Time to celebrate the end of the 2020 and the new prosper 2021
Yacht charter is an opportunity to find our way back to the world again, and to the places – and people – that matter the most. If ever there was a time to escape into the new year, it’s 2020. And there’s no better way to escape in the privacy, safety, and comfort than with your own yacht.
Here’s our round-up of the top 5 destinations that are open for Christmas Yacht Charter in 2020.
With 1200 picture-perfect islands and atolls and almost no travel restrictions to speak of, the Maldives is high on the list for anyone hoping to enjoy a Christmas Yacht Charter without seeing a soul. And being on board a superyacht gives you the freedom to discover its wildest, most remote gems. Imagine spending Christmas at anchor off an uninhabited island encircled by powder-soft sand, where the only footprints are yours alone. If there was any time to escape to this Indian Ocean paradise, it’s 2020.
Nobody knows the Maldives better than the crew of Charter superyachts. Having explored the remote islands annually in recent years they are sure to pick out the most beautiful spots be it for diving, snorkeling, or a tropical beach picnic.
The Maldives is currently open for the Yacht Charter with no travel or quarantine restrictions and has just been added to the UK’s safe travel list.
Antigua and Barbuda
With a sandy cove for every day of the year, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all the family in Antigua. Galley Bay’s spectacular surf will attract the thrill seekers amongst the group, Pinching Bay is perfect for bringing everyone together for a festive beach barbeque, while the views at Half Moon Bay will inspire many an Instagram update come Christmas Eve.
Antigua and Barbuda are open for Yacht Charter this winter; guests are required to complete a PCR test within 7 days prior to arrival.
St Barths and St Martin
Superyachts visit St Barths and St Martin for the sun-kissed sand. While St Barths’ island capital Gustavia is known for its flamboyant New Years Eve festivities, there’s plenty to see and do here if you fancy a quieter end to the year. Away from the crowds, the beaches here are cover-shoot class. And, with unrestricted travel between the islands, you’ll have plenty to choose from. The most secret ones are best seen by paddleboat, jet ski or RIB. Gouverneur Plage boasts tickly white sand and precious little else, aside from rumours of pirate treasure. Saline Plage may be the island’s second largest, yet there’s not a beach bar in sight. Another palm-fringed gem is the aptly named Petit Cul de Sac Plage – it’s only accessible by boat.
St Barths is currently open for Yacht Charter at Christmas and New Year. Guests are required to present a negative PCR test from less than 72 hours before arrival, and once they have arrived, are free to travel to the island of St Martin, as well as the other islands in the French bubble: Guadeloupe and Martinique.
St Vincent, The Grenadines and Barbados
For your own desert island adventure this Christmas, fly into St Vincent and the Grenadines. After presenting a negative PCR test, guests will be free to explore the island’s natural treasures, including black sand beaches, hot springs, and breathtaking waterfalls. As if that’s not enough, the island has recently announced a travel bubble with Barbados, so charters can be extended to take in the power-soft sands of the leeward side, or the spectacular surf on Barbados’ Atlantic-battered east coast.
There is currently a 5 day quarantine period in place for travellers entering The Grenadines depending on where they come from, though this can be carried out on board a yacht as well as a necessary negative PCR test result. You can book your Christmas Charter and find out entry protocols that are specific to your own circumstances.
For anyone hoping to gather the whole family in one place for a more sun-drenched festive season, the Bahamas offer desert island bliss without the complicated logistics; its 700 stunning subtropical islands and 2400 cays are within a short flight (or cruise) from Florida’s eastern coast. Open to travelers presenting a negative PCR test from 1 November, the Bahamas will be the perfect antidote to 2020’s winter blues, with its shallow seas glowing every shade of the colour from topaz to aquamarine.
The Bahamas is open for Yacht Charter to travellers presenting a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
Contact the Y.CO Charter Team or other Charter teams for full details and availability.