The Caribbean offers picturesque anchorages with virgin white sand beaches, turquoise waters for diving or snorkelling and colonial towns for day trips ashore. Most of all, it is the Caribbean people who keep charter guests returning – laidback demeanours demonstrating rich and characterful traditions that combine food, crafts and culture.

Nautical tourism is an economic float for many Caribbean communities, bolstered by the seasonal migration of yachts between the Mediterranean and the US East Coast and Caribbean. 

First up, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is a starting point before yachts dive into the heart of the Caribbean season. The show welcomes around 3 billion dollars’ worth of luxury yachts from 30 October to 3 November, which will be displayed along the show's floating quays and iconic waterways. The Antigua Charter Yacht Show is also highly anticipated, bringing the world of yachting to Nelson’s Dockyard in December.

From romantic retreats to remote coastlines, here's a few of the Caribbean’s top yacht charter destinations: