Arrive in Gustavia. Explore the chic capital of St Barts and enjoy a quick look around the boutiques and grab some lunch before you meet your yacht. Once aboard, take a short cruise to Anse Du Columbier, where you will be greeted by white sandy beaches straight from a postcard. Jump straight into the action and try out some water sports, then relax with a swim and lie on the beach, soaking in the splendour of the paradise you have arrived in.
After an evening cruise, wake up on Saba Island. A dramatic sight, Saba rises out of the sea, a rugged volcanic peak. No beaches, no boutique shopping, this stark contrast to Antigua is a mysterious island that only the adventurous come to experience. Hike to the top of the dormant Mt. Scenery, dive into the surrounding marine park, which is home to dolphins, sharks, and turtles. Or try your hand at deep-sea fishing where you may catch tuna, beautiful dorado or a wahoo – which the locals will tell you is named after the cry you will let out when you catch one of these little torpedoes!
Cruise south past the tiny island of Oranjestad, to arrive at St Kitt's. At just 100 square miles the island has just one road that follows the coast, around the mountainous interior of the island. Rent a car and follow this road, admiring the majestic green peaks that plunge into the blue waters. Stop at Fort Brimstone where you can look back and see the shadowy peak of Saba. Take time to stop and take a guide to hike through some of the trails that follow lava formations and tropical forests. The plantations and sugar factories offer glimpses of the island’s past; stop at the plantation inn for conch fritters and a view, and you will likely see some of the resident monkeys.
As an alternative, head to the anchorage off the Four Seasons Resort on Nevis, the smaller of the two islands. Enjoy a lunch prepared on board by your private chef, or take advantage of the resort amenities.
After a morning and breakfast in St Kitts, cruise back to Antigua. Choose to dive into the action in the bustling streets, boutique shops, and glittering yachts of the island, or if you crave secluded beaches, your crew will set a course for one of the 365 beaches. Snorkel, relax and enjoy the lapping waves, and in the afternoon wandering around the historic area of Nelson’s Dockyard, now the only Georgian dockyard in the world, the island’s colonial past will be felt. With endless bays and enclaves to explore you will find a beautiful private spot. For the evening, your crew will book a table at the boutique hotel of Harmony Hall, where you can enjoy top-quality Italian food with a Caribbean accent, and a view over the Atlantic. The converted sugar mill now houses an art gallery, and you can peruse the works, then take your rum cocktail to the top of the old windmill while you’re waiting for your meal.
After a breakfast of tropical local delights, head to Anguilla where you will anchor on the northern side of the island. Less developed than Antigua, much of this island is a wildlife conservation site offering unrivaled beaches and blue seas, while the resorts have a casual, low-key elegance. Walk along Rendezvous Bay – claimed to be the most beautiful beach in the world, the long sandy shore overlooks the neighbouring island of Saint Maarten. Choose to dine at one of the exquisite restaurants – such as Da’Vidas, where you can enjoy a view over Crocus Bay – or head back to your yacht to enjoy an intimate dinner prepared by your chef.
Cruise south around the western side of Saint Martin. Stop on the French side and enjoy a Caribbean breakfast of dumplings, or opt for the European style for coffee and croissants. Say goodbye to your crew and yacht at the lagoon in Simpson Bay, where you can make the most of your final few hours lying on the beach until boarding your plane at the airport just a stone’s throw away.