In a rare balance of chic European style meets island leisure, the Leeward Islands of St. Martin/St. Maarten, St. Barth’s and Antigua offer a unique flair to their visitors. Fine shopping and dining are a trademark of the French St. Barth’s, whose beaches range from secluded and intimate to vibrant gatherings – a place to see and be seen, such as Nikki Beach – think South Beach meets St. Tropez – in trendy Baie de St. Jean area of St. Barths. St. Martin/St. Maarten each bears the distinctions of their respective heritages – French and Dutch, though they share the same landmass (and airport). St Martin receives the most visitors of all the Leeward Islands. International cuisine, world class duty-free shopping, bustling nightlife with fantastic beaches; all give this island a cosmopolitan feel with the Caribbean experience.
Antigua’s red ensign origin is but one reminder of its former British colonial rule, and plays host to the prestigious regatta known as Antigua Sailing Week. English Harbour is the site of a restored British colonial naval station called “Nelson’s Dockyard”, after Captain Horatio Nelson. Today, English Harbour and the nearby Falmouth Harbour are popular yachting and sailing destinations. Antigua is located in the middle of the Caribbean island chain which makes it a great base for the Leeward islands luxury yacht charters embarkation. Throughout the Winter season, sailing yachts and luxury mega yachts are seen coming and going from the docks. The island is also known for its 365 white sand beaches – one for each day of the year. The island’s single airport is a major gateway for European visitors to the Caribbean and is serviced by major airlines including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, US Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Caribbean Airlines and Air Canada.