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The Caribbean islands epitomize what many believe is the ultimate yacht charter destination; home to some of the most beautiful places on earth. You are guaranteed breath-taking tropical islands, swaying palm trees and fascinating coral reefs galore. The climate is warm and welcoming with gentle winds, encouraging that special rum cocktail overlooking the sea at sundown. This combination makes sure the Caribbean islands are at the top of so many people’s go-to list. To be honest, wherever you go in the Caribbean, you are guaranteed to find the perfect island that fits the bill. Each group has its own distinctive characteristics – there are subtle differences but each has unique appeal. With great international transport links across the majority of the islands it means that it has become a breeze!
In the Bahamas take time to take a trip over to Pig Island, or Big Major Cay as it’s official name. Being blessed with a natural water spring and gaining shelter from neighbouring islands, pigs swim happily in the sea and sunbathe on the white sands! Thought to have been introduced to the island by passing sailors, they have set up home very happily here and are regularly fed by passing boat crews.
Beautiful Grenada is known as the Spice Island. Main exports are nutmeg and mace, supplying around 20% of the world’s market together with vanilla, clove, cinnamon and ginger. The intoxicating fragrance of spices seems to linger in the air wherever you go.
Everybody has an opinion on who makes the best rum cocktail, of course, but a Killer Bee from Sunshine’s in Nevis is a sure candidate. It’s made from a very secret recipe that seems to include rum, oh and more rum!
Why not go diving in crystal clear waters to explore one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks, the Royal Mail steamship, “Rhone” off Salt Island; featured in the movie The Deep. She sank in the area in 1867 and was one of the first propeller driven vessels – apparently, according to recent divers, the huge propeller is still intact!
Within just a 37-square-mile dual-sovereignty area there is an island of two halves – St Maarten is Dutch and St Martin is French. Abundant with tempting beaches, outstanding restaurants and enticing shopping, amazingly enough there are 17 casinos – all based on the Dutch side!
Can you feel the sun on your face and the sand beneath your feet yet?
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