Treasure Islands

Treasure Islands Cruise

8 days / 7 nights ∙ Star Clipper Ship

The only difficulty is choosing in which direction to sail from St. Maarten, aboard Star Clipper, but either voyage offers memorable sailing in optimal conditions. Sail across the Anegada Passage and you’ll discover the Treasure Islands, so named because they include some of the most exclusive jewels in the Caribbean such as the chic British Virgin Islands and St. Barts.

 

 

Treasure Islands
Ship: Star Clippe
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark: St. Maarten – St. Maarten

Day 1 – Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 2 – Anguilla
Day 3 – Virgin Gorda, BVI
Day 4 – Sailing Sir Francis Drake Channel (Am), Norman Island (Pm), Soper’s Hole, Tortola
Day 5 – Jost Van Dyke, BVI
Day 6 – Basseterre & South Friar’s Beach, St Kitts
Day 7 – Gustavia, St. Barts
Day 8 – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Day 1 – Philipsburg, St. Maarten
The smallest island in the world shared by two countries, St. Martin/St. Maarten is big on shopping. Whether you go Dutch in Philipsburg or prefer Marigot’s French touch, you’re always welcome.

Day 2 – Anguilla
Columbus thought this long flat island with its multitude of white sand coves looked like an undulating eel, so he named it Anguilla. The island has been a British colony/dependency since it was first settled in 1650. Recently, Anguilla has been discovered by the cognoscenti, who find the island’s small upscale resorts an ideal retreat to get away from it all. Try the haute cuisine at Malliouhana, or the Arabian Nights ambience of Pimms.

Day 3 – Virgin Gorda, BVI
Take a bath at the “Baths”, Virgin Gorda’s unique water grottos formed eons ago by ancient lava flows. Huge boulders lie scattered around the natural pools, which are delightful for swimming or soaking. Virgin Gorda is also home to Little Dix Bay, the Bitter End Yacht Club, some excellent beaches, and the bestsailing around.

 

Day 4 – Sailing Sir Francis Drake Channel (Am), Norman Island (Pm), Soper’s Hole, Tortola
Soper’s Hole is where ‘laid back’ is a jealously cultivated way of life. Visit the nearby ruins of 17th century Dutch Fort Recovery. There are also several favourite ‘watering holes’, beloved by crews of visiting yachts, where the local gossip flows as freely as the rum.

 

Day 5 – Jost Van Dyke, BVI
Once the hideaway for a Dutch pirate of the same name, Jost van Dyke welcomes visitors with first-rate hiking trails and the best beaches in the British Virgin Islands. Be sure to have a drink at the famous Foxy’s Tamarind Bar in Great harbour.

 

Day 6 – Basseterre & South Friar’s Beach, St Kitts
St. Kitts’ was the first successful colony in the British West Indies. Shop in colourful Basseterre, play golf and tour old plantation houses. For the adventuresome there’s a brisk hike through the rainforest.

Day 7 – Gustavia, St. Barts
In its elegant little capital of Gustavia, French joie de vivre is tempered by Swedish spic and span neatness. Diversions include duty-free shopping in exquisite boutiques, beautiful beaches, excellent dining and people-watching.

 

Day 8 – Philipsburg, St. Maarten
The smallest island in the world shared by two countries, St. Martin/St. Maarten is big on shopping. Whether you go Dutch in Philipsburg or prefer Marigot’s French touch, you’re always welcome.

Star Clipper Ship:
Star Clipper is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Clipper is 360 feet long and each carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort.

 

Sailing dates:
January 2014: 10 January 2014 / 11 January 2014 / 24 January 2014 / 25 January 2014;
February 2014: 08 February 2014 / 22 February 2014;
March 2014: 08 March 2014 / 22 March 2014;
November 2014: 29 November 2014;
December 2014: 13 December 2014 / 27 December 2014;
February 2015: 07 February 2015 / 21 February 2015;
March 2015: 07 March 2015 / 21 March 2015.