The Caribbean is the perfect destination for a sailing holiday thanks to its laidback atmosphere, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife.
There are several locations in the region ideal for exploring by boat – and each of these provides a slightly different experience, so you should be able to identify the best spot for you and your party.
Book Caribbean sailing holidays with The Moorings and you could find yourself setting sail for the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Belize, St Lucia or another one of the unforgettable destinations that can be found in this part of the world.
What are the different Caribbean sailing holiday destinations?
The Caribbean is a region of a considerable size – there are hundreds of islands to explore, but you'll find that some are more suited to yachting breaks than others.
Many people opt to go sailing in the British Virgin Islands precisely because it is so perfect for travelling around by boat.
This group of more than 60 islands is famous for being something of a haven for sailors due to its unspoilt scenery, protected and calm waters, and attractive coastal towns ideal for onshore excursions.
The capital and the largest island in the set, Tortola, has several features that draw many charter boats, such as the restaurants and bars of Cane Garden Bay and some beautiful isolated beaches and coves on the north shore.
Elsewhere in the Caribbean, sailing holidays in the Bahamas are also popular among those chartering a vessel.
Made up of around 700 islands sprawling across an area of ocean measuring almost 100,000 square miles, exploring the Bahamas in its entirety on a normal holiday is pretty much impossible unless you have several months to spare!
There are, however, a few islands that are a definite must-see however long you stay in the area. The remote cays and stunning coral reefs of the Abacos make them the ideal destination for a sailing break, whether you're steering a cruising yacht or a high-speed powerboat.
Other Caribbean hotspots that should be considered include St Lucia, one of the Windward Islands and a haven for nature lovers and water sports fans. Spend your onshore excursions here relaxing on its stunning beaches before you head under the water on a diving or snorkelling trip.
Mingle with the locals at the colourful markets and take in some unique art and historical artefacts at the various galleries and museums on the island to add some culture to your sojourn here.
For a taste of France, head to the island of St Martin to enjoy its top-class cuisine, golden beaches and historic sights, or sail to Belize to view its huge barrier reef – which is the world's second biggest.
One final destination to consider on Caribbean sailing holidays is Canouan and the Grenadines, where you'll find unspoilt islands and some excellent diving and snorkelling sites.
Book your Caribbean yachting holiday with The Moorings
With so much to see and do in the Caribbean, you might need some expert help when it comes to deciding on a destination for your sailing holiday.
That's where The Moorings can step in – we have more than 40 years of experience in putting together the perfect yachting itinerary for our customers and can arrange flights, tours and accommodation for you if you wish, as well as provide extras such as an onboard chef or skipper, full food provisions, equipment hire, insurance and much more.
All of our offerings are protected under the ATOL and ABTA schemes, so you can rest assured that your money will be in good hands. We are also part of the TUI Travel group, which is one of the world's largest holiday firms.
Call us on 0844 463 6386 or visit our website to find out more about our Caribbean sailing holidays or to make a booking.