Charter Destinations | The Leeward Islands
Yacht Charter DestinationThe Leeward IslandsExperience
The Leeward Islands are nothing if not diverse. Each island has its own personality, cuisine, and “must-see” site to explore. The one common denominator is the raw beauty of the region – think turquoise water, ultra-white sand beaches, and sunsets that will make you want to never return home. It’s just that kind of place.
The Leeward Islands has it all. For five-star dining and out-of-this-world shopping, there’s the billionaire’s favorite of St. Barts. But perhaps diving & snorkeling in a gorgeous, remote location is more your speed; sounds good, then the island of Saba would be one of our top choices for your itinerary. This 13 sq. km. island is home to unbelievable coral formations, dolphins, sharks & turtles. Whatever you’re searching for, you’ll find it in the Leeward Islands.
In order to see one of the nicest beaches in Antigua – or anywhere else for that matter – you’ll “have” to take a 90 minute hike through a lush tropical rainforest. Of course, there’s a short cut, but we’ll let your captain tell you all about that one.
ARTISAN PIZZA NAPOLETANA
Believe it or not, the only establishment in the Caribbean that’s certified by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana – they’re the folks that vouch for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza – can be found in a charmingly tiny wooden shack in Anguilla. We recommend trying their hand-made pasta and season gelato too.
HALF MOON BAY
If body surfing & snorkeling in a pristine paradise sounds like a good time, then Half Moon Bay should really be on your itinerary. Located in Antigua, this stunning bay is home to two of the coolest, for lack of a better word, beach bars in the universe. We recommend the grilled fish and, of course, the rum cocktails!
BRIMSTONE HILL FORTRESS NATIONAL PARK
This Unesco World Heritage site is a must-see if you’ve made the wise decision to stop by St. Kitts on your yacht charter. It’s a massive hilltop compound featuring barracks, citadels, and ramparts from the 17th & 18th centuries. You don’t need to be a history buff to be totally drawn in by this extraordinary fortress – or, for that matter, the national park on which it is located.
While the rough currents and steep-drop off of this remote beach makes it less suitable for kids (or those who aren’t “strong swimmers”), it’s just perfect for anyone who appreciates untamed beauty and impossibly white sand. Most likely, you and your guests will be the only ones on this beach, located in northern Nevis.
SHOPPING IN GUSTAVIA
St. Barts’ capital is a small harbor town called Gustavia – and it’s there that you’ll find the best shopping on the island. Whether you’re looking to buy the latest & greatest in French fashion in the towns chic boutiques, or you’d rather spend the day meandering through the many art galleries in town, Gustavia has got you covered.