Welcome to the Caribbean islands of St Maarten, St Barths and Anguilla – part of the impressive Leeward Island chain. With our trip in St. Maarten, you will soon discover that a St Maarten sailing vacation offers some of the most spectacular sailing in the Caribbean. If you are used to sailing in more crowded sailing areas, you will find that St Maarten and the surrounding islands offers remote and total relaxation for that perfect getaway.
Enjoy fine dining and live music at the many waterfront restaurants in Grand Case; a protected anchorage on the French side of St Maarten. Why not go shopping to the exclusive island of Saint Barths, just a short sail away. Or perhaps a short sail to Anguilla, pick up a mooring and relax on beautiful, deserted beaches famous for their pristine white sands and celebrity visitors. For the more active, enjoy a dive at the pristine sandbank of Saba and discover why this is a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. The Leeward Islands really are heaven for any sailor, above and below the water, and a St Maarten Yacht Charter with Sai La Vie is the perfect way to experience them.
Map of St Maarten
Highlights of the Area
Whilst cruising the St Maarten sailing area, be sure to make a visit to Grand Case, also called the ‘Dining Capital of the Caribbean’! With numerous excellent restaurants to choose from, in Grand Case you can enjoy lunch or dinner right on the beach and enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets.
Grand Case Beach, St Maarten
Another anchorage you should be sure to visit is Tintamarre. This island is just off the North-East coast of the French Side of St Maarten and is ideal for a beach-hangout. Tintamarre is perfect as a lunch stop or to do some snorkeling. Enjoy exploring the island or just relaxing on one of the best beaches we have. This anchorage is only accessible by boat so it rarely gets crowded – enjoy Tintamarre!
7 Day St Martin Itinerary
Leave from Simpson Bay Lagoon (11-30am bridge). Anchor in Simpson Bay. Take a short sail to Marigot – capital of the French side and become familiar with your yacht (2 hours). Spend your first night at anchor in Marigot. Possible shopping at the Creole market!
Depart Marigot and escape to the beautiful island of Anguilla ( 3 hours sail). Sail down to Sandy Island. Sail back to Crocus Bay for the night. Spend your 2nd at anchorage in Crocus Bay.
Sail from Crocus to Prickly Pear for the day, then sail down to Scrub Island to spend night 3 at anchor (BBQ under the stars on Scrub)
From Scrub, sail south to Tintamarre through windward point. Spend a relaxing day on the beach in Tintamarre. Spend your 4th night at anchor.
From Tintamarre sail down to St Barth- Gustavia. and then take the short sail to Colombier, by the Rockfeller mansion.
From Colombier downwind to Ile fourche. Spend the night at anchor.
Take an early start from Fourche and sail down to Simpson Bay to catch 9-30 bridge (3 hours sail, so wake up early!)
Special program (optional):
• Sport Yoga, meditation
• SPA program
• Search for sunken treasure ships
• Pirate Day
• Sailing school
• Underwater photo shoot
• Captain Day
• A day on a deserted island
• Romantic Night: Full Moon Party
• Gourmet Competition
• Sails and Me
• Health Day
• Deep Fishing
• The Birthday Party
Four double cabins with queen size beds, private toilets and showers, as well as two single cabins at the bow of the yacht, which are usually reserved for crew members.
An 8-seat motor boat to move a short distance from the anchored boat to the shore.
Having a personal snorkel set is highly recommended.
*Travel Insurance is a must.
* Full service on board, including meals and limited bar.
A yacht cruise always brings lots of bright emotions and impressions and time on the cruise flies so fast that one wants to extend moments of happiness and boundless freedom.
We are always glad to see you in our Sail La Vie Sailing Club.
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