Escape from the hum-drum of daily life during your luxury charter through the magical Windward Islands. Located at the Southern end of the Caribbean islands’ arc, the Windwards Islands encompass 32 islands and cays, which are home to black sand beaches, natural hot springs and breathtaking waterfalls nestled among wild rainforests. Stretching from Martinique to Grenada, this less-travelled cruising route passes through dramatic landscapes, serene bays and deserted beaches. The ideal destination for scuba divers and snorkelers, there is a plethora of wildlife, century-old reefs and special attractions, like the underwater sculpture park in Grenada to discover. Offering something for everyone, the Windward Islands are the perfect choice for your luxury Caribbean charter.
Dramatic landscapes St Lucia
Day 1 St Lucia
Cruise to the magnificent island of St.Lucia and enjoy lunch on board as you head to the famous Pitons, a UNESCO-World Heritage site. The larger of these two volcanic peaks spans more than 2,500 ft, creating a rugged and dramatic landscape. Anchor nearby and swim in the warm azure waters before heading ashore. The island is covered in dense rainforest and offers several hiking trails for those up for an afternoon adventure. If you are brave enough to hike to the summit, you will pass stunning waterfalls, volcanic mud pools and hot water springs, perfect for a relaxing break during your trek.
Magnificent St Vincent & the Grenadines
Day 2 St Vincent
The 32-island chain of St.Vincent & the Grenadines is truly a yacht’s playground. As only eight islands in the chain are populated, the opportunities for exploration are endless. Head to St Vincent, the largest island in the chain, for a day of relaxation. Choose one of its many white-sand beaches for a morning of sunbathing, swimming and water sports. After a delicious picnic lunch prepared by your crew, head inland for an afternoon of adventure. Trek up La Soufriere volcano for stunning views and take a dive in the volcanic Owia Salt Pond or visit Fort Charlotte and Kingstown, which were used as location sites for the famous Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.
Day 3 Mustique
Next up, cruise to the wildlife haven of Mustique. Attracting a myriad of celebrities and royalty over the past 50 years, this island is known for its eclectic atmosphere. Spend a relaxing morning at either Macaroni Beach or Lagoon Beach, two of the largest stretches of soft, golden sand on the island. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings before heading to Basil’s Bar for an evening of music, cocktails and a beautiful view of the sunset.
Day 4 Canouan
Cruise south to the island of Canouan. Known for its calypsos, carnivals and reggae-driven street parties, this island is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, friendly locals and pink sunsets. Drop anchor near Godahl Bay, one of the best beaches in the world, for the ultimate beach experience. Try your hand at a round of golf at the Grenadine Estate Golf Club, which offers an 18-hole course with spectacular waterfront views. Alternatively, visit the spa at the nearby Canouan Resort for some pampering in the form of luxury massages, facials and pedicures.
Stunning Tobago Cays
Day 5 Tobago Cays
Wake up and cruise to the uninhabited islands of the Tobago Cays. This stunning archipelago consists of five small islands which are surrounded by the kaleidoscope Horseshoe Reef. Home to a marine park and nature reserve, the beaches are as pristine as can be. The ideal place for snorkelling and scuba diving, anchor in the marine park and wildlife reserve between Petit Bateau and Rameau and spend the day exploring the wreck of the WWI gunboat Purunia, which lies in 10m of crystal clear waters. Snorkel among the abundance of marine life before watching the sunset over the horizon from the deck of Thumper.