These Caribbean islands are some of the more sunnier climes presided over by Queen Elisabeth II, but besides it’s royal beauty, there is nothing particularly British about this tropical archipelago. To help give you your bearings - this bevy of islands are located 1,200 miles southeast of Miami and 70 miles east of Puerto Rico. The perfect spot to unwind as your ‘to do’ list dissolves into: relax, kick back and enjoy the Caribbean tide.
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The capital island of the BVI is the perfect balance of buzz and slow pace of the West Indies. It is here that you will take your first step into paradise and soon after have your first taste of BVI white-sugary beaches.
This charming “L” shaped secluded island is the largest privately owned in the BVI and home to the luxurious A-frame villas of Peter Island Resort. Take a leisurely stroll around the island’s inspiring scenery or push the whole damn boat out and indulge yourself at the luxury spa.
The BVI’s petite, bonsai sized island makes up in personality what it lacks in size. The charismatic island legend, Foxy, opened his own tiki bar in the same name. Foxy has earned a reputation among the top party destinations in the world. As for the man himself, he too has earned his own fame from bursting into calypso songs for guest entertainment.
On the way we will head to Sandy Spit on the east end of Jost Van Dyke for a fresh morning swim in the sea. Spend the day sailing towards Marina Cay, a minute little island, making it easy to suss out its famous Caribbean rum - all in the name of true sailing. Before the rum, feast your goggled eyes on the kaleidoscopic coral that surrounds Marina Cay.
After a few hours of sailing, Anegada appears as a mirage on the water. The New York Times announced it as one of the best beaches in the whole of the Caribbean - yes, that’s where we’re headed. It’s a pity The New York Times has not yet graced The Yacht Week with their presence, because with a lobster BBQ, fresh Carib beers and live calypso music, it might just be the best beach in the world. But we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Asking Morgan Freeman to put sunscreen on your back would probably never happen, but seeing him on the beach is quite probable. If you didn’t quite get the memo, Virgin Gorda is home to some big movie stars whose neighbors are billionaires living on their own surrounding islands, with the likes of Necker Island owned by none other than Richard Branson.
The tropical hunk of land that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write ‘Treasure Island’. A coastline adorned with caves tucked behind rocky outcrops and natural pools which teem with an aquarium of coral fish. For evening time tomfoolery, head to the island’s floating bar on a 30 meter schooner known as Willy T’s.
The exact routes are set a few weeks before the event starts. As soon as the routes are set, you will be able to view it on your booking.
All yachts in the BVI will depart from Hodges Creek Marina. It is located just outside Road Town.
We recommend to get to the marina at 3pm. Then you will have time to register with us, do the check-in with the yachting company and the food shopping before you get your yacht. The yachts will stay in the marina on the first night and set sail on Sunday morning. You will get back to the marina on Saturday morning and have to check out and leave the yacht by 11am, so don't book any flights until Saturday evening. Note that some events may start and end on a different day (like New Year and w.1), so please check the details of your trip carefully.