Caribbean Island Idylls
8 Days, from Antigua to St Martin
Spanning some 120 miles, the Leewards are ideal for island hopping from deserted cays to fashionable harbours. Cruise through brilliant blue waters lapping white sands and experience a little of that laid back Caribbean charm.
Day 1 Antigua
Discover Antigua’s expansive coastline with its numerous white sandy beaches, secluded coves and picturesque harbours.Antigua is steeped in maritime history and renowned for being a place for fun, socialising and complete relaxation on its miles of sandy beaches.
Day 2 Antigua – Barbuda
For barefoot relaxation, the low-lying coral island of Barbuda is best known for its miles of pink coral beaches.Explore the island’s heavily wooded interior abounding with wildlife.
Day 3 Barbuda – Nevis
Cruise to the exclusive island of Nevis.Distinctly old world in its charm, the island is dotted with plantation houses, sugar-cane hillsides and palm-shaded ribbons of sandy coastline. Dine by candlelight at the converted sugar mill, aptly named The Mill.
Day 4 Nevis – St Kitts
Cruise across The Narrows to St Kitts.For diving enthusiasts, the Sandy Point Reef National Marine Park has challenging diving through its 30m-long canyons.
Day 5 St Kitts – Saba
Spend a morning sinking your feet into the white sands of St Eustatius before cruising on to the perfect hideaway island of Saba.Girdled by a sheer wall of rock, the island has ideal hiking conditions.
Day 6 Saba – St Barths
For French Riviera-style living, St Barths has no equal -– think Gallic style with a Caribbean twist.St Barths is known for having the best chefs in the Caribbean and the island has a number of restaurants serving up gastronomic feasts.
Day 7 St Barths – Anguilla
Anchor off Anguilla’s Maundays Bay.A long curve of flawless white sand, the waters are calm and perfect for snorkelling. Savour sophisticated cuisine with a Caribbean flair at Blanchard’s in Meads Bay.
Day 8 Anguilla – St Martin
For a hit of Dutch and French culture, the dual nationality of St Martin (St Maarten) is where you will disembark.The island has exuberant night-spots, duty-free shops and casinos promising an upbeat, cosmopolitan experience as you gently acclimatise back to 21st century life.