Aptly coined ‘Galentines’, the day before Valentine’s is fast becoming bookmarked as the start of an ideal, must-have girls’ trip. And while Covid remains part of our daily lives, a superyacht charter is the safest way to celebrate friendships in style.
Blow away those February blues with a sunrise yoga session on the aft deck. Stay hydrated with a detox smoothie crafted by the yacht’s Michelin chef, then reward your efforts with an onboard massage to rejuvenate the senses. Bond together while learning to paddle board, and let your laughter ring out across secluded bays. From inshore exploration to lazy beach days, there is no finer way to make memories and firm up friendships than with a fun-filled weekend getaway on the water.
With just a few days to pack so much in, heading for sunnier climes is non-negotiable. The balmy isles of The Bahamas are perfect this time of year; the sun’s rays shine all day long – minus the extreme heat and humidity of summer – while the warm, shallow waters provide a natural playground. Stretch out on the pink-sand beaches of Palm Cay Marina. Dive vertical coral walls at Highbourne Cay, then head for a relaxing soak in Rachel’s Bubble Bath, a natural Jacuzzi on Compass Cay.
Those keen to venture a little further will find island-hopping around the Caribbean hard to beat, with water temperatures averaging a lush 28°C. Antigua kicks off sailing regatta season in February at Jolly Harbour. Alternatively, take in a gallery visit with a difference at the Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park on the spice isle of Grenada. For a definitive Galentines of a lifetime, whale watching in the Turks & Caicos is where it’s at.