LEEWARD ISLANDS YACHT CHARTERS
A Leeward Islands yacht charter offers a little bit of everything, from the French-Caribbean glamour of St Barts to the beautiful cloud forests of St Kitts & Nevis. One of the great yachting playgrounds of the world, the Leeward Islands charm with their desert island beaches and luxury spa hotels.
DAY 1: ST MARTIN
Join your yacht at midday in St Martin, one of the great yachting centres of the Caribbean. Cruise out of Simpson’s Bay and head around to pretty Marigot on the French side of the island to visit a beach club and shop the boutiques. Alternatively, stay on the Dutch side for some serious duty-free shopping and finish the day at the laid-back Sunset Bar, where jumbo jets tear in over the beach to land at St Martin's international airport.
DAY 2: ANGUILLA
When you wake, the yacht will be underway for Anguilla, a blissful little island that just oozes laid-back glamour. A favourite celebrity hide-out, this is St Barts without the showiness. Take a walk along the soft white sands, swim in the sapphire sea, and laze about in a hammock, enjoying the view of coconut palms and brightly painted beach bars. Finish the afternoon with a heavenly massage at the Four Seasons Spa, before dining in the treetops at Veya.
DAY 3: ST BARTS
We hope you got your beauty sleep last night, for today you’ll arrive in style on the ultra-chic island of St Barts. Step ashore to shop the haute couture boutiques, before spending a blissful beachy afternoon at celebrity favourite, Baie de Saint-Jean, or swimming at Grand Cul-de-Sac, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Dress up for drinks on your yacht at sunset, before heading ashore to one of St Barts magnificent restaurants, perhaps L’Esprit Jean Claude Dufour. Alternatively, spend your whole day and night mingling with the jet set at Nikki Beach.
DAY 4: ANTIGUA
Sleep late as the yacht moves to Antigua, a gentle green island famous for its sailing scene and having a different beach for every day of the year. Dock at English Harbour and take a wander around the quaint and historic Nelson’s Dockyard, before setting off on your yacht to find a pristine cove to call your very own for the afternoon. There are luxury hotels hidden all along the coast, so you may want to go ashore for a massage at a spa before taking a sunset walk along the beach, coconuts washing up on the shore.
DAY 5: BARBUDA
Fall into a dream on the tranquil island of Barbuda, where turquoise lagoons and coral reef encircle perfect white beaches, and mysterious shipwrecks lie on the seabed. This is a day to forget the world exists as your feet sink into deep, soft sand and seabirds wheel in the skies above. If there’s a more perfect place for a luxury beach barbeque at sunset, we don’t know where it is.
DAY 6: ST KITTS & NEVIS
Today brings something very different, as you cruise on to the twin islands of St Kitts & Nevis. Now a superyacht hotspot due to the new luxury marina at Christophe Harbour, these lush volcanic islands offer a gorgeous mix of pretty beaches, old plantation hotels and British forts, and monkeys chattering in the cloud forest. After a day of exploring, enjoy your last dinner on charter at the historic Ottley's Plantation Inn.
DAY 7: ST MARTIN
Enjoy the morning cruise back to St Martin, where your charter will end at midday. If you didn’t get the chance to do some duty-free shopping before your charter began, now’s your chance!