San Juan, founded in the 1520’s by Spanish settlers, is both the largest city and the capital city of Puerto Rico. A territory of the Unites States, Puerto Rico is comprised of the large main island as well as five smaller islands, including the popular islands of Vieques and Culebra. Dock in Old San Juan, the oldest part of the city. Parts of this historic port city are still surrounded by stone walls dating back to the 1500’s. Narrow cobblestone streets, small shops, and points of interest like Cathedral of San Juan Bautista make this charming city a great place to stroll. Guests sailing into or departing from San Juan will enjoy views of Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, a mid- 1700’s Spanish fortress.
Nearly every publication written about Virgin Gorda will emphasize the need to visit “The Baths” – don’t miss it! Arrive early and anchor off Spanish Town to get an early start to view the baths before all of the tourists arrive from the neighboring Islands. You may also consider excellent Scuba Diving options or an opportunity to swim with the dolphins. Later, navigate up the scenic coast and arrive in North Sound to anchor just off the Bitter End Yacht Club. Here we offer water sports, land adventures, or hiking options to the Bitter End. Depending on the voyage, you may also visit Prickly Pear Island for a signature Champagne and Caviar Splash option with an incredible setting.
Less commercial and laidback than its large neighbor St. Kitts, Nevis, at first glimpse, offers a stunning approach with dramatic views of the potentially active volcanic Nevis Peak (3,232 feet/985 meters). The main town, Charlestown, does not offer too many sightseeing or shopping opportunities, though the house where American statesman Alexander Hamilton was born is only a short walk away along the waterfront (now the Museum of Nevis History). Start your day by exploring the island, above or under water, on an optional excursion, followed by a lunch at the Four Seasons Resort, which offers incredible golf options as well as beautiful beach and dining facilities. Another option for lunch could be at Coconut Grove - make sure to ask the owner to show you his extensive wine & champagne cellar! End the day with a romantic sunset with cocktails and a snack or dinner at the charming Bananas Restaurant, which offers lovely views surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Of course, there is also Sunshine's Beach Bar & Grill, home of the famous "Killer Bee" Caribbean rum drink.
South Friar's Bay offers guests a new way to explore the island of St. Kitts. Rather than docking at the capital, the yacht will be anchored in the bay. This particular bay is one of the two bays stretching along the coast of the isthmus connecting the Southeast Peninsula, with the rest of the island of Saint Kitts. From swimming and snorkeling on the south side to body surfing on the north, Friar's Bay offers guests several options. Many locals consider the southern beach the best on the island. If you are thirsty, take advantage of one of multiple beach bars, offering various food and beverage options. The island itself offers several land adventure options including the UNESCO-awarded Brimstone Fortress, Zip Lines, off road adventures and golf at the Royal St. Kitts.
This British Overseas Territory is becoming more popular due to the incredible resort options as well as world recognized beaches and amazing golf. SeaDream offers an opportunity to tee off, swim with dolphins or join a bike tour around the island with the Captain or Club Director. Naturally, there will also be options for water sports while the ship is anchored off Sandy Ground.
Perhaps the most treasured destination in the Caribbean! This small island, belonging to the French West Indies, has so much to offer guests. Incredible shopping only steps away from the pier; glittering beaches, resorts, restaurants and activities both day and night. Take advantage of optional excursions to discover the island from sea or land. Ask one of the officers to take you on a hike or bike ride around the island. Or simply relax and watch all of the incredible yachts arriving and departing just off the sparkling shore.
The BVI’s barefoot island and home of the "Painkiller" drink. Population depends on the month – typically 250-300. This is another destination where you may be served Champagne and Caviar in the surf followed by a beach barbecue lunch. A hike is always offered to guests to visit the famous Foxy’s Bar at Great Harbor, or you can stroll a few meters down the beach to the Soggy Dollar Bar. Snorkeling equipment is provided as well as some of our water toys!
Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!