In chartering a luxury yacht in the Caribbean you are choosing the perfect way to see the Leeward Islands. The epicentre of Caribbean glamour, the stars of this region include Anguilla, St. Maarten/Saint Martin and St Barths, the superstar. Anguilla is known for its 33 spectacular white beaches and white washed ultra deluxe five-star resorts. St Barth’s, the French star, aka ‘the St.Tropez’ of the Caribbean has a glittering social scene, world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, sidewalk cafes and a hopping nightlife. For nature lovers, bird watchers and fans of endless deserted beaches, Barbuda with its very low population is still the regions best kept secret.
Why Go: Lush, verdant islands, the most extraordinary beaches, gourmet restaurants and a fantastic social scene.
When to Go: November through May.
Essential Ports: Anguilla, Prickley pears, Sandy Cay, Scilly Cay, Tintamarre, Ile Forche, Gustavia, Marigot, Grand Case, St Kitts & Nevis and Antigua & Barbuda.
Essential Experiences: Sunbathing on St Barth’s’ Anse Colombier or Anse Saline (clothing optional), lunch at Pimms at Cap Juluca on Anguilla. Sipping vanilla rum while people watching in Gustavia harbour, dining at Maya’s on St Barth’s followed by cocktails at Le Ti St Barth and birdwatching at Frigate Bird Sanctuary on Barbuda.
Local Favourites: In St Barth’s, the Creole restaurant, Eddy’s and the Ceviche Bar Bonito in Gustavia. In Anguilla, Veya in sandy ground for a mix of West Indian and global dishes in a grand veranda setting or a fresh lobster at Scilly Cay.