12 of the best islands to visit on a superyacht
February — Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic’s sleepy Samaná Peninsula is one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. Each year, thousands of humpbacks travel to Samaná Bay, their breeding ground. Human voyeurs are nearly guaranteed a sight of the magnificent creatures from mid-January to late March, making Samaná Peninsula the perfect island to visit on a superyacht charter in February. You can also cruise to Los Haitises National Park, with its otherworldly rock formations.
Must-know: The luxe La Marina Casa de Campo on the Dominican Republic south coast offers superyacht dockage, fuelling, a chandlery and a shipyard with a 120-tonne lift.