Chartering a yacht in the Leeward Islands – The small northern Antilles, an archipelago of islands gems:
In the Leeward Islands you can experience a Caribbean Yacht Charter in its full diversity. The north of Martinique has a special charm that the more conventional cruises in the south simply can’t match. Large distances between the islands, and the fact that many bays are hard to reach, makes the area more suitable for advanced sailors. Sailors will also enjoy the islands from St. Martin to Antigua, in the northern Leewards with shorter hops, but scenically very different. There are also wonderfully contrasting colours, styles, vegetation, architecture and lifestyles.
Idyllic beaches and untouched nature can be found if you the start in Guadeloupe, and head towards Îles des Saintes and Dominica. Or you can sail amongst others to Antigua, St. Barths, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis. The flat island of Anguilla in the north has endless sandy beaches and – in stark contrast – a rugged volcanic island rising out of the sea. St. Martin: The northern part of the small island is French speaking, while the southern part is Dutch. Most islands belong politically to France, the UK or the Netherlands; a few of them are independent. The area is really only recommended for experienced sailors. The main centres for a sailing cruise are Guadeloupe, Antigua and St. Martin which all offer large yacht sailing fleets and a wide selection of catamarans.