St Lucia has one of the most impressive landscapes in the Caribbean. From smoking volcanoes to protected bays, the island is blanketed in lush emerald rainforest, alive with hummingbirds and tree frogs. This tropical playground is a true gem, surrounded by crystal waters, ideal for spotting sea life and perfect for a luxury, sailing escape. Opt for a longer duration and sail among the scattered island of St Vincent and the Grenadines for a real taste of Caribbean culture. Sail and Stay Once you have decided on the sailing part of your holiday, it's time to think about when and where you would like to spend your stay on dry land.
The natural choice would be to choose a hotel on St Lucia for a quick and seamless connection. There are so many great luxury resorts and hotels to choose from, including; Ladera, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat or Serenity at Coconut Bay however the world is your oyster and multi centre holidays have never been so sought after so why not take advantage and choose what is right for you? The pristine beaches of Antigua, Barbados rum shops and Grenada, the island of spice, are all a short flight away, as is the Big Apple. Start with a few days shopping in downtown New York before sailing in a luxury catamaran and then hit the white sands of the Caribbean to unwind.
- Snorkel at the foot of the Pitons
- Dive with vibrant marine life
- Play in the lush St Lucian rainforest
- Visit Tobago Cay Marine Park and the Grenadines
Start your Journey
Rodney Bay to Soufriere
Once settled in your luxury catamaran, head for the saloon where you can sip arum punch prepared by your private chef whilst you watch St Lucia's west coast pass by. As you head south the iconic Pitons act as your guiding light to the first night moorings in Soufriere, here there are a multitude of options available to you; visit the nearby Diamond Falls, hike the towering Pitons or head further inland to the mature rainforest where there's no better way to see the wildlife than by gliding through the trees on a zip wire.
Bean to Bar
Head up into the mountains and visit the Fond Doux Plantation where you can learn about how the cocoa bean is processed, then put your new found skills into practice and make your own chocolate bar to take home. A unique and memorable experience, complete with edible souvenir.
Soufriere to Admiralty Bay
Continuing south, you'll next be heading to the cerulean waters of Bequia in the Grenadines. Passing along St Vincent’s west coast, there are many bays, coves and small towns you can stop at to break up your journey and stop for a spot of lunch. Sailing into Admiralty Bay, you are greeted by a bustling town with a plethora of options available; stay local and explore Front Street, head to the beach for a dip in the glistening sea or ask the skipper to get out the watersports equipment and try your hand at paddle boarding.
Admiralty Bay to Tobago Cays
Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast on board before lifting anchor and setting sail south to a marine park that comprises of five uninhabited islands scattered with coconut trees and brimming with wildlife. These protected waters are ideal for snorkelling or diving, where you will be surrounded by tropical fish and colourful reefs.Those looking for an unforgettable underwater adventure will want to see the wreck of a WW1 gunship off the coast of the largest island, Mayreau. Alternatively, head towards Baradel to see the wild iguanas that are lucky enough to call this slice of paradise home.
Ask your skipper to drop you off on this beautiful island with a picnic and bottle of bubbles in hand. This tiny island is great for a relaxed lunch break and when you’re done, the skipper will come and pick you up.
Tobago Cays to Kearton's Bay
Tracing a line north through the Caribbean Sea, you're next off to St Vincent. Sailing at your own pace, you can anchor off the coast of a passing island and enjoy lunch on the deck served by your private chef, or hoist the sails and let the winds urge you north so you have more time to spend in the secluded Kearton’s Bay. The local café and black sand beaches provide a secret hideaway with friendly service and a quiet spot to recharge.
Kearton's Bay to Marigot Bay
Today you are sailing on to St Lucia and its welcoming coastline, leaving St Vincent in your wake. Pass the twin peaks on the island's west coast you'll arrive at the calm waters of Marigot Bay. Arguably one of St Lucia's prettiest bays it is home selection of bars and restaurants ready for you to sample;if you are heading out for the evening, be sure to ask your crew to point you in the direction of the bars with the live music.
Moor up and spend a few happy hours watching eels, urchins, groupers and much more in St Lucia's top snorkelling spot.
Marigot Bay to Pigeon Island
Today’s sail takes you past the base and anchors you off Pigeon Island. Seen as a living museum, Pigeon Island has a number of disused military building for you to stumble upon. Head to the south side and take advantage of one of the two small beaches for a lazy afternoon.
Once used by the British spying on French ships sailing from neighbouring Martinique, this fort dates back to the 1700’s. Take a wander around the ruins and discover some phenomenal panoramic views.
Pigeon Island to Rodney Bay
The sail from Pigeon Island to the base is very short,so take your time this morning and leave at your own pace. Once docked in Rodney Bay's Marina take the opportunity to explore the village where you will find tax free shopping malls, a casino and an eclectic mix of eateries.
- Fully-qualified, English speaking skipper
- Yacht Damage Waiver
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