Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Guide
A sensational island chain synonymous with luxury yachting
Enchanting archipelagos lie scattered alongside each other like precious emerald drops in the Caribbean blue along the bewitching cruising grounds of the US and British Virgin Islands (BVI). From secret coves and teeming reefs on tiny islands, where life moves at a deliciously unhurried pace, to chic restaurants in glamorous settings and that famous Caribbean vitality, let the infinite treasures of the Virgin Islands take hold.
Reasons to Visit
Strewn with world-class marinas and blessed with an invitingly pleasant year-round climate, the Virgin Islands have long been a haven for superyacht charters and discerning world travellers. Indulge in island hopping between captivating dive sites and secret paradise beaches, some only accessible by yacht, before stepping ashore to bustling cosmopolitan cities and ancient ruins in this bewitching yacht charter destination.
US Virgin Islands
Made up of main islands St Thomas, St John and St Croix and a sprinkling of idyllic islets, the US Virgin Islands offer everything you could wish for in a dream vacation. Home to the capital Charlotte Amelie, St Thomas’ vibrant nightlife, glamorous casinos and busy shopping centres buzz with a constant glow of energy. Its colourful and charismatic atmosphere offers the perfect escape amongst luxurious surroundings.
For more peaceful exploration above and below the water line, the combination of rugged landscapes, unspoilt reefs and laid-back charm of St John epitomises romance and serenity. Quiet bays and legendary pirate ruins create exciting day trips whilst docking in the evening is a practically-private paradise. The rugged terrain and natural beauty of St Croix intoxicates with a melange of beaches, world-class golf courses and charming restaurants offering decadent cuisine and ultimate exclusivity.
British Virgin Islands
In contrast to the sophisticated shores of the US Virgin Islands, the cruising grounds of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are blissfully uncluttered, where peaceful bays and gorgeous harbours form a premium superyacht charter vacation destination. Roughly split into two island chains the British Virgin Islands stretch for more than 30 miles separated by the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
On the north side, the main island of Tortola is a heady combination of European charm and Caribbean lifestyle with mountainous landscape and fabulous coastline. Drop anchor off the lively curve of glistening sand, Can Garden Bay and snorkel in the crystalline waters whilst your crew put together an al fresco lunch. The infrastructure of the BVI is perfect for yachting, with excellent facilities even for very big superyachts. Virgin Gorda is a must-see part of any charter itinerary, its sleepy villages dot the coastline, fringing the spectacular National Park and The Baths for which it is famed. Steeped in intriguing pirate lore and unspoiled landscapes, the Virgin Islands are a sight to behold.
If you are interested in a yachting vacation in the Virgin Islands view all Virgin Island Luxury Yacht Charters which are available to rent.
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