-up at Basil’s Bar on Mustique, cocktails at Firefly, lazily walk along secluded Salt Whistle Bay on Mayreau, dinghy up to Mopion (your own private island).
Local Favourites: A Frangi Fever or Mango Potion at the Frangipani beach on Bequia.