Top Six Christmas and New Year Superyacht Charter Destinations
If you are looking for the perfect way to spend Christmas or New Year, look no further than a superyacht charter.
There is nothing quite like spending special holidays with family and friends on the open seas, surrounded by breath-taking scenery and luxurious amenities. From our most popular winter destinations of the Bahamas and Caribbean to those magical destinations a little more off the beaten track, take a look at six of our favourite yacht charter destinations to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
THE BAHAMAS AND CARIBBEAN - POPULAR FOR A REASON
The Bahamas is one of the most popular destinations for superyacht charters at Christmas and New Year, and it’s easy to see why.
Head into Nassau and discover what drew pirates to its shores for centuries and the well-preserved homes and naval fortresses left behind by the British Colony. You’ll find the bustling islands offer no shortage of vibrant culture, fine dining and nightlife to enjoy, while secluded anchorages and powdery white beaches offer unmatched relaxation in tropical paradise.
Cruising southeast to the stunning Exumas is also a must. The archipelago is made up of 365 cays and islands all hosting diverse wildlife and picturesque island views. From swimming with pigs at Big Major Cay to enjoying lunch at the yachting haven of Sentinel Cay, and so much in between, each island in The Bahamas offers something truly unique.
Sailing around the islands allows you to take in the tropical scenery from the luxury of your private superyacht, and there are plenty of world-class yachts to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a lavish party boat with room for all your friends and family to see in the New Year, or a secluded Christmas getaway with all the comforts of home, you will be sure to find the perfect charter yacht in the Bahamas.
While most of us are now entering the cold winter months, St Maarten is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas and New Year while soaking up the Caribbean sun. Stunning turquoise waters, picturesque beaches, and a festive holiday atmosphere all make the island of St Maarten ideal for winter charters.
With endless possibilities for activities both aboard and ashore - like most island destinations - St Maarten is best appreciated from the water and a superyacht charter is the perfect way to get the most out of this stunning destination.
Whether it's taking in the French ambiance at Simpson Bay bustling with cafés and quaint restaurants, or dropping anchor at Grand Case for an afternoon of watersports in crystal clear waters before zip‐lining through the jungle at Loterie Farm, your festive celebrations at St Maarten certainly won't disappoint.
The most famous of the Leeward Islands, chartering at this iconic destination will allow you to enjoy the best of Caribbean cruising. Before exploring the charming towns with beautiful pastel facades Antigua has to offer, follow in the footsteps of Admiral Nelson and visit English and Falmouth Harbour. Both sheltered harbours were used for centuries by fishermen and naval officers alike, and now provide a stunning backdrop to fully equipped superyacht marinas and supporting amenities.
And with natural beauty and diverse marine life abundant in Antigua, visit the awe-inspiring Devil’s bridge where geysers and blowholes all erupt with Atlantic seawater as the waves crash against the shore, or meet South Atlantic Stingrays when anchoring in the north sound. Swim, feed, and play with these friendly creatures for an unforgettable memory.
Steeped in history and truly one of the most beautiful places in the world, what could be more special than spending Christmas and New Year on a luxury yacht charter in Antigua?
off the beaten track
If you have visited the Bahamas and Caribbean before or are simply looking for a unique holiday destination this Christmas and New Year, then we would recommend considering one of the following options instead.
Known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, and friendly people, Thailand has something to offer everyone who visits. Whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure, this tropical paradise is perfect for those who want to relax on deserted beaches surrounded by palm trees and blue water bays, or ring in the New Year with a bang with the amazing fireworks show at midnight in Phuket.
With no shortage of incredible activities, in Thailand you will never be bored. Some of the top activities include diving or snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters at Koh Rock, elephant trekking through Krabi’s National Park, and partying at world-class nightlife spots such as Koh Phangan and Bangkok.
Whatever your preferences, chartering a superyacht in Thailand will give you unbeatable views of the magical landscapes, access to coves only accessible by water, and a taste of the authentic Thai lifestyle as you immerse yourself in the local culture.
For a truly unforgettable Christmas or New Year, consider chartering a luxury yacht in Costa Rica. From the lush jungles and misty volcanoes of the Central American coastline to the glistening beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, this picturesque country has something for everyone.
Whether you’re socialising on deck under panoramic mountain views or watching sailboats pass by as you sip cocktails in a shaded cabana, every moment spent on board a superyacht charter in Costa Rica will be filled with natural beauty.
Home to some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife in the world, be sure to take advantage of excursions, such as zip lining through the rainforest or swimming with dolphins. You may even get lucky enough to spot monkeys swinging through the trees or whales breaching offshore.
The Seychelles are home to some of the most luxurious and exclusive superyachts in the world. So, if you're looking to spend Christmas and New Year in style but want something different to the Caribbean, the Seychelles are a great option.
The perfect place to relax and take in the stunning scenery, this tropical paradise offers powdery white beaches, crystal clear waters, and thriving forests. While the larger islands such as Mahe have vibrant towns to explore and plenty of evening entertainment, cruising around a string of the other smaller islands and coves gives a true undiscovered and wild feel.
The idyllic island of Praslin is unrivalled in terms of beaches for sunbathing and swimming. Particularly stunning at sunset, Anse Lazio is often voted the world’s best beach and the perfect place to unwind before sailing north to the small island of Curiruse. Home to a carefully protected population of Aldabra tortoises, Seychelles Black Parrots, Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles, and rare coco de mer palms, the island is a must see for those nature lovers.
With so much to do and every island offering visitors incredible and unique experiences, chartering a superyacht is the best way to take in the amazing islands.
With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, it’s time to catch some winter sun. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, a superyacht charter in one of the stunning destinations we offer certainly won’t disappoint. Reach out to one of our charter brokers to plan your perfect getaway.