Brilliant blue waters. White sand beaches. Snorkelling, kayaking, and exploring. You might think this kind of holiday is only possible on some far off tropical island, but in reality, it is much closer to home! The beautiful Bahamas are a fabulous and convenient option for a spontaneous getaway, and a luxury yacht charter is a great way to do it. Located only a short distance from the United States, The Bahamas provide an excellent option for escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. A 7-day charter is a perfect way to fully relax into island life, and soak up the sun and sights of the Bahamas.
7-days of pure bliss and relaxation in the Bahamas
Fly into Nassau in the morning, the capital and largest city of Bahamas. As you descend, take in the incredible sights of the crystal-clear blue ocean and white sand beaches. The attentive crew will be ready and waiting to welcome you on board and get you settled in, and the Chef will be busy preparing your first meal of the holiday – a fabulous lunch using the freshest ingredients from the region. Soon you’ll be on your way to Highbourne Cay – the first stunning anchorage of your charter in the Exumas. The Exumas are a chain of 365 islands, renowned for their brilliant, sapphire blue waters – so brilliant in fact, that they are even visible from outer space!
Your second day in the Bahamas is an explorers dream. Visit the Bahamian iguanas of Allan Cay, then cruise to the stunning Warderick Wells, where guests can hike trails such as the famous Boo Boo Hill and take in the incredible views. Afterwards, cool off in the crystal clear waters and spend the afternoon snorkelling and swimming. For dinner, the crew can set up a magnificent barbecue feast on the beach, which guests can enjoy while watching the dazzling sunset.
Cruise to Compass Cay in the morning, a popular destination in the Exuma district thanks to its naturally protected harbour and famous population of docile nurse sharks. Here you can snorkel above a fabricated aeroplane wreck, which serves as home to all sorts of exotic marine life. Guests can also explore the caves of Rocky Dundas, or simply relax amongst the gentle nurse sharks and tropical fish. In the afternoon head to Big Major Island, where the adorable, ocean-loving pigs will be waiting to swim with you!
Spend some time amongst the famous swimming pig population, one of the Bahamas most famous – and adorable! – attractions. While anchored, the pigs like to swim out the yachts, their cute snouts sticking up out of the water, to see if they can find a snack or two! After spending some quality time with the pigs, it’s time to cruise to Staniel Cay. Here guests will visit the amazing Thunderball Grotto – named after the James Bond movie that was filmed there. Guests can take a dip in the calm water, and marvel at the incredible natural rock formation overhead. The day ends with a wonderful relaxed meal lovingly prepared by the chef and enjoyed while overlooking the Staniel Cay marina.
Day 5 of your Bahamas charter holiday is all about fun in the sun. Spend the morning relaxing on the beach or enjoying an excellent variety of water toys, before heading to Shroud Cay in the afternoon. Shroud Cay is a stunning, uninhabited isle in the Exuma Cays marine park, which feature mangroves, sea turtles and native birds. After exploring the beach in the afternoon, guests can get dressed up for a fabulous cocktail and canapé party on the sundeck, overlooked by the gorgeous Caribbean sunset.
On this day guests are able to properly explore the incredible Shroud Cay. There are so many wonderful options here; kayak up the narrow mangrove creeks while taking in the fauna and birdsong, fish in the shallows, enjoy stand-up paddleboards (SUP) or even embark on a gentle hike to explore even deeper into the beautiful nature. Guests can take a specially prepared picnic to enjoy on the beach, or the Chef can whip something up for guests to enjoy mid-hike. At night, return to the yacht for a special final dinner under the stars.
Feeling relaxed and refreshed, guests will return to Nassau, taking with them incredible memories that will last a lifetime. After disembarking the yacht, guests can acclimate themselves to a faster pace of life by enjoying the buzz of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, which features a high-end casino, celebrity chef restaurants, pools and waterslides.
Source: Yacht Charter & Superyacht News