October 24, 2020

What makes the Caribbean so great for sailing holidays?


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The Caribbean is one of those places that’s often associated with sailing holidays and it’s become something of a hub for people keen to take to the sea and explore in their very own yacht.

But just why is it that yacht charters in the Caribbean make such a great holiday? We’re going to take a look at some of the key factors that make this region brilliant for sailing, and we’ll give you a bit of information about a few of its most popular destinations for this kind of trip.

Sailing conditions

There are consistently good sailing conditions around the Caribbean islands and, although certain destinations are closed for a month or two of each year, this varies from place to place so there’s normally somewhere you can cast off regardless of when you go on holiday.

The other great thing about the Caribbean is that there are itineraries perfect for beginners, as well as routes that will challenge more experienced sailors, so there really is something for everyone here.

Wonderful weather

Separate to the reliable winds that blow around the Caribbean islands, the region is also blessed with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures for much of the year. This has made it a real favourite among sun worshippers for years and there’s no reason why you can’t make the most of the weather on the deck of your yacht.

Of course, you can also head ashore any time you’d like to enjoy the sun on one of the beautiful beaches that the Caribbean is so famous for.

Variety of destination

One of the main things that makes the Caribbean such a great destination for sailing breaks is the variety of places you can go. The region is home to a diverse range of cities, marinas and other anchorages, allowing you to plan the perfect holiday.

If you’re looking for lively spots to moor up at each evening, where you can enjoy top-quality food and a few drinks, you’ll be spoilt for choice in places like St Martin and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Should you prefer peace and quiet on your getaways, spots such as St Vincent and the Grenadines are perfect, with their laidback towns and pristine beaches.

There’s also a lot for active travellers to have a go at too, with plenty of water sports available. You can delve beneath the surface by going scuba diving, or try your hand at windsurfing or kite surfing. On some of the islands – like Grenada – there are excellent hiking trails, so you can stretch your legs and enjoy spending some time on land if you want a day away from your yacht.

Another factor that goes in the Caribbean’s favour is that all the isles here are very well set up to cater for yachts. Many of the larger islands are home to high-end marinas, while there are secluded anchorages all along the coastline giving you somewhere to moor up safely whenever you please.

Most of the marinas feature a full range of facilities, from shops and restaurants to luxury hotels, so you can combine your time on the water with a bit of pampering onshore. The BVI is particularly well known for the quality of its harbours and associated amenities, with this destination often regarded as one of the most luxurious in the Caribbean for a yacht charter.

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