From the French je ne sais quoi of St. Barths and Antigua’s remnants of British rule, the islands of the eastern Caribbean have a European air. Spend days relaxing on beaches and getting up close to local nature. Try the sweet treats of Terre-de-Haut in Guadeloupe and experience St. Lucia’s natural hot springs.
1 Marigot, Saint Martin
Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Marigot, where you’ll be transferred
to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of the
Eastern Caribbean and St. Barth.
Please book your flight to arrive into Marigot prior to 03:00 PM.
2 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.
3 Falmouth Bay, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
The tropical haven of Antigua offers hundreds of beaches to choose from –
but this island is also famous for those in search of active exploration. From
the remnants of British rule, such as rich plantations, crumbling mansions
and sugar-cane industry ruins, are still visible today, as well as the beautiful
Nelson’s Dockyard with its restored buildings dating back to 18th century.
Antigua’s biggest centre is Falmouth Harbour, located in the south of the
island close to English Harbour.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in
Barbados. 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 Bridgetown after 12:00 PM.