From the months of May to September, its a natural instinct for superyachts to head to the sandy, sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean to sip Champagne and lap up the buzzing atmosphere of the top nightspots.
However, if overcrowded marinas and month-long restaurant waiting lists isn’t your thing, then we have just the solution – jump on a flight to Barbados instead. While it may not be the obvious choice as it is technically the Caribbean low season, it is perfect for those wishing to switch off from chaotic reality and switch on to ‘island-time’ – here's why:
1. Fewer tourists
Admittedly, you may not be able to escape the odd tropical shower that comes with it being Barbados’ rainy season, but you will be able to escape the hoards of tourists that you are guaranteed to find on the Côte d'Azur and other Med hotspots at this time of year.
With fewer tourists travelling to the West Indies you get secluded palm-lined beaches and private patches of paradise. You can also simply walk into some of the best restaurants on the island, such as Champers near Bridgetown, and enjoy the best table in the house. Want a spot that directly overlooks the crystal clear Caribbean Sea and its abundant marine life? No problem.
Superyacht vacations are the ideal choice for achieving true privacy but there are also plenty of options on land, such as luxury resort Port Ferdinand. Here you will be able to enjoy having most of its modern facilities to yourself, plus your own berth in its marina (up to 27.4 metres) for when you decide to venture back out onto the beautiful blue Barbadian waters.