Yachting seems to be the ideal way to explore the islands. Yachting is an adventure that gives you an exclusive look as you explore an island’s beauty and its secret places, the special places you can only access and enjoy by the sea. These are the best Caribbean Islands for yachting in 2018.
The Spanish Virgin Islands
Only a scant six miles southeast of Puerto Rico, the picturesque Spanish Virgin Islands are the place for those who want a rich and relaxing location to unwind. A tropical wonderland, the Spanish Virgin Islands include Culebra and its striking white beaches and Vieques with its luminescent Mosquito Bay. Whether you spend your days lounging on a secluded Culebra beach, kayaking in the evening on the waters of Mosquito Bay, or exploring the uninhabited natural beauty of Cayo Luis Peña or Isla Culebrita, you won’t be disappointed by the Spanish Virgin Islands.
The Windward Islands (The Grenadines and St. Vincent)
Spectacularly beautiful, the Windward Islands composes the southern arc of the Lesser Antilles, a forty-mile tropical island chain. Among the favorites Caribbean yachting destinations are the volcanic islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, promise secluded tropical anchorages destined to become among your favorite islands in the Caribbean. Visitors enjoy lazily sunning on the numerous powder white sand beaches, snorkeling in the turquoise waters of Tobago Cays Marine Park, exploring the local and ever-lively marketplace in Kingstown. With more than 32 islands and cays, you are certain to find the perfect yachting adventure.
Less than 200 miles from Miami, Florida, with over 700 islands, islets, and cays to choose from, the Bahamas is a yachting paradise. And rightly so, because without a sea worthy vessel you can never experience the whole beauty of the Bahamas. The Bahamas is as diverse as the shells scattered along its shores or the corals in its ocean trenches. From funky to fascinating, historic towns to pristine tropics, the Bahamas has something for everyone to enjoy including diving the creepy deep blue holes of Andros, snorkeling the tropical waters of the Great Abaco barrier reef, sunning on Eleuthera’s beaches of pristine pink sand, or simply relaxing while anchored in one of many secluded coves.
The Leeward Islands: St. Martin, Anguilla, St. Bart’s, St. Kitts & Nevis
Not far from the British Virgin Islands, you’ll find the Leeward Islands, a tropical utopia with an eclectic blend of European history and Caribbean charm. You can expect a more classic island vibe when you anchor in St. Martin, Anguilla, and St. Bart’s where you can enjoy snorkeling at Anguilla’s Crocus Bay, shopping on St. Martin, and relaxing in the luxury that is St. Bart’s. On St. Kitts and Nevis, you’ll be greeted by majestic volcanic mountains, tropical rainforests, and unspoiled beaches ready to be explored.