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5 best Caribbean Islands For Sailing

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The Caribbean is one of the premier sailing destinations in the world due to its many beautiful islands. The attractions both natural and cultural represent the best escape for most travelers. With the serene, warm environment, consistent wind, turquoise water and stable weather, there is no reason why Caribbean Islands cannot be your preferred sailing destination. If you are thinking of visiting the Caribbean to explore its Islands, the following are 5 Islands to choose to make your experience worthwhile;

  1. The British Virgin Islands.

This Island is the ultimate sailing destination in the world and can be described as its sailing capital. If you are thinking of cruising while having fun watching stunning natural sights, then British Virgin Island is your ideal destination. This great paradise has consistent winds and sheltered waters at the Sir Francis Drake Channel that allow for an almost all year round sailing experience. There are so many things you can enjoy while sailing in these Islands. You can decide to enjoy warm bathing pools at the famous ‘Baths’- pools created by a rock formation. The proximity between the Islands also allows for island hopping in charters and bareboat. Some other interesting things to do and places to visit include; Deadman’s Bay at Peter Island, enjoying nature at Loblolly, as well as snorkeling and windsurfing.

The British Virgin Islands, Image courtesy: Pixabay


  1. St Vincent and the Grenadines.

This island offers more sailing experience than the British Virgin Islands with only 10 of its 32 islands being populated. The calm, warm waters and gentle winds make this island a sailing destination you should never miss. You can decide to enjoy nature, go yachting as well as Scuba diving while you are on your sailing vacation on this island. Some things to enjoy while on this island are the beautiful colors of the waters in Grenadines, the Tobago Cays and the Bat Cave at St Vincent.

St. Vincent, Image courtesy: _dChris (Flickr)


  1. St Kitts and Nevis.

This island offers a spectacular environment for sailing with its striking landscape that is defined by lush surroundings and sprawling coastlines. There is the St Kitts and Nevis super yacht charter to venture around the island as you enjoy the picturesque view of the island and nature. Some of the places to visit and things to do while in this Island include; visiting the Water Island, attending the Cocktail party at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club and checking in the several bars that are available on this island.

St. Kitts, Image courtesy: Pixabay


  1. Antigua and Barbuda.

These sister Islands offer one of the best sailing experiences among the islands in the Caribbean. With over 365 beaches and the anchorages and harbors, be sure to enjoy the longest sailing experience without making a stop in the same place twice. Among them is Falmouth Harbor which is among the best Mega yacht havens in the world. To make it even interesting, Antigua and Barbuda have a variety of charters to cater for all your sailing needs. These include; sailboats, luxury yachts, catamarans, crewed yachts and even bareboat. While on this island never forget to compete others in the weekly ‘after work’ race on Thursdays afternoon as well as catching the Classic Yacht- an event that involves international races.

Antigua, Image courtesy: Pixabay


  1. St Martin.

This incredible boating destination is a must visit if you want to enjoy cruising at all times of the day. You can decide to enjoy the bustling beaches of Great Bay or take a Caribbean yacht charter for a sailing experience around St Barth. If you want to enjoy the sunset cruise then taking America’s Cup Yacht to the Snoopy Island should be your best bet. Some other places to visit include; Pinel Island well known for having a meager population with two beach bars as well as Leeward Island that offers the best challenge for a great sailing experience.

St. Martin, Image courtesy: ToddonFlickr (Flickr)

If you miss sailing in these Islands while in the Caribbean then you will not have explored enough.



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