CARIBBEAN CLAS­SIC

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Nowhere in the world em­bod­ies bare­foot chic quite like the Caribbean, a gem-spot­ted curve of more than 7000 is­lands, islets, reefs and cays. The Bri­tish Vir­gin Is­lands are an ideal first stop, with a shel­tered har­bour on the cap­i­tal is­land of Tor­tola and 40 pro­tected is­lands to ex­plore. Con­tinue on to the Lee­ward Is­lands, home to the 33 sand coves of An­guilla (and its bliss­ful outer is­lands). Find two Euro­pean cul­tures (French and Dutch) in one on shared St Martin, or sam­ple the French chic of St Barths. Sunken wrecks sur­round St Kitts & Ne­vis, while his­tor­i­cal An­tigua, once a strate­gic Caribbean base, of­fers yachts­men a beach for ev­ery day of the year. End your Caribbean so­journ in the Gre­nadines, a string of is­lands peb­bling the wa­ter be­tween St Vin­cent and Gre­nada. Among these is Mus­tique, the le­gendary pa­parazzi-free is­land favoured by roy­als since the 1960s where bare­foot lo­cals zip around on golf carts and the an­nual Blues Fes­ti­val brings mu­si­clovers flock­ing to its shores. For a coastal adventure that still has plenty of Caribbean flair, Costa Rica and Panama is ripe for a yachting hol­i­day. Monaco-based spe­cial­ist Y.CO has a dizzy­ing ar­ray of char­ter ves­sels, in­clud­ing Spirit pic­tured here. www.y.co

Y.CO’s Spirit off the coast of Panama and Costa Rica

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