St. Martin will be your start point for this exciting adventure. St. Maarten/St. Martin is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean which explains why it is also one of the most accessible with excellent air service to Princess Juliana International Airport. St Maarten/St. Martin offers an island's unique cultural mix of French sophistication and laid-back Dutch hospitality. Cruisers love the variety of activities available when you go ashore in and around this region. From gaming and fantastic restaurants to shopping, incredible nightlife, and sightseeing, there is something for everyone to experience. Your captain and crew will be certain to create the perfect trip for you and yours while providing interesting stories on the region's the rich history and unique cultures of the islands.
Start your trip from the wonderful marina at Marigot, on the Northern side of the island of St Martin. Once a sleepy fishing village, Marigot became St. Martin’s capital during the reign of Louis XVI. Under his rule, Marigot constructed Fort Louis on one of the town’s surrounding hills. While arriving in Marigot, you'll want to take time to experience the West Indies Market that lines the water and is ideal for finding some unique and affordable souvenirs. You'll also want to stroll around Marigot's winding streets and take in the unique architecture while ducking into the many boutiques specializing in luxury clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics.
After settling into your yacht home for the week, we'll take a quick trip to Grand Case. A historic fishing village, Grand Case contains some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean, a French indulgence that cannot be missed. In fact, this little island community has become known as the gourmet capital of the Caribbean and although having taken a hit from 2017 hurricane, Irma, the restauranteurs along Boulevard de Grand Case have been working hard and bringing the area back in full force.
After a beautiful evening, you'll want to stroll along the beautiful beach while you soak in the Caribbean stars.
In the morning after a fabulous breakfast provided by your chef, it is time to move on. A wonderful Northbound sail to the beautiful island of Anguilla. This is the perfect introduction to the amazing Caribbean beaches... Anguilla's got some of the best. We'll anchor of Rendezvous Bay, which is home to one of Anguilla's most luxurious resort's Belmond Cap Juluca. Stroll along the powder, white sand beaches and enjoy the crystal clear waters.
After some quality beach time, we'll take a short cruise over to the nearby Dog Islands and Prickly Pear Cays. These two uninhabited islands give you the opportunity to have the islands to yourself... deserted beaches, untouched coral reefs, all protected as a National Park. But don't worry, you'll get the chance to stop at a fun little beach bar on the way!
Another day is done, and it is time for cocktails at sunset in the anticipation of a sumptuous dinner prepared on the yacht. After, the gentle rocking of the boat puts everyone into a deep, refreshing slumber ready for the day ahead.
Today you'll cruise to the North, and down the east side of Saint Martin. Here you'll have an opportunity to visit the small island of Tintamarre. This little 80-acre island once had it's own king, navy, and airline. But now it is in an amazing natural state for you to explore with great hiking and snorkeling. Then on to Île Fourche on our way from St. Martin to St. Barths. Île Fourche is a private island where you can climb one of the 5 peaks, and marvel at the wonderful views. On the way back keep a sharp eye out for turtles, and migrating humpback whales in the spring. We'll anchor that evening in a quiet bay and enjoy the beautiful Caribbean's night sky.
The next stop is St Barthélemy An island that has dropped out of the French Riviera. A haven for the wealthy, St Barth’s has a plethora of high end, designer stores, restaurants, and bars. Look out for the rich and famous as you explore Gustavia, and stroll over to Shell Beach. The yacht can take you to several beautiful bays on the island, depending on your requirements. Quiet and deserted, or party town, St Barth’s has it all and enfolds you in its glitz and glamour.
If time allows, take a wonderful cruise over to Saba Island. A volcanic atoll, with only around 2,000 inhabitants with wonderful village names such as The Bottom, Windwardside and Hell’s Gate. The island is very eco-friendly, with amazing hikes and some of the best snorkeling and SCUBA in The Caribbean. It is about 30 miles West, through open waters, but a veritable green jewel in the deep azure waters.
From here it is a slow cruise back to St Martin. As the week comes to a close you will think back to the varied islands and cultures you have seen. It won’t be long before you are eager to return, or even explore another brand new archipelago.