Cruising in the winter? Sure! Yachting is not only for the summer season. Some destinations are worth visiting all year-round! Would you like to make the best out of winter by visiting some of the most beautiful yacht destinations in the world? Here are some tempting suggestions for you:
The Caribbean Islands are one of the best options when it comes to yachting in the winter. The temperatures are very steady throughout the year, with very little variations of just a few degrees. Whatever it is that you are looking for, whether it is tropical rain forests, beautiful lagoons, romantic anchorages, you will definitely find the the Caribbean Islands an amazing destination!
The Caribbean is composed of 2400 cays and 700 islands which used to be colonies of different European nations.
The British Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, also known as the BVI, tend to be one of the favorite yachting destinations due to their accessibility, the beautiful white sand beaches, the protected waters and the steady breezes.
Beyond the BVI there is a wide variety of destinations within the Caribbean. Each one of these islands has its own unique beauty and they can undoubtedly guarantee valuable experiences to their visitors.
Places to visit: Tortola, Virgin Gorga, Cooper Island, Antigua, Saba, Barbuda, St. Barts, St. Martin, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Canouan and others.
The Bahamas consists of more than 700 islands and 2000 cays which are spread around the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Bahamas are truly a tropical sailing paradise. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, water sports, exploring the tropical landscapes, bird watching, and much more! The Bahamas are blessed with warm year-round weather, therefore you can have fun at any time of the year.
Places to visit: Nassau, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, the Abacos, Long Island.
The Seychelles are a group of 115 beautiful islands, located in the Indian Ocean and lie off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar. The Seychelles islands are considered to be one of the most attractive destinations in the world. Wonderful waters, magnificent beaches, tropical flora and rock formations all come together to make the Seychelles a great destination!
The Seychelles climate stays warm throughout the year and does not reach extremes of either heat or cold. The temperature very rarely drops below 24 degrees or rises above 32 degrees.
Islands to visit: Bird Island, Aride Island, Cousin & Cousine Islands, La Digue Island, North Island, Denis Island.
Another dream destination is the Maldives, lying between the Minicoy island and the Chagos archipelago. It is considered by many to have the clearest water on earth. The Maldives consist of over 1,000 beautiful islands and atolls. Here, the visitors can enjoy the beautiful sunshine, the amazing beaches and the miscellaneous culture.
The ideal season to visit this earthly paradise is from December to March, due to the fantastic climate. The temperatures fluctuate around 28 degrees while the average of the water temperature is similarly around 27 degrees. Perfect conditions to enjoy the beauties of such beautiful beaches.
Islands to visit: Alimatha Island, Sun Island, Veligandu Island, Biyadoo Island.
Malaysia consists of hundreds of islands which offer wonderful deserted beaches and rainforests. Malaysia’s weather benefits from its tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the whole year. Daytime temperatures rise above 30 degrees all year-round and night-time temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees.
Islands to visit: Perhentians, Tioman, Langkawi, Penang, Labuan, Layang-Layang, Sipadan, Redang, Rawa.
Thailand is another exotic and tropical destination which can be visited all year-round due to its steady temperatures. It is an ideal destination for yachts! Crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches and lagoons, the tempting Thai cuisine and the diverse culture are all just a few of Thailand’s beauties.
Islands to visit: Phuket, Koh Landa, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, Phang Nga, Sri Lanta.