SPEND THE HOLIDAY SEASON SOAKING UP THE SUN
As the days shorten and temperatures cool, a holiday season charter is a perfect antidote to any winter blues. Explore beautiful destinations in complete luxury, from the shores of the Bahamas in the Caribbean to the exotic waters of Thailand in Southeast Asia, the world is your oyster.
The Caribbean & Bahamas
The gorgeous islands that make up the Caribbean are always popular during the winter months. Relax and enjoy the best of this region’s warm hospitality and alluring cruising grounds.
Enjoy the beautiful sunshine
Soak up Vitamin D with some Caribbean sunshine. If you’re traveling from the Northern hemisphere, you can leave the cold, grey weather behind and embrace sunnier climes. The white sandy beaches are waiting for you, as you grab your sun hat and enjoy a cocktail at one of the local beachside bars. When it comes to island hopping, the US Virgin Islands are an inspired choice for a winter vacation; sail between the main islands of St Thomas, St John, and St Croix, dropping anchor at isolated bays to spend the day fishing and relaxing.
Swim in the warm waters
With temperatures averaging 25 celsius (73 – 83 Fahrenheit) throughout the winter months, the warm weather and temperate waters are optimal for trying out thrilling water equipment. Many luxury charter yachts are filled to the brim with exciting inflatable toys, paddleboards, jet skis, windsurfs, and more! Try out a new hobby under the watchful eye of your experienced crew, as you spend your days paddling in the clear, blue waters that flow through this beautiful part of the world.
Just a short trip from the US
Just a short flight away from the mainland United States, a trip to the Caribbean takes just a few hours from Boston or New York, and under an hour from Miami. When you touch down at your Caribbean island of choice, your luxury holiday begins as your yacht crew meets you at the airport. Traveling by private jet is also an excellent way to arrive, as many islands have private airstrips for a truly exclusive experience.
Savor an unforgettable atmosphere
Experience a Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s Eve to remember, as the six-star service you receive on board your charter yacht will include themed nights, delicious food, and evening entertainment. Yachting hotspot St Barts is renowned for its colorful New Year’s Eve celebrations; immerse yourself in the jovial atmosphere ashore before taking a tender back to your yacht at midnight to experience the spectacular fireworks light up the harbor.
The warm waters and colorful marine life throughout the Caribbean attract divers and snorkeling enthusiasts throughout the year. The Bahamas, in particular, are a stunning option for those wishing to enjoy diving wrecks (there are over 40 of them dotted among the islands) and swimming with sharks. The shallow waters of this region also make it the perfect place for beginners to test out their skills.
There are so many adventures to be had when you charter a luxury yacht in Southeast Asia. Cruise in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, or Indonesia, and you will relax on pristine beaches, sail clear waters, and encounter colorful communities. As luck would have it, winter is the best time to visit this region, as the weather is less humid and you will avoid the rainy seasons.
Enjoy remarkable landscapes and untouched scenery
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you cruise the untouched coastline of the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar, which has over 800 islands to explore and almost all of them are uninhabited. Drop anchor and spend the day diving in these untouched waters, or find your own private beach to sunbathe and have a barbecue. Another breathtaking destination is the Raja Ampat National Park in Indonesia, which is as remote as it is stunning. Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, its waters are a haven for divers.
Spend unparalleled quality time with family and friends
In our busy lives, it can be hard to find an occasion to spend quality time with your loved ones. A charter yacht is your own private oasis where you can remove yourself from the daily routines of the modern world and connect with those closest to you. Make everlasting memories with your friends and family, as you experience the magical spectacle of Southeast Asia together.
Relish the rich local culture
The culture in this region is varied and unlike any in the world, with each country’s own history waiting to be explored. If you’re looking for a thriving gourmet food scene, Phuket boasts several sensational restaurants to enjoy and is a wonderful place to spend a few days prior to your blissful cruise through the region’s deserted islands. Thai culture is also heavily influenced by Buddhism, with many temples and museums throughout the country that are worth visiting.
For more information on booking a holiday season charter, contact the IYC charter team today.