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Winter vacation ideas – what’s open to tourists during COVID-19?


After months of working from home and only going on local staycations, it would appear more and more countries are re-opening their borders ahead of the winter months. I don’t think we’re the only ones ready to stick our toes in the sand and unplug for a week! We’ve compiled a few options for your winter vacation ideally situated for a yachting vacation. Each country will have its own guidelines for COVID-19 tests for proof of entry. If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about particular regions or if we can help get your planning started!

U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands are a sophisticated alternative to their British neighbours. There’s a little bit of everything dotted within the USVI’s. Ancient ruins vie with cosmopolitan cities for your attention, while the whole is tied together with that pristine, sparkling water. Deep, lush rainforest tumbles down island slopes to turquoise waters; not just on the main islands of St Thomas, St John and St Croix, but across the whole spread of islets, providing more photo opportunities than you could possibly take advantage of on a single trip.


On a Mexican yacht charter, your eyes will be opened to an extraordinary land. Explore ancient Mayan pyramids hidden deep in the jungle, or dive subterranean caves of ethereal blue. Follow pods of grey whales and dolphins through crystal clear waters, or relax at the sophisticated spa resorts that dot the stunning coastlines. Dance in the street during a Mexican fiesta, or find seclusion in a desert cove of arid, searing beauty.

Leeward Islands

On a luxury yacht charter in the Leeward Islands, sophisticated island glamour blends effortlessly with Caribbean island culture. As your yacht floats through clear sapphire waters from exclusive Saint Barths down to wild Dominica, you’ll find that each Leeward island has its own individual character, from action-adventure to indulgent bliss…and everything in between.


We know this one is on our list a lot! But with such easy access from the U.S. and an abundance of islands to visit, the Bahamas is a really excellent choice for your yacht charter this winter. The water is one reason the Exumas deserve your consideration – blue and crystal clear – and the activities on offer are another. Pigs that swim up to the yacht, jet skiing across open sapphire seas and enjoying fantastic days of fishing (twice when your chef serves up your catch of the day), the Exumas‘ best features are even better when seen from the deck of your own superyacht.

All of the countries listed above are open to most nationalities but each has its own guidelines for entry. If you’d like more information on any of the above destinations, or questions about your winter vacation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please don’t forget to check with your local government websites for any other warnings or guidelines regarding COVID-19, such as the CDC.

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