The Virgin Islands / White Sand and Emerald Beaches
Lying in the middle of the Caribbean curve lies the enchanting Virgin Islands. Made up of two territories; The US and British, these islands offer emerald-colored anchorages, white sand beaches, trendy bars and restaurants all with a distinctly Caribbean feel. Perfect for a luxury yacht charter. These islands are an ideal cruising ground due to the smatter of islands that lie so close, well-equipped marinas and idyllic climate – in fact they attract superyacht charters and holiday makers in their thousands each year.
The US Virgin Islands – A yacht charter in the US Virgin Islands is rum-fueled, picture perfect and offers a feeling of being deserted on a desert island. Which in fact you are. St Thomas, St John and St. Croix, lying to the west of the British Virgin Islands are upmarket.
Take the buzzy and glitzy nightlife of St Thomas where it is hard not to spot a celebrity or two, or St. Croix with its stunning anchorages and lazy, sun-drenched tropical beaches and you have a charter itinerary spanning everything you could possibly want from you superyacht vacation.
The British Virgin Islands-Let’s head to the BVI’s now where the island of Tortola is one not to be missed. A yacht charter in the BVIs is simply heavenly. This island chain is roughly split in half separated by the Sir Frances Drake Passage. Tortola offers many fine anchorages including Cane Garden Bay, and its towns offer colonial charm with a Caribbean twist.
Virgin Gorda is another superyacht haven, so be sure to have this gem on the itinerary too.Whatever your reason for chartering in the Virgin Islands there is little reason to leave its confines –pirate history, fantastic shopping, idyllic climate, very good marinas, picture postcard beaches and a varied nightlife. Enjoy.