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Best Things To Do During A BVI Yacht Charter

Marina Nazario | July 6, 2021

Make The Most Of Your Holiday In The British Virgin Islands.

Travel writers are often encouraged not to use cliches in their writing such as “white sand beaches,” “crystal clear water,” “hidden gem,” or “breathtaking.” But when writing about the British Virgin Islands, it’s difficult not to use those phrases because they’re true. The BVI is a collection of 60 islands in the heart of the Caribbean. It’s one of the best yachting destinations in the world. The islands really do have white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and hidden gems that make for the perfect Caribbean escape.

Denison offers plenty of luxury yacht charters in the BVI. You can opt for a popular catamaran or a bigger motor yacht depending on the number of guests, activities, or preference. Throughout your vacation, you’ll get to experience exclusive dining, sailing, island hopping, snorkeling, and water sports that make the islands a memorable destination. Here are 6 activities to request on your next BVI yacht charter.

Water Sports At Anegada

BUNDALONG yacht charter

Anegada is nicknamed “the drowned island” for its nearly flat elevation (compared to other islands in the Caribbean). The island is similar to the Bahamas with soft white beaches (had to) and crystal clear, shallow waters (no other way to describe it). Anegada is known for being an excellent spot for water sports including kite surfing and bonefishing. While you’re there, stop by the Wonky Dog for dinner and order the lobster. You can thank us later.

Best BVI yacht charter to take you there: BUNDALONG

Lunch at Oil Nut Bay

Sail or anchor around Virgin Gorda

During your yacht charter, you may sail or anchor around Virgin Gorda. This island is home to luxury resorts, five-star dining, and the best snorkel and dive sites. Venture on land to enjoy lunch at Nova Restaurant at Oil Nut Bay where dining and reclining are a top priority. Excuse the cliche, but it is a picture-perfect restaurant and lounge. After feasting on a whole grilled lobster with garlic butter and mango salsa, take a cat nap on an overwater hammock or comfortable daybed with views of the teal sea.

Best BVI yacht charter to take you there: RESPITE AT SEA

Explore The Baths on Virgin Gorda

explore the baths on virgin Gorda

The Baths are one of the most incredible natural formations in the Caribbean. It’s a national park on the southern end of Virgin Gorda filled with massive granite boulders that create caves and walkways for people to explore. Climbing through the crevices and grottoes of The Baths is a full-day experience that you’ll be talking about for days. Take your time enjoying the Baths and the surrounding beaches. Refuel at a restaurant called Top of the Baths that boasts incredible views of the water and excellent local food.

Best BVI yacht charter to take you there: CARTOUCHE

Spa At Scrub Island

Poolside at Scrub Island

Pop into Scrub Island Resort, Spa, and Marina for a much-needed pampering session. The private island resort offers five-star services and amenities that are fit for the queen. The Ixora Spa offers massages, facials, scrubs, and wraps for individuals or couples. Relaxation mode on, worries turned off.

Best BVI yacht charter to take you there: BELLA VITA

Spend A Day At Jost Van Dyke

Soggy Dollar Bar at Jost Van Dyke

Your BVI yacht charter might travel to Jost Van Dyke where you’ll find the notorious Soggy Dollar Bar (home to the original Painkiller). Schedule time to explore this 4-mile long island where you can bar hop, paddleboard, or sunbathe on white powder sand beaches (seriously, no other way to describe it). Enjoy island time — there’s no stress allowed on Jost Van Dyke.

Best BVI yacht charter to take you there: CHE

Snorkeling At Norman Island

catamaran anchored off Norman Island

You can’t go to the BVI without snorkeling or scuba diving. Schedule time to snorkel around Norman Island, the (speculated) setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The island is known for its caves that are perfect for snorkeling. It’s a weather-dependent activity, so if the seas are calm and your guide says it’s safe, take the opportunity to explore the caves at Norman Island. You’ll see plenty of colorful fish and rays, plus orange cup coral and red sponge. Keep an eye out for pirate’s booty — legend has it there’s buried treasure on Norman Island.

Best BVI yacht charter to take you there: INTERVENTION

Expect gorgeous weather year-round in the BVI. Our British Virgin Islands charter itinerary includes amazing beaches, snorkeling spots, uninhabited cays, hiking trails, shops, and restaurants to visit by yacht. We recommend letting the captain know which activities you want to do in advance to create the best itinerary. 

Explore the BVI on a luxury yacht charter and learn why all of those travel writing cliches apply. Contact a Denison charter broker to book your next Virgin Islands vacation. They’ll work with you to make it the best yacht charter for you and your guests.

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