Top reasons to charter a yacht this winter holiday season
As the days lengthen and the temperature starts to drop, a winter superyacht charter can be the perfect escape from reality. A superyacht charter is always a good idea, year round, but the perfect sunny weather, white sand beaches, palm trees and crystal waters of the Caribbean, Bahamas and Southeast Asia – all prime winter destinations – seem all the more appealing over the winter. Read on to discover IYC’s top reasons to make sure you book in a winter charter escape this year.
1. New discoveries
A charter is the ultimate way to escape from reality, and what better way to do this than by discovering a new destination? The Caribbean is the perfect place to do this, with thousands of islands to explore in the Bahamas and beyond. There is no need to stick to the milk run, and instead you can discover your own private paradises, from Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas to Tobago Cays Marine Park. The world is your oyster with not just the Caribbean on offer, but also Southeast Asia and the South Pacific boasting excellent cruising conditions over the winter period.
2. A dose of vitamin D
If you have the inevitable pallid complexion that comes with winter, and miss that golden tan of summer then a charter in the sunny Caribbean is the solution. Instead of battling the cold, you can spend days sunbathing on the deck of your own private superyacht and swimming in crystal seas, exploring secret coves and enjoying al fresco meals with views of the sparkling water. Forget the cold winter weather and sip on fresh fruit cocktails. Return with a healthy glow and plenty of vitamin D – allowing you to keep those nasty winter bugs at bay, and making you the envy of everyone at home.
3. Rejuvenate and refresh
Take that rest and relaxation one step further with a wellness-focused charter. Several of the IYC fleet have wellness focused spaces, with amenities including massage rooms, full equipped gyms and a range of spa treatments. Coupled with custom meals made by your personal chef using the healthiest, freshest and most detoxifying local ingredients, on board yoga classes and visits ashore to word class spa complexes, guests can enjoy a fully immersive health experience. Whether you want to reconnect with yourself, complete a post-blowout detox or simply escape the long dark days of winter, a wellness charter will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to return to reality.
4. Stress free festivities
The holiday season is the perfect time to come together with family and friends, with Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving or Hanukkah traditionally spent as times gathered together. However, the reality of entertaining large numbers of friends and family is often not quite as idyllic as Hollywood movies make it out to be. Imagine instead a holiday season without all of that stress, where champagne flows and delicious feasts are prepared for you by a personal chef – from Christmas roasts to tropical spreads. Whatever your holiday traditions, the crew can recreate them for you, down to every last detail, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the most memorable and least stressful festive holiday you have ever experienced.
5. Front row fireworks
Is there any better spot to enjoy New Year fireworks than from the deck of a superyacht? The answer is no. Enjoy unsurpassed views and unmatched hospitality from your crew as you see in the new year, before heading to shore to spend the rest of the night dancing at one of the many exclusive New Year festivities. The hard part is choosing which New Year fireworks display to enjoy, with choices ranging from the beachy West Maldives “island takeover” on Gaathafushi, to the iconic St Barts celebrations, or urban Sydney’s world famous Harbour Bridge display.
Whatever your motivation for a winter charter, speak to IYC’s dedicated charter team about creating the perfect experience. IYC’s expert team delivers on the ground knowledge and years of experience, making sure that a vacation to remember is guaranteed.
For more information on IYC’s range of services please contact the IYC office most convenient to you. IYC has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Newport, Nantucket, Great Lakes, London, Monaco, Greece, Russia, Croatia, Montenegro and Scandinavia. To contact an IYC office click here.