This winter spend carefree days drifting from Caribbean idyll to deserted bay, to a soundtrack of waves lapping the shore and Caribbean reggae beats. Burgess charter experts recommend the must-do experiences when cruising in the Caribbean.
From the sea to your plate
There is no better feeling than seeing fish arrive freshly caught in the fisherman’s boat and then choosing the ones you want to eat that evening. It could only be better if you had caught the fish yourself – something that can also of course easily be arranged on board a charter yacht. Experience the ultimate freshness of daily seafood dishes, hand-picked and delicately prepared in the gastronomic fairy tale of a superyacht galley by your very own chef.
Swimming in azure waters and relaxing on the sun deck or your very own private beach club is a Caribbean experience only to be had on board a superyacht. Take the experience up a level as you enjoy fresh fruits, cocktails or even Champagne, perhaps even with your toes in the sand as your crew prepare a private beach barbecue. Many of the beaches in the Caribbean are only accessible by boat allowing for your very own deserted idyll.
Signature cocktails, all the classics and all your favourite fruit – just ask your stewardess to prepare a cocktail list for you. Enjoy them by the water, on the sun deck or as an aperitif before an al fresco feast. Your crew can even set up a beach barbecue enjoyed with your feet in the sand, cocktail in hand.
Free spirited nights
The Caribbean pulses to a different beat at night. As soon as the sun sets enjoy the spontaneous revelry. Gather on the aft deck for evening cocktails or tuck into a superb late-night dinner with family and friends; this is where the most exhilarating nights get under way. Ask your crew to find out which are the best parties on the island or simply head to the most popular beach bars and shacks and make your own party.
Shop up a storm
Indulge in some shopping-therapy and pamper yourself and loved ones with a shopping spree on some of the more cosmopolitan Caribbean islands. Discover local and international lifestyle brands including clothing, swimwear, ceramics, beauty products and jewellery as you cruise from idyllic bay to idyllic bay.
The gastronomic scene on board a superyacht may be many things, but above all it is about freshness and taste; palate-pleasing, life-affirming cuisine as unique as the yacht itself. Locally inspired fresh and innovative dishes and everything the world has to offer, all prepared by your very own private chef.
Restore your wellbeing
If there’s anywhere you can find true relaxation it’s on board a superyacht. Feel your tension slip away with a massage on deck, an afternoon nap on your lounger or boost your sense of well-being with a Reiki, Ayurveda, detox and rejuvenation session ashore – the Caribbean is home to some of the world’s leading spas. It’s a rare chance to lose track of time and be completely spontaneous. The beauty of a superyacht is the freedom to do what you like when you like and at a pace that suits you.
Never grow up
On board a superyacht you can let your children’s imaginations run wild - and why not join in yourself - play, laugh and break a few rules? Let your crew organise fancy-dress parties, mermaid and pirate days, treasure island escapades for all the family – the choices are endless with an unprecedented level of sensory and exploratory activities available on board and ashore.
Refresh and awaken
You can easily combine long lazy lunches drinking copious amounts of rosé with healthy living. Keep your body moving with an active morning - try yoga at sunrise, a morning run along the beach, a cycling trip through local villages, or take to the water with a paddle board to strengthen the core. And if you just can’t bring yourself to get up early to avoid the heat then head to the air-conditioned gym anytime of the day or try a sunset gym or yoga session on the sun deck. The sky in the Caribbean is an incredible pink at dusk, creating the perfect atmosphere to stretch your way to a beautiful physique.
Whether you are looking to indulge, refresh or reboot, the Caribbean offers endless opportunities for those exploring the islands by superyacht. Contact your Burgess charter expert for information on the Caribbean charter fleet.