British Virgin Islands.
Steady trade winds, blissfuly calm currents and secluded bays; the BVI are undoubtedly one of the world’s best sailings hotspots. Complimented by year-round warm weather, white sandy beaches and colourful culture, this archipelago in the Caribbean makes for the perfect location for a yachting holiday.
A luxury yachting holiday can be tailor-made to the desires and tastes of each client, with whom we work closely, alongside also the captain, in pursuit of planning and enabling the perfect trip.
This is a sample 7-day itinerary around the BVI, which demonstrates how much variety can be had out of a trip to this beautiful part of the world.
DAY 1: Tortola – Norman Island
Your first day onboard will entail heading south towards Norman Island, also known to locals as ‘treasure island’. You can stop at the entrance to explore the caves by snorkel. With much of the water here being shallow, the crystal clarity will enable you to admire the marine life below. Norman Island also has exciting bars and restaurants to offer for your first evening of charter.
DAY 2: Jost Van Dyke, via Frenchman’s Cay
Next you will head towards the lively Jost Van Dyke, stopping at Frenchman’s Cay for some lunch on route. Described as a culinary delight, dining at Frenchman’s Cay will offer you a wealth of local cuisines or perhaps just a drink if you prefer to dine onboard. Continuing on, you will arrive at Jost Van Dyke where exciting bars and restaurants await. The ‘painkiller’ is this islands’ speciality cocktail, made famous by the Soggy Dollar Bar located on White Bay, where you will also find various other bars and places to dine.
DAY 3: Beef Island and Spanish Town
Connected to Tortola by the Queen Elizabeth Bridge is Beef Island. A popular spot on the Island for you to visit is Trellis Bay; a small town with a beach, coffee shop, restaurant, market and a marvellous shop, brimming with local craft. You can then head to Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda for the evening, leaving you perfectly positioned to get to The Baths in the morning.
Day 4: The Baths and Anegada
The stunning centrepiece of Virgin Gorda’s coastline, The Baths, can be found not far from Spanish Town and makes for a stunning visit. Described as a geological wonder, granite boulders form sheltered sea pools laying alongside sandy beaches and hidden rock pools, perfect for a day of exploring. The Baths are one of the most popular locations within the BVIs for yachtsmen, and visitors love to walk through the boulder-lined bath before swimming back through the warm waters. After a morning of snorkelling and swimming, you can head to Anegada for the evening. This flat island is home to nothing higher than a palm tree, and flamingo flocks can be seen flying between here and your next destination, Necker Island.
Day 5: Necker Island and Marina Cay
Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island is a stunning unspoilt haven, surrounded by turquoise islands, coral reefs and white beaches. Water sports and nature await for your morning on this luxury island. Next you can head to picture-perfect Marina Cay for a tasty meal featuring American, Local and West Indian cuisine.
DAY 6: Ginger Island, Cooper Island and Salt Island
Island hopping at its finest can be enjoyed thanks to Ginger, Cooper and Salt Islands lying in such close proximity to one another. Ginger Island is one the last remaining uninhabited Islands within the BVIs so some peace can be sought here after a busy few days. The famous Wreck of the Rhone can be found on Salt Island; the under-water remains of the Rhone which sank in October 1867 after crashing into Salt Island during a hurricane. Today, this marks one of the most popular scuba diving spots within the BVIs where you can explore by actually entering the wreck, as well as spectacular nearby reefs. Sparkling waters will then invite you to swim and explore Cooper Island’s nature with the chance to spot sea turtles as well as tropical reef fish and queen angelfish. The perfect dinner location lays upon the beach front in the form of a fantastic restaurant with a host of culinary delights, particularly the seafood and fish dishes.
Day 7: Peter Island
With 1,800 acres of land to explore and five miles of secluded beach, Peter Island offers a peaceful stop over. Amongst the many breathtaking beaches, Deadman’s Bay is renowned for being blissfully romantic as the view from its swinging hammocks features paradise waters, beaming sunlight and clear blue skies. Whats more, the famous floating bar and restaurant Willy T has found its new home at Peter Island, so a peaceful afternoon can be transformed into a lively evening!
Day 8: Depart at Nanny Cay Marina
You will depart at midday after a luxurious trip, feeling relaxed and full of stories and memories to take home with you.