Being an experienced golfer, you might think you have tried it all, but have you even heard of Caribbean golf cruises? Chartering one of the many private exclusive yachts in the area you can sail in comfort and style between the islands, making the journey part of the destination while playing some amazing golf. There are also many other activities, so bring your friends or family; they may never have thought about going on a golf vacation, but they will beg you to take them on this one!
Some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean are tucked away on small islands far away from the busy tourist hotspots and can only be reached by small plane or private yacht. Spending every other day in an airport, waiting for hours and wasting even more time settling into a new hotel, is not very relaxing. Therefore, these Caribbean golf cruises have been created as luxury sailing vacations on-board crewed, exclusive yachts, striving to give you a diversified impression of the Caribbean while sampling a collection of its challenging golf courses.
The itinerary will make it a wonderful adventure, whether you are interested in golf or not, and is therefore ideal for people with different interests. You will find all kinds of water sports, sightseeing, shopping and spas or you can just relax on your yacht and let the crew pamper you endlessly!
Fly to Antigua, which has good international connections and join the yacht of your choice. Relax and enjoy a swim in the clear blue water and let the chef pamper your palate dining under the stars. This beautiful island has two amazing golf courses, both unique in their own right. Set off the next morning and explore the Cedar Valley Golf Club in the northwest corner which is quite hilly and a great challenge. The following day you can aim for the southeastern shore, where you will find Jolly Harbour Golf Club set in a lush tropical landscape with seven lakes accenting ten of the holes. If golf isn’t your game, there are many other options and one of the more interesting is Lord Nelson’s Dockyard from the 1700s which has been renovated.
Spend the next day enjoying the sail to Nevis and maybe even doing some fishing underway. If you are lucky and catch something, your private chef on-board will make it into a feast. The Four Seasons Resort Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones is built into the hills and will blow your mind. It is one of the best Caribbean golf courses providing a very challenging round! The views are amazing, so keeping your eyes on the ball will be more difficult than ever. The service on the course is five-star, and you will offered cold drinks and iced towels to wipe your hot face. But the green monkeys are an unusual hazard, and one just might rush out of nowhere and snatch your ball! The resort is also known for its amazing facilities and uxorious spa.
It is only a short comfortable sail from Nevis to St. Kitts and if you are looking for trouble, the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club will offer lots of it. Situated on a narrow land strip with the Atlantic on one side and the Caribbean on the other, the wind factor becomes critical even when you are putting. It has water hazards on almost all the holes and 88 bunkers to spice up the experience; you might need a few mulligans, but you will never be bored.
Sipping your “Sun-downer” back on the yacht, your travel companions will happily recount how they were having fun on the beach and splashing in the crystal clear water. Even you must admit it is a much more relaxing version of water hazards and bunkers, right?
If you have more time, you can include the islands of St. Maarten and Anguilla, which both have very interesting golf courses. You can also stay close to home and plan a golf cruise starting in the US Virgin Islands, and sail to Puerto Rico which has several great golf courses.
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