Chestnuts roasting on an open fire may be charming but for the ultimate holiday treat and memories to cherish long after the gifts have been opened, head to the Caribbean this holiday season. Whether you are looking to spend Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah on board a superyacht, the balmy breezes and sandy beaches offer an assortment of unforgettable experiences.
From spending precious family time in a secluded environment to fireworks blasting across breathtaking backdrops, Burgess charter experts recommend the best of the Caribbean on board the finest collection of superyachts. After all, there’s nothing wrong with breaking tradition once in a while.
Celebrate a joyous occasion
Spend a snow-free holiday surrounded by family and friends on board the 70m JOY. Her communal guest areas lend the yacht tremendous appeal for indoor-outdoor living. Bask in the Caribbean sunshine around the vast jacuzzi pool or take advantage of the wide array of watersports facilities carried on board. She even has a basketball court on her foredeck.
Of course, for many some of the best holiday memories involve food, and it's as true on board a superyacht as it is back home. JOY’s Michelin-trained chef can conjure up a veritable feast after which guests can retreat to the beach club area, which also has a large video wall for a lazy afternoon of movies. Come morning, why not retreat to the spa area and enjoy a massage or beauty treatments by the on board therapist. The indulgent luxuries of JOY are literally endless.
Indulge in the culture of Christmas
Caribbean residents are among the most devout Christians in the world and Christmas on the islands is a joyful time. Each island has a unique culture around the holiday with special food, traditions and celebrations. Check out the islands celebrations on board the recently refitted 73m TITANIA.
In synergy with the Caribbean laid-back style, TITANIA is designed for the effortless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. She has intimate spaces for guests to relax and get away from it all, as well as spacious entertaining areas. And for those who simply buzz with the energy of the holiday season, a complete water park can be deployed from her beach club, which also converts into a nightclub to continue the celebrations into the night. If this wasn’t enough, she also has one of the largest superyacht slides ever built, standing at 13m tall and running from the dizzying heights of the sun deck.
You can have it all
Alternatively the huge deck spaces on board the 82m ALFA NERO are second to none. The decadent areas feature superb dining locations for star-studded festive celebrations along with a pool floor that rises and transforms into a dance floor to continue the party into the night. Perfect for active charter guests who want to keep fit over the festive period, she has a huge gym on the top deck, with panoramic views through 180-degree windows, while on the lower deck there is a health and beauty spa – a true sanctuary of wellbeing.
Come December and the Caribbean’s average daily temperature is in the high 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or 23-26 degrees Celsius. Guests can make the most of the warm weather on board the stunning 73.5m SIREN. With acres of deck space, she is designed for outdoor living and boasts a choice of sunbathing areas. Spend the morning relaxing on the large sun deck before retreating to the main deck for a festive feast prepared by SIREN’s Michelin-trained chef. You could even take a sunset yoga class or an early evening massage.
The gift of adrenaline
The 58.2m CARPE DIEM also houses an inviting sun deck with large sun pads, an oversized jacuzzi and an al fresco bar. Moving aft, an extended swim platform provides easy access to the water, making an afternoon of watersports a tempting proposition. With a well-stocked toy box containing SeaBobs, flyboard, waverunners, jetsurf ski and waterskis – what more could you wish for?
One of the most appealing elements of a festive charter is that your itinerary is bespoke to you and incorporates all the elements that are important to you and your guests. However the facilities and equipment are obviously key to the experience and the most popular yachts are those that are equipped with every amenity one could desire.
Something for everyone
The 52m DEJA TOO is a perfect example of a yacht with an incredible array of amenities to keep the whole family entertained. Whether that's watching a movie in the evening with her new drop-down cinema screen supported by a state-of-the-art sound system, or during the day with her recently updated toy box, the choices are endless.
Favourite for family feasts
The 38m PERLE BLEUE also has a fantastic inventory of water toys, including a waterslide, and a sumptuous sun deck with jacuzzi and huge lounging areas. And, for the ultimate tropical festive feast, she boasts a Teppanyaki grill – perfect for those looking to try something different in a tropical climate.
For information on Holiday Season offers contact your Burgess charter broker and plan your Christmas charter