A Yachtsman's Caribbean of Remote Harbourages
If Explora Journeys is your compass, then EXPLORA I is its needle pointing to adventure. In the Caribbean, we find under-the-radar anchorages that offer over-the-top experiences. We begin in the British playground of choice, Barbados where island safaris and rum tastings make this a world-class destination. Adrift on our dreams, we call on Roseau where shades of emerald green are too vivid to imagine. Verdant, vibrant, Dominica is the ‘Nature Island’ where rain forests wrap slumbering 4,000-foot volcanos, waterfalls tumble in profusion, and life is a throwback to simpler, easier times. Snorkel some of the world’s healthiest corals at Champagne Reef, named for its bubbly geothermal springs. Trek Morne Trois Pintons National Park, a UNESCO jewel with the Mother Nature’s rarest flora and fauna. On St. Lucia, our lesser-known idle of Castries is more reminiscent of yesterday’s Caribbean. Picturesque plantations and hamlets lead us to an island slopped with forested peaks. Twin Pitons spill into tropical valleys. Sulphur springs bubble with rich mineral waters. Enjoy a quiet picnic on Marigot Bay or drive inside the volcano Soufriére. Steering clear of the tourist zones, we anchor where the yachts congregate at charming Deshaies. Its slightly cosmopolitan flair and charming, languid atmosphere, make this a great place for appreciating the Caribbean the way it was meant to be. Sink your toes in the sand at Grand Anse, which is arguably the island’s prettiest beach, or explore rainforest and French fort ruins on the volcanic mountaintop of Basse-Terre. Naturally uncomplicated. Unbelievably surreal. In St. Barths we enjoy VIP access to the island’s most exclusive hideaways and barefoot-chic beaches reserved for the ambitious and glamourous. Lavished with personalised service, you feel more like a guest on a friend’s private yacht enjoying champagne toasts and chilled caviar. Captivating and festive, our final call is San Juan where you can feel the heartbeat of Puerto Rican culture. Explore UNESCO sites and toast the city’s Latin flavour at the Bacardi Rum Distillery. This Journey is more than you can imagine and all that you desire in a yachtsman’s Caribbean.
19th January 2024
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