Suggested 1week itinerary
DAY 1 : Embark at Anse Marcel Marina, a full service marina on the northwest coast with a good choice of bars and restaurants.
DAY 2 : Sail to Anguilla (15nm) and clear into customs at Road Bay, a charming village set on a lovely beach. Pack your picnic for lunch at Prickly Bay Cays. The snorkeling here is some of the best in the Caribbean.
DAY 3 : The sail south is a fast tack and Tintamarre makes a good midday stop for a beach picnic. St Barts (32nm) is favoured by the rich and famous but visiting yachtsmen are welcome at Gustavia's bustling harbour front. Some say the cuisine here is the best in the Caribbean, and there's certainly plenty of choice of restaurants.
DAY 4 : Hire a mini-moke and explore the very pretty island of St Barts. Winding hillside roads afford spectacular views and lead you to excellent beaches.
DAY 5 : Philipsburg (15nm), the convivial port is the capital of St Maarten, the Dutch side of the island, is popular for its bars, restaurants and duty free shopping.
DAY 6 : Choose the beach as you sail round the island - you pass several at Simpson Bay and Marigot Bay but the best is Baie Grand Case (17nm), a long sweeping beach and the gastronomic centre of St. Martin.
DAY 7 : Leisurely sail back to Anse Marcel Marina (5nm)