Crystalline waters house a plethora of marine life, as palm-lined golden beaches, cays and reefs entice swimmers and snorkellers. Culture and history abound, as the colonial architecture of St. Barths, the national parks of the Grenadines and the volcanic craters of St. Lucia suit diverse interests.
1 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in San Juan, where you’ll be transferred
to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of the
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Please book your flight to arrive into San Juan prior to 02:00 PM.
2 Culebra, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
Culebra is widely known for its white-sand beaches and active reef and is one
of the major islands in Puerto Rico’s archipelago. This island offers plenty for
nature lovers, giving you peace and tranquillity in a truly pristine destination.
There are more than 20 cays bustling with diverse marine life, making it an
absolute paradise for underwater adventurers and casual beachgoers alike.
3 Esperanza Bay, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
The quaint coastal town of Esperanza has a lovely waterfront with gorgeous
beaches and a bustling strip of restaurants, bars, and guesthouses. One
can walk along the boulevard and visit the various establishments for a
glimpse into the local culture and activities on offer. Locals enjoy spending
the afternoon at Sun Bay, the main urban beach located in the town’s eastern
4 Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands
Cruz Bay is the economic and social hub of St. John, with a busy inter-island
ferry dock connecting it to other islands in the region. The busy bay is dotted
with restaurants and shops, and beautiful Caribbean architecture can be seen
in Mongoose Junction as one takes a gentle stroll through town. Cruz Bay is
also known as the ‘Love City’, a moniker earned because of its eclectic and
quiet ‘take it easy’ vibe.
5 Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda is the third largest and second-most populous of the British
Virgin Islands. Somehow uncrowded, Gorda Sound itself has recently
blossomed into a busy place surrounded with resorts and vacation villas.
Virgin Gorda is a beautiful island; an ideal jumping off point for an in-depth
discovery of the Virgin Islands.
6 Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy
Named for Sweden’s King Gustav III, Gustavia is the charming capital and
main seaport of the island of Saint Barthélemy, also known as St. Barth. It
is often considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean
and a tropical paradise with French flair. You will enjoy the beauty of its large
idyllic beaches, plus the charm and refinement of its old wooden houses.
7 Friars Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis
No trip to St. Kitts is complete without a visit to South Friars Bay, one of the
most popular of all the island’s beaches. Golden sand, shore reefs and the
quiet turquoise waters make for breathtaking scenery that surrounds this
St. Kitts beach. The view of Friars Bay from the top of the Southeast
Peninsula Road on Sir Timothy's Hill is absolutely remarkable. From here,
you will have a magnificent view of the Friars Bay Salt Pond and the St. Kitts
beaches at North Friars Bay and South Friars Bay.
8 St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
After breakfast, you can explore St. John’s on your own, discovering the
hidden gems of this Caribbean hotspot. In the afternoon, we’ll welcome
you back on board your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht for the second half
of your journey where you’ll get to explore the Eastern Caribbean and the
Grenadines in depth.
9 Saint-Pierre, Martinique
Home to around 5,000 people, the village of Saint-Pierre was once almost
wiped off the map in less than two minutes during an eruption of the Mount
Pelée volcano in 1902. In more recent years, Saint-Pierre (also known as
‘Little Paris’) has been named as the 101st ‘City of Art and History’. A visit to
Saint-Pierre will allow you to discover a few remnants of Martinique’s colonial
history: the old theatre, the ruins of the island’s fort and the dungeon of
Cyparis, as well as the wonderful site it is today, facing a gorgeous bay and
leaning in the foothills of Mount Pelée.
10 Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The second largest in the Grenadines Island chain, and Bequia's main port, is
Port Elizabeth. It is a tranquil and quiet destination built along a picturesque
little bay with forested hills behind. The most popular sights in town are
the open-air market, which gives a very 18th-century feel, as well as the
Belmont Walkway known for the town’s best shops and restaurants along
11 Tobago Cays, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The Tobago Cays are an archipelago located in the southern Grenadines,
famous for five small uninhabited islands: Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau,
Baradal, Petit Tobac and Jamesby. The main attraction here is the Tobago
Cays Marine Park, a national park and wildlife reserve. Renowned for its
massive 1,400-acre lagoon, the park is surrounded by the vivid horseshoeshaped
reef. This is an idyllic area to enjoy sand-bottomed and crystal-clear
waters teeming with colourful fish and turtles.
12 Mayreau Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Mayreau is the smallest of the Grenadines’ uninhabited islands, with a surface
area of only 4 square kilometres (1.5 square miles). The population of Mayreau
is no more than 250 people who live in the village on the island’s highest hill,
Station Hill. The charming little church and community centre at the top of
the hill provide spectacular views over the islands. On a clear day, one can see
both Grenada and St. Vincent, as well as the nearby islands, showcasing the
pretty colours of the reefs and waters around the Tobago Cays. Today you
will enjoy a barbeque on shore together with your fellow travelers.
13 Soufrière, Saint Lucia
Soufrière was the original capital of Saint Lucia and is one of the island’s most
memorable spots. The town has kept the spirit of the French colonialists who
first settled there but were later followed by the British. Soufrière is situated
in the Qualibou Depression, the crater of a dormant volcano, so one can enjoy
hot springs and geothermal fields, as well as botanical gardens and waterfalls
all in the same area. Later, you’ll visit the Glittering Beach, where you can
indulge in the warm sunshine from your lounger or take a refreshing swim in
the azure Caribbean waters.
14 Terre-de-Haut, Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
A visit to Terre-de-Haut is like taking a trip to the South of France – with the
addition of just a few more palm trees and white-sand beaches. Situated
off the beaten path, Les Saintes’ eight peaceful tropical islands are part of a
volcanic archipelago fully encircled by shallow reefs. The history and culture
of the Îles des Saintes are to be discovered in Fort Napoléon, where one can
also get to know the local flora and fauna at the botanical gardens. Don’t miss
the chance to try the island’s signature dish, le tourment d’amour, a small tart
with coconut jam and covered in sponge cake.
15 St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in
St. John’s. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will
be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
Please book your flight to depart out of St John's after 12:00 PM.