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7 days exploring the Leeward Islands on a luxury yacht

7 days exploring the Leeward Islands on a luxury yacht

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Idyllic beaches and low-flying aircraft

The Leeward Islands are located between Puerto Rico and Dominica. Each island is different making it an ideal area to cruise on a private yacht or enjoy a luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean. On one side, each one faces the mighty Atlantic and on the other, the calm waters of the Caribbean gently caress the shores.

The islands are made up of St Martin, super-chic St Barths, historic Antigua and lush St Kitts and Nevis. This seven-day itinerary takes you on a whirl-wind, non-stop action tour where one day you will find yourself on the top of Shirley Heights overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua and the next aimlessly meandering around the waters surrounding St Kitts and Nevis. It is the perfect mix of everything and nothing.

Day 1: Idyllic beaches and low-flying aircraft

St Martin, with its numerous superyacht marinas and international flights, is the logical place to start a charter in the Leeward Islands.

Depending on what time you arrive, subtle yourself aboard your yacht and then take a taxi over to Orient Bay, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

At the end of the day take taxi to the Sunset Beach Bar at the end of the airport runway. Princess Juliana International airport is regularly voted to have one of the most scenic runways in the world because planes skim over the beach as they land. When you’re bored of watching tourists get themselves sand-blasted, return to your yacht and see what the chef has rustled up for dinner.

PIcture courtesy of Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.com

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