One of the precious gems of the Lesser Antilles, St. Lucia is heaven on earth for water lovers. It is a small but alluring Windward Island sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, measuring 27 miles long and 4 miles wide. St. Lucia features a drive-in volcano, the majestic Piton mountains, fantastic hiking trails, gushing waterfalls, pristine beaches, and local street parties. As such, it can easily bring all your Caribbean yachting dreams to life — it’s called the yachter’s favorite for a reason! In fact, St. Lucia is known for its alive and vibrant yachting sector. One of the best times for a St. Lucia private yacht charter is during the winter months, owing to the northeast winds blowing during this season. The temperatures alternate
between 65°F and 95°F year-round, meaning you’ll get to enjoy the cool, steady breezes blowing through your hair without giving you shivers! Plus, navigation is straightforward and simple.
To enjoy the thrill of sailing followed by relaxed, laid-back serenity at pristine white sand beaches, sail to Pigeon Island located at the northern end of St. Lucia. Experience this 44-acre islet and its rich history by exploring its ruins, bathing at its secret beaches, visiting the Pigeon Island National Park, and walking its lovely nature trail.
The Barnacles Restaurant at this park serves the best curry crab and some ice-cold beers you can’t afford to miss! Rodney Bay, a lagoon and marina located at the South of this island, is great for yacht anchorage.
If snorkeling and diving is your thing, enjoy Anse Cochon’s picturesque beaches through fun water-based activities. The three wrecks here are fascinating to see — cute turtles and dolphins will keep you company while you explore them. Just across is Anse Chastanet, where you can shop at beachside boutiques, go fishing, or bathe in the clear waters. Plus, you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Pitons.
Speaking of the Pitons, you can only enjoy them to the fullest by actually visiting them. So, to marvel at some of Mother Nature’s most interesting creations, cruise towards the twin conical peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton (collectively called ‘The Pitons’). Nestled between these picturesque mountains is Sugar Beach, a luxurious hotel featuring a forest spa and a stunning sugary-white sand beach. The seaside gift shop here will meet all your high-fashion needs. In the nearby district of Soufriere is Sulphur Springs, the world’s only drive-in volcano and site for a (perhaps?) once-in-a-lifetime mud bath.
Cruising further with your yacht south will take you to Vieux Fort, a town known for its vast expanses of land and anchorages just off of its commercial ship dock. Vieux Fort is home to the eco-friendly Maria Islands, George Odlum National Stadium, and the Moule-a-Chique Lighthouse (the second-highest lighthouse in the world!)
St. Lucia’s historical sites, lush landscapes, diverse marine life, and numerous watersports are the highlights of a Caribbean luxury yacht charter to this historical slice of paradise, and you’re just one rental yacht away from experiencing it all!