Day 1 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
One island, two countries. One side French, the other side Dutch. Does that make it twice as nice? We think so! Put your money on red in a world-class casino, or on black — the little black dress that you discovered in a chic boutique. Sail the America’s Cup, and celebrate your victory with a bottle of champagne at an "au naturel" beach. Sint Maarten / St. Martin, in any language, is your kind of paradise!
Day 2-6 Sailing the Caribbeam
- 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Take a romantic stroll on your own private slice of brilliant white sand. Hunt for seashells, feel the breeze, and gaze at incredible horizons. Indulge in the delightfully delicious cuisine offered at casually sophisticated island restaurants. Late nights will find you enjoying the local music scene, as the rhythm of reggae and string quartets fill the night air. It’s everything you’ve heard, and more! Anguilla will be your paradise found.
Pinkies up! You can trace Antigua’s English roots to Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy, who took shelter in the picturesque harbors over 200 years ago. Today, Antigua is more than high tea and crumpets. From helicopter rides to romantic horseback riding, and a different beach for every day of the year, Antigua has it all.
Shaped like a butterfly, Guadeloupe’s wings flutter into your adventure-loving heart. Beach lovers head east to Grand-Terre for miles of white sand and aqua shores. Hikers, history buffs and those looking to shop may prefer the west wing of Basse-Terre, with its winding trails, lush plant life, and tempting boutiques. Snorkelers and Scuba Divers should check out tiny Pigeon Island, home to Jacque Cousteau’s underwater reserve.
When the volcano erupted in 1997, the locals had already abandoned their homes and businesses in the capital of Plymouth. Nearly two thirds of the island is located in the Exclusion Zone. Tours are offered weather permitting and when the still-active volcano is dormant. To the North, Montserrat’s beaches are a lovely shade of pearl grey that shimmers in the sunlight. Sportfishing, kayaking and snorkeling are popular activities.
Halos of white puffy clouds floating high atop Nevis Peak remind us that we’re close to heaven on earth. Gingerbread-trimmed cottages and old plantations dot the countryside. Take a hike, play golf, or spend a decadent day doing nothing but sifting sand through your toes on a perfect beach. And don’t miss the Killer Bees at Sunshine’s!
Millionaires, rock stars and sailors like you eat cheeseburgers in paradise at Le Select, the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet’s song. Marvelous beaches, gastronomical delights, and bistros made for people watching and sipping fine French wines…it’s an ooh-la-la kind of day, St. Bart’s style!