Antigua Sailing and Special Offers from Sunsail


Antigua Sailing and Special Offers from Sunsail

Antigua maybe loosing its appeal for superyachts who now have multipull choices when it comes to nearby marinas but for smaller yachts the island is still a yachting haven

With race weeks, yacht clubs and a packed regatta sailing calendar to discover, Sunsail have announced a special offer for Antigua bareboat charter.

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Leeward Islands, Antigua is the best that sailing has to offer: warm, gentle trade winds, safe anchorages, turquoise waters and deserted white sand beaches.

Start your Antigua sailing holiday at Nelson’s Dockyard, where you’ll find a thrumming nightlife and lively bars filled with sailors drinking rum cocktails.

From here, you’re perfectly positioned to explore both Antigua and her chilled-out little sister Barbuda. Drop anchor in Deep Bay and snorkel the famous shipwreck The Andes, huddled under the blue waters in the middle of the bay.

Step onto dry land for an evening and join one of Antigua’s famous jump ups, an all-night steel drum dancing session, then spend the next day on tranquil Barbuda. Here you’ll find satiny stretches of pink coral sands for relaxing and colourful reefs for snorkelling. Birds far outnumber people here, so take it easy and enjoy the solitude of the reef-protected shores.

An Antigua yacht charter is suitable for confident sailors with reasonable previous experience. Winds from November to May are generally north-easterly, ranging from 15 – 20 knots (17 – 23 mph). Temperatures average 77 – 82 F (25 – 28 C) year round.

Prices from £2265 for a one-week charter (sleeps up to eight people; per person from £284) for a four-cabin monohull (includes outboard and end cleaning) departing on 9 January 2016 from Antigua in the Caribbean. Flights and transfers can be booked individually.