Top 10 secret spots to visit by yacht in the Caribbean
With over 7000 islands in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean, travelling by yacht is often the best way to access some of the region’s most secret and desirable spots. From deserted beaches to idyllic dive spots and unforgettable restaurants, IYC’s top 10 secrets spots of the Caribbean are just a small taster of all the delights that await superyacht charter guests.
1. Sandy Island, Anguilla
Set in the stunning blue water of Anguilla, Sandy Island is far enough from the mainland to give a true feeling of escape. Spend the day relaxing on the white sands of the beach, indulging in fresh lobster from the seaside grill, before cozying up to sip rum punch around the torch-lit bar.
2. Tobago Marine Park
Tobago Cays Marine Park is a must-see for nature enthusiasts. Snorkel through stunning coral gardens, then visit the Baradal Turtle Sanctuary to see free foraging turtles. Finish the day with a private picnic on the isolated Petite Tabac beach – take your binoculars to spot tropical birds.
3. Petite St. Vincent, the Grenadines
As soon as you set foot on the enchanting white sands of the luxury resort of Petit St. Vincent, surrounded by lush rolling hills, your stresses will melt away. This remote beauty spot ensures you can truly immerse yourself in the luxurious surroundings, relax, and enjoy the creations conjured up by the resident gourmet chefs.
4. B-Line Bar, Little Jost van Dyke
For something a little off the beaten track from the legendary beach bars of Jost van Dyke, take a short tender ride over to the island’s little sister to find the relaxed and intimate B-Line Bar. Order a cold Passion Confusion and fish tacos, and relax to the ambient sounds of reggae.
5. The Baths, British Virgin Islands
For a surreal experience, visit the intriguing rock formations on Virgin Gourda and explore the natural labyrinth of granite boulders, tunnels and caves. Find a warm pool to relax in or climb to the top of one of the boulders for spectacular views of the drift-wood strewn beaches.
6. Harbour Island, The Bahamas
Harbour Island remains a quiet getaway frequented only by yacht enthusiasts. Spend the day snorkelling in the protected coral reef, then have your crew prepare you an evening beach picnic to watch the sun set above the pink-tinged sands which give the island a particularly magical quality.
7. Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos
The simple beauty of this 800-acre private island will charm you as you wander around the beachfront cottages and quiet nature trails. For an excellent dining experience sail around to the secluded Meridian Club where executive chef Sara Spudowski is known for her indulgent desserts.
8. Inganess Bay Wreck, British Virgin Islands
The boat-accessed wreck was sunk in 1996, creating a fantastic dive site for every level of diver. Sinking below the surface you will be greeted by the eerie form of the Inganess Bay, whose hull is now encrusted with colourful corals. Dive among the lizardfish, snapper and grunter, and listen for the creaking of the hull as the water rocks her.
9. Canouan Island, The Grenadines
Virtually undiscovered, Canouan Island hides one of the largest coral reefs in the world. White beaches welcome you and whether you stay in one of the world’s most exclusive resorts – the Pink Sands Club – or on board your yacht, you will be seduced by the beauty of the island and tastefully designed villas.
10. The Aquarium Restaurant, Tranquillity Bay
Accessible only by boat and hidden by green hills, the charming cottages of the Tranquillity Bay Resort will welcome you ashore. Enjoy a unique dining experience, looking out over the longest living coral reef and sampling some of the freshest, authentic Caribbean fare. Visit at sunset to watch the Eagle Rays glide in around your waterfront table setting.