Reimagine your winter holiday: from the snowy slopes to the sun-kissed sea

Next-level luxury and privacy assured – for the ultimate winter escape this year, book a Caribbean yacht charter

With Christmas and New Year celebrations on the horizon, winter is a time to be spent with family and the ones you love and whisking them away on a lavish holiday means guaranteed quality time.

This winter, instead of gliding through the slopes together, you could be bonding by living your best lives on an exclusive yacht charter holiday, exploring secret coves and paradisical isles, going on snorkelling and diving adventures in magical marine parks, and encountering exotic wildlife in their natural habitats.

Here’s why you should consider swapping the slopes for the sea this winter and the incredible yachts with out-of-this-world amenities to make your charter a dream come true.

Paradise found

The non-stop sunshine of the Caribbean allows for more outdoor time, whether you and your guests want to frolic in the sea, go trekking amid lush jungle, do yoga on the fore deck, or simply decompress by the pool beneath a canopy of blue skies.

Available this winter in the Caribbean and the Bahamas ARROW yacht’s sensational sun deck is an idyllic sunbathing spot, while VENTUM MARIS, which can be chartered in the Caribbean, comes with both a Jacuzzi and a counter-current pool on her sun deck, plus a trio of tenders for shore excursions.

For barefoot luxury in the Bahamas, GRACE yacht has lots of outdoor spaces to choose from, though the obvious one is her chic sun deck where you can sip a cocktail at the situp bar or flop onto one of the daybads or sunpads that fan the Jacuzzi.

Available from Thanksgiving onwards in the BVIs, Leeward & Windward Islands and Grenadines, PARILLION’s standout sun deck, with optional shade via an adjustable hardtop and pool with waterfall, was made for sunshine charters.

The bluewater cruiser TWIZZLE is available for sailing charters in the Caribbean, and offers plenty of on-deck space for outdoor relaxation, courtesy of her aft and main cockpits.

Likewise, CROSSBOW’s generous sunbathing area is the perfect place for sun-filled lounging between sea swims.

A taste of the Caribbean

The Caribbean is known for its fresh seafood, grilled meats, ripe fruit, spicy seasoning, and fragrant curries, which draw upon local ingredients and a fusion of influences.

On a culinary Caribbean charter, your private chef will deliver the best of these dishes to you every mealtime. On a LADY BRITT yacht charter, your Michelin-starred chef will not only whip you up delicious meals but afterwards you can dip into the yacht’s legendary 52-flavour ice cream fridge for dessert.

James Brown, the exemplary chef aboard SILVER FOX is similarly well-versed with turning seasonal ingredients into extraordinary dishes and where better to enjoy then than on the upper deck terrace under Caribbean skies?

Get off the beaten track

Yacht charters offer a level of freedom that other holidays can’t compete with. From mooring on your own treasure island to quiet anchorages cocooned in nature, allow your superyacht captain to tailor an itinerary that will transport you to an undiscovered world.

A charter aboard LADY VICTORY in the Bahamas offers a serene base where you can spend peaceful days at sea beneath the shade of a parasol.

Meanwhile, if the sense of privacy appeals, then RESILIENCE yacht available in the BVIs, Leeward & Winward islands and Grenadines from 15 December, has both a main-deck Master suite with fold-down balconies and an upper-deck VIP with private terrace to choose from.

Two luxury charter yachts for winter yacht vacation

Skip the skiing, dive straight into watersports

While skiing is exhilarating, on the water there are far more adventures to be had, from diving and snorkelling, to kayaking, paddleboarding, water-skiing, and much more.

AMIGOS yacht, available for charter in the Caribbean and the Bahamas this winter, comes with a full dive set-up, a qualified dive instructor and lots of other water toys besides.

ASAHI, offered for charter in the BVIs, Leeward & Winward islands, and Grenadines from 12 January to 14 March 2024 has three Fliteboards, a pair of Seabobs, a SAB Foil board, Kitesurf equipment, inflatables and more in its toy box, plus a 2m-wide hydraulic swim platform for easy water access.

MOON SAND’s large swim platform is great for trying out some of the many water toys, while a useful feature for families is the aft-deck pool that can be raised and lowered as required for charter guests in the Caribbean and the Bahamas this winter.

In terms of sailing yachts well suited to active charters, SHAMANNA comes with a Williams Sportjet 460 tender for those who want to try waterskiing and wakeboarding, while her 38ft chase tender is also brilliant for those with a desire to access even the shallowest of anchorages and coastal inlets.

Two luxury charter yachts for winter yacht vacation

Unforgettable wildlife expeditions

Winter charters in the Caribbean provide perfect opportunities to spot wildlife, from whales and dolphins to turtles and stingrays and tropical birds.

SAVANNAH yacht available in the Leeward and Windward Islands is the first hybrid Feadship, making her ideal for wildlife spotting, as her quiet electric-diesel performance allows for more stealth, while her underwater lounge means guests can see what lies beneath the water’s surface.

Your ticket to the hottest social events this winter

The Caribbean knows how to celebrate and from colourful carnivals to huge cookouts and the famous Junkanoo in the Bahamas, there is nowhere better to host an after party than on your very own exclusive yacht.

AHPO yacht, available from mid-December onwards in the Caribbean, is a magnificent yacht for parties, with accommodation for 16, an infinity pool on the sky deck, and a vast main deck salon with balconies ensuring you never lose the connection to your Caribbean setting.

Meanwhile TREEHOUSE yacht, available in the Caribbean and the Bahamas this year, has a large sun deck perfect for celebrations, which even includes a full nightclub setup.

This year, upgrade your usual winter ski holiday for a winter on-the-water holiday in the Caribbean.

With first-rate service, the utmost discretion, unparalleled amenities, and an endless choice of heavenly islands to discover, Caribbean charters are the last word in luxury holidays.

Get in touch to find out more.


25 September 2023

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