St. Martin is the perfect place to begin your Caribbean adventure, with its ideal proximity to neighbouring islands, you are able to circumnavigate the neighbouring islands of Saint Barthelemy (St. Bart’s), Anguilla, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
• 0 nautical miles
• Arrive via the international airport and meet your yacht at Simpson Bay, where several megayacht marinas offer a glimpse at some of the world’s largest charter yachts. Spend a day at the beach or in the shops ashore.
Or go over to Marigot, capital of the French side, for a little shopping at the Creole market! The waterfront is attractive, the shops and boutiques plentiful, and the selection of restaurants varied and known for quality French cuisine.
• 12 nautical miles
• A little more than an hour aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots
• About two hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots
• Cruise into Grand Case on the island’s French side. Grand Case, a long sweeping beach-fronted bay with the town built along the beach. Grand Case is well known as being the gastronomic centre of St Martin.
Shop in the charming boutiques and enjoy a beachside drink there, or in nearby Marigot, before returning to your yacht via tender for a private dinner at anchor.
• 4 nautical miles
• Less than a half-hour aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots
• Less than an hour aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots
• Anchor in the bay at Gustavia Harbour and go ashore by tender to one of the Caribbean’s most chic island towns. Shop in the French boutiques and jewelry stores, enjoy a glass of fine wine, and mingle with yachties from around the world.
It is no wonder that the powdery white beaches of St Barthelemy (often spelled St Barth's, St Barts or St Barth) continue to attract the rich and famous yearly as they congregate for their Winter Caribbean holidays.
This small, free-spirited island is more rugged and less lush than some of the other Caribbean islands, but it has culture, shopping, and all the amenities that cater to the jet set. Expect to find secluded beaches, fine restaurants and fashionable shopping hotspots on this mountainous island. St Barth's - officially the Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy - is an overseas territory of France.
• 44 nautical miles
• About four and a half hours aboard a yacht that cruises at 10 knots
• A little more than 7 hours aboard a sailing yacht that cruises at 6 knots
• Return to Sint Maarten after a day of sailing and enjoying the warm breezes. Enjoy an early-evening swim before dinner at anchor for your last night at sea.