Crystal Esprit is currently sailing the idyllic islands of the West Indies, with guests on board soaking in the sunshine and blissful tranquility that can only be found on a yachting holiday in the tropics. If you’re among the many wanderlusters in the world who, by contrast, are currently soaking in the chilly (yet festive) currents of the winter season, we have a list for you. This is the very best kind of “to do” list – the kind that doubles as a wish list – as it features the very most daydream-worthy experiences that await you in the West Indies, according to our very own team of Crystal experts.
Every adventure on this list has been meticulously planned to showcase the quintessentially exotic lifestyle of the islands, as well as the privileged access that Crystal guests enjoy during their voyages. The yacht’s itineraries round-trip from Marigot are rife with indulgences that will warm your holiday, posing one singular challenge: narrowing the selection to only five “top” experiences. We’ve left this challenge to the very experts who designed the excursions with your sense of adventure in mind, leaving the only remaining task for you deciding which of Crystal Esprit’s upcoming winter and spring West Indies sailings to book.
Here they are, the top 5 West Indies adventures as chosen by our experts. Which ones top your to-do list?
Two-tank scuba dive for certified divers (Saba) – Experienced divers take note: Saba is an underwater wonderland. And, thanks to decades of careful protection by the Saba Marine Park, you’ll encounter some of the most thriving and vibrant sea life in the region, including healthy corals, nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, schools of jacks, seahorses, green turtles and much more. Of course, the expert guidance and first-class service of your instructors make the experience extra special.
Montserrat volcano views by helicopter (Falmouth Harbor, Antigua) – While there are no unimpressive views of the active Soufrière Hills Volcano, perhaps the most awe-striking is that from above. Take in this unique close-up perspective from the skies, which also affords a look at the villages affected by historical eruptions.
Caribbean cooking & rum tasting (Basseterre, St. Kitts) – Natural beauty and mouthwatering spice are integral to the region, and you’ll find both in abundance during this outing. On the lush grounds of the Fairview Greathouse and Botanical Gardens you’ll be immersed in Caribbean history. Then, in the kitchen of the Greathouse, you’ll be elbow deep in jerk and Creole flavors, which you’ll enjoy post-preparation, followed by a tasting sampler of local rums.
A day of golf at Four Seasons Nevis Resort (Pinney’s Beach) – Just as paradise-picture-perfect as it sounds, you’ll enjoy premier access to this luxury resort and its championship course as you tee off along the coastline.
Sandy Cruz trail hike (Saba) – Trek through the mountain trails, farmland and lush flora of Saba National Park on an invigorating two-and-a-half-hour hike that will refresh you with each step. Of course, you’ll be rewarded with postcard-worthy vistas at every turn, and the fragrant tropical blooms and melodic sounds of treetop birds will simply enchant you.
*Bonus pick! Thanks to an exclusive agreement, Crystal Esprit offers privileged access to the private beach on Sir Richard Branson’s Moskito Island during weekly visits. Your hammock awaits…
These and dozens more complimentary and optional experiences ashore are set for Crystal Esprit’s West Indies season. Book your Crystal Yacht Expedition cruise today, and pre-reserve your top adventures online.