The Yacht Week have got us itching for adventure with their latest launch, ‘The Islands’. With bookings open for 2022 the original ‘floating festival’ has its sights set on paradise in the form of the Bahamas, Tahiti, and Martinique & St Lucia. After the year we’ve all just had this seems like an impossible dream but it’s true – we can gather a group of friends, hire a luxury yacht complete with skipper and host, then join a small flotilla of like-minded people to spend seven days partying, exploring, chilling and more at the island paradise of our choice! Tickets are flexible and it’s a proven safe environment to travel. Just looking at these far-flung destinations is enough to create a sense of awe and excitement and we can’t think of a much better way to make up for the lost travelling adventures of the last year. Prices start at just £666 / €755 / $911 per person!
The Yacht Week have given each of the island destinations a name:
The Treasured Islands – the Bahamas were once considered the pirate islands and as part of a flotilla of 10 – 15 yachts sailing from 26th March to 2nd April, swashbuckling travellers can dive to sunken shipwrecks, sail clear waters and walk deserted white sand beaches. Activities include feeding and swimming with wild pigs, snorkelling with turtles, beach parties, shoreside yoga and of course, a sampling of local culture with delicious food and rum cocktails. As the sun goes down, there is treasure to be found in the stunning skies at Sunset Beach.
The Lost Islands – Tahiti and the Polynesian islands are unique. Set alone in the middle of the vast South Pacific Ocean these islands are like entering another world. Each one is different to the last, but all with turquoise waters and coral teeming with spectacular underwater life. From 9th – 16th April and 16th – 23rd April, The Yacht Week takes 20 – 25 yachts to lose themselves in the natural beauty and ancient traditions of Tahiti. Explorers can hike Mount Temehani, visit sacred temples and pearl farms or enjoy sunrise yoga and surfing. With gourmet Polynesian food and parties including a New Moon Bora Bora beach party, this is a pure bucket list adventure.
The Carnival Islands – explore two of the Caribbean’s most vibrant cultures. From the French chic of Martinique to the carnival vibes of St Lucia. There’s no better way to see in the New Year than on a yacht with friends on the open Caribbean Sea. From 27th December to 3rd January, and 3rd – 10th January, The Yacht Week celebrates the arrival of 2022 with calypso beats, cocktails and a next-level adventure. Guests can enjoy the thrills of treetop zip-lining, kayaking, water sports, climbing The Pitons, an eco ATV tour, diving in crystal clear waters and more.
As always guests can enjoy the iconic ‘circle raft’ parties out on the water, dancing in crystal blue waters, as well as big themed parties and live international DJs performing at incredible venues.
These events should be on your bucket list immediately but move fast as we’re reliably informed they will sell out fast.