With more than 36 islands and cays, the Caribbean islands offer
beautiful white sandy beaches, excellent restaurants, nightlife
and numerous water activities. Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving,
windsurfing, kayaking, daysails, powerboating, sailing, fishing
and swimming in the spectacular waters of the Caribbean.
Visit any of the Caribbean's charming principal islands to unwind
and absorb the tranquil pleasures of sunshine and spectacular
seas. From the scenic settings and tropical breezes to the local
markets with fresh produce and handmade crafts, visitors will
experience a friendly and diversified community.
One of the favorite Caribbean sailing vacation and boating charters
is the British Virgin Islands. Fair winds
and temperatures make the BVI’s a perfect year round destination
for your luxurious vacation. There are many islands within a short
sail to explore each day.
In Tortola, the main island of the BVI’s, you can shop the
home-style stores at Road Town's Main Street and Soper's Hole
Marina, West End for bargains in perfume, jewelry and wine. You
will also find one-of-a-kind antiques, silk-screened fabrics and
watercolors by On Virgin
Gorda, the main shopping is located at Virgin Gorda Yacht
Harbour, in The Valley and in North Sound at various resorts.
Virgin Gorda, known for its yacht clubs and quiet cove houses,
is an intriguing grouping of huge granite rocks framing grottos
filled with sea water. Swimmers and snorkelers refresh themselves
in the cool waters of hidden pools and secret passages.
Anegada is a paradise for
divers. Past ship wrecks on the hazardous coral reefs encircling
the islet have enhanced the reefs with colorful formations of
exotic undersea plants and animal life. For a remote, rustic retreat
and first-rate hiking trails, visit Jost Van Dyke. Be sure to
stop at the small beach cafes along Main Street's sandy strip
of beach and discover the local treats and their famous freshly
baked banana bread and coconut muffins.
Other great Caribbean Island destinations are St.
Lucia, St. Barts, St. Martin, US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
Aruba and a host of other delightfully friendly and beautiful
locations to anchor and enjoy the local culture. Most are English
speaking, and love boaters.
Each caribeban vacation destination is sure to tempt travelers
with every sort of regional and international cuisine. Look for
the Caribbean-style restaurants, former forts and sugar mills
for pleasing menus featuring West Indian specialties of fresh
lobster, conch, turtle, spicy goat, and curries of every description.