When the cares of work grow too heavy or the cold winter months seem like they’re never going to end, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to help – a Caribbean yacht charter. The Caribbean islands epitomise the ultimate tropical escape. With warm sunshine, turquoise waters as far as the eye can see and miles of unblemished white-sand beaches, the Caribbean is guaranteed to chase away the winter doldrums and restore a sense of tranquillity to even the most harried soul.
The very best way to explore the Caribbean islands is onboard a luxury yacht charter. Far away from the pressures of daily life, you can give in completely to the laid-back rhythms of the West Indies. There’s no need to rush, no deadlines to meet and no schedules to stick to. On your own Caribbean yacht charter, you can decide when to wake up, when to sleep and what secluded sandy cove to anchor in on any given day. Amidst the plush surroundings of your Caribbean yacht charter, the world stops and waits for you.
When you’re ready to cruise away on your private luxury yacht charter, the Bahamian islands of the Exumas are one of the most beautiful destinations the Caribbean has to offer.
Located just to the east of the US mainland, less than an hour’s flight from Miami and Fort Lauderdale the self-proclaimed “yachting capital of the world” – the Bahamas is an archipelago nation, made up of literally thousands of islands.
Some of the most breathtakingly beautiful, quirkily eccentric and flat out interesting of the Bahamian islands can be found in the chain of the Exumas, which begins just to the southeast of the capital of Nassau. The Exumas span more than 365 isles or cays, enough to visit a different one every day of the year. Surrounded by water that’s at once clearer than the purest glacial ice, but as warm as your bathtub, the Exumas are filled with spectacular, unique and unforgettable sights. And the best way, in fact probably the only way, to truly experience these cays is onboard a luxurious Bahamas yacht charter.
Cruise past seaplanes at anchor, off deserted islands. Watch in amused awe as a spirited group of wild pigs swim out to greet your tender, performing balletic pirouettes in the crystal-clear sea beside your boat. Eat homemade conch salad on deck, as the tropical sun warms you to your core. Savour an ice-cold Bahamian beer or expertly prepared mojito on the veranda of a dockside bar – perhaps the character-filled one on Staniel Cay. Deep sea dive on the reef off of Rum Cay and get up close and personal with the colourful marine residents.
Kiteboard or surf on sapphire-hued waves, propelled along by balmy sea breezes. Sink your feet into untouched, silky sand that stretches out for seven untouched miles on Great Guana Cay. Or discover a cay that calls out to you personally, inviting you to stop, anchor and, for this second in time, enjoy a spot that belongs entirely to you.