SAILING-CLASSICS CARIBBEAN CRUISES
Saint Martin – British Virgin Islands/BVI
The approximately 60 islands and islets of the BVI, which combine the diversity of the entire Caribbean in a small space along the protected Sir Francis Drake Channel, are considered as entry level.
The British Virgin Islands are a paradise – with dream beaches (often deserted), picturesque bays and theturquoise sea, which glows in various shades of blue as well as the warm people with their relaxed lifestyle – they attract divers, snorkelers, water sports enthusiasts but also sailing novices. Due to the proximity of the islands to each other, this area is perfect for island hopping and exploring.
Besides the main volcanic island of Tortola with Sopers Hole, a Yachties Hot Spot, Jost van Dyke, Peter Island (Stevenson's Treasure Island), there are also the bizarre granite cliffs of Virgin Gorda and the great North Sound and the Bitter End Yacht Club – where the BVI national drink the "Painkiller" was invented – as well as a bit off the flat coral island of Anegada, which is the charm of this mini-state.
Incidentally, at Anegada the coral base extends so far into the sea, that you can see without the island itself, so to speak, anchored in the "middle of the sea".
The arrival usually takes place via Princess Juliana Airport on the Dutch/French island of Saint Martin, a duty-free shopper's paradise and as a further attraction the Maho Beach, where large airliners fly in only a few meters over the swimmers…
From the Marigot Bay in the French part of the island we sail over the British Anegada and Dog Island into the BVI… The most dreamlike sailing in the Passat winds.