Where the Atlantic Ocean Meets the Caribbean Sea
As part of your Leeward Islands sailing charter, arrive via your luxury yacht in St. John’s, Antigua from St. Kitts and Nevis. There are also non-stop international flights available both direct and via other Caribbean islands. Antigua, known for its beaches and colonial sites, is the largest of the English speaking Leeward Islands while Barbuda is a flat coral island with an area of only 68 square miles. Barbuda, Antigua’s less developed sister island, became separated from Antigua by about 28 miles a long time ago and is known for its pristine stretch of 17-miles of pink sand beach, rare birds and is teeming with wildlife. The distinct pink sandy beaches along Barbuda’s shores comes from tiny pink cotton candy coloured shells washed ashore from other coves. With a frigate colony at one end of this 10 mile long, pink sand beach and a small wooden beach shack café in the middle, you can discover your own paradise.
About Antigua and Barbuda
Discover Two Distinct Islands, One Caribbean Dream
Antigua boasts 365 iridescent seas and white beaches which offer perfect reefs for snorkelling and calm waters for sunset sails. Sail your luxury private yacht up to the uninhabited and secluded Green Island in Nonsuch Bay, Antigua to witness a stunning natural reserve and tiny natural islands protected by a coral reef. Another great destination to add to your Leewards Island Yacht Charter is a visit to Five Islands Peninsula, a group of four crescent shaped beaches located on Antigua's northwest coast. Deep Bay, also nearby, offers spectacular snorkelling of a sunken ship, 'The Andes', in just 20 feet of water. Visit Shirley Heights Lookout for the best views Antigua has to offer of English and Falmouth Harbours. Sail over to Barbuda which offers divine snorkelling and diving, as well as supports a tremendous diversity of native habitats and the largest breeding and nesting colony of the Frigate Bird. This is paradise.