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Five Reasons Why We’ve Fallen In Love With The Caribbean

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  September 27, 2017

We’re smitten with the Caribbean and here are just a few reasons why we think you’ll love this part of the world as much as we do on your sailing getaway.

Sailing trips to the Caribbean - Make the most of the beautiful beaches

The Beaches

Long stretches of picturesque beaches in the Caribbean mean that finding the perfect spot in which to sit back, relax, and take in the views is blissfully easy. Make sure to linger by the shoreline until sundown because you’ll have a front row seat to some of the world’s most spectacular technicolour sunsets out over the ocean.

Explore the Oceans on Your Sailing Getaway

The warm, sublimely clear waters provide prime diving and snorkelling opportunities, making discovering vibrant coral reefs and the diverse tropical sea life a dream come true. The Caribbean also provides opportunities to swim with some of the ocean’s most gentle and placid creatures, including turtles and stingrays, which are truly beautiful experiences you’ll never forget.

The History

Contrasting sharply with the islands’ beautiful natural features are the man-made remnants of a long stretch of colonialism. The Caribbean has a long and rich history, which when explored is both fascinating and intensely moving. Nelson’s Dockyard, an 18th-century naval base in Antigua, has been carefully restored and is exceptionally thought-provoking, with the on-site museum deftly taking visitors through the troubling events of the period.

The People

People are the heart and soul of the Caribbean islands. Relaxed, diverse, friendly, and generous, whether you’re looking for a specific recommendation or to find out a little bit more about the area there will be someone around more than willing to share their time with you.

The Food

Restaurants and beachside snack bars are vibrant and diverse, with a wide variety of dishes adorning every menu. Any fresh seafood dish, from grilled whitefish to shellfish delights, is certain to be delicious, with jerk chicken, spicy rice and plantain also options not to be missed! We recommend dining out under the stars as often as possible, which, trust us, is an activity that’s even more idyllic than it sounds.

Visit the Caribbean on a sailing trip - See what all the fuss is about

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